Thursday, March 4, 2021

Emerald Isle Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Emerald Isle Shawl is a gorgeous wrap crocheted with easy granny triangles using the JAYGO (join as you go) technique.  Make this wrap as large or small as you like by simply adding as many motifs as you like. This beautiful shawl is a lovely way to welcome spring!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Emerald Isle Shawl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:

Finished Sizing:
  • 48 inches across the top edge of the triangle
  • 49 inches from the bottom point upwards to the upper right/left corner
  • 42 inches from the bottom point straight up

Note: Each motif is crocheted in green yarn (each being 3 rounds) then the JAYGO (join as you go) is done in the stone yarn. Scalloped edging is done in stone. Tassels are done in green.

Instructions for Granny Triangle Motif:

*Make as many as you need for the size shawl you want. I made 64 triangles total.

Ch 4 and join in the chain furthest from the hook with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 6 then work 3 dc into the ring, then ch 3. Work 3 dc, ch 3 once more then work 2 dc into the center of the ring (where the ch 6 was made at the beginning of the round). Join to close round with a slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning chain of the round. Note: The 6 chains at the beginning of the round--3 count as a dc, the other 3 count as the ch-3 space.

Note: if you want to change colors, simply fasten off and tie a new color on into any corner space. To keep the same color, slip stitch over to the first corner space you come to.

Round 2: Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc). Then ch 1 and work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next corner space, then ch 1. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch in the third chain up to close round.

Round 3: Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), then ch 1. In the next space (side) work (3 dc, ch 1). In the next corner space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) then ch 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch in the third chain up to close round.

Repeat until you have a total of 64 triangles/15 across the top edge or as many as you like for your shawl.  As you move on tho the join as you go section, see the photo below for layout of the triangles.


Join As You Go (JAYGO) Instructions:

Part 1:  The Very First Triangle (worked independently, nothing is joined to this one yet).

Make a complete triangle in green (see above).  Next you're going to add one more round in stone.  

Chain 6 then in the first corner space, work 3 double crochet, then chain 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side.  Work (3 dc, ch 1) to work the next side.  In the next corner space, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), then ch 1. In the next space (side) work (3 dc, ch 1). Repeat for the next side space.  In the next corner space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) then ch 1. Next, (3 dc, ch 1) to work the side. Repeat for the next side space. In the last corner space (same space where you began) work 2 dc, then join with a slip stitch in the third chain up to close round.

Part 2: Joining The Second Triangle

Make the second triangle and when you get to the very last round, work the first side as you normally would.  When you get to the corner space, work 3 dc into the corner space as normal, then work a slip stitch into the other triangle you are joining this one onto.  Then work 3 more dc into the same corner space.  Work the side of the triangle by working 3 dc into each side space and instead of the ch 1 (as was done in previous rounds) instead work a sl st into the corner spaces to join the two triangles together.  At the next corner space, work the first three dc, ch 1, then sl st join onto the other triangle, ch 1, then 3 dc into the corner space.  Continue around the rest of the triangle as normal (see above pattern).

Part 3: Joining Subsequent Triangles

Repeat step 2 for the rest of the triangles, until you have a larger triangle.  When joining a triangle into two or more, be sure to always work into the centermost spaces for each join.  See photo above for triangle placement.

*Important: If you have never tried the JAYGO technique, I highly recommend the video. 


Scallop Edging:

Beginning at the bottom point at the shawl, tie the yarn into the bottom point corner space and chain 3 (counts as a dc). Then in the same space, work 7 dc. *In the next space, work a slip stitch, then in the next space work 8 dc. Slip stitch into the next space, then work 8 dc into the space in between the triangles (where the join/intersect together--the centermost space). Repeat from * around the whole shawl, then join to close the round with a slip stitch in the third chain up of the starting chain from the beginning of the round.

Assembly & Finishing:
  • Weave in all ends.
  • Blocking this shawl is highly recommended. See below for links:
  • Click here for wet blocking tutorial, recommended for natural fibers. Good if you need a heavier, stronger block.
  • Click here for steam blocking tutorial, good for a lighter block and/or synthetic fibers.
  • If you'd like tassels (I made mine in green). Cut two pieces of yarn, about 12 inches each. Wrap yarn around all four fingers 20 times. Tie through the middle of the top of the bundle with one piece of yarn. Tie around the bundle in the top 1/4. Trim bottom loops, then trim across to neaten it up. Repeat these steps for the other two tassels.
  • Tie tassels to each of the three corners and its ready to wear!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2021

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