Spring Blanket Shawl
The Spring Blanket Shawl is a beautiful, beginner-friendly, garment that you can wrap yourself up in. This easy-to- crochet project is worked back and forth in rows.
You can make it in a single color, or, if you prefer you can make it like I did using three different colors of yarn.
Note for Beginners: The easiest way to make your blanket shawl would be in a single yarn color. You will not need to change your yarn colors every 2 rows and you will have less ends to sew in when you are finished your project.
I think this Spring Blanket Shawl will work well for summertime too, so if you want to add a fun element, add some tassels or fringe to the two side-edges. The fringe (or tassels) will move playfully in the wind when you are wearing it down by the seaside.
Spring Blanket Shawl Crochet Pattern
Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by King Cole.
King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.
This project was designed as part of the Spring Accessories Make Along with King Cole Yarns. During this event, the North American Ambassador team will be releasing some beautiful brand-new patterns for you. There will be some knit projects and some crochet projects included. Each of our projects will use one of the new cotton ranges available from King Cole Yarns (Cottonsmooth DK or Cotton Socks 4 Ply).
For the full schedule and supply list, please refer to this post.
I love working with cotton yarns and Cottonsmooth DK is no exception. It is beautifully smooth and soft and it has a fantastic sheen to it. The yarn is durable too. It didn’t fluff, or pill while I worked; or when I had to rip out some stitches to rework them.
Cottonsmooth DK is 100% Mercerized Cotton Yarn and it is available in 10 pretty colors. You can watch the King Cole New Release video here.
Spring Blanket Shawl Pattern
- Yarn: Cottonsmooth DK. (affiliate link) 3.53 oz (100 g) and 229 yds (210 m). 100% Mercerized Cotton. DK Weight Yarn . Gentle wash at 40 degrees. Do not tumble dry. Dry flat. Do not bleach. Iron, medium temperature. Dry clean, any solvent other than trichloroethylene.
- Colors: 3 skeins each Color C: White (3520), Color B: Silver (3525) and Color A: Navy (3528); if worked in a solid color you will need 8 skeins in total.
- Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G) Furls Streamline Wood (affiliate link)
- Finished Project: Blanket Shawl: 26.7 oz (757 g) and 1733 yds (1590 m)
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
Blanket Shawl width approximately 84 inches X 27 inches height.
Approximately 6 sets of (2 hdc, ch 1) per 4 inches and 9 rows worked in pattern per 4 inches.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
- ch – chain
- g- grams
- hdc – half double crochet
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- rem – remaining
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- yds – yards
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
- Crochet Stitch Dictionary
- Slip Knot and Starting Chain
- How to join a new ball of yarn
- How to work in the back bump of the starting chain.
- Half Double Crochet Join
- HDC Join Photo Tutorial
- How to add a fringe
- Stitch multiple: 3 + 2
- When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
- I did not carry my yarn up the side of the project. I finished off after every 2 rows.
- Color A: Navy, Color B: Silver; Color C: White.
- Pattern does not have a turning chain for each row with a color change because I usually start each new color change row with a standing st. If you prefer to use a sl st join and a turning chain (ch 2), feel free to substitute.
- If you are making your Spring Blanket Shawl in a single color, do not finish off at the end of the even-numbered rows and then begin each odd-numbered row with a ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc).
- To increase the height of your scarf, work more rows.
- The Spring Blanket Shawl is reversible.
- Add this project to your Ravelry library here
Spring Blanket Shawl Instructions
This project is crocheted lengthwise in rows.
Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: With Color A: Ch 377, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across. Turn. [126 sc, 125 ch2sp]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *2 hdc in the next ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch2sp. 2 hdc in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in the last st. Finish off Color A. Turn. [252 hdc, 124 ch1sp]
R3: With Color B: 1 hdc in the first st. *Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the last st**. Turn. [126 hdc, 125 ch2sp]
R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *2 hdc in the next ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch2sp. 2 hdc in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in the last st. Finish off Color B. Turn. [252 hdc, 124 ch1sp]
R5: With Color C: 1 hdc in the first st. *Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the last st**. Turn. [126 hdc, 125 ch2sp]
R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *2 hdc in the next ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch2sp. 2 hdc in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in the last st. Finish off Color C. Turn. [252 hdc, 124 ch1sp]
R7: With Color A: 1 hdc in the first st. *Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 hdc in the last st**. Turn. [126 hdc, 125 ch2sp]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *2 hdc in the next ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch2sp. 2 hdc in the last ch2sp, 1 hdc in the last st. Finish off Color A. Turn. [252 hdc, 124 ch1sp]
R9-R74: Rep R3-R8.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- If you are not adding a fringe to the edges of your project, weave in all yarn ends.
- If you are adding an optional fringe (or tassels) to the two side edges you may wish to incorporate those yarn ends into the fringe itself so you do not need to weave them in.
- To add a side fringe, I recommend cutting 3-strands of yarn for each row end (on each side); in the same color as the row end.
- To do this cut 48-strands of Color B and Color C. You need 24-strands for each side. Cut 52-strands of Color A because you have 2 extra rows in Color A.
- If you would like to add 5-inches of fringe to each side, cut each of the strands at 11-inches (folded this will give you the 5-inches plus a bit extra for tying and trimming).
- The finished Spring Blanket Shawl will be 10-inches wider after you add your fringe.
View this tutorial to see how to attach the fringe. Use 3-strands instead of the 1-strand shown (in thicker yarn) in the tutorial.
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You are most welcome Maggi! Best wishes, Rhondda
I’ve been looking for a “simple to make” Christmas gift for a neighbour which will not break the bank. This shawl is perfect. It is simple make AND stylish and I am delighted to have found it. Thank you so much for creating the design and giving it to me free of charge. I am so grateful you have no idea. Now all I have to do is decide on the colours. You’ve made me very happy, thank you.
Thank you Terri Ann ♥
What a beautifshawl design. I love the options available, in the stripes, to customize it with one’s own colors. Thanks for sharing this wrap pattern – perfect for spring!