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Looking for a lace spring shawl crochet pattern to add some flair to your handmade wardrobe? The Spring Forth Shawl is an intermediate lace spring shawl crochet pattern that will work for any occasion. Read on to find out more and access the free pattern.
I am super excited to welcome Courtney from Creations by Courtney to the blog today. I met Courtney through an online programme we both took part in and love her stuff. Courtney designs garments and accessories with lots of texture – this includes Tunisian Crochet projects, colour and minimal shaping – I think you can see why I love her stuff, and the Spring Forth Shawl is no exception!
Graded intermediate, you know I think that it’s all hard when you’re a beginner, but there are tutorials so give it a try. I will be as soon as I get a couple of projects finished and decide what yarn I’m using. I LOVE lacy shawls and this spring shawl crochet pattern is totally my style. Let’s read on to find out how to make this lace spring crochet shawl.
Spring Shawl Crochet Pattern Intro
The Spring Forth Shawl is a lace spring shawl crochet pattern and was inspired by what I imagine happens in spring as flora and fauna begin reaching out roots to spring forth from the ground (pun intended).
Thanks to watching the rebooted Magic School Bus with my kiddos, we learned that there is a network in the forest that plants use to communicate with each other. If you have ever seen how the roots of a plant spread out, I figured the Fractal Lace was a symmetrical version of plants roots.
To add an additional touch of spring, I choose an edging that reminds me of small flowers, and dug deep in my stash for a sparkly yarn in red and purple that exudes elegance.
The Spring Forth Shawl can be worn for any occasion, but will be especially perfect for attending tea and upcoming weddings (safely, of course) as the weather warms. And if you enjoy feeling elegant just because, then wear anytime and anywhere.
Lace spring shawl crochet pattern tips
It is recommended to use a yarn that will block well when working this spring shawl crochet pattern. This is because the lace will really open after blocking. If you’re not sure about the fibre content to use, consider grabbing a DK weight yarn that has natural fibres such as cotton, wool, tencel or bamboo. It does not have to be 100% but with a decent amount of natural fibre. If you prefer synthetic yarns, then consider rayon/ viscose which is produced from natural fibres. This will help with blocking, and add to the overall finished look.
Buy Spring Forth Shawl Crochet Pattern
The Spring Forth Shawl is a gorgeous and versatile lace spring shawl crochet pattern. Get your Ad FREE digital download copy from your favourite pattern store below:
FREE Spring Forth Shawl pattern
- Feza Yarns Viva Glitz, DK #3 (85% rayon, 15% metallic yarn, 262 yds/ 239.6 m, 3.5 oz/ 100 g): 3 hanks or 660 yds of weight #3 yarn
- US G+ (4.50 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge
- Stitch Markers
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
- Blocking Boards
- Rust-proof pins
- Blocking Wires
Before blocking: 2 repeats x 4 rows = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm]
Before Blocking: 57” L x 17” W [148.8 cm x 43.2 cm]
After Blocking: 60” L x 21” W
- Beg: beginning
- Btw: between
- Ch: chain
- Cnr: corner
- CSTR: chainless starting treble crochet
- Dtr: double treble crochet
- dtr2tog: double treble 2 together
- DTDtog: double treble, treble, double treble together
- FO: fasten off
- Fsc: foundation single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- M: stitch marker(s)
- Prev: previous
- Rem: remain(s)(ing)
- Rep: repeat
- Sk: skip
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- Sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sk: skip
- Tr: treble crochet
- WS: wrong side
- YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
CSTR: Pull up a loop, wrap around hook 2 times (counts as YO 2 times), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times
dtr2tog: *YO 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times**, sk 7 ch, rep from * to **, YO, pull through 3 loops
DTDtog: *YO 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times**, YO 2 times, sk 3 st, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), sk 3 st; rep from * to **, YO, pull through 4 loops
- Pattern is written US terms.
- Read the entire pattern before beginning.
- The shawl is created lengthwise.
