A simple stitch pattern combined with a self-striping yarn creates a stunning, lacy rectangular shawl. Keep your shoulders warm while adding color to any outfit. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
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Benita One-skein Shawl
This one-skein crochet shawl pattern uses self-striping yarn to make colorwork easy. This rectangular shawl can also be worn as a scarf in transitional weather. Since it's a one-skein crochet shawl pattern, you won't have many ends to weave in which means you can wear this project as soon as it's finished. This is an intermediate level pattern, but there are only two rows to repeat. Once you get the stitch pattern down, you will find it a relatively mindless and straightforward crochet project. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet Crocheting flat in rows Crocheting into chain spaces (includes video tutorial) Special stitch: FPcl (includes written description)
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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: 19.5 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Finished SizeAdult: 58.5” (148.5 cm) long x 9” (23 cm) wide.
King Cole Tropical Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide (nylon), 7 oz/200 g, 557 yd/510 m) - 1 skein in 4850 Patara Beach, or approximately 530 yd (484.5 m) in any light weight, self-striping yarn.
US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Bent-tip yarn needle.
Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl. This pattern was designed for the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows (for color blocked and striped sections), crocheting in the round (for border) Changing colors (with linked video tutorial) Cluster stitches and picots (with linked video tutorials) Skipping stitches, crocheting in chain spaces Crocheting in the underside of foundation chain (with linked video tutorial) Blocking (with linked tutorial) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking. Materials Murky Depths Deep Sock yarn (80% superwash Merino wool/20% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 400 yd/366 m) - 1 skein each in Scion (CA) and The Brothers Grimm (CB), or approximately 400 yd (366 m) each in CA and CB in any super fine weight yarn. US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain pleasing drape. Yarn needle. Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set, or locking stitch markers. Spray blocking supplies (pins, blocking board or mat, and spray bottle with cold water). Gauge Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.
Fire and Ice Shawl
This simple, triangular shawl shines in a self-striping, metallic yarn. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round (for rounded tips), crocheting flat in rows (for rest of shawl) Increasing and decreasing Special stitch: dc2tog (with written explanation in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Size Adjustable. Photographed sample has 67” (170 cm) wingspan x 17” (43 cm) spine unblocked. Materials Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Metallic yarn (61% cotton/34% acrylic/5% other, 5.3 oz/150 g/481 yd/440 m) - 1 skein in 301 Moonstone, or approximately 481 yd (440 m) in any light medium weight yarn. US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Locking stitch marker. Gauge 17 dc x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Maia Triangular Shawl
This simple crochet triangle shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders and the lace edging adds a touch of elegance. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows (for main body of shawl), crocheting in the round (for edging), increasing, crocheting in chain spaces, decreasing, changing color Special stitch patterns: dc2tog and dc4tog (with written explanation and linked photo tutorials in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Size Customizable. Photographed sample measures 62” (157.5 cm) across wingspan x 11” (28 cm) deep along spine. Materials Cascade 220 Superwash yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) - 2 skeins in 1915 Banana Cream (MC) and 1942 Mint, or approximately 350 yd (320 m) in MC and 80 yd (73 m) in any light medium weight yarn. US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. Stitch markers. Yarn needle. Gauge 15 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shawl pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Stormy Days Wrap
Use this crochet pattern to make a beautiful crochet wrap style shawl that is light weight and perfect for spring and summer. It can also be wrapped around the neck and double as an oversized super scarf. This pattern is advanced-beginner friendly. The stitches/abbreviations used in this pattern include: ch, SC, and DC. You can find a video tutorial for the Arcade Stitch at my website. This pattern uses Lion Brand Mandala ('Genie' pictured). You could also substitute any Category 3 yarn. Approx. 1100 yards of yarn are needed total. You will also need a 5.0mm crochet hook and an optional tassel maker.