Gather ye Rosebuds Shawl

This classy triangle crochet shawl is surprisingly easy to make. You’ll just need to be able to make a single crochet, a chain stitch and a double crochet. The most difficult stitch is dc3tog of which the “Buds” consist. (Three double crochet stitches worked together.) I made a little instruction video that you can watch on YouTube. This crochet pattern is hence absolutely beginner friendly. Minimal effort and maximum result!

Crochet inspiration

The poem “To the virgins, to make much of time” by Robert Kendrick, published in 1648 (!!!) was my inspiration for this shawl. Basically it means “Carpe diem” or “Seize the day”.

Even in 1648 time must have been flying.

It’s insane how time flies I think. My daughter will be turning 10 this December. But how??

I really try to make conscious decisions on what I spend my time on. Live in the now! But it isn’t enough. It’s still going superfast. Everything!

I’m really grateful I have this “production line” going on and I manage to create quite a lot. I like these crochet witnesses. Well, this shawl is one of them. I hope you like her too!

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

Yarn selection: Drops Lace

For this shawl I used Drops Lace. Unfortunately this yarn got discontinued. What I really liked about this yarn was that it was a combination of Alpaca and silk. Really luxurious. On Yarnsub.com you can find several alternatives.

I used the yarn double stranded to create a bit more body. This means that any 4 ply fingering weight yarn would also be an alternative. One of my testers used 145 grams of Birdhouse Fibres fingering weight merino and the other tester used Hobbii Twister.

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