- The final row of the Edging is worked along 3 of 4 sides.
- Adjustments in size can be made by increasing the width and/or the length. Yarn amounts do not account for adjustments.
- If adjustments are made to the width, the total stitches must be a multiple of 8+5 .
- If adjustments are made to the length, the total stitches of Row 5 of the Edging must be a multiple of 10+1 to complete Rows 6-8.
- Refer to the tutorial HERE to assist with creating dtr2tog and DTDtog.
You can access the tutorial here
Row 1: 61 fdc, turn
Row 2: CSTR in first st, tr in next st, ch 4, DTDtog beg in next st, *ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as the 3rd leg of the prev DTDtog; rep from * until 10 sts remain, ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as 3rd leg of prev DTDtog, ch 4, tr in last 2 sts, turn – 4 tr; 2 ch-4 groups; 6 ch-7 groups; 7 DTDtog; 61 total sts
Row 3: CSTR in first st, tr in next st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; starting in last st used, dtr2tog (be sure to sk 7 ch btw the legs), *(ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as the 2nd leg of the prev dtr2tog; starting in the last st used, dtr2tog; rep from * until 6 sts rem, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as the 2nd leg of the last dtr2tog made, sk 4 ch, tr in last 2 sts, turn – 4 tr; 7 groups; 61 total sts
Rows 4-59: Rep [Rows 2-3] 28 times, turn
Row 60: CSDC in first st, dc in each st – 61 dc
Rotate piece to work along the side
Row 1: CSDC in side of last dc of Row 60, evenly dc along the side to cnr, turn – 178 dc
Rows 2-4: CSTR in first st, tr in each st, turn – 178 tr
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 88 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st until 1 st rem, 2 sc in last st, turn – 181 sc
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next st; rep from * until 5 sts rem, sc in last 5 sts, turn – 18 ch-5 loops, 199 sc
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *sk next 3 sts, (hdc, 9 dc, hdc) in next ch-5 sp (scallop made), sk next 3 sts**, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across stopping at ** on last rep, sc in last 3 sts, turn – 91 sc, 18 scallops
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, sk next 5 sts, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next st of scallop, [sk next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st] 2 times, ch 3, sk next 5 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 5 sts; rep from * across 1 st rem, sc in last st. DO NOT TURN.
Row 9: Working along the side, evenly sc along Rows 1-8, sc in each st to cnr, turn cnr, CSDC, evenly dc across to next cnr, turn cnr, sc in each st, evenly sc along Rows 1-8, sl st to join to first st of Row 8, FO
- Weave in all ends.
- Block to final measurements. Check out this tutorial
I hope you have enjoyed making the Spring Forth Shawl! The fractal lace is different and might seem challenging at first, but once you get the hang of making these tall stitches, this spring shawl crochet pattern begins to take shape.
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Meet the Designer – Courtney, Creations by Courtney
Creations by Courtney is the destination for discovering crochet garments & accessory patterns for curating your handmade closet.
Courtney first learned to crochet and knit as a child when taught by her mother, but she was hooked by crochet in college when she gave it another try. She crocheted winter accessories and occasional blankets while in graduate school and living in Chicago until 2010. Through her husband’s encouragement, Creations by Courtney was officially started in 2011 creating custom crochet pieces, and transitioned to designing crochet patterns in 2017. When not designing and crocheting, she is busy with her online private practice, and her husband, son and twin daughters.
Courtney is most excited creating women crochet garments and accessories that can be colorful, textured, and created with minimal seaming and unique shaping. Since every body is beautiful, all Creations by Courtney crochet garments are size-inclusive, and meant to be worn for many occasions to proudly show off a crocheter’s talent. Accessory patterns range from hats and headbands to totes and shawls that are functional and stylish.
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I hope you enjoyed this lace spring shawl crochet pattern as much as I did. I would love to see your finished Spring Forth Shawl, spring shawl crochet pattern makes. Don’t forget to pop into the Facebook Group and share your WIPS and FO’s.
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