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Crochet Summer Shawl Pattern – Hot Chili

May 22, 2020
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Hot Chili is a beginner-friendly Crochet Summer Shawl Pattern using only basic stitches. Choose one beautiful skein of yarn, start this relaxing easy project and finish in a weekend! The pattern starts at the smallest point and increases on one side only, while making a decrease every 8 rows and forms an asymmetric triangle. Once you have blocked your shawl, you will have a stunning accessory that is gorgeous to wear on a Summer evening.

The sample uses Fingering Weight yarn in the most stunning red and pink colorway. The pattern would also work well with DK or Worsted weight yarn. I suggest using a larger than recommended hook size to give your shawl a loose drape and the stitches will open out beautifully after blocking. The decreases on one side of the shawl form ‘teeth’ which is a striking feature of the design.

I love one skein patterns that you can start and finish quickly, and use up that precious skein completely. They are a fab portable crochet project and you will have a gorgeous wearable accessory that will add a touch of handmade style to your outfits! This pretty design is the perfect Crochet Summer Shawl Pattern!

More Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

You might like to check out some of my other popular Crochet Shawl patterns, some of them using only one skein of yarn

crochet shawls free patterns1. Tendril Shawl  2. Fragrant Shawl  3. Little Fictions  4. Flora Shawl

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

The PDF contains a Crochet Chart on a single page for easy printing. Your purchase is always appreciated and helps me provide more Free patterns for you!

The Free pattern below is in US Crochet Terms 

Skill Level

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

Materials

Schoppel:Zauberball 100 (no.2166) – 100% SW Merino/100g/420m

4.5 mm crochet hook

You can use one skein/ approx. 400 – 450m of any fingering weight yarn

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 66in [168cm] on the longest length at the top, 50in [127cm] along the bottom and 32in [81cm] on the shortest side after blocking

Abbreviations

US crochet terms UK crochet terms
Beg    beginning Beg    beginning
Ch      chain Ch      chain
St       stitch St       stitch
Sp      space Sp      space
Dc      double crochet Tr      treble crochet
Tr       treble crochet Dtr     double treble crochet

Gauge

5 shells x 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern blocked

Gauge is not really important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest you make a swatch of the first 5 rows and see what hook size works best for you. I used a larger than recommended hook for my shawl.

Notes (read carefully)

  • The shawl starts at one end. Working in rows, increasing each row on one side only and decreasing on one side every 8 rows
  • Shawl needs strong blocking to give it its shape
  • Ch 2 at beginning of a row does not count as a st
  • Ch 5 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr, ch 1
  • 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
  • Written in US Crochet Terms

Special Stitches

Shell – [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same sp

V-Stitch (v-st) – [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in same sp

Instructions for Hot Chili Shawl

(see crochet chart below)

Row 1 (set up row): Ch 4, [shell (see special stitches), ch 1, 1 tr] in 4th ch from hook, turn – 1 tr, 1 shell

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr, ch 1 here and throughout), 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, v-st (see special stitches) in ch-1 sp of next shell, turn – 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 v-st

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout at beg of row), shell in 1st v-st, [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn – 1 tr, 2 shells

Row 4: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, v-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn – 1 tr, 1 dc, 2 v-st

Row 5: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, shell in next v-st, [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn – 1 tr, 3 shells

Row 6: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, [v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell] 2 times, v-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn – 1 tr, 1 dc, 3 v-st

Row 7: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 2 times, [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn – 1 tr, 4 shells

Row 8: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, [v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell] 3 times, v-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn – 1 tr, 1 dc, 4 v-st

Row 9: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 3 times, [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn – 1 tr, 5 shells

From now on you will make a decrease every 8 rows by leaving last shell unworked

Row 10: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, * v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, leaving last shell unworked, turn – 1 tr, 1 dc. 4 v-st

Row 11: Ch 2, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, working [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn

Row 12: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, * v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, turn

Row 13: Ch 2, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, working [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn

Row 14: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, * v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, turn

Row 15: Ch 2, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, working [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn

Row 16: Ch 5, 1 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, * v-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, turn

Row 17: Ch 2, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, working [shell, ch 1, 1 tr] in final ch-5 sp, turn

Rows 18 – 73: Repeat rows 10 – 17

You can finish your shawl at the end of any pattern repeat (row 17)

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’ of the shells……it will make a huge difference to the finished piece!

You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE Printable PDF of the pattern in US Crochet Terms on Ravelry
Or purchase on Etsy

Crochet Chart for Hot Chili Shawl

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  • Reply
    Barbara Clauss
    May 23, 2020 at 12:18 am

    I appreciate your generosity! Most designers do not include the chart in the free version of the pattern. Your harts are clear and professional. I know whether I am skilled enough crochet something when I see the chart. Now I want to drop my other projects and make this shawl!

  • Reply
    Barbara Eubanks
    June 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you so much for adding a clear chart with your pattern. You do beautiful work.

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