Feel the warm summer breeze when you wear the Carillon Shawl, a new FREE pattern from TLYCBlog!
Let’s face it – when the weather heats up, the typical options for crochet wearables dwindles down. You might make a swimsuit or a coverup, maybe a light t-shirt. But there are few crochet shawls designed specifically for the heat of the summer. Until now! Designed in collaboration with Lora’s Laces, meet the Carillon Shawl, a breezy mesh wrap pattern made from fingering weight yarn. Keep scrolling for the FREE pattern and tutorial video!
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One of the perks of partnering with yarn companies is that you get to expand out of your comfort zone and try new concepts. That’s exactly what I experienced when I first got my hands on Lorna’s Laces String Quintets.
Each set of String Quintets comes with 5 quarter skeins (about 50 grams and 107 yards each) of Lorna’s Laces beloved sock base. Unlike the typical gradient sets that are all the rage right now, String Quintets bring together 5 complimentary colors that all look lovely next to one another.
With yarn presented this way, the possibilities are endless! For the Carillon Shawl, I wanted to keep things simple and went with large blocks of colors worked over a repeating stitch pattern. The result is a beginner-friendly project that looks way more complicated than it actually is.
Picking the right colorway of the String Quintet packs for this project was the real challenge. My happy place is usually somewhere in “warm neutral” territory, so I was tempted to go with the Cello, which has lots of buttery browns, taupes, and a lovely mustard gold color. But, since the Carillon Shawl is a summer scarf, I thought it best to venture outside the norm and play with a color I always avoided: PURPLE!
Now, I don’t personally have anything against purple. It’s just not a color I’m drawn to when choosing yarns. But there was something so cheery about Marimba, which has two very different shades of purple, a bright pink, and a couple neutral shades. I felt an instant connection to this colorway and knew it was the right one to bring my Carillon Shawl idea to life. Click here to shop all String Quintet colorways.
If the String Quintet pack isn’t really your jam, and collection of 535 yards of fingering weight yarn will do. Most fingering weight skeins come with 400-450 yards. Add a few mini-skeins and you’re good to go. You can even use the Carillon Shawl as a stash buster and gather all of those long forgotten leftovers and turn them into something lovely!
The Carillon Shawl is an asymmetrical triangle shawl that begins with a small number of stitches and steadily increases throughout the pattern. As you progress, new colors are added as current colors are depleted. The result is a bold color-blocked wrap. The project is finished off with a delicate border made using simple picot stitches.
Looking to change the yarn weight for this pattern? Use this handy hook substitution chart:
Carillon Shawl Pattern
FINISHED SIZE: 59″ wingspan x 31″ depth
- 1 pack Lorna’s Laces String Quintet in the colorway Marimba (assign skeins to colors A, B, C, D, and E)
- US 7 4.5mm crochet hook (like this one from Furls!)
- Tape Measure
- Darning Needle
GAUGE: 20 sts x 8.5 rows in shawl body pattern, blocked
- Ch(s) = chain(s)
- Dc = double crochet
- MR = magic ring
- Pic = picot (see Special Stitches)
- Rep = repeat
- RS = right side
- Sc = single crochet
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Sp = space
- Tch = turning chain
- V-st = v-stitch (see Special Stitches)
- WS = wrong side
- Picot (pic): ch 3, sl st in first ch made
- V-stitch (v-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st
NOTE: Beginning ch-4 counts as (dc + ch 1) throughout pattern; beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
Row 1 (WS): With A, (ch 4, dc) in MR, close ring, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 4, v-st in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in first dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 2 times, v-st in the 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, dc in first dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) across row, placing the last dc in the 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) across row to tch, v-st in the 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 4, dc in first dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) across row, placing the last dc in the 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Rows 8-31: Rep Rows 6 + 7, change to B after Row 31.
Rows 32-49: W/ B, rep Rows 6 + 7, change to C after Row 49.
Rows 50-63: W/ C, rep Rows 6 + 7, change to D after Row 63.
Rows 64-73: W/ D, rep Rows 6 + 7, change to E after Row 73.
Rows 74-81: W/ E, rep Rows 6 + 7.
Row 82: Rep Row 6, change to A.
Row 1 (WS): W/ A, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first dc, (ch 1, sc in next dc) across row to tch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd ch of tch, rotate to work along row ends, (ch 1, sc in next row end) across row (be sure to keep loose tension – if your project starts to pucker, go up a hook size) to last row end, ch 1, sc in base of dc from Shawl Body Row 1, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, (sc in next sc, pic, sc in next ch-1 sp) across row to sc before ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, pic, sl st in ch-2 sp, cut yarn.
-Weave in all ends.
-Steam or wet block lightly to finished dimensions.
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