When I was getting back into crochet, I got the impression that crocheters could only make bathing suits and crossbody bags in the summer. My, have things changed. The Party Punch Shawl proves that you can always wear and style a lightweight scarf, even when the weather is warm.
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What’s In a Name?
I typically name my patterns after people in my life or places I want to visit. The Party Punch Shawl was a fun experiment in letting my imagination wander. I was inspired by the Peach Melba colorway of WeCrochet’s new Hawthorne fingering weight yarn.
This colorway is truly magical. A creamy white base is heavily speckled with bright orange, pink, and yellow, which made me think of an alcoholic beverage with a very suggestive name. Avoiding the risqué option, I thought of a few other drinks. Of course, drinks make me think about college, and college makes me think about the barrels and barrels of party punch we made.
My personal party punch recipe had lemon, strawberries, and oranges, all of which are represented in the speckles of the Peach Melba colorway. Calling this project the Party Punch Shawl seemed meant to be.
Warning: Wet Blocking Ahead
One of the features that make the Party Punch Shawl so amazing is the drape. Rows and rows of mesh stitches create an airy fabric that you’ll only get to experience when you block the piece. Blocking is a way of relaxing the stitches by letting the piece soak in warm, soapy water, then letting it air dry.
For whatever reason, crocheters are rarely instructed to block their finished pieces. I’m a huge fan of blocking and feel it’s a necessary finishing step to make pieces picture perfect. If you’re new to blocking and want a quick education before diving into the Party Punch Shawl, check out this tutorial video. I’m breaking down all the steps you need to make blocking easy and painless.
I was blessed to gather 11 of the most talented, spicy, and hilarious women on Instagram to test my Party Punch Shawl pattern. Get some inspo from their projects, then show them some love on Instagram.
Tester images in order, left to right:
- TOP – Stacie, Nkese, Ashley, Michelle
- MIDDLE – Siobhan, Liz, Carrie, Britt
- BOTTOM – Sarah, Kasey, Sarah
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Party Punch Shawl Details
The Party Punch Shawl is a boomerang-shaped triangular wrap that begins from one narrow end. By strategically adding increases, the working row begins to grow and the boomerang shape appears. A built-in border of Tunisian knit stitches is also present. This pattern is written for one skein of fingering weight yarn and accounts for skeins with more or less yardage than the original skein used. Substitute any yarn from your stash to make this lightweight summer wrap.
- WeCrochet Harwthorne Fingering Weight yarn, 1 skein in the color Peach Melba
- 5.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with 16″ cord (this set has just what you need)
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking supplies
45″ wingspan x 15.5″ depth. Size may vary if using a skein other than what is listed under MATERIALS.
17 sts x 13 rows in shawl body, unblocked
Ch = chain
Lts = Last Tunisian stitch (see Special Stitches below)
RetP = Return Pass (see Special Stitches below)
Sk = skip
Sl st = slip stitch
St(s) = stitches
Tfs = Tunisian full stitch
Tks = Tunisian knit stitch
Tss = Tunisian simple stitch
Tss2tog = Tunisian simple stitch 2 together (decrease made)
Yo = yarn over
Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts): Insert hook under BOTH loops of last stitch on the forward pass and complete as for Tss.
Return Pass (RetP): The return pass follows every set of forward pass instructions. To complete the return pass, chain 1, *yarn over, pull through next 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains.
Party Punch Shawl Pattern
Need some help getting started on your Party Punch Shawl? Here’s a quick tutorial video to walk you through the first 10 rows:
ROW 1: Ch 4, pull up a loop in the 2nd chain from hook and each remaining ch, RetP. (4 sts)
ROW 2: Tks 1, tfs 1, tks 1, Lts, RetP. (5 sts)
ROW 3: Tks 1, tfs 1, tss 1, tks 1, Lts, RetP. (6 sts)
ROW 4: Tks 1, tfs 1, tss 1, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (7 sts)
ROW 5: Tks 2, tfs 1, tss 1, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (8 sts)
ROW 6: Tks 2, tfs 1, tss 1, tfs 1, tss 1, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (10 sts)
ROW 7: Tks 2, (tfs 1, tss 1) twice, tss2tog, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (11 sts)
ROW 8: Tks 2, yo, tfs 1, tss 1, yo, sk 1, tss next st, tss2tog, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (12 sts)
ROW 9: Tks 2, yo, tfs 1, *yo, sk 1, tss next st; repeat from * to last 5 sts, tss2tog, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (13 sts)
ROW 10: Tks 2, yo, tfs 1, tss 1, *yo, sk 1, tss next st; repeat from * to last 5 sts, tss2tog, tks 2, Lts, RetP. (14 sts)
Repeat Rows 9 + 10 until 10g of yarn remains (about 106 total rows with recommended yarn – continue if your skein is larger).
NEXT 3 ROWS: Tks 2, yo, tfs 1, tks to last 5 sts, tss2tog, tks 2, Lts, RetP.
Slip stitch bind off loosely.
FINISHING: Weave in all ends. Wet block as needed.
I hope you’re ready for a shindig because your Party Punch Shawl is complete! Special thanks to my friends at WeCrochet for inspiring and sponsoring this project. Explore their full collection of beautiful value-priced Hawthorne fingering weight yarns here.
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