Ocean Waves Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

Introduction

This is a shawl that looks complicated, but if you just trust yourself, even an advanced beginner should be able to handle it. You can use any yarn and hook size you like, but I used plied color changing cake yarn and a slightly larger hook to create a beautiful lacy look. The one pictured here is a shawlette size (54” wide and about 22” tall) but you can easy make yours as long as you like.

This written pattern is free here on my blog.

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Materials:

  • 1 skein, 623 yards, (2) weight Red Heart “It’s a Wrap Rainbow” yarn – “Nautical” colorway  (see white/tan pictures below)
  • 2 skein, 800 yards, (2) weight Lion Brand “Ombre Life” yarn – color of your choice.
  • Or approx. 500-800 yards of Woolpedia.net “Colors” 4-6ply weight Colorway of your choice.
  • 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 54” across and 22” 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. Simply make your starting chain as wide as you want your shawl to be.

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 tutorial on how to make easy button toggles for your shawl. (see images below and at website. Links below.)

https://youtu.be/GcoJiiFLhVA

Instructions (see Pattern Chart below)

Chain as long (wide) as you want your shawl to be across. Your stitch count should be multiples of 12 +2.

For one like the picture, using Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow Yarn and J (6.00mm) hook, I chained 144+2=146 chains to start.

In this pattern, I refer to turning chains as “last dc.”

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 2, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, [5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc] across, 3 dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 3: ch 3, dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, [ {dc in next dc, ch 1} four times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2] across, {dc in next dc, ch 1} twice, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 4: ch 4, dc in 2nd dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, [ {dc in next dc, ch 2} four times, dc in next dc] across, {dc in next dc, ch 2} twice, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 5: ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in sp between next 2 dc, [ {2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc} three times, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in sp between next 2 dc ] across, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 3 dc in last ch sp. Turn.

Row 6: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, [5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc] across, 3 dc in last dc.

Repeat Rows 3-6, ending on any row that you like. I ended mine on Row 4.

Finishing

With yarn needle sew in loose ends.

Enjoy your Ocean Waves Shawl!!!!

To purchase this pattern as a PDF, click here. The PDF pattern comes with a pattern chart.

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:

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

Thank you!

Ocean Waves Shawl Pictures

 

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