Shawl

Dragonfruit Shawl

I’d like to present the dragonfruit shawl! This oversized 5-point shawl is the perfect, stylish blanket to keep you warm and fancy. It’s a combination of 3 stitches to give different textures in each section.

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Difficulty

Intermediate

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Materials

Yarn: 960 yards of hand dyed, indie worsted yarn or store dk
440 yards – Color A (CA) – Hot Pink in sample
300 yards – Color C (CC) – Gray in Sample

Hook: K/6.5mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends, scissors, 3 stitch markers

Gauge: 15 ldc x 10 rows after blocking – Not super important, aim for 16 x 11 rows before blocking 

Sizing: 60″ x 36″

Pattern Key (US Terms)

st – Stitch
sk – skip
ss – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
fo – finish off
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ldc – linked double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet
v-st – V-Stitch

Special Stitches

ldc – insert your hook into the horizontal loop of the previous dc or ldc, yo, pull up loop, and proceed as you would for a dc. For a good tutorial see: https://www.mooglyblog.com/linked-double-crochet/

v-st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch

Pattern Notes (read before starting):

  • Turning chains do not count as a stitch
  • This pattern is worked with 3 corners, so every row these corners are worked as a ch, st, ch in the st of the corner in the previous row
  • Each row adds 6 stitches
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Reading stitch counts

Throughout the pattern you’ll see numbers in italics at the end of a row. The number in brackets is the total number of sc/dc/hdcs you did in that row, including the stitches in the corners. The numbers that follow are referring to the stitch counts of each side before and after the chain spaces. 

This image shows Section 1, Row 5. it has 5 scs per short side, 10 per long side, and 3 corner scs. So the count would look like [33 sc] 5, 10, 10, 5

Pattern Instructions:

Section 1 – CA

Foundation: ch 4, sl st in the 4th ch from the hook to form a loop. Work row 1 in the center of the loop.

Row 1: ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc

Row 2: ch 2, turn; dc in next st, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 2 sts and ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 2 sts and ch sp,  (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc. 

Row 3: ch 2, turn; dc  in next st, ldc, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 4 sts and ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 4 sts and ch sp,  (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, 2 ldc.

Row 4: ch 2, turn; dc in next st, ldc in next 2 sts, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 6 sts and ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, ldc in next 6 sts and ch sp,  (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next dc, dc in ch sp, 3 ldc

Row 5: change to CB, ch 1, turn; sc in next 4 sts, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next dc,  sc in ch sp, sc in next 8 sts and ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next dc, sc in ch sp, sc in next 8 sts, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next dc, sc in ch sp, sc in next 4 sts [33 sc] 5, 10, 10, 5 

Row 6: change to CA, ch 1, turn; sc in next 5 sts, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next sc,  sc in ch sp, sc in next 10 sts and ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next sc, sc in ch sp, sc in next 10 sts, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in next sc, sc in ch sp, sc in next 5 sts [39 sc] 6, 12, 12, 6

Section 2 – CB

Row 1 and 2: change to CB, ch 2, turn; *ldc in each st until you reach the ch sp, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, ldc in remaining sts 

Row 3: ch 2, turn; *dc in each st until you reach the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, dc in remaining sts [57 dc] 9, 18, 18, 9

Row 4: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, 
*[fpdc, hdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
[hdc, fpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp, 
[hdc, fpdc] until 1 stitch remains, hdc

Row 5: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, 
*[bpdc, hdc] across until you reach the last st, bpdc, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
bpdc, [hdc, bpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st,, hdc in ch sp, [hdc, bpdc] until 1 stitch remains, hdc

Row 6: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [75 sc] 12, 24, 24, 12

Row 7: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [81 sc] 13, 26, 26, 13

Section 3 – CC

Row 1: change to CC, ch 2, turn; 
dc, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until 1 st remain before ch sp, sk 1,  dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st, 
dc in ch sp,  sk 1, *v-st in next st, sk 2,* repeat from * to * until ch sp, sk ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
sk ch sp, * v-st in next st, sk 2,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains before ch sp, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, * v-st in next st, sk 2,* repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain, sk 1, dc

Row 2: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch space of each v-st across, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, move marker, ch 1) in corner st, 
dc in ch sp, dc, v-st in the ch space of each v-st, dc, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, move marker, ch 1) in corner st, 
dc in ch sp, v-st in next st, v-st in the ch space of each v-st, dc, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, move marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch space of each v-st, dc in last st

row 3: change to CA, removing markers as you go, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [99 sc] 16, 32, 32, 16

row 4: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [105 sc] 17, 34, 34, 17

