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The Kaleidoscope Shawl: a free crochet pattern for you!

Hi Crochet Lovers!

You need to hear about some amazing things happening with my Kaleidoscope Shawl, a lovely–and free–crochet shawl pattern I placed with Red Heart several months ago.

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Kaleidoscope Shawl by Sara Kay Hartmann

I got so excited when I learned that the Kaleidoscope Shawl is part of an ebook collection called–get this–Coffee and Yarning.


Um, I don’t know about you, but coffee and yarning is the story of my life.

Or at least I want it to be. How about you? 🙂

I really love this part…Marly Bird is offering an instructional video on how to crochet the Kaleidoscope Shawl.

I was so happy to learn about this, I had to share the videos right here with you on the blog.

There are instructions tailored to both right-handed and left-handed crocheters!

The stitch patterns are quite easy and add up to a bigger effect than you would think from their simplicity.

And the yarn choice has everything to do with that!

Long color repeats create a beautiful stained-glass effect that looks as if you worked an awful lot of stripes after spending hours in the yarn shop selecting a perfectly harmonious color palette.

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Kaleidoscope Shawl by Sara Kay Hartmann

But that’s all done for you with Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn. I loved the Tealberry colorway they sent me.

I’m also a sucker for a singles-ply. The softness, the shine, the texture of the finished stitches, the light twist of the yarn. Mmm! So pretty.

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Red Heart Unforgettable: Colorway Tealberry

After discovering her videos, I’m going nuts for the yarn Marly used in her version of Kaleidoscope. After doing a little detective work, I’m pretty sure it’s the Parrot colorway.

I gotta make something with this!

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Red Heart Unforgettable: Colorway Parrot

Gorgeous. So bright and happy. I just love color.

What do you look for in your favorite crochet shawls?

I’m obsessed with shawls again and am in the process of designing and testing a brand new collection as I write this post. It’s been so much fun, and deeply satisfying to return to my love of designing shawls and wraps.

You can take a look at the first indie shawl collection I put together after publishing Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls Inspired by Classic Poems.


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Shawls by Sara Kay: PDF ebook collection, $17.95

I love bundling my patterns into collections that offer you a big discount on the individual pattern price.

Everyone loves a bundle, right?

You can read this post to learn more about the first beauty in the new collection lineup, or see my full set of shawl pattern releases on Ravelry.

I hope you enjoy the Kaleidoscope Shawl. Please tag me @sarakayhartmann on IG if you make it, or any of my patterns!

Yours ever in a tangle of yarn,


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