Bella Vita Shawl

Hi all, I have something new for you today. Or well, my mom actually! My mom made a shawl with one of my gradient ply yarn cakes and asked me to write down the pattern so others can make the shawl as well.

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Wilma Westenberg with Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern

So here it is, her first shawl pattern. She calls it the Bella Vita Shawl, which means good life in Italian. I love how the yarn does a ‘magic trick’ by automatically changing the colors so subtle!

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My mom’s current obsession is the puff stitch, which you can definitely see back in this design. She wanted to keep the design as simple as possible and therefor made a series of stitches that repeats itself throughout the pattern.

close up detail of bella vita shawl free crochet pattern

Below you can find the pattern, as well some extra information about the yarn in the materials section. Unfortunately the Etsy shop that sold the yarn has closed at the end of 2017. I’ve added a link to another Etsy store that sells similar yarn cakes to in the USA.

Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern

She made another shawl with the following colors (doesn’t it remind you of sunset colors!?)Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern

Bella Vita Shawl pattern

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Materials

– 1 yarn cake which is 3 ply and 1.000m (1.094 yards).
Alternative yarn cakes: Scheepjes Whirls.

> Read more about gradient yarn cakes

3.5 mm hook (US E/4 hook, UK 9)

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Finished size

Height: 75cm / 30” before blocking
Width: 175cm / 69” before blocking

Gauge

Gauge will vary depending on what yarn you use. With a 3ply cake:
20 double crochet and 12 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Abbreviations/stitches that are used (US terms)

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
puff: puff stitch
picot: ch 3, sc in first ch
**: repeat what’s between the **

Puff stitch

Below you can find a video showing you how to crochet the puff stitch.

Other notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Pattern is worked top-down

– We turn our work at the end of every row

– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 double crochet stitch

– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row

– Double crochet stitches above the chains are worked around the chains instead of inserting your hook through the loop

– The counting does not include the chain 2 in every corner

Pattern Bella Vita Shawl

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Bella vita shawl free crochet pattern patroon diagram
Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round (4)

Row 1:
ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 2, 4 dc in the ring (8)

Row 2:
ch 3, 2dc in the first stitch,
1 dc in every stitch till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
1 dc in every stitch till end,
3 dc in last stitch (14)

Row 3 and 4: repeat row 2 (20, 26)

Row 5:
ch 3, 1dc in the first stitch,
1 dc in every stitch till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in corner*,
1 dc in every stitch till end,
2 dc in last stitch (30)

Row 6 – 13 (8 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5 (36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70)

The ‘big gap’ rows

Row 14:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch, ch 2
*skip 2, 2 dc, ch 2* till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in the corner,
*ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till end,
ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc in last stitch (74)

Row 15:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the second stitch,
*2 dc around the chain bow, 2 dc* till corner,
1 dc in the next stitch, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
1 dc, *2 dc around the chain bow, 2dc* till end,
1 dc in the one but last stitch, 2 dc in the last stitch (78)

Row 16: repeat row 14 (82)
Row 17: repeat row 15 (86)

The puff stitch part

Row 18:
ch 2, 2 sc in first stitch,
*1 sc in each stitch* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*1 sc in each stitch* till end,
3 sc in last stitch (92)

Row 19:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till corner,
*1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff* in corner,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till end,
2 dc in last stitch (23 puffs and 2 dc on both sides)

Row 20: repeat row 19. Make the puff stitches between the puff stitches of the previous row (24 puffs and 2 dc on both sides)

Row 21:
ch 2, 1 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the second stitch,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner,
*1sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till end,
1 sc in the one but last stitch, 2 sc in the last stitch (104)

3 rows with smaller gaps

Row 22:
Ch 4, 1 dc in the first stitch,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till end,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (110)

Row 23:
Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till corner,
ch 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till end,
*1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (122)

Row 24: repeat row 22 (130)

Making puff stitches again

Row 25:
ch 2, 2 sc in the first stitch,
*2 sc around the chain bow, skip next dc* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*skip next dc, 2 sc around the chain bow* till end,
3 sc in last stitch (you should have 68 sc on both sides, 136 in total)

Row 26: repeat row 19 (34 puff stitches and 2 dc on both sides)
Row 27: repeat row 20 (35 puff stitches and 2 dc on both sides)

Row 28:
ch 2, 1 sc in the second stitch,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner,
*1sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till end,
1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in last stitch (146)

And the last ‘big gap’ rows!

Row 29: repeat row 5 (150)
Row 30: repeat row 14 (154)
Row 31: repeat row 15 (158)
Row 32: repeat row 14 (162)
Row 33: repeat row 15 (166)

Now it’s all repeat repeat repeat!

Row 34 – 44 (11 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2
Row 45 – 64 (20 rows): Repeat rows 14 – 33
Row 65 – 74 (10 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5
If you want to make your shawl longer, continue making the rows you just made.

To make it more clear and easier to track, I have created a table which summarizes row 34 till 72. The table below shows what row you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row.

