How to Crochet a Simple Bubblegum Pop Shawlette
Sometimes all you want is a simple and easy to make shawl that will work up in just a few hours, or less if you’re a fast crocheter! Psst…. I’m not!
The Bubblegum Pop Shawlette is really simple and easy to make. It has a simple repeat stitch with an increase every other row, and a very slight asymmetrical shape. I think that even if you do mess up on a stitch here or there, as long as it’s not on the ends, you’ll be just fine. That’s how simple, and forgiving, this pattern is. But, if you’re like me and you spot that mistake, it’ll bother you like a thorn in your
Scarf of the Month Club with The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design
I am so happy and proud to say that The Bubblegum Pop Shawlette is part of the amazing Scarf of the Month Club that is hosted by both The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design. Both these designers always home some amazing, colorful, inspiring and elegant designs. You can always find something that’s just right for you.
I love The Stitchin’ Mommy’s Slice of Summer Cowl with its colorful color blocking design! It truly is a Slice of Summer. Oombawka Design’s Watermelon Lace Scarf is just as beautiful and super colorful! I love both these designs and their colors.
Designing something special for the Scarf of the Month Club allows me to create and design something freely for all. It gets my creative juices flowing and I know I’ll be delivering a design for you. While The Bubblegum Shawlette not really a scarf, because it’s a small shawl, it will work better as scarf than a true shawl without the added length of a scarf. You can certainly wrap it around your neck comfortably for a warm and snuggled fit
I shop quite a bit a Joann’s. See, it’s quite close to me, about just a bit over a mile. Matter of fact, I walk to Joann’s every now and then from my home. Anyway, on one of my many visits, I saw this yarn that just called my attention, the Buttercream Luxe Craft, Wool Blend Yarn.
It was twisted like a hank, had a blend of gorgeous colors with a sheen to it, and it featured a thick and thin almost roving like texture to it. The yarn would call my name and I’d go over to the display case, pick it up lovingly and caress it (I’m not the only one who does this, right?) and whisper to it that one day I’ll buy it. After several visits to the store, I finally gave in and bought a hank, just because. I was being a rebel; I only buy yarn when I need it. Shocker!
Time to Play with Some Yarn!
I brought the hank home and played around with it, after winding it into a cake of yarn first, and loved how it worked up. It’s so unpredictable in its working up that you don’t know if you’ll get a thin or thick stitch. I loved that. I quickly realized that one hank was not going to be enough so I made a special trip back to Joann’s and bought a second hank.
The Piece and How it Came to Be
When I was thinking of what to make, I knew I wanted to make a shawl or cowl, as those are my favorites to crochet, but I didn’t know quite which. As I started crocheting, the yarn just came to life and it turned into a shawlette. I say shawlette cause it’s not that big to be a shawl but it’s just right for a quick and cute coverup. Because it’s a shawlette, you can also use it as a cute scarf due to its size.
I have to give a nod to the wonderful ladies that tested the shawlette for me. They were invaluable in making sure the pattern was understood as written. One of my testers also suggested Mommy Shark Shawlette, as when it’s open, it resembles a shark fin. I loved that and was going to go with that but when I started typing out the pattern, Bubblegum Pop just came out as a name and it stuck.
- Yarn – Buttercream Luxe Craft, Wool Blend, #5 Bulky yarn, 3.5oz, 165 yards, 50% wool/42% rayon/8% acrylic. Sample uses 2 skeins (330 yards) in Rainbow.
- Hook – K/6.5mm hook
- Notions – stitch markers, needle for weaving in ends
40″ across the top
Not critical for this project.
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); sc – single crochet; dc – double crochet; MC – magic circle, YO – yarn over
Cluster – (2dctogether in the same st/sp) YO, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yarn over pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). YO, insert hook into the same st, pull up loop, yarn over pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). YO, pull through all three loops. One Cluster Stitch made.
Cluster Increase – Cluster, ch2, Cluster in indicated stitch.
Shell – 5dc in the same st/sp.
Picot – (sl st, ch3, sl st) in same st/sp.
Experience Level – Advanced Beginner
- Odd rows (RS) are increase rows.
- Ch3, 1dc in the same st = beginning cluster st
- Place your last Cluster on the dc st of your beginning cluster st, not the ch3.
- As you work the shawl, you will see that it will begin to curve slightly on the increase side, that’s normal and will straighten out.
Row 1: In MC, ch3, 1dc, ch2, Cluster, turn. RS
Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in the same st – See Pattern Notes, ch2, Cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch2, Cluster on top of cluster from previous row – See Pattern Notes, turn.
Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the same st, *ch2, Cluster in ea ch-2 sp* repeat from * to * up to last st, ch2, Cluster Increase – See Special Stitches, on top cluster from previous row, turn.
Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the same st, *ch2, Cluster in ea ch-2 sp* repeat from * to * up to last st, ch2, Cluster on top of cluster from previous row, turn.
Rows 5 – 31: Repeat rows 3 and 4, ending with a Row 3 (RS row). <46 Clusters at the end of row 31>
Note: if you want your Shawlette bigger, just continue repeating rows 3 and 4 to desired size.
Do not cut the yarn, move to the edging.
Working along the increase side of the shawl, work the following instructions:
Row 1: Ch3, 4dc (counts as a Shell) in the same post, *sc in the next post, Shell in the next post*, repeat from * to * till the end, turn. <16 Shells, 16 sc>
Row 2: Picot in same st (sc of previous rows), *sl st in the next 2 sts, picot in the next*, repeat from * to * 32 times.
Fasten off. Now we will work the last part of the edging.
Working on the top edge of the piece with the RS facing you, attach yarn with a sl st to the right edge of the shawlette. Place 1sc in the first cluster st and in ea st and ch-2 space across. <89 sc>
Fasten off and weave in all ends. You can block your piece if you wish, I blocked mine and loved how it turned out.
I hope you enjoyed making this pattern. I’d love to see your pictures! As always, much love and happy hooking!
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