It’s time for another easy crochet shawl pattern! The Dragonfly Shawl is a Bernat Pop Yarn crochet pattern, and the best part about it is you only need one skein!
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I just love a good triangle shawl. They’re great accessories, and personally I love wearing them as a scarf around the neck.
When I started designing the Dragonfly Shawl, I had just one skein of Bernat Pop Yarn. Of course, I knew right away that it would be perfect for a shawl…but I didn’t realize until I started all the different ways it is perfect!
I’ll get more into that later. For now, meet the Dragonfly Shawl!
Bernat Pop Triangle Shawl
Here are all the reasons I LOVED using bernat pop yarn to make this shawl:
- It is a heavier weight yarn than your typical gradient yarn cake, so the shawl worked up SO fast.
- It didn’t disappoint in terms of colors. The fade between each one is so beautiful!
- Even though this yarn is acrylic, I was able to steam block it for an amazing opened-up result.
All About Bernat Pop Yarn
Let’s dig into this yarn a little bit more—because it really is a fun yarn to work with!
What can I make with Bernat Pop Yarn?
Bernat Pop! is a very versatile yarn. I would imagine you can use it for just about anything! That said, shawls would be my go-to project for this yarn. There’s just not a more beautiful project to make with a gradient yarn cake!
Other project ideas:
- Table runner – I think this would look amazing in Bernat pop!
- Crochet blankets – you could get such a beautiful striped effect if you made a blanket from this yarn. Just keep in mind you would need multiple skeins!
What is the Ply & Weight of Bernat Pop Yarn?
- Weight: 5 ounces/280 yards
- 4 Ply
This yarn 100% acrylic and you will get 5 ounces in one ball. It is labeled as a #4 weight yarn, worsted weight. However, in my opinion, it could almost be a light bulky weight.
Where to buy Bernat Pop! Yarn
This yarn can be found at most of your local craft stores – or you can buy it on Amazon for convivence sake below,
Printable Crochet Shawl Pattern
Want to download this pattern for ad-free viewing? The printable Dragonfly Shawl pattern is available in my pattern store. It includes print-friendly written instructions, and full photo tutorials!
A One Skein Crochet Pattern!
As mentioned before, I just used one skein of bernat pop for this pattern. However, if you decide to adjust the size of your shawl, you may need a second ball. It all depends on how large you want your shawl (personally, I prefer smaller shawls).
Another note: For the most part, I worked through the shawl without cutting the yarn. I love the look of imperfect stripes, as long as they’re not TOO obvious😝I think there was just one point where I did fasten off and join the next color so the stripe didn’t happen in the center of the row.
You can do as I did, or if you like perfectly uniform stripes, you can cut the yarn each time there’s a new color. It’s totally up to you!
Dragonfly Shawl – Bernat Pop Yarn Crochet Pattern
Let’s get started with this easy triangle shawl crochet pattern!
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- Bernat Pop Yarn: (100% acrylic, 280 yds/256 m, 5 oz/141 g) 1 ball Foggy Notion
- Or any other worsted weight yarn. This design does look best in a gradient cake yarn. I do not recommend using Mandala unless you have 2 balls (mandala is a category 3 weight).
- 7mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
- I like my shawls smaller than most. The measurements below can be easily adjusted to be larger (instructions included in pattern) but you will likely need more yarn.
Height up the middle: 26”
Long edge (wingspan): 47”
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Space(s) – sp(s)
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Picot Stitch: Ch 3. Sl st in second ch from hook. Ch 1.
Crochet Shawl Written Instructions:
Ch 3 (counts as a dc).
