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Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl

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This footprints in the sand beach shawl is the perfect cover up on a warm sunny day. Making shawls for me never gets boring. Use one fine yarn gradient cake that comes to life with each crochet stitch that is completed.

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A lovely semi-circle shawl pattern with beautiful drape.

Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl

Crochet Pattern Inspiration

When I was just about ten rows in on this shawl, I could tell this pattern design would be so pretty with the yarn cake colors. Upon showing this to my daughter, she said, she liked the random puff stitches. When you read on through the pattern, you will see that they are not random at all. However, in the beginning of this beauty, they do look that way.

As I was continuing to work on this pattern, the puff stitch placement reminded me of footprints. The colors reminded me of the beach with the sand in your toes and the lovely jewel tones of the rippling water.

Footprints in the Sand Photo
Footprints in the Sand Photo

I brought this shawl into work to show my friend and told her about the name. She sent me a photo of her footprints in the sand from their last vacation. What a coincidence. We both love the shawl and the name.

As many of my fellow crocheters do, I gave this gorgeous shawl to my friend. She will be wearing it in two weeks on her next vacation. Just makes my day!

Lacy Crochet Scarf Accessory
Lacy Crochet Scarf Accessory

Beautiful Beach Wear

Can you Imagine yourself somewhere on a beach wearing this coverup and enjoying a cool beverage sitting in the shade watching the waves lightly roll in and the sunlight dance on the water?

Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl
Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl

Lightweight Shawl Perfect for Hot Summer Days

If you are not able to make it to the beach this year, now worries. The light yarn makes this a lovely crochet project for those warm summer days. The lightweight shawl can be wrapped and styled in so many ways. This is a very versatile accessory for your wardrobe.

Evening Shawl Pattern
Evening Shawl Pattern

Semi-Circle Shawl Design

This footprints in the sand beach shawl is worked in a semi-circular design. The shawl is worked from the top-down growing with each row that is added.

Semi Circle Shawl Drape
Semi Circle Shawl Drape

Customize the Shawl Size

This is an easy crochet pattern grows by eight stitches with each round.

Today, I used a fine number 2 yarn cake that has 874 yards. This makes for a nice size shawl. However, if you want a smaller one, just stop when it is the size you desire.

I kept going until I was not able to make a full row with the yarn that I had.

Flat Lay of Shawl
Flat Lay of Shawl

Yarn for This Crochet Pattern

Today, I used one skein of yarn from Hobbi. It is called Twirls and has 874 yards of thread-like number 2 yarn. The color is called number 1. If you are not able to find this exact yarn where you are, this can be made with any similar yarn.

If you would prefer to make this with a medium weight yarn, that can also be done, just us the crochet hook size noted on the yarn package that you have. Additionally, plan on using 700-1,000 yards of yarn.

The sizing will be different than mine, but I bet you will end up with a lovely shawl too.

Crochet Video Tutorials

I do have a video tutorial link right by the Puff Stitch directions. However, at the bottom of the pattern there are crochet tutorials showing this pattern worked in a worsted weight yarn hoping it shows the stitches better. After the worsted weight part of the video I do show working in this fine yarn as well.

There is a chart showing the stitch counts for each row. This is helpful in marking off each row as you work this crochet pattern. the PDF printable without ads will also have this chart included in the directions for you.

Light and Lacy Coverup Displayed on a Table
Light and Lacy Coverup Displayed on a Table

Directions: Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl

Pattern Notes

Each beginning Ch 3 counts as a DC.

Each row stitch count increases by 8.

There are 8 Puff Stitches in each row.

This shawl is worked in a semi-circle.

The shawl is worked from the top down, increasing in size as each row is completed.

Special Stitches

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

Difficulty

Easy – Good for an advanced beginner.

