36min beginner

Stitch up a triangular wrap designed by MJ's Off the Hook Designs that will keep you cozy through the winter. Build the shape with simple increases and get Vanessa's tips for changing colors. Afterwards, find out how to finish it like a pro, tassels and all!

Episode descriptions

Getting Gauge
1. Episode: Getting Gauge

Before starting your shawl, it's important to know how to measure stitch and row gauge. Completing this step ensures that your finished project will turn out just as you'd hoped.

Crochet the Wrap
2. Episode: Crochet the Wrap

Start your shawl with a simple technique for a magic ring. Vanessa offers tips on how to keep track of your rows and never lose a turning chain. You'll also see how to change colors seamlessly.

3. Episode: Finishing

Finish your wrap with funky oversized tassels. Vanessa also shares tips for how to easily wrap consistent yarn lengths. You'll learn how to attach them, quickly steam-block the wrap and weave in the ends.

About the Teacher

Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
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Pro Tip

  • Getting gauge may not seem super important when you’re working on something like a shawl, but did you know gauge also affects how much yarn you use? Don’t run out of yarn — learn how to accurately measure and adjust your gauge.

Additional Resources

If you're new to crochet and need a little help understanding the basics (where, exactly, does that hook go?) check out our class "Startup Library: Crochet."

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Crochet the Hudson Wrap

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