Row Repeat row Amount of stitches
34 2 172
35 5 176
36 2 182
37 5 186
38 2 192
39 5 196
40 2 202
41 5 206
42 2 212
43 5 216
44 2 222
45 14 226
46 15 230
47 14 234
48 15 238
49 18 244
50 19 61 puff + 2 dc on both sides
51 20 62 puff + 2 dc on both sides
52 21 256
53 22 262
54 23 272
55 22 278
56 25 288
57 19 72 puff + 2 dc on both sides
58 20 73 puff + 2 dc on both sides
59 28 298
60 5 304
61 14 77 on both sides
62 15 310
63 14 79 on both sides
64 15 318
65 2 324
66 5 328
67 2 334
68 5 338
69 2 344
70 5 348
71 2 354
72 5 358
73 2 364
74 5 368

Border

Row 75: repeat row 14 (177 dc on both sides)

Row 76:
ch 2, 1 sc in the first stitch,
*1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc,1 picot on the dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, skip 1* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*skip 1, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 picot on the dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1sc* repeat till end,
2 sc in last stitch

(picot: ch 3, sc in first ch)

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192 Comments

  • Reply
    Aisha
    24 August 2018 at 5:45 am

    Hi Wilma,
    This is a beautiful pattern. However I am having difficulty with counting the stitches. On row 21 your stitch count is 104. I have repeated this row 4 times. Each time I get 100! And the previous row has the correct number of puff stitches. Am I supposed to include the chain-3 in the corner when counted the number of stitches for this row? Please help.
    Thanks,
    Aisha

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    Cheryl Hurst
    20 August 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful shawl pattern. Please, it would be so very helpful if there was a viedo to follow.
    Thank you,
    Cheryl

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    Pauline
    11 August 2018 at 2:57 am

    Hi Wilma

    I’m currently making de Bella vita shawl n wondering if it’s normal tat de top of de shawl is not straight…?? As mine is a lil curved…Wld appreciate yr advise Tk u

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 August 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Hi Pauline, if it turns out a bit wonky instead of straight, you can block it when it’s done. Blocking means you make it wet, pin it in the correct shape and let it dry. I have some more info here: https://wilmade.com/blocking/ 🙂 x

    • Reply
      Jennifer Carter
      15 August 2018 at 5:39 am

      Hi Wilma, thanks for sharing your Bella Vita pattern! I’m currently working on it right now however, I seem to be stuck on Row 60. I can’t seem to come up with 304. I keep getting 302 instead. My previous rows are correct! Any suggestions? thank you
      Jennifer

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    MJ Klenk
    7 July 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I can’t get my stitch count to be right on row 22. I have 106 instead of 110. My puff stitch row was is right.

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    Océane
    10 June 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Hello ! First of all, thank you for this wonderful shawl! But I am annoyed because in realizing it (I have done it twice!) The upper edge is never right … my mesh number is good, so I do not understand where my error comes from … could you help me ? Or do you know how to “hide” that? Thank you in advance !!

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    Ronni
    16 May 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I am loving the pattern! In fact, it’s my first shawl. However, I’m really stuck on rows 53-56. I managed to alter the pattern slightly to keep the same number of stitches as you by not doing 3 dc at the beginning and end of row 54. On row 55 I have 278 stitches. My big problem is that row 25 increases by 6 the first time you do it, but when you repeat it for row 56, it says it increases by 10 stitches. Suggestions?!?!

  • Reply
    Hira
    13 April 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Hello Wilma,

    I was wondering for Row 14 i was wondering why am i getting 76 stitches instead of 74, what could i be doing wrong?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 April 2018 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Hira, do you count the chain 2 in the corner? I don’t include chains in the corner in the counting, only the DC. Maybe that’s it. Did you have 70 in row 13?

      • Reply
        Gina
        20 August 2018 at 7:30 pm

        I am totally lost on row 14, I have 70 in 13 but can not figure the count out on 14. Without counting chains only counting DC I get 50

  • Reply
    Mellie
    13 April 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I love the shawl, but frankly it’s driving me crazy. I have ripped it out completely 4 times with 2 different yarns. No matter what I do when I get to the puff part it all goes wrong. I end up with 2 short stitches each row, even after double and triple checking the counts. I spend 75% of my time just ripping out rows over and over. I don’t know why it refuses to turn out right, but even with 25 years experience I CANNOT make the counts correct with these instructions.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 April 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Mellie, ripping crochet work is very frustrating, I feel you! I’m trying to think with you, could it be the last DC of a row (which are the 3 chains of the previous row?) – this one could easily be forgotten because it doesn’t look like an normal DC! You can also send me a picture via instagram DM if you like, maybe I can see something on the pic.

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    Kathleen Atkinson
    7 April 2018 at 7:35 am

    I’m looking the cake yarn in the 1000 M (1094 yards). Can you tell me where it was purchased at? Thank you,

    • Reply
      Wilma
      8 April 2018 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Kathleen, the shop that sold the yarn cake is still closed – they were supposed to open in January, I haven’t heard anything since then. 🙁 I added a link to another store that sells (almost the same) yarn cakes, maybe there you can find a nice color you like!

      • Reply
        Kathleen Atkinson
        9 April 2018 at 5:18 pm

        I can find cake yarns in Wichita, KS, USA but not the 1000+ yards. Ours are all 500+ yards.

