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Blog Hop Pashmina Stop

Wrap yourself in the elegance of spring with the Cherry Blossom Pashmina. Worked in Furls' Wander yarn, the Cherry Blossom Pashmina offers a luxurious blend of warmth and softness. The delicate hues of pink and white intertwine, reminiscent of the iconic cherry blossoms in full bloom (whatever colors you decide to use, it will look fabulous!). It’s not just an accessory; it’s an experience of grace and beauty. Whether you’re strolling through a blossoming garden or attending a special occasion, the Cherry Blossom Pashmina will envelop you in ethereal charm. It is SO soft and cute!

Tools needed: 4.5mm Crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge - which we will discuss as we work. (I used Furls' Zodiac Sagittarius Streamline hook)

Yarn needed: 6 skeins (3 colors @ 2 skeins each), Wander Acrylic Yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 100g/120yds (I used Alabaster, Bergamot, and Aurora)

Okay, this beautiful gal looks more difficult to work than she really is - I promise, once I point out a few techniques, you'll work this repeat of 8 rows with no problem.

Before we dig in, have a study of chart representing the 8 row repeat needed to create this lovely pashmina.

You may look at the chart above and wonder whether you should buy yourself a guide to hieroglyphics (I've been there ;-) ) We will take it row by row; let's start with the foundation.

If you are unaware as to how to work the single crochet foundation chain, take a look at my YouTube tutorial here.

With Color 1

Foundation Row: 97 Fsc

Set-up Row: Ch 3,* dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * across ending with 3 dc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, * 3dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc; rep from * across ending with dc in last dc, dc in top ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, dtr in first dc, * yo 3 times, insert hook into next dc, yo, pull up lp, draw through 2 lps on hk, yo, sk next dc, insert hk into next dc, yo, pull up lp, draw through 2 lps on hk, yo, draw through 2 lps until 1 lp remains on hk, ch 1, yo, insert hk in center of st just worked, complete dc st. (X st created); rep from * across until reach last dc and turning ch; dtr in last dc, dtr in top ch of turning ch; turn.

Okay, I know that was A LOT - it was for me too - but I have a video to talk you through it. Aren't I nice :) It is on my insta page and there is no voice tutorial. Watch it here:

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dtr, 3dc in each ch-1 sp across, ending with dc in last dtr and dc in top ch of turning ch; turn.

Row 4: (I call this the breather row, chains and single crochet - exhale!) Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 2, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with sc in top ch of turning ch; turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, *2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from across ending with 2 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 7, (this may be your first time seeing this acronym: qtr which mean quadruple treble crochet, meaning you'll yarn over 5 times): SO, let's start this row over: Ch 7, qtr, * ch 5, dtr in first ch of ch5 and draw through 2 lps until 2 lps remain on hk, yo 3 times, complete dtr (1 lp remaining on hk); yarn over 3 times, insert hook into next ch-1 sp, work a five-dc bobble, complete the dtr (cherry stem), yo 3 times, sk next ch-sp, insert hk into next ch-sp, work a five-dc bobble, complete the dtr (second cherry stem); work the left cherry leaf then repeat from * to end of row, ending with qtr in last dc and qtr in top ch of turning ch; turn. (Use the chart above and video below to assist you in getting the hang of working this special stitch)

Here's a video to help put a visual to everything written for Row 6. I hope it helps, this is only a visual there is no audio to this tutorial.

Shall we take a break after that row? Let's browse Amazon. (ps. this blog does contain ads and I earn a small commission on purchases, so if you like this free pattern, help a gal out and make some purchases using my affiliate links throughout this post)

I'm thinking a spot of tea and a good book is a wonderful place to start for a mini break.

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Okay, the good news is the last 2 rows in this 8 row repeat are fairly simple to work (I mean, after the X st and the cherry stitch, it has to be, right?! ;) )

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first qtr, sc in next qtr, * ch 7, sc in sp connecting two cherry leaves; rep from * across ending with sc in last qtr and sc in top ch of turning ch, turn.

Change to Color 2

Row 8: Ch 3, 2dc in next sc, *ch 1, [2dc, ch 1, 2dc, ch 1] in next ch-7 sp, 2dc in next sc; rep from* across until reach last 2 sc, 2dc in next sc, dc in last sc; turn.

GAUGE CHECK: You have now worked one full repeat - there is where we will check your gauge (although, honestly, this may be one pattern where gauge may not be that important, it can be as wide and long as you like... shh don't tell anyone I said that.)

WET BLOCKED, your first 8 rows should = 97 fsc across should make for 22" (56 cm) and 5.5"(14cm)

With Color 2 rep Rows 1 - 7; change to Color 3 to repeat Row 8 and 1 - 7 - continue until you loose yarn chicken. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ps. For my Cherry Blossom Pashmina, my color scheme is as follows:

Aurora, Alabaster, Bergamot, Alabaster, Alabaster, Aurora, Aurora, Bergamot, Bergamot, ending with my last few yards of Alabaster and Aurora (this amounts to 10 repeats)

Et Voila, I hope you enjoy making this one. Subscribe to my YouTube - I am considering posting a full tutorial of the Cherry Blossom Pashmina.

May your Stitches and Sips be Plentiful

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