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Stash Buster Crochet Motif Shawl Pattern

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While crochet motifs can sometime look intimidating the Stash Buster Crochet Motif Shawl Pattern is perfect for a beginner crocheter. Each hexagon is joined as you go, has a fun fringe edge, and you can use any weight of yarn. If you love easy shawls, also check out the It's A Wrap Crochet Shawl or the Kimberly Crochet Shawl Pattern.

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

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What is a Hexagonal Motif Shawl?

This hexagonal motif shawl is crocheted by joining a hexagon shape, each with 6 sides. The great thing about each piece is you can easily create a stash buster crochet shawl. As a result, the final form is unique with an even number of sides, unlike the triangular shawls, which have 3 sides. As a result, the hexagonal motif shawls tend to have more intricate designs than the triangular ones.

This particular design reminds me of a butterfly. And when I was young we would give our caterpillars milkweed to eat so they could eventually emerge from their cocoons to be beautiful butterflies.

The hexagonal motif shawls are unique in their design and style. They are perfect for outdoor events like weddings or festivals where you might want to keep yourself warm with your gorgeous wrap while still having easy access to your phone and camera. Not ready for motifs? If you want to work in rows, come try the Chardonnay Wrap.

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

Wearing A Hexagon Shawl

A shawl is usually draped over the shoulders as an extra layer, but this style has different benefits. Firstly, it can be bunched and worn as a scarf to keep your neck warm during the cold weather. It also adds some stylish detail to any outfit!

One of the best things about the hexagon patterned shawl is that it looks good over any outfit - from casual wear to fancy dress wear! You can wear it with anything, and you will always look dressed up.

How the Hexagon Shawl Is a Stash Buster

Each one of the hexagons is made individually and attached together as you go. And as you can see, lots of colors of hexagons can create a beautiful patchwork piece. So you can take the yarn from your leftover projects and make the half or full hexagon motifs.

Can you use a DK or worsted weight yarn? Absolutely! This pattern uses three strands of fingering weight yarn held together which would be similar to thicker yarns. And a shawl is very flexible in its finished size. So you could make one with one strand of fingering yarn and have more hexagons or use a thicker yarn and get a similar effect.

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

About the Yarn used for this crochet pattern:

This design came about from a special request. My all-time favorite yarn shop is Four Purls in Winter Haven, Florida. This is a special set of yarn is developed and curated by Emma's Yarn. You can order the Smalliday Set 2021 in three different base choices.

I'm not going to lie, I think I swatched 15 different ideas for this shawl. All I could think about is how beautiful the yarn is, and I want to do it justice. The stunning array of colors reminds me of a butterfly.

And just like a butterfly, this design didn't start at the end. It started with the same steps as a caterpillar. A lot of hard work, a bit of growth, and lots of snacks haha. As this really started to show its true form, I couldn't help but this process of designing was so similar, hence the name for the pattern.

This pattern is no longer available, but there are lots of options for substitute. Check out these Stroll Mini Color Packs from WeCrochet.

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

Supplies for the Crochet Shawl

Crochet Hook:
J (6mm) Crochet Hook

Notions:
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Blocking Mat and Pins

Yarn:
Smalliday Set 2021 by Emma's Yarn

Or Yarn of your choice, this is a great stash buster.

Yarn Substitutes:
Hawthorne Fingering
80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% polyamide, 357yrds/100g

Stroll Mini Packs
75% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 460 yds/100g

Yardage:
Practically Perfect Small Set:
(80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon – 2,025 yards)

Abbreviations/Stitches:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
rnd- round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Stsc - stacked single crochet (see notes)
st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:
Not Critical, each hexagon is approx 8 x 8 inches

Skill Level:
Easy/Beginner

Size:
Unblocked is 23 x 60 inches
Blocked measurements are shown below
A: 26 inches
B: 80 inches

Notes

Join as you go: The video tutorial will demonstrate how to join the motifs as you go, this is what is recommended but use your preferred method. This starts at 8 minutes and 35 seconds in the video.

Special Stitches:
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loop on hook.

Video Tutorial for the Stash Buster Crochet Shawl:

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Hexagon Motif Chart & Key

Stash Buster Crochet Shawl
Milkweed Shawl Chart

Half Hexagon Motif Chart

Milkweed Shawl Chart

Hexagon Placement

Stash Buster Crochet Shawl

Written Step-by-Step Instructions

Hexagon Full Motif

Rnd 1: Using the 1-to-3 strand method, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc 11 into a magic ring, join with a slst to the first st in the round. | 12 sts

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and first ch 1), *dc in next st, ch 1*; repeat from * to * around, join. | 12 chain spaces & 12 dc sts

Rnd 3: Sl st to the first ch sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch sp*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a ch 5 and sl st to the first ch in the round, join. | 12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts

Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a ch 5 and sl st to the first ch in the round to join, then sl st in the next 2 sts. | 12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts

Rnds 5-6: Repeat Round 4. | 12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as stitch), dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, *(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3*; repeat from * to * around ending with a 2dc into the same as the first ch 5 sp, ch 2, sl st to ch 3 to join. Fasten off. | 18 ch spaces & 30 dc sts

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

Hexagon Half Motif

Row 1: Using the 1-to-3 strand method, dc 6 into a magic ring, do not join, turn. | 6 sts

Rnd 2: Stsc in first (or ch 3), ch 1, *dc in next st, ch 1*; repeat from * to * across, dc again in last st, turn. | 6 ch spaces & 7 dc sts

Rnd 3: *Ch 5, sc in next ch sp*; repeat from * to * across, ch 5, sc in last sts, turn. | 7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts

Rnd 4: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*; repeat from * to * across, ch 5, sc in last sts, turn. | 7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts

Rnds 5-6: Repeat Row 4. | 7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as stitch), dc in ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, *(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3*; repeat from * to * across ending with a dc into the last ch 5 sp, dc 2 in last ch 5 space. Fasten off. | 8 ch spaces & 15 dc sts

Colorful stash buster crochet butterfly shawl

Finishing the Stash Buster Shawl

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block and wear.

This is crochet project that not only helps reduce yarn waste but also results in a stunning accessory to elevate your wardrobe. As you complete your shawl, remember the importance of blocking to open up the stitches and give it a nice drape that improves the overall appearance of the motif design.

And if you love motif crochet items, you may also like the Sunkissed Beach Dress Crochet Pattern or the Hexagon Granny Square Bag Pattern.

Blocking can be done by gently soaking the shawl in lukewarm water and then carefully pinning it out to the desired shape and size before allowing it to dry completely. This step helps to define the intricate motifs and gives an 'ironed' polished finish.

To car for your shawl and maintain the delicate fibers and intricate design, we recommend hand washing in cool water with a mild detergent, avoiding any harsh agitation. After washing, gently press out excess water and reshape the shawl before laying it flat to dry.

With proper care and attention, your Stash Buster Crochet Shawl will remain a fun accessory, ready to add a touch of handmade elegance to any outfit for years to come. Happy Crocheting!

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