        • Reply
          Wilma
          10 April 2018 at 3:04 pm

          I put the link to the shop that ships yarn cakes to the USA in the materials section!

    • Reply
      J
      7 June 2018 at 1:10 am

      Michaels carries an 1100 yd cake from Red Heart, called It’s a Wrap, that seems similar.
      http://www.michaels.com/red-heart-its-a-wrap-yarn/M10539071.html?dwvar_M10539071_size=7%20oz&dwvar_M10539071_color=Western#q=yarn+its+a+wrap&start=1

      • Reply
        Wilma
        13 June 2018 at 1:27 pm

        That yarn looks great too, hope I can try it one day when I’m in the States! <3

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    Shirley A Mossbrooks
    21 March 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Idk why, but I can’t get the first three rows done. You should do a video tutorial doing this!

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        Shirley A Mossbrooks
        25 March 2018 at 5:58 pm

        I’m so stuck!! It seems like my stitch count doesn’t add up to what you have. It looks good. I redid, I did right… But it doesn’t add up. Ugh

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          Mellie
          13 April 2018 at 10:54 pm

          Same here. After the puff the counts just don’t match.

          • Wilma
            13 April 2018 at 10:59 pm

            Hi Mellie, how many stitches do you have in those rows?

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      Lynn
      31 March 2018 at 1:55 pm

      I am having the same problem! Not an expert at reading and following patterns, but I will persrvere! Good luck to you

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    Aimee
    12 March 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for the pattern…very lovely! My finished version is published here… https://atime4allseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/bella-vita-shawl-by-wilmade.html

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      Wilma
      11 April 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing, I love your shawl! The colors you used are gorgeous!! Showing your blog post to my mom as well 😀

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    Cheline
    10 March 2018 at 5:37 pm

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    jane
    4 February 2018 at 3:33 pm

    i’m bad just read at the top of pattern your notes about the corner two chains are not counted so i’m good it comes out right if I don’t count them is this with every row I don’t count these two chains?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      4 February 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Ghehe no problem. Yes in every row I didn’t include the 2 corner chains.

  • Reply
    jane
    4 February 2018 at 3:25 pm

    sorry me again when you say chain three and than dc in first stich do you mean in the same stitch as the chain three at the beginning of the row.

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    jane
    4 February 2018 at 3:21 pm

    having trouble with row 14 keep coming up with 76 stiches instead of 74 is there a mistake in the pattern ?

  • Reply
    Stacey
    28 January 2018 at 2:04 am

    hello and thank you for sharing this beautiful shawl. And thank you for the diagram at the beginning it really helps to see where to put the stitches but the diagram. I don’t know if this has been mentioned before and I missed it in the comments but the written pattern and the diagram don’t match at Row 5. I followed the diagram all the way to row 13 since there is no difference between row 2 and 5 so now my stitch numbers are off. I’m now on row 15 but I can’t tell if I’m doing it right cause I can’t verify the stitch count but it looks right. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 April 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Stacey, so sorry for my late reply. I just scrolled through the comments and noticed I haven’t answered your question. There is a difference between row 2 and 5. Row 2 has 3dc in the first and last stitch, row 5 only has 2dc in the first and last stitch! So that’s probably the reason why your stitch counts was different. Let me know if I can help with anything else!

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    Devona Clark
    2 January 2018 at 4:59 am

    I know you have a measurement from top to bottom can you please give a measument along the top of the shawl. Thanks

  • Reply
    Melissa
    9 December 2017 at 7:52 pm

    It’s a beautiful shawl, but I got to row 21 and had to frog it to the start. I found the top of the shawl was just entirely too tight, and it wouldn’t lay flat. Now, I’m thinking that’s because my general crochet is a good snug stitch, so I thought I would share a piece of advice for others who stitch a bit tight. I added one stitch to the starting chain in each row, and one to the center of each row. Guess what? It lays flat now. Yay! Wonderful pattern though, I can’t wait to finish!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      10 December 2017 at 12:27 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support, Melissa! Really appreciate it. And thanks so much for sharing your advice on how you got the top more flat, hope this helps more people that crochet more tight! x

      • Reply
        Melissa
        10 December 2017 at 3:21 am

        I’m using Caron Cakes in Berries and Cream and Blueberry Cheesecake. If you’d like, I’ll send pictures along when I finish, just know I crochet slow lol.

  • Reply
    Fay
    15 November 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Hi
    My yarn arrived today and I love it so exited can’t wait to start the shawl thank you for lovely pattern

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    Fay
    15 November 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Hi
    My yarn arrived today and I love it so exited can’t wait to start the shawl..thank your

  • Reply
    Scott Vestal
    31 October 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you Wilma. I just found this pattern and after reading though all the replies etc..i saw where there were several typos or errors on the pattern. Cam you tell me or post a link to where the correct pattern is at. I know you don’t receive many replies from men..but as a child staying with my Grandma in the mountains if NC..she taught me how to crochet to keep me entertained. Now as I am older in not good health I have picked it back up…why?? Because there is 9nly so much TV..and reading one can do until they want to do something that has a purpose. I make lots of stuff to give away…to those In need.
    I also love to make these wraps for the elderly in retirement homes etc.
    .so thank you for your reply to come and for this terrific pattern!

