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Intro

This pattern is part of the Poetry Collection. Find all patterns in this collection here.

Imagine: bees buzzing in the plum orchards. The trees are bathed in the sun. You hear the low drone of the bees humming overhead while walking under the plum trees. Their furry bodies full of yellow pollen, flying to and from the hive to deliver the sweet nectar of the plum blossom. A flicker of light shows their iridescent wings. You look up and the sun is filtered through the thick white blossoming clouds. A light breeze touches your skin. This is Spring in its essence <3

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Yarn

1 cake of Scheepjes Whirligig in color 210 ‘Plum to Ochre’* (20% Alpaca x 80% Virgin Wool, 450g/1000m)

If you don’t have a retailer nearby, please consider buying the yarn for this shawl via one of the links below. It will give me a small commission, but it won’t cost you anything extra. This way I can keep making free patterns : )

Using Scheepjes Whirl instead of Whirligig: you can use Scheepjes Whirl* instead of Whirligig, but it is advised to use a hook that suits this thinner yarn, because otherwise it will result in stitches that are too loose.

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Notions 

  • 4 mm (G) hook 
  • Thread clippers and darning needle 

Gauge & Size 

Gauge: After row 12, your triangle should measure approximately 29cm/11.6” wide and 14cm/5.6” deep before blocking.
Finished size: 167cm/66.8” wingspan and 76cm/30.4” deep after blocking.

Notes & Helpful Tips 

  • Turning chains don’t count as a st.
  • The middle ch-sp that makes the lowest point of the triangle will be referred to as point-sp and is not mentioned in the stitch counts.
  • Raise the loops of the puff-st high, to make sure the puffs end up thick enough.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms) 

ch chain
ch-sp chain space
point-sp point-space
sl st slip stitch
yo yarn over
st stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
S-puff [yo, put hook in st/space, draw up loop] 2 times, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, close off with a ch 1.
M-puff [yo, put hook in st/space, draw up loop] 4 times, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook, close off with a ch 1.
L-puff [yo, put hook in st/space, draw up loop] 5 times, yo, pull through all 11 loops on hook, close off with a ch 1.
sk skip
rep repeat
RS right side of your work
WS wrong side of your work
[…] work between brackets for the number of times indicated in the pattern
*…* work between asterisk for the number of times indicated in the pattern
{abc} notes and references to pictures are given between these brackets in cursive

The Pattern (also see chart at the end of this page) 

R1 (RS) ch6, close ring with sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch3 {doesn’t count as a st here and throughout}, [4dc, ch2, 4dc] in ring, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 8 dc (4 per side)

R2 (WS) 3dc in first st, 1dc in each st to point-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in point-sp,
1dc in each st to last st, 3dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 16 dc (8 per side)

R3          2dc in first st, 1dc in each st to point-sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in point-sp,
1dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 20 dc (10 per side)

R4-5      Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Stitch count R5: 32 dc (16 per side)

Note: because the first * * rep ends with ‘sk next 2 st’ you will effectually have 5 sts left before the point sp (2 to skip and 3 unworked sts)
R6          3dc in first st, *1dc in next 10 st, ch2, sk next 2 st* rep from * to last 3 st before point-sp, 1dc in last 3 st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in point-sp,
1dc in next 3 st, *ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 10 st* rep from * to last st, 3dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 36 dc, 2 ch2-sp (18 dc, 1 ch2-sp per side)

R7          2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 st, ch2, sk next 2 st, *1dc in next 6 st, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2sc in ch2-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st* rep from * to last 3 st before point-sp, 1dc in last 3 st, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in point-sp,
1dc in next 3 st, *ch2, sk next 2 st, 2sc in ch2-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 6 st* rep from * to last 5 st, ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 2 st, 2dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 28 dc, 4 sc, 6 ch2-sp (14 dc, 2 sc, 3 ch2-sp per side)

R8          3dc in first st, 1dc in next st, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2dc in ch2-sp, *1dc in next 6 st, 2dc in ch2-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2dc in ch2-sp* rep from * to last 4 st before point-sp, 1dc in last 4 st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in point-sp,
1dc in next 4 st, *2dc in ch2-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2dc in ch2-sp, 1dc in next 6 st* rep from * to last ch2-sp, 2dc in ch2-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 44 dc, 4 ch2-sp (22 dc, 2 ch2-sp per side)

