Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Marigold Triangle Shawl (Crochet)
With Autumn right around the corner, I wanted to make something cozy and cheerful, and I couldn’t take my mind off granny-square afghans! I thought we could also celebrate the colors of the season with bright marigold blossoms, which I especially love because they are edible!
Loops & Threads® T-shirt™ yarn is a fun material for making pom poms, since you get variegated colors in one ball with a cute, chunky look, and Candy Corn is absolutely perfect for our marigolds. So let’s get comfy with a classic granny-triangle shawl accented with fun pops of color! Kitsch-factor on maximum!
Skill Level: Easy
Twinkie Chan is a crochet designer from San Francisco with an insatiable appetite for creating fun, food-themed accessories. Since she launched her website in 2005 with a dozen scrumptious scarves, her unique work has been featured online, in print, on television and in art shows. Inspired by the high demand from her fans for her crochet patterns, she published her first book, "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats To Wear,” in 2010.
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Yarn – Kelly Green (4 Balls)
- Loops & Threads® T-shirt™ Yarn – Candy Corn (1 Ball)
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Yarn – Rust (12" per Pom Pom)
- Clover Pom Pom Maker, Small
- Crochet Hook, Size I/9 (5.5mm)
- Tapestry Needle
- Needle (Optional)
- Thread – Coordinating Color (Optional)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
prev = previous
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
With I hook and Kelly Green, ch 5 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and 2 dc into ring. Ch 3, work 3 more dc into ring.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and turning ch), turn. Work 2 dc in 1st st. Ch 1. In ch3-space, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Ch 1. In the top of ch3 from previous row, work 3 dc.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and turning ch), turn. Work 2 dc in 1st st, and ch 1. Work 3 dc and ch 1 in each ch1-space until you reach the ch3-space in the middle. In ch3-space, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1. Work 3 dc and ch 1 in each ch1-space until you reach the ch 4 from previous row. In top of ch 4, work 3 dc.
Repeat Row 3 until your shawl is the size that you prefer. I worked for 40 rows.
Marigold Pom Poms
Step 1 With Candy Corn, follow the instructions on your pom pom maker to make as many pom poms as you like. I made 25 and still had some yarn left on the skein.
Step 2 I used 12" of Rust to tie my pom poms together. I trimmed these tails, but you could also keep them and use them to sew or tie your pom pom to the shawl.
Step 3 Since T-shirt yarn is fairly bulky and slippery, I found it best to not over-wrap too much while making the pom poms.
Step 4 Try not to stretch or pull the yarn too tightly while wrapping. Loose is better so that the yarn doesn’t shrink back or retract.
Step 5 Advice from friends to keep pom poms intact: use a surgeon’s knot to tie them together. You can also tie them with waxed dental floss, and for even more security, you can take a needle and thread and sew through the center a few times.
Spread your shawl out and place your pom poms first to plan where you’d like to sew them down. Then, sew!