Beat the winter blues while stretching your crochet skills with the new Ada Shawl Tunisian crochet pattern.
Style meets minimalism in the design of the Ada Shawl. Simple Tunisian crochet stitching and colorwork are elevated by surprisingly easy shaping techniques. From start to finish, Ada is equal parts engaging, addicting, and meditative.
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When the real chill of winter hits (I’m talking low teens and single digits!), it’s finally time for crocheters to layer up all of the scarves we finished in the fall. Ohio is due for a tough winter so I knew I needed a no-nonsense super warm scarf, but I didn’t want to sacrifice style to get it. That’s what lead me to design the Ada Shawl.
I’ve been designing crochet patterns for just about 4 years, but it wasn’t until I made my first triangle scarf that I really started to appreciate the freedom and opportunity of making my own accessories. The construction and style can be as simple or complex as I want and I found that I craved that creative freedom. Presently, my library of patterns has plenty of shawls, but the Ada Shawl is my first designed with Tunisian crochet.
There’s no boutique yarn company that embodies chic style quite like We Are Knitters. Their European-inspired version of minimalism speaks directly to my
Since coming across Tunisian crochet on YouTube a couple years ago, I’ve become totally obsessed with it. Much like how I feel about knitting, Tunisian crochet is just so fascinating to me. You can create so many different textures and fabrics that you can’t achieve with traditional crochet. And you can further expand your skill set by practicing some new techniques that are much easier to do than they look. If you have Tunisian crochet on your to-do list, give it a try today with my easy-to-follow series of helpful video tutorials.
The Ada Shawl is an asymmetrical triangle scarf that incorporates colorwork, basic stitches, and minimal shaping. The shawl starts with just 5 stitches at the very start. Stitches are added on each row to allow the shawl to grow. Just when you think you’re zooming along, I introduce a section of gradual color changes. This section uses two different techniques to achieve this visually interesting transition. After the color changes, you’ll enter a sea of meditative Tunisian simple stitches until the final row and bind off.
The Ada Shawl was designed to be a canvas for artistic expression. As makers get more comfortable with Tunisian crochet techniques, I hope to see Ada Shawls made with ombre cakes, more and varying color changes, or even shawl
My first Ada is done but I’ve already ordered 10 more balls of The Petite Wool to make two more as gifts. I can’t wait for my yarn to arrive. I hope you’ll join me in making your own Ada Shawl as well!