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Inishfree Shawl is a beautiful crochet lace rectangle shawl with a delicate wave stitch pattern. Made with Scheepjes Whirl or any 1000m gradient yarn cake, this free crochet pattern creates a stunning shawl perfect for any season.

This rectangular wrap shows off the beautiful gradient of the yarn. It was a premium pattern in my shops before, and now I’m so happy to share it here on my blog!

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Yarn for a Crochet Lace Shawl

The yarn I used was a cake of Scheepjes Whirl. You can use your favorite gradient yarn cake to achieve the same effect. You will need 1000m of a fingering weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook.

Gradient yarn is super fun to crochet with because you always get excited waiting for the next color change. It gives your crochet shawl a stunning visual appeal and is perfect for a lightweight shawl.

How to get the Pattern for Inishfree Shawl

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written instructions. 
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free PDF pattern includes a crochet chart. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy
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What Size is a Crochet Rectangle Shawl

The size for a crochet rectangle wrap is usually around 60 to 70 inches in length and 18 to 20 inches in width. However, this can vary depending on the design and your personal preference. The Inishfree Shawl measures 72 inches in length, providing a nice size wrap that drapes beautifully.

You can adjust the size by adding or reducing the number of pattern repeats. My favorite way to wear this shawl is also as a scarf. It’s super cozy and looks great!

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Skill Level and Tips for Inishfree Shawl

I’d consider the skill level for the Inishfree Shawl as intermediate. Beginners might find it challenging, but it’s definitely doable once you know the basic crochet stitches.

The design starts with a long chain, which can seem daunting. To make it easier, use stitch markers every 50 chains so you can easily check back.

When I made this shawl, I set aside some undisturbed time for the first few rows. After that, the pattern repeat became easier and more enjoyable. Just keep an eye on your pattern and count your stitches as you go!

Remember, you will always crochet into the stitch from the previous row, not the ch-1 space. Concentration is needed for the first few rows, but once the 4-row pattern repeat is established, you can relax and enjoy!

Gauge isn’t important for this pattern. It’s a 16-stitch repeat, so chain a multiple of 16 plus 2 stitches.

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Materials

  • Scheepjes Whirl; 1000m/225gr; 60% cotton, 40% acrylic       
  • 1 cake in Blackberry Mint Chip 769 (or your favorite yarn cake)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

You can use 1000m of any fingering weight yarn to make this design

Gauge

20 sts x 10 rows in pattern = 4 in [10cm]

Shawl Measurements

20” x 72” (51 x 183cm) lightly blocked

Notes

  • This design has a long starting chain which can be a bit daunting. Placing stitch markers every 50 chains can be very helpful to keep stitch count on the foundation chain.
  • You will always crochet into the stitch from the previous row, NOT the ch-1 space.
  • Concentration is required for the first few rows. Once the 4-row pattern repeat is established, relax and enjoy!
  • Gauge is not important. Pattern is a 16-st repeat. Chain a multiple of 16 + 2 sts.

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

  • Sc        single crochet
  • Hdc      half double crochet
  • Dc        double crochet
  • Tr         treble crochet
  • Ch        chain
  • Rep      repeat
  • Beg      beginning
  • St(s)     stitch(es)    
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Inishfree Shawl Instructions

Ch 338

Row 1 (set up row): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, [1 tr in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch] 2 times, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ** ch 1, skip 1 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** 1  sc in last ch, turn – 337 sts

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr here and throughout pattern), * 1 tr in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, [1 sc in next st, ch 1] 2 times, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 tr in next st, ** ch 1; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 tr in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, * 1 tr in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, [1 sc in next st, ch 1] 2 times, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 tr in next st, ** ch 1; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 tr in last st (beg ch 4), turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * 1 sc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, [1 tr in next st, ch 1] 2 times, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 sc in next st, ** ch 1; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in last st (beg ch 4), turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * 1 sc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, [1 tr in next st, ch 1] 2 times, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 sc in next st, ** ch 1; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in last st, turn.

Rows 2-5 form pattern

Continue in pattern for a total of 56 rows or reaching size required.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay shawl out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. 

Inspiration

If you are looking for inspiration, you can check out the beautiful shawls in the project pages for Inishfree Shawl on Ravelry.

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One Comment

  1. Thank you! Can’t wait to try this after I’ve finished the Seamróg shawl. I always take pictures of completed projects but am useless at Instagram. Will ask my grandson to help.

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