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Dogwood Blossoms Shawl Crochet Pattern

Crochet a field of seamlessly stitched dogwood-inspired crocheted motifs with the Dogwood Blossoms Shawl crochet pattern. The continuous join-as-you-go methods means there are few ends to weave in. An optional simple beaded edging highlights the delicate points of the squares. Indulge in the delicate elegance of this petite crocheted shawl!

Back view of a blond woman wearing a dark pink crocheted shawl with beaded edging and dogwood flower motif

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Continuous Crochet Technique

closeup view of crocheted flower-motif fabric in a deep pink on a white background

Why make a bunch of little squares and have to weave in all those ends, when you could just make it LOOK like you made individual squares?

Or, as the AI text generator says, “The continuous crochet motif method ensures a fluidity of design and minimizes the hassle of weaving in ends.” (Sure, whatever.)

That’s the idea behind the continuous crochet motif technique. The shawl is worked in one piece with connected squares. There are only six ends to weave in! Once you get the hang of it, this technique will mesmerize you with its simplicity! Step-by-step video tutorials walk you through each step.

It’s easier to understand when the pattern is in front of you, and the yarn and hook are in your hand (I promise).

The Materials

Yarn weight 1 Super Fine

The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. You’ll need about 440 yards [405 meters] of yarn.

closeup of Stunning String Studio yarn in color Pink Peppercorn

For the pink version shown here used Stunning String Stunning Superwash, a 100% superwash merino. It has a lovely drape and is so soft! It took one 100 gram skein in color Pink Peppercorn. Check out the Stunning String website to see all the beautiful colors you have to choose from!

And if you have another favorite fingering weight yarn, that will work too. Testers used a variety of yarns, including Cascade Heritage Sock, Beach Bunny Yarns World Traveler Line, Theodora’s Pearls Auxanometer, and Elemental Affects Civility Fingering.

While you can use any fingering weight yarn, this project will work best with a solid color or semi-solid color yarn. Yarns with short color changes will obscure the shape of the little flowers. Avoid gradients, as well. The path the yarn takes in this technique does not play well with gradients.

As long as you match the gauge to get a fabric you like, you’ll be fine. The pattern instructions tell you how to make a gauge swatch that is actually part of the shawl, so if you match the gauge first time, you are off and running and have already started your shawl!

Clover Size G (4 mm) crochet hook in package

To get gauge, I used a size G [4.0 mm] crochet hook. Of course, you should use any hook size you need to match the pattern gauge AND that results in a nice drapey, shawl-like fabric.

For the optional beaded edging, you’ll need 105 Size 6 glass seed beads in a color to coordinate with your yarn. If you’ve ever done a beaded project, you may have this many leftover beads in your stash. A big eye beading needle, or piece of dental floss or sewing thread will help with stringing the beads.

Smiling blond woman in a black dress, wearing the Dogwood Blossoms Shawl, viewed from the front

Dogwood Blossoms Shawl Pattern

cover image of Dogwood Blossoms Shawl crochet pattern

The crochet pattern instructions are written out and charted. The text and charts are also color-coded to map 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 are also video tutorials for different parts of the shawl, including blocking and gauge. These tutorial walk you through the continuous crochet motifs technique in such a way that you can eventually read the fabric, instead of the step-by-step written instructions.. Although the only stitches used in the design are slip stitch, chain, and double crochet, this pattern is not suitable for beginners. Intermediate crocheters will find the technique fascinating!

The pattern uses American crochet terminology. It has been test stitched and professionally tech edited.

Don’t forget to tag me on social media if you make the Dogwood Blossoms Shawl! I’m @edieeckman everywhere. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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? Check these out:

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