As part of my “I Made This” – YouTube Crochet Tutorial Review project the Flower of Life Chain Shawl will be spotlighted today.
I chose this project to make for my daughter Aimee’s wedding. I wanted to make something special for her. Although I have been crocheting for most of my life, I had only made afghans, scarves, and hats up to this point. This was my first time making a shawl. And believe it or not, it was my first time working with a super fine weight yarn. I was very pleased with how it turned out and I ended up making the same shawl for her maid of honor and bridesmaids too.
I made this about a year and a half ago. The wedding was absolutely beautiful. I love my son-in-law Nate, he’s a fantastic guy and a perfect match for my vivacious, strong willed, and amazing daughter. Her wedding colors were Navy Blue and Gold. Aimee’s shawl is in Navy Blue, her maid of honor (my extra daughter Amy) was in White, and the darling band of bridesmaids (my bonus daughters) were made in a Gold color.
Crochet Project Notes – Flower of Life Chain Shawl
- Yarn Used – Loops & Threads Woolike in Navy for Bride’s Shawl, Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Maize for Bridesmaid Shawls
- Amount of Yarn Used – I can’t remember how much of the Woolike yarn I used for Aimee’s shawl – I believe it was a little less than 3 skeins including the fringe. The Simply Soft shawls were 2 skeins each.
- Hook Used – F/5 3.75mm for Woolike and H/8 5.00mm for the Simply Soft
YouTube Crochet Tutorial Links & Info
- Posted by – Naztazia
- Video Link – Learn How to Crochet Flower of Life Chain Shawl – Star Stitch
- Written Pattern Instructions – Crochet Flower of Life Star Chain Shawl
Stitches/Techniques You Need to be Familiar With
- Chain Stitch
- Slip Stitch
Crochet Skill Level – I am going to say this is an Easy project, the stitches are basic chains. You just need to pay attention to where the increase stitches go – stitch markers are very helpful for this pattern. A determined beginner could make this shawl very easily.
My Thoughts on This Video Crochet Tutorial
As a first time shawl maker I was a little nervous, but I didn’t need to be. She is an excellent teacher. She did a very good job explaining the mechanics involved with making a triangle shaped shawl. Having that understanding of where/how the increase works I am now able to make shawls & ponchos. It gave me the confidence to explore more than just blanket, hat, and scarf patterns.
There is a lot of counting for this pattern. After a while, and because I had made so many of these – 7 total for the wedding – I was able to keep count and watch some television or have conversations while I was crocheting.
Thanks for reading!
~Tami – Tanglewood Knots