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Easy One Skein Crochet Shawl – Red Clover

March 7, 2021
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I had a beautiful skein of yarn from Life in the Long Grass an independent artisan dye studio in Co. Cork here in Ireland, just waiting to made into an Easy One Skein Crochet Shawl. Red Clover is the result! A very pretty shawl design with a lovely drape, using approx. 400m of fingering weight yarn. One beautiful skein of yarn is all that is needed to show off this asymmetrical shawl in an easy 4-row repeat pattern. Made using basic crochet stitches that combine to create an interesting pattern, that is relaxing and quick to crochet.

The yarn has beautiful purple, lilac and red tones running through and like all colours from LITLG the combinations are meticulous and inspiring. I have more skeins in my stash and can not wait to create another design! The shawl starts at one end working in rows, increasing each row on one side only, and decreasing in ‘steps’ every 2 rows on the other side, until the desired size is reached. Blocking is important to open up your lovely stitches. The shape will naturally block with a gentle curve. The shawl is perfect to wear as a light scarf to add a pop of colour.

As always 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! The pattern also includes a crochet chart which you can find below.

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Read on for the instructions below or you can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy . The PDF is designed for printing. Thank you for your support!

The pattern 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.

Materials

LITLG Life In The Long Grass: 4 Ply/fine sock – 75% SW Merino /25% Nylon – 100g/435m

Colour – Saturn

4mm crochet hook

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

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 68in [173cm] on the longest length and 17in [43cm] depth after blocking

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

St       stitch

Sc      single crochet

Dc      double crochet

Tr       treble crochet

Sp      space

UK crochet terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

St       stitch

Dc      double crochet

Tr      treble crochet

Dtr    double treble crochet

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 2 rows on the other side, until desired size is reached.
  • Blocking is important to open up your lovely stitches. The shape will naturally block with a gentle curve.
  • Ch 6 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr and ch-2 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. Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • Gauge is not important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest make a swatch of the first 8 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 Italics) are included at the end of the first 8 rows to help you
  • Stitch Chart included

Special Stitches

V – Stitch (v-st): [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc]

Instructions for Easy One Skein Crochet Shawl

Make a magic ring

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

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), 5 dc in next ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the ch 6 of set-up row), turn – 1 tr, 5 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), skip next 2 sts, v-st (see special stitches) in next st (centre dc of 5 dc from previous row), skip next 2 sts, [5 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the beg ch 6 of previous row), turn – 1 tr, 5 dc, 1 v-st, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 3: Ch 6, 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in next sp (between last 5 dc and next v-st), turn, leaving last v-st unworked – 1 tr, 1 v-st, 6 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 4: Ch 2, 5 dc in 1st v-st, skip next 2 sts (tip–when skipping sts, do not count dc from v-st),  v-st in next st (centre dc of 5 dc from previous row), skip next 2 sts, [5 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp turn – 1 tr, 1 v-st,10 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 5: Ch 6, 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next v-st, 1 dc in next sp (between last v-st and next 5 dc), turn, leaving last 5 dc unworked – 1 tr, 1 v-st,11 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 6: Ch 2, skip st at base of ch 2 and next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, [5 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp turn – 1 tr, 2 v-st,10 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 7: Ch 6, 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in next sp, (between last 5 dc and next v-st), turn, leaving last v-st unworked – 1 tr, 2 v-st,11 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

Row 8: Ch 2, 5 dc in 1st v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, [5 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp turn – 1 tr, 2 v-st,15 dc, 1 x ch-2 sp

You should now be getting familiar with the pattern. See image below for first 8 rows. The next 4 rows (rows 9-12) form the pattern repeat for the shawl.

Row 9: Ch 6, 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, * skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next v-st; repeat from * across until 5 dc remain, 1 dc in next sp (between last v-st and next 5 dc), turn, leaving last 5 dc unworked.

Row 10: Ch 2, skip st at base of ch 2 and next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, * 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across until last ch-2 sp, [5 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp turn

Row 11: Ch 6, 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, * 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across until 1 v-st remains, 1 dc in next sp, (between last 5 dc and next v-st), turn, leaving last v-st unworked

Row 12: Ch 2, 5 dc in 1st v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts, * 5 dc in next v-st, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across until last ch-2 sp, [5 dc, 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 a row 12 of repeat

Final Row: Ch 6, * 5 dc in 1st ch-2 sp, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across until 5 dc remain, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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. It will curl in a slight angle. Pin in place and leave to dry. Take your time pinning the finished shawl…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece!

Crochet Chart (rows 1 – 12)

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