FREE CAL - Tropicalia Shawl
Join our FREE (with ads) "Tropicalia Shawl" crochet along and make this quick fashionable design featuring an easy repeat that can be worn from Winter through Spring, and even chilly Summer nights.
The shawl is a crescent shape, all worked in a self-striping yarn to make the color change mindlessly. Boy, don't we love little ends to weave? I made the sample piece with our Bonita Yarns Soft Dream in Tropicalia colorway. The pattern also suggests our Nirvana Dream collection.
The main section is worked sideways and finished with offset shell stitch edging.
An intermediate crocheter will be comfortable making this project. The pattern will include a PHOTO TUTORIAL with many pictures showing the work in more detail. The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
I hope you enjoy creating this shawl as much as I did! I’d love to see your pictures as we start the CAL. If you post your pics on social media with #tropicaliashawlcal or #bonitapatterns I’ll be lurking all over to check your progress.
How do I Get the Pattern?
There are two ways of getting the shawl pattern:
1- FREE version: A Free version of the pattern (with Ads) will be published on the Bonita Patterns site.
2- PDF Pattern: You can purchase an Ad-free PDF pattern copy at 50% discount for only $2.75.
2 skeins of Bonita Patterns Soft Dream (Sport Weight, #2, 50% Merino Wool/ 50% acrylic, 600 yds/550m).
3 skeins of Bonita Yarns Nirvana Dream (Sport Weight, #2; 30% Merino Wool, 70% Acrylic; Yds: 437 yards/400 meters).
Note: The shawl in the sample pictures was made with Soft Dream in Tropicalia colorway.
US Size G (4.00 mm) hook
Using US G (4.00 mm) hook in dc stitch pattern in every
In DC between sts pattern (see pattern notes):
8 sts and 5 rows = 2" x 2”
CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
With hook size US G (4.00 mm), Ch 3,
Row 1: 3 dc in third ch from hook (beg ch-2 does not count as st here and throughout); turn. – (3 dc)
Note 1: Beginning in Row 2, all stitches are worked in between sts or in between posts to create a smoother texture (see pic 1 and 2).
Note 2: We suggest using a place marker on the rows increases and decreases are made to avoid mistakes.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts; turn. – (4 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first st and in each st across; turn. – (4 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and in each st across; turn. – (5 dc)
Row 5 – Row 64: Rep Row 3 – Row 4 alternately, increasing on every other row. The stitch count on Row 64 should be 35 dc.
Row 65 – Row 126: Rep Row 3 – (35 dc)
Row 127: Ch 2, dc in each st across, dc2tog over next two stitches, turn. – (34 dc)
Row 128: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn. – (34 dc)
Row 129 – Row 190: Rep Row 127 – Row 128 alternately, decreasing on every other row. The stitch count on Row 190 should be 3 dc.
Row 191: Ch 2, dc3tog over next 3 sts. Do not fasten off to continue ruffled edging on part two. – (1 dc)
Row 1: Ch 5 (count as DC and ch-2 sp), DC in same st as beg ch, working across end-row sps of convex bottom edge where increases and decreases were made, ch 4, V-st in next end-row sp, skip next end-row, ch 4, V-st in next end-row * skip next 3 end-rows, ch 4, V-st in next end row, rep from * across to last 3 end-rows, ch 4, skip next end-row, V-st in next end-row, ch 4, V-st in last end-row; turn. – (51 V-sts + 50 ch-4 sps)
Row 2: Ch 4 (doesn’t count as st here and throughout), TR in first ch-2 sp, PS working around post of TR made (see pic 3 through 6) (ch 2, TR in same ch-2 sp, PS working around post of TR made) 4 times, * V-st in next ch-2 sp, TR in next ch-2 sp, PS working around post of TR made, (ch 2, TR in same ch-2 sp, PS working around post of TR made) 4 times, rep from * across; turn. – (26 TR-PS shells + 25 V-sts)
Row 3: Ch 5 (count as DC and ch-2 sp), DC in same st as beg ch, ch 4, skip next TR-PS, V-st through post of next TR (see pic 7 through 9), * ch 4, V-st in next ch-2 sp, skip next TR-PS, ch 4, V-st through post of next TR, rep from * across to last TR-PS, ch 4, V-st in last TR-PS; turn. – (53 V-sts + 52 ch-4 sps)
Row 4: Rep Row 2. – (27 TR-PS shells + 26 V-sts)
Row 5: Rep Row 3. – (55 V-sts + 54 ch-4 sps)
Row 6: Rep Row 2. Fasten off, weave in ends. – (28 TR-PS shells + 27 V-sts)
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