Join Furls Crochet and Cre8tion Crochet for the Furls Crochet September CAL. Find out what we named our design and get the instructions for Part One of this beautiful Asymmetric Shawl.
We had no idea what to name our September CAL Shawl... We asked, and you told us. We were amazed at all the fantastic name choices, it was super hard to decided on what we would call this asymmetrical triangle shawl. Some submissions were literal, some were whimsical and some were just beautiful, but in the end we decided to go with drum roll please....
Introducing the..... Unfurled Beauty Shawl
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. This name was suggested, along with similar iterations, by quite a few people, so we knew it was perfect. If your name wasn't picked, don't fret, we will have more opportunities for you to help us name designs in the future.
So now... let's get this shawl, oops, I mean show, on the road.
First, if you haven't already... be sure to join our exclusive CAL facebook page, Fun with Furls. Here you can follow along with other crocheters, ask your questions and see what other questions other people have had. Feel free to have conversations, share crochet stories and make friends.
Gauge is not very important with this project. If you are using a sport weight superwash merino and the appropriate size hook than even if your tension is a little tighter or looser than mine, you will be fine.
However, if you are using a different fiber, or you are super regimented than you can go ahead and do a gauge swatch.
Pre blocking gauge is 13sts and 7 rows in 4" - dc stitches, 6.0mm hook
Post blocking gauge will be dependent on your fiber. We recommend superwash merino, as the Oink Pigments yarn is, or another natural animal fiber. Cotton, even though it is a natural fiber, will not block the same way as an animal fiber. Synthetics will provide very different results.
If you are using a synthetic fiber, such as acrylic, we recommend using a larger hook, perhaps 6.5mm or using a thinner yarn, such as fingering weight.
So without further ado...
2 skeins of Oink Pigments Sport Weight Superwash Merino- 100g/345yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 2-ply in your Main Color (MC)- Sample uses Zoot Suit Riot
1 skein of Oink Pigments Sport Weight Superwash Merino- 100g/345yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 2-ply in your Accent Color (AC)- Sample uses Kernel Mustard
Easy- Projects uses yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
FINISHED SIZE- post blocking
34” tall x 52” long on short end and 60” long on tall end
GAUGE- PRE blocking
13sts and 7 rows dc = 4”
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), RS - right side,
dc2tog- double crochet two together
yarn over (YO), insert hook into first st, YO and draw up a loop, (three loops on hook), YO and pull through first two loops (two loops remaining on hook), YO, insert hook in next st, YO and draw up a loop (four loops on hook), YO, pull through first two loops on hook, YO and pull through remaining three loops.
- The body of the shawl and a portion of the edging are completed all in one step. The body will consist of plain dc stitches and the 5dc cluster (and ch 5) at the end of each row will be part of the edging
- Ch 3, in even rows, is considered first dc of each row
- Ch 5, in odd rows will become part of the edging, does not count as a stitch
- Stitch counts are in brackets <> at the end of each row until row 4 (ch 5 is not included in st count)
- Each repeat of pattern (rows 3 & 4) adds 2sts to the body of the shawl
- You can use any striping pattern that you prefer, to get the same striping pattern as our sample, follow the Color Guide at the end of the pattern. All color changes will take place on the solid edge, not the ch-5 edge.
- Do not turn your work at the end of the row, the next row begins with instructions to do BEFORE you turn
PATTERNFor more detailed instructional images, please join our facebook group, Fun with Furls.
Row 1: Starting with 6.0mm J/ Green Apple Furls Candy Shop hook, Ch 4, 4dc in 4th ch from hook, do not turn <5dc>
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn, dc same dc, dc next st, skip 2-dc, 5dc in last dc, do not turn <3dc, skip 2, 5dc cluster>
Row 3: Ch 5 and turn, skip 2-dc 5dc in next dc, (mark the 3rd dc), skip 2-dc, dc in each dc to last st, 2dc in last dc, do not turn <4dc, skip 2, 5dc cluster>
Row 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc same dc, dc in each st until 2 sts before marked st, skip 2-dc, 5dc in MS, leave remaining sts unworked, do not turn <5dc, skip 2, 5dc cluster>
Rows 5-75: Repeat rows 3 & 4 consecutively, each row will add 1 st to the body portion of the shawl
Rows 1-15 Main Color
Rows 16-17 Accent Color
Rows 18-27 Main Color
Rows 28-31 Accent Color
Rows 32-45 Main Color
Rows 46-47 Accent Color
Rows 48-49 Main Color
Rows 50-51 Accent Color
Rows 52-59 Main Color
Rows 60-65 Accent Color
Rows 66-73 Main Color
Rows 74-75 Accent Color
Remaining Color Guide will be shared with Part Two
You will notice that the body of the shawl continues to get wider in a pie shape as the shawl grows. After you have completed row 75 you’ll have to wait for Part Two to continue. In Part Two we will begin working on the shaping of the short side of the triangle. The remainder of the pattern will use increases and decreases at certain intervals to create the concave shape of the short side.
Part Two will also include the edging instructions. Lastly we will discuss blocking our shawls to finished measurements.
If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. I highly recommend joining our exclusive CAL Facebook page, Fun with Furls, so that you can follow along with other crocheters and ask any questions you may have for the quickest answers.
You can also email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us next week, same place, same time for Part Two of the September CAL Shawl
Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet and has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments and strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by The Yarn Box in 2012, by AllFreeCrochet in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Lorene has many patterns published by Red Heart Yarns. Lorene has recently joined Furls Crochet as their Creative Director in Residence.