4 days crochet – Psychedelic Shrubs shawl pattern

Psychedelic Shrubs Shawl

Psychedelic Shrubs Shawl came from the idea where I wanted to showcase my hand dyed yarn in contrasting colors using crochet. Seeing how there’s limited designs done with hand dyed yarn, I decided to make one shawl myself with my own yarn.

I’ve done a fair bit of shawls with 4-ply gradient yarn or scheepjes whirl but never in solids or hand dyed. I thought why not push myself a little and make a beginner shawl that is less boring yet fun and easy to crochet.

In my sample, i used 2 contrasting yarn color from KAIJUU Fibers; Kaijuu Blood and OOAK color that was actually the leftover dye in the dye pot. The shawl used a total of 800m and provides decent coverage.

Close up shot of psychedelic shrubs shawl

I admit i’m a bit of a reverse engineer designer and I usually don’t plan my designs ahead. I crochet according to what I like and tadah, that’s the outcome! Honestly, my expectations of myself would be to create something of mijo crochet’s standard – simple yet elegant. But my creative brain is a bit rusty PLUS i’m not your everyday girly girl.

‘Psychedelic’ in the shawl name refers to how crazy neon KAIJUU Blood was and ‘Shrubs’ was referring to the flowers and leaves under the green section. I wanted a subtle flower to make the shawl slightly textured. I did it!

I also have a huge love for textured/cabled look but that would mean it’s gonna be a crazy yarn eater shawl and I did not want that. I opted for the front/back post double crochet to create ridges that will slightly lift off from the boring endless double crochet. I would say this shawl is a good and quick mindless project!

Here’s an image of how it’s worn as a neck/chest piece. Pretty decent coverage and cosy enough. How much it covers largely depends on the size of your yarn. Also, a tip that I would encourage crocheters is take note of what color suits your skin! Use that shade as a starting color or second color so that when you wear it on your neck, you look good!

Shawl on my neck

Next, we talk about the edging. I would LOVE to have huge lace borders but I was playing yarn chicken. Hand Dyed yarn is expensive and I am cheapskate. I would often prefer to use up all my yarn for a project so I am not burden with scraps. When I was at the border, I had a good 10g of yarn left. I went with a V stitch setup and finished off with a picot edge. I LOVE how it looks on the end and especially how it looks on my testers!

While working on this piece, I did keep a lookout on time and I took a total of 4 days to crochet this shawl! Beginners who saw my shawl kept telling me it’s daunting and challenging, they were scared to start on a big project, ..yada yada. If this sounds like you, IT’S VERY SIMPLE!! If you are looking to move on from basic granny stitches or done with your amigurumi to move on to the next stage of your crochet journey, look no further and start with my shawl 😀

Pictures of my testers shawl after the pattern, promise!

PSYCHEDELIC SHRUBS SHAWL PATTERN

Special note! If you would like this pattern written in pdf, I have an inexpensive copy on Ravelry and hope you would support my efforts to design this shawl.

Difficulty level: 2 out of 5

Materials: Sample uses 2 x 85% Superwash Merino 15% Nylon sock yarn from KAIJUU Fibers (100g, 400m) 2 contrasting hand dyed Fingering Weight yarn (100g 400m) 3.5mm crochet hook (use 4.00mm hook if you’re not using hand dyed yarn) Darning needle

US Terminology/Abbreviation Ch – chain dc- double crochet fpdc – front post double crochet bpdc – back post double crochet tc – treble crochet

Notes

  1. Shawl size: 137cm x 62.5cm blocked.

  2. This shawl works with two contrasting colors.

  3. Each section is a meant for you to switch colors.

  4. Other options: single colored shawl, gradient shawl.

  5. Blocked shawl with steam iron on wool/low setting.

Special stitch

FLOWER STITCH

This stitch combines one popcorn stitch + 12 chain stitches. This stitch works up in the same stitch! To make popcorn stitch, you make 5 double crochet in a single stitch, pull the loop on your hook longer and remove the hook. Insert the hook into the top of the first double crochet, hook on the loop left hanging on the 5th stitch, and pull through the first double crochet. Ch 1.

Continuing to make the petals, chain 5, slip stitch at first chain from bottom. Chain 6, slip stitch at first chain from bottom.

PICOT STITCH

Ch3, slip stitch into 3rd chain from hook (first chain worked up)

Section 1

Foundation Row (RS) : starting with magic circle, ch3, 3dc into magic circle, ch2, 3dc into magic circle, 1tc. turn.

