The Waiting Shawl is beautiful, but incredibly easy to make. It is the perfect project for beginners looking to try out their newly acquired stitches. It is also an excellent companion for a Netflix box set and for any waiting rooms or other places you find yourself hanging around and just waiting. The pattern is a simple two row repeat, easy to remember, and can be put down at any point without completing a row or even a stitch. It is completely reversible and is asymmetrical. The yarn used for the sample shawl is Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK/8 ply in Mid Blue (3 balls), but it can be made in any yarn with the appropriate hook size. I recommend using a hook one size larger than usual for the yarn. The shawl is worked from side to side and the sample was made by continuing until all the yarn was used up. For a smaller or larger shawl, simply use less or more yarn.
Written crochet pattern Includes both UK and US terminology Suitable for beginners up
Materials you need at home:
- 3 balls Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK
- Crochet hook 4.5mm
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Vera and Bess
Indie crochet designer, mum to 3 amazing children, yarn addict, drinker of tea.