Today, I am excited to welcome Christine, my very good friend to the blog. We’ve come a long way. Got to know Christine some years back and she has tested so many of my patterns with so much attention to details, little wonder she is now a very good tech editor and pattern designer. Her design, wrapped in hope Tunisian crochet shawl is one that is unique in many ways – It teaches the basic skills of Tunisian crochet and also in honor of her friend Kristen. If you feel like supporting this mission, kindly visit her store to purchase the ad-free copy of this pattern.
Wrapped in hope shawl pattern inspiration
It is not often that you stay connected with the people you grow up with. That is not the case for Christine and Jean, they have been friends since grade school. When a friend, Kristen, lost her battle to cancer Jean found a cause she wanted to support in her honor. Of course, Christine was on board. This cause is near and dear to their hearts as women, mothers, sisters, and friends.
Jeanie Patten-Coble, a breast cancer survivor, started Little Pink Houses of Hope in 2009 right after her own diagnosis. It was important for her to support not only the individual going through diagnosis and treatment but also their loved ones involved in the process. With 10 states hosting retreats and 20 retreat locations Little Pink Houses of Hope is hosting retreats from April to November. However, you can always check out virtual retreats all year long.
More details about the wrapped in hope crochet shawl pattern
Wrapped in Hope Shawl uses a variety of Tunisian crochet stitches to create a beautiful piece to wrap yourself in love and hope. The yarn Christine used is WeCrochet Daydream in the colors Tulle and Tulip. You will need two of each color to make this project. You will also need an L Tunisian hook with a cable. Christine chose this particular yarn because it is pink in color just like breast cancer awareness. Talk about being wrapped in love in comfort, this yarn is fluffy and the design of this shawl is wide enough for you to feel wrapped in a hug.
Materials for the wrapped in hope shawl pattern
WeCrochet Daydream DK weight #3 yarn, (69%
Superfine Alpaca, 24% Nylon, 7% Merino Wool;
142 yds/50 g skein)
• 3 skeins Tulle (A)
• 2 skeins Tulip (B)
WeCrochet Wonderfluff, bulky weight #5 yarn,
(70% Baby Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Merino Wool;
• 1 skein Bare (C)
HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS
• US Size L/11 (8.0mm) Tunisian crochet hook with
• US Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle
One size approx. 15” x 65”
Gauge is not critical for this project.
1. Similar #3 weight yarns may be substituted. #3 yarn without a halo is NOT recommended; use a heavier weight yarn if yarn choice has no halo.
TTS (Tunisian Treble Stitch) = yo 2 times, insert hook between from and back vertical bars of indicated, yo, pull up loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times
ES (End Stitch) = insert hook under both loops of last st, work indicated st
RetP (Return Pass) = yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook. Note for Rows with TTS – be careful NOT to miss the yo during Return Pass. BO (Bind Off) = *insert hook in under next vertical bar, yo, pull up loop, pull through 1 loop on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains
Since you love this project, check out another Tunisian design here on my blog
yo – yarn over
sp – space
ch – chain
bo – bind off
Row 1: With A (or color of choice), ch 42, pull up loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, RetP—42 TSS.
Row 2: Ch 2, TDC in each across, ES, RetP—42 TDC.
Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2.
*Note for Row 7: pattern is not meant to be symmetrical- there will be 2 TDC at start of row and
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3 TDC at end of row including loop on hook and ES.
Row 7: With B, ch 2, TDC in next, TBS in next, *TDC in next, TBS in next; repeat from * across to last 2, TDC in next, work ES as TDC, RetP—22 TDC, 20 TBS.
Row 8: With A, ch 2, TDC in each across, ES, RetP—42 TDC.
Row 9: With B, ch 1, TSS in each across, ES, RetP—42 TSS.
Row 10: With A, ch 3 (counts as TTS), yo, skip 1, TTS in next, * TTS in next, yo, skip 1, TTS in next; repeat from * across ending repeat as ES, RetP— 28 TTS, 14 yo ch sps.
Row 11: Ch 3, TTS in each across, placing 1 TTS in each yo sp, work TTS in ES, RetP—42 TTS. Row 12: Repeat Row 10.
***Note – Change colors as skeins run out or continue with one color as desired.
Rows 13 – 20: Ch 3, yo, skip yo sp, TTS in next, *TTS in next, yo, skip yo sp, TTS in next; repeat from * across ending repeat as ES, RetP—28 TTS, 14 yo ch sp.
If desired change colors here.
Rows 21-40: With B, repeat Row 10.
Rows 41-49: With A, repeat Row 10.
Row 50: Ch 3, TTS in each across, placing 1 TTS in each yo sp, work TTS in ES, RetP—42 TTS. Row 51: Ch 3 (counts as TTS), yo, skip 1, TTS in next, * TTS in next, yo, skip 1, TTS in next; repeat from * across ending repeat as ES, RetP—28 TTS, 14 yo ch sps.
Row 52: With B, ch 1, TSS in each across, placing 1 TSS in each yo sp, ES, RetP—42 TSS. Row 53: With A, ch 2, TDC in each across, ES, RetP—42 TDC.
Row 54: With B, ch 2, TDC in next, TBS in next, * TDC in next, TBS in next; repeat from * across to last 2, TDC in next, work ES as TDC, RetP—22 TDC, 20 TBS.
Row 55: With A, ch 2, TDC in each across, ES, RetP—42 TDC.
Rows 56-60: Ch 2, TDC in each across, ES, RetP—42 TDC.
Row 61(or BO Row): Work TSS bind off in each across. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Join C in 1st st made, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same, sc in each across starting ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, rotate to work across row ends, sc evenly across, placing 3-4 sc in each row end, (sc, ch 2,
sc ) in next corner, rotate to work across Row 61, sc in each across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner, rotate to work across row ends, sc evenly across row ends, placing 3-4 sc in each row end, join. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Meet the Designer – Christine is the talented designer and editor behind rows.of.crochet, she has committed to making 12 shawls for Little Pink Houses of Hope. While Christine herself is not attending a retreat this Fall her friend Jean is and will be taking with her the shawls to give to cancer patients attending the retreat. Being the creative and caring person that Christine is, she has designed and made a crochet shawl pattern in honor of Kristen. Christine is an awesome crochet designer and maker and enjoys helping out others whenever she is able. The Wrapped in Hope Shawl crochet pattern will be available in Christine’s Etsy shop and Ravelry Store. Not only is Christine a caring lady who helps others, but she is also a generous giver by donating the money from the Wrapped in Hope Shawl pattern to Little Pink Houses of Hope.
If you too would like to make and donate a shawl to Little Pink Houses of Hope please reach out to Christine Botelho. You can send her a direct message on her Instagram page or email her at [email protected].
I hope you’ve had fun making your own version of the wrapped in hope crochet shawl? When you do make one or more from this pattern, do tag me with your progressed and finished photos.