I’m so excited to show you my latest project – the Crochet Elle Convertible Shawl!
This project is very beginner friendly and creates a soft, feminine finished wrap. Read on below about the inspiration and yarn details, or scroll on down for the free pattern.
The Inspiration + Design
This design was heavily inspired by the texture of the yarn I used (read more on the yarn below!)
Once I saw this yarn I knew it would make an incredible pom pom. Some yarns really fluff out and make the most gorgeous poms while others look kinda stringy and odd. The fluffy fiber content and construction of this amazing new yarn were made for the fluffiest poms!
How do I incorporate a pom pom into a wearable? I wanted to wrap myself up in this yarn once I saw it so I knew some kind of shawl would be just the ticket. And when I couldn’t choose just one color to work with, I decided to make a soft color blocked design with some open lacy stitches. (This animal fiber is warm so I wanted to make sure this project could transition through many seasons easily.) I added pom pom ties to either end of my triangle and tied the whole color scheme together by making them with all three colors of the yarn I used. I’m so in love with how soft, fluffy, and feminine this project is!
This shawl is called “convertible” because these long ties allow you to wear this piece in many ways – I’ve shown you three different configurations here:
- [center] the triangle scarf – wrap around you neck, cross sides of triangle at the back of the neck, bring ties to front and tie neatly in a bow
- [left] the criss cross top – wrap across your front, cross sides of triangle at center back, bring ties to front under the arms and tie at waist
- [right] the classic shawl – drape over shoulders, bring sides of triangle to front center chest, tie triangle sides in a loose knot, wrap and hide ties in knot to leave poms just below the knot
When Lion Brand yarn gave me a super secret preview of a new yarn of theirs I squealed with excitement. The yarn I used is called Chainette and it’s the softest yarn I’ve felt in a long time! It’s name comes from the chain-like braided construction (instead of the standard twist we usually see in yarn) and this means the yarn never splits and has beautiful stitch definition.
The fiber content of this yarn is 70% alpaca (!!!) 18% virgin wool and 12& polyamide (for durability). It’s hard to find alpaca forward yarns and even when you do, they’re usually really expensive. Chainette from Lion Brand is part of their LB Collection which means these yarns are only sold on their website, not in any stores – so they’re able to deliver really high quality, luxe yarns at a super affordable price. I’m a big fan of the LB Collection – I made my Ava Poncho in the Cotton Bamboo yarn from that line and have lots more plans with these yarns soon!
My other favorite thing about this yarn is the color palette. Every single color is stunning in person and they all mix and match SO well. I went with a soft, feminine palette with Pink, Beige, and Cream but you could easily make this shawl in any one solid color or a darker, moodier palette of dark navy, olive, and mustard. The options are endless!
Using Chainette yarn was definitely the best part of this project – Click HERE to check out this gorgeous new yarn (you won’t believe how affordable it is!)
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To sum it up: A colorblock convertible shawl with simple openwork linear lace and the fluffiest pom pom ties you’ve ever seen! The ties allow Elle to be worn in several ways and it’s so much fun to explore new ways to wear her. Lion Brand Chainette yarn is the key to this fluffy feminine look with the perfect mix and match color palette.
–Lion Brand Chainette yarn (Weight: 4/Medium – 1.75oz, 131 yds)
2 skeins each Cream, Blush, Taupe
14 sts x 8 rows in dc = 4”
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch – chain
st st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
rpt – repeat
* – repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
Skill Level: Level 2 Easy
- This wrap is one size fits most. For reference, model is 5’5” tall with a 38” bust.
- Add or omit 4 row repeat to desired size. You may need additional yardage if you adjust the pattern dramatically.
- Color striping counts listed below the written pattern instructions. Please read through everything before beginning. (Check out the stitch chart at the bottom of the pattern!)
- Ch 4 at beginning of rows always counts as a Dc and Ch 1
- St counts always count Dc sts only (not ch spaces)
Elle Convertible Shawl
First, make 2 3” pom poms using a Clover Pom Pom maker (or your preffered method).
To make a multicolored pom, hold all 3 strands together, one of each color, & wrap the pom pom maker until full.
Trim to make even, leaving tails to tie onto shawl. Repeat.
With Blush yarn, Ch 7, sl st to first Ch st to form a ring
Row 1: Ch 4, (7 Dc, Ch 2, 7 Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in ring (16)
Row 2: Ch 4, t, Dc in first Dc, Ch 1, sk next Ch 1 space, Dc next Dc, (Ch1, skip next Dc, Dc in next Dc) to center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) in center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) to turning Ch 4 space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in turning Ch space (14)
Row 3: Ch 4, t, Dc in first Dc, (Ch 1, sk next Ch 1 space, Dc in next Dc) to center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) in center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, Dc in next Dc, (Ch 1, sk next Ch 2 space, Dc next Dc) to turning Ch space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in turning Ch space (18)
Row 4: Ch 4, t, Dc in first Dc, (Ch1, sk next Ch 1 space, Dc next Dc) to center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) in center Ch 2 space, Ch 1, Dc in next Dc, (Ch 1, sk next Ch 1 space, Dc in next Dc) to turning Ch space, Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in turning Ch space
Row 5: Ch 4, t, Dc in first Dc, (Dc in next Ch 1 space, Dc in next Dc) to center Ch 2 space, (2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) in center Ch 2 space, Dc in next Dc, (Dc in next Ch 1 space, Dc in next Dc) to turning Ch space, Dc in turning Ch space, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in turning Ch space (48)
Rep Rows 2-5 until you’ve finished 37 rows.
Work 17 total rows of Blush, 12 rows of Cream, and 8 rows of Taupe.
Row 42 (or last Row): t, Ch 77, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and in each Ch st across, continue to
Sc in each st across last row of shawl (including in all Ch 1 spaces – work 2 Sc in center Ch 2 space) to end, continue to
Ch 77, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and in each Ch st across,
Finish off, weave all ends
Attach poms securely to ends of Sc strips at edges of shawl from Last Row.
Pop on your shawl and enjoy!
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