Spring 2017 CAL - Sargassum shawl - Main sections 1 & 2

Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome to the CGOA Spring 2017 CAL! In this crochet-along, we will be making the Sargassum Shawl. Be sure to check out the main CAL post for all the details, including prizes and giveaway information, the full schedule, and more.

Last week we did the bottom border, so now it's time to start the main pattern sections! You can find the Sargassum pattern here, and it has now been updated to include the first 2 main sections.

The stitch pattern is fairly simple, but the color changes and bead placement do not repeat. The sections are separated by thin stripes of color A (green). As we work towards the top of the shawl, these stripes get farther apart, and more of color C (teal) is incorporated.

We finished the border section by stringing beads and joining our new color. This week we're starting off with our first bead row. The beads you strung earlier will now be worked into the chain spaces as you go across the row. If you haven't yet done so, you may want to look at this Crocheting with Beads tutorial.

I hope you'll share your progress photos with us on the Facebook group!

Remember to show some support to our wonderful giveaway prize sponsors:

We couldn't bring you great CALs and prizes without them! You can find complete prize details and giveaway entry instructions in the main CAL post.

Happy hooking!


  1. I really wanted to work on this but the unfortunate fact that you chose to major portions of your print in light pink on a white background makes it almost impossible for me to read. I love to knit and crochet but my eyesight is failing and trying to read something this difficult to see would only make things worse.

    I would have loved to participate.

    Kellie S

    1. Does this help, Kellie:


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