Scarf ? Wrap? Blanket Shawl?

Winter-wide-scarf-crochet-pattern

Is it a scarf, is it a winter wrap, is it a blanket shawl ?
Well, yes, yes and yes, it's is all of the above.

Textured in layers of floral crochet stitch patterns, this is a beautiful addition to any winter wardrobe, and can so easily be made in all your favourite colours, using  all your indulgent yarn. 


I always believe that a beautiful crochet piece deserves the yarn you love. I have fallen in love with crochet over and over during my lifetime, it has endless possibilities , and perhaps sometimes I can't crochet quick enough to get all the pattern ideas out of my head. 

Crochet Shael pattern

 

This winter wrap is extremely close to my heart, at the age of only 38 I had to undergo a hysterectomy after having some health issues , and like so many of you already know , it is not always the most comfortable procedure to undertake. 


It all came on so quickly from ending up in hospital to being scheduled for surgery, one sort of have some form of fear that settle in your heart, and I have found that the only way for me to calmly deal with stresses and obstacles in my life is to be creative, I have forever found my outlet in the arts, but non so vivid as the fibre arts especially when it came to crochet.

Well this pattern idea came to me with the stresses and panic I was quirky experiencing in my own life, sometimes the will and vision for a project is so strong that it is forever sitting on your mind, reminding you that the time for creating is now, and so this pattern came together is my week in hospital, that time lockdown was still in full force and we, inside the hospital was not allowed any visitors, not even on the day you are wheeled in for surgery, so as my parents use to teach me in times of crises ,become a solution, and this project became my solution to my dealing with my solitude.

Floral Crochet lace patterns

One thing that I truly enjoy about crochet is the absolutely endless variety of stitch patterns. I am in love with how the different patterns form and create different textures in the finished fabric. This winter  shawl ,has become my go to gift crochet pattern I make for so many others , and every time  I brush my hands over the textures and see the beauty and joy if what crochet is, I can only be happy and grateful for the beautiful life we live, and to be thankful for  the wonderful life we have been given, 

Lacy and floral crochet designs take a lot of switching stitch patterns  and can be tricky as there are so many different types of patterns that you should always ensure your stitch count works out with your pattern design, and sometimes in the process of designing , there is frogging … a lot of frogging.

Textured Crochet Shawl Pattern

But with designing comes frogging and reworking and rewriting and in the end of the day it's all a labour of love to be able to share this pattern with many others in the hope that it also brings joy, hope and comfort for those in time of challenges and crisis.

I hope this pattern gives you joy and happyness.