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Beautiful Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Sometimes you might want a crochet project that is simple but still interesting. A crochet project that will hold your attention but also allow you to keep watching your favorite show. This Beautiful Free Crochet Shawl Pattern is that perfect DIY crochet project mixed with simplicity that will also help you to broaden your skills as a crocheter! I designed this modern crochet shawl to have along run of stitches so that you can drift off and mindlessly crochet, but each section is different to keep it interesting! There just may be a new stitch in this Free Crochet Project that you have yet to learn! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below for an affordable pdf!

Stunning modern crochet shawl

Design Story and Inspiration

Don’t get me wrong, I love a simple crochet project that uses the same stitch with the same number of stitches per row that I can just zone out with! However, every once in a while I like to mix it up a but with a challenge! This Free Crochet Shawl Pattern does just that! By using some many different beautiful crochet stitches like bobbles, stars and crossed stitches, this crochet project is visually interesting and fun to make! It was fun to design too! I loved working out where to change the stitch and what to use next!

About the Yarn

I am sure by now you have learned that I LOVE cottons and cotton blends! If not, you should read this post I wrote about my Top 9 Cotton Blend Yarns! Coboo is the third yarn that I list and a cotton blend yarn that I have used many times! I just love the colors that it is available in and the stitch definition and drape are fantastic! “For the natural fiber enthusiast we introduce COBOO: 50% cotton, 50% Bamboo. This CYC 3 yarns has excellent drape and stitch definition: perfect for year round garments, shawls and home decor.” From Lion Brand Yarn. Keep scrolling to use the free modern crochet shawl pattern in this blog post!

Beautiful Free Crochet Shawl Pattern to make now!

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How to Style

What I love about oversized shawls and scarves is that they have so many different styling options and uses! An oversized modern crochet shawl like this can be warn as a scarf when its chilly, it can cover your shoulders and the beach. I’m sure it could even be used as a coverup for some, just tie it around your hips to cover your bum! Pro tip, I like to use a hair clip for things that are tricky to tie…that would work well for this beautiful crochet shawl if you decided yo let it double as a coverup!

Materials

  • Size 4.00 mm crochet hook       
  • Scissors                                           
  • #3 DK, 50% Cotton/50% Bamboo
  • I used : 4 Skeins LB Coboo in Mauve
  • OR 928 Yards Equivalent 

Gauge

The Gauge for this free modern crochet shawl pattern is 16 sts x 6 rows in dc is 4” x 4”. With so many different stitches used in this pattern your gauge may change. Feel free to change hook size if you want a different drape or size for your final piece. 

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Skip – sk
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Half Double Crochet– hdc
  • Double Crochet – dc
  • Treble Crochet – Tr 
  • Foundation Half Double Crochet – Fhdc – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, (1 foundation half double crochet with chain at bottom). *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made. It will look like the top or “V” of a stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, repeat from * to desired count.
  • Puff Stitch – ps – (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space and pull up a loop) 4 times in same stitch or space, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • Bobble Stitch – BO – Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook),yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook),yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook),yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (5 loops on hook). Yarn over, and draw through all loops on hook. Continue to next stitch. 
  • Third Loop – 3rd loop – Worked in the 3rd loop or back of a hdc st. When looking at the wrong side of a hdc there is a 3rd loop that is located under the top of the stitch.
  • Shell Stitch – Follow Row Directions, but make note that multiple sts are worked in 1 st to create a shell.

Pattern Notes

  • One Size – 62” x 14” plus 4” of fringe if added. 
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Ch 1 and Ch 2 at beginning of Rounds and Rows do not count as stitches.
  • Ch-1 sps within a row are to be treated as sts.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Textured fringe shawl

Beautiful Modern Free Crochet Shawl Pattern Begins

Row 1  – 250 Fhdc.
Row 2  – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 3  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, 1 bo, *4 hdc, 1 bo, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, 1 hdc in each remaining st. [250 sts]
Row 4  – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 5  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 6  – Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st and ch-sp across.
Row 7  – Ch 1, turn, sc in each 3rd loop across.
Row 8  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 9  – Ch 1, turn, 3 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remains, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 10  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 11  – Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 12  – Ch 1, turn, 1 sc, *sk 1, hdc 5  in next st (shell made), sk 1, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st. [62 shell stitch sets]
Row 13  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, ch 1, *sc in 3rd hdc of shell, ch 1, 1 hdc in sc, ch 1, repeat from * until 1 shell st remains, sc in 3rd hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in last st.
Row 14 – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 15 – Ch 2, turn, dc across.
Row 16  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 PS in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 17 – Ch 2, turn, dc across.
Row 18  – Ch 1, turn, 3 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 19 – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 20  – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 21  – Ch 1, turn, hdc in each 3rd loop across.
Row 22  – Ch 2, turn, 2 dc, *sk 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 1, tr in 1st skipped st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, 1 dc in each remaining st.
Row 23  – Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 24  – Ch 2, turn, pick up 2 loops in the 2nd chain from the hook using the front and back of the chain, pick up a loop in the 1st sc, pick up a loop in the next 2-sc, (6 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over pull through one loop (eye of star created) *pick up a loop in the eye, pick up a loop in the last loop of the star, pick up a loop in the same stitch as the last loop of the previous star, pick up a loop in the next 2-sc, (6 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over, pull through one loop. Repeat from * to end, hdc in the same stitch as the last star. 
Row 25  – Ch 1, turn, sc across, working into each petal and eye.
Row 26  – Ch 1, turn, 3 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 27  – Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 2 st remains, hdc in remaining st.
Row 28  – Ch 1, turn, 3 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 hdc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, hdc in each remaining st.
Row 29 – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 30  – Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 31  – Ch 1, turn, 5 hdc, 1 bo, *9 hdc, 1 bo, repeat from * until 5 sts remain, 1 hdc in each remaining st. [250 sts]
Row 32  – Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 33  – Ch 2, turn, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 PS in next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, dc in each remaining st.
Row 34  – Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Row 35  – Ch 2, turn, dc across.
Row 36  – Ch 1, turn, *1 sc, 1 dc, repeat from * to end.
Row 37  – Ch 1, turn, *1 sc, 1 dc, repeat from * to end.
Row 38  – Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 39  – Ch 1, turn, hdc in each 3rd loop across.
Row 40  – Ch 2, turn, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, dc in each remaining st.
Row 41  – Ch 2, turn, 2 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dc in remaining st.
Row 42  – Ch 2, turn, dc across.
Row 43  – Ch 2, turn, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, dc in each remaining st.
Row 44 – Ch 2, turn, dc across, finish off.

Trimming and Fringe

  1. Reattach your yarn in the side of the last stitch of Row 1 to work in the row ends.
    Row 1  – Ch 1, place 1 sc in each sc and hdc row end and place 2 sc in each dc row end, then in last worked stitch place 2 more sc sts [55+ 2 sts], sc in each stitch of last row [250 sts], again in last worked stitch place 2 more sc sts, then like the first side place 1 sc in each sc and hdc row end and place 2 sc in each dc row end [55 + 2 sts], finish off. [366 total sts]
  2. Cut 366 – 8” pieces of yarn to fold in half to create fringe. Attach one piece of fringe in each sc stitch made in last row created around the 3 sided of the shawl.
  3. Steam and trim fringe, now enjoy you new modern crochet shawl!

Other Beautiful Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

To try some of my other Modern and Beautiful Free Crochet Shawl Patterns just click on their photo below to go right to their posts. Each post has the Free Crochet Project Pattern, happy crocheting!

Melody Shawl

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