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Fruit Salad Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

June 20, 2019

Introducing Fruit Salad, a free crochet pattern for a light triangle lacy shawl, perfect for Summer! The pattern is easy and relaxing and would make a great project to bring in your case for holiday crochet, or for when you want a simple crochet project when chilling in the garden. Nothing complicated about this crochet pattern – just basic stitches, so you can relax and crochet.

This project uses 1 full skein (100g) of fingering weight yarn, and approx 70g of a contrast colour. When I received my yarn in May’s Knitcrate Subscription Box, I instantly fell in love with it!

400m of ultra-soft, fingering weight yarn in yellow, a tangerine orange, and grapefruit pink begged to become a Summer Shawl. I swatched a few stitch patterns with the yarn, and decided it needed another colour to ‘tone’ it down. Adding 70g of a lovely blush pink from my stash did the trick! And the extra yarn meant that I was making a larger shawl.

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You can use any Fingering weight yarn of your choice, and approx 70g of another colour from your stash to make this pattern. You could also use a ball of gradient yarn to make the complete shawl. It would look lovely in a Scheepjes Whirl. Read on for all the details!

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Materials

Yarn A: Knitologie Cozy Sock from Knitcrate  – Citrus Squeeze: 4 Ply Sock – 75% SW Merino / 15% Nylon / 10% Cashmere – 100g/400m

Yarn B: John Arbon Textiles – Knit by Numbers 4ply, 100% wool-merino, 100gr/400m/437yds (approx. 70g)

4.5mm crochet hook

You can use 700 – 800m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook. You will need 100gr of Yarn A and approx. 70g of Yarn B

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 78” [183cm] wide x 32” [82cm] depth after blocking, without tassels

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

Sc        single crochet

Dc        double crochet

Tr         treble crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space

Sl St     slip stitch

UK Crochet Terms

Dc       double crochet

Tc        treble crochet

Dtr      double treble crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space

Sl St     slip stitch

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (V-st) – make [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in indicated space/stitch

Puff Stitch (PS) – YO and insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a hdc, (yo and insert hook in same st and pull up a loop) 3 times, yo and pull through all 9 loops.

Skill Level

This is an easy/intermediate level pattern. You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. I have included some tips, and photos of the first 4 rows to guide you. And always feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Please read through Notes before you start the pattern

Notes

  • Shawl is a triangle creating a wide wing-span with a width of approx. 78in.
  • The main body is worked in one piece top down, increasing on each side and in the middle to form a wide triangle.
  • It may be helpful to add a stitch marker to the centre ch-3 space, and move it up each row.
  • You can use any Fingering weight yarn to achieve a similar effect
  • Includes written instructions. Pattern written in US crochet terms.
  • Ch5 at beginning of a row counts as [1tr, ch1] throughout.
  • Gauge is not important. Use hook to match your tension.
  • To change colour at end of row, work last stitch of old colour to last yarn over, yarn over with new colour and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.

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Colour Sequence

Rows 1 – 6: Yarn A

Rows 7 – 8: Yarn B

Rows 9 – 12: Yarn A

Rows 13 – 14: Yarn B

Rows 15 – 18: Yarn A

Rows 19 – 20: Yarn B

Rows 21 – 24: Yarn A

Rows 25 – 26: Yarn B

Rows 27 – 30: Yarn A

Rows 31 – 32: Yarn B

Rows 33 – 36: Yarn A

Rows 37 – 38: Yarn B

Rows 39 – 42: Yarn A

Rows 43 – 44: Yarn B

Rows 45 – 48: Yarn A

Row 49: Yarn B

Instructions

Using 4.5mm hook and Yarn A, make a Magic Ring

Row 1: Ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch1 here and throughout), V-st (see special stitches), ch3, V-st, ch1, 1tr into ring, turn – 2tr, 2 V-st

Pull ring tight to close

Row 2: Ch5, V-st in next ch-1 sp (base of ch5 here and throughout), ch1, skip next V-st, [V-st, ch3, V-st] in centre ch-3 sp, ch1, skip next V-st, V-st, ch1, in last ch-1 sp (tip:ch5 from previous row counts as 1tr and ch-1), 1tr in 4th ch of beg ch5, turn – 2tr, 4 V-st

Row 3: Ch5, [V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, skip next V-st] twice, [V-st, ch3, V-st] in centre ch-3 sp, ch1, [skip next V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1] twice, 1tr in 4th ch of beg ch5, turn – 2tr, 6 V-st

Row 4: Ch5, * V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, skip next V-st; rep from * across to centre ch-3 sp, [V-st, ch3, V-st] in centre ch-3 sp, ch1, * skip next V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, making last V-st, ch1 in ch-5 sp, 1tr in 4th ch of beg ch5, turn.

Repeat row 4 –  40 more times for a total of 44 rows, following colour sequence.

Row 45: Using Yarn A, ch7 (counts as 1 tr, ch3), 1sc in 1st ch-1 sp (base of ch7), ch5, * skip next V-st, 1sc in next ch-1 sp, ch5; rep from * to centre ch-3 sp, skip next V-st, [1sc, ch5 (place marker), 1sc] in centre ch-3 sp, * ch5, skip next V-st, 1sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, making last sc in final ch-5 sp, ch3, 1tr in 4th of beg ch5, turn.

Row 46: Ch7 (counts as 1 tr, ch3), 1sc in ch-3 sp (base of ch7), * ch5, 1sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to marked centre ch-5 sp, [1sc, ch5, 1sc] in centre ch-5 sp, * ch5, 1sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across making last sc in final ch-7 sp, ch3, 1 tr in 4th ch of beg ch7, turn.

Row 47: Rep row 46

Row 48: Rep row 46. Fasten off yarn

Row 49: Using Yarn B, ch7 (counts as 1tr, ch3), sl st in ch-3 sp (base of ch7), * ch3, PS (see special stitches) in next sc, ch3, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around shawl edge, making last sc in final ch7 sp, ch3, 1tr in 4th ch of beg ch7. Fasten off yarn.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. Take your time pinning finished shawl, and use a pin on each PS of the last row…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece! Add tassels if you wish.

Tassel Instructions

Make 3 tassels as follows:

Using a book approx. 4-6” in width, cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel. I used a few yards of both yarns for my tassels. Wrap yarn around book about 40 times (depending on thickness required). Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Wrap another length of yarn around tassel 1” from top approx.8 times and knot ends together. Trim if needed and sew securely to 3 corners of shawl.

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