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One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern – Tendril

February 7, 2020
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I have another One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern for you today! Tendril is a beautiful asymmetric lace shawl crocheted with only one skein of fingering weight yarn. When you are finished, only 2 ends to weave in! Perfect for that precious skein of Indie Dyed yarn you have been saving. The pattern repeat is an easy 4 row repeat with basic stitches, so once you have the repeat established, you can relax and crochet!

I purchased a beautiful skein of yarn last year from My Crochet Makes, a shimmering purple with flashes of acid yellow, blue, green and copper. It also contains Yak and Silk fibers so is beautiful to wear next to your skin. A single skein of Fingering Weight yarn will make a small shawl for wrapping around your neck, and dressing up a Spring outfit. Gauge is not crucial, but if you crochet tightly, go up a hook size to achieve a nice lace and loose drape.

Here is a beautiful sample made by one of my lovely testers in Green Elephant Yarn

The colour is called Bridesmaid!

one skein crochet shawl free pattern

I love one skein patterns that you can start and finish quickly, and use up that precious skein completely. They are the perfect portable crochet project and you will have a gorgeous wearable accessory that will add a touch of handmade style to your outfits! Click here for more of my One Skein Crochet Shawl Patterns

Read on for Instructions and you can purchase an INEXPENSIVE Printable PDF of the pattern in US or UK Crochet Terms on Ravelry

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The Free pattern below is in US Crochet Terms 

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Skill Level

Only basic stitches are used in this shawl but some concentration is required until the row increases are established. Stitches included are dc, dc3tog and tr.

Materials

 My Crochet Makes Hand Dyed Yarn: 4 Ply – 60% SW Merino /20% Yak/20% Silk – 100g/366m

4mm crochet hook

You can use 400m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 70in [178cm] on the longest length and 32in [82cm] on the shortest side (border) after blocking

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

UK crochet terms

 

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

 

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

St       stitch

Dc      double crochet

Tr       treble crochet

St       stitch

Tr       treble crochet

Dtr     double treble crochet

Sp      space Sp      space

Notes (read carefully)

  • Shawl starts at one end. Working in rows, increasing each row on one side only, and decreasing in ‘steps’ every 4 rows on the other side, until desired size is reached.
  • Shawl needs strong blocking to give it its shape
  • Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr throughout
  • Ch 2 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • Includes written instructions and a crochet chart. Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • Gauge is not important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest make a swatch of the first 5 rows and see what hook size works best for you.
  • I have included some tips in the first 8 rows to help stitch placement. Once you have the 4-row pattern repeat established, the shawl will work up quickly!
  • Stitch counts (in Itallics) are included at the end of the first 8 rows to help you

Special Stitches

Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog): 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) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Shell: [dc3tog, ch 2, dc3tog]

V – Stitch (v-st): [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc]

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

Instructions for Tendril – One Skein Crochet Shawl

Set-up Row: Ch 6 (counts as beg ch,1 dc, ch 2), 1 tr in 6th ch from hook, turn – 2 tr

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), v-st (see special stitches) in ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the ch 6 of set-up row), turn – 1 tr, 1 v-st

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the beg ch 6 of previous row), turn – 1 tr, 2 v-st

Row 3: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, 1 dc in beg ch-2 (you can insert your hook into the space if you prefer), turn – 1 tr, 3 v-st, 1 dc

Row 4: Ch 2, shell (see special stitches) in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 2 times, [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 4 shells

Row 5: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, 1 dc in next sp (between last and next shell), turn, leaving last 2 shells unworked – 1 tr, 3 v-st, 1 dc

Row 6: Ch 2, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 4 v-st

Row 7: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, 1 dc in beg ch-2, turn – 1 tr, 5 v-st, 1 dc

Row 8: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 4 times, [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 6 shells

You should now be getting familiar with the pattern. The next 4 rows (rows 9-12) form the pattern repeat for the shawl.

Row 9: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, * v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across until 2 shells remain,1 dc in next sp (between last and next shell), turn, leaving last 2 shells unworked.

Row 10: Ch 2, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, *v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across until last ch-2 sp, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn

Row 11: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, * v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, 1 dc in beg ch-2, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, ending with [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn.

