14” W x 62” L (see notes to customize)
The sample is shown in our Enigmatic Hues 3-Skein Kit which includes:
1 skein each:
(A) Resilient Sock (4 oz, 400 yds)
(B) Sparkle DK (3.5 oz, 275 yds)
(C) Pearlescent Fingering (4 oz, 550 yds)
Almost any combination of yarn weights and colors will work.
The sample used a total of approximately 825 yards, including the tassel and i-cords.
US size G (4.25 mm) hook, or any hook to obtain gauge
Optional: smaller hook (1 size down) for last row
Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.
Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate: For those crocheters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Stitches include: sc, dc, changing colors, creating i-cords.
Notes From the Designer:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Jane was inspired by this quote and says, "I love the essence of this quote and think that we should all try to challenge ourselves to try new things. It also seems very appropriate, as this yarn has me dreaming of sparkling turquoise waters somewhere in a tropical paradise."
This project utilizes a simple technique that may be used to produce a wide variety of effects. By using 3 different yarns and crocheting just one row with each, the correct yarn is always where it needs to be to work the next row. The yarns may be different colors and different weights. In this design, we chose 3 different yarns that are all in the same color. With the addition of a few crocheted i-cords and/or well placed seams, this may be worn as a scarf, shawl, cowl, 2 styles of poncho, head scarf, and shrug. The stitch pattern is very easy to work and produces a soft, stretchy fabric.
Designed by Jane Vanselous
- Click the Videos tab to learn how to crochet the pattern and the i-cords
- Gauge is not crucial to this project, and the pattern is easily adjustable, but will affect yardage and size.
- Pattern uses three different yarn weights but can be made with more or fewer if preferred.
- Three different yarns (A, B, C) are used by crocheting 1 row in each yarn. They may be used in any order that you choose. For the model, the fdc on was done with Resilient Sock, followed by Sparkle Dk and then Pearlescent Fingering.
- Make sure to carry the non-working yarn up in the last stitch and turning chain, so as not to have loose yarn along the outside edge, as show in this video.
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Customer Reviews 5 (27 Reviews) Write a Review
Gorgeous pattern! Thank you, Chandi and team!
I initially gave up on the project due to my inability to keep track of where I was in its complex instructions. Then I printed them out and realized the chart was much easier to understand than the written words! I didn't use three different yarns/weights as suggested, in similar colors, which turned out interesting and prrtty, but would probably opt for all one weight next time. I finished it in a few days, and it turned out beautiful!
I just finished crocheting the remarkable Trade Winds Shawl. I can't wait to begin another one! It was so relaxing and enjoyable to crochet and the shawl can be worn in seven different ways.
I love it! The instruction is easy to follow. It turns to one of the most beautiful crochet I have ever done. Ingenious design.
Makkelijk patroon, handig om gewoon eens overaan te doen.
Well laid out, good detail and descriptions and the accompanying videos that Chandi creates are so helpful and fun to watch, especially for a new-ish crocheter like myself. I'm so impressed with Chandi and what she offers in terms of the product, explanations and enthusiasm. This is now my go-to site for crochet projects.
J’ai hâte de commencer ce projet. Merci!
Easy to follow instruction
this is absolutely beautiful. Cannot wait to get started. One project to finish and I am on my way.
Love the pattern. Trying to find a yarn that's reasonably priced.
Ribbons and fabrics
Excellent! The items came earlier that I was expecting. It was a joy to open the package and seeing the beautiful ribbons and the rich fabric squares. Love them. Also, those were some packing skills!
I recently received the pattern and have been working on it. I LOVE the way it is easy to follow. I cannot WAIT to finish it and show it off!
Trade winds pattern
Beautiful pattern that is being added to my retirement stash
Love the way it has several different ways to wear it. Easy to follow pattern and just love it
trade winds, free pattern
I have not had time to start this project, am looking forward to doing so soon.
Thank you for your generous free pattern at this time. I love the versatility of this pattern and thank it really lends itself to become a garment for travelling light - many outfits from one piece.
Trade winds pattern
Almost ready to start this with the Peridot Resilience yarn. This will definitely be one of my favorite go to items to wear as it gets chilly. So versatile!
Lovely pattern and great instructions…I’m looking forward to making this project
This project so far has been very enjoyable. I am a beginner in crochet, but the pattern has been easy to follow and I love how you can use more than one weight for the yarns you choose. The youtube video was very helpful in the beginning, as well. I really appreciate how this company provides that for you.
Beautiful can’t wait to make it. The yarn is so soft!
El patrón es muy versátil, se acomoda a las preferencias personales y con unas puntadas fáciles y bonitas.
Beautiful, thank you