21 July 2018

Peacock Petals Shawl


For my birthday this year, I splurged on some gorgeous gradient yarn from Melodyy by Wolltraum. One of the yarns in particular had this beautiful gradient from orange to pink making me think of flowers like dahlias and daisies. So, I set out to create a shawl that looked like a flower with its expanding petals. In the end, my "petals" look more like peacock feathers, but I love it anyways!

I am not a fan of shawls with a straight top edge because I can never figure out how to wear them without the shawl bunching up around my neck. This free crochet shawl pattern is shaped to sit nicely on the shoulders without falling off.



yarn For this shawl, I used just under 950m (250g) of 4-ply fingering weight yarn (Wolltraum in the Flower colorway) and a 4mm (G) hook.

My shawl measures 25 inches wide from the center to the point (from orange to pink) and 52 inches long from tip to tip.

This shawl will look best when made with a fingering or sport weight yarn and a 4mm or 5mm hook, respectively.

Gauge: 11 stitches in 5 rows of double crochet makes a 2-inch square.

  • Gauge is only important if you are going to use the same gradient yarn since you want the color changes to match up. I finished with about 7.5m (2g) of yarn from a 950m cake.

Errata:
14 August 2018: Row 7b added.



Pattern:


Row 1:  Ch 3, 8 dc in a magic ring. Turn. (9 sts)

Row 2:  Ch, [sc, ch] repeat 8 times, sc. Turn.

  • Note:when stitching the last stitch of a row into the turning chain (ch 3), make sure to stitch into the 3rd chain, not around it. This pulls the turning chain tight and prevents a hole from appearing.

Row 3:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 2] repeat 7 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 2] repeat 8 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 5:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 2, sc in the ch-sp, ch 3] repeat 4 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 6:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 10 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 7:  Ch, sc, ch 2, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 11 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 7b:  Ch, sc, ch 2, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 12 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in the last st. Turn. (Errata: this row was added on 14 August 2018.)

Row 8:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 3 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] twice, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] twice, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 9:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 18 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 10:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 19 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 11:  Ch, sc, ch, [(sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 3 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] repeat 4 times, (sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3) repeat 3 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 12:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 25 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 13:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 26 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn. just beginning the ch-3 netting

Row 14:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 27 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 15:  Ch, sc, ch, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 8 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, [(sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3) repeat 4 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] twice, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 8 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 16:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 33 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 17:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 34 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 18:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 35 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 19:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 36 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 20:  Ch, sc, ch, [(sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 5 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] repeat 6 times, [(sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3) repeat 6 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 21:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 42 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 22:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 43 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 23:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 44 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 24:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 45 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 25:  Ch, sc, ch, [(sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 8 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] twice, [(sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3) repeat 4 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] twice, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 8 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 8 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 26:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 52 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 27:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 53 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 28:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 54 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 29:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 55 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 30:  Ch, sc, ch, [(sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 10 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] twice, [(sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3) repeat 5 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3] twice, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 10 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch-sp, ch 3, (sc in the ch-space, ch 3) repeat 10 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 31:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 61 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 32:  Ch, sc, ch, [sc in the ch-space, ch 3] repeat 62 times, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the last st. Turn.


Row 33:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [(ch 3, sc in the ch-space) twice, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch-sp] repeat 20 times, (ch 3, sc in the ch-space) twice, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 34:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch, sc in the ch-space, (ch 3, sc in the ch-space) twice, ch, 3 dc in the next ch-sp] repeat 20 times, ch, sc in the ch-space, (ch 3, sc in the ch-space) twice, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 35:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [(ch 3, sc in the ch-3 space) twice, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 space) twice, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 36:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, skip the first ch-space, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in the third ch-space, dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc, [dc in the first ch-space, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in the third ch-space, dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc] repeat 19 times, dc in the first ch-space, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the last ch-sp, dc 3. Turn.

Row 37:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch, sc in the first ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch, sc in the first ch-space, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 38:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch, sc in the first ch-3 space, ch, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch, sc in the first ch-space, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 39:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc, cluster(2 tc) over the next 2 dc (skipping the ch, sc, ch in between), dc 2, [ch, sc in the first ch-3 space, ch, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch, 3 dc in the next ch-sp, ch, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, dc2, cluster(2 tc) over the next 2 dc, dc 2] repeat 20 times. Turn.

Row 40:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc3tog, dc, [ch 4, sc in the first ch-space, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 4, dc5tog] repeat 19 times, ch 4, sc in the first ch-space, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 4, dc, dc3tog, dc. Turn.

Row 41:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 4, sc in the ch-3 space, ch, dc in the ch-1 sp, dc 2, 3 dc in the next st, dc 2, dc in the ch-1 sp, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 4] repeat 20 times, dc 3. Turn.

