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Boho Fringe Shawl: Summer Dreaming

by | Accessories, All Designs, Crochet, Fall, Free Patterns, Spring, Summer

Lately, I’ve been enamored by the casual airiness of linen. There’s something so minimalistic and functional about it; I wanted to capture that essence in a project. The more I delved into different inspiration images, the more I centered on a certain boho style. One that is uber casual and carefree, beautiful and easy to wear, with a charming sense of perfect imperfection.

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The Boho Fringe Shawl brings a little bit of rustic charm and easy functionality to your wardrobe. It mixes yarns, stitches, and textures to add interest, while keeping the color neutrally tonal. Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend, with its 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester, combines natural fiber with durability, so you won’t be afraid to make this shawl do some work! The Lion Brand Retweed adds a little bit of color variation and a slightly slubby feel to parts of the shawl, all to add to that rustic casual boho vibe.

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model wearing crochet fringe shawl

Eyelets and Bobbles and Fringe Oh My!

Construction-wise, this boho-style shawl is worked in rows into an asymmetrical crescent shape. There’s a distinct right side and wrong side, with all the fringe and bobbles clustered on the right side of the shawl. This makes it easy to check your work – if the texture ends up on the other side of the shawl, you’ll know immediately something went wrong.

close-up of stitch texture in fringe wrap

Plus, the fringe is built-in! This is probably my favorite part of the project. I know it’s not a new technique, but it’s new to me, and the fact that I don’t have to tie a million lark’s head knots just feels so good. And it’s immensely satisfying to cut all those loop stitches at the end and watch my fringe take shape. Since the whole idea of the shawl is to be casual and imperfect, you can choose to trim your fringe or leave it at different lengths – both work great! Just be mindful that if you purchase the kit from Lion Brand Yarn and have a set amount of yarn, to keep the loop stitches somewhat consistent so you don’t accidentally run out of yarn.

Boho Style and Function

Now, let’s get to the functionality part. The Boho Fringe Shawl is probably going to end up being quite the workhorse in my collection. It’s cream and white, which means it’ll go with everything. It’s got the polyester in it so it won’t get warped or misshapen. It combines a slightly thicker yarn with plenty of eyelets to keep things light and airy. I can see this boho style accessory being worn as a garden shawl or a swim cover-up. Keep it on hand as a stroller cover to block the sun, or pitch it on the grass for a pseudo picnic blanket!

How will you put this shawl to work?

boho style fringed crochet shawl worn as wrap around waist

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Get the Pattern, Watch the Video

You can access the free pattern below, or purchase the PDF from my pattern shop on Ravelry. The Boho Fringe Shawl Crochet Kit is available directly from Lion Brand Yarn. It includes a digital copy of the pattern, and the yarn needed to create the sample shown here.

lightweight and casual summer bohemian inspired shawl

And to make it even easier, I’ve got a video tutorial to help you out. I go over how to begin your shawl, and then work through each of the special stitches used. Grab your pattern and supplies, and follow along!

Boho Fringe Shawl Free Pattern

Supplies

Gauge 

15 sts and 8 rows  in 4”/10.1cm, blocked, using double crochet

Finished Size

Approximately 36”/91cm wide along last row and 77”/196cm long

Abbreviations

  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sk – skip
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase: work 2 double crochet into same stitch
  • dec – decrease double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
  • sc2tog – decrease single crochet: insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
  • loop st – see the Boho Fringe Shawl video tutorial on YouTube

Pattern and Construction Notes

  • The Boho Fringe Shawl uses a combination of double crochet stitches, bobble stitches, crossed double crochet stitches and loop stitches worked in rows, turning at the end of each row.
  • Chain 3 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • First dc in each row is always worked into the first stitch.
  • All bobbles and fringe are worked on wrong side rows, so that the bobble and fringe show on the right side. Shawl is not reversible.
  • Main yarn is Comfy Cotton. If yarn is not specified at the beginning of the row, the default is to use Comfy Cotton.
  • When working loop stitches, make each loop approximately 1.5”/3.75cm long.
  • The last row of loop stitches, worked in Retweed, should have loops that are approximately 1”/2.5cm long.
  • It’s important to maintain a consistent loop size for accurate yardage.
  • All loops are cut to create the fringe. The loops are secured into the stitch and the fringe will not come apart.
  • Yarn is cut when changing colors. Tails are approximately 4”/10cm long.
  • Shawl can be blocked to shape and relax the stitches.

full view of boho fringe shawl

Instructions for the Boho Fringe Shawl

Start with Comfy Cotton Yarn.

