Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls book review
Today it is my pleasure to review a crochet shawl pattern book for you! This is a book of crochet shawls that have been previously published in Interweave Crochet. I am very excited to have a pattern in this book! While I’ve been in magazines many times, this is my first time to be included in a book!
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Table of Contents
This crochet pattern book features patterns
First up in this crochet shawl pattern book you’ll find a table of contents, lots of beautiful photos, and an introduction from the editorial staff that curated the crochet shawl patterns in the book. The patterns were taken from shawl designs previously found in the pages of Interweave Crochet magazine.
After that brief starter material, it jumps right into crochet shawl patterns, 20 of them. Many of these use classic shapes and techniques.
You’ll find filet crochet, a little Irish lace, spider lace. fan stitches, shell stitches, ripple stitch, hexagonal motifs, broomstick lace, Solomon’s knot, beaded edgings, and more.
After the crochet shawl patterns you’ll find a list of abbreviations and their meanings, a glossary with line drawings and written instructions of the stitches used, a list of the designers and a short bio for each, a list of resources for the yarns used, and a small metric conversion table.
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A few favorite shawl crochet patterns from the book
First, my very own Shifting Shawl. It was a thrill to have one of my own crochet patterns included in this book. I’ve had many patterns in magazines, but inclusion in a book was a first. Shifting Shawl is an asymmetric shawl with a filet panel above the center point. The stair step edging is created as a part of the increases and decreases that shape the shawl. This pattern originally appeared in Interweave Crochet fall 2015.
Another favorite pattern from this crochet shawl pattern book is Emergence Shawl by Kathryn White. This beautiful shawl uses a pretty spider lace stitch and has a macrame style beaded edging. This design comes from Interweave Crochet fall 2013.
Dover by Sara Kay Hartmann is a variation of filet lace that makes a stunning geometric design! It’s worked in a semi-solid color yarn with slight color variations that really shine here. I determined to make this one for myself! This design first appeared in another book from Interweave called Poetic Crochet.
Eolande from Kathryn White is another stunner. This filet crochet masterpiece would be a beautiful wedding shawl. It also incorporates a bit of Irish crochet in the edging and front closure and beading on the edges as well. This first appeared in Interweave Crochet summer 2014.
And one more crochet shawl that I can’t resist sharing, Flying Broomstick Lace Shawl from Brenda K.B. Andersen. This broomstick lace shawl in emerald green is just so pretty. It would also be perfect for a special occasion. My picture of a picture here doesn’t do it justice. This pattern first appeared in another book from Interweave: Crochet Ever After, which includes patterns inspired by fairytales.
There are more of course, but I’ll save the rest for your to discover on your own. If you love crocheting shawls, scarves, and wraps, this crochet shawl pattern book is for you. You’ll love it!
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