To celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new Candy Swirl yarn cakes, from Stylecraft, I have designed this beautiful, cosy, shawl.
When the lovely folk at Stylecraft told me, they had a new yarn coming out, I, of course, got very excited. 😊
The name Candy Swirl, started “Allsorts” of ideas racing round in my head, I started to think of sweets from my childhood, what could I “Maltesers” you all with, that wouldn’t cost you a “Penny Chew”, there was a “Galaxy” of “bon-bons” to choose from…hehehe “snickers”. I knew I had to play it “smartie” to find the right stitches, so here is the “kinder surprise”.
Bubble-Gum-Shawl-French, with thanks to Daniéle Mabrouk ♥
Bubble-Gum-Shawl-Dutch, with thanks to Rita Van Someren ♥
♥ The Bubble-gum shawl is a very simple pattern repeat, using US terms Double-Crochet and Bobble stitches, and a fabulous bobble border, designed to be made with Stylecraft Candy Swirl double knit yarn, using a 4mm hook.
♥ You will need 3 Candy Swirl cakes in your chosen colourway.
Finished Size: approx. 64 inches x 36 inches/162cm x 92cm
Yarn Packs, available in My Deramores Shop.
The pack includes 3 cakes of your chosen colour way, there is a drop down box for you to choose.
But you can also use any yarn or colours you like.
Most of my testers used Stylecraft Special Double Knitting, with a 4mm hook.
Here are some examples.
Bertha made a smaller version for her 7 year old grandaughter, with only 8 repeats, but using worsted/Aran weight yarn and a 6.5mm hook.
Kathy made hers with Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn and a 5mm hook, 1508 meters/1649 yards.
Finished size: 76 inches across and 40 inches deep.
Have fun 🙂
Copyright: Helen Shrimpton, 2017. All rights reserved.
By: Helen at www.crystalsandcrochet.com
AbbreviationsHints: Are typed in italics and coloured purple, they are to help and guide you and hopefully make life a little easier.
() – Repeat instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified. This is a lower level repeat.
Bobble Stitch: make a dc5tog cluster. In indicated stitch, make 5 partial dc’s, yarn over and pull through all six loops on hook. The bobble is formed as you make the next stitch.
Beginning Bobble Stitch: In indicated stitch, ch 2 and make 4 partial dc’s, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook. The bobble is formed as you make the next stitch.
Starting with a magic ring, ch 3 [counts as dc], 6 dc in to ring.
Place stitch marker in 4th dc [point st].
[3 dc per side, plus point dc]
Hint: continue to move stitch marker to point st in each row.
WS. Ch 3, turn, dc in 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, 5 dc in point st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in top of ch-3.
[6 dc per side, plus point dc]
RS. Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in point st, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in top of ch-3.
[9 dc per side, plus point dc]
Repeat WS row.
[12 dc per side, plus point dc]
Hint: bobble rows are always worked on wrong side.
1. Ch 1, TURN, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, (bobble in next st, sc in next 5 sts) repeat to point st, in point st (2 sc, bobble st, 2 sc), (sc in next 5 sts, bobble in next st) repeat to last 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in top of ch-3.
Double Crochet Rows
2. Ch 3 [counts as dc], TURN, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 sts, (dc in next bobble st, dc in next 5 sts) repeat to 2 sts before point bobble, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in point bobble st, dc in next 7 sts, (dc in next bobble st, dc in next 5 sts) repeat to last bobble, dc in last bobble, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in last st.
3. Ch 3 [counts as dc], TURN, dc in 1st st, dc in each st to point, 5 dc in point st, dc in each st to st before last, 2 dc in top of ch-3.
4. Ch 3 [counts as dc], TURN, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in each st to point, 3 dc in point st, dc in each st to st before last, 3 dc in last st.
Continue with pattern repeat rows 1 to 4, 14 more times.
Hint: your bobbles will all line up as you increase, and each repeat increases by 2 bobbles per side.
Repeat row 1 Bobble row. stitch count: 198 sts per side.
Edging and Bobble border
Ch 1, TURN, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st to point, 3 sc in point bobble, sc in each st to end, 2 sc in last st.
Stitch count: 200 sc per side, plus point sc.
Hint: keep your sl-sts loose to stop your edge curling.
Ch 1, working along long edge, make 1 sl-st in each sc, and 2 sl-sts in each dc, sl-st in centre ring, and repeat to end, ch 1 and sl-st into top of sc.
Stitch count: 235 sl-st.
Ch 4, make a beginning bobble st in 4th ch, and make a 2nd beginning bobble sit on top of 1st, fold in half with right sides together, sl-st into 4th ch, sl-st into 1st ch of 1st beginning bobble st, ch 4, skip 5 sc, sl-st in next st, repeat around, making final sl-st in last st.
Hint: at point sl-st will be 3rd st before point st and 3rd st after, still skipping 5 sts.
Ch 1, and working into ch-1 before 1st sl-st, and each sl-st, sc to end.
Fasten off, and work away ends.
Thank you for choosing this pattern.
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