Sapphire Puff Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Ready for a new crochet shawl pattern? I hope so, because I’m very excited for this one! It’s lacy, but structural – thanks to fantastic puff stitch. It’s big enough to cover you nicely, but it’s lightweight at the same time. What can I say? In my opinion it’s just perfect for transition weather, so be sure to add this beauty to your refreshed spring wardrobe!

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I used ombre yarn for this project, and I very much recommend you doing the same, because it makes the work a true pleasure. No color changing and weaving in ends, and this color flow… well, I’m in love!

The colorway I chose ranges from deep violet to bright green, so it reminds me of the deep ocean. Remember, that the color you start with in a triangular shawl will be the most prominent, so plan accordingly! If I’d decide to start with green, this accessory would be brighter and would have a spring vibe to it.

Such shawl would be a lovely gift and cherished for years, so keep it in mind when looking for ideas. Handmade presents are special, because you can weave in the heart and the love.

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This pattern requires some skills, but I think it will be OK for adventurous beginners or intermediate crocheters. To get a grasp on puff stitch variation I use here, please check out my tutorial, because you will find video tutorial there – it’s linked below.

Please read all the notes carefully, because that’s the only way to make sure that you’re on the right track. This pattern is untested, though, so please let me know if you find any mistakes in it! I’m still learning (especially in the department of writing crochet patterns), so that’s why a mistake or two can sometimes hide in plain sight.

PATTERN NOTES

MEASUREMENTS – circa 150 cm x 75 cm (59″ x 29,5″) after blocking

LEVEL – ambitious beginner / intermediate

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: one cake of 4-ply Kokonki yarn – 50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 1200 m, 320 g;
  • colorway A950
  • crochet hook 2.5 mm
  • scissors

before you start

Please remember about these things, because they are important:

  • we start from the top center of the shawl.
  • turn the work over after each row.
  • 3 chains at the beginning of the row work as 1 dc (learn more about turning chain here!) and are included as such in the overall stitch count for the row (if given).
To learn how to make puff stitches in this project, check out my tutorial for it here:

How to Crochet Easy Puff Stitch | Video Tutorial + Written Pattern

Let’s begin!

START:

magic ring

ROW 1:

chain 3, 5 dc, 1 ch, 6 dc (13)

ROW 2 – ALL DOUBLE CROCHETS:

start of the row formula: chain 3, 1 dc inc

1 dc in each stitch until you reach the middle (in this row it’s 4 dc)

middle of the row formula: *2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc* all into chain space

1 dc in each stitch until you reach the last two stitches (in this row it’s 4 dc)

end of the row formula: 1 dc inc, 1 dc. 

(19)

 

ROWS 3-6 – ALL DOUBLE CROCHETS:

proceed as in row 2, applying the formulas for all three areas – start, middle and end. The amount of double crochet stitches in between will grow with each row. 

Here the pattern will give you plus 7 stitches in each next row, so the overall row count for each row goes as follows:

3 – (26)

4 – (33) 

5 – (40)

6 – (47)

ROW 7 – PUFFS AND CHAINS:

start of the row formula: chain 3, 1 dc inc, 1 ch

*1 puff, 1 ch* repeat until you reach the middle (repeat for this row is x11)

middle of the row formula: *1 puff, 3 ch, 1 puff* all into chain space

*1 ch, 1 puff* repeat until you reach the last three stitches of the row (repeat for this row is x11)

end of the row formula: 1 ch, 1 dc inc, 1 dc. 

(57)

ROW 8 – ALL DOUBLE CROCHETS:

proceed as in row 2, applying formulas in all three areas and making 1 dc in each stitch. 

PRO TIP! If your crocheting style is rather loose, it’s good to work double crochets IN the chain stitches between the puffs, because it results in a nice, clean look. If you struggle with inserting the hook in these chains, just work your dc’s in the chain space – it will look fine, too.

ROW 9 – PUFFS:

proceed as in row 7, applying formulas in all three areas, and repeating *1 ch, 1 puff* as many times as needed on each of the sides.

 

ROW 10 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 11 – PUFFS:

proceed as in row 7

ROW 12 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 13 – PUFFS:

proceed as in row 7

ROW 14 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 15 – BACK POST HDC:

without adding stitches on the edges, chain 2, make 1 hdc in each stitch until you reach the middle of the shawl, 1 ch, and proceed with 1 hdc in each stitch on the other half.

 

ROW 16-24 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 25 – BACK POST HDC:

proceed as in row 15

ROW 26 – ALL SINGLE CROCHETS

start: chain 1, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 

1 sc in each stitch,

middle: *2 sc, 1 ch, 2 sc* all into chain space

1 sc in each stitch,

end: 1 sc inc, 1 sc. 

 

ROWS 27-60 – ALTERNATE ROWS 7 AND 8, starting with puffs:
  • For ROW 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59 – PUFFS – proceed as in row 7
  • ROW 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 – ALL DC’S – proceed as in row 2

ROW 61 – BACK POST HDC:

proceed as in row 15

 

ROW 62 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 63 – PUFFS:

proceed as in row 7

ROW 64 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 65 – PUFFS:

proceed as in row 7

ROW 66 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 67 – BACK POST HDC:

proceed as in row 15

ROW 68 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 69 – BACK POST HDC:

proceed as in row 15

ROW 70 – ALL DC’S:

proceed as in row 2

ROW 71 – BACK POST HDC:

proceed as in row 15

ROW 72 – ALL SINGLE CROCHETS: 

proceed as in row 26

 

ROW 73 – CRAB STITCH:

make 1 crab stitch in each stitch.

Fasten off and secure the yarn. You’re done!

you are done!

Hey, it wasn’t so hard, right? Now you can wear your shawl with pride or gift it to someone you love! Feel free to add decorative border if you want, it will add even more elegance to this design. This project will definitely need blocking to achieve nice regular shape.

 

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