Shawls are definitely one of the most versatile of garments. They can be worn casually around the neck, or over the shoulders for a more elegant approach, to complete any look. Furthermore, as well as adding personality to the simplest of outfits… they also keep you warm! Which is why Helmut from ‘Helmi’s Woll expeditionen’ is sharing the tutorial showing how to make this beautiful triangular crochet shawl. This is an easy to make picot edge shawl, and only requires 2 balls of the Perfect Cycle yarn Infinity Shawl to make it. It is also the ideal size to wrap yourself up in when the evenings are still cool. Furthermore, the gradient colour effect features a very original and spectacular “petal border” worked with Air Alpaca & Merino 100%. Meet Helmut and follow his pattern to create the perfect accessory for any occasion!
Triangular Crochet Shawl
My name is Helmut Neuneier and I am 48 years old. My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was small and I’ve enjoyed doing both ever since. I have developed my own style under the motto: ‘Be daring with materials and colours, free yourself from rigid structures’. That’s why I’d like to propose that you make the crochet Helmi’s Triangle Shawl with the multicolour effect created by Infinity Shawl. This amazing yarn with its soft blue-turquoise gradient colour effect is the inspiration behind the design of the triangular crochet shawl. You only need to know chain st and double crochet to make the first part of the shawl. To finish, a petal border made up of a base of chain st arches filled in with double crochet is worked, then completed with a final row of single crochet.
Perfect Cycle Yarns
Infinity Shawl is one of our Perfect Cycle yarns and has been specially designed for accessories made from one ball of yarn. This makes it perfect for the Helmi triangular crochet shawl. The Perfect Cycle ensures that all the balls of yarn start and finish with the same colour and that the gradient effect is identical in all your pieces. The Infinity Shawl colours perfectly compliment the saturated Air Alpaca tones. Play with your favourite colours and post a comment telling us what your ideal colour combination would be.
Helmis Triangle Shawl
By Helmut Neuneier
Materials: 2 balls Katia Infinity Shawl (col. 306), 1 ball Katia Air Alpaca (col. 216), 1 ball Katia Air Alpaca (col. 208), 1 ball Katia Merino 100% (col. 55); Crochet hook: size G6 (U.S.)/(4 mm), Scissors and Wool sewing needle.
74 3/4″ wide x 37 3/8” high (190 cm x 95 cm)
Chain st (Ch st)
Single crochet (Sc)
Double crochet (Dc)
Slip st (Ss)
Note: Turn the work at the end of each row.
R1: Using InfinityShawl, make a magic ring and work 4 ch sts (= the first double crochet), 3 dc, 3 ch sts, 4 dc.
R2: Work 4 ch sts, 3 dc in the last dc of the previous row. Continue with 3 dc, 3 ch sts, 3 dc in the space on the previous row (chain with 3 stitches). Then work 4 dc in the fourth chain from the start of the previous row.
R3: Work 4 ch sts, 3 dc in the last dc of the previous row. Continue with 3 dc in the space between the two following groups of dc on the previous row. In the following space work: 3 dc, 3 ch sts, 3 dc (= point). Work 3 dc in the following space and 4 dc in the fourth chain from the start of the previous row.
Throughout 63 rows: Work 4 ch sts and 3 dc in the last dc on the previous row. Work across the whole row with 3 dc in each space between the groups of dc on the previous row. Except in the space formed by 3 ch sts on the previous row: in this case work 3 dc, 3 ch sts and 3 dc. Finish each row with 4 dc in the fourth chain from the start of the previous row.
R64: Work 1 sc in each dc on the previous row.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Using Air Alpaca (col. 216) and crochet hook size G6.
R1 – Chain stitch Arches: From the start of the previous row work as follows: 3 sc, 15 ch sts, skip 2 sts, 3 sc. Repeat to the end of the row (finish with 3 sc).
R2 – «Fill» with 18 double crochet: From the start of the row work as follows: 3 ch sts (= first dc), 8 dc, 2 ch sts, 9 dc in the first arch. Work 1 dc in the 2nd sc of the group of 3 sc (between arches). Fill the second arch (like the first) with 9 dc, 2 ch sts, 9 dc.
Repeat until the end of the row.
Secure the last dc with 1 ss in the last sc of the previous row.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Using Air Alpaca (col. 208).
R3 – Single crochet: From the start of the previous row work as follows: 1 sc in all of the dc, including the ones between the arches. At the tip of the arches (= previous chain st spaces) work as follows: 2 sc, 2 ch sts, 2 sc = work 11 sc, 2 ch sts, 11 sc at each arch. Repeat until the end of the row, cut the yarn and fasten off.
Turn all the «petals» in the same direction.
Tip: Make the form by pressing together with the fingers or lightly press with a cloth.
Using Merino 100% (col. 55).
R4: Starting from 6 stitches before the petal point, work as follows: 6 sc, 2 sc in the ch st space at the point. Work 3 ch sts and secure with 1 ss in the last recently made sc (= picot). Work another sc in the ch st space, 6 sc in the following 6 sts.
Advance to the tip of the following petal and work in the same manner as the first.
Note: Take care to turn the «petals» before fixing them in place.
Repeat until the end. Sew the last «petal» with a few stitches to hold in place.
Fasten off and sew in all the loose yarn ends. Block the shawl if necessary.