This month the pattern I chose to crochet, just for fun, was Heather’s Shawl. This beautiful design was easy to crochet and it makes a great weekend project. Check out my finished project below and see the other fantastic patterns included in this issue of Crochet World. There are more than 22+ Crochet Patterns included. Enter my giveaway below for a chance to win your own copy of this issue!
Title: Crochet World August 2018
Pattern: Heather’s Shawl
Designer: Jamie Swiatek
Available at: Annie’s Craft Store
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Crochet World August 2018 – Pattern: Heather’s Shawl
I often forget how many great patterns you can receive in a single magazine issue! The August Issue of Crochet World includes more than 22 crochet patterns!
I love the variety of patterns included in this issue. The difficulty level varies from pattern to pattern, with projects included for Beginners all the way through to Intermediate Level Crocheters. Patterns have been included for garments, blankets, afghans, throws, coasters, table sets, items for the home, scarves and cowls.
The yarns used for the projects ranges from lace weight  to medium weight . I have included which weight yarn was used for each pattern below.
The patterns included are:
- Heather’s Shawl (intermediate), medium weight yarn 
- Painted Boxes Baby Blanket (beginner), light weight yarn 
- Summer Lace Bookmark (easy), lace weight yarn 
- Mandala Coasters (confident beginner), light weight yarn 
- Lacy Tee Top (intermediate), super fine yarn , sizes: small, medium, large, XL and 2XL
- Georgiana Scarf (intermediate), lace weight yarn 
- Brigid Capelet (intermediate), light weight yarn , sizes: small/medium, large/XL, 2XL/3XL
- Knotted Net Tote (easy), medium weight yarn 
- Flower Trellis Afghan (intermediate), medium weight yarn 
- Lacy Loop Cowl (intermediate), fine weight yarn 
- Gumdrop Table Set (intermediate), lace weight yarn 
- Gingham Place Mat & Coaster (easy), lace weight yarn 
- Retro Pot Holder Set (easy), medium weight yarn 
- Polka Dot Toaster Cover (easy), medium weight yarn 
- Cherries on the Top Valance (intermediate), lace weight yarn 
- Eat Your Veggies Towels (easy), medium weight yarn 
- Striped Overalls (intermediate), fine weight yarn , sizes: 6 months, 12 months and 24 months
- Breezy Blooms Throw (intermediate), medium weight yarn 
- On-Point Lace Throw (intermediate), medium weight yarn 
- Sunny Day Sunflowers (intermediate), lace weight yarn 
- Casual Blues Jacket (intermediate), light weight yarn , sizes: small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large
- V-Stitch Basket (confident beginner), medium weight yarn 
This issue includes more than 66 pages of patterns and crochet related information.
Each month I try to choose 1 pattern written by another Designer to crochet, just for fun! This month I picked Heather’s Shawl by Jamie Swiatek.
There were a few other designs I considered from the August Issue of Crochet World, including the Retro Pot Holder Set, Sunny Day Sunflowers and the Striped Overalls. Heather’s Shawl won out because I have always wanted to try making Love Knots but I have never made the time to do so. I always thought they would be complicated and require my extreme concentration to make sure the knot was the right height each time but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed learning and crocheting them! The rows with the Love Knots just flew by and the project progressed quickly because of them.
The pattern is extremely well written. I had no trouble following it and I found no errors. The most difficult part was matching my gauge to the Designer’s gauge. I ended up needing to use a 5 mm (H) hook instead of the hook size suggested. My finished shawl is 60 inches long by 19 inches wide. So my shawl is a little bit wider than the sample in the e-magazine and I think this difference is because of my love knot sections. I used 391 g (710 yards) of Red Heart Soft yarn, so just under 3 balls, in the color Dark Leaf (E728_9523). The shawl took me one weekend to crochet (while watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix – which for a supposedly scary show, made me cry more than it made me jump! It was a fantastic show – I definitely recommend it – just be sure to have some tissue nearby if you are a softie like me!).
You can see my shawl below:
I really love how this shawl turned out! The stitch pattern is beautiful and the love knots add a lovely lace element to the design.
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