Dancing Baubles Rectangular Shawl Poncho

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This dancing baubles rectangular shawl poncho is an easy rectangular crochet pattern that is worked up in a lightweight yarn. It is perfect for the summer and transitional weather too.

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Dancing Baubles Rectangular Shawl Poncho

Something Special and Unique in Rectangle Shawls

While this shawl can be draped over your shoulders and worn as a poncho, you can also bunch this up for a cozy winter scarf if you like.

Rectangle shawls can be so easy to make and are so elegant looking. The light pink lemonade color paired with the light grey linen color yarn gives this such a fun, yet well-dressed look.

Table Of Contents

Pair this with a lovely blouse and your favorite pair of jeans or an evening gown. A tasteful wrap can dress up any outfit and bring a pop of color.

Crochet Wrap Worn Close to the Neck as a Scarf
Crochet Wrap Worn Close to the Neck as a Scarf

Simple Crochet Stitches with Big Results

This crochet pattern may look a bit complicated at first glance; however, it uses just a few basic stitches. There are ten rows of single crochet and one row of puff stitches followed by a chain stitch. The rows of puff stitches provide a little texture and eye appeal.

While this is not a lacy shawl, the soft and light yarn paired with the simple crochet stitches help crease a light and airy shawl. The Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DC Low-Pill Fiber yarn is a number 3 light yarn. It is very a soft yarn and was easy to work with for this project.

Sophisticated Crochet Poncho

Add a simple bobble stitch fringe for a festive and fun finishing touch to the edge. This crochet pattern can be worn as a shawl, wrap, or worn close to the neck as a scarf. It is a sophisticated crochet pattern that is relatively easy to work.

There are video tutorials for the special stitches. See below the written pattern for the video tutorials for both the left and right hand crocheter.

Elegant Crochet Scarf
Elegant Crochet Scarf

Crochet Pattern: Dancing Baubles Rectangular Shawl Poncho

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level is an advanced beginner.

Gauge

18 stitches per every 4 inches

Size

19 ½ inches wide X 62 inches long with the fringe

To change the width, increase or decrease the starting stitches by multiples of 2 + 1.

To change the length, increase or decrease the number of sections of lemonade and linen or decrease the number of rows in each section and make each section narrower, or add to each and make them wider.

Dancing Baubles Crochet Poncho
Dancing Baubles Crochet Poncho

Special Stitches

Bobble Stitch

I used a 5-loop bobble for this shawl. Some patterns will call for less or more YO and pulling up loops. This is how I did mine today for this shawl.

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Next, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. [Yarn over and insert the hook into the same space and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on hook]. Repeat between [ ] three more times for a total of 5. Complete the bobble stitch by yarning over and pulling through all six loops on the hook.

In the video tutorial for this shawl, I show how I did the bobble stitch fringe. (it is about in the middle of the video tutorial).

Puff Stitch

I will provide details on how to complete the puff stitch; however, it is important to note that the puff stitch can be made in any size you want. Therefore, you might see another designer’s pattern explain a different number of yarn wraps around the hook. That is okay, just know that there are other options beyond the one I am using in this crochet pattern.

Completing the puff stitch.

  1. Step 1: Yarn over and insert the hook in the stitch where the puff stitch will be placed. Yarn over and pull through a loop. There are now three loops on the hook.
  2. Step 2: Yarn over again and insert the hook in the same stitch area that you previously inserted your hook. Yarn over and pull through a loop. There are now five loops on the hook.
  3. Step 3: Repeat step two twice more. You will have nine loops on the hook. Yarn over one more time and pull the yarn through all nine loops on the hook.
  4. Finishing: Yarn over one more time and pull through the one loop on the hook to complete the puff stitch.

Remember you can increase or decrease the loops on the hook as you need for future crochet projects. Make it puffier by adding loops, decrease the puffiness by reducing the number of loops on the hook.

PUFF STITCH VIDEO TUTORIAL

Puff Stitch Tutorial Showing First Four Steps

Standing Double Crochet

This helps reduce the gap that can sometimes show when starting off a row of double crochet stitches. Rather than completing the normal chain 3 at the beginning of a row.

Start by pulling up the yarn a bit making the loop that is on the hook a bit larger (about the height of two stitches). Hold the stitch at the bottom and the loop that is on the hook, at the same time, twist the hook around the back of the loop. Insert the hook into the same stitch, then yarn over and draw the yarn through the first two loop. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the last two loops on the hook.

