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How to Crochet an Oversized Shawl

How to Crochet an Oversized Shawl
How to Crochet an Oversized Shawl
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Learn How to Crochet an Oversized Shawl with the help of this crochet video to show you step by step how it's done. You may think that the pattern looks very short and easy, and that is because this crochet shawl is super easy to recreate. You don't need to know a million different stitches in order to create this gorgeous flowing shawl pattern. Plus, if you are  more of a visual learner this video tutorial is exactly what you need to see how this shawl is created and not just read the pattern!

Intermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge5 sts x 4 rows in dc = 2” square

Finished Size60" wide X 24" length

Materials List

  • Yarn | Featured in this Video: Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball (2 skeins)
  • Crochet hook

How to Crochet an Oversized Shawl

Oversized Shawl Crochet Pattern Instructions

Notes: 
The ch 3 at the beginning of each row will count as your first dc.
The shawl is made from the top middle to the bottom point. 

  1. Ch 4.

  2. Row 1: Working in the first chain, (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc). (10 sts).

  3. Rows 2-35: Ch 3, turn; dc in the same stitch, dc in each st to the ch-space, working in the chain space (dc, ch 3, dc), dc to the last st, 2 dc in the last st.

    *Note: You can adjust the length by increasing or decreasing the row count. Keep in mind that if you add fringe, this will add to the length.

  4. How to Create the Fringe on Your Shawl: Cut yarn in lengths of 20”, or desired length. Working with 4 strands per section. 

  5. Fold strand in half, pull center loop through stitch, pull ends through center loop and pull to tighten. Cut evenly. 

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Did she use the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn for this? or perhaps, the Lion Brand Landscapes? Because it looks like that yarn. So, so beautiful to look at. It really is art for me. Crochet is an art form! This shawl is anything but basic. The yarn is really doing all the work for you. And that long fringe, too. Gotta love fringe!

Hi there! Kristi used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball for this project. I hope that helps! Enjoy!

Just starting this shawl and I am a little confused In video you say use a 5mm hook which is an "H" size hook but the pattern calls for either a K or 6.5mm hook. I have started with the H hook but then switched to a "I" hook, my gauge for 16 sts = 4.50 inches. So should I use the "H" hook. Wouldn't this make my shawl too small? Are the errors in the written pattern posted?

I am very much a visual learner although I do have the ability (most of the time) to visualize a written pattern when Im reading it. Interestingly enough, that ability to spatially manipulate objects is something youre born with and cant be taught. Maybe because of this, I always enjoy watching a video of a project. It usually reinforces what Ive read, or helps me spot errors in the written pattern.

I am using the K it seems like it hangs better than the smaller hooks! I am new to crochet and thought I would try it first before I committed to buying the yarn that I want to use.

I am just about to complete my oversized shawl, however I noticed that my shawl is more diamond shaped than triangle (rounded at the top, not straight across as yours appears to be in the video). I have watched your video several times and reread the printed instructions several times and don't see where I went wrong! I wanted mine longer and am on my 2nd shawl in a ball to make it longer. Please help!

I believe that this pattern should have been marked as beginner or easy. The directions provided are clear and the stitches used are the basic crochet stitches. The video is an added bonus and my only concern is what color to use to make this delightful shawl.

This shawl looks so cute! I would definitely crochet this as a gift for my mom. Since I'm rather slow at crochet, I should start on it now if I want it to be ready for her birthday.

LOVE the colors which are just perfect to wear with a long skirt of mine or even jeans! I love oversized shawls because they are so lovely and cozy warm when wrapped around me on a chilly winters day. I so hope that Lion Branch Shawl in a Ball is available online because I have not seen it in stores here in South Africa and I would love my shawl to be in these colors.

I just love how colorful this shawl is! This would make such a thoughtful and stylish Mother's Day gift.

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