Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl free pattern

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This easy, spring crochet shawl is going to become your go-to accessory for upcoming warmer weather! Forsythia Shawl pattern is great for confident beginners who are looking to expand their crochet skills or advanced crocheters who want a fun, relaxing project.

Scroll down to see the Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl free crochet pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern with crochet stitch chart HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

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Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com
Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

Spring is here

Now that the seasons are changing, refresh and add some color to your daily wardrobe! Like a perfect spring day, this crochet shawl is carefree, full of optimism and innocent beauty.

Forsythia Shawl is a beautiful top-down shawl that’s enjoyable to make and features simple and delicate lace in a flower-like motif. The pretty picot edging adds a beautiful detail to this spring crochet shawl with a wonderful drape. This is a very feminine and elegant accessory that can be a perfect gift for mother, sister or friend.

Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

Beginner friendly pattern

I love the versatility of triangular shawls made from the top down. They can be made in almost any weight of yarn and in any size. 

No matter your skill level, you’ll love making the Forsythia Shawl. Different textures and alternating sections make for an engaging work. The intriguing repeat of basic stitches in this spring crochet shawl will hold the interest of beginning and more experienced crocheters alike. Once you have the repeat pattern established, enjoy making this quick, relaxing pattern! This project will fly right off your hook and around your shoulders.

Finished shawl measures 175cm/68.9″ at widest top edge and 78cm/30.7” at longest point at center back, so it’s one-size-fits-all. It looks gorgeous just in any color and type of yarn, without a doubt. You could use self-striping yarn like I did here, or make it in a solid color. So many possibilities!

Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

Self-striping yarn

For this spring crochet shawl free pattern, I used Scheepjes Woolly Whirl yarn. The reason I chose Woolly Whirl yarn for this project is because this self-striping yarn takes all the stress out of choosing colors because the skein does it for you! With just one skein you will create this beautiful crochet shawl.

And if you end up falling in love with this yarn like I have, you might want to make my Willow Shawl, a free crochet pattern that also uses Scheepjes Woolly Whirl yarn cake.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

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Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com
Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

FORSYTHIA SPRING CROCHET SHAWL FREE PATTERN

  • Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with crochet stitch chart here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue HERE.
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Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

As a bonus in the ad-free, printable PDF, I’ve provided a stitch chart. If you’re a visual learner or if you just want to support my work you can purchase this crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry. Thank you and I hope you find it useful!

Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn SCHEEPJES Woolly Whirl 215g = 1000m, 70% Cotton and 30% Wool, 1 cake. For the shawl sample I used (478) Crème Anglaise Centre colorway.

You might need one extra cake of Scheppjes Whirlette yarn in matching color if your gauge is a little bit off.

  • Hook  size 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  • Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  • Scissors.

Level:

Beginner +

Size after blocking:

Wingspan – 175cm/68.9”, Center depth – 78cm/30.7”.

Gauge after blocking:

After Row 6 the triangle is approx. 7.5cm/3in high.

Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.

Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The shawl is worked top-down in one piece.
  • You can also use yarn in different weights, but just know that the width will be different depending on your gauge.
  • dc means 1dc.
  • Instructions in square brackets […]are worked as many times as indicated.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

sp – space

beg – beginning

prev – previous

sk – skip

picot – ch3, insert your hook in the third chain from the hook, yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

PATTERN

Start with a magic ring or with 5ch and sl st in the first st to close the round.

Row 1: ch4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), 5dc in the ring, ch3, (5dc, 1tr) in the ring. Turn.

