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Can't find a basic shawl pattern! Utilitarian, not fashion-oriented.


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I've been searching and searching, and I'm so frustrated. When I find what I want online, the link doesn't take me anywhere. I need a somewhat utilitarian shawl pattern for my quadriplegic mother. She wears them backwards with the wings tucked behind her back.

  • Most important element is the straight across neckline.
  • It shouldn't be too long around the arms.
  • No elaborate patterns--just basic and easy!
  • Kind of like this shawl, but not fancy--no special fringe--no color change....

Is this too much to ask?! LOL!

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If you like that design, you can make it without the color changes and leave off the border. Or is that one that doesn't lead to an actual pattern? 

Have you looked on ravelry.com? It's free to join and has a ton of free and inexpensive patterns. It's where I look first.

Here's another good site, but the patterns aren't as well tested...

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Shawls

Also, places that sell yarn, like redheart and yarnspirations, have free patterns.

If you don't mind buying a pattern, annies attic has some great ones.

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Previously you were working on the Wheelchair Wrap https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wheelchair-wrap   Did that not work because of the indented neckline?  

the one in the photo you posted is pretty; where did you find it?  the stitch pattern seems relatively simple to make and i would guess has a nice rhythm to it once you get going.   

if you want a very solid stitch pattern, there's Williston https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/williston-shawl   it tells how to make a straight neckline

more open stitch patterns  :  Hexy https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexy         Small Talk https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-talk-shawl

if a more round shape, but still with a straight neckline, would work :  Have a Heart https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/be-a-friend-have-a-heart-valentine-shawl    

 

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Oops, I ran off in the middle of typing, came back and Magiccrochetfan already posted a few I'd found.  Here's a couple more (appear to be easy)

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angel-wings-shawl-4

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-shawl-3 would probably work better (less hole-y) if you used worsted instead of bulky

 

 

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Thank you again, ladies! I had searched Ravelry, Pinterest, you name it. I look forward to reviewing your suggestions! And yes, I am still working on the lovely Wheelchair Wrap, and it's coming along nicely; however, my mother didn't like the neckline, thus the revision. Regardless, I hope to keep making them and finding people who really need them! If anyone wishes to crochet for the good of mankind, nursing home residents are needy and deserving. There are many neglected people with clothing needs. Before my mother entered the facility early this year, she used to purchase clothing for a friend in need at the facility. We think of nursing homes with elderly people unaware of much, but there are many "younger" people, like those with ALS, paralysis, etc. Often, their family has rejected them or forgotten them.

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Thank you again, ladies! I had searched Ravelry, Pinterest, you name it. I look forward to reviewing your suggestions! And yes, I am still working on the lovely Wheelchair Wrap, and it's coming along nicely; however, my mother didn't like the neckline, thus the revision. Regardless, I hope to keep making them and finding people who really need them! If anyone wishes to crochet for the good of mankind, nursing home residents are needy and deserving. There are many neglected people with clothing needs. Before my mother entered the facility early this year, she used to purchase clothing for a friend in need at the facility. We think of nursing homes with elderly people unaware of much, but there are many "younger" people, like those with ALS, paralysis, etc. Often, their family has rejected them or forgotten them.

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