The crochet Lenio Shawl is the perfect light shawl to wear all year through. It’s a thin and light shawl, but the wool yarn makes it warm.
The decorative stitches makes this a really beautiful shawl, without taking too much attention from your outfit.
To crochet this shawl you’ll only need 1 skein of yarn, so it’s a true one skein wonder. However, since it’s a lace weight yarn, it also means a lot of yardage to crochet.
What I love the most about this type of yarn is the fact that it’s a great travel companion. Just 1 skein & lots of crochet opportunity without filling the bag when I travel.
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To crochet this shawl I used a yarn from Manos Del Uruguay called Marina.
The yarn is really soft & lovely to work with & it was the soft color changes that made me really want to make the shawl in this yarn.
I’ve linked to the yarn further down in the materials section.
THE PERFECT TRAVEL CROCHET PROJECT
One of my favorite things is to travel, & when I do I always bring a crochet project with me. Usually I don’t only bring one, but multiple.
However, lately I’ve found that grabbing a project that requires thin yarn a good option. It means that the bag I carry on a plane, train ect. doesn’t take up space or weigh a lot.
That’s why I think the Lenio shawl is the perfect travel crochet project. Just one skein needed & multiple hours to crochet.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET LENIO SHAWL – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The crochet Lenio Shawl is a beautiful boomerang shawl that shapes as you crochet it. It’s made with easy crochet stitches & the stitch details creates subtle stripes & texture.
To crochet this shawl you’ll only need one skein.
The shawl is perfect to make & wear all through the year & it’s a light shawl to bring when you travel.
Size 3.5 mm / US: E – 4 / UK: –
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Manos Del Uruguay – Marina
Yarn amount used:
- 1 skein / 100 g / 799 m / 874 yards
- 0 lace yarn,
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
Measured with half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:
23 stitches & 21 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
- Note that it’s not easy to see the 1st stitch on each row, because you turn & make half double crochet stitches directly, without chains, because of that it’s suggested to use stitch markers on each row. When you start recognizing the pattern, you might find it easier to skip using them.
- The rows with puff stitches will not lay flat while you crochet, but after blocking this will not be a problem.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
- 150 cm / 59 inches measured along the outer edge
- 64 cm / 25 inches measured along the final row
- 180 cm / 71 inches measured along the outer edge
- 68 cm / 27 inches measured along the final row
- Make shawl smaller by reducing the number of rows you make.
- Make shawl bigger by adding extra rows in the same manner.
ch = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
PM = place stitch marker
prev = previous
puff = double crochet 4x puff stitch
rep = repeat
st = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
DOUBLE CROCHET 4X PUFF STITCH (puff):
In the next stitch, *yo, pull up a loop*, repeat from *to* 3 more times, you have 9 loops on the hook. Yo, pull through the first 8 loops on the hook. You have 2 loops on the hook. Yo, pull through the last 2 loops.
If you prefer crochet charts, you can get them in the inexpensive PDF pattern here.
Crocheted from the small tip with increasing width for each row.
Ch 1 st.
Row 1: Hdc 3 st in 1st ch, turn (= 3 st).
Row 2: Hdc 3 st directly in 1st st (no ch), PM in 1st st made, hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, do not crochet in last st, turn (=4 st).
Row 3: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), PM in 1st st made, hdc 1 in each st from prev row until end of row, turn (= 4 st).
Row 4-20: Repeat row 2 & 3 every other row. Row 2, 9 more times, row 3, 8 more times.
Row 21: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), PM in 1st st made, puff 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in last st, turn (=13 st).
Row 22-241: Repeat row 2-21, 11 times. You will increase 1 stitch for each even row you crochet (3 stitches in first stitch, & decreasing 1 stitch as you don’t crochet the last stitch). The following odd row will have the same stitch count. When you finish row 241 you will have 123 stitches.
Row 242-245: Repeat row 2 & 3. When you finish row 245 you will have 125 stitches.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
- Blue stitch marker placed in the beginning: Shows repeat of row 2.
- Yellow stitch marker placed in the beginning: Shows repeat row 3.
- After crocheting 1 ch + 3 hdc on row 1.
- After finishing row 2. Blue stitch marker placed in 1st st.
- After finishing row 3. Yellow stitch marker placed in 1st st.
- After finishing row 4. Blue stitch marker moved to 1st st on this row.
- After finishing row 5. Yellow stitch marker moved to 1st st on this row.
- After finishing row 6. Blue stitch marker moved to 1st st on this row.
- After finishing row 6. Yellow stitch marker moved to 1st st on this row.
- After finishing row 8. Blue stitch marker moved to 1st st on this row.
After finishing a few rows, you can see how the tail spirals.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
Block shawl to specified size.
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