Rip It Good

Tropical Tea Party


It drapes really nicely.

Pattern: Tropical Breeze Shawl by Joan Beebe
Yarm: Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted – Tea Party
Hook: 3.75 mm (F)
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This is my first fingering-weight crochet project, and also my first crochet shawl. The yarn is super soft and drapes beautifully. I would definitely pick it up again for shawls.  I used an F hook instead of the called for E hook because, well, I don’ t seem to have an E, and also I crochet pretty tightly.

This blocked to a respectable 52”x29”. Like all shawls I’m expecting it to shrink back down a few inches but I’m happy to have gotten such a big width out of it.

For a little bit I was worried that it wouldn’t be big enough and that I should do another pattern repeat, but I’m glad I didn’t because I only had a couple yards left at the end!  There were other people who did do the extra repeat and didn’t have enough for the edging, and I think the edging is really nice.  In my opinion it looks a bit silly without it, but apparently other people prefer to leave it off.

In the works

In the works.

Detail close-up

Detail close-up



All pinned down!

All pinned down!

Finished: Close-up

Finished: Close-up


  1. It came out very nice!!

  2. Very pretty!

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