  • Reply
    Bayona
    31 October 2017 at 6:49 pm

    i bought the yarn from etsy over more than one month but it didnt arrived and they refund my mony , so Is there any another yarn that can i use. Thanks.

  • Reply
    Margaret
    22 October 2017 at 3:40 am

    I’m having trouble with row 23, is it 120 stitches? Sure?

    • Reply
      Fay
      29 November 2017 at 8:36 pm

      hi ..I got 122 stitches on round 23….pattern says 120!how many design u get?

    • Reply
      Fay
      29 November 2017 at 8:38 pm

      sorry I mean how many did u get

      • Reply
        Wilma
        4 December 2017 at 12:23 am

        Hi, did you get the same amount of stitches in the next rows? Could be the case that you counted a bit different than me, it’s a bit confusing with all those chains! I got 120 by making exactly what I wrote at row 23:
        *Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in the first stitch, (4 increases)
        *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till corner,
        chain 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner, (2 increases)
        chain 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till end,
        *1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (4 increases)
        Making 10 increases in total = 120 stitches

        • Reply
          Fay
          4 December 2017 at 10:07 pm

          thank you so much all good now and will continue with the right amount of stitches

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    Kris
    17 October 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Hi, I’m having a problem with row 14. I ended up with 50 stitches instead of 74. I did the ch3 then 1 dc in first st and chained 2..
    Then skipped 2 and did 2 dc in next st, then chained 2. Then I reversed that: chained 2, 2 dc in next st, and chained 2 after the corner.

    What am I doing wrong?

    • Reply
      Jenny
      18 October 2017 at 2:11 am

      Row 14 is an issue for me too…Are you counting all the stitches? I really like this, but can’t seem to get it!

    • Reply
      Dena
      3 November 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I did it with chain 2, dc in the next 2 st chain 2 . When I read it the first time thought it was 2 dc in the next st also. My count came out correctly. If you look at her example that’s how she’s doing it.

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    Sierra
    16 October 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I am having issues with rows 22 – 24. I keep getting on more stitch on each half of the middle chain 2. Can you post pics of of the ends on arch side?

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    Dani
    9 October 2017 at 6:37 am

    Rows 21-23, how is there such a high stitch count? I don’t have even half that. Are we counting the chains in between the dcs?
    Also my shawl is beginning to look diamond shaped, is that correct?
    It’s a beautiful pattern and i love how it’s working up but I do have some confusion.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      10 October 2017 at 7:15 am

      Hi Dani, it’s Wilma’s mom here. Yes, we counting the chains between the dcs. The diamond shape will disappear at the end. Sorry you had to wait so long for my answer!

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    Jenny
    8 October 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hey Wilma! I love this shawl, but I have given up after row 13. I ended with 70 stitches as stated, but after I complete row 15 I can’t seem to get to 74 stitches. Can you give me insight to what I am doing wrong? Please talk me out of quitting. I am not a quitter, but after hours of messing with it, I am lost. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      8 October 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Sorry, after I complete row 14…

    • Reply
      Wilma
      10 October 2017 at 7:11 am

      Hi Jenny, it’s Wilma’s mom here, how many stitches do you count? Can you please send me a picture where I can look for you if I can see what is different?

      • Reply
        Jenny
        10 October 2017 at 12:08 pm

        I have ripped it out. I gave up. I might try again soon.

        Thank you!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      10 October 2017 at 7:12 am

      Sorry you had to wait so long!

      I tried to send you an email, but it’s bouncing back….

      • Reply
        Jenny
        10 October 2017 at 12:07 pm

        Thank you for trying!

  • Reply
    Rosallie
    8 October 2017 at 11:51 am

    The lady selling this yarn is no longer on Etsy. Can you tell me if you’ve ever used anything that compares to this so I can use that instead? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      8 October 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Hey hey, I contacted the seller and she told me the yarn will probably be back online tomorrow.

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        Rosallie
        9 October 2017 at 11:09 am

        TY!

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        Bayan
        11 October 2017 at 7:16 am

        i already bought the yarn from etsy and it is supposed to delivered on 5th Oct and now when i check the seller is no longer exist 🙁

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        Bayan
        11 October 2017 at 7:18 am

        i already bought the yarn from etsy and it is supposed to delivered on 5th Oct and now when i check the seller is no longer exist

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          Wilma
          16 October 2017 at 6:14 pm

          Hey hey, the shop is still offline but they will be back online asap, I just emailed her for an update!

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          Wilma
          16 October 2017 at 6:15 pm

          By the way, I think your yarn will still arrive (or already has arrived) because the shop is offline since last week so yours is already sent out before that date!

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      Karen Cutting
      16 October 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Yes she is, I just ordered some more.

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    Valerie
    5 October 2017 at 4:17 am

    I am sort of stuck on row 19/20. From reading comments, I’m confused if row 19 is supposed to be hdc or dc. My print reads as “row 19: ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till corner, *1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff* in corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till end, 2 dc in last stitch (96)”

    “Row 20: repeat row 19. Make the puff stitches between the puff stitches of the previous row (100)”

    Also, my stitch count is correct for row 19. I did row 20 and the edge curved way out. Does the first and last puff stitches go in between the dc and first/last puff stitch of previous row or do you skip the first gap? Please email me! I’m loving this and I’m using my very special yarn my husband got me for Christmas last year! I finally settled in this pattern.

