Hello and welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to crochet the beautiful Rivers Shawl, a crochet shawl made with Mandala Tweed yarn by Lion Brand.
Not too long ago I was approached by YarnCanada.ca to know if I would be interested in reviewing a new product on their shelves. How could I pass up the opportunity to play with new yarn??
Lion Brand Mandala Tweed:
They were generous to send me a couple cakes of the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn in the colour of my choice to test.
The yarn is beautiful! YarnCanada has three colours to choose from: Dice, Seven and Lucky Penny. I instantly connected with the Lucky Penny!
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My first impression of the yarn, (after enjoying the colours!) was that it felt very light weight and almost reminded me of a cotton. It’s very soft! The cake features gradual colour changes and caries a couple of colours along side each other all the way through.
Yarn info and Specs:
The cakes are a generous 568 yards which makes it a great choice for those larger projects like shawls and blankets. Although when working with it I found that the yarn did split easily, it was easy to unravel or frog if I needed too!
It is a medium/worsted weight (#4) yarn, 100% acrylic.
If you’d like to learn more about the yarn and check out the selection at Lion Brand.com, you can do so here: Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes
Over all, I really like the yarn and, yes, I would definitely use it again. I think it would be gorgeous in a blanket although I have had a poncho pattern swimming around in my head that I think it will work well for too! So who knows! If you have a preference, blanket or poncho, let me know in the comments. I can’t decide!
The Rivers Shawl:
Onto the Rivers Shawl crochet pattern!
This pattern requires two cakes although you will not use all of the second cake. It does give you the option of making your shawl one to two inches wider if you desire. The pattern is comprised of a variety of basic stitches including single, half double, double and triple crochet stitches. It works up moderately quickly.
The shawl is a rectangle, and the simple shell edging is worked only on the two shorter ends.
I hope you like it! As always, I will include a video tutorial at the end of the written crochet pattern. If you would like to share photos, or show me other projects you’ve made with the Mandala Tweed yarn, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and/or Facebook. On Facebook you can also join the Rich Textures Crochet community group!
I love working with cake yarns! Check out this Around the Bend Throw – Free Crochet Pattern also made with a worsted weight cake yarn!
A PDF for this pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops down below, I invite you to add them to your library and show them some love!
Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time, happy crocheting!
Rivers Shawl Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 15 sts x 16 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 18 x 64 inches
Yarn: Mandala ® Tweed by Lion Brand ® (100% Acrylic; 7 oz, 200 g; Approx. 568 yds, 520 m). Worsted/Medium Weight (4). 2 balls of colour Lucky Penny
Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Triple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (225 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (225 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, * sc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, dc in the next st, (ch 1, sk the next st, tr in the next st) twice, ch 1, sk the next st, dc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, sc in the next st **, ch 1, skip the next st; rpt from * across , ending last rpt at **, sc in the last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as a tr), sk the first st, * tr in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, dc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, hdc in the next st, (ch 1, sk the next st, sc in the next st) twice, ch 1, sk the next st, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, dc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st, tr in the next st **, ch 1, sk the next st; rpt from * across =, ending last rpt at **, tr in the last st, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 9-56: Repeats rows 3 – 8 eight times.
Rows 57-59: Repeat rows 3-5 once.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Join yarn with a sl st in bottom right corner of short end of shawl.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 73 sc evenly along edge, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, * sk the next 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts, sc in the next st; rpt from * across.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat for second side.
Block if desired.