Row 1 (WS) : ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, fpdc into each dc till ch2-space, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, fpdc into each dc before last stitch. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 2: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, bpdc into each dc till ch2-space, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, bpdc into each dc before last stitch. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 3: repeat row 1

Row 4: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, dc into each dc till ch2-space, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, dc into each dc before last stitch. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 5: repeat row 4

Section 2

Row 6 – 7 : repeat row 4

Row 8: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, ch1, 1dc into next dc, (ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch) repeat till ch2-space, 1dc into ch2-space, ch2, 1dc into ch2-space, ch1, 1dc into next dc, (ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch) repeat till second last stitch. Ch1, on the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 9: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1 dc into next 2 stitches, (1dc into ch1-space, 1dc into next stitch) repeat until stitch before ch2-space, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, 1dc into next stitch, (1dc into ch1-space, 1dc into next stitch) repeat till second last stitch. on the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 10: repeat row 4

Section 3

Row 11 – 12: repeat row 4

Row 13: repeat row 1

Row 14 – 16: repeat row 4

Row 17: repeat row 1

Row 18 – 20: repeat row 4

Row 21: repeat row 1

Row 22: repeat row 4

Section 4

Row 23 – Row 24: repeat row 4

Row 25: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, ch1, 1dc into next dc, (ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch) repeat till 1 stitch before ch2-space, ch1, 1dc into last dc, ch1, 1dc into ch2-space, ch2, 1dc into ch2-space, ch1, 1dc into first dc after space, ch1, 1dc into next stitch, (ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch) repeat till second last stitch. Ch1, on the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 26: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1 dc into next 2 stitches, (1dc into ch1-space, 1dc into next stitch) repeat until stitch before ch2-space, 1dc into ch2-space, ch2, 1dc into ch2-space, 1dc into next stitch, (1dc into ch1-space, 1dc into next stitch) repeat till second last stitch. on the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 27: repeat row 4

Row 28: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1dc into next 10 sts, (ch1, skip next stitch, flower stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 9 sts) repeat until you left 8 sts before ch2-space. ch1, skip next stitch, flower stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 5 sts, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, 1dc into next 5 sts, ch1, skip next stitch, flower stitch, (ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 9 sts , flower stitch) repeat until 12 sts remaining. Ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 10 sts. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 29: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1dc into next 12sts, (1 dc in ch-space, 1fpdc around the petal base, 1dc in ch-space, 1dc into next 9 stitches) repeat another 7 times – last flower stitch before the center. 1 dc in ch-space, 1fpdc around the petal base, 1dc in ch-space, 1dc into next 7 stitches, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, 1dc into next 7stitches. , (1 dc in ch-space, 1fpdc around the petal base, 1dc in ch-space, 1dc into next 9 stitches) repeat another 7 times. 1 dc in ch-space, 1fpdc around the petal base, 1dc in ch-space, 1dc into next 12 stitches. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 30: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1dc into next 12 sts, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, (1dc into next 9 stitches, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch ) repeat another 7 times. ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 9 stitches, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, (1dc into next 9 stitches, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch ) repeat another 8 times. ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, 1dc into next 12 stitches. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 31: ch3, 2dc into same stitch as ch3, 1 dc into every stitch and 1dc into ch1-spaces until ch2-space. 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, 1 dc into every stitch and 1dc into ch1-spaces until last stitch. On the last stitch, 2dc + 1tc into top of chain 3. Turn.

Row 32: Repeat row 25

Row 33: Repeat row 26

Row 34: Repeat row 4

Section 5

Row 35 – 36: repeat row 4

Row 37: repeat row 1

Row 38: repeat row 4

Row 39: repeat row 1

Row 40: repeat row 4

Row 41: repeat row 1

Row 42- Row 44: repeat row 4

Section 6

Row 45- Row 46: repeat row 4

Section 7 – optional to switch color

Row 47: repeat row 4

Section 8

Row 48- Row 49: repeat row 4

Cut yarn.

Edging:

Re-attach yarn on right side.

Row 50: Ch5, 1dc into same stitch. Skip 2stich, (1dc into next stitch, ch2, 1dc into same stitch, skip next 2 stitches) repeat until 4 stitches before ch2-space. 1dc into next stitch, ch2, 1dc into same stitch, skip next stitch, 2dc into ch2-space, ch2, 2dc into ch2-space, skip next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, ch2, 1dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches , (1dc into next stitch, ch2, 1dc into same stitch, skip next 2 stitches) repeat until last 3 stitches. On last stitch, 1 dc into last stitch, ch2, 1tc into same stitch.

Row 51: ch4, 2 dc into ch2-space, ch3, (1sc into ch2-space, ch3, slip stitch into same sc, ch3) repeat until 2 stitch before center ch2-space, 1dc into next 2 stitches, 1dc into ch2-space, ch3, slip stitch into first chain, 1dc into ch2-space, 1dc into next 2stitches, ch3, (1sc into ch2-space, ch3, slip stitch into same sc, ch3) repeat until second last V stitch. On last V stitch, 2dc into ch2-space, ch1, 1tc.

Cut yarn.

Weave in all ends. Block shawl to open up the stitches.

Testers who did my shawl!

I would like to thank my lovely testers who finished their shawl and provided such wonderful feedback. Here’s some photos. You can view more of their photos on ravelry.

By Allison

Jasmine met me at an event over the weekend and brought down her shawl! Done using 3ply gradient. By Jasmine

Done using DK yarn. By Crystal

Done using 4ply gradient. By PuayKuan

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