The Pop-Up Shawl is a beginner-friendly triangle scarf featuring the popcorn stitch. It’s worked bottom-up: hence the name pop-up 😉. For this project you can use any yarn weight you want: I used a gradient yarn cake (fingering weight) for that beautiful drape. It’s a great project for beginners who want to make their first crochet triangle scarf!
About this design
I like to make simple shawls that are easy to understand. I’m working on a series of patterns that are focused on beginners who want to give their first crochet shawl a try.
In my designs I play with different shapes, textures, colors and yarns. So far I’ve designed the Never Ending Shawl, which is a triangle shawl worked bottom-up, the Double Crochet All The Way Shawl, a triangle shawl worked top-down, and the To The Point Shawl, worked one side to the other. All patterns are available for free on my blog.
About this pattern
This triangle-shaped shawl is worked bottom-up with increases at the start and end of each row. You’ll notice that the first few rows work up very fast and will take longer as you go. It’s worked in rows, which means we turn our work at the end of each row.
The shawl is a simple repeat of 10 rows: 7 rows are simple double crochet stitches, 2 rows are chain spaces and 1 row is made out of popcorn stitches. Below you can find a video tutorial which shows you how to make this fun stitch.
About the yarn
For this design I used a gradient plied yarn cake. Actually no matter what you make, each project will turn out great when working with a gradient yarn cake 😉 The yarn cakes I like to work with are automatically changing colors in a beautiful, gradient way.
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Pop-Up Shawl: a simple triangle scarf
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– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)
Height: 65cm / 25.5″
Width: 165cm / 65”
17 dc and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square
Stitches & abbreviations
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– ch-sp: chain space
– dc: double crochet
– po: popcorn stitch
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– Shawl is worked bottom-up
– Turn your work at the end of reach row
– First 4 chains do not count as a stitch
Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.
* Click here to watch the video on YouTube
Chain 8, turn
1 dc in 5th chain from hook and each ch across, turn (4)
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in last st, turn (8)
ch 4, 3 dc in first st, 1 dc in each st to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn (12)
Row 4 & 5:
Repeat row 3 (16, 20)
Row 6: ch-spaces
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st* repeat across, ch 2, skip 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn (24)
Row 7: dc
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat across, 1 dc in next 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn (28)
Row 8: popcorn
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *1 popcorn in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st* repeat across, 1 popcorn in next st, 1 dc in next st, 3 dc in last st, turn (32)
Row 9: dc
repeat row 3 (36)
Row 10: ch-spaces
repeat row 6 (40)
Row 11: dc
repeat row 7 (44)
Row 12 – 15: dc
repeat row 3 (48, 52, 56, 60)
Row 16 – 65:
repeat row 6 – 15
The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.
Tassels give a final touch to your shawl. This is how you can make them:
1. Wrap the yarn around your hand or phone until you find it thick enough. With a 4-ply cake (fingering weight yarn) 55 times should be enough. Cut two more strands which are about 40 cm / 16″.
2. Fold one strand around one of the two ends. Tie a tight knot.
3. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot)
4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot.
5. Trim the bottom
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