Inside – The Larkspur Shawl Crochet Pattern is an easy project for beginner crocheters to grow their crochet skills. Keep reading to discover why I designed this shawl, and where you can find it… psst, in the Crochet Capsule’s Garden Collection.
As a child I delighted in my mother’s garden. Her work, and creativity, gave me a lovely little wilderness to explore at home. With dirt tucked under my nails, I discovered bugs, worms, and every part of a flower by pulling it apart piece by piece. Each day I’d fill my plastic buckets with flowers, always assuming they’d grow back overnight, to take back to my laboratory, aka the sandbox.
After all those days spent in the backyard, there are a few plants that stand out in my memory. Drying okra stalks in the vegetable bed, the vast rose collection along the fence, and lumbering tomatoes staking claim in their long-held reign. But, it’s the larkspur that I eagerly awaited for as the winter days began to thaw.
Aside from dandelions, larkspur is my favorite childhood flower from my mother’s garden. The colors – ranging from violet, deep blue, and light pink – mesmerized me. Among their towers, I felt seen and hidden at the same time. I’ll never forget how my mother grew a wonderland for her young daughter to explore.
Design for the Larkspur Shawl Crochet Pattern
The Larkspur Shawl is meant for crochet beginners who are ready to flex their crochet skills. Yes, this pattern uses easy crochet stitches – like the Chain, Single Crochet, and Double Crochet. But it also uses the Sprig Stitch – an advanced beginner crochet stitch.
Meet the Sprig Stitch
Broken down, the Sprig Stitch is simply 2 Single Crochets, 1 Chain, and 2 more Single Crochets all worked in the same chain space. Once you get through the first few rows, the stitch starts to define itself in the little peaks the Sprig Stitch is known for.
The Crochet Capsule’s Garden Collection includes a full video + photo tutorial of the Sprig Stitch – click here to purchase the full edition.
Yarn + Substitutes
A huge thank you to WeCrochet for providing the yarn for this crochet pattern!
The Larkspur Shawl Crochet Pattern uses the Heatherly Sport from WeCrochet. I picked the color Cabana because when I look at it, I felt cool blue pool water tickling my toes. If this sky blue doesn’t put you in the summer mood, then I’m not sure if there’s any hope for you.
Another reason the Crochet Capsule chose Heatherly Sport (and Worsted), is because of the stunning color palette. WeCrochet curated a lovely bunch of colors, ripe for picking with this yarn line! You’d be hard pressed to find a color you don’t love in the Heatherly Yarn Line.
Bonus – working with this yarn is as good as it looks. The acrylic + merino wool blend gives it a soft, smooth feel with the ease of washing it. No worries about causing felting or shrinking with this yarn!
Ready to get started on the Larkspur Shawl?
You can find it exclusively in the
Crochet Capsule’s Garden Collection.
What is the Crochet Capsule?
The Crochet Capsule is a group of four designers using their unique strengths to create something marvelous in the crochet world! Together, we have designed a handful of crochet patterns that compliment the season. Our inspiration for this first edition is a summer garden in full bloom. To achieve this vision, we picked a yarn (Heatherly from WeCrochet) that had an ideal summer garden color palette, and would be comfortable to crochet with in these warmer months.
- Michelle Ferguson of Two Brothers Blankets
- Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet
- Kristine Mullen of Ambassador Crochet
- Joanna Robinson of High Desert Yarn
Crochet Patterns Included in the Garden Edition
- Blossoming Sprigs Cardigan designed by Two Brothers Blankets
- Daisy Tank Top designed by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
- Sweetbay Magnolia Throw designed by Ambassador Crochet
- Larkspur Shawl designed by High Desert Yarn
- BONUS – Daisy Tote designed by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
The Crochet Capsule’s Garden Edition will be on presale from June 30 – July 6, 2023 for $9 USD. After July 6, the price increases. Click here to purchase your Crochet Capsule!
Once you purchase the Garden Collection, you will have the option to join The Crochet Capsule’s Community Group on Facebook. In this group, the designers will share pattern support, and we’ll work up the BONUS pattern (the Daisy Tote) as our first crochet along (CAL)!
High Desert Yarn is made possible by YOUR support. Thank you for reading this blog post, and helping build High Desert Yarn. Happy Creating, Joanna