My name is Mely Raya (winner of the Katia Designers Awards 3, Crochet Accessories category), I’m a teacher and I live in Almería. I’ve been doing crochet, which I learned thanks to tutorials on social networks, for 8 years now. First and foremost, I like simple patterns made with calmness, care, lit candles and cups of tea. Therefore, I would like to share with you how to crochet the Verbena Shawl. This is a lineal triangular shawl featuring a combination of relief stitch and openwork eyelet stitch patterns. As I always comment to the students in my workshops: the real secret to creating a beautiful project is to choose quality yarns in beautiful colour combinations. There is no doubt that a ball of Funny Rainbow Star has all the right ingredients required to achieve this: a high yield, pastel cotton shades and a shiny touch.
A couple of years ago, I started to slow down my pace of life. So, I began to spend much more time crocheting at home. Furthermore, together with Emma – weaver, illustrator and a mother like me – we began to create a much more welcoming and homely place in the world in the form of ‘Tricotados con Amor’ (crocheted with love). As a consequence, I want the Verbena Shawl pattern to add a touch a fun (almost festive) while you crochet. In addition, its tassels and the shiny yarn transform it into an ideal accessory for special nights and summer festivals. To sum up, I hope you love it, enjoy the pattern and share the results with me on Instagram @funambulista1752
Verbena Shawl by @funambulista1752
Materials. 1 ball of Katia Funny Rainbow Star col. 201. Crochet hook: size E4 or G6 (U.S.)/(3.5 or 4 mm).
Approximate measurements: 152 cm x 65 cm
Stitches & Abbreviations
- Magic ring
- Ch st = chain stitch
- Css = chain stitch space
- St = Stitch
- Dc = double crochet
- Dcrf = relief double crochet in front
- Rep = repeat
- Fol = following
- R = row
How to follow the pattern
- This is a triangular shawl, made from top to bottom with increases at the sides and in the centre; these increases are made throughout the whole work in the same manner as on R2.
- The shawl is worked in rows going back and forth.
- Intermediate level.
R1: Using the chosen crochet hook and Katia Funny Rainbow Star col. 201, make a magic ring and work 4 Ch sts, 2 Dc, 2 Ch sts, 2 Dc, 1 Ch st, 1 Dc.
R2-4: 4 Ch sts, 2 Dc in the Css, 1 Dc in each st as far as the centre, 2 Dc + 2 Ch sts +2 Dc in the centre, 1 Dc in each st as far as the Css, 2 Dc + 1 Ch st +1 Dc in the Css.
Relief st section
R5: 4 Ch sts, 2 Dc in the Css, 1 Dcrf in each st as far as the centre, 2 Dc + 2 Ch sts + 2 Dc in the centre, 1 Dcrf in each st as far as the Css, 2 Dc + 1 Ch st + 1 Dc in the Css.
R6: 4 Ch sts, 2 Dc in the Css, 1 Dc in each st as far as the centre, 2 Dc +2 Ch sts +2 Dc in the centre, 1 Dc in each st as far as the Css, 2 Dc + 1 Ch st + 1 Dc in the Css.
R7-9: rep R5 & R6 alternately, finishing with R5.
Eyelet st section
R10-13: 4 Ch sts, 2 Dc in the Css, * 1 Dc in the fol st, 1 Ch st, skip 1 st, rep from * until 1 st before the centre, skip 1 st, 2 Dc + 2 Ch sts + 2 Dc in the centre, 1 Ch st, skip 1 st, * 1 Dc in the fol st, 1 Ch st, skip 1 st, rep from * until the last Css, 2 Dc + 1 Ch st + 1 Dc in the Css.
Relief st section
R14-19: rep R6 & R5 alternatively, finishing with R5.
Repeat the eyelet st section (= 4 rows) and the relief st section (= 6 rows) alternatively until the required length has been reached.
Make a couple of tassels and knot at each end of the shawl.