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Modern Honeycomb Shawl Crochet

The many beautiful repeating patterns in nature have inspired the Modern Honeycomb Shawl. Bees honeycomb is one of the most amazing ones. You can’t go wrong with drawing inspiration from that, which is exactly what I did when I created this Modern Honeycomb Shawl crochet pattern. I used a repeating hexagon shape to create the design. As you can see, it starts in one solid color and flows into another variegated color. It’s almost like the bees carry that color as they fly from flower to flower.

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Modern Honeycomb Shawl Crochet

Can I substitute yarns for this crochet shawl?

The short answer is YES! When it comes to accessories, we have a lot more wiggle room with gauge. To show you that you can, I’ve worked up the Modern Honeycomb Shawl with a dk weight yarn. I really enjoyed working with this wool and acrylic blend. I used a larger hook and the drape is amazing. Check out Yarnalia Wonder Yarn Here.

The Yarn That Inspired This Design

I have to tell you about the yarn dyers behind the inspiration of the Modern Honeycomb Shawl. I firmly believe in supporting and uplifting other makers and creators. Recently some local dyers did the same for each other and organized a really fun event called the Yarn Lounge here in Central Florida.

It was the perfect time for me to purchase some new squishy yarn and work with the local market. But the cool thing is you don’t have to be in Central Florida to enjoy these stunning yarn options. Head on over to Olive and Two Ewe Studios to view the yarn used in this pattern as well as lots of other beautiful choices.

Or use up some pretty yarn in your stash that has been sitting around waiting for the perfect project! I’ve also included a few substitute suggestions in the pattern as well.

Modern Honeycomb Shawl Video Tutorial

Who Is Modeling the Honeycomb Shawl?

I must include a little blurb about my baby sister because I love her so much. You will often see one of my sisters as a model for my creations. I couldn’t successfully run a business without their support, and on this special day, we went to a succulent farm called Florida Cactus in Apopka.

My beautiful baby sister loves succulents and often supports this local business by making trips whenever she can. We were both pleasantly surprised at the fun and interesting location for photography. I was happy I happened to bring along my crochet & knit items last minute. You never know when a creative environment will present itself.

Modern Honeycomb Shawl Crochet Supplies:

 4.0 mm (G), or 5.5 mm (I) Hook
Yarn Needle
Stitch marker if needed

Abbreviations
ch- Chain
dc- Double Crochet
dc2tog- Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
sl st- Slip Stitch
sts- Stitches

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn:
• Olive and Two Ewe
Color A: Celebration, Twain
Color B: Silver Linings, Poe
Fingering Weight: Approx. 860 Yards
OR
Yarnalia Wonder
30% Wool, 70% Acrylic; 123yds/50g
DK Weight: Approx. 1190 Yards
Colors Golden Dust & Snow

Yarnolia Modern Honeycomb Shawl (5 of 10)


Yardage:
• Approx. 860 Yards (786 meters)
If the gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted:
The Plucky Knitter Bellow
Zen Garden Serenity 20
Cascade Heritage
Madelinetosh Twist Light
Araucania Nuble

Gauge:
Fingering Weight: 18 dc sts and 9 rows = 4”
DK Weight: 13 dc sts and 7 rows = 4”

Sizing and Measurements:
It is recommended to block aggressively to measurements.
Fingering Weight Shawl: 76 ½” (194 cm) by 16” (41 cm)

DK Weight Shawl: 88” (203 cm) by 23” (59 cm)
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Modern Honeycomb Crochet Shawl Written Pattern

With G or I Hook & Color A

Row 1: Ch 12, stsc in the first chain from the hook, dc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last 2, turn. (12 sts)

Row 2: Stsc in first sts, ch 1, skip 1, dc in next 9, 2 dc in last, turn. (13 sts)

Row 3: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 12, turn. (14 sts)

Row 4: Stsc in first st, dc 12, 2 dc in the last, turn. (15 sts)

Row 5: Ch 9, stsc in the first st from the hook, dc 8, ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn. (24 sts)

Row 6: Stsc in first st, ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, 2 dc in the last, turn. (25 sts)

Row 7: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn. (26 sts)

Row 8: Stsc in first st, dc 2, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) 4 times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, dc in the last, turn. (27 sts)

Row 9: Ch 9, stsc in the first st from the hook, dc 8, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn. (36 sts)

Row 10: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, 2 dc in the last, turn. (37 sts)

Row 11: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn. (38 sts)

Row 12: Stsc in first st, dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) 4 times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, 2 dc in the last, turn. (39 sts)

Row 13: Ch 9, stsc in the first st from the hook, dc 8, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn. (48 sts)

Row 14: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) three times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, 2 dc in the last, turn. (49 sts)

Row 15: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn. (50 sts)

Row 16: Stsc in first st, dc 2, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, 2 dc in the last, turn. (51 sts)

Row 17: Ch 9, stsc in the first st from the hook, dc 8, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn. (60 sts)

Row 18: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, 2 dc in the last, turn. (61 sts)

Row 19: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn. (62 sts)

Row 20: Stsc in first st, dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, 2 dc in the last, turn. (63 sts)

Row 21: Ch 9, stsc in the first st from the hook, dc 8, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn. (72 sts)

Row 22: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) five times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, 2 dc in the last, turn. (73 sts)

Row 23: Stsc and dc 1 in the first st, dc 11, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn. (74 sts)

Row 24: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, 2 dc in the last, turn (75 sts)

Modern Crochet Shawl Non-Increasing

Rnd 25: Stsc in first st, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn, (75 sts)

Rnd 26: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) six times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 27: Stsc in first st, dc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) three times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 28: Stsc in first st, dc 14, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 3, turn.