R9          2dc in first st, work 1dc in each st and 2dc in each ch2-sp to point-sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in point-sp,
work 1dc in each st and 2dc in each ch2-sp to last st, 2dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 56 dc (28 dc per side)

R10-13  Repeat rows 6-9.
Stitch count R13: 80 dc (40 dc per side)

Note: mind that the S-puff is closed of with a ch1 which creates a ch-sp after each S-puff.
R14        3dc in first st, ch1, sk next st, *S-puff in next st {see pic 1-3}, sk next st* rep from * to point-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in point-sp,
ch1, sk next st *S-puff in next st, sk next st* rep from * to last st, 3dc in last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 10 dc, 38 S-puff, 40 ch-sp (5 dc, 19 S-puff, 20 ch-sp per side)

R15        2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 st, 1sc in ch-sp, 2sc in each ch-sp to last 2st before point-sp, 1sc in next 2 st, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in point-sp,
1sc in next 2 st {mind the hidden st, see pic below}, 2sc in each ch-sp to last ch-sp, 1sc in last ch-sp, 1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 92 sc (46 sc per side)

R16        3sc in first st, *1sc in next 11 st, L-puff* rep from * to last 9 st before point-sp, 1sc in last 9 st, [2sc, ch2, 2sc] in point-sp,
1sc in next 9 st, *L-puff, 1sc in next 11 st* rep from * to last st, 3sc in last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 94 sc, 6 L-puff (47 sc, 3 L-puff per side)

Note: mind the st of the puff right after the ch1 when skipping the 3 st, you will also sk this st, see arrow pointing at the stitch in pic1 below
R17        2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 st, ch3, sk next 3 st, *1sc in next 5 st, ch3, sk next 3 sc, 1sc in ch1 of puff {pic 1}, ch3, sk next 3 sc* rep from * to last 8 st before point-sp, 1sc in last 8 st, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in point-sp,
1sc in next 8 st, *ch3, sk next 3 sc, 1sc in ch1 of puff, ch3, sk next 3 sc, 1sc in next 5 st* rep from * to last 6 st, ch3, sk next 3 sc, 1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 62 sc, 14 ch3-sp (31 sc, 7 ch3-sp per side)

R18        3sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 st, M-puff in next sc, 3sc in ch3-sp, *1sc in next 5 st, 3sc in ch3-sp, M-puff in ch1 of L-puff {working over the sc of R17, pic 1-4}, 3sc in ch3-sp* rep from * to last 9 st before point-sp, 1sc in last 9 st, [2sc, ch2, 2sc] in point-sp,
1sc in next 9 st, *3sc in ch3-sp, M-puff in ch1 of L-puff {working over de sc of R17}, 3sc in ch3-sp, 1sc in next 5 st* rep from * to last ch3-sp, 3sc in ch3-sp, M-puff in next sc, 1sc in next 2 st, 3sc in last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 104 sc, 8 M-puff (52 sc, 4 M-puff per side)

R19        2sc in first st, 1sc in each st across to ch-sp {do not mistaken the ch1 from the puff for an extra st, see arrow in pic 1 for where to work into}, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in point-sp,
1sc in each st across to last st, 2sc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 116 sc (58 sc per side)

R20        3dc in first st, ch1, sk next st, *S-puff in next st, sk next st* rep from * to point-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in point-sp,
ch1, sk next st *S-puff in next st, sk next st* rep from * to last st, 3dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 10 dc, 56 S-puff (5 dc, 28 S-puff per side)

R21        2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 st, 1dc in ch1-sp, 2dc in each ch1-sp to last 2st before point-sp, 1dc in next 2 st, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in point-sp,
1dc in next 2 st, 2dc in each ch1-sp to last ch1-sp, 1dc in last ch1-sp, 1dc in next 2 st, 2dc in last st, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 128 dc (64 dc per side)

Rep Rows 6 – 21 two times. You will have three sections with bees in them.

Rep rows 6-9 four times, omit the last ch3 on the last row, fasten off and block shawl to size. If you have a lot yarn left over, you can also choose to rep R2 and 3 until there is no more yarn left.  

Chart

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