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Southwest Suns

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Southwest Suns
Southwest Suns
Southwest Suns

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch (chain)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc3tog (single crochet 3 sts tog)
  • tr (triple crochet)
  • dtr (double triple crochet)

Pattern Description:

Designed by Amy Gunderson

This shawl is worked from the bottom up. First the motifs are worked and attached using the join-as-you-go method. Then a border is worked around the motifs. Finally, the shawl body is crocheted upward, decreasing to create a half-circle shape.

Pattern is written and charted.

Yarn called for:
Fibra Natura Good Earth (47% linen, 53% cotton; 100 g/204 yds)
201 Sandscape (MC) - 3 skeins
102 Cloud (CC) - 2 skeins

Southwest Suns is also available as part of the Contrarian Shawls eBook.


17 sc x 20 rows = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width along top edge: 59"
  • Depth at center: 28"


  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fibra Natura Good Earth


201 Sandscape and 102 Cloud

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