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Summer Floral Shawl
By: Kim Rutledge for Caron Yarn
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An array of crochet flowers in bright colors such as Watermelon and Lemonade creates a shawl perfect for cool summer nights. This intermediate shawl crochet pattern includes an assembly diagram.
Wrap measures approximately 52"/132 cm wide x 32"/81.5 cm long
In Triple picot (TP) pattern, using I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, One TP = 3"/7.5 cm and 6 3/4 rows = 4"/10 cm
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc) single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st), treble crochet (tr)
TP: Triple picot – sc in indicated st, [ch 7, sc in same st] 3 times.
tr4tog cluster: Treble crochet 4 together in a cluster – *Yarn over twice, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice (2 loops on hook); yarn over twice, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * 1 more time, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook. Note: Tr4tog cluster is worked over 2 stitches. The first 2 treble stitches are worked in the first stitch; the second 2 treble stitches are worked in the second stitch.
Wrap is worked from top wide edge to bottom point.
With larger hook and A, ch 287.
Row 1: TP in 12th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as 4 ch of foundation, dc, ch 4), ch 4, skip next 4 ch, dc in next ch, *ch 4, skip next 4 ch, TP in next ch, ch 4, skip next 4 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—28 TP.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, skip next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-7 space (first ch-7 space of TP), [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 space] twice, ch 1, skip next ch-4 space, *sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-7 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 space] twice, ch 1, skip next ch-4 space; repeat from * across, sc in last dc (5th ch of turning ch), turn.
Note: The edging will be worked into the side of last single crochet of the Row 2 repetitions.
Row 3 (decrease row): Ch 1, slip st in each st to center sc of first TP, ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4), skip next ch-3 space, skip next sc, skip next ch-1 space, TP in next sc, ch 4, skip next ch-1 space, skip next sc, skip next ch-3 space, dc in next sc, *ch 4, skip next ch-3 space, skip next sc, skip next ch-1 space, TP in next sc, ch 4, skip next ch-1 space, skip next sc, skip next ch-3 space, dc in next sc; repeat from * across working last dc in center sc of last TP; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—27 TP.
Rows 4–55: Repeat last 2 rows 26 times—1 TP.
Row 56: Repeat Row 2. Do not turn at end of Row.
Row 1: Working along row edges of side, *ch 5, sc in last sc at end of next Row 2 repetition; repeat from * to corner; pivot to work along opposite side of foundation ch (top edge), working in first dc of Row 1 (formed by 3 chains of foundation ch) sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch (first top corner made), **sc in next 4 ch, sc in base of next TP, sc in next 4 ch, sc in base of next dc; repeat from ** to last dc of row, work 2 more sc in same dc (second top corner made); pivot to work along row edges of opposite side, 2 sc over post of same dc, sc in sc at beginning of next Row 2 repetition, ***ch 5, sc in first sc of next Row 2 repetition; repeat from *** to beginning of last Row 2 repetition (bottom corner). Fasten off.
FLOWER (make 46 according to chart)
Make flowers in the following color combinations and quantities:
With first color and leaving a 6"/15 cm tail for sewing, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 9 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—9 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc—18 sc. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join second color with sc in any sc, ch 4, [tr4tog cluster (petal made), ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4] 5 times, tr4tog cluster, ch 4; join with slip st in first sc—6 petals. Fasten off.
Arrange all flowers according to placement diagram and pin in place. Using yarn needle, draw 6"/15 cm tail of flower to wrong side of wrap at base of TP. Work a French knot to secure the yarn, pass the needle under knot attaching flower to wrap, do not pull yarn all the way through (leave a loop), pass needle through loop just made, pull tight, weave in end.
To join edges of flowers to wrap, work Flower Edging Round around each flower.
Flower Edging Round: Join first color with sc in same stitch of Round 2 as any sc of Round 3 (working over Round 3), ch 4, insert hook in top of next petal (tr4tog cluster) and through a st on the wrap below, yo, draw loop back through st on wrap and top of petal, yo and draw through both loops on hook (joining-sc worked), ch 4, *sc in same st on Round 2 as next sc of Round 3, ch 4, work joining-sc through top of next petal and wrap, ch 4; repeat from * around to first sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
See this pattern and more in 23 Free Flower Crochet Patterns and Other Girly Crochet Projects.
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