Row 42:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch, sc in the ch-3 space, ch, dc in the ch-1 sp, dc 4, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc 4, dc in the ch-1 sp] repeat 20 times, ch, sc in the ch-3 space, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 43:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 4, dc in the ch-1 sp, dc 6, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 6, dc in the ch-1 sp] repeat 20 times, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 44:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc3tog, dc 4, dc in the ch-sp, dc in the next st, dc in the ch-sp, dc 4, dc3tog] repeat 20 times, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 45:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc3tog, dc 7, dc3tog] repeat 20 times, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 46:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 4, sc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the ch-4 sp , ch 2, sc in the ch-2 sp, ch 4, dc3tog, dc 3, dc3tog] repeat 20 times, ch 4, sc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the ch-4 sp , ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 47:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in the ch-2 sp , dc 3, dc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc5tog] repeat 20 times, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in the ch-2 sp , dc 3, dc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3. Turn. Work in progress

Row 48:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, [dc 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc 2, (ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp) twice, ch 4] repeat 20 times, dc 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc 2, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 49:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, [dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, (ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp) twice, ch 2] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc 3. Turn.

Row 50:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 4, [dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2] repeat 20 times, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3, ch 4, dc 3. Turn.

Row 51:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, [dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2] repeat 20 times, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch 3, dc 3, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc 3. Turn.

Row 52:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch 3, dc 3, ch, skip the next two ch-loops] repeat 20 times, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch 3, dc 3, skip the ch-sp, dc 3. Turn.

Row 53:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, [dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3, ch, skip the next ch-loop] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 6. Turn.

Row 54:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 3, [dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch, dc 3, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch, dc 3, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 55:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-sp, ch 3, [dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch, dc 3, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch, dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3. Turn. half way done

Row 56:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, [dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, (ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp) twice, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, ch 3, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, dc 3. Turn.

Row 57:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, [dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, ch 5, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 58:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 3 dc in the next st, dc, dc in the ch-1 sp, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, [dc 2, tc2tog over the next 2 dc (skipping the (ch, sc, ch) between), dc 2, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in the ch-3 sp, dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, dc, dc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc 2, tc2tog over the next 2 dc (skipping the (ch, sc, ch) between), dc 2, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc in the ch-1 sp, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc. Turn.

Row 59:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 3, dc 3, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, [dc5tog, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] repeat 20 times, dc5tog, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 60:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3, [skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc 3. Turn. completed shawl

Row 61:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3, [skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 62:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch 3, dc 3, [skip the next 2 ch-3 spaces, ch 5, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, skip the next 2 ch-3 spaces, ch 5, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 63:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch 3, dc 3, [ch 3, skip the ch-5 sp, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 5 times, ch 3, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 3, skip the ch-5 sp, dc 3, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch 3, dc 3. Turn.

Row 64:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3, [ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 5 times, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 3, ch, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 65:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 3 times, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, [ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 3, ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 5 times, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 3, ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 3 times, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3. Turn. completed shawl

Row 66:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3, [ch 5, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 5 times, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 67:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch, dc 3, [ch 5, (sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5) twice, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 4 times, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5) twice, dc 3, ch, (sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3) repeat 3 times, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 68:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch, dc 3, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) repeat 3 times, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 69:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st, dc, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp) twice, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st, dc, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 70:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc 2, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch 5, skip the ch-2 sp, dc 2, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3] repeat 20 times, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch 5, skip the ch-2 sp, dc 2, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 3, ch, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, dc 3. Turn.

Row 71:  Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc4tog over the next 4 dc (skipping the (ch, sc, ch) in between), dc, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch 2, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in the ch-5 sp, ch 2, dc 2, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, (dc 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, dc 3)together**] repeat 20 times, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch 2, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in the ch-5 sp, ch 2, dc 2, skip the ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc, dc4tog over the next 4 dc (skipping the (ch, sc, ch) in between), dc.

  • **(dc 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, dc 3)together = (YO, insert your hook in the next dc and pull up a loop, pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) x3 times, pull up a loop in the ch-3 sp, (YO, insert your hook in the next dc and pull up a loop, pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) x3 times, pull a loop through all 8 loops on the hook.

Tie off.

Blocking

Either steam block or wet block depending on the fiber content (acrylic or natural, respectively) of the yarn you are using.
Find something round (I used a 9-inch dinner plate) and use it to pin the curvature for the ch-3 netting section, then stretch the arms straight and pin. Continue to pin around, pulling out from the center ch-2 space between each petal, ensuring that each petal in a row is about the same size and shape.







I hope you have enjoyed this free crochet shawl pattern.