Springlike and lacy, the Daisy Lace Shawl is like a hug from a field of daisies. It looks like hundreds of cute little daisy-shaped circles joined together. but your eyes deceive you! In reality, it’s crocheted in one piece, using the continuous crochet motif method. There are only a total of six ends to weave in!
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Continuous Crochet Technique
Thinking crocheters familiar with the join-as-you-go method will adore this fascinating technique. It’s a combination between a dot-to-dot drawing and a puzzle. How can you create what looks like multiple individual flowers without lifting your pencil (or cutting your yarn)? Once you take time to understand the concept, it’s surprisingly easy to master.
It’s easier to understand when the pattern is in front of you, and the yarn and hook are in your hand!
The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. You’ll need about 1200 yards [1100 m] of yarn.
I used Stunning String Tranquil, a blend of 80% superwash merino and 20% bamboo. It has a lovely drape and is so soft! It took three 100 gram skeins in color Orange Gelato. Check out the Stunning String website to see all the beautiful colors you have to choose from!
While you can use any fingering weight yarn, this project will work best with a solid color or almost solid color yarn. Any yarn with short color changes will obscure the shape of the little flowers. However, you might have success with a very long gradient.
The Daisy Lace Shawl Pattern
The crochet pattern instructions are written out and charted. A special feature is the color-coding, which maps the portion of the chart you are working on to the color of the text you are following. The pattern testers really loved this feature.
There’s also a video tutorial to help you understand the special techniques. The only stitches used in the design are slip stitch, chain, and single crochet, but this pattern is not suitable for beginners.
The pattern uses American crochet terminology.
The continuous crochet motif technique is my latest obsession! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.Purchase on Ravelry Purchase on Payhip
If you are interested in learning more about continuous motifs, read my book Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs and these other books.
Looking for more continuous crochet projects? The Eulerian Triangles Shawl is another enticing option.