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Lollidots Shawl Crochet Pattern

A little something delicious for your torso! Colorful crocheted dots abound in this rectangular shawl. Enjoy some mindless crochet as you create a rainbow of colored circles. Then join those circles into squares using just one continuous length of main color yarn to crochet the shawl!

It’s like a magic trick with your crochet hook!

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Shawl made from colorful circles with a white background
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Continuous Crochet Technique

Don’t cut that yarn! All of the squares you see in this shawl are made with just one continuous strand of yarn. It’s a dot-to-dot done with your hook. Don’t worry, though, because there’s a video tutorial that will take you through each step of the first six squares. After that, you’ll find your rhythm. You’ll probably seldom have to look at the pattern after that!

colorful crocheted dots on a white background, closeup of Lollidots Shawl crochet pattern by Edie Eckman

It’s easier to understand when the pattern is in front of you, and the yarn and hook are in your hand!

The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council Icon for 4 Medium Weight Yarn

The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. You’ll need about 950 yards [867 m] of the main color yarn and about 85 yards [80 m] each of 8 other colors.

color handwound balls of yarn-RenFaire colorway by Stunning String

I used Stunning String Stunning Superwash, 100% superwash merino for main color. It took two skeins of color Marshmallow. Each skein has 3.5 oz [100g] and 475 yards.

For the dots, I used Stunning String Mini Skein Set Smashing Sock in colorway RenFaire. Each mini skein containts .7 ounces [20 g] and 90 yards [82 m]. To make it even easier, Stunning String Studio offers a kit of these exact yarns–or choose your own colors!

As an alternative, choose any leftover sock-weight yarns you have, and mix and match to your heart’s delight

Lollidots Shawl Pattern

first page of Lollidots Shawl Pattern

The crochet pattern instructions are written out and charted. There’s a construction diagram that shows the colors used in the pattern. As a bonus, there’s a color-your-own page so you can add the colors you choose, to make it easier to match your yarn to the pattern.

Another special feature of the written pattern is the color-coded text. This matches 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!

And of course, there’s that video tutorial to help get you started. You’ll need to know slip stitch, chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

The pattern uses American crochet terminology and is appropriate for intermediate crocheters.

closeup detail of shawl with shawl pin

This shawl is SO much fun to make and wear. Enjoy!

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closeup of edge of lacy yellow/orange crocheted Daisy Lace Shawl

If you are interested in learning more about continuous motifs, check out the Daisy Lace Shawl, the Eulerian Triangles Shawl.
Read my book Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs and these other books.

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