Pretty Little Thing Shawl – Crochet Pattern

Introduction

This is a very simple shawl that when made with plied color changing cake yarn and a slightly larger hook, can create a beautiful lacy look with little effort. This shawl can actually be made with any yarn and hook that you choose. There is a lace edging that looks difficult, but is quite easy. If you are a true beginner, you can skip the lace edging and either add fringe or leave as is. Either way will be lovely.

If you would like to purchase this pattern as a PDF which also includes pattern chart, lace pattern chart, and stitch/row counter, you can buy it here at Ravelry.

 

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Materials:

  • 1 skein, 623 yards, (2) weight Red Heart “It’s a Wrap Rainbow” yarn – “Whisper” colorway  (see white/tan pictures below)
  • 1 skein, 437 yards, (2) weight Lion Brand “Ombre Life” yarn – “Cloudy Day” colorway  (Top picture)
  • Or approx. 800 yards of Woolpedia.net “Colors” 6ply weight “Wasserfall” Colorway (Blue pictures below)
  • Or approx. 500-800 yards of (2) weight 4-6ply yarn of your choice.
  • Or approx. 400-800 yards of any yarn of your choice. Amount depends the size of shawl.
  • J, 6.0 mm hook
  • Or any hook of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape

Size and Gauge

Final measurements: You choose the size you like. Keep working until you have size desired.

Featured images lengths are 50-60” across and 22-25” from top to bottom corner.

Gauge: No gauge. Any size yarn or hook is your choice. Using larger hooks than recommended by the yarn will give a lacier look.

Difficulty Level

Easy – Intermediate: This project uses yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, and basic lace patterns finishing.

Stiches Used and Abbreviations

Ch= chain

Ch sp = chain space

Sk= skip

SC = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

St = stitch

Important Notes

Take your time getting used to plied yarn. Don’t get discouraged. It will feel a little flimsy at first, but just trust it and pretty soon you will have the hang of working with this type of yarn.

Links to video tutorials. Check back at LightandJoyDesigns.com for upcoming shawl how-to video tutorials.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make easy button toggles for your shawl. (see images below)

https://youtu.be/GcoJiiFLhVA

Instructions (see Pattern Chart below)

Row 1:  Ch 4, 4DC into first ch, CH2, 5DC into first chain. Turn.

Row 2  Ch3, DC in same st, CH1, DC in each DC, in ch2 sp: [2DC, CH2, 2DC], DC in each DC up to the ch2 sp, DC in ch1 sp, DC in next DC, CH1, 2DC in top of 3rd Ch. Turn.

Row 3  Ch3, DC in same st, CH1, DC in next DC, DC in next ch1 sp, DC in each DC up to the ch2 sp, in ch2 sp: [2DC, CH2, 2DC], DC in each DC, DC in ch1 sp, DC in next DC, CH1, 2DC in top of 3rd Ch. Turn.

Row 4+ Repeat Row 3 until desired size. If adding the Lace Edging, continue until a row ending with a 4. See instructions below. For a  stitch counter chart you can purchase the PDF file of this pattern here which includes a stitch counter and charts.

 

Lace Edging Instructions

  • You can begin Lace Edging on any row that has a DC stitch count of 10+24. Essentially any row count that ends with 4. (example, 184, 304)  You count ONLY the DCs to get your stitch count. 
  • See Stitch/Row Count Chart in paid pattern.  
  • Any row that is highlighted in YELLOW can be a starting row for the Lace Edging.

********DO NOT count the single chain space when starting the lace edging. *********

********   Ignore the single chain space stitch as if it wasn’t there.*********

ER= Edge Row

ER1  

  • Ch4, SC in 3rd DC, Ch2, sk 3DCs, in next DC: [2DC, CH3, 2DC],
  • REPEAT until last 5DC:
    • [Ch2, sk 3 DC, SC in next DC, Ch3, sk 1 DC, SC in next DC, Ch2, sk 3 DC, in next DC: (2DC, CH3, 2DC)],
  • POINT OF SHAWL:
    • Sk 3 DC, SC in next DC, Ch1, SC in next DC, Ch2, in Ch2 sp [2DC, CH3, 2DC], Ch2, SC in next DC, Ch1, SC in next DC, sk 3DC,
  • REPEAT until last 7 DC:
    • [in next DC: (2DC, CH3, 2DC), Ch2, Sk 3 DC, SC in next DC, Ch3, sk 1 DC, SC in next DC, Ch2, sk 3 DC,
  • In next DC: [2DC, CH3, 2DC], Ch2, sk 3 DC, SC in next DC, Ch1, DC in last DC.

ER2  

  • Ch1, SC in same st, Ch3, in Ch3 sp: [3DC, Ch3, 3DC],
  • REPEAT: (across until point of the shawl)
    • Ch2, SC in ch2 sp, Ch2, SC in same Ch2 sp, Ch3, in ch3 sp: [3DC, Ch3, 3DC],
  • POINT OF SHAWL:
    • Ch3, SC in Ch1, Ch3, in ch3 sp at point of shawl: [3DC, Ch3, 3DC], Ch3, SC in ch1 sp, Ch3,
  • REPEAT: (across until last shell of the row)
    • In ch3 sp: [3DC, Ch3, 3DC], Ch3, SC in ch2 sp, Ch2, SC in same Ch2 sp, Ch3,
  • LAST SHELL OF ROW:
    • In Ch3 sp: [3DC, Ch3, 3DC], Ch3, SC in 3rd Turn.

ER3  

  • Ch3, SC in same st, Ch4, in ch3 sp: [4DC, Ch1, 4DC],
  • REPEAT: (until last shell before the point of shawl)
    • Ch3, SC in ch2 sp, Ch3, in ch3 sp: [4DC, Ch1, 4DC],
  • POINT OF SHAWL:
    • Ch4, SC in SC, Ch4, in ch3 sp: [4DC, Ch1, 4DC], Ch4, SC in SC, Ch4,
  • REPEAT: (until last shell of the row):
    • In ch3 sp: [4DC, Ch1, 4DC], Ch3, SC in ch2 sp, Ch3,
  • Last Shell of Row:
    • In ch3 sp: [4DC, Ch1, 4DC], Ch4, SC in last st.

 

Finishing

With yarn needle sew in loose ends.

Enjoy your Pretty Little Thing Shawl!!!!

Again if you would like to purchase the PDF file of this pattern with the pattern charts and stitch counter, you can purchase it here:

 

Support My Free Patterns

If you like this pattern, perhaps you might consider “buying me a coffee.” Thank you!

You can also support my work by sharing your finished garment on social media with the hashtag:

#LightandJoyDesigns

Or Sharing this pattern on Pinterest, Facebook or your Fav social media.

Thank you!

Pretty Little Thing Shawl Pictures

 

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