Blushing Beauty Shawl Crochet Pattern is a two row repeat once started. The fuchsia really pops with the white rows. There are photo tutorials throughout. I tried a new stitch that I am sharing with you today too.
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Lacy Crochet Shawl Patterns
For those of you that have visited my blog before, you may have had the chance to check out the crochet shawl patterns that I have made. I am on a quest to make a beautiful, lacy crochet shawl in honor of the beautiful women in my life. As you can tell, this latest one is after a woman that has a bright spirit. She is always smiling, caring, and bringing joy to those around her. Traveling, reading, and trying new things makes her happy. She will look beautiful in this colorful shawl.
If you are interested in the other lacy shawl patterns I have made, here is the link for that.
Beautiful and Colorful Crochet Shawl
Learning New Stitches
As I continue to gain new skills in my crochet journey, I have promised that I would share that with all of you. Well, recently, I had made a blanket that started with the normal chain, then I added my double crochet stitches. When I added the border, I didn’t really like how the first row looked different from the ending row. The chain stitch pulled with the weight of the border and I wanted it to look a bit more like the ending row, which I loved the look of. Well, I stumbled upon the no chain double crochet stitch.
It took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but I LOVE IT!
I hope you give it a try too.
No Chain Double Crochet
This is the first crochet pattern that I had tried using the no chain double crochet foundation row. The goal was to have the first row look just as nice as the final row of the pattern. I hope the close up shows how nice it looks for this crochet shawl.
Often, when the initial chain is completed and the first row of a pattern is completed, there is sometimes a different look to this first row as the initial chain stitches seem to pull. Therefore, I was motivated to try the no chain double crochet stitch. I was a bit confused at first, and then I thought that the row was looking crooked. However, once I got about 10 stitches into it, I laid it out flat and it looked wonderful.
Just in case the directions are not clear to you for the no chain double crochet, here are photos of the process. Additionally, I have completed a video for you to help with understanding this stitch too.
video for the NO CHAIN DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH
Photo Tutorial for the No Chain Double Crochet Foundation Stitches
Working the Colors of the Shawl
As you can see from the photo, the shawl has long rows of the fuchsia and white. The rows of each color may look random; however, there is a middle row of the fuchsia that consists of a double crochet, chain 1, skip 1. On either side of that, the rows are varied the same on each side of the middle so their is symmetry to the look of the lacy shawl.
Two Row Repeat
This crochet pattern is one of those patterns that is a pleasure to make. Once the first few rows are done, the pattern is in your head and you can watch television while making something beautiful.
Here are a few different views of the Blushing Beauty Shawl Crochet Pattern
If you are new to crochet, here are other crochet stitch tutorials you may find helpful.
Directions: Blushing Beauty Shawl Crochet Pattern
17 inches wide X 68 inches long
- 1 Skein Caron Simply Soft Fuchsia 315 yards (I barely made it with one skein, if your stitches are loser that mine, it might take a bit into a second skein).
- 2 Skeins Caron Simply Soft White 630 yards (I actually only used 3/4 of the second skein)
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Here is a link for ergonomic crochet hooks and a variety of yarn needles
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SK = Skip Stitch
ST = Stitch
Special Stitch Directions:
No Chain Double Crochet – remember there is a video and photo tutorial above on how to do this. Hopefully, my directions are easy to understand. Essentially, what you are doing is working a single crochet and double crochet vertically rather than horizontally. This creates an initial chain stitch to look just as nice as the last row of crochet.
All of these steps will count as 1 No Chain Double Crochet Stitch. Chain 3. Yarn over and insert hook into the first Chain stitch. Next, yarn over and pull yarn though the first loop on the hook. Yarn over pull yarn over the next two loops. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the last two loops.
All of these steps will count as the number 2 No Chain Double Crochet Stitch. Next No Chain Double Crochet Stitch and everyone after this. Yarn over, insert hook into both loops on the bottom stitch. Next, yarn over and pull the yarn through the first two loops. Yarn over pull through the next two loops. Yarn over and pull through the last two loops.
Directions: to the Lacy Shawl
246 No Chain Double Crochet Stitches. Using the White yarn.
Row 2: CH 3 plus 1, SK 1, DC. [CH 1 SK 1 DC] repeat between the [ ] to the end. Ending with a DC in the last ST.
Row 3: CH 3, DC in the next ST. DC in each ST all the way to the end.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until complete (36 rows). Change colors at the end of a row.
Weave in the ends. Cut off the excess yarn.
Below the close up photos of the stitches, I have listed the specific row colors.
Here are close up photos of the two rows being worked for the lacy shawl.
Row Colors for the Blushing Beauty Shawl Crochet Pattern
No chain double crochet row – row 3 White
Rows 4 – 6 Fuchsia
Rows 7-10 White
Rows 11 -12 Fuchsia
Rows 13-14 White
Row 15 Fuchsia
Rows 16-17 White
Row 18 Fuchsia (this is the middle of the Shawl)
Rows 19-20 White
Row 21 Fuchsia
Rows 22-23 White
Rows 24-25 Fuchsia
Rows 26-30 White
Rows 31-33 Fuchsia
Rows 34-36 White
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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted patterns, here are a few others you may enjoy.