Rnd 29: Stsc in first st, dc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) three times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 30: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) six times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 31: Stsc in first st, (dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 32: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] three times, turn.

Rnds 33-64: Repeat rows 25-32 four more times. (75 sts)

Modern Honeycomb Crochet Shawl

Modern Crochet Shawl Colorwork

Rnd 65: Stsc in first st, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 66: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) two times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 11, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) three times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 67: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 68: Stsc in first st, dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 15, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1 skip 1, dc 3, turn .

Rnd 69: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last 14, turn.

Rnd 70: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) two times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 11, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) three times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 71: With Color A: Stsc in first st, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B:  dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 72: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] three times, turn.

Rnd 73-76: With Color A: Repeat Rows 25-28.

Rnd 77: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 78: Stsc in first st, (with Color A ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 11) two times, (with Color A: Ch 1, skip 1 dc 11) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 79: Stsc in first st, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 80: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 15] two times, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15:  turn.

Rnd 81: Stsc in first st, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 82: Stsc in first st, ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: (dc 11, ch 1, skip 1) two times, dc 11, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 83: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color A: ch 1 skip 1, dc 13, ch1 skip 1, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 84: Stsc in first st, dc 14, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) three times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1 skip 1, dc 3, turn .

Rnd 85: With Color B: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13), ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 9, ch 1 skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 14, turn.

Rnd 86: Stsc in first st, ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: (dc 11, ch 1, skip 1) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 87: Stsc in first st, dc 13, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 88: Stsc in first st, dc 2, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times , with Color B: ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, turn.

Rnd 89: Stsc in first st, dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: (dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 90: Stsc in first st, dc 12, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) three times, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1 skip 1, with Color B: dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 91: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 92: Stsc in first st, dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1 dc 15, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times ,ch 1, skip 1, dc 3, turn .

Rnd 93: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 94: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) four times, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, with Color B: ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 95: Stsc in first st, dc 13, with Color A: ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 96: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, with Color A: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color B: dc 15, turn.

Rnd 97: Stsc in first st, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 98: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) six times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 99: Stsc in first st, dc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) three times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 100: Stsc in first st, dc 14, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 3, turn.

Rnd 101: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, with Color A: dc 9, with Color B: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 102: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) five times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color A: dc 11, with Color B: ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 103: Stsc in first st, with Color A: dc 13, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 104: Stsc in first st, dc 2, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color A: dc 15, turn.

Rnd 105: With Color B: Stsc in first st, with Color A: dc 13, with Color B: (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 2, turn.

Rnd 106: Stsc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) five times, ch 1, skip 1, with Color A: dc 11, with Color B: dc 1, turn.

Rnd 107: Stsc in first st, dc 1, ch 1, skip 1, with Color A: dc 9, with color B: ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, dc in last, turn.

Rnd 108-112: Repeat Rows 28-32.

Rnds 113-36: Repeat Rows 25-32 for three more times. 

Rnds 137-143: Repeat Rows 25-31.

Modern Honeycomb Crochet Shawl

Modern Crochet Shawl Decreasing

Rnd 144: Fasten off yarn, join yarn to 13th stitch from the edge, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc 1 in next stitch, dc 13, [(ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15] two times, turn.

Rnd 145: Stsc in first st, dc 13, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) twice, turn.

Rnd 146: Stsc in first st, dc2tog, dc 9, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 147: Stsc in first st, dc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) twice, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, turn.

Rnd 148: Fasten off yarn, join yarn to 10th stitch from edge, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 3, turn.

Rnd 149: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13) two times, turn.

Rnd 150: Stsc in first st, dc2tog, dc 9, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) three times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 151: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next, dc 12, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, turn.

Rnd 152: Fasten off yarn, join yarn to 10th stitch from edge, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 15, turn.

Rnd 153: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, dc 12, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, turn.

Rnd 154: Stsc in first st, dc2tog, dc 9, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 11) twice, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 155: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, turn.

Rnd 156: Fasten off yarn, join yarn to 10th stitch from edge, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 14, (ch 1, skip 1, dc 1) four times, ch 1, skip 1, dc 3, turn.

Rnd 157: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 13, turn.

Rnd 158: Stsc in first st, dc2tog, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 11, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 159: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, dc 12, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, turn.

Rnd 160: Fasten off yarn, join yarn to 10th stitch from edge, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 14, turn.

Rnd 161: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, dc 12, turn.

Rnd 162: Stsc in first st, dc2tog, dc 9, ch 1, skip 1, dc 1, turn.

Rnd 163: Stsc in first st, dc 1 in next stitch, ch 1, skip 1, dc 9, fasten off, weave in all ends. Block aggressively to measurements.

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