From the beautiful old stitch pattern called Bellflower right down to the interesting plant Campanula rapunculus, which the brothers Grimm used as inspiration for Rapunzel’s name, this shawl loves plants that bloom, don’t you?

Knitting begins with a provisional cast on of just six little stitches. The lace grows from this point to the full width, then recedes down to a point again at the far end. Stitches are picked up along the edge, and short rows are worked to shape it into a crescent.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: fingering weight; 350, 400 [475, 550, 600] yards.
  • Model: Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Tahiti in third size with picot bind off; 445 yards in 100 grams; 75% merino, 25% nylon.
  • Beads: 105, 120 [130, 145, 160] 8/0 or 6/0 seed beads (8/0 beads used in model).
  • Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in lace stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) for gauge.
  • Crochet hooks: hook 1: US F (3.75 mm) for provisional cast on; hook 2: US 13 (.85 mm) steel, or size that fits through hole in beads.
  • Finished sizes: height x top edge inches: 7.75 x 54.75, 8.25 x 61.75 [8.5 x 68.5, 8.75 x 75.5, 9.25 x 82.25].
  • Stitch instructions: Charted only.

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