The Kristen Shawl is both delicate and cozy...a fabulous cold weather accessory. It follows a simple one row stitch pattern and you'll work it up in no time. The yarn used here adds subtle self striping, but would be equally pretty with a solid color too. Included with this pattern are instructions for sizing for a regular sized shawl and a smaller "shawlette."
The shawl was named after a dear reader and fabulous stitchy friend, Kristen. She contacted me through Ravelry recently and realized she had made a "mistake" while making the Butternut Squash Neckwarmer (click here for pattern). While making it, she added an extra stitch at the end of the row and ended up with a triangle...such a neat little discovery! She kindly asked me if I could whip up a pattern and here it is! Thank you Kristen for your extra stitch...this one's for you!
By Jennifer Dickerson
- J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- 2-3 Balls of Lion Brand Amazing Yarn (Note: if making the regular sized shawl, you'll need 3 balls of yarn. If making the smaller "shawlette" you'll need 2)
- Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Note: this shawl pattern is extremely customizable, the measurements provided are just to give you an idea. If you want yours to be longer, just keep going! Some people like a smaller shawl without all the bulk, while others like a longer shawl with lots of drape...just work it until you get the size you like!
- Shawl (shown in shades of blue below): 46 inches across the top and 38 inches down each side
- Shawlette (shown in shades of violets above): 40 inches across the top and 30 inches down each side
Foundation Row: Chain 7. In 4th chain from hook (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same chain. Skip two chains, and in the next chain (the last chain), work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same chain.
Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work (dc, ch 1, dc) in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each "V"). At the end of the row, finish with a (dc, ch 1, dc) in the last space (ch 3 turning space).
Repeat row 1 until shawl is desired length (the smaller shawlette uses 2 full balls of the yarn and the regular size shawl uses 3 full balls of yarn)
Finishing: Weave in the ends and you're ready to go!
Here's a video to crochet the Kristen Shawl stitch by stitch:
© Jennifer Dickerson 2015