Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl
If you've looked at a million shawl and wrap crochet patterns and can't find the right one, check out this Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl by Kristin Omdahl. It's one of our prettiest crochet shawl patterns.
This stunning and lovely free crochet shawl pattern adds just a hint of warmth without any weight to your wardrobe. Unlike many other bulkier crochet patterns, this DIY shawl is light and lacy. Created out of your favorite light-colored yarn, you can easily add something elegant to your wardrobe. Easily paired with with a sundress in the summer or with a long-sleeved tee in the winter, this is an all-weather crochet pattern that you will want to pull on time and time again.
Find even more elegantly easily crochet shawl patterns and more in our list of 19 Shawls and Wraps + An Easy Wrap Crochet Pattern.
Make the Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl
- US G6 (4mm) crochet hook,
- Yarn: Lace weight merino wool,1000 yards
- Tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends
Gauge: (2dc, ch2) x2, 3 rows of same pattern = 1.75” x 1.75”
Finished Size: 60” x 25”
Whole flower (make 8)
- With yarn doubled, Ch 6 and sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.
- Round 1: ch3 (cout as 1dc), work 15 dc into ring, sl st into 3rd st of ch3 at beg of round.
- Round 2: ch5 (cout as 1dc and ch2), dc into same st as last sl st, *ch1, skip 1 dc, into next dc work [dc, ch2, dc]; repeat from * 6 times more, ch1, sl st into 3rd of ch5 at beg of round.
- Round 3: sl st into 1st ch2 sp, ch3 (count as 1dc), into next sp work [1dc, ch2, 2dc]; * ch1, into next ch2 sp work [2dc, ch2, 2dc]; repeat from * 6 times more, ch1, sl st into 3rd sp of ch3 at beg of round.repeat from * 6 times more, ch1, sl st into 3rd ch of ch3 at beg of round.
- Round 4: sl st into next dc and 1st ch2 sp, ch3, work 6dc into same sp as last sl st, sc into next ch sp, [7dc into next ch2 sp, 1sc into next ch sp] 7 times, sl st into 3rd of ch3 at beg of round. Fasten off.
Half flower (make 18)
- With yarn doubled, Row 1: Ch3, dc 6 times in 3rd ch from hook (7 dc)
- Row 2: ch5 (counts as dc and ch2), dc in 1st st, *ch1, skip 1 st, (dc, ch2, dc) in next st,* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Turn
- Row 3: slip st in 1st dc and ch2 sp, *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 space, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 more times, turn.
- Row 4: sc in 1st st, *7dc in next ch2 sp, sc in next ch1 sp* repeat from * to * 3 more times, turn.
- Row 5: sc in 1st st, *ch3, skip 1 st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew half-flower onto shawl.
Triangle (make 2)
- Row 1: ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp. Turn. (3 ch2 sps)
- Row 2: sl st into space between 1st and 2nd dc, ch3, dc in same space, *ch2, 2dc in next ch2 sp*, ch2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch2 sp, repeat from * to * once, ch2, 2dc between last 2 dc. Turn. (5 ch2 sps)
- Row 3: sl st into space between 1st and 2nd dc, ch3, dc in same space, *ch2, 2dc in next ch2 sp* repeat from * to * once more, ch2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch2 sp, repeat from * to * 2 times, ch2, 2dc between last 2 dc. Turn. (7 ch2 sps)
- Row 3 – 28: repeat as established in row 3. (57 ch2 sps)
- Sew 8 flowers together in a straight line, using 2 adjacent petals of each flower and the 2 adjacent petals on the opposite side of each flower. (see photo).
- **With right side facing and starting at one end of long panel of flowers, slip stitch into center of last petal. Ch1, sc in same space. Ch5, sc into center of next petal (on same flower), ch5, *dtr into stitch that binds this flower to the next flower, ch5, sc into next petal (second flower now), ch5, sc into center of next petal (of same flower), ch5* repeat from * to * 6 more times, but omit the last ch5. Fasten off.**
- Repeat from ** to ** on other side of flower panel.
