Coral On The Reef Shawl Crochet

 

 

Crochet The Coral On The Reef Shawl

This Coral On The Reef Shawl was brought to life as my sister recently snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland and I had these Ice Yarn cakes in the turquoise, teal and lilac for a few months but I had no idea what to crochet with them. When my sister went on her trip it reminded me of my time at Heron Island snorkelling the Reef as well with all of the colours of the coral in purple, blue and green and the incredible sea life. So I decided to design this shawl using the post and shell stitch as I wanted to keep in with the theme of the ocean. I have used the blocks of colours throughout this shawl as I was not happy with the colour changes of the cake. I think the post stitch helps to blend in the colours nicely and gives the Coral On The Reef Shawl a lovely texture. This shawl is also worked as a rectangle and can be worn as an oversized scarf or a shawl which will keep you nice and warm because of the stitch used throughout the shawl.

To find out how to crochet this shawl please scroll down to find the free written pattern and YouTube tutorial.

 

Abbreviations (US Terminology)

Ch – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp = space
FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet
BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

FPdc instructions – YO hook, pick up a loop from the front, insert hook from right to left under the dc stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through 2 loops.

BPdc instructions –  YO hook, pick up a loop from the back, insert hook from right to left under the dc stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through 2 loops.

Skill Level

Intermediate to advanced crocheter

What You’ll Need

5 Cakes of Ice Yarns in the Turquoise Teal Lilac, 100% Acrylic
– Colour A = Lilac
– Colour B = Teal
– Colour C = Turquoise
6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle/ Tapestry Needle
Scissors 


Coral On The Reef Shawl Pattern 

Please note:

The shawl is adult size and measures 35.5cm or 14 inches wide and 185 cm or 73 inches in length.
Every even row will have FPdc and every odd row will have BPdc.
Repeat this pattern a total of 5 times from row 1-24, changing colour every 8 rows.

 

The pattern for this shawl is the post and shell stitch which is worked in multiples of 6 + 3 if you wish to change the width of the shawl.

With colour A, Ch 63
Foundation Row: [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in 6th ch from hook (this forms 1 shell), *sk 2 ch, dc 1 into 3rd ch, sk next 2 ch, work [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in 3rd ch*, repeat from ** ending with 1 dc in last ch, turn (will have 10 shells for every row).
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp (between the 2 dc of the shell), sk next 2 dc of shell, FPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp, sk next 2 dc of shell, BPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 3-8: Repeat row 2-3 for the pattern. Change to colour B at end of the 8th row.

Use colour B for row 9-16  (total of 8 rows)
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp, sk next 2 dc of shell, BPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp, sk next 2 dc of shell, FPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 11-16: Repeat row 9-10 for the pattern. Change to colour C at end of the 16th row.

Using colour C for row 17-24 (total of 8 rows)
Row 17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp, sk next 2 dc of shell, BPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), *[dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch 1 sp, sk next 2 dc of shell, FPdc in next dc*, repeat from ** across, ending with a dc 1 in the ch 3, turn.
Row 19-24: Repeat row 17-18 for the pattern. Change to colour A at end of the 24th row.

You will need to repeat row 1-24 another 4 more times to have a total of 5 groups of the 3 colours.

To finish the shawl after you have repeated row 1-24 five times, ch 1, turn your work and sc 1 in every st. Then secure your work and weave in the ends using the tapestry/ yarn needle.

 

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YouTube Tutorial

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