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      Wilma
      10 October 2017 at 7:21 am

      Hi Valerie, Wilma’s mom here. Row 19 is dc. The edge curve is gonna be disappear after the next rows are done.
      Does the first and last puff stitches go in between the dc and first/last puff stitch of previous row ✔️ YES

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        Valerie A Jedlicka
        15 February 2018 at 5:39 am

        I am trying this again because I love this shawl, but stick again on the same row. I am going to keep going!

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    Grace
    1 October 2017 at 6:11 am

    To anyone else pulling their hair out like i did, stitch count on row 23 should be 122 and on row 24 should be 130. That’ll give you the 68 sc on row 25.

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      Grace
      1 October 2017 at 6:12 am

      68 sc on each side, that is.

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        Domanique
        17 February 2018 at 11:23 pm

        omg!!!! Thank you for this. I’ve been stuck on 22-24 for WEEKS!! Final decided to check the comments. I’m going to power through to row 25 and see if it’s the same. I get 122 in row 23. Thanks

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      Wilma
      2 October 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing Grace! I don’t have the shawl with me right now but will check when I’m home this weekend.

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    Bayan
    27 September 2017 at 11:20 am

    hi Wilma ,, if i want to make the shawl bigger from witch rows i will start to repeat

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      Wilma
      2 October 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Hi, sorry for my late response! If you want to repeat the whole ‘block’ with puff stitches etc you can repeat rows 14-33 and if you just want to add a few more rows, you can make a few more rows with DC which are rows 2, 5, 2, 5, etc

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    Amanda Bowen
    26 September 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Wilma, thank you for this lovely pattern. I am getting stuck though. On row 13 I have 70 stitches which includes the corner. On row 14 I have 74 stitches including corner and each chain 2 except the actual corner.
    On row 15 I get 102 when I should have only 78. Where did I go wrong? I can send you pics if you want.

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      Ann
      1 October 2017 at 2:19 am

      I am having the same issue. I’m coming out with more than what the pattern states for round 15.

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    Sara Goza
    24 September 2017 at 10:06 am

    This is a beautiful shawl. I am working on it right now. I do have a question though. When I am working on row 25-26 (2nd round of puff stitches) is it natural for the straight edge (the one that goes at the top) to curve? I am not sure if it is suppose to or not.

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    Michelle P,
    17 September 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Is it supposed to look like a cup for the first several rows? I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Thank you!

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      Wilma
      17 September 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Hey hey, no not really.. A little bit, but not extreme. I think it’s your tension, do you crochet very tight? Also, in the end you can block the shawl to make it more straight. I have another shawl with the same basis (first 15 rows are the same) which has a video, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIqE9O9muXs

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      Michelle P,
      17 September 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Nevermind, preggobrain attack didn’t allow me to put two and two together and figure out you turn at the end of the row without being told! I’m looking forward to finishing this beautiful pattern!

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        Wilma
        17 September 2017 at 9:58 pm

        Thank you for letting me know, I will add that we turn our work at the end of every row! 🙂

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    Lisa
    10 September 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Hello Wilma,
    I have been able to follow your “updated” pattern with little to no issues until I came to row 25. I have completed (and ripped out) this row a few times and cannot seem to make it match. I keep coming up with 66 sc on each side (132 sc total) The prior “stitches per row” are spot on. Any pointers?

    Thank you

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      Maggie
      11 September 2017 at 3:47 am

      I’m having the exact same issue! Please help

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      Elaine
      12 September 2017 at 2:58 am

      Hi, I had 68sc on each side. So maybe you would like to check your stitches again?

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        Lisa
        12 September 2017 at 3:22 pm

        Thank you Elaine. I will re-check once again. Perhaps I am mis-reading something!

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      Roisin
      12 September 2017 at 7:10 pm

      I got to 68 on each side IF I included the corner stitches, but thats the only way 🙁 I think this is why my count for row 26 is missing a puff stitch on each side.

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      Traci
      13 September 2017 at 1:54 am

      I’m having the same problem when row 25 repeats (Row 56). I’ve worked it and torn it out several times but cannot get 288 stitches.

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        Roisin
        13 September 2017 at 5:53 pm

        For a sanity check- are we to include all chains as a stitch? Ie for the dc, ch, dc- thats 2 stitches?
        And if its only the corner chains we don’t include, I read that as meaning the stitches in the corner counted to the whole row count.

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          Lisa
          14 September 2017 at 1:38 am

          I never could get the “68 stitches” so I just added a SC in the 2 DC coming into/going out of, the corner. That made the count correct, which in turn made the number of PUFF STITCHES correct. Not sure if that will help anyone, but it is how I was able to move forward.

          I am using bulkier yarn, and you can’t really notice the change.

          Hope this helps…..

