Triangular crochet shawl made from only one ball of Funny Rainbow Star by Mely Raya

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.

Triangular shawl

Triangular shawl

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

Triangular shawl

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

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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.

openwork eyelet stitch

Instructions

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.

Flat section

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.

Triangular shawl

Tassels

Make a couple of tassels and knot at each end of the shawl.

how to make tassels