Crochet The Mermaid Shawl
Hello everyone, and welcome to my new blog post on how to crochet The Mermaid Shawl.
This week I wanted to bring to you this crochet project I have been working on for quite a while. The creative and design process took some time as I had a really specific image in my head of exactly how my crochet Mermaid Shawl should look like. At last I finished it last week, and I filmed and edited the video tutorial this past week-end, you can find it linked just below.
The video tutorial can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymr1v1XSHBs&t=231s
Stylecraft Cabaret Yarn in shade Ocean
I love this project so much, I used three and a quarter skeins of Stylecraft Cabaret yarn in shade Ocean, which is such a divine and inspiring colour! I am a Pisces and am definitely attracted to all things and colours relative to the sea and ocean, so this was definitely a very special project for me. Also this yarn is very soft and snuggly, with a little sparkle that makes it really extra special.
A simple triangle granny pattern for the body of The Crochet Mermaid Shawl
The shawl is worked up in a very simple triangle half granny stitch, and the border is made with the Wave border, which is quite simple once you get the hang of it. It looks so lovely and fairy-tale like once worked up in Stylecraft Cabaret yarn.
This yarn is not only a beautiful and fascinating yarn to look at (dare I use the word dazzling?), but it is also a very subtle type of sparkle. Indeed, there is nothing in your face or over the top with Stylecraft Cabaret yarn. It is just simply a bit sparkly with a lot of different hues and tones which add so much to a crochet accessory such as a wrap or shawl. The texture of this wool is also very soft and pleasant, and it’s definitely a yarn I will be using again in the future.
If you are a beginner, please do not be afraid
If you are a beginner crocheter, please don’t be afraid as this is a great pattern to begin with, as it is very repetitive and soothing. If you need more help, you can always check out my Youtube video tutorial linked down below.
I love everything about this project, and I hope you do too, please do let me know in the comments what you think and until next time, I wish you a very lovely week!
The Pattern for The Crochet Mermaid Shawl
Gauge is not crucial for the completion of this project
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will need:
4 skeins of Stylecraft Cabaret in shade Ocean
5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Sl st : slip stitch
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)
Ch : chain
Begin pattern here:
To start, make a slip knot. Ch 4, sl st through 1st stitch to from a ring.
Complete rows as follows:
1: Ch 4 (DC + ch space), 3 DC in the circle, ch 2 ; 3 DC in the circle, ch 1, 1DC
2 : Turn your work and ch 4 (1 DC + ch space), in next chain space from previous row, place 3 DC. ch 1, in next space (which is also the center), 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 1, (in next ch space, 3 DC, ch 1, 1 DC).
3 : Turn your work, ch 4 (1 DC +ch space), 3 DC in chain space, ch 1. In next space, 3 DC, ch 1, for the next space (center) 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 1. In next ch space, 3 DC, ch 1. For the next chain space, 3 DC, ch 1, 1 DC.
4 to row 58 : repeat row 3, repeating the augmentations each time, until piece measures the size you are happy with.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends
Make the border on the V of the shawl
This border is made out of a multiple of 4
Ch 3 (=DC), place 3 DC on the edge of the shawl, placing them out equally (=4 DC). Then ch 4, turn your work, sl st into ch 3 from beginning, ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place 6 DC into that space (7 DC).
[Go into border again, place 4 DC into next space, spacing them out equally; ch 4, turn your work, pop hook through sp from previous cluster, pulling yarn through last DC from that cluster to create a twist, make a sl st, ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, and work onto top st, placing 6 DC onto it (=7 DC cluster)]
Repeat from [ to ] until end of V shape of shawl, fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.