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Summer Shawl


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This Summer Shawl is light enough to keep you cool while covering your shoulders and making you look chic. Try making this simple crochet pattern today. It's a great addition to any woman's summer wardrobe. This crocheted shawl is made using a size K crochet hook and any color worsted weight yarn of your choice. This crocheted wearable is versatile enough to take you from the office to dinner downtown.

Summer Shawl
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Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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


  • Crochet hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5mm); tapestry needle (tn)
  • Caron International’s Feathers (65% acrylic / 35% nylon; 1.75oz / 50g, 70yd / 64m): 8 skeins #0009 Sandpiper

In pattern st, 5 [dc, ch 1] and 5 rows = 4"/10 cm
Pattern stitch is very flexible; Gauge is not crucial for this project.

Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Single crochet (sc)
Triple crochet (tr)
Slip stitch (sl st)

Ch 4; join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr), work 2 dc, 1 tr in ring, turn—4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr, ch 1), work [1 dc in space between sts, ch 1] twice, work [dc, ch 1, tr] in turning ch (inc), turn—5 sts/4 ch-1 spaces.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr ch-1), [dc, ch 1, dc] in first ch-1 space (inc), ch 1, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to turning ch, work [dc, ch 1, tr] in turning ch (inc), turn—7 sts/6 ch-1 spaces.
Repeat Row 3, increasing 2 sts each row until there are 83 sts/82 ch-1 spaces; do not break yarn, turn.

Continuing along upper edge, ch 1, work 1 sc in first ch-1 space, * 3 dc in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to turning ch, end 1 sc in turning ch; do NOT break yarn, do NOT turn.

Ch 15, sc in same space as last sc (turning ch); continuing along side edge, * ch 15, sc in next space; repeat from * around, working [ch 15, sc in beginning ring] twice to turn the corner; join with a sl st to first sc of Shell edging.
Fasten off.

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for the start of row 2, where it says chain 4, counts as a tr, then do I add another chain 1 to that chain 4 before going to the next stitch, and when it says "inc" is that increasing it with 1 chain stitch or is that increasing it with a set of stitches "dc, ch1, tr", together , is there a video of this to look at

Pretty. How do I print it?

I tend to look at patterns online and try to find ways to alter them to fit my needs if I like the basic shape of it. In this case, I altered the color (used Red Heart in color Mosaic), didn't put on the fringe (was starting to run low on the yarn, and didn't want to buy more of it), and added a button so that I could keep it on me and not fuss with it. It came out great, and now I want to make another one in Patriotic colors.

Row 2 says ch 4 (counts as tr, ch1)'work [1dc in space between sts, ch 1] What is the ch 4 attach to? Does it just right into the dc? next 1dc in space between sts, ch 1, what space between sts? I am a beginner please explain in simple language .

Caron International Feathers yarn has been discontinued. Do you have a suggestion for something comparable? Thanks

Where do you find Caron International Feathers yarn? What would be comparable to that one?

Love this pattern, but out of curiosity what does, "inc" in () mean?

"inc" means increrase.

Actually, the half of the ring that is not worked becomes the bottom point of the shawl. You make the ring and then start Row 1 into the ring. Row 1 only fills half of the cirlce. Row 1 will be at the top of the circle and a few chains will be at the bottom of the circle. The bottom of the circle becomes the bottom point of the shawl. At the end of row 1 you chain 4 and then turn. So now, you are no longer working in the round, you are going to start working rows on top of row 1. It really is a very easy pattern and works up quickly. I hope this helps.

thanak you alicat1957

i do not understand row 2 "work [1dc in space between sts, ch1]......where is the space between sts? could you help?


Actually, since it seems to be starting at the bottom point of the shawl, it could be started with a ring. Just because it's a ring doesn't mean it has to be worked in rounds. Just instead of going around the ring work the first row IN the ring, then turn and work the rest of the rows as if you had started with a chain.

I think they used the wrong photo. There is no ring on this photo. If there was we would be working in the round I really liked this shawl, need a quick, easy one to wear to a wedding next week

i figured it out you start and end with 1dc-ch1-1tr and the middle is all dc does that make sense. every row is adding 2 dc.

I'm having a hard time following the pattern.

Me too, it's just not making sense


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