Rainbow Flowers Motif Shawl

Rainbow Flowers Motif Shawl
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Crochet Pattern

This colorful shawl is assembled from small individual blocks. It's easy to make in any size or shape that you desire. The lace is pretty light weight, so even a large shawl like I made drapes well and is easy to arrange.

I used two yarns: a solid color for the outside of the blocks, and a self-striping rainbow-colored yarn for the flowers in the middle. When working the blocks, I arranged it so that the flowers change color in a rainbow pattern across the shawl. This shawl is also great for using up small scraps of yarn, since you don't need much yarn for each individual block.

Size: width - 84" (210 cm), depth - 44" (110 cm)

Materials: Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn 100% Wool sport weight yarn 440 yd (400 m)/100g, color Rainbow – 2 skeins. (CC)
Kauni Wool 8/2 Solids sport weight yarn, 660 yards (604 meters) /150 gr, color Black – 4 skeins. (MC)

Hook: F (3.75 mm)

Gauge: 1 motif = 5.25” (13 cm) square


Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr – treble (triple) crochet
trtr – triple triple crochet (yo 4 times)
3trtrcl – 3 trtr cluster
Picot – ch 3, sl st to 1st ch.
3trcl – 3 treble cluster
4trcl – 4 treble cluster
2dccl - 2 dc cluster
3dccl - 3 dc cluster
MC – main color
CC – contrasting color


Square Motif

Rounds 1-3 in CC

Round 1: chain 12, join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 2: ch 1, 16 sc into a ring, sl st to ch-1.

Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc into next sc, *ch 6, 3trtrcl into next sc, ch 6, 1 sc into next st, repeat from * 7 more times, end with sl st to ch 1. Cut the yarn.

The rest of the motif is in MC.

Round 4: secure the yarn at the top of the first 3trtrcl, ch 1, 1 sc between 3trtrcl and ch-6, *ch 7, 1 sc in the space between ch-6 and 3trtrcl, 1 sc in the space between 3trtrcl and next ch-6, repeat from * 7 more time, end with sl st to ch-1.

Round 5: ch 1, * (1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into next ch-7, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) into next ch-7, repeat from * 3 more times, sl st to ch-1.

Round 6: work 6 sl st along the beginning sts of the prev round (1 sc, 1 hdc, 6 dc), ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 3trcl in the same st, *ch 5, 2 trcl (1st leg in the same st as previous 3trcl, 2nd leg in next ch-1, ch 5, 1 hds in the next ch-3, ch 2, 1 sc into next ch-3, ch 2, 1 hdc into next ch-3, ch 5, 2trcl (1st leg into next ch-1, 2nd leg into 4th dc), ch 5, 4trcl into same 4th dc, repeat from * 3 more times, end with ch 5, sl st to ch-4.

Round 7: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + ch 3), *5 dc into next ch-5, ch 1, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch-2, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch-2, 5 dc into next ch-5, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 6, repeat from * 3 more times, end with 4 dc, sl st to ch-6.

Alternate Round 7 (to connect to another motif): ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + ch 3), *5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 2 dc into next ch-2, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 2 dc into next ch-2, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 3, sl st to ch-6 of the other motif, ch 3, repeat from * 3 more times, end with 4 dc, sl st to ch-6.



Triangle Motif

All triangle motives are in MC.

Row 1: chain 8, join with sl st to make a ring.

Row 2: ch 1, 9 sc into the ring. Turn.

Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc into next sc, *ch 6, 3trtrcl into next sc, ch 6, 1 sc into next st, repeat from * 3 more times. Turn

Row 4: ch 10, *1 sc in the space between ch-6 and 3trtrcl, 1 sc in the space between 3trtrcl and next ch-6, ch 7, repeat from * 3 more times, end with ch 4 (instead of 7), 1trtr into the last st. Turn.

Row 5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into next ch-4, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) into next ch-7, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into next ch-7, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) into next ch-7, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc) into ch-10. Turn.

Row 6: ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 3trcl into the same st, *ch 5, 2 trcl (1st leg in the same st as previous 3trcl, 2nd leg in next ch-1, ch 5, 1 hds in the next ch-3, ch 2, 1 sc into next ch-3, ch 2, 1 hdc into next ch-3, ch 5, 2trcl (1st leg into next ch-1, 2nd leg into 4th dc), ch 5, 4trcl into same 4th dc, repeat from * 1 more time. Turn.

Row 7: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + ch 3), *5 dc into next ch-5, ch 1, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch-2, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch-2, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 1, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 6, repeat from * 1 more time, end with 5 dc, ch 6, sl st into ch-4.

Alternate Row 7 (to connect to another motif): ch 3, sl st to ch-6 of the other motif, ch 3, *5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 2 dc into next ch-2, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 2 dc into next ch-2, 5 dc into next ch-5, sl st to ch-1 of the other motif, 5 dc into next ch-5, ch 3, sl st to ch-6 of the other motif, ch 3, repeat from * 1 more time, end with 5 dc, 3, sl st to ch-6 of the other motif, ch 3, sl st into ch-4.



Shawl

Crochet 55 square motifs and 11 triangle motifs. Connect the motifs as-you-go using the alternate round 7 for square motifs. Crochet square motifs first, then crochet and connect triangle motifs as-you-go to the top edge of the shawl.

Finishing

Work 1 row of sc along the longer side of the shawl (along the row of triangle motives).
Make 7” fringe. For fringe cut the yarn for 15” lengths.
Block the shawl.

Have fun!