          • Roisin
            15 September 2017 at 2:01 pm

            I’ll try this! Thanks so much, was driving me insane

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    Mamie Schroeder
    10 September 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Wilma I would love to try this pattern but what size is this pattern for I have read pattern but did I miss something? Thank you

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    Tamson Bryony Kirk
    9 September 2017 at 12:13 am

    OMG i was struggling with the original pattern I’m dyslexic, and this was the first shawl pattern i have tried . 🙁
    I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU, for listening to other crafters using your pattern and take the time to improve it so we can all enjoy what is a beautiful shawl, it takes a huge amount of effort and courage to do what you did, thank you again it was really worth it and I am glad to say I am flying through and really enjoying making it. Many many thanks.

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      Wilma
      12 September 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment! Really appreciate it! <3

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    AbracaDebra
    5 September 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Love this shawl but everything I crochet is a circle so I play with sharp sticks. Have any of your followers converted this beautiful pattern for knitters? If so would love to share!

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    Jean Williams
    4 September 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Hi the shawl is lovely. Can you tell e what size it is in length and with? I would like to make it

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      Wilma
      12 September 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Hey hey, I will ask mom to measure the shawl and add it to the pattern – and will leave a comment here so you’ll get a notification! 😉

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    Natalie Gross
    28 August 2017 at 12:32 am

    Hello! Love the shawl!
    I’m stuck on the beginning of Row 23. “*Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in the first stitch”. All of that in the first stitch is making the edge of the garment uneven. The stitch count in Row 23 is 10 stitches greater than the previous row. It’s making things a bit wonky. Help!

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    donna jackson
    25 August 2017 at 11:41 pm

    The link for the yarn website says its 3 skeins for the price. How many did it take for this?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 August 2017 at 8:58 am

      Hey hey Donna, you’ll need 1 cake which is 1000m and 3ply. If you click on the link, it will direct you to the exact same cake as we used. In this case 3 skeins means it’s 3ply (3 strands).

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        Donna Jackson
        27 August 2017 at 1:17 am

        Thank you, I was trying to figure it out. Love the gray and light pink. This is so pretty. Thanks and congrats to your mom for sharing such a beautiful shaw!

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    donna jackson
    25 August 2017 at 11:39 pm

    The link for the website says it’s 3 skeins, how many did it take for this?

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    Billie
    22 August 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Wilma! OOPS! just found the file button! Billie.

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      Wilma
      25 August 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Glad you found it! 🙂 x

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    Billie
    22 August 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hello Wilma, Lovin’ your family pattern! Looking for a way to save this as a file on my computer. Do You know how? Thanks, Billie

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    Rebekkah Stewart
    20 August 2017 at 11:33 pm

    What is the stitch count for row 25? It’s the single crochet row…thanks!

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      Wilma
      21 August 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Hey hey, I wrote puff where it should be sc! 68 sc on one side, so 136 in total 🙂

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    Tania
    20 August 2017 at 12:59 am

    Thank you so much for the updated pattern notes!! I have been struggling a little, have only made it to row 16 so far but hopefully the simplifications should get it going a little more quickly now. Kind regards Tania (Brisbane Australia)

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      Wilma
      21 August 2017 at 5:49 pm

      So sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your kind reply! If you need any help, please ask! x

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        Tania
        24 August 2017 at 1:15 am

        Oh, please don’t apologise!!

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    Gretchen Pfeffer
    10 August 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Have a couple of questions about row 32. 1. What is the stitch count? 2. Is there any modifications from row 30?

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      Sandra
      10 August 2017 at 8:00 am

      Thank you so so much for this lovely pattern! I fell In love when I saw it and got the cake already from Etsy. I am a beginner in crocheting and I am very excited about trying this! I started already slow and steady but I am a bit confused and I think I have to start all over again which I don’t mind 🙂 my question to you, as I see the pattern it looks the first stitches can either be started by 4 chain OR 1dc +1 turn ch???
      Thanks so much again to you Mom for sharing this gorgeous shawl!

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    Skye
    9 August 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi
    I also have a count of 135 for row 25. Can you please tell me if the 131 is the correct count?
    Thanks

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    Reyna
    9 August 2017 at 3:11 am

    I’m slightly confused by rows 19 and 20. You start with 2 hdc but end the row with 2dc and a hdc; and say to crochet in the DC of the previous row. The previous row is all sc.
    “Row 19: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row”
    “End: 2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

    Row 20 says to put a puff stich between the puff stitches of the previous row but when starting the row there is no puff stitch to put the first one between.
    “Row 20: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 1, 1 puff stitch (between the puff stitches of the previous row)”

    Please help, the pattern is so beautiful so far.

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      Wilma
      9 August 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Reyna, thanks for letting me know! I’ve changed row 19, it should be hdc.

      About row 20: normally you would make a puff stitch in the stitch of the previous row. So the first stitch is like a normal puff stitch. But as we will make puff stitches between the puff stitch gaps of row 19, I’ve added extra info stating ‘between the puff stitches of the previous rows’. As the first stitches are hdc and not puff stitches, these will be normal puffs in the stitch and not between them.

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    Gretchen Pfeffer
    9 August 2017 at 2:36 am

    Hi Wilma, can you help me out with row 24. I am coming up with 135 stitches for this row. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong. TIA

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      Gretchen Pfeffer
      9 August 2017 at 2:40 am

      I meant row 25.

