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One Skein Shawl Crochet Pattern – Flora

April 29, 2019
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A One Skein Shawl Crochet Pattern! Perfect for that precious skein of Indie Dyed yarn you have been saving. Flora Shawl is a light lace design, for a narrow asymmetric shawl with a wide wing span. Perfect for dressing up that Summer outfit. Read on for the Free Pattern which includes a helpful photo tutorial for the first 12 rows to get you started.

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I fell in love with the beautiful colours of this skein of yarn as soon as I saw it! I had to purchase and was so pleased when it arrived. It has touches of Aqua, light blue-green and some yellow mixed in. The green has an earthy fresh tone, and the blue gives a restful quality. I wanted to create a light airy shawl that would be fast to make, and have a bit of drama to the border. And most important, use up that one skein of precious yarn.

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I skein of Green Elephant YarnEarth: 4 Ply Sock – 75% SW Merino / 25% Nylon – 100g/425m

Edit: The above yarn is no longer available

4mm crochet hook

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


Shawl pictured measures 78” [183cm] x 24” [81cm] after blocking


US Crochet Terms

Sc        single crochet

Dc        double crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space

T-ch     turning chain

UK Crochet Terms

Dc      double crochet

Tr       treble crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space

T-ch     turning chain

Skill Level

This is an easy/intermediate level pattern. You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. I have included some tips, and photos of the first 12 rows to guide you. Once you have the repeat pattern established, enjoy making this fast, relaxing pattern!


  • In US crochet terms with UK translations given
  • Shawl starts at one end. Working in rows, increasing by 2 sts 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 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1dc throughout
  • Gauge is not important.
  • Shawl pictured used the same yarn for the border but a contrast yarn would look also look beautiful.

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Instructions for One Skein Crochet Shawl

Using 4mm hook, make a Magic Ring (or ch4, 2dc in 4th ch from hook)

Row 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc here and throughout), 2dc in ring, turn. Pull yarn to close Magic Ring – 3dc

Row 2: Ch3, dc in next st, ch2, dc in last st, turn – 3dc, 1 ch-2sp

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc in same st (base of ch3), ch2, (skip ch-2 sp) dc in last 2 sts, turn – 5dc, 1 ch-2sp

Row 4: Ch3, dc in next st, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st, turn – 9dc

Row 5: Ch3, 2dc in same st, ch2, skip 2sts, dc in next 2 sts, turn (leaving last 4 sts unworked) – 5dc, 1 ch-2sp

Row 6: Ch3, dc in next st, ch2, dc in next 2 sts, ch2, dc in last st, turn – 5dc, 2 x ch-2sp

Row 7: Ch3, 2dc in same st, ch2, dc in next 2 sts, ch2, dc in last 2 sts, turn – 7dc, 2 x ch-2sp

Row 8: Ch3, dc in next st, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st, turn –13dc

Row 9: Ch3, 2dc in same st, * ch2, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across until 4 sts remain, turn, leaving last 4 sts unworked.

Row 10: Ch3, dc in next st, * ch2, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, ch2, dc in last st, turn.

Row 11: Ch3, 2dc in same st, * ch2, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 12: Ch3, dc in next st, * 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, 3dc in last st, turn.

Repeat rows 9 – 12 for pattern.

Work a total of 154 rows, or until your shawl is desired size. Remember it will stretch with blocking. Make sure to leave enough yarn to make a small border.


Picot – Ch3, sl st into 1st chain

You will be working first along the edge of the shawl with the ‘points’, and then you will work across the final row.

Attach yarn in at the beginning of your shawl in beg ch, ch1, make 8 sc to your first ‘point’ (make 2sc in each row end)

picot in corner of ‘point’ (ch3, sl st to 1st ch), make 4sc across,

* 8sc up to the next ‘point’, picot, 4sc across; repeat from * along edge, to top of shawl.

Make 1sc in each st across top of shawl, 2sc in last st. Fasten off.


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 border…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece!

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  • Reply
    May 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    What a lovely shawl

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    May 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

    For some reason my shawl didn’t get wider. Any idea why?

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      [email protected]
      May 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      Hi:) Did you follow the picture tutorial up to row 12? If you repeat rows 9-12 you will increase every row by 2 sts on one side and decrease every 4 rows by 4 sts. It is a very gentle increase. Please feel free to send me a picture [email protected] and I will do my best to help!

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    Aoife O'Reilly
    May 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Hi, I love this pattern and have started making it today. Just wondering after row 12 when you start the repeats of rows 9-12, should I be increasing by 2 stitches each row on one side and then decreasing every 4 rows?
    Thanks for your help!

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      [email protected]
      May 2, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      That’s correct! You increase on one side only, 2 sts every row, and decrease 4 sts every 4th row. It is a gentle increase to make a wide shallow shawl. Feel free to email me if I can help!

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        March 2, 2021 at 5:23 am

        Is there a tutorial for this. Tutorials are fabulous for me to follow and come out with beautiful project. TIA!

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    Kimberly Roy
    May 4, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I’m struggling with making my shawl wider as well I’m on row 32 and only have 17 stitches.

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      May 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Hi Kimberley! You should have 37dc in row 32. Have a look at your first 12 rows. You should have 17dc at the end of row 12. Can you take a picture of your shawl laid flat and email it to me? Happy to help!

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    Anabelia Craft Design
    May 19, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Lovely shawl, dear! Thank so much for sharing the pattern. This will be to my “To Do List”, that’s for sure! I’ve pinned as well. Have a wonderful Sunday! ???? ????????????

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    Stacey Reese
    April 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I feel so stupid right now. When you close the magic ring, do you do next row in the round? If not, then why do we make a magic circle. I have tried twice to start and mine isn’t looking like your pictures. Please help!!!!

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      [email protected]
      April 14, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      Hi Stacey! Not silly at all! You make 3 ch and 2 dc in the magic ring (row 1). You pull the ring tight and then turn to start row 2.

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    Stacey Reese
    April 18, 2020 at 12:35 am

    It’s me again! LOL I’m trying to figure out how many DC I should have at the end of each “Row 12”? If I’m to have 15 DC on Row 12 and then 37 at Row 32. Is there a way to figure out how many DC I should have at the end of each Row 12? I tried to figure it out, but I’m not good at math.

    Thank you so much for your help! This is a beautiful shawl. I did about 80 rows and just thought it should be wider and I did some recouting at the beginning and then read your comments about Rows 12 and 32 stitch count and realized i’m not those numbers. uggg!!!

    Please help!


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      [email protected]
      April 19, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Stacey. At the end of row 8, you have a total of 13 dc, at the end of row 12 you have 17 dc. At row 32 you should have a total of 37 dc. I did a total of 154 rows. Don’t panic, the shawl will be long and narrow until you block it strongly as I said in the pattern!

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    May 4, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    What row should be my last row? Ending with the finish of 154 means last row is a row 10. To end with a row 12 total count would be 152 or 156 (I am dividing by 4, the repeat total).
    Can’t wait to finish. Love how it looks so far.

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      [email protected]
      May 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      I am glad you are enjoying it! As long as you finish on a row 12 (with dc in every stitch), it doesn’t really matter. Most people work until they run out of yarn or it is big enough. And the shawl can stretch quite a bit after blocking (depending on yarn fiber)

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    Miss Mahtab
    July 6, 2020 at 5:19 am

    I just see your site and your work. I feel happy for every crochet lover. your ideas are amazing thanks for the creative and helpful ideas.

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    July 7, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I’ve been knitting for years now, but am only just now learning to crochet. This is my first actual project, and it looks beautiful so far! Thank you so much for posting it!

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