Sydney Shawl Crochet Along

Have you thought of learning Tunisian crochet but wasn’t sure where to start? Does the terminology seem too confusing? How about selecting the correct hook for your yarn? If any or all of these run through your mind and put you off this amazing technique, then hold on and don’t through the towel in just yet! Come on a six-week journey with me, where we explore Tunisian crochet together by making the Sydney Shawl.

During the CAL, we will learn basic techniques used in Tunisian crochet, basic and more advanced stitches including the popular Honeycomb Stitch, lace, cables, simple and stranded colourwork, how to increase and decrease, and various ways to bind-off your work. We top it up with tips on weaving in ends and blocking your project.

A BONUS to mastering a new technique and having this beautiful shawl (perhaps a hand-made gift for someone special in time for the upcoming holiday season?) at the end of the CAL is the opportunity to win $40 gift card from We Crochet for two lucky crocheters that sign up for the CAL here!

Once you sign up for the CAL, you will be automatically notified as the new sections come out and your pattern will be updated, so you won’t miss a stitch!

The CAL will officially start on Monday 03/10/2022 and will run as follows:

Week 1 (beginning 03/10/2022): The Honeycomb section

Week 2 (beginning 10/10/2022): Colourwork between the Honeycomb and Lace sections

Week 3 (beginning 17/10/2022): The Lace section and colourwork between the Lace and the Cable sections

Week 4 (beginning 24/10/2022): The Cable section and colourwork between the Cable and Honeycomb sections

Week 5 (31/10/2022): The Honeycomb section and colourwork between the Honeycomb and Lace sections

Week 6 (07/11/2022): The Lace section, bind off and blocking.

The CAL prize winners will be selected at random from participating makers at the end of week 6. 

Participating crocheters will not only benefit from detailed written instructions and video lessons for each week but will also get access to private Facebook CAL group where they can share their progress with fellow makers!

So, what do you need and where do you sign up for the CAL?

You will need 3 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn, size 7 (4.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook with at least 24 in (60 cm) long cable or size to obtain the gauge, cable needle, tapestry needle and scissors.

For my sample, I used We Crochet Stroll (75% fine superwash wool, 25% nylon | Fingering | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 423 m (462 yds)) in Poppy Field (A) 1 skein, Guppy Tonal (B) 1 skein, and Blue Yonder Tonal (C) 1 skein. You can buy your yarn in a handy kit here.

You can sign up for the CAL with a few clicks here and I can’t wait to start exploring Tunisian crochet with you!

See you in October!

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