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    Jennifer L Murray
    1 August 2017 at 2:40 am

    Hi! I’m in the process of making this beautiful shawl but I’m stuck on row 19 from the beginning to the end. Exactly which stitch do I put the first 2 hdc in? You say in between the first and second but there’s no in between. Also at the end you say to put the last stitches in the DC of the previous row but the previous row was single crochet all the way across. Please reply soon as I’m on a roll and hate to stop. I’m using lion brand mandala yarn to make this.

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    Christina Dunlap
    31 July 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Wilma! Thank you so much for sharing your mom’s pattern with us and thank you to your mom for writing it! I am currently on row 24 and needing some clarification. At the beginning of the row you say “ch3, 2hdc between 1st and 2nd stitch of previous row, 3hdc, sk1, ch1 sk1, hdc in next.” Is there an extra skip1 in there or am I really suppose to skip2? Also what is the stitch count at the end of row 24? I have 70, is that correct? I ask because I was up to row 27 but it was starting to look wonky. Thanks again so much!

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    Keith Moss
    28 July 2017 at 12:27 am

    Hi. I’m getting stuck on row 19. As soon as I chain 3 the work begins to bubble. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong now

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      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi Keith, I don’t really understand what’s happening when you chain 3. Can you maybe send me a picture so I can take a look? You can email me or send me a pic via Instagram or Facebook

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    Karen
    27 July 2017 at 2:12 am

    Roughly how big will this fit? Just trying to figure out sizing.

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      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:23 am

      From top to bottom it’s 95 cm (almost 1 meter), not that big! If you want a bigger shawl, you can add extra rows.

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    Annie
    25 July 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Hello Wilma. Thankyou and your mum for this pattern. It is just what I need to take with me next week when I fly to USA for holiday. No idle hands during the flight for me. Thanks again. Xx

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      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:24 am

      Hi Annie, thanks so much for your kind reply. How exciting, wishing you a great flight and an amazing time in the US! Don’t forget to check out the big craft stores (Michael’s, Jo-anns, Hobby Lobby). The yarn departments are amazing! x

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    Sandy Hammond
    22 July 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Wilma, I love the pattern for this shawl, and I am crocheting this pattern. I ran into trouble on Row 14. Row 13 counted 72 stitches. When I finish Row 14, I only come up with 40 stitches, (off count by 4). I have torn it apart many times, reread the pattern multiple times and I can’t see where I am wrong. What am I missing? I include the dc, ch2, dc in the corner as part of my count. I also count in the dc between each row at beg and end. I am baffled. Can you please help me? Please tell your mother she does beautiful handwork. I could learn a lot form her. Thank you.

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      Wilma
      22 July 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Sandy, that is correct! My bad, I put the wrong number at the end of row 14. We just counted and end up with the same amount as you. 38 dc & 38 chains (40 with corner as you described). Will change it when I” home, thanks for letting me know! If you have any other questions, please let me know! X

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    Michelle Cronmiller
    21 July 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful shawl thank you so much! You and your mother are so kind and talented.You must have gotten your love of crochet your Mom . Blessings to you both!!!

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    kagurasohma
    20 July 2017 at 10:04 am

    Hello,
    I really like the shawl I’m trying to make it but I’m stuck at row 5

    “2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row,”

    I don’t see where I have to do the dc.

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:15 am

      Hey hey, this means you should make 2 DC between the last 2 stitches. But the very last stitch is actually 3 chains (3 chains = first DC of previous row). So ‘2 DC (an increase) between the last DC and 3 starting chains. Hope this helps! Otherwise I can draw it for you 🙂 x

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        kagurasohma
        20 July 2017 at 11:30 am

        yeah would really appreciate a drawing. I can’t see where to insert the hook

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    Peg
    18 July 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you for such a beautiful design please thank your Mother too, I love these colours together and will be buying from the recommended Etsy shop. I may have to ask my friend to help me a little, I’m not always confident with crochet patterns and sometimes need visual help to get me over a stumbling block (in my brain

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Peg! If you need any help, feel free to ask! x

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      kagurasohma
      20 July 2017 at 11:12 am

      yeah I had understood that but I don’t see where I have to insert my hook don’t see where is the between the 2 stitches ^^`

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    Heather Watts
    18 July 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Wilma, give your Mum a big hug for allowing you to share this shawl pattern with us, it is really beautiful.
    I am awaiting the yarn to arrive which I ordered through Etsy, can’t wait to get started!
    Heather

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thanks so much for your kind reply Heather! Will show her your comment.

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    Christy
    17 July 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Hi there! I wanted to tell you how beautiful your shawl is. Also, I am looking for clarification on the yarn. You state that you used only one cake but I can not find any that are the size you stated. Please clarify if you do actually need more than one cake. Thank-you.

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      Kerry
      18 July 2017 at 2:46 pm

      1 Cottonfloweryarns cake, 3ply and 1000m. If you check out the lady’s etsy, the 1000m is the first on the drop down list of sizes.

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hi! Yes, one cake is used for the shawl. I put the link, name, info, etc at the materials section. You can click on that link and see all details – or contact the seller if you need some more info x

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        Sandra Morris
        24 July 2017 at 5:11 pm

        Beautiful piece! I am confused as to the amount of yarn. Is it only one 1000m cake? Or one cake 3 ply and 1000m? What is the total meters used as i would like to purchase the correct amount. Thank you.