Row 2: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in each st until corner ch-3sp, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in each st until last st, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Rep Row 2

Row 4: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch1, sk 1dc, [dc in next dc, ch1, sk 1dc] rep until corner ch-3sp, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, ch1, sk 1dc, [dc in next dc, ch1, sk 1dc] rep until last st, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 5: ch4, 2dc in first st, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch1, dc3tog around last made dc, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next dc, [sk next ch-1sp, dc in next dc, ch1, dc3tog around last made dc, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next dc] rep until 1dc remain before corner ch-3sp, ch1, sk next dc, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, ch1, sk next dc, [dc in next dc, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next dc, ch1, dc3tog around last made dc, sk next ch-1sp] rep until last st remain, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 6: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch1, sk 1dc, [dc in next dc, ch1, sk 1dc, dc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk 1dc] rep until 4 sts (ch-1sp counts as a st) remain before corner ch-3sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk ch-1sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next dc, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, ch1, sk next 1dc, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next dc, [ch1, sk 1dc, dc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk 1dc, dc in next dc] rep until 2sts remain, ch1, sk next 1dc, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 7: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in each dc and ch-1sp until ch-3sp, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in each dc and ch-1sp until last st, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 8: Rep Row 2

Row 9: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in next 3dcs, ch4, sk next 3dcs, [dc in next 21dcs, ch4, sk next 3dcs] rep until 3dcs remain before ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch4, sk next 3dcs, [dc in next 21dcs, ch4, sk next 3dcs] rep until 4sts remain, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 10: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in next 3dcs, ch3, sk next 2dc, 3hdc in ch-4sp, ch3, sk next 2dc, [dc in next 17dc, ch3, sk next 2dc, 3hdc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk next 2dc] rep until 3dcs remain before ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch3, sk next 2dc, 3hdc in ch-4sp, ch3, sk next 2dc, [dc in next 17dc, ch3, sk next 2dc, 3hdc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk next 2dc] rep until 4sts remain, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 11: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in next 3dcs, ch4, sk next 2dc, dc in ch-3sp, dc in next 3hdc, dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk next 2dc, [dc in next 13dc, ch4, sk next 2dc, dc in ch-3sp, dc in next 3hdc, dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk next 2dc] rep until 3dcs remain before corner ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch4, sk next 2dc, dc in ch-3sp, dc in next 3hdc, dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk next 2dc, [dc in next 13dcs, ch4, sk next 2dcs, dc in ch-3sp, dc in next 3hdc, dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk next 2dcs] rep until 4sts remain, dc in next 3dcs, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 12: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in next 5dc, 2dc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk first dc, sc in next 3dcs, ch3, 2dc in next ch-4sp, [dc in next 13dcs, 2dc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk first dc, sc in next 3dcs, ch3, 2dc in next ch-4sp] rep until 5dc remain before corner ch-3sp, dc in next 5dc, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 5dc, 2dc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk first dc, sc in next 3dcs, ch3, 2dc in next ch-4sp, [dc in next 13dcs, 2dc in next ch-4sp, ch3, sk first dc, sc in next 3dcs, ch3, 2dc in next ch-4sp] rep until 6sts remain, dc in next 5dc, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 13: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in next 9dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk all sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, [dc in next 17dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk all sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp] rep until 9dc remain before corner ch-3sp, dc in next 9dc, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 9dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk all sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, [dc in next 17dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, ch4, sk all sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp] rep until 10sts remain, dc in next 9dc, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 14: ch4, 2dc in first st, dc in each dc and 3dc in each ch-4sp across until corner ch-3sp, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in each dc and 3dc in each ch-4sp across until last st, (2dc, 1tr) in last st. Turn.

Repeat Rows 3 – 14 until desired length.

Picot Row: ch4, (dc, picot, dc) in first st, dc in next 3dcs, picot, [dc in next 4dcs, picot] rep 2dcs remain before corner ch-3sp, dc in next 2dcs, (2dc, picot, ch3, dc, picot, dc) in corner ch-3sp, dc in next 3dcs, picot, [dc in next 4dcs, picot] rep until 3sts remain, dc in next 2dcs, (2dc, picot, tr) in last st.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block your shawl.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl - beginner-friendly free crochet pattern on my blog mycrochetory.com

3 Comments on “Forsythia Spring Crochet Shawl free pattern

    1. In PDF pattern available in my Ravelry and Etsy stores the stitch chart is included.

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