One of the most fun parts of doing the videos for Red Heart is being able to look at their MANY FREE PATTERNS and choosing which ones I like and think you would like to know how to make. The hard part is only choosing a few instead of the whole library 🙂 But hey, that’s job security, right?
The Sidewalk Shawl by Kimberley McAlindin is one of those pieces that will stop you in your tracks and make you say , “WHOA! I gotta make that!” It’s no wonder that it is one of the top patterns at RedHeart.com. Because of that, I figured I would show all of you how to begin this pattern which is made up of increasing pineapple stitches.
The pineapple stitch is a quintessential crochet stitch, just as the granny square is. But, the pineapple shawl can look a little intimidating if you have never done it before. Not to worry, in this video I show you exactly how to get started with this pattern all the way through row 10. I tell you how to use stitch markers to your advantage to know where the last stitch of your row is, and I tell you what stitches you are using and why you are using them to better help you understand the overall construction of the piece.
Better yet, I’ve had a chart made for this pattern that I am offering to you for FREE. Simply click here to download the chart. If you are not sure how to read a chart but it is something that interest you be sure to check back here as I do a video for reading this particular chart and it will be published VERY soon!
Okay, here is a heads up, this video is one of the longest videos I’ve done but I felt it was worth the time to walk you through step-by-step how to do this fantastic pattern. You do not have to watch the whole thing now. I’ve broken the video up into sections so you can certainly work on each section as you have time or you can grab your yarn and hook, download the free pattern here and get started now!
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This triangle shaped shawl is a stunning addition to your wardrobe of crocheted accessories. The soft yarn will feel delightful against your body and keep you warm in the winter or in the summer when the air conditioning is on full bl (without you having to do a thing).
Here is the link for the FREE SIDEWALK SHAWL
RED HEART® Soft®: 6 balls 9440 Lt Grey Heather
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8],
YouTube Video Notes:
Use markers to make the edges perfect.
If using a chart is easier, I’ve had a stitch chart made up for the first several rows of this pattern to make it easier for you. Click Here to get the chart.
Looking for more? I love making quick projects and even wrote a leaflet with Leisure Arts on how to do some fun things! If you too are looking for fun and quick projects go and check out the One Skein or Less book by Marly Bird.