Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl Free Pattern
Hi everyone, today I am bringing to you the Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl (free pattern). This lovely and intricate is surprisingly easy to crochet. The flower pattern used for this shawl is perfect to crochet if you are a beginner or expert crocheter alike. This beautiful and feminine shawl has a clear vintage vibe to it, and was inspired by a period drama I watched a year ago. This crochet project is part of my Vintage Crochet series.
The video tutorial for this project can be found here:
Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl Free Pattern: The Inspiration
The inspiration for this shawl came after creating a flower motif. This simple crochet flower consists of only four rounds, and is very easy to make. Once I had made one, I knew I needed to make more to create a crochet garment. If you enjoy my Vintage Crochet series, you can check out my newest Vintage Victorian Shawl design.
Each flower I made was so pretty and delicate, and I was unsure whether to crochet a sweater or shawl with the flowers. I love delicate crochet projects; The Simple Purity Vintage Shawl is also a very delicate shawl that is very feminine and beautiful.
In the end, I really wanted to crochet a shawl with these beautiful delicate flowers. I had seen a vintage crocheted shawl in a period drama that I had watched over a year ago, which was set in Eastern Europe. The costumes and accessories were all so beautiful and colorful, typical of Eastern European folklore. The Polina Half Circle Shawl is also inspired by this show.
The show was set in the 19th Century, and featured a beautiful cream shawl. That shawl was so feminine, and featured an intricate floral design. Since that moment I knew I wanted to create such a piece, and have since thought about how to make such a shawl. However, I did not exactly know how to create such a shawl at the time. The Fantine Shawl, which is also part of my Vintage Crochet Series, is also typical of the 19th Century.
Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl Free Pattern: An Intricate And Delicate Flower
The flower I featured in this shawl is delicate and intricate, yet simple to crochet. I crocheted this flower a few weeks ago, and once I had made one, I had to make a lot more. Then I had the idea to crochet a shawl with all these flowers.
If you enjoy crocheted flowers, The Bohemian Rose Shawl features lovely delicate flowers on a simple crocheted shawl.
I am so pleased with the result, as I did not know that this shawl would come out so pretty. However, I am so happy with how lovely and vintage looking this wrap looks. I left the shawl as it is and did not add any border or fringes, however these could also be added if you wanted to. As for myself, I liked the look of this shawl in all it’s simplicity. Let me know if you add any fringes to this project! I love to know about all your creations, and how you sometimes customize my designs.
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Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl: The Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy shop here: Crochet Vintage Flower Shawl PDF Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Ravelry store here: Crochet The Vintage Flower Shawl Pattern
Gauge (size of 1 flower):
5” (12,5 cm) x 5” (12,5 cm)
Size of finished shawl (at highest and widest point):
28,5” (72,5 cm) x 65” (165 cm) at largest point
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will need
3 skeins of Bernat Bundle Up in shade Marshmallow or 5 skeins of Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in shade White
A 5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
A tapestry needle
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
EOR: End of row
To make a flower (make 42 flowers):
To start, make a slip knot.
Ch 4, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
Complete rounds as follows:
1: Ch 3 (=DC), place 15 DC into the ring, sl st into the ch 3 at beginning (=16 DC).
2: Ch 5 (=DC + ch 2), place DC into same first st, *ch 1, skip 1 DC, into next DC place [1 DC, ch 2, 1 DC]*; repeat from * 6 times; sl st into the 3rd of the 5 ch at the beginning of round.
3: Sl st into the first 2 ch spaces so as to work into that ch 2. Into this space, [ch 3 (=DC), DC, ch 2, 2 DC], * ch 1, into the next ch 2 sp place [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC]. Repeat from * 6 more times, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 at the beginning of round.
4: Sl st through next DC and first ch 2 sp so as to work into that ch 2 sp. Ch 3 (=DC), place 6 DC into that same sp (=shell stitch); SC into next ch sp from previous round, [place 7 DC into next ch 2 sp, SC into next ch sp from previous round] until end of round. Sl st into ch 3 at the beginning of round.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing flowers together.
Shawl pattern and sewing:
Now that you have your 42 flowers, you will need to sew these flowers together to form the shawl.
Starting with row 1 and 2, place your flowers as seen in the photograph below. Once you have placed your flowers like that, place your tapestry needle onto the loose end and start sewing the flowers together using the mattress stitch. You may need to “reshape” the flowers slightly with your hand as you are sewing these together, so that they are sewn together in a neat manner. After each side of the flower is sewn in, tie a knot to secure loose end and tidy up all loose ends.
Once you have sewn the first two rows, you can create the rest of the rows as seen in the photograph below (use photograph as reference for the placement of the flowers).
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