2019 Fiber Flux Spring CAL, Flowering Herbs Shawl, Week 3: Puff Stitch Flowers

Welcome back to the 2019 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along…hooray! Today marks week three of the CAL and we’ve been hard at work on the Flowering Herbs Shawl, a gorgeous and simple shawl that celebrates spring blooms!  Here’s what we’ll be doing today:

  • How to work the puff stitch flower row
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

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*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Because there are those of you who prefer a written pattern and those who prefer a video tutorial, below are both. Either way, be sure to check out the video for additional information, plus helpful tips too!

Here’s this week’s CAL video:

OK, let’s jump right into those fabulous puff stitch flowers, shall we?

Last week we learned rows 1-7, worked in “Linen” and “Polo” and this week we’ll be working on row 8.  You’ll only need 1 ball of the Chic Sheep for the flowers, but I wanted to add more flower colors, so you can certainly add more if you like!

In case you missed week 1 (intro & supplies), click here!

In case you missed week 2 (v stitch section), click here!

Row 8: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a (puff, ch 1, puff, ch1) in each ch 1 space (center of each “V” from the previous row.

Note: To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook, bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook), wrap yarn around hook again and bring up a loop (5 loops on the hook), wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (7 loops on the hook).  Wrap yarn around hook one last time and bring it through all 7 loops on the hook.  Close stitch with a chain 1.

(Never worked a puff stitch?  Check out the video where I walk you through the stitch step by step!)

Repeat rows 2-8 for the remainder of the shawl until piece measures about 60 inches or desired length. Note: when working row 2 in subsequent rows, work the “V” in between each puff of the previous row.

Let’s take a quick peek at the schedule…last week we worked those V stitches and the week before went over supplies needed:

  • Wednesday April 3: Introduction to the CAL, the project, approximate size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Tuesday April 9: V-Stitch Section of the Shawl
  • Tuesday April 16 (that’s today!): Puff Stitch Flowers
  • Tuesday April 23: Tassels & Finish Work 
  • Tuesday April 30: The BIG CAL reveal!

Last part…let’s connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:

Let’s connect!

Also I have set up a special group for us on Ravelry, the “Fiber Flux CAL Group” There is a special welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!

Click HERE to visit and join the group!

I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful projects in the next few weeks…please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That’s all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part four of the CAL!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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