Hi, amazing friend!
How are you all doing?
It’s been a long month since I shared something with you here. Well, I’ve been quite busy designing and creating some awesome patterns. I have also collaborated with amazing makers to bring you some gorgeous patterns that are great to use all year round.
Today’s post is about my collaboration with Teresa from Fuzzy What Knots. This is my second time working with her. Like the first collaboration, she graciously provided the yarns I use to make the sample for the pattern I am about to share with you! Our first collaboration was last year with the WAVES TO THE POINT SHAWL.
Let us welcome the FLOWERS OF THE VALLEY SHAWL! This shawl features the beautiful 100% Pima Cotton Sock Yarn that Teresa hand-dyed herself! I chose to work with Sky Blue, New Leaf, and Blush colors. I used about 4 skeins of yarn. Each skein has 437 yards/100g.
When I started sketching and designing this pattern, Spring was just around the corner. It is my favorite season of the year. I just love the flowers blossoming and the trees coming to life again. I love all the beautiful colors around me. That inspired me to design this unique shawl.
I really love to incorporate flowers in this project, but choosing the right color combinations is never easy. With the help of my collaboration partner, I was able to come up with the perfect colors that work great together. The Spring colors that Teresa used to dye her yarns are just so pretty. These colors just work together perfectly so whatever color combinations you choose from her colors will surely come out gorgeous. You can check my tester’s versions down below.
The Flower in the Valley Shawl pattern features basic to intricate crochet stitches, from a simple chain to the 3D Flower Stitch. The pattern may look complicated and takes a long time to work up because you have to use a fingering weight yarn, but I tell you once you memorize the repeat row patterns, you’ll definitely enjoy crocheting it! You’ll be surprised at your own pace and how easily this shawl works up.
FLOWERS OF THE VALLEY SHAWL
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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
- Fingering Weight (#1) Yarn [Fuzzy What Knots 100% Pima Cotton in Sky Blue – MC (870 yards), New Leaf – C1 (300 yards), and Blush – C2 (430 yards)]
- Crochet Hook Size E – 3.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 20 DC sts x 12 rows = 4 x 4 inches (Unblocked)
FINISHED MEASUREMENT: Approximately 70” Width x 18” Height (Unblocked)
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US Terminology
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Ch(s) – Chain(s)
- DC – Double Crochet
- FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
- FLO – Front Loop Only
- Prev – Previous
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right Side
- SC – Single Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
- Sp – Space
- TR – Treble Crochet
- WS – Wrong Side
3D–Fl-st – 3D Flower Stitch: work 2 DC in the same st, *(ch 2, 2 DC, ch 2, sl st)* into the post of the last dc just made, rep from * to * 1 more times into the same dc post. *(ch 2, 2 DC, ch 2, sl st)* into the post of the previous dc, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 1. Your first 3D-Fl-st is complete. Note: (ch 2, 2 DC, ch 2, sl st) is one petal.
SC-Pop-st – Single Crochet Popcorn Stitch: work 5 SC into the same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from the back to front under two top loops of the first single crochet group, grab dropped loop, and pull it through the stitch.
P – Picot: Picot is worked on top of a single crochet. Ch 5 and slip stitch into the front and vertical loops of the single crochet.
- Read the pattern carefully before starting.
- Turning ch 1 does not count as a st, but ch 3 counts as 1 DC.
- Asterisks * * indicate pattern repeats. You will need to repeat all the instructions between the asterisks.
- The main pattern is a multiple of 8 + 1 and the mesh edging is a multiple of 6 + 1. You can customize the pattern by adding or subtracting the number of the foundation chain. When modifying the size of your shawl, make sure you consider the multiples given to achieve the correct number of stitches. Also, remember that customizing the size of your shawl will change the yardage required.
Teresa has created kits for these shawl pattern. You can find these kits on her website Fuzzy What Knots. You can choose your own color variations. Remember, you’ll need 2 skeins of the MC and 1 skein for each C1 and C2.
Go hurry and order your kits now!
Here are my testers who used Fuzzy What Knots Cozy Cotton Sock Yarns
- Christina @citybrightknits
2. Sunaina @stationowl
3. Karen @bastedeaux_designs
Here are my testers who used other yarn brands.
- Raji @yarnnme
2. Kumi @krocheted_by_kumi
3. Rebecca @sa.shay.in
4. Sallyanne @sallys_desert_crochet
Please visit my Ravelry shop to download the PDF of FLOWERS IN THE VALLEY SHAWL and my other patterns.
I would love to see your Flowers in the Valley Shawl. Please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #flowersinthevalleyshawl to share so I can see and share it!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions regarding this pattern.
As always, stay safe and happy crocheting!
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