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! Now includes a Video! You can find it further down the page
I purchased a beautiful skein of yarn last year from My Crochet Makes, (edit: yarn no longer available) 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!
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!
You may like to check out more One Skein Crochet Shawls that I have on my blog
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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.
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.
Note: The yarn I used is no longer available
US Crochet Terms
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble crochet
Sp – space
UK Crochet Terms
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Tr – treble crochet
Dtr – double treble stitch
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
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
Video for Tendril Shawl
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.
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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