This is a crochet pattern review of the Halloweb Shawl designed by Amanda Mannas. Review done by Emily of Crochet Aweigh for Cre8tion Crochet.
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It’s me, Emily with Crochet Aweigh.
It’s almost time, its almost time! My favorite holiday of the year is approaching! No, it is not the first day of Fall or the day that pumpkin spice lattes launch at your favorite coffee shop; I’m talking about HALLOWEEN! Ever since I was young I have loved this holiday. The changing of seasons, the dressing up, the general feeling of fun and nostalgia in the air, I love it all! This is why when I came across the Halloweb pattern by Amanda Mannas I knew it would be another favorite to add to this thrilling time of year.
This pattern is incredibly fun, extremely versatile, works up quickly, and is sure to get you ALL the compliments while you’re wearing it. The spiderweb stitches in section 6 are the superstars of this shawl!
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What Materials Do You Need to Crochet a Halloweb?
- Fingering weight (1) yarn in 2 colors – 337 yards of the main color, and 297 yards of contrast
- G6/4.25mm Crochet Hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Scissors and yarn needle for weaving ends
- 4 removeable Stitch markers
- OPTIONAL size 6/0 seed beads. 412 beads total
- Halloweb Pattern, Paid Crochet Pattern from Amanda Mannas
One thing that I love about this pattern is that it only uses 2 skeins, one of each color! How often do you find a crochet project that only needs one skein of each color? When you like to make larger things like I do, such as garments, then it is next to impossible to find a pattern that only uses one skein of each color. This is a great opportunity to buy from your independent dyers, and local yarn store. Sometimes prices from local businesses can be higher (rightfully so), which limits crocheters who are on a budget. I love buying local, the yarn is a much higher quality; but it can be hard sometimes when I have a big project in mind and need 6 skeins to do it. This shawl only needs 2 skeins so you can be really creative and buy some of the nicer yarn from your local yarn shop if you have one, or independent dyers who sell online. In my opinion yarn that I can buy from my local shop or independent dyers is so much prettier, more unique, and better quality than what is available from the big box stores.
For the orange and black shawl I used Cascade Heritage in Pumpkin and Real Black. I love this shawl in heritage. It is super soft on your hands, and blocks out perfectly. Cascade Heritage is 75% wool and 25% Nylon. The purple and silver shawl is made of skeins from a local-to-me dyer called Copper Corgi. The purple/mauve yarn is their Savannah Sock and the silver is their Savannah Sock Glitzy. Forgive me, I made this shawl several months ago and don’t recall the exact color names. I do love how the Glitzy yarn gives this one a spooky sparkle. If you are in Florida Copper Corgi is available at She Sells Yarn in Ormond Beach or online at their Etsy store.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Halloweb?
This shawl makes for a perfect weekend project! I spent about 6-8 hours on mine.
The gauge is 15 stitches by 10 rows = 4″ in double crochet after blocking. For a shawl I never check gauge! ^insert embarrassed face emoji here^ Checking gauge for a shawl would be important if you were concerned about having enough yarn. For this particular shawl, I had way more yardage in my one skein of each color than it called for, so I knew that even if my gauge was big that I would have enough.
This shawl is fairly straightforward, but be prepared to count! All of the solid double crochet sections have a lot of increases. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It is made in eight sections, alternating a solid section and a lace section. Beads are optional. She has written instructions for beads, and no beads. All of mine that I have done so far I did without beads. Beads are only on the lace sections. She also has charts for those who prefer that. The charts were very helpful for when I was a little confused about what the written instructions were asking for.
I did find one minor typo in row 10 of section 2; the written instructions without beads. At the end of row 10 it says to slip stitch up to marker 4, but there was no where in the previous rows that said where to place marker 4. If you look at row 11 in the next section you can deduce that marker 4 would have been in the 7th chain of the last chain-14 space. Once I figured that out I slip stitched 7 stitches to end row 10.
This pattern works up lightning-fast and is a delightful make for this spooky time of year. With so many color combos to choose from the inspiration is endless! Drop a comment below to tell me all about the Halloweb Shawl you are making for Spooky Season!
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