This easy triangle shawl crochet pattern is a great crochet shawl for beginners but also a terrific mindful crochet project for experienced crocheters looking for something simple, relaxing and repetitive to crochet.
I just published the second of three video tutorials for my Spring Simplicity crochet shawl. By the end of the video you will know how to do a double crochet decrease (dc2tog) and how to do the double crochet decrease section of each of the two versions of the shawl in my pattern.
I also explain the difference between double crochet decreases and stitches that are completed in a similar way, like the double crochet cluster stitch and double crochet bobble stitch. Because one thing about crochet that grinds my gears is how confusing it can be made to sound, especially for beginners.
When I was designing my Granny Hexagon hot pad pattern I watched videos and read blog posts from some pretty big name crocheters, all trying to find out if there was any consensus on what the main stitch I was using was called. Spoiler: there wasn't.
- don't explain that there are differences in opinion or experience or nomenclature
- don't clearly outline what they call stitches and what the anatomy of the stitch is in their design