Setup: Ch 3, 1 dc into first ch. Turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 3 dc into st. (3)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc, inc, inc.  (5)

Row 3: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (5)

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (7)

Row 5: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (7)

Row 6-19: Repeat Rows 4-5 until you have 21 sts in the row.

Row 20: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (23)

 

Bobble-1 Section

Row 21: Crossed DC – Ch 3, inc, *sk 1, work dc in next st, work dc in previous st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dec. (23)

Row 22: Bobbles – Ch 3, *dc, dc, bobble. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (25)

Row 23: Crossed DC – Ch 3, inc, *sk 1, work dc in next st, work dc in previous st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dec. (25)

 

Row 24: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (27)

Row 25: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (27)

Row 26: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (29)

Bobble-2 Section

Row 27: Crossed DC – Ch 3, inc, *sk 1, work dc in next st, work dc in previous st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dec. (29)

Row 28: Bobbles variation 2 – Ch 3, dc, dc, bobble, *dc in each of next 5 sts, bobble. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (31)

Row 29: Crossed DC – Ch 3, inc, *sk 1, work dc in next st, work dc in previous st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dec. (31)

 

Row 30: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (33)

Row 31: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (33)

Row 32: Ch 3,  1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (35)

Rows 33-35: Repeat Bobble-1 section. You should have 37 sts at the end of Row 35.

Row 36: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (39)

Row 37: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (39)

 

close-up of fringe, eyelets and bobbles in crochet shawl

Fringe Section

Row 38: Fringe – Ch 3, 1 loop st in each st across until 2 sts remain, 2 loop sts in each of last 2 sts. (41)

Row 39: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (41)

 

Row 40: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (43)

Row 41: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (43)

Row 42: With Comfy Cotton, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (45)

Row 43: With Comfy Cotton, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (45)

Row 44: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (47)

Row 45: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (47)

 

Rows 46-47: With Comfy Cotton, repeat Fringe section. (49)

Row 48: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (51)

Row 49: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (51)

Row 50: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (53)

 

Rows 51-53: With Comfy Cotton, repeat Bobble-2 section.

Row 54: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (57)

Row 55: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (57)

Row 56: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (59)

Rows 57-59: With Comfy Cotton, repeat Bobble-2 section.

Row 60: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (63)

Row 61: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (63)

Row 62: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (65)

Rows 63-65: With Comfy Cotton, repeat Bobble-2 section.

Row 66: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (69)

Row 67: Ch 3, inc, work 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (69)

 

Rows 68-97: Repeat Rows 38-67, using all Comfy Cotton. Do not switch yarns.

Rows 98-99: Repeat Fringe section. (101)

Row 100: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (103)

Row 101: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (103)

Row 102: With Comfy Cotton, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (105)

Row 103: With Comfy Cotton, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (105)

Row 104: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (107)

Row 105: With Retweed, ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (107)

Rows 106-107: With Comfy Cotton, repeat Fringe section. (109)

Row 108: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (111)

Row 109: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (111)

Row 110: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (113)

Rows 111-113: Repeat Bobble-1 section.

Row 114: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (117)

Row 115: Ch 3, inc, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec. (117)

Row 116: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (119)

Rows 117-119: Repeat Bobble-2 section.

Row 120: With Retweed, ch 3, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, inc, inc. (123)

Row 121: With Retweed, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st across until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. (123)

Row 122: With Retweed, ch 1, 1 loop st in each st across until 2 sts remain, 2 loop sts in each of last 2 sts. (125)

Fasten off, and weave in all ends.

Cut open all the loop sts to create the fringe. Trim as necessary.

back view of boho style crochet shawl

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3 Comments

  1. Ms Belinda Janet Osborne

    Greetings!
    The Boho Fringe Shawl is incredibly Beautiful. I’d love to make it, but triangle shawls don’t suit me.
    Could you make a rectangle version of the Boho Shawl too or instruct me on how to?
    In fact, I will sincerely consider making this version for a friend! The shawl looks beautiful on you!
    Thank you for any consideration.

    Sincerely, Ms Belinda Janet Osborne

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  2. parkdia.com

    Incredible! You have such a talented hand!

    Reply

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