This Warm C2C Shawl is done differently than conventional C2C. C2C means Corner to Corner for anyone confused at this point.
This is doing with clusters instead of the conventional way. You could actually do this shawl the other way but be cautious as the other way will use up more yarn making your shawl smaller if only using 2 Caron Cakes as suggested.
The reason why the conventional way of C2C uses more is because you will do Ch 3, 3 DC into the chain space. In this version, you Ch 3, but then do a Cluster into the chain space. Clusters use less yarn.
This shawl is 62″ x 25″ deep. It has 54 clusters along the top edge when completed.
Beg at point, ch 5.
Doctoring is my own term. I use this term when I have manipulated the yarn for my own benefit. With Caron Cakes, I let the yarn come out as is from the yarn ball. I ‘doctored’ at the end of the one yarn ball for the benefit of not having an out of place row. Refer the next picture.
When using the same two colours, you will notice that there are colours on the very last section of the ball. I tend to pull the yarn from the center and crochet letting the colours hit where they are. However, the last colour left on the ball I make a judgement call. What I do not want is the final colour to be too short that it cannot go all the way around.
In the example above, I had the dark purple left over. I didn’t have enough to go all the way around. So what I did was to frog the purple back out. Cut the yarn at the purple and started the next ball. The purple would have been a visual eye sore. If you look between the two lilac colours, that is where one ball ended and the other began.
So I started fresh with the second ball keeping in mind that the starting of the ball may be too short as well. So what I did was to cut the first colour out of the yarn ball as it wasn’t going to be long enough.
When the dark purple came back up in the second ball, I grabbed the yarn left over from the first ball and crocheted that into the project and then continued with the second ball at the exact same colour. I did the same for the first colour of the second ball that wasn’t long enough too. This way, I used up all of the yarn and I didn’t end up with any colour that were just a partial row.
You cannot grow this shawl much bigger than suggested as the length of the run across the row gets longer and eventually the yarn amount in the yarn ball will not get you all the way around.