Be Bold Shawl crochet pattern // PDF

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VERY IMPORTANT INFO RE HOW YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PATTERN, AND PRICES/FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY (pattern details are just a bit further down):

How to purchase

If you wish to receive the pattern immediately as an automatic download, please purchase through Gumroad here. The suggested price point is £6, but I have also chosen for there to be the option to enter your own price for the pattern on Gumroad, meaning you can adjust it down as necessary for financial accessibility - I am more than happy for you to do so as required - or adjust it up if you'd like to tip me a bit extra so I can pay my bills more easily 🌈 There is also the option to tip here on my website at checkout if you wish to.

If you purchase the pattern from me here on my website, you will receive the PDF via email manually from me. You must ensure the email address you are using is valid as I will be using it to send you the PDF. You will receive an order confirmation email first automatically - this will not contain the PDF. I will be emailing them at least once a day, except for when I'm on holiday (please check here for holiday dates). Please remember to check your junk folder.

The manual email as opposed to automatic download from me is for boring tax reasons 🥰

If you haven't received the email with the attachment from me within 24 hours of ordering (and I'm not on holiday) please do get in touch so I can advise you when it was sent, try sending it again, and investigate if anything has gone awry. 

What will I receive?

You will receive a PDF version of the pattern - nothing physical will be sent to you (neither a paper copy, nor an actual shawl... this is a pattern for you to make your own shawl).

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Be Bold! 

An asymmetrical two skein triangular crochet shawl, in four chunky blocks, showcasing your two favourite skeins of yarn ❤️ Indie hand dyed yarn recommended because of the uniqueness it brings, but not essential! You could also use something like WYS Signature 4ply 🥳 Raid your stash and pair up those skeins we all buy one of, then don’t know what to do with, or go on a dopamine-fuelled yarn mission to find new colourways to put together. Also, why not mix your dyers?! I've been using stash from different dyers and it is super good fun to get those skeins worked up.

Technical info and requirements to consider before you buy the pattern

Skill Level

Easy! I honestly believe this is as easy as it gets. I have designed this for you with stress free crocheting in mind. Pattern contains full instructions and photos where required, and there is a little video on my social media showing the special decrease: Facebook, Instagram.

Yarn

You will need two skeins of 100g 4ply/sock yarn, approx. 400m (preferably wool based, this is important for drape and blocking): C1 in a semi-solid, and C2 in a variegated/speckled colourway. Note: my design intention is for you to choose yarns that stand out beside each other, as colourways that are too similar will erode the bold effect of the chunky blocks, but you do you! 🤗

Colourways used in the sample are available (at the time of writing) on dyed to order: What Mustard Made 100% BFL 4ply, 100g/400m, in C1 Neon Heart: Oil Slick, and C2 Fractured 🌈

Hook

5mm – I like to use Prym’s ergonomic crochet hooks as they have a tapered head; if you struggle with your hook’s head not pulling through easily when working in hdc, give a hook with a tapered head a try!

Other equipment

Scales for weighing your yarn

Needle for sewing in those ends (don’t worry, there are only eight in total! Fewer if you decide to use a magic knot, notes on that are in the pattern instructions)

Stitch holder for when you take it absolutely everywhere with you until you finish it (but not required for actually marking any stitches)

Size

After blocking: 88” wingspan, 23” deep

Gauge

Gauge isn’t too critical with this being a shawl and not a fitted garment, just note that a difference in gauge will result in a differently sized shawl to my sample. It will not affect the yardage required as you will be weighing your skeins to determine when to change between C1 and C2.

Gauge: 4” = 15 stitches x 16 rows

Gauge before and after blocking for my sample was the same. Note: please do read my notes on blocking at the end of the pattern.

If your gauge is different and your shawl ends up smaller, you can block to suit your size needs (i.e., if you’d like it to be wider and deeper, you could use a blocking mat and pin it out to your preferred size).  

 

If you have any questions, you can contact me through my website contact form here ❤️

 

Please note that when ordering through this website, the portion of your order which is for the PDF is non-refundable after the PDF has been emailed to you. This does not affect your right to cancel any part of your order which is for yarn before I have shipped it.

Tracey 🌈

Order processing times (delivery cost info below, scroll down)

Please note - I am not posting anything further between now and when I'm back from holiday on 4th December ❤️

I will be dyeing and packing as usual once I return!

More info on the strikes and my holidays etc below.

 

Current lead times

The current lead time for yarn which is dyed to order is 2-3ish weeks (unless a more specific preorder date was stated on the product listing).

Anything purchased in the ready to ship Shop Update doesn't mean immediate despatch, but it does mean I'll usually get them posted within 1-2 weeks for you depending on my order volumes ❤️ 

Please do allow me some 'wiggle room' with processing your order, for ADHD and chronic health issues (more info below).

Pattern purchases

If you purchase the pattern from me here on my website as opposed to Gumroad, which is an automatic download, you will receive the PDF via email manually from me. You must ensure the email address you are using is valid as I will be using it to send you the PDF. I will be emailing them at least once a day, except for when I'm on holiday.

