29 June 2022

Zea Mays Shawl: Versatility and Popcorns Galore

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room

Are you looking for a relaxing summer crochet make that you can wear when the sun goes down? Then my latest shawl design might appeal to you :) 
It's a symmetrical triangle worked bottom up and I've named it the Zea Mays Shawl as it has popcorns galore. I love a little bit of texture so each pattern repeat has a popcorn in the centre as you can see in the photo below.
As I mentioned in my previous post, it's a simple yet interesting repeat that works up quickly in the Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarns I used. At the bottom of this post you can read all about these beautiful yarns. But first have a look at the many ways you can wear it and read all about when to expect the FREE pattern.

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room

I not only love a bit of texture, but also versatility. It's great when you can wear a shawl in different ways I think and a triangle shawl is just perfect for that. You can wear it the more 'traditional' way so that you can clearly see the triangle shape, but there are more options. The lovely drape of this shawl makes it very easy to play around with. Have a look at the photos below.

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Triangle shape wear that shows off the depth of point
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Triangle shape wear a little tighter around the neck
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Wrap around the shoulders wear
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Cardigan wear
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Cardigan wear that shows the entire shawl in its full glory

I'm working on the pattern for you right now and will have it ready sometime next week. As with all my shawl designs, I'll publish the pattern here on my blog for free but will also make a beautifully laid out PDF pattern with extras like a chart and close-up photos that you can then purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
See you next week!


My Other Shawl Designs: Available on Ravelry and Etsy


Shawl wrap scarf crochet pattern the curio crafts room ravelry etsy Verdancy Shawl
Verdancy Shawl: Rectangular Shawl in Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry 
Etsy

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Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Our Tribe
Ravelry 
Etsy


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Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Whirl-Fine Art
and Merino Soft
Ravelry 
Etsy

Moonwish Wrap Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Moonwish Wrap: Circular shawl in 
Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Lunation Shawl Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Lunation Shawl: Asymmetrical triangle shawl in
 Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Whirl and Whirlette yarn

Both yarns are a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, which makes for lightweight and breathable shawls, or any wearables really. Whirl is a gradient yarn with a very generous twist so that it works up really quickly and it helps prevent splitting. Each colour change (and there are many, which I love because it makes the gradient so subtle) is carefully tied to ensure the knot can be discretely hidden within your stitches. So don’t worry if you come across quite a few ”knots”, or rather “fluffy bits”, because that means one colour thread is replaced by another colour thread that needs to be worked into the yarn. The Whirlette yarn comes in single colours, matching the Whirl shades. Below you can see all yarns available.
 
The shade cards shows all the 54 Whirl yarn cakes and 44 Whirlettes available.
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free crochet shawl pattern the curio craftsroom scheepjes whirl whirlette yarn

Where to shop for Scheepjes Whirl, Whirlette and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse (international) and Caro’s Atelier (The Netherlands). If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.


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