The Desert Sunset Shawl Crochet A Long
Guess what! I had so much fun in our last two crochet a longs that I decided to host another. This time will we be making one of the existing patterns on the blog, the Desert Sunset Shawl. This is a beautiful mixed stitch shawl that only uses one cake of Lion Brands Mandala yarn.
Below you will find all the dates and materials needed for this Crochet A Long. I have also included a variety of alternative yarn options for this shawl.
For this Crochet A Long I will be using Lion brand’s Cupcake in the color way Street Lights. You can find the Desert Sunset Shawl Pattern on the blog, but to make this intermediate pattern a little more beginner friendly I will be adding video tutorials provide a better visual aid.
Let’s have a Giveaway
To make this Crochet A Long even more fun, I wanted to try a giveaway each week. Come back and visit this page each week and enter the giveaways. I recommend signing up for my newsletter to get a link in your inbox directly to this page.
The third week, I am doing a ‘Win my Stash’ style giveaway and the winner will receive a box of yarn that has been nicely wound into cakes and labeled, but that is from my personal yarn stash. A photo of the prize is below.
The last giveaway will only be open to US residents due to shipping costs.
Get Prepared for the Crochet A Long
If you want to participate in the Crochet A Long, go out and get your materials and work up a gauge swatch so you are already to get started. I will provide the gauge below.
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In order to give you as much color choices as possible for this shawl, I thought I would list some alternative yarn cakes that would work for this pattern. Yarns that can be used for this pattern include Lion Brand Mandala, Lion Brand Mandala Baby, Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle, Lion Brand Cupcake , or Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes.
Materials for the Desert Sunset Shawl Crochet A Long
570 yards of size 3 yarn or Lion Brand Mandala
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Cluster -Double Crochet Cluster (See Special Stitch)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sk St – Skip stitch
Sk2st- Skip two stitches
This shaw measures 52 inches in width and 29.5 inches from the center top to the center point.
7 Dc = 2 inches
4 Dc rows = 2 inches
Before the Crochet A Long Starts
Before the first part of the Crochet A Long is released, I recommend getting your materials together and checking your gauge. Then you will be already to start crocheting when the first video is released.
You may also consider joining theOur Crochet Journey Facebook Group to share you progress with the Winding Road Crochet Community.
Desert Sunset Shawl Crochet A Long Schedule
May 8th – Week 2: Rows 22-33 Part 3
Left Handed: Part 3
May 15th – Week 3: Rows 33- 43 Part 4
Left Handed: Part 4
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