Lacy Blossom Shawl

Lacy Blossom Shawl is a medium size rectangular Tunisian crochet shawl that is crocheted along the long edge. It uses 2 100 g balls of fingering weight yarn, which is the perfect option for light spring/summer makes. The pattern uses basic stitches to create a beautiful lace shawl.

Put your Tunisian lace crochet skills to the test with this fabulous accessory.

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Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian full stitch (tfs), Tunisian double crochet (tdc), Tunisian simple stitch bind-off, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (blocked):

162 x 45 cm (approx. 63.75 x 17.75 in)

Materials and tools

West Yorkshire Spinners (75% Wool, 25% Nylon | Fingering | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 400 m (437 yds)), Seascape (#873) (A) 2 skeins

Tunisian crochet hook size 4 mm (US size G-6) with cable (at least 100 cm (40 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

20 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over st pattern

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in 2 steps; forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Standard return pass:  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first lp on hook and counts as first st unless otherwise stated.

Left edge stitch- This st is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.
  • Tunisian full stitch: Insert hook from front to back between the next two vertical bars, yrh and pul.
  • Tunisian double crochet: Yrh, insert hook from right to left under the front vertical bar, pul, yrh and pull through 2 lps.

Tunisian Simple stitch bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitch  RP- return pass  
Tfs- Tunisian full stitchRS- right side  
tdc- Tunisian double crochetapprox.- approximately  
rep- repeat   

Notes

The Lacy Blossom Shawl is worked flat, RS facing from right to left. The stitch pattern creating small blossoms is worked over two rows.

The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.

Blocking the shawl is essential for this project as it opens up the lace stitch pattern.

Instructions

Chain 323.

Row 1 FP: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. 323 lps on hook.

Row 1 RP: Standard RP.

Row 2 FP: tdc in next 2 sts, * tss in next 3 sts, tdc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, tss in the next st, ES.

Row 2 RP: Yrh, draw through 3 lps (half blossom made), *ch 2, yrh, draw through 2 lps, ch 2, yrh, draw through 6 lps (full blossom made); rep from * to last 3 lps, ch 2, [yrh, draw through 2 lps] twice.

Rows 3 FP: Tss, tfs in next st, *3 tdc in top of blossom, tfs in next st, tss in next st, tfs in next st; rep from * to half blossom, 2tdc in top of half blossom.

Rows 3 RP: Yrh, draw through 1 lp, *ch 2, yrh, draw through 6 lps, ch 2, yrh, draw through 2 lps; rep from * to last 5 lps on hook, ch 2, yrh, draw through 4 lps (half blossom made), yrh draw through 2 lps.

Row 4 FP: 2 tdc in top of half blossom, * tfs in next st, tss in next st, tfs in next st, 3 tdc in top of blossom; rep from * to last st, tfs in next st, ES.

Row 4 RP: Rep Row 2 RP.

Rows 5-34: Rep Rows 3-4 fifteen times.

Row 35 FP: Tss, [tss in front lp of next ch] twice, * tss in back lp of ch at top of blossom, [tss in front lp of next ch] twice, tss in the next st, [tss in front lp of next ch] twice; rep from * to last st, tss in back lp of ch at top of half blossom.

Row 35 RP: Standard RP.

Row 36: Tunisian Simple stitch bind-off.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements.

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