Puff Stitch Crochet Shawl Pattern

by Jamey
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Puff Stitch Crochet Shawl Pattern

One of my favorite crochet projects to make is a crochet shawl. Shawls are fun and easy crochet patterns that generally use basic crochet stitches. In this case, the pattern uses the double crochet stitch and the puff stitch. This shawl crochet pattern is easy enough for the advanced beginner crocheter or above. I have to be honest, I’m pretty smitten with this shawl design.

A shawl is a great pattern if you’re learning how to crochet.  The puff stitch crochet shawl pattern is made from the top down and has very simple steps to increase the stitches in each row. The puff stitch creates a beautiful stitch pattern and the texture is stunning and allows for the beautiful details of the triangle scarf to pop.

Since it really only uses basic stitches this makes a great beginner crochet shawl pattern. This would make a perfect first triangle shawl. Use the appropriate hook sizes for your worsted weight or aran yarn and this crochet wrap pattern will give you a beautiful drape.

This elegant crochet wrap is lightweight and versatile enough to be worn with jeans. You can wear it with a dress in the summer to help keep you warm. It’s also compact enough that it can be worn as a crochet scarf during the winter too. However you decide to wear it, this free crochet pattern is perfect for your fashion needs.

It’s made with worsted weight 100% cotton yarn so it’s soft and cozy, cool to wear and easy to wash.

The puff stitch crochet shawl pattern is made from the top down and has very simple steps to increase the stitches in each row.

Puff Stitch Crochet Shawl Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

MATERIALS:

Hook: size J / 6.00 mm crochet hook

Yarn: All the specifics about the yarn

  • Weight – Size 4 – Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Yarn Used – Universal Cotton Supreme Yarn
  • Colors – Powder Blue (220 yds), Gray (55 yds) and Navy (70 yds)

Tools: Scissors, stitch marker and a yarn needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • ps = puff stitch

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This shawl is worked from the top down starting with a tab at the center of the shawl. 

Puff Stitch: Insert the crochet hook and draw up a loop, yo and draw up a loop 4 more times, end stitch with a ch 1. Note*** for those that are visually inclined, the paid pdf pattern comes with full instructions including a video tutorial. 

FINISHED SIZE: 52″ wide by 22″ high

The puff stitch crochet shawl pattern is made from the top down and has very simple steps to increase the stitches in each row.

PATTERN:

 

Shawl Tab

With Color A, ch3 

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next st (2) 

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in 2 sts (2)

Rows 7: Ch 1, Sc in 2 sts, turn work 90 degrees clockwise and sc in 5 spaces evenly down the side, turn work 90 degrees again and sc in foundation ch (9) 

Note: This creates a smooth line across the top of the shawl 

 

Shawl Body

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 more dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in center st (mark the 2nd of the three with a stitch marker and move it up on the center st of each row), dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in last stitch of row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 more dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in center st, dc in next 6 sts, 3dc in last st of row. Turn. 

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 more dc in same st, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in center st, dc in next 9 sts, 3dc in last st of row. Turn. 

Row 4-11: Repeat row 3, continuing to always increase in the first stitch, the center stitch where the stitch marker is and again at the end of the row.

Row 12: Change to color B yarn. Ch 3, sk st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original ch 3 st and make a puff in same sp (make sure to end with a ch 1), * sk next st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original dc and make a puff in same sp* repeat across row ending with a dc in last st.

Row 13-17: Change to color A yarn. Repeat row 3, continuing to always increase in the first stitch, the center stitch where the stitch marker is and again at the end of the row.

Row 18: Change to color C yarn. Ch 3, sk st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original ch 3 st and make a puff in same sp (make sure to end with a ch 1), * sk next st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original dc and make a puff in same sp* repeat across row ending with a dc in last st.

Row 19-23: Change to color A yarn. Repeat row 3, continuing to always increase in the first stitch, the center stitch where the stitch marker is and again at the end of the row.

Row 24: Change to color B yarn. Ch 3, sk st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original ch 3 st and make a puff in same sp (make sure to end with a ch 1), * sk next st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original dc and make a puff in same sp* repeat across row ending with a dc in last st.

Row 25-29: Change to color A yarn. Repeat row 3, continuing to always increase in the first stitch, the center stitch where the stitch marker is and again at the end of the row.

Row 30: Change to color C yarn. Ch 3, sk st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original ch 3 st and make a puff in same sp (make sure to end with a ch 1), * sk next st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original dc and make a puff in same sp* repeat across row ending with a dc in last st.

Row 31-35: Change to color B yarn. Repeat row 3, continuing to always increase in the first stitch, the center stitch where the stitch marker is and again at the end of the row.

Row 36: Change to color C yarn. Ch 3, sk st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original ch 3 st and make a puff in same sp (make sure to end with a ch 1), * sk next st, (dc, ch1) in next st, cross back to original dc and make a puff in same sp* repeat across row ending with a dc in last st.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.

Finishing option: you could also add some big bold tassels at each corner of the shawl if you’d like something a little more fun and playful.

I hope you love this beginner-friendly crochet shawl as much as I do. I love that it’s a project without too much thinking and counting and is perfect to work on while traveling or watching Netflix.

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The puff stitch crochet shawl pattern is made from the top down and has very simple steps to increase the stitches in each row.

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