I could not be more happy with how this Cappuccino Triangle Shawl turned out! This was the first time that I had ever tried the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable line of yarn and I tell you what…It’s awesome! It is incredibly soft and the natural color changes throughout the skeins make for a beautiful work of art.
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After the fourth row, I knew that I wanted to keep this shawl for myself. Call me greedy. I couldn’t help it. When my husband got home and saw it, he suggested that I raffle it off at our upcoming family reunion and I was heart broken.
Okay, maybe not really. I can just make another one. 🙂
I do have to admit that he was right though. I think that it would definitely raise some money for next years reunion because I would definitely bid on it! So I also think this item would be great for making and selling at craft fairs and such.
This pattern isn’t like the typical granny square. It might actually be easier. Instead of three double crochets, I used two half double crochets, which helps the shawl to work up super quick!
The fringe detail has wooden beads that give this garment a rustic chic feel. If you aren’t into rustic chic, you can always skip the beads and/or fringe.
The yarn is light enough that you can wear the shawl in the summer, yet heavy enough that when paired with a sweater or jacket, will also keep you toasty in the other three seasons. I love that kind of versatility! And the fact that the color I chose can practically go with anything…well, that’s just fantastic!
I’ve included an overabundance of tutorial photos for the fringe and beading to help you along.
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So let’s get started….
Cappuccino Triangle Shawl
- 3 balls of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable – Cappuccino – 3.5 oz/100 g – 280 yds/256 m (I used 9 oz)
- Or any worsted weight yarn
- I/5.25 mm hook
- Wooden beads – 28 large (1/2″) sphere beads, 27 cube beads, 54 small (1/4″) sphere beads
- I got my beads in the craft section at Wal-Mart. They came in one package of assorted wood beads. Must have large center hole for tapestry needle and yarn to get through.
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size Approximately:
59” x 27”
12 hdc stitches and 11 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.
FC – foundation chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
- The beads are optional.
- In all rows, the initial ch 3 counts as a hdc and a ch 1. It is referred to as a ch-3 space.
- There is a step-by-step photo tutorial for the fringe at the end of the pattern.
- This shawl is an upside down triangle. It is worked from the center outward. You will only crochet along two sides since the uppermost flat side of the triangle builds itself as you add more to the sides.
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
FC: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.
Row 1: Ch 3. In loop, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc). Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 3. In next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc, ch 1. In ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc). Ch 1, 2 hdc in ch-3 sp, ch 1. Hdc in 3rd ch of previous row. Turn.
Note: You may need to push your 2 hdc in the ch-3 sp over so you can see the 3rd ch.
Row 3: Ch 3. *In ch-1 sp, 2 hdc, ch 1* Repeat from * to * one more time. In ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) ch 1. In ch-1 sp, 2 hdc, ch 1. In last ch-3 sp, 2 hdc, ch 1. Hdc in 3rd ch of previous row. Turn.
Row 4 – Row 54: Continue with pattern. Ch 3 at the start of every row. Fill every ch-1 sp with 2 hdc, then ch 1. Fill every ch-2 space with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), then ch 1. End each row with a hdc in the 3rd ch of previous row. Turn your work after every row.
At the end of Row 54, ch 1 and sc evenly across the top of the shawl. Sl st in initial ch-3 sp of Row 54.
Finish off. Weave in end.
Each strand of fringe measures 17.5” and there are 3 strands per fringe section. (165 strands total)
There are 55 ch-1 spaces along the base of the shawl and that includes the initial ch-3 space.
You will start adding fringe in the first ch-1 sp and then skipping a ch-1 space and then fringe in the next ch-1 space and so on. So, basically every other ch-1 space will contain fringe. I alternated using spherical shaped beads and a combination of small spheres and cubes, but you are free to arrange your beads however you want—or opt for no beads at all. The choice is yours.
The fringe in the example is going to go in the empty gap after the 1st fringe.
Holding 3 strands together, fold in half.
Holding the cut ends in one hand, insert the loop into the ch-1 space.
Put your finger and thumb into the loop and pinch the other end.
Pull it through the loop.
Pull cut ends tight.
Squeeze all six ends between your thumb and finger and pinch tight.
Insert all six strands into the large eye of a tapestry needle. Make sure your needle fits through your beads with plenty of room to spare.
Pull all six strands through about an inch or two.
Thread the beads over the needle.
Tie a knot just under your last bead to secure the beads.
For the fringe with the large sphere bead, use a measuring tape and measure 5 inches from the base of the bead and cut straight across all six strands. Repeat for all large sphere beaded fringe the entire length of the base of the shawl.
Lay shawl on a table. Now that every other fringe is measured and cut, cut the rest of fringe to match, using the large sphere beaded fringe as a length guide.
Wear and enjoy!
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