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          Wilma
          24 July 2017 at 5:12 pm

          Thank you! Yes, we used one 3ply / 1000m cake. If you click on the link, you will be redirected to the exact same yarn cake. x

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    matkailijakirppu
    16 July 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Lovely! 🙂

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thank you! 😀

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    Ginny
    15 July 2017 at 3:59 pm

    What color is shown…..thank you

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      jo.
      16 July 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you very much for the shawl pattern of your mother’s…it is lovely and I sure appreciate her for sharing .

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        Wilma
        20 July 2017 at 10:20 am

        Thanks for your kind words Jo! x

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:21 am

      Hi Ginny, I put the link to the exact same color combination at the materials section! x

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    Valda B
    14 July 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Again, thank you for posting this. I have few friends that I would love to make this as gifts for them.

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      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:19 am

      TY for your kind reply! 🙂

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    Lisa Spears
    13 July 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Is the Dc around the same thing as a front post DC?

    Thanks

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      Wilma
      13 July 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hey hey! DC around is just normal DC, but made around the chains of the previous row. So normally you make a DC in another stitch, but to make sure you make the DC around the chains, we named it ‘DC around’. Let me know if you have any more questions! x

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        Lisa Spears
        13 July 2017 at 5:23 pm

        Thanks! So dc in the chain space.

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          Valda B
          14 July 2017 at 8:12 pm

          Hi. I just looked this up on Youtube and found a nice video from Garnstudio, and it looks like for us Americans, “DC around” means DC into the big empty space (hole) made in the previous round. I just wanted to be sure, because when written out, it seems like FPDC to me too. I feel confident now! LOL

          • Wilma
            15 July 2017 at 2:27 pm

            Hi Valda, in the patterns I use abbreviations. Otherwise the text will be way too long. In the abbreviation section on top of the page you can find the meaning of this! If you need to make a front post double crochet, I would have used FPDC 🙂 x

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    Charlotte Lind
    11 July 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Thanksgiving you to you and mom for sharing.

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      Wilma
      11 July 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks for your kind reply Charlotte! 🙂

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    Astrid
    10 July 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Is er een Nederlandse versie van dit patroon?

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      Wilma
      11 July 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hoi hoi, ja, ik zet ‘m vanavond online! Had er gisteren helaas geen tijd meer voor 🙂 x

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        Elly van Drunen
        15 July 2017 at 10:48 am

        Hoi, is dit al on line en waar kan ik me er dan op abboneren?? Groet Elly

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          Wilma
          15 July 2017 at 10:50 am

          Hoi, ja het staat al online. Klik op de Nederlandse vlag, dan kom je bij de Nederlandse versie van mijn site. wilmade.com/bella-vita-omslagdoek

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    Pat
    10 July 2017 at 5:56 pm

    This shawl is beautiful! What is the size of it? I’m a pretty big girl an need a pretty big shawl.

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much! I used the smallest yarn cake, you can get the same colors / yarn cake with more length and make more rows to make a larger shawl! 🙂 x

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    Kate
    10 July 2017 at 11:06 am

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Kate! <3

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    Kim
    10 July 2017 at 7:52 am

    Will there be a video tutorial for this shawl?

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:43 pm

      It takes long to make & record & edit, next time I will try to find a way to make a video, but for this one I do not think I can make a video anytime soon. Maybe later when I have a bit more time! 🙂 x

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    Mary Ann
    10 July 2017 at 5:28 am

    Look at the chart. It means three loops plus one turning loop which equals four chain stitches. It is a chain four, but NOT dbl crochet, just chain four, then three double crochet, etc. Charts are read from right to left.

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    Linda
    10 July 2017 at 2:50 am

    Thank you for posting and thank your Mom for her thoughtfulness.

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      Wilma
      10 July 2017 at 8:12 am

      Thank you for your kind message! I will show her your comment x

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    Rhonda Tenderholt
    9 July 2017 at 11:49 pm

    This is a beautiful shawl. I haven’t started yet, reading over the pattern to make sure I understand.

    Row 1: ch 4 (3l + 1 turning ch) – what does (3l) mean?

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      Karen Del Gatto
      10 July 2017 at 1:26 am

      Means you have a total of 31 chains + 1 turning ch

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      Laurie Steed
      10 July 2017 at 2:10 am

      Thanks for asking this question as I was wondering the same thing. I think the directions may have a typo. It looks like the letter ‘l’ instead of the number ‘1’. Just enough of a difference to look a little different!

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      Sherry
      10 July 2017 at 2:56 am

      It can’t be 31 chains, your working in the circle you made in the prv step. I think its supposed to be ch 4 which would be a dbl crochet with a ch 1… 🙂

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      Misty
      10 July 2017 at 7:13 am

      I interpret it as 3 loops + 1 chain. Maybe?

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      Wilma
      10 July 2017 at 8:11 am

      TY, it indeed was a typo. I edited it now. The first 4 chains mean it’s a double crochet (=3 chains) + 1 chain. 🙂

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