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Granny at a Rave Shawlette

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Pattern available on Ravelry.


This is one of those suprise designs that wasn't on my radar until the pattern was practically already written. I had a student come in one day wanting to make a granny square shawl and on my way out the door after class, I picked up this fun, color-punch yarn from a local indie dyer. It's called Marsha Mellow Goes to a Rave!

Marsha Mellow Goes to a Rave by Joe Cole of What the Flock! Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber

I figured since we basically wrote the pattern right there in class, I might as well make one myself and see if I liked it well enough to write up a proper pattern for it. I only bought the one skein and I really wanted to keep it a small piece since I was already working on several other things, but I knew it needed something more ... like neon MINIS! Just two days after that class I'd ordered the coordinating set of minis from Joe and that is how Granny at a Rave was born!

Sweet Carolina Shawl, Designed and Crocheted by Connie Lee Lynch of CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee with yarn from Hauteknityarn, version 2 with fringe

Worked in a mitered square manner, this triangular variation on the traditional granny square works up quickly and almost effortlessly! The only ends to weave in are at the beginning and end, plus the ends for the stripes. You could easily add a second or third skein of yarn for a larger piece OR you could keep adding stripes with the minis!

Neon Minis from What the Flock! Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber

The pattern itself includes both written directions with stitch counts and a color coded chart. I've also included what is probably a surplus of tutorial photos! But since this was originally written with a beginner crocheter in mind, I wanted to include as much guidance as possible. Using a heavier weight yarn will also make this design more beginner friendly!

Suggested Materials:

  • Flockin' Sock XTRA by What the Flock! Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber (100g, 464 yds) in Marsha Mellow Goes to a Rave (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) or similar Fingering (1) weight yarn plus coordinating minis

  • MC: Marsha Mellow Goes to a Rave, 464 yds

  • C1: Neon Pink, 20 yds

  • C2: Neon Orange, 20 yds

  • C3: Neon Yellow, 20 yds

  • C4: Neon Green, 20 yds

  • C5: Neon Blue, 20 yds

  • C6: Neon Purple, 20 yds

  • C/2.75mm & B/2.25mm Crochet Hooks

  • Stitch Marker(s) (optional)