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Furrow & Flourish: Crochet shawl pattern

Dora holds out a pink crochet triangle shawl out in front of her as she looks down at it.

This elegant, shallow triangle crochet shawl is worked in rows using filet crochet techniques to create arced lines blooming out from a central furrow.

The furrow and flourish shawl is an engaging crochet project that will keep you interested from start to finish, using a memorable but interesting 4 row pattern repeat. It can be made in different yarn weights for a lighter or more cozy finish.

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Dora wears a triangle pink filet crochet shawl with text overlaid giving furrow and flourish as the name of the pattern.

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The furrow and flourish crochet shawl, crocheted in pink wool, is draped over a teal long chair, showing the lace crochet pattern.
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This is a relatively simple shawl pattern, though careful attention to stitch placement is required to create the flourish pattern.

  • Knowledge of basic crochet stitches, techniques and terminology is assumed
  • Extended double crochet (explained in the pattern)
  • Working in rows with simple increases
  • Crocheting into chains
  • Basic filet crochet techniques (prior knowledge of filet crochet is not necessary)
  • Once the set-up section is complete, the pattern uses a 4 row repeat

You may wish to learn more about crochet shawl shapes and construction here.

Like all crochet patterns from dora does, this crochet shawl pattern is written in English using standard US crochet terminology. UK equivalents are given in the abbreviations list in the pattern.

The PDF crochet pattern includes a stitch diagram / crochet chart showing the first 10 rows of the shawl to assist you in visualising stitch placement.

Dora holds one hand to her head whilst wearing a pink lace crochet shawl round her neck, paired with a white jersey and blue jeans.
A pink triangle crochet shawl is wrapped around a woman’s shoulders and seen from behind.

Finished size

The finished sample measures 198cm in wingspan and 52cm deep after blocking.

The shawl is crocheted bottom up, so it is easy to adjust the size to your preference as you work by changing the number of pattern repeats you work. It is useful to bear in mind that the shawl will grow a little with blocking.

The furrow and flourish crochet shawl is seen from above, showing the crochet filet lace pattern.

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A pink filet crochet shawl is draped over the back of a turquoise lounge chair, the lace pattern clearly displayed.


Yarn & Crochet Hook

You will need approximately580m/630yds of sport weight yarn and a 4mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. I used my clover amour hook.

The sample pictured used under 5 x 50g balls (240g in total) of We Crochet, Galileo, 50% merino wool, 50% viscose from bamboo, 50g ball = 120m / 131yds, shade: Cordelia.

Note that I could have made a wearable size shawl with 200g of the yarn used but I decided to continue to make a larger project.

Dora holds one end of the furrow and flourish crochet shawl up above her head as the other side is draped over her shoulder, the lace crochet pattern on display.
Dora seen in progress wrapping a pink crochet shawl around her neck bandanna style.

Yarn substitutions

For a similar finished project, use a similar yarn weight and fibre content. 

You could also work this shawl in a range of fibres and yarn weights with a suitable crochet hook size

Because the shawl is worked from the bottom up, you can simply stop the pattern repeat when it reaches your desired size. However, different fibres and yarn weights will produce a different finished result and will require different yarn quantities.

You may find this post useful when choosing yarn.

A close up of a woman, seen side on, wearing a pink crochet shawl wrapped tightly round her shoulder as she looks away.

Other Materials & Notions

Yarn needle, scissors and a tape measure

This shawl benefits from blocking, so I recommend a Blocking board and pins.

Learn more about blocking here.

You may find placing a stitch marker in the centre spine of the shawl helps you as you work but this is optional.

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Designer’s pick spring / summer blog hop

You can also purchase this pattern as part of the Designer’s pick spring summer blog hop bundle. The pattern bundle includes 33 PDF crochet patterns at 90% of the RRP.

A collage of crochet patterns available in the spring into summer blog hop
Dora holds a pink filet crochet triangle shawl up close towards the camera.

The Fine Lines Collection

This pattern is part of the Fine Lines Collection: A compilation of 4 lightweight, summer crochet patterns all made with fingering weight or 4 ply yarn using the same two basic stitches (extended double crochets and chains).

Each item showcases a different fibre and each pattern can be substituted for different fibres., allowing you to experiment with different fibre choices.

All four PDF Crochet patterns can be purchased together on Etsy or Ravelry.

To learn more about the collection visit the Fine Lines article.

Happy Hooking!


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