Rows 13 – 64: Repeat rows 9 – 12

*You can make your shawl small or larger by working fewer or more pattern repeats. Make sure you finish on row 12

Final Row (Border): Ch 1, * [1 sc, picot (see special stitches), 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending with  [1 sc, picot, 2 sc] in last ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

Finishing

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. Take your time pinning finished shawl, and use a pin on each ‘point’…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece!

Crochet Chart for Tendril Shawl

 

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  • Reply
    Barbara Clauss
    February 7, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I love your shawls! This one will look so very nice in the Malabrigo Sock yarn in Archangel I have been saving for a while. I have a questions about a portion of your instructions. The pattern here is noted as written in US terms. The Special Stitch definitions have thrown me for a loop, as it were 🙂

    Is this DOUBLE CROCHET 3 together? “Treble Crochet 3 Together (tr3tog): 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) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.”

    Shell: [tr3tog, ch 2, tr3tog] — DC3tog?

    V – Stitch (v-st): [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] — TR or DC?

    Thank you so very kindly for the clarification. I am just a Midwestern (U.S.) hayseed who needs everything spelled out 8*D

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      February 7, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Barbara, thank you so much!! I accidentally put in the UK version in that part….but its fixed now, thanks to you! No matter how many times I check everything, a silly error can get through. I am sending you the PDF as a thank you. Carmen xx

  • Reply
    Danni
    February 8, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve just started this pattern but I don’t think I’m doing it right. Have you got a YouTube tutorial for it?

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      February 8, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Hi. I don’t have a video for it, I am sorry. If you can read crochet charts, it will be a great help. You can email me: [email protected] and I will do my best to help!

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      Diane
      June 8, 2020 at 12:29 am

      This is beautiful. Am I supposed to turn after every row? I just started (2 rows) and am confused. I’m trying to read the chart but it looks like I have to turn to get the stitches where they need to be. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Pam
    February 14, 2020 at 7:49 am

    I was just gifted a skein of yarn that would be perfect for this pattern. I love it and hop I can master reading the charts. I’m saving it. ❤️

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      February 14, 2020 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Pam! Take your time with the first few rows, and I am sure you be flying along in no time!

  • Reply
    Deb Ulatowski
    March 31, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Carmen, I am just now branching out to use more color in my crochet creations, would love to find the color yarn you used in your project, and not having much success in finding it.. Would you please direct me as to where to locate that lovely purple yarn? Thank you!!
    I love your designs, would like to use more of your patterns.
    Deb

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      April 2, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Hi Deb! I don’t think the yarn is available anymore but one skein of any hand-dyed yarn would work perfectly. They all dye the most beautiful colours!

  • Reply
    Paddy Balsdon
    April 5, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I have the remains of a ball of merino but I am pretty sure it wont be enough. It is a hand dyed local wool. Just imagine seeing your beautiful patterns and not being able to go out to the yarn shop! So, I must keep searching for something to make with a ball of unknown length until the lockdown is over.
    Lovely patterns and thank you for sharing. Keep safe and well, and until I can get some more yarn, I will just drool over the two shawls I want to start with.
    Paddy

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      April 6, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Hi Paddy! If you have a few small amounts of the same weight yarn, you could use them in a shawl to make stripes of colours. I hope you can find some yarn you can use, and thank you!

  • Reply
    Yarn Chicken | The Crocheted Butterfly
    May 4, 2020 at 8:44 am

    […] have to wait for her present. I can’t recall how I came across the pattern, but I found the Tendril Shawl by Annie Design Crochet and I felt it would be just perfect for her. The pattern is free but the suggested yarn was the […]

  • Reply
    Lesley
    May 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Would I get this out of a 330g cone of wool? Would hate to get near the end and find out I didn’t have enough!!

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      May 27, 2020 at 6:33 am

      Hi. The shawl used 100g of Fingering weight yarn (approx 400m). Hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Sue
    July 13, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    How many repeats of the pattern did you do?

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      July 16, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Hi Sue. I made 16 repeats in total (if you count the ‘steps’ on the shawl). Blocking is the magic that opens up the pattern:)

      • Reply
        Sue
        July 20, 2020 at 8:24 pm

        I’ve got 18 points so far. I’m working in pure alpaca wool. Have yet to see how much it grows when I block it!

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    myowyn
    August 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    hi from Belgium. Thx for this explication. Just one question more : do i have to make some decrease at the end ? I m a bit lost. Thx for the help you ll give me

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      August 6, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      There is no decrease at the end. Make sure you finish on a row 12 of the pattern repeat!

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