Some more crochet and a pattern

Yesterday I completed the crochet shawl for the #swapwithamessage I wrote about earlier, and sent it along in the mail, I also added some tea and a few little gifts to spoil oneself. I hope it will all find a good destination!

Anyway, I really enjoyed working on this shawl, and was pretty pleased with the pattern I used. I made it up along the way, and I’ll try to share it here with you.

swap with a message

For the shawl, I used 2 skeins of Scheepjeswol softfun batik, and a 4,5 mm crochet hook.

But the pattern is open to variation. Just remember to start with a chain of a multiple of 4 +1, and you can use any yarn you like, and make your shawl as wide and long as you please.

So, here we go:

Start with a chain of a multiple of 4+1, you will need a chain with a length of about 30 cm to make a comfortable shawl.

Row 1:  chain 3, skip 1, and crochet a cluster of  1 double crochet, one single crochet and one double crochet in the next stitch. Skip one, and crochet one double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat until the end of your row.

Row 2: chain 3, skip the first double crochet and in the first cluster, crochet a cluster of  one double crochet, one single crochet and one double crochet. Crochet on the double crochet in the next stitch, working around the back of the double crochet in the previous row, as shown in A.

Row 3: chain 3, skip the first double crochet and in the first cluster, crochet a cluster of  one double crochet, one single crochet and one double crochet. Crochet on the double crochet in the next stitch, working around the front of the double crochet in the previous row, as shown in B.

PS: a clear instruction on how to crochet around the front or the back of a double crochet, to create a rib stitch, can be found in this youtube tutorial.

crochet shawl tutorial

Now, continue repeating row A and row B until your shawl has reached the desired length. Work away any loose threads, and sew the edges together to create a cowl, as I did, or just keep it like this and perhaps add some fringes

Good luck!

Don’t forget to show the result of your shawl when using this pattern! You can tag me on instagram using@marieke_thisgreenadventure, or just leave a message below.

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