In this post I am going to show you how I crochet my Starburst Boomerang Shawl. This is a fun and interesting pattern that creates an asymmetrical look.
Lately I have been seeing all these beautiful shawls. I love the triangle shape, they are my favorite. I recently have come across multiple patterns for “boomerang” shawls. The shape of these shawls are so interesting.
I have found numerous patterns, all with one problem!……they are all knitting patterns! I was on the hunt for a crochet pattern for a boomerang shawl to get some ideas, but could not find one anywhere! I’m assuming the shape lends itself better to knitting. So what do you do when you can’t find a pattern your’re looking for? Make your own!
I will be honest, this pattern gave me some major headaches! I kept trying different hook sizes with different stitches and yarn but everything I tried caused my work to pucker around the neckline.
I finally realized that there was something about the double crochet stitch that allowed the shawl to take on the boomerang shape without my work puckering or bunching at the neckline. Phew! It was a process but I was determined to get it right!
So with a lot of trial and error, I finally came up with a pattern I hope you enjoy! It is a fairly simple pattern consisting with only the single crochet and double crochet stitch.
The yarn I used for this pattern I bought from Hobby Lobby. It is from the Yarn Bee brand in their Urban Chic line. This is a #3 lightweight yarn. Any comparable dk weight yarn will work for this pattern.
This yarn consists of an acrylic and cotton blend. The yardage is also generous with 275 yards in each skein.
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Follow along for the pattern!
Starburst Boomerang Shawl Pattern
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2 skeins of Yarn Bee Urban Chic yarn.
2 Stitch Markers (optional)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec.)
Double Crochet Decrease – Yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- I highly recommend placing stitch markers at the beginning and end of each row. It is very easy to miss the first and last stitch of each row. Trust me, it will save you time!
- I would also recommend working in a loose gauge. This will cause less “puckering.”
Gauge is approx. 11 st across x 16 rows = 4′
- Just for the first row, you will be working in the back “bump” of your foundation chain. If you are confused as to what this means, Fiber Flux has a great video tutorial that will show you!
STARBURST BOOMERANG SHAWL PATTERN
Row 1 – Turn your ch. over and sc in the back “bump” of the 2nd ch from your hook and each ch. across. (9)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, (sc + dc + sc) in the first stitch, dc in the next. *sc in the next stitch, dc in the next* Repeat * til the last two stitches. Complete a dc dec over the last two stitches.
Row 3 – Ch. 1 turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next. *sc in the next stitch, dc in the next* Repeat *to the last stitch. In the last stitch (dc + sc + dc).
Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively until you have reached your desired length.
The size you see in the photos is when I stopped at 85 stitches.
Weave in all your ends!
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