- Note: Make sure that the flower panel and half-flowers are all facing in the same direction (RS) when sewing into place. The triangular sections are reversible.
- Using the photograph as your guide, sew each long side of the flower panel to a shorter side of each of the triangle sections, making sure that you choose the shorter edge of each triangle so that the longer edge will remain at the top of the shawl. Each triangle consists of two short sides and 1 long side. The long side of each triangle is each half of the top of the shawl. Each triangle has a short side that will be sewn to the flower panel, and a short side that will become the bottom “V” of the shawl. This edge is where the half-flowers will be attached.
- Sew each of the half-flowers along the long sides of the triangular pieces, (see photo).
- After the first half-flower is sewn into place, the first stitch of each remaining half-flower should be snugly sewn right next to the previously sewn half-flower.
- With right side facing, sc evenly along top of shawl, then reverse sc back along same edge. Fasten off. Wash, block and dry.
We interviewed Kristin Omdahl on FaveCrafts Radio and asked her about this project. Listen to the April 6th show to hear her tips and tricks.
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Aug 31, 2017
I just love the patterns that Kristin designs. I always like when she appears on the crafting shows as well. I love this shawl pattern. It is so feminine and does not look very complicated. It would look nice in a shimmering yarn as well. Thank you.
Nov 30, 2016
I know that Kristin is working on an updated version of this pattern, using her own yarn... keep checking back on this site, or her site for the file!
colleengarner 9970 904
Jun 09, 2016
I am having a bit of trouble with the full flower in RD it says sl st into st ch sp ch count as dc into next sp work dc ch dc ch into next ch sp work dc ch dc repeat from times more ch sl st into rd sp of ch at beg of round repeat from times more ch sl st into rd ch of ch at beg of round the part that says to do it again times is that a typo and should be omitted or am I missing something also where is says sl st into st ch sp ch count as dc into next sp work dc ch dc should it read sl st into st ch sp ch count as dc into SAME sp work dc ch dc the go one within each ch sp work dc ch dc I have tried this…Read More times already as the pattern is written and it just does not look right
Apr 30, 2016
Hmmmm, I found photos at Ravelry that show this shawl (the pattern is for sale there). Looks to me like the shawl is actually made of 4 triangle sections. Two sewn together to form each half of the shawl. This does make the long side of the triangle (which is actually 2 short sides sewn together) the bottom edge that the half flowers are sewn onto. Here's the Ravelry page with the photos http//www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Clothes-Pa == tterns/Elegant-Crochet-Flower-Shawl Look at the top photo and you will see what I am talking about.
Apr 30, 2016
Sorry, that link is incorrect. This is the correct url for the Ravelry page with the shawl photos http//www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cro == chet-flower-shawl
Apr 30, 2016
Wish there were an edit button for comments. Looking at the triangle instructions again and the photo at Ravelry, it looks like there are just 2 triangles for this shawl, and the long edge is the bottom where the half flowers are attached. Sorry to clutter up the comments. But at least you can see the photo using the url in the above reply.
Jul 20, 2015
It appears that the "Triangle" instructions are missing or am I mis-reading it - I started the flowers last night and LOVED them - will try the half flowers next - but final assembly says attach to triangles they are reversible .. there are no instructions for triangles ( any one help?
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Jul 21, 2015
Hi there - this pattern is originally from Kristin Omdahl. We suggest contacting her directly via her website, www.StyledByKristin.com. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts
Jan 19, 2015
This is one of the most poorly written patterns I have ever seen! Does anyone know where I can find this pattern charted? Thanks.
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Jan 20, 2015
Hello, Unfortunately the pattern designer did not provide a chart. I did however update the pattern above to reflect the most recent version of the design. Hope this helps! Thanks - Julia from FaveCrafts
Oct 14, 2014
Doy you use just one strand of yarn for the sides? It says double on the flowers, but not for the sides, so assume they are one strand.