 

Important additional info

Upcoming holidays which may impact orders - I am on holiday from 26th November - 5th December. Any open orders not processed prior to those dates will be picked up once I'm back, when I'll crack on as normal!

Royal Mail strikes

Firstly, I fully support the strikes.

There will be considerable disruption to various arms of Royal Mail between now and the end of December as several strikes days have been announced - your parcels will inevitably be impacted.

I send everything tracked anyway as standard now, so we can keep an eye on where they are even if they get delayed along the way.

I do expect some patience while your order is in transit as I am not in control of any delays your parcel is subject to, especially as post volumes will be increasing between now and Xmas, but if you're at all concerned about how long it's taking please do get in touch.

If your parcel does go missing (I've only lost two parcels in the five years I've been trading) then don't fret, we'll sort it out!


Xmas orders - I cannot guarantee you will receive any orders now before Xmas - this is a blanket statement due to the strikes and the unpredictability of how post may be flowing through Royal Mail. You may receive your parcel in a timely manner, or it may be delayed while on its way to you 💕

I am aware that it may seem early to say this, but bear in mind I will not be posting anything from now until 5th Dec 🥰

I do also have gift vouchers available if they would be preferable! 🎄

Let's just all be aware that the posties worldwide are doing their best, and volumes they're dealing with between now and the end of the year are high and therefore your parcel will likely take a bit longer to reach you ❤️

 

Potential health delays to orders

Please do note that I have chronic neurological and musculoskeletal health issues alongside ADHD (what a killer combo! 🫠), which makes things difficult for me sometimes, so I need flexibility in shipping expectations from time to time ❤️ As I'm only human, I may also catch a bug now and again and need a couple of sick days!

I will regularly communicate my expected order processing times if I'm having difficulties and I'm pushing into what I consider 'overdue' territory (usually 3-4 weeks since you placed the order), but if you're unsure what's happening with your order, please do just email me to ask.

Always remember, I am just the one person working on What Mustard Made, and I do my best at all times to work through what I can every working day (unless I'm taking a sick day), always trying to move forwards.

Please check your junk folder for the shipping confirmation before getting in touch about an overdue order, as some email providers like to put me there.

 

Customs/VAT

Customers are responsible for all customs VAT/duties fees on receipt of Goods. 

None of my prices include VAT, so you may be charged VAT by your country's customs authorities before the parcel will be released to you, according to the goods value threshold in your country. I am not in control of this, and I do not control the admin fees you may incur on top of the VAT charges. Please take this into account when ordering.


Delivery information by region

UK

All UK parcel postage is £4.00 (I'm reassessing this periodically as there is a price promotion on currently with Royal Mail until 4th Dec and I don't know if they will apply another promotion after it ends, thereafter it could return to my usual £5.00) on orders up to £79.99, free postage applies for UK orders over £80; all are sent tracked with Royal Mail.

 

Europe - no shipping available

I am currently unable to ship to Europe, please accept my sincere apologies. If I am able to change this in future, I will in a heartbeat.

PDF patterns can still be bought by European customers as shipping is not required.

 

USA

N.B none of my prices include VAT - you may be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you, depending on the customs rules in your country.

Please note, orders over 2kg may be split into multiple parcels as 2kg is the maximum I can ship through Royal Mail international. I may investigate other courier options at the time of posting to avoid having to split the orders, but I do prefer to use Royal Mail as their insurance policy is reliable.

Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order. I will refund any overage of P&P you paid at the time of ordering after I have generated the postage label..

Order weight P&P cost
 0g - 200g £15.00
201g - 750g £20.00
751g - 1000g £25.00
1001g - 2kg £27.50
2kg+

£50.00

  

Rest of World

N.B none of my prices include VAT - you may be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you, depending on the customs rules in your country.

Please note, orders over 2kg may be split into multiple parcels as 2kg is the maximum I can ship through Royal Mail international. I may investigate other courier options at the time of posting to avoid having to split the orders, but I do prefer to use Royal Mail as their insurance policy is reliable.

Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order. I will refund any overage of P&P you paid at the time of ordering after I have generated the postage label.

 Order weight P&P cost
0g - 500g £17.50
501g - 1kg £22.00
1001g - 2kg £25.00
2kg+ £50.00

 

If you'd like to set up a payment plan with me for dyed to order yarn, just get in touch using the Contact Form ❤️

You can pay in as many instalments as you like, and over whatever time period is best for you (though not longer than 12 months), via regular standing order or a manual bank transfer initiated by you. The timing of the instalments is up to you too, instalment customers in the past have paid weekly, fortnightly, and monthly. We will agree all of this by email prior to me sending you my bank details.

I will create a draft order in my system with your name, email, address etc, so there's a 'paper trail', and it gets marked as paid once all of the funds are received and then becomes a 'confirmed' order, at which point you will receive an official order confirmation email from me.

The money you send me gets put aside in a pot in my business bank account, and can be refunded in full if you change your mind before it's all paid. Once all of the instalments all paid, I will then dye the yarn and ship it to you once it's dry! 🥳

Tracey 🌈

Email me at tracey@traceymustard.com, or submit your query here.