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Bonnie Barker

Elegant Cable Shawl
Bonnie Barker

I became fascinated with crochet as I watched my next-door neighbor's mom crochet a single giant granny square to cover her bed. I was only 7, but I completed one just like it by the time I was 9. My love for this craft has only grown since that time. My best friend's mom patiently taught me how to read patterns so I could learn to make lovely things like my friend Becky wore to school each day. I never set out to become a crochet designer, but after decades of searching for the type of patterns I really wanted to crochet, I kind of stumbled into it. I love to experiment with new ways to make cables and to teach others how to join in on the fun! I love teaching and feel so blessed to be able to share many of these stitches with many crocheters on my Bonnie Bay Crochet YouTube channel, at CGOA conferences, as well as through my books and patterns in many publications, including magazines from Annie's and Leisure Arts.

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel to see a tutorial video of the Large Wheat Cable.
If you add the optional beads to the shawl ends, be sure to add the beads to the yarn before you begin crocheting the pineapple section.

Elegant Cable Shawl
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