Collaboration

OASIS SHAWLETTE

Hi beautiful people!

I have been busy working here and there with some crochet patterns. It has taken me quite a while to finish one project though. It’s hard this year because adulting and life happen! Some of my projects and commitments were postponed because I was not able to finish them on time! I am grateful though because my partners/collaborators are so kind and understanding of my situation.

For months, I have been working on and off on this shawl pattern that I am going to share and release today. This pattern is created in collaboration with Shobha of Serendipitous Wool who graciously provided the gorgeous yarn to make my sample. Visit their shop to see all their amazing yarn colorways. You can also check out their Instagram account here.

Shobha sent me the Poetic colorway in Vayu (fingering) base. I chose this yarn because it’s light blue! If you knew me, I love anything blue! I also love the different colors of speckles in it. If you looked closely, there are purple, yellow, orange, pink, blue, and pink speckles! It is just so pretty! This yarn is very soft to the touch too! I can’t stop squishing and smelling it! Who does that? Haha!

Okay! Let’s talk about the pattern! I named this shawl the Oasis Shawlette! Why oasis, you may ask? Well, although the literal meaning of oasis is “a fertile spot in the desert,” it can also be used to describe a peaceful area in our everyday lives. During the process of making this shawl, a lot of things happened! We had Covid and my projects are filling up! I had so much on my plate. But, in the midst of all of this chaos, I always find peace and solitude when I’m playing with yarn and hook! Slowly I was making progress with my projects and at the same time getting better each day! Crafting has always been my happy place and my self-care! So that’s how I got the name of this pattern!

The Oasis Shawlette pattern features a new stitch I learned from a book, The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary. I love the simplicity of this stitch and the knit look it creates! It is also reversible so either side looks fabulous!

This pattern is worked sideways which increases and decreases on one side to form a triangle. After creating the triangle, a ruffled edging pattern is added to give that nice-looking finishing touch! It may take a little longer to finish this shawl because of the yarn weight I chose to work on, but I tell you, it is worth the wait!

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OASIS SHAWLETTE PATTERN

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS

  • 3 Skeins of Serendipitous Wool in Vayu (Fingering) – Poetic (75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon, 4-Ply, 100g/420m/463y); I used approximately 1200 yards.
  • Crochet Hook Size 4 mm or size to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 24 sts x 18 rows = 4 x 4 inches (in pattern)

FINISHED MEASUREMENT: Approximately66 (width) x 25 (height) inches – Unblocked

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US Terminology

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • PM – Place Marker
  • R – Row/Round
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right Side
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Slst(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
  • Sp – Space
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • CL – Cluster – Double Crochet 3 Together in 1 st/ch-sp
  • P3 (5) – Picot with ch 3 or ch 5

SPECIAL STITCHES

Double Crochet with attached Single Crochet (DCwaSC) – work 1 Double Crochet, and then work 1 Single Crochet into the middle of the Double Crochet. To make the Single Crochet, insert the hook into the diagonal loop and the vertical strand of the stitch at the bottom left (or right for the lefties) of the Double Crochet, pull the working yarn through, and crochet the two loops on the hook off together.

Note: The abbreviation for this special stitch was created by me. If you happened to know the right abbreviation, please let me know so I can correct myself and this pattern.

NOTES

  1. Read the pattern carefully before starting.
  2. Gauge is not so much of an issue, but included as a guide, especially for the amount of yarn needed to complete this project.
  3. Stitch markers are optional but recommended. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the row and move as work progresses.
  4. Asterisks * * indicate pattern repeats. You need to repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat them at specified locations.
  5. Parentheses ( ) are used to work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed or work a group of stitches all in the same stitch or space.
  6. To avoid making mistakes and ripping off your work, always make sure that your DCwaSC stitches are aligned.
  7. Every other row increases/decreases by 2 stitches.

Now, let us see all the pretty versions of my amazing testers!

  1. Angela | @yarnandtattoos

2. Rhiannon | @theknottedhookgal

3. Sharmi | @sharmi.harsh

4. Seemantini | @cre8ive_diaries

5. Rebecca | @lpwritesandstuff

Thank you so very much for helping me test my pattern! I appreciate you all!

I would love to see your version of the OASIS SHAWLETTE. Please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, and #OasisShawlette to share so I could see and share it!

To download the PDF copy of the OASIS SHAWLETTE and my other patterns, please visit my Ravelry shop.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions regarding this pattern.

As always, stay safe and happy crocheting!

XOXO,

Elisa

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