Vintage Tulip Shawl
A beautiful shawl with vintage look featuring the crochet tulip stitch! I turned my most popular ‘Tulips from Holland‘ square into a triangle shawl. This shawl is worked bottom-up and after row 2 it’s a simple 3 row pattern repeat featuring double crochet stitches, v-stitches and puff stitches. Perfect for any season! Scroll down for my free crochet pattern and step by step video tutorial of the Vintage Tulip Shawl.
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About the pattern
After the success of my ‘Tulips from Holland‘ square, I decided to turn this popular stitch pattern into a bag, crop top, shrug, and now a triangle shawl! I’ve used a bottom-up structure as many people find this easier than top-down.
The pattern is a simple repeat of 3 rows: 1 row double crochet stitches, 1 row v-stitches and 1 row puff stitches. You can make the shawl as big as you want by simply repeating these 3 rows as many times as needed.
Optionally you can add tassels to both ends of the shawl for a finishing touch.
About the yarn
For this shawl I’ve used Lionbrand Truboo Sparkle. It’s a thin ply of polyester twisted together with bamboo strands and is available in 9 colors. Truboo Sparkle also has a beautiful shimmery sparkle which is very subtle noticeable. I only needed 3 skeins of Truboo Sparkle to make this shawl.
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Vintage Tulip Shawl
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– 3 skeins Truboo Sparkle color 306 (Weight 3/Light, 3oz/85g, 195yds/178m)
or 250 grams of similar yarn (including tassels)
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– Crochet hook 6mm (US J/10)
When lying flat:
12 dc x 8 rows = 4×4″ / 10 x 10 cm
Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet
– ch-sp: chain space
– puff st: puff stitch (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch)
* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– Shawl is worked bottom-up
– 3 turning chains do not count as your first stitch
In this video you can see how to make the Vintage Tulip Shawl.
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With hook size 6mm, make a slip knot.
Ch 4, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn <3 dc>
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn <7 dc>
Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 1st dc,
*skip 2 dc, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next dc* repeat across,
skip 2 dc, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last dc, turn <3 ch-sp>
Ch 3, (1 dc, 1 puff) in 1st dc,
*ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-sp* repeat across,
ch 1, (1 puff, 1 dc) in last dc, turn <5 puff>
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st dc,
*1 dc in next puff, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat across,
1 dc in last puff, 3 dc in last dc, turn <19 dc>
Repeat row 3, 4 and 5 consecutively until row 50 <199 dc>
Stitch count overview
The table below shows the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.
Tassels add a final touch. It’s very easy to make them using a Clover tassel maker. You can also use a book or phone.
1. Wound yarn around the tassel maker 40 times. Cut two more strands which are 3 times the length of your tassel.
2. Add a knotted cord on top
3. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot)
4. Knot a strand around the tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot
5. Trim the bottom
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So far so good following pattern for the vintage tulip shawl. The only issue I’m having is as I go along … I’m on row 7… my sides are not straight, they are starting to curve. Will this resolve itself as I go along ?
I just added stitches in the next row. But, now that I am finished, it only measures 48″ instead of 68″. I guess I’ll just add more rows. I like it but disappointed that it didn’t turn out as expected.
Actually, I discovered that I was leaving out the ch 1 on every puff stitch. So I unraveled most of my shawl and redid it correcting my mistake. It is working out to be wider and I think will end up the right size. Somehow that extra ch 1 wasn’t clear in the instructions.
The chain one is listed under the special stitches as part of the puff stitch 🙂
Hi! I just wanted to say how lovely this shawl is. I especially love working this pattern from small point to largest points. Excellent design and super enjoyable! Works up quickly as well. Thank.you
I came across this pattern awhile ago, and have just got around to crocheting it. I have had a lot of problems both with the pattern and with the yarn breaking. However, I finally got the point of being around 2/3 of the way thru, when I noticed my stitch count was off by one, both in the puff and the double-crochet rows. I am wondering if I need to rip out these rows (and how far back my mistake goes), or can I simply decrease a stitch or two, upcoming? Has anyone made this shawl before and can help me out? I don’t have FB (my acc’t was hacked, years ago). Thanks.