Size

20 1/2 inches from the middle of the shawl to the tip X 88 inches wide following the semi-circle

Gauge

26 Stitches to 4 inches

Materials

Cotton Kings Twirls Hobbi yarn. 1 yarn cake 874 yards. Color number 1. If you are not able to find this yarn, you can purchase it here. Another nice option for this pattern is It’s a Wrap yarn.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

PS = Puff Stitch

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] Repeat Between

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Begin with a Circle

You can use the magic ring.

However, I used this method to start this shawl.

CH 4, SL ST back into the 1st CH

Row 1

Ch 3 (Counts as DC). 7 DC in the circle. Turn (8 DC)

Row 1 Stitches Completed
Row 1 Stitches Completed

Row 2

CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in the same ST. 2 DC in each of the remaining STs. Turn (16 DC)

Row 2 Stitches Completed
Row 2 Stitches Completed

Row 3

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next ST [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (24 STs).

Row 3 Completed
Row 3 Completed

Row 4

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 2 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 2 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (32 STs).

Close up of Puff Stitches in Shawl
Close up of Puff Stitches in Shawl

Row 5

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 3 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 3 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (40 STs).

Row 6

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 4 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 4 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (48 STs).

Row 7

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 5 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 5 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (56 STs).

Row 8

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 6 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 6 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (64 STs).

Row 9

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 7 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 7 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (72 STs).

Row 10

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 8 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 8 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (80 STs).

Crochet Beach Shawl Hanging on Hook
Crochet Beach Shawl Hanging on Hook

Row 11

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 9 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 9 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (88 STs).

Row 12

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 10 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 10 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (96 STs).

Row 13

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 11 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 11 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (104 STs).

Row 14

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 12 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 12 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (112 STs).

Row 15

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 13 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 13 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (120 STs).

Row 16

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 14 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 14 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (128 STs).

Row 17

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 15 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 15 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (136 STs).

Row 18

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 16 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 16 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (144 STs).

Row 19

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 17 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 17 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (152 STs).

Row 20

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 18 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 18 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (160 STs).

Row 21

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 19 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 19 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (168 STs).

Row 22

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 20 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 20 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (176 STs).

Row 23

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 21 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 21 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (184 STs).

Semi Circle Shawl Held Open To Show Design
Semi Circle Shawl Held Open To Show Design

Row 24

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 22 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 22 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (192 STs).

Row 25

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 23 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 23 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (200 STs).

Row 26

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 24 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 24 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (208 STs).

Row 27

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 25 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 25 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (216 STs).

Row 28

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 26 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 26 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (224 STs).

Row 29

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 27 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 27 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (232 STs).

Row 30

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 28 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 28 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (240 STs).

Row 31

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 29 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 29 STs].  Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (248 STs).

Row 32

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 30 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 30 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (256 STs).

Row 33

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 31 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 31 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (264 STs).

Row 34

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 32 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 32 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (272 STs).

Semi Circle Shawl Wrapped in a Circle
Semi Circle Shawl Wrapped in a Circle

Row 35

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 33 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 33 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (280 STs).

Row 36

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 34 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 34 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (288 STs).

Row 37

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 35 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 35 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (296 STs).

Row 38

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 36 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 36 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (304 STs).

Row 39

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 37 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 37 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (312 STs).

Row 40

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 38 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 38 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (320 STs).

Row 41

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 39 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 39 STs].  Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (328 STs).

Row 42

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 40 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 40 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (336 STs).

Row 43

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 41 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 41 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (344 STs).

Row 44

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 42 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 42 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (352 STs).

Row 45

CH 3 (Counts as DC). PS in same ST. DC in next 43 STs [1 DC and 1 PS in next ST, DC in next 43 STs]. Repeat between [ ] across. Turn (360 STs).

Finishing

Weave in the yarn ends and remove the excess.

Row and Stitch Chart for Crochet Shawl Pattern

Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl Row and Stitch Count
Footprints in the Sand Beach Shawl Row and Stitch Count

Crochet Video Tutorials

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