Caron® International Crochet Flowers Shawl
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Caron® International Crochet Flowers Shawl


Perfect year-round, this Simply Soft® shawl will go with any outfit, casual or dressy.
Designed by Darlene Dale
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron® Internationals’ Simply Soft® (100% acrylic; 7oz/190g): #9913 Lt. Country Blue, 4 skeins
  • Crochet Hook: One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Finished Size
Approx. 76-inches/193cm across upper edge x 38-inches/96.5cm long, excluding fringe.


Step: 2

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


Step: 3

SHAWL
Beginning at upper edge, chain 246.


Step: 4

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.


Step: 5

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, 2 mesh sts decreased; 119 mesh sts remain. Repeat Row 2 until one mesh st remains. Fasten off.


Step: 6

EDGING
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in upper corner of shawl, ready to work along diagonal side edge.


Step: 7

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.


Step: 8

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


Step: 9

FLOWERS (make 3 of each type)


Step: 10

Flower 1
Chain 5; join with a slip st to form ring.


Step: 11

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


Step: 12

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.


Step: 13

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.


Step: 14

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.


Step: 15

Flower 2
Chain 4; join with a slip st to form ring.


Step: 16

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


Step: 17

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.


Step: 18

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.


Step: 19

Flower 3
Chain 4; join with a slip st to form ring.


Step: 20

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.


Step: 21

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.


Step: 22

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


Step: 23

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.


Step: 24

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.


Step: 25

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


Step: 26

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


Step: 27

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.


Step: 28

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.


Step: 29

FRINGE
Cut strands 12-inches 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 ½-inch along the 2 sides of shawl; leave upper edge without fringe.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Make the flowers in four different colors for a unique look.