I have been loving crochet shawls lately! This Spring Blossom Shawl is made with the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes!
Crochet Shawls and wraps are an accessory that is great for all seasons. Whether it’s that you want something to throw about your shoulders while out for a walk, or while you’re curled up in your favourite chair reading, crocheting or enjoying that cup of tea, shawls can be both cozy and stylish.
Over the past couple of months I’ve worked a couple of shawls. The Stormy Seas Crochet Triangle Shawl is a heavier triangular shawl worked in the Big Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations and the Rivers Shawl Free Crochet Pattern is a rectangular shawl worked in the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed.
This Spring Blossom Shawl is similar in style to the Rivers Shawl.
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Worked in rows, this shawl is a rectangular shawl. It’s worked lengthwise and alternates rows of single crochet stitches with cluster shell stitches. And I love the way that the cluster stitches look like spring blossoms!
The yarn I have selected for my crochet shawl is the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes. It is a worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. You may use any worsted weight yarn for this project and you will need about 1200 yards. You will also need a 5.5 mm crochet hook.
You will find the complete pattern below followed by a video tutorial. However, if you would like to add this pattern to your library or you would like to purchase an ad free PDF, you may do so from either of my Etsy or Ravelry Shops linked below:
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Spring Blossom Crochet Shawl:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 16 sts x 16 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 63 x 21 inches
Yarn: Mandala ® Tweed Stripes by Lion Brand ® (100% Acrylic; 5.3 oz, 150 g; Approx. 426 yds, 390 m). Worsted/Medium Weight (4). 3 balls of colour Buddha
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) Hook.Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
CL – Cluster ([Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook)
CL Shell – Cluster Shell (In the st indicated work (CL, ch 3, CL, Ch 3, CL)
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Triple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the length of your shawl you will need a foundation chain with a multiple of 8 stitches plus 2.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (225 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (225 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (225 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first sc; * sk the next 3 sc, CL shell in the next sc, sk the next 3 sc, CL in the next sc; rpt from * across to the last 4 sts, sk 3 sts, sc in the last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 6 (Counts as dc and ch-3), *sc in the centre CL of the next CL Shell, ch 3, (skipping the rest of the previous CL shell) sc in the next CL; rpt from * across to the last CL shell, ch 3, dc in the last sc, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the dc, * 3 sc in the next ch-3 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across to the turning ch, 3 sc in the turning ch sp, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 8-64: Repeat rows 2-7
Row 65: Ch 1, sc in the sc, * 3 sc in the next ch-3 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across to the turning ch, 3 sc in the turning ch sp, 1 sc in the last sc, turn.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Edging (To be worked along the short edges on both sides only):
Join yarn with a sl st in corner of short end of shawl.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 75 sc evenly along edge, turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat for second side.
Block if desired.