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I Made A Kracken Shawl

June 5, 2018

Just a quick post/review on a pattern that I bought recently called the Kracken Shawl.

I started following Two Hearts Crochet a while back when a crochet friend of mine started making the c2c princess squares.

When I first saw the Kracken Shawl I was instantly inspired to make one because cephalopods are amazing, clever wee beasties. Also it reminded me of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror which was a big bonus. So I purchased the pattern in April. Two weeks later, it was completed!

The instructions and graph were easy to follow. It shouldn’t have taken me two weeks, but unfortunately I had to rip out my stitches enough times to literally make a whole other shawl! (my own fault) If even one stitch is missed it throws everything off, so wanting to make it perfect, I did a lot of pulling back my work. The pattern was also a really good introduction to this sort of crochet technique using boxes to create a picture and it’s absolutely simple enough for a beginner to complete, so not intimidating at all.

I am looking forward to eventually applying the same techniques to a design of my own creation someday.

 

I printed out the graph and crossed out the lines as I did them with a highlighter as there was no other way of counting rows that my eyeballs would have coped with.

The yarn I used was all I had in my yarn box all the same color. It’s not the ideal yarn to make the finished project look lacy and light, but I am happy with the finished weight of it for me personally. (Patons Smoothie DK – Slate)

As a finishing touch, I completed the shawl with an octopus brooch I picked up on Aliexpress. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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