Row 1: Work 4 dc in the third ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 3 dc in last dc (the ch-3). Turn. (9 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Dc in next 7 dc. 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (13 dc)
Row 4: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Dc in next 11 dc. 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (17 dc)
Row 5: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Ch 6, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 6, sk 4 dc, dc in next 2 dc. Sk 1 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (10 dc around lace)
Row 6: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 5, sk ch-6 sp, sc in sc. Ch 5, sk ch-6 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 2 dc. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (14 dc around lace)
Row 7: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc in next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 4, sk ch-5 sp, sc in sc. Ch 4, sk ch-5 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 4 dc. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (18 dc around lace)
Row 8: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc in next 6 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 3, sk ch-4 sp, sc in sc. Ch 3, sk ch-4 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 6 dc. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (22 dc around lace)
Row 9: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc in next 9 dc. 2 dc in ch-3 sp, picot st, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Dc in next 9 dc. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (28 dc around lace)
Row 10: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc across shawl until there are 4 dc before the picot stitch. Ch 6, sc in picot stitch. Ch 6, sk 4 dc, dc across shawl until there are 2 dc left. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (22 dc around lace)
Row 11: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc across shawl until there is 1 dc before ch-6 sp. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 5, sk ch-6 sp, sc in sc. Ch 5, sk ch-6 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc across shawl until there are 2 dc left. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (26 dc around lace)
Row 12: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc across shawl until there is 1 dc before ch-5 sp. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 4, sk ch-5 sp, sc in sc. Ch 4, sk ch-5 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc across shawl until there are 2 dc left. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (30 dc around lace)
Row 13: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc across shawl until there is 1 dc before ch-4 sp. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 3, sk ch-4 sp, sc in sc. Ch 3, sk ch-4 sp, 2 dc in next dc. Dc across shawl until there are 2 dc left. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (34 dc around lace)
Row 14: Ch 1, 3 dc in first dc. Sk next dc, dc across shawl all the way to the ch-3 sp (do not increase on last dc before ch-3). 2 dc into ch-3 sp, picot st, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Dc across shawl until 2 dc left. Sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. (40 dc around lace)
Repeat rows 10-14 until you have a total of 37 rows, or until shawl reaches your desired size. As I mentioned earlier, I like my shawls smaller than most people, so you may want to add more rows!
I ended on a Row 12, but you can really end on any row except row 14. The picot stitch in this row will make the edging difficult to do.
Edging: Ch 1, 2 dc in first stitch. Sk next dc, sc in next st. Sc across the shawl until you reach the ch-sps. Do 1 less sc in the ch-sp than there are chains. For example, since I ended on row 12 which has ch-4 sps, I did 3 sc in the ch-sp. Sc in next sc. Sc in the next ch-sp with the same number as before. Sc across until 2 sts left. Sk next st, 2 dc in last st. Fasten off.
- Steam Block your shawl. Do not skip this step! Blocking will allow the lace to open up beautifully, and the whole shawl will have a wonderful drape.
- After blocking, weave in all your ends!
Shawl Photo Tutorial
Are you a visual learned like me? Then you’ll love this tutorial! I’ll walk you through getting used to the stitch pattern of this shawl, step by step.
The first 3 rows are just some simple double crochet. You’ll start with just 5 and gradually increase as you add 3 dc to each side of the shawl.
On row 4, we start the lace. These photos show what it looks like to make your chain 6 spaces, with a sc in between.
Row 5 will be very similar except you’ll just do 5 chains instead of 6. Then, you’ll sc in the sc from row 4. To make up for the lost ch, you’ll also do 2 dc right before both of the ch-sps.
Rows 6-8 are identical, except they each decrease 1 chain each row. Here you can see all 8 rows finished!
For row 9 you’ll do your first “picot” row. This row closes up the lace dragonfly and prepares you to start a new one on top of it. When you get to the center of row 9, make 2 dc in the ch-sp; then chain 3 like before. Next, do a sl st in the second ch from your hook to form a picot.
Once you’ve made the sl st, ch 1 and make 2 dc inside the next ch-3 sp from the previous row.
For row 10, you’ll start the dragonfly lace over again. As you can see below, when you ch 6, you will skip 4 dc and then sc in the picot you just made.
There you go – that is the stitch pattern for the Dragonfly Shawl! From here, it just keeps repeating itself. The only difference is you will have more double crochet on either side of the lace as you go forward.
I hope you guys enjoyed this crochet pattern! I had so much fun designing it.