Bumbleberry Puff Shawl | Free Crochet Pattern
Here is the pattern I have been talking about! Introducing my Bumbleberry Puff Shawl made with Caron Cakes in the Puff stitch!
This pattern constitutes two firsts for me — using Caron Cakes and designing a shawl. Can you believe that after all these years crocheting I have never made a shawl? Isn’t that crazy?!
I remember one that I used for ages. It was not colors that I would have chosen, and was in fact a typical granny square blanket, but I used it for a shawl for many years and have regretted the day it came apart many times. However, despite having made this shawl, I do not do purple and will thus be giving it away.
Still, it’s a nice piece of color, albeit.
I posted this progress photo of this shawl a few days ago and was astounded by the response. I knew that Caron Cakes was a popular yarn, and people are really going for it now (which is why I made the investment to buy some), but I had no idea just a little progress photo would get so much attention.
The featured stitch in this pattern is the puff stitch. I created a stitch tutorial for it last week, and followed it up with a how to for joining new yarn with the puff stitch. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
What I really love about the puff stitch is that it is so easy and enjoyable while looking new and different. Puffs are like luscious balls of fiber just waiting to be squished! Don’t be intimidated by the look of it, I guarantee you will enjoy the pleasant monotony of working this shawl.
Another thing I just had to add was tassels. I adore thick, chunky tassels, whether they are essential or not. I went all the way with the tassels in this pattern. So if you prefer to add smaller, thinner tassels, be my guest.
Let’s get to the pattern!
Bumbleberry Puff Shawl
Skill Level Easy
70” wide (arm to arm) x 34” long (from neck to waist), not including tassels
6 dc + 3 rows = 2” square
Puff Stitch instructions
For this pattern, a puff stitch (ps) = 4 hdc puff. You will have 9 loops on the hook before pulling through last yarn over. Chain 1 to finish ps.
Row 1: ch 5, sl st in first ch to join ring, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in ring, do not sl st to join stitches: 8 dc
Row 2: ch 3, turn, ps between first and second dc, ps between following dcs, (ps, ch 2, ps) in next ch-2 space, ps between remaining dc, dc in same st as last ps: 8 ps
Row 3: ch 3, turn, ps between dc and next ps, ps between each ps to ch-2 space, (ps, ch 2, ps) in ch-2 space, ps between each ps around, (ps, dc) between last ps and dc: 10 ps
Row 4 – 47: repeat Row 3
Row 48: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across: 198 sc
Tassels (make 3)
Attach a tassel at all three points of the shawl.
Use a piece of cardboard measuring 7 – 7 ½ inches wide (or you can use a notebook like I did). Wrap yarn around the wide side of the cardboard or notebook 51 times. Cut the yarn at one end, separate one strand for securing the tassel and set it aside. Pull all strands through the desired stitch about halfway and measure them up even. With the extra strand, tie around upper part of tassel very tightly. Be careful to put your tie in back of the project. I used a yarn needle and threaded the ends through the center of the tassel to hide them.
Don’t hesitate to grab Caron Cakes, or any of the other self-striping varieties, for this pattern. The way the colors just shift and change is absolutely beautiful. It is definitely worth it!
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.