How to make an intermediate oversized Triangle Shawl – Chantelle
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Looking for an oversized triangle shawl crochet pattern? Chantelle is an elegant triangle shawl pattern that increases slowly and creates a stylish wardrobe addition. Read on to find out more about Chantelle, and how you can get your copy below.
Chantelle – oversized triangle shawl inspiration
Chantelle is carrying on my theme this year of naming designs after female members of my family. It is also a variation of Denise & Deborah, an oversized lacy shawl pattern. Denise, Deborah and Chantelle are sisters and immediately that I started the earlier design, I wanted to rework it to include Chantelle in the series. This oversized triangle shawl pattern, has a similar lacy stitch pattern and includes puff stitches at regular intervals.
Chantelle yarn and materials
The yarn I used to design this oversized triangle shawl crochet pattern is a 4ply gradient yarn cake called Zing from Flo’s Yarn Basket. 1250m/1400 yds of 60% Cotton/40% Acrylic blend yarn this colourway was a collaboration with Flo and I love it. ]I’m a sucker for a gradient yarn cake, but what I like most about the cakes I get from Flo is that they are largely custom colourways or new ideas and the flow of colours is generally better than I expect. This cake was inspired by a pin I spotted on pinterest. I think it was a winter colour scheme or maybe a winter sunset landscape and I shot across a message asking what we could make to recreate the colours.
For alternative, off the shelf yarns, there are a few things that I would choose, Scheepjes Whirl and co-ordinating Whirlette, Twister and Twister Solid from Hobbii. Both have similar yardage, drape and final fabric characteristics as the original yarn.
Oversized triangle shawl pattern info & tips
Chantelle is an advanced beginner / intermediate crochet pattern. I try to make all my patterns beginner friendly and accessible, however, the construction of this shawl may be better suited to more confident or experienced crocheters. Although an oversized triangle shawl, this is made with a long chain and then increasing to create the point and triangular shape.
Use of stitch markers is a must with this pattern. To ensure that you increase in the right place, use of them at least in the centre stitches is a must. I would also suggest using them to mark the start and end of the row as the repeat is fairly similar, BUT, can mean if you leave your work to come back later you may restart in the wrong place and not recognise that until too late.
Tip – I used an unplyed yarn cake which can sometimes be an issue. As the strands are loose they do sometimes move around and separate. To avoid this you can thread a bead around your strands before you start to work to help keep them travelling together. Keep your yarn lower than you as you work your oversized triangle shawl as this helps with keeping this type of yarn from tangling on itself. Finally, try not to handle the cake or move it around too much, this is definitely the primary reason I end up with yarn barf in the centre of this type of cake.
Love triangle shawls? Check out Lena and the Stella Shawl
Terms: written in US crochet terms
Yarn: 1250m/1400 yds of any 4ply/fingering weight yarn, 1 x Twister & 1 x Twister Solid
Hook: 4mm or whatever is most comfortable with your chosen yarn. I used my 4mm Spectraply hook from Bowltech Crochet Hooks
Skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate
- Single Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Puff Stitch
Chantelle – Tester Thanks
The test for Chantelle was a little different to my usual tests and was run as a mini mal in my facebook group. Many thanks to everyone who took part – your feedback was much appreciated. Below is a sample of some of the test shawls – aren’t they gorgeous?
Get the Chantelle oversized triangle shawl pattern
It’s week 10 of the 12 weeks of Christmas and this oversized triangle shawl is just snazzy enough to have made it out into the wild with me for a friends wedding recently. A great stylish and special gift make for a shawl lover ready for the Christmas and celebration season. Featured in the 12 weeks of Christmas event and available at 30% off till midnight Sunday 5th December GMT.
To grab your copy, head over to the main even post to get your discount code,
Then check out on Ravelry or Esty before Midnight 5th December GMT
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Chantelle’s!
Pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what colour you plan to make your wrap in and share your progress.
Bye for now,