My free crochet pattern for September is up at Michaels.com! Happy Saturday!
I’m re-posting this pattern here on my blog, since Michaels.com re-vamped its entire site and scrubbed out a lot of patterns. It’s a Marigold Triangle Shawl!
With Autumn just around the corner, I wanted to make something cozy and cheerful, and I couldn’t take my mind off granny-square afghans! I thought we could also celebrate the colors of the season with bright marigold blossoms, which I especially love because they are edible! Loops & Threads T-shirt yarn is a fun material for making pom-poms, since you get variegated colors in one ball with a cute, chunky look, and Candy Corn is absolutely perfect for our marigolds. So let’s get comfy with a classic granny-triangle shawl accented with fun pops of color! Kitsch-factor on maximum!
The neat thing about this pattern is that once you get the hang of it, you can just keep going forever and ever and make the shawl as big or small as you like. My marigolds (which are edible flowers!) are made with Loops & Threads’ new tshirt yarn, which makes for nice and squishy pompoms.
- Crochet Hook, size I/5.5mm
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® in Kelly Green – 4 balls
- Loops & Threads™ T-shirt™ in Candy Corn – 1 ball
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® in Rust (or any white, yellow, or orange yarn) – approx. 12 inches per pom-pom
- Clover Pom-Pom Maker – Small
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- optional: needle and white, yellow, or orange thread
Gauge is not that important in this project.
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
prev = previous
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
– With I hook and Kelly Green, ch 5 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and 2 dc into ring. Ch 3, work 3 more dc into ring.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and turning ch), turn. Work 2 dc in 1st st. Ch 1. In ch3-space, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Ch 1. In the top of ch3 from prev row, work 3 dc.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and turning ch), turn. Work 2 dc in 1st st, and ch 1. Work 3 dc and ch 1 in each ch1-space until you reach the ch3-space in the middle. In ch3-space, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1. Work 3 dc and ch 1 in each ch1-space until you reach the ch 4 from prev row. In top of ch 4, work 3 dc.
Repeat Row 3 until your shawl is the size that you prefer. I worked for 40 rows.
– With Candy Corn, follow the instructions on your pom-pom maker to make as many pom-poms as you like.
– I used 12 inches of Rust to tie my pom-poms together. I left the tails untrimmed and used them to tie my pom-poms to the shawl.
– Since t-shirt yarn is fairly bulky and slippery, I found it best to not over-wrap too much while making the pom-poms.
– Try not to stretch or pull the yarn too tightly while wrapping. Loose is better so that the yarn doesn’t shrink back or retract.
– Advice from friends to keep pom-poms in tact: use a surgeon’s knot to tie them together. You can also tie them with waxed dental floss, or you can take a needle and thread and sew through the center a few times for security.
- Spread your shawl out and place your pom-poms first to plan where you’d like to sew them down. Then, sew!