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Beginner Purple Shawl

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This shawl is the perfect crochet pattern for those who are just learning to crochet. Bulky weight yarn is used to complete this free crochet shawl pattern, making it a quick and easy pattern to work up. Fringe adds a nice decorative finishing touch, which is optional for this particular crochet design. Lavender colored yarn makes this a nice clothing choice for chilly summer nights. Shawls are one of the most versatile articles of clothing ever, so this stylish shawl is a must-do item for women.

Beginner Purple Shawl
Beginner Purple Shawl
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Beginner

Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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Feb 24, 2013

I would be more helpful if you could give total amount of yards for yarn needed as they vary so very much esp. for this pattern since the rec'd yarn is no longer available. Thank you.

 

Feb 4, 2013

Looks like Caron Cozi yarn is discontinued. Will any 5 wt yarn work?

 

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May 25, 2011

As you continue to crochet, or knit for that matter, you will get a good feel for whether the recommended gauge is crucial to a project -- or the final measurements of the pieces that make up a garment or an overall project. Gauge is also a good way to find comparable yarns if you wish to use a yarn different from the one called for in a pattern, for reasons of cost, availability of that yarn, the desire to use a yarn you have, etc. I do make square samples for checking gauge when I choose to check gauge and keep them for coasters or to assemble into table mats, or even afghans.

 

Apr 4, 2011

Gauge is a way to make sure your project comes out like the pattern. You use the yarn and chrochet about 15-20 chains then make several rows. If the gauge is not correct then you use a different hook to get the right gauge.

 

Apr 3, 2011

Hi, Since I haven't crocheted in probably 30 something years I decided to try and do this beginner throw for my grand daughters for Christmas 2011 and was wondering why the pattern doesn't say turn at the end of each row. Is this supposed to be taken for granted or am I missing something? I want you to know that I love getting your email. Fran Galvin

 

Mar 25, 2011

can you explain how to read the gauge and how to use the gauge I have never made a gauge and I don't know how to read it

 

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