I shared an image of the Deep Blue Beginner Shawl on Instagram a couple weeks ago and I know many of you have been waiting for this pattern release! The pattern has been fully tech edited and the written instructions are available for free below.
This shawl is easy to make larger, or smaller. Simply repeat R2 an even number of times before adding the edging.
The Deep Blue Beginner Shawl is a triangle shawl but more importantly this is an everday shawl. I mean you can wear this shawl for comfort, with your jeans (or your cozy pants!), or just to keep the chill off while you are enjoying your coffee on the back deck. This shawl will also work very well as a Prayer Shawl or a Friendship Shawl. Providing a comfortable and comforting hug to someone in need.
The finished shawl is lighter weight because it is crocheted with a sport weight yarn, making it comfortable to wear for a variety of temperatures.
The shawl is designed slightly larger because I wanted to wear it myself while I was enjoying my coffee on the back deck – I am a petite (5 foot 3 inches) plus-sized (3X) person.
My sister who is modelling the shawl in the photos, loves the shawl because it is oversized for her and she can really snuggle into it. She is a size small. If you like the look of the shawl but want it a bit smaller for you, simply stop crocheting after an even number of repeats of R2 and begin your edging.
Thank you for trying my design and please remember to contact me if you have questions! xo Rhondda
Deep Blue Beginner Shawl Pattern
Shawl wingspan (width) approximately 66 inches X 39 inches height
Approximately 8 rows per 4 inches and 12 dc per 4 inches.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain 2 space
dc – double crochet
R – row
RS – right side
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
* to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
[ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
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- Pattern is written with a ch 4, sl st to form a ring to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring to begin as it is more secure. Either is acceptable for this pattern.
Deep Blue Beginner Shawl Pattern Instructions
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This everyday shawl is crocheted back-and-forth in rows. You can easily make this shawl smaller (or larger) by adding (or omitting) rows, in multiples of 2 rows. For every 2 rows, you will increase the height and width by approximately 1 inch. The small shell edging adds 0.5 inches.
Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1 (RS): Ch 4 and sl st to form a ring, sl st into the ring and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc into the ring. Turn. [8 dc, 1 ch2sp]
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first dc. 1 dc in each dc across to the ch2sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch2sp. 1 dc in each dc across to the last dc. 2 dc in the top of the ch-3. Turn. [14 dc, 1 ch2sp]
Each row will increase by 6 dc in total.
R3-R46: Rep R2 forty-four times. [278 dc, 1 ch2sp]
Remember to turn after R46.
R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc. *3 dc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the corner ch2sp. 3 dc in the corner ch 2sp, 1 sl st in the next dc. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 dc. 2 dc in the next dc, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc) and sl st in the top of the ch-3.
Rotate your project to continue along the row edges. Single crochet evenly across the edges. Sl st in the top of st at base of beginning ch-2. Finish off and weave in ends.
Weave in any remaining ends.
Wet block to shape if desired. I did not block my project.