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Oct 15, 2014
Hi there - you are correct! You only use one strand of yarn for the sides. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts
Jul 02, 2014
Pleased that I am not the only having trouble with this pattern, (and I have have to make 2 for my granddaughters). Finished as I thought then tried to work out how to put it together......... Then I realised that I had made a mistake crocheting the flowers. Can anyone help me with the last part of round 3: whole flower. Can not understand where I am going wrong. Confused Jenny......UK
Jun 30, 2014
Okay, I've got it crocheted & now to put it together!!! I can't see totally from the picture to tell how to piece it together. And sewing it together instead of crocheting it; is not right. I have a row of flowers, 19 half flowers & 2 pieces of something to put where? It's not written properly for anyone to follow. I don't recommend this to anyone. If there were pics to see how to put it together, it might then be an Elegant Flower Shawl. Right now it's just yarn crocheted for nothing.
Jun 30, 2014
Hi cjdflop--Thanks for the comment! We're sorry to hear you're having trouble putting this together. We might suggest laying it out first and pinning it together before you start assembling it...then you can easily re-arrange pieces to best suit your needs. And if you need further assistance, we have a great crafting community on Facebook that would be happy to help you! Let us know if we can assist in any other way! Thanks--FaveCrafts Editors
faeriequeen2002 56 43277
Aug 09, 2014
It says in the instructions sew each long side of the flower panel to a shorter side of each of the triangle sections making sure that you choose the shorter edge of each triangle so that the longer edge will remain at the top of the shawl Each triangle consists of two short sides and long side The long side of each triangle is each half of the top of the shawl Each triangle has a short side that will be sewn to the flower panel and a short side that will become the bottom V of the shawl This edge is where the half-flowers will be attached So let me re-word this for you You have two triangles They have two short sides and a long side Now place them so that the long sides are horizontal on top Then bring the two triangles close to form a bigger triangle…Read More forget about the flowers for now Do you see how the shawl will be The top long line and the point which is pointing towards you Are we good up to here If we wanted a plain shawl without decorations we could sew it as it looks now But as we want decorations we will slightly separate the two triangles to make a gap in the middle In this gap we will insert the long strip of whole flowers Now again we have a shawl We could stop now if we wanted but it lacks a border This is where the half flowers come Instead of crocheting a scalloped border which would be much easier if you ask me the designer has made scallops by using half flowers which you have to stitch to the border of the shawl that is the two short sides coming together as a point Is that clear now I think the confusion comes from a mistake in the pattern It says about the border Sew each of the half-flowers along the long sides of the triangular pieces It should say along the SHORT sides of the triangular pieces Because she just told us that the long sides go on top and the top has no border of course Hope that helped
Jan 24, 2014
By my calculations, 1000 yards at 3500 yards per pound (ypp) would be about 130g of 100% superfine merino wool. 1000 / 3500 = 0.2857 454g x 0.2857 = 129.39g Hope this helps!
Apr 27, 2013
Can anyone else tell me how much yarn you bought for this. The directions have 1000 yards Sample Henry"s Attic 2ply Pony, then 100% superfine merino wool, 3500 ypp. I would appreciate an explaination for this. Thank you for your quick response. I am making this for my daughters birthday.
Apr 27, 2013
Please tell me if you need 1000 yards or 3500 yards of the yarn? Thank you
Apr 20, 2013
I'm totally confused, please explain the finish assembly #2 i cannot figure out how to assemble the flower to the panels. i'm looking at the pic but still can't figure it out. Thanks for your quick response. I'm making it as a gift!
Feb 07, 2013
When you said,''ch3 (cout as 1dc), work 15 dc into ring'',rather ch3(counts as 1dc),work 15dc into ring,do you mean that I should work 15dc altogether,or just 15dc after the first dc-ch3?
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