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Liáth – Crochet Crescent Shawl – Free Pattern

January 3, 2020

Today I have a Free Pattern for a Crescent shaped Crochet Shawl! An easy open lace crochet stitch, is used to create this delicate shawl. It is a simple and beautiful, bottom-up crochet pattern for a wide triangle shawl. The interesting edging adds a stylish twist and pop of colour. You will only need One Skein of fingering weight yarn and 50g of a contrast colour!

I shared a popular pattern for a worsted weight shawl last year, and I loved the wide crescent shape it created. You can find the Free pattern below:

Spindle Shawl

I wanted to make a similar version but using Fingering Weight yarn for a more delicate crochet design. I had been saving a gorgeous skein of yarn from Green Elephant Yarn, a beautiful vibrant blue called Hoopla, with flecks of purple, pink and green for this shawl. After a search through my stash, I found 50g of Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in Plump – a bright purple red as a contrast colour.

The pattern for this Crochet Crescent Shawl is worked from the bottom up for the main body of the shawl, creating a wide triangle shape. You will then add a border worked in rows to the bottom of the triangle, leaving the top untouched. I used 2 colours for the border but you could also use just a single colour if you wish. 150g (approx. 600m) of fingering weight yarn is all you need!

 

The Free pattern below is written in US Crochet terms. It includes a chart for the Main body of the shawl.

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Skill Level – Easy

Only basic stitches are used in this pattern and it is suitable for a confident beginner

Materials

  • Main Colour (MC): Green Elephant Yarn – Hoopla: 4 Ply Sock – 75% SW Merino /25% Nylon – 100g/425m
  • Contrast Colour (CC): Approx. 50g of Hedgehog Fibres Sock – Plump: Fingering/ 90% wool merino/10% nylon/100g/400m
  • 4mm crochet hook

You can use 600m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 76in [193cm] wide x 21in [53cm] depth after blocking

Abbreviations US Crochet Terms

Beg  –  beginning

Ch  –  chain

St  –  stitch

Sc  –  single crochet

Dc  –  double crochet

Tr  –  treble crochet

Sp  –  space

Special Stitches

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

V-st: [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc]

Notes

  • The main body is worked in one piece from bottom-up, increasing on each side until a shallow wide triangle is made.
  • The edging is made by attaching yarn to the bottom of the shawl and working in rows
  • Includes written instructions and a chart. Pattern written in US crochet terms.
  • Ch 4 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 tr
  • Ch 6 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc and ch 2
  • Gauge is not important.
  • Includes a crochet chart for the main body of shawl

Instructions for Crochet Crescent Shawl

Main Body of Shawl

Using Main Colour and 4mm hook, make a magic ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout), dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog,1 tr in ring, turn – 2 tr, 2 cl

Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), 1 dc in 1st st (top of treble from previous row), ch 2, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 2 dc,1 sc

Row 3: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc (from previous row), [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn – 2 tr, 6 cl, 2 sc

Row 4: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * once more, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 4 dc, 3 sc

Row 5: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc, * [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * two more times, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn – 2 tr, 10 cl, 4 sc

Row 6: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * three more times, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 6 dc, 5 sc

Row 7: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc, * [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * across, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 8: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * across, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn.

Repeat rows 7 & 8 for pattern for a total of 42 rows. You can make your shawl bigger by repeating these 2 rows as many times as necessary. Fasten off yarn.

Border

Using Contrast colour, you will join yarn in same place you finished last row, to top left-hand corner of shawl. You will be working down first side of shawl to ‘peak’ (beg of pattern). You will place each sc in either a ch-4 sp, or side post of a tr, as you work your way along both sides.

Row 1: Join CC in top of tr in corner, ch 6, 1 sc in 1st ch-4 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3, * 1 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3; rep from * until you reach bottom of shawl, 1 sc in beg ch (magic circle), ch 3, *1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3; rep from * to top right corner of shawl, ending with 1 sc in final ch-6 sp, [ch 3, 1 dc] in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st st (dc), 1 sc in 1st ch-3 sp, * v-st (see special stitches) in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn. Fasten off yarn.

Row 3: Using MC, ch 6, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with [1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc] in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2. Fasten off yarn

Rows 5 – 16: Repeat rows 3 & 4, changing colours every 2 rows.

Row 17: Using MC, repeat row 3

Row 18: (final row) Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st st, * 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, [1 dc, picot, 1 dc] in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn. Fasten off yarn.

Finishing

Don’t worry if the border seems a little out of shape in the middle of your shawl. A gentle blocking will work beautifully! Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry.

Crochet Chart for Main Body of ShawlStitch Legend

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