Flirty Flower Triangle Shawl – Simple Free Crochet Pattern

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In the upcoming days when warmer Spring days (or mere hours) are intertwined with flares of cold and damp weather, you’ll want to have a lovely wrap/shawl/scarf like this tucked in your tote. Just in case.

Shawls, free crochet patterns

 

New addition to our list of Free Crochet Patterns

A hand-dandy crochet stitches glossary is included, making this a good project for a ’ just not a novice any more’ crochet worker. Simply put: it’s a crochet project that you can do ! And be ready when you need it.

As the flowers are added afterward, making this shawl is pretty straight forward. Added bonus feature of this is that you can make a bunch more of the flowers and make a matching crochet necklace or belt with them. There are 4 different flowers, so wow, go wild with them…. After you complete the shawl, of course.

 


 

Crochet Material Needed

  • Yarn: Caron International’s Simply Soft  (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein): 24 oz (4 skeins)

Consider using:

Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Soft Blue (3 oz) : note: order 8 skeins

 Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Bone White (6 oz.) : just need 4 skeins

Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Black (3 oz)  – Note: order 8 skeins

Caron Simply Soft Yarn – Raspberry (6 oz) : just need 4 skeins

Best option: consider using Caron Simply Soft Eco Yarn, in Chocolate for this project. It’s hard to imagine as it’s super soft, but this yarn is made with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles! Fancy this!!! You’ll be proud to wear this creation. (This eco yarn comes in a variety of natural colors, btw).

  • Est. crochet project cost only: $10-12
  • Also need a Hook: One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • and a Yarn needle

 

 

 

SIZE: approx. 76"/193 cm (upper edge) x 38"/ 96.5cm (long), excl. fringe

GAUGE: In Mesh st, 8 mesh sts (dc, ch) and 8 rows = 4"/10cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.

 

 

 

How To Crochet This Shawl

 

Beginning at upper edge, chain 246.

Row 1: Dc in sixth ch from hook (counts as first mesh st), * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in the next ch; repeat from * across, turn—121 mesh sts.

Row 2: Decrease 1 mesh st at each side as follows: Slip st in first ch-1 space and in the next dc, ch 4 (counts as first mesh st), * dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across to last mesh st, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked, turn—2 mesh sts decreased; 119 mesh sts remain after Row 2.

Repeat Row 2 until one mesh st remains.

Fasten off.

 

Edging: With RS facing, join yarn at upper right-hand corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc evenly around entire edge of shawl, working 3 sc in remaining next 2 corners, end work 2 sc in same st as first sc,  join with a slip st to first st; do NOT fasten off.

Row 2: With RS facing, working from left to right, work 1 row Rev sc across upper edge of Shawl.

Fasten off.

 

free crochet flower shawl pattern

 

How to Make Crochet Flowers

Make 3 of each type.

Crochet Flower 1

Chain 5; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, join with a slip st to first sc—12 sc.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in same sc, work 2 dc in each sc around, join with a slip st to third ch of beg ch-3—24 dc.

Round 3: Slip st between the 2 dc; ch 1, sc in same space; ch 3, skip next 3 dc; * sc in space between last dc skipped and the next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first sc—8 sc/ch-3 spaces.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc, in next ch-3 space work [hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc] for petal, * sc in next sc, work petal in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first sc—8 petals.

Fasten off.

 

Crochet Flower 2

Chain 4; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, join with a slip st to first sc—12 sc.

Round 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), * skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, 3 ch; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first dc—6 dc/ch-3 spaces.

Round 3: Work [sc, 2 dc, tr, 2 dc, sc) in each ch-3 space around, join with a slip st to first sc—6 petals.

Fasten off.

 

Crochet Flower 3

Chain 4; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 7 (counts as sc, ch 6), sc in ring, work [ch 6, sc in ring] 5 times, join with a slip st to first ch of beginning ch—6 ch-6 spaces.

Work remaining rounds without joining at the end of each round.

Round 2: Slip st in each of the next 3 ch, work [ch 4, sc in next ch-6 space] 6 times—6 ch-4 spaces.

Round 3: Work [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in next sc) 6 times.

Round 4: Work [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in each of the next 2 sc, skip 1 sc] 6 times.

Round 5: Work [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in each of the next 3 sc, skip 1 sc] 6 times.

Fasten off.

 

Crochet Flower 4

Chain 4; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 6] 8 times, join with a slip st to first sc—8 ch-6 spaces.

Round 2: In ch-6 space work [ch 4, 3 tr, ch 4, slip st), * slip st in next ch-6 space, work [ch 4, 3 tr, ch 4, slip st) in same space; repeat from * around—8 petals.

Fasten off.

 

Crochet Shawl ~ Finishing

Block pieces lightly. Attach the Flowers to Shawl in groups of 4, one group on each corner area of shawl or as desired.  Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

 

Crochet Shawl Fringe

Cut strands 12" long. Holding 3 strands together, fold fringe in half. Using crochet hook, * insert hook from WS to RS into first st at upper corner, pull through loop, insert ends into loop and pull tight against edge; repeat from *, working a fringe approx every 1/2" along the 2 sides of Shawl; leave upper edge without fringe.

 

 

Twisting the Crochet Pattern – Taking Things Up a Notch

A free crochet pattern is handy. I’d be the last one to deny this. However…. are you an advanced or adventurous when it comes to crochet?  Want to try twisting this crochet pattern?  OK. Here’s few crochet fantasy idea for you, to make this shawl more fashionable:

Bloom up this crochet shawl, by creating tons of flowers and put then along the V-line of how you’ll wear the scarf.  Create the illusion of bulk by going in uneven numbers of flowers. Make one larger grouping of flowers closely put together on one side of the V and a smaller grouping (to hang a bit lower on your chest) on the other side of the V.   Have fun twisting… 

Tip 1: as extra flowers mean ‘extra weight’, do some testing first before you securely attach the flowers, and ensure that the scarf hangs right and stays on. 

Tip 2: if you want to make extra flowers for an additional crochet belt, scarf or shawl pattern twist, be sure to order a skein or two extra. Saves cost and time.

 

Another crochet pattern twist idea: I’m not sure if this shawl really needs this fringe…  What do you think? Try it without and use the extra yarn for pompoms or crochet balls or flower buds, to mix and max with the already existing flowers. The 3D effect of the balls and buds will create a popping effect that adds whimsy to your shawl.

 

Glossary of Crochet Stitches

Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.

Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice.

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

Reverse single crochet (Rev sc): Work as single crochet except, work across the row from left to right instead of right to left.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over hook two times, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops] three times.

Original Crochet Pattern by Darlene Dale for Caron.com


Comments

  1. What a great project! I used to know how to crochet, but over the years, it’s dwindled down to simply crocheting a chain.

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