Our Crochet Boomerang shawl is a fun and quick design. The crochet shawl is worked in self-striping yarn for a simple no-fuss pattern with no extra ends to weave. Read on for the free crochet pattern.
The Rainbow crochet Boomerang shawl is an easy 2-row repeat making it perfect for beginners. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make this shawl style, this is a great pattern to start with. You can mindlessly work away while watching TV or chatting with friends.
The Rainbow Boomerang is crocheted in Felici Worsted Weight Yarn from WeCrochet. There are several bright and fun colours to choose from. It’s super soft, machine washable and self-striping. It’s the perfect yarn for any next-to-skin, everyday accessories, scarves, cowls, hats, or baby clothes.
I used my Furls Odyssey hook for this design. It glides effortlessly with this yarn, and there are so many pretty colours to choose from. The odyssey is quickly becoming one of my favourite hooks, especially when I’m working with a 4.5mm or smaller. I’ve been growing my collection and have these beautiful colours so far.
The pattern is simple and quick but I still included a video tutorial on my YouTube channel. The most important thing to remember with a crochet boomerang shawl is it needs to be blocked. As you work it will curl. This is completely normal. it just needs a good soak and block to finish it off.
What I love about a crochet boomerang shawl is how well it fits. It’s natural shape curves perfectly around your neck, staying in place. I used 2 balls to make my shawl, but if you want it larger as a wrap or just for more coverage, use 3-4 balls.
Rainbow Boomerang Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern
48″ x 11″
WeCrochet – Felici Worsted Weight– 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon (218yds/100g) Shown in Time Traveler
2 balls needed
Crochet Hook Requirements:
G+ (4.5mm) Odyssey crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Ch – Chain
Esc – Extended Single Crochet
Esc2tog – Extended Single Crochet Decrease
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side
7 sts and 7 Rows equal to 2″ in esc
The shawl is worked from the side across in rows. The shawl will curve as you work. Blocking is necessary to flatten the edges of your shawl. Step by step video tutorial is provided on YouTube.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4, 1 esc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—3 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sk st, 1 esc in next st, 3 esc in last st, turn—4 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, work 3 esc in first st, work 1 esc in each st across to last 2 sts, 1 esc2tog over last 2 sts, turn—5 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sk st, work 1 esc in each st across to last st, work 3 esc in last st, turn—6 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, work 3 esc in first st, work 1 esc in each st across to last 2 sts, 1 esc2tog over last 2 sts, turn—7 sts.
Rep Rows 4 & 5 until you have 91 sts or until you have worked through 2 balls of yarn. For a larger shawl add additional balls of yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Submerge the shawl in lukewarm water with a small amount of dish soap or Soak Wash. Squeeze out excess water. Use a towel to squeeze out more water from the shawl. Lay the shawl on blocking mats and pin to shape. Allow drying 24-48 hrs. Steam edges if necessary.
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