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Sea Shades Shawlette – FREE Crochet Pattern

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Doing what you love is the best thing! Creating something that you can share with the world is another thing! Combine these two things is absolute happiness!

I present to you my new design, the SEA SHADES SHAWLETTE! I know it’s summer and you probably don’t need a shawl in your wardrobe at the moment. I’m confident though that you’ll love this easy-breezy lightweight shawl design I came up with! I used fingering weight (#1) cotton gradient yarn so it’s just perfect for those chilly summer nights. This pattern is great to make all year round, in any yarn weight and fiber you may want!

 

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

Hi! My name is Elisa DeSena.  Just a few months ago, if you remember,  I shared with you the Spring Sprig BagThat first feature was amazing that I applied and got accepted again! I just love designing and creating things out of yarns. I have an addiction to yarns and some DIY projects! Also, I enjoy pattern testing – crochet and knit patterns! I love collaborating with other makers. You can check out some of my creations on my blog at STRINGS AND CUDDLES!

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

THE YARN


When designing a shawl, I always use cotton or acrylic fingering weight (#1) gradient yarns from my good friend, Odessa, of Dreamers Yarn. They offer a wide range of hand-dyed yarns, made of organic cotton, cotton-polyester, and more. They have a wide selection of intertwined or multi-strand/plied fibers of yarns. They accept custom colors too. If you’re not familiar with Dreamers Yarn cake yarns, well, it is like you’re crocheting with 4 or more strands of fine thread/yarn. It takes a little bit of time to get used to crocheting with this material.

If you knew me, I love anything with blue shades. When choosing yarn color, I always go with blues! This particular colorway I used (sorry, no name) screams summer on the beach! I love the fades or the ombre effect it creates. It really looks like the beach! It reminded me of the sea glass beach and the Caribbean Sea!

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

THE SHAWLETTE


The Sea Shades Shawlette is a simple yet chic triangle shawl that is made with gradient cotton fingering weight (#1) yarn. It features single, double, and treble crochet stitches and lots of chains. The main pattern of this shawl works up really quick but the edging pattern though it only has 3 rows is like another project! The edging is my favorite part of this pattern! Those treble clusters and picot stitches are just stunning and they add a beautiful finishing touch to the shawl.

Using a cotton yarn during summertime is just the right thing to do! But like what I mentioned earlier, using different yarn weights and fibers is also great so you could use your shawl whatever the weather or season maybe. The choice is yours!

 

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Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern
 

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

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.

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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.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

SEA SHADES SHAWLETTE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Sea Shades Shawlette is a great addition to your wardrobe, be it summer or winter! The ruffled edging adds an elegant look that is perfect to wear to any occasion. It is also an amazing accessory to your outfit on a chilly day or night on the beach or in the park.

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 4 mm / US: G6 / UK: 8

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

1 Cake of Dreamers Yarn (a colorway of your choice)

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

Approximately 800 yards (this depends on how big you want your shawl to be)

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4-Ply Fingering Weight (#1) 
  • 100 % organic cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with Double Crochet crocheted in rows:

20 stitches & 10 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

NOTES: 


  • 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 measures 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).
  • The beginning ch 1 does not count as an st, beginning ch 3 counts as 1 DC and beginning ch 4 counts as 1 TR or 1 DC + ch 1.
  • Placing a stitch marker in the center space is very helpful. With the stitch marker, you could easily locate the center space.
  • The asterisk * indicates pattern repeats. You will need to repeat all the instructions between asterisks.
  • Parentheses( ) are used to indicate a group of stitches to be worked in the same st/sp.
  • The brackets < > at the end of each row indicate the number of chains and stitches in that row.
  • This pattern can be easily customized to the size you like, how big or wide it may be. Also, you can use different yarn weight but when you do, adjust also the crochet hook size according to the size in the yarn label.
  • Just a reminder, the main pattern works up quickly but the edging part requires more work and more yarn. Think of saving some more yarn for the edging because ripping off your beautiful work is another added work.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: 75 inches

Height: 34 inches

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


Ch(s) – Chain(s)

DC – Double Crochet

PM – Place Marker

Prev – Previous

Rep – Repeat

SC –Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Sp(s) – Space(s)

TR – Treble Crochet

 

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


SPECIAL STITCHES

PPicot (Ch-3-P / Ch-5-P) – means ch 3 then Picot or ch 5 then Picot.

2 TR-CL – 2 Treble Cluster – TR 2 together in the same st/sp – *yarn over twice, insert hook in indicated st/sp, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* Rep from * to * once more, then yarn over, pull through all loops.

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


MAIN PATTERN:

Begin with a magic ring or ch 5 and sl st in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 DC into the ring, ch 3, 3 DC into the ring. Turn.  <6 DC, 1 ch-3-sp>

PM in the center sp and move it up every row.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, Ch 3, 3DC in the last st. Turn.

<12 DC, 3 ch-3-sp>

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <12 DC, 5 ch-3-sp, 2 SC>

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the next ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next st, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <16 DC, 7 ch-3-sp, 4 SC>

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <12 DC, 11 ch-3-sp, 8 SC>

Row 6: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk the next ch-3-sp, SC in the ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk the next ch-3-sp, SC in the ch-3-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <20 DC, 9 ch-3-sp, 2 ch-5-sp, 8 SC>

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <12 DC, 17 ch-3-sp, 14 SC>

Row 8: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, *(DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk the next ch-3-sp, SC in the next ch-3 sp*. Rep from * to * to the last SC from the previous row before the center-sp, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp. Rep from * to * to the last SC from the previous row, (DC, ch 3, DC) in the next SC from the prev row, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <24 DC, 11 ch-3-sp, 4 ch-5-sp, 12 SC>

Row 9: Ch 3, 2 DC in the 1st st, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, *(SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3*. Rep from * to * to the 2nd to the last ch-3-sp before the center-sp, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in the center-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3. Rep from * to * to the 2nd to the last ch-3-sp, (SC, ch 3, SC) in the next ch-3-sp, ch 3, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the last st. Turn. <12 DC, 23 ch-3-sp, 20 SC>

Rep Row 8 and 9 until you reach your desired shawl measurement. You should end with Row 9. Proceed on the Edging/Border Pattern.

 

EDGING/BORDER PATTERN:

Row 1: Ch 4, DC in 1st st, ch 1, sk 1 st, *DC in the next st from the prev row, ch 1, DC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 1* Rep from * to * to 3 sts remain before the center-sp, DC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in the next st, ch 1, (DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1) in the center-sp. DC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st. Rep from * to * to the last st, (DC, ch 1, DC) in the last st. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4, *(2 TR-CL, ch 3, 2 TR-CL) in the next DC st from the prev row, sk 1 DC* Rep from * to * until 1 st remains, TR in the last st – 3rd ch for ch 4 from the prev row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in the 1st 2 sts, *(SC+ch-3-P, SC+ch-5-P, SC+ch-3-P) in the ch-3-sp, SC in the next 2 sts* Rep from * to * to end.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

Optional: Blocking your shawl will show the stitch definition of your shawl and of course, makes your shawl looks better.

 

Sea Shades Shawlette - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER ELISA DESENA of STRINGS AND CUDDLES!


I’m a wife to my awesome husband and a mom to a beautiful 3-year-old girl. I love all things yarn-related! I am a self-taught crocheter and a knitter!

Learning and developing my skills and creativity is one of the things that I really love to do! Crafting just makes me so happy!

I do believe that practice and patience make all things perfect!

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