CHAINLESS STANDING DOUBLE CROCHET video tutorial

Crochet Shawl Wrap Hanging Over the Back of a Chair
Crochet Shawl Wrap Hanging Over the Back of a Chair

Materials

Lemonade Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DC Low-Pill Fiber yarn. 2 Skeins or approximately 900 yards. I had a bit of yarn left over.

Linen Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DC Low-Pill Fiber yarn. 2 Skeins or approximately 900 yards. I had a bit of yarn left over.

Size H Crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

BS = Bobble Stitch

CH = Chain Stitch

DC = Double Crochet

PS = Puff Stitch

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

Light Crochet Poncho
Light Crochet Poncho

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Starting with the Linen color yarn

Ch 90

Row 1

Starting in the 4th CH from the hook, work a SC and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs in each row throughout the pattern until the Bobble Fringe work)

Rows 2-10

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Note on the CH 2 SP

The CH 2 SP does not count as any stitch. I find it is easier when working the next row to have the CH 2 SP to insert the hook and it keeps the rows looking nice and even.

Row 11

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 12-21

Continue using the Linen color yarn.

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 22

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Linen and Lemonade Colored Shawl Crochet Pattern
Linen and Lemonade Colored Shawl Crochet Pattern

Rows 23-32

Change to the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 33

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 34-43

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 44

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 45-54

Change to the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 55

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 56-65

Continue using the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 66

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 67-76

Change to the Lemonade Yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 77

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 78-87

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 88

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Crochet Wrap Worn as a Neck Scarf
Crochet Wrap Worn as a Neck Scarf

Rows 89-98

Change to the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 99

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 100-109

Continue using the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 110

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 111-120

Change to the Lemonade Yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 121

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 122-131

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 132

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 133-142

Change to the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 143

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 144-153

Continue using the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 154

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 155-164

Change to the Lemonade Yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 165

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 166-175

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 176

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 177-186

Change to the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 187

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 188-197

Continue using the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Crochet Poncho Pattern
Crochet Poncho Pattern

Row 198

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 199-208

Change to the Lemonade Yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 209

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 210-219

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 220

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 221-230

Change to the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 231

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 232-241

Continue using the Linen color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 242

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Versatile Crochet Shawl Wrap Pattern
Versatile Crochet Shawl Wrap Pattern

Rows 243-252

Change to the Lemonade Yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Row 253

Standing Double Crochet [CH 1, SK 1, PS in the next ST]. Repeat across to the end. DC in the last ST.

Rows 254-263

Continue using the Lemonade color yarn

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn (87 STs)

Weave in the yarn ends and remove excess before moving onto the crochet border.

Beautiful Dancing Baubles Rectangle Shawl Poncho
Beautiful Dancing Baubles Rectangle Shawl Poncho

Crochet Border Directions

Bobble Stitch Rows are worked on both edges of this shawl.

I worked the crochet border in linen for the lemonade side and I worked the crochet border in lemonade for the linen side.

A reminder of the Bobble Stitch Directions

Bobble Stitch

I used a 5-loop bobble for this shawl. Some patterns will call for less or more YO and pulling up loops. This is how I did mine today for this shawl.

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Next, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. [Yarn over and insert the hook into the same space and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on hook]. Repeat between [ ] three more times for a total of 5. Complete the bobble stitch by yarning over and pulling through all six loops on the hook.

Close up of Puff Stitches Single Crochet Stitches and Bobble Stitches
Close up of Puff Stitches Single Crochet Stitches and Bobble Stitches

Begin the Crochet Border

Beginning with the lemonade color side. Attach the linen colored yarn.

Row 1

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn

Row 2

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn

Row 3

CH 6, in the 3rd CH from the hook, work a BS (See the directions above). Insert hook back into the 3rd CH from the hook and complete a SC. (This will make the bobble stitches become a little ball). CH 3, SK 3, SC in the next ST. [Ch 6, in the 3rd Ch ST from the hook work a BS. Insert the hook back into the 3rd CH from the hook and complete a SC. CH 3, SK 3, SC] Repeat across between [ ]. End with a SC in the last ST.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.

Now move to the linen color side.

Attach the lemonade colored yarn to the linen colored yarn.

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn

Row 2

CH 2, SC in the Same ST and in each ST across. Turn

Row 3

CH 6, in the 3rd CH from the hook, work a BS (See the directions above). Insert hook back into the 3rd CH from the hook and complete a SC. (This will make the bobble stitches become a little ball). CH 3, SK 3, SC in the next ST. [Ch 6, in the 3rd Ch ST from the hook work a BS. Insert the hook back into the 3rd CH from the hook and complete a SC. CH 3, SK 3, SC] Repeat across between [ ]. End with a SC in the last ST.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.

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