Section 4- CA

row 1 – 5: change to CA, ch 2, turn; dc, *ldc in each st until you reach the ch sp, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, ldc in remaining sts

Row 6: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [141 sc] 23, 46, 46, 23

Row 7: change to CA, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [147 sc] 24, 48, 48, 24

Section 5 – CB

Row 1 and 2: change to CB, ch 2, turn; *ldc in each st until you reach the ch sp, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, ldc in remaining sts

Row 3: ch 2, turn; *dc in each st until you reach the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, dc in remaining sts [165 dc] 27, 54, 54, 27

Row 4: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, *[fpdc, hdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
[hdc, fpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp, [hdc, fpdc] for the remainder of the row

Row 5: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, *[bpdc, hdc] across until you reach the last st, bpdc, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
bpdc, [hdc, bpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp, [hdc, bpdc] for the remainder of the row

Row 6: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [183 sc] 30, 60, 60, 30

Row 7: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [189 sc] 31, 62, 62, 31

Section 6 – CC

Row 1: change to CC, ch 2, turn;
dc, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains before ch
sp, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until you reach the last st before the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch-sp, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until one st remains before ch sp, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, * v-st in next st, sk 2,* repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain, sk 1, dc

Row 2: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 3:, ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 4: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1,dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, v-st in first dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, (ch 1 ,dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 5: change to CA, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [219 sc] 36, 72, 72, 36

Row 6: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [225 sc] 37, 74, 74, 37

Section 7 – CA

row 1 – 10: change to CA, ch 2, turn; dc *ldc in each st until you reach the ch sp, ldc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, ldc in remaining sts

Row 11: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [291 sc] 48, 96, 96, 48

Row 12: change to CA, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [297 sc] 49, 98, 98, 49

Section 8 – CB

Row 1: change to CB, ch 2, turn; *dc in each st until you reach the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in corner st, dc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, dc in remaining sts [303 dc] 50, 100, 100, 50

Row 2: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, *[fpdc, hdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch ) in corner st1, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
[hdc, fpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp, [hdc, fpdc] for the remainder of the row

Row 3: ch 2, turn; hdc in the first st, *[bpdc, hdc] across until you reach the last st, bpdc, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp* 
repeat from * to * one more time, 
bpdc, [hdc, bpdc] across until you reach the the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in corner st, hdc in ch sp, [hdc, bpdc] for the remainder of the row

Row 4: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [321 sc] 53, 106, 106, 53

Row 5: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [327 sc] 54, 108, 108, 54

Section 9 – CC

Row 1: change to CC, ch 2, turn; 
dc, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until 3 st remains before ch sp, sk 1, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains before the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains before the ch sp, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dk in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, * v-st in next st, sk 2,* repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain, sk 1, dc

Row 2: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 3: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 4: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1,  dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1,  dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 5: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 6: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 7: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1,  dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1,  dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next 2 sts, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 8: ch 2, turn;
dc, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, sk 1, v-st, sk 1, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, dc in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in next st, dc in ch sp, (ch 1, dc, place marker, ch 1) in corner st,
dc in ch sp, sk 1, v-st in next st, v-st in the ch-sp of each v-st, dc in last st

Row 9: change to CA, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [381 sc] 63, 126, 126, 63

Row 10: change to CC, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [387 sc] 64, 128, 128, 64

Edge:

Row 1: change to CA, ch 2, sk 1, *hdc, hdc in skipped st, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until you reach the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in the corner st, 
hdc in ch sp, sk 1, *hdc, hdc in skipped st, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until you reach the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in the corner st, 
hdc in ch sp, sk 1, *hdc, hdc in skipped st, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until you reach the ch sp, hdc in ch sp, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in the corner st, 
hdc in ch sp, sk 1, *hdc, hdc in skipped st, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until one st remains, hdc. 

Row 2: change to CB, ch 1, turn; *sc in each st until you reach the ch sp, sc in ch sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 1) in corner st, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * two more times, sc in remaining sts [399 sc] 66, 132, 132, 66

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Huge thank you to my testers:
@turquoisepalm
Ruthie at Dragonfly Creations
Kristen @themindieraes

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