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Unforgettable Top Down Shawl

Unforgettable Top Down Shawl
Unforgettable Top Down Shawl
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Every woman deserves an Unforgettable Top Down Shawl in her closet. Begin crocheting this free crochet pattern at the center top and work your way down to the delicate and lacy scalloped edge. This gorgeous crochet pattern is made using Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn, which is a self-striping worsted weight yarn. The beauty of yarn like this is that it does the colorwork for you - keep working up your crochet shawl pattern, and the yarn will fade into other colors as you go, adding a soft and delicate color change throughout the shawl. The elegant design of this shawl pattern is timeless, and it's the perfect pattern to make for any season. It measures 67 inches wide by 31 inches long.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Finished SizeShawl measures 67” (170 cm) wide x 31” (79 cm) long.

Materials List

  • Red Heart® Boutique Unforgettable®: 3 balls 3950 Petunia.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

This oversized crochet shawl is the perfect next project for you!

Shawl Pattern

  1. Ch 3; slip st in first ch to form a ring.

  2. Row 1: Ch 6 (count as dc, ch 3), (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in the ring; turn.

  3. Row 2: Ch 4 (count as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in first st, 4 dc in next ch-3- space, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch-3-space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch; turn.

  4. Row 3: Ch 4, dc in first st, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3-space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

  5. Row 4: Ch 4, dc in next ch-1 space, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 6 times, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3- space, [dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch; turn.

  6. Row 5: Ch 4, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to next ch-3 space, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3-space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to last ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

  7. Row 6: Ch 4, dc in next ch-1 space, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] across to last dc before ch-3-space, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3- space, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] across to last dc before ch-1 space, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

  8. Rows 7-48: Repeat Rows 5-6 (21 times).

  9. Row 49: Repeat Row 5.

  10. Row 50: Ch 3, 4-dc cluster in first ch-1 space, *ch 3, picot, ch 3, skip next ch-space, 5-dc cluster in next ch-space; repeat from * across to last ch-1 space. Fasten off.

  11. Finishing: Weave in ends. Block shawl to size.

Abbreviations

4-dc cluster
[Yarn over, insert hook in space, yarn over, draw yarn through space, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] 4 times in same space, yarn over, draw yarn through 5 loops on hook.
5-dc cluster
[Yarn over, insert hook in space, yarn over, draw yarn through space, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] 5 times in same space, yarn over, draw yarn through 6 loops on hook.
picot
Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook.

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Red Hearts Unforgettable yarns are very pretty. The unevenness of the yarn and the random way it is variegated makes each piece unique as the patterning is never the same. The yarn can be a little difficult to work with sometimes when you get to a section that is very thick and then suddenly begins string thin, but all in all I like it.

Oh this looks like a wonderful shawl to make for the coming winter that will be here in South Africa in just a few short months. The colours are beautiful too and I think I am going to make it in exactly the yarn as per the pattern because it looks so good. I am not to clear on the top down means of crocheting it but I suppose it will become apparent as I follow the pattern. If anyone can explain how it works I would love to hear from you.

I am trying to print this pattern but can't find a print button. Help, thanks.

Hi lspstewart, The print button should appear now - thank you! You can also highlight all the text and right click to Print selection and print that way. Either way should get you the same result. :) Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I love the looks of this shawl and really want to make it, but... Help! I am having super major issues understanding even the first row! Can someone explain it to me in more detail please? I am just getting a long weird chain because I do not understand. Thank you in advance!

Chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring. Then you will work row 1 in that ring as follows Ch 6 (count as dc, ch 3), (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) around the chains you made to form the ring in the same way you would use a magic ring (or magic circle). I hope that makes sense.

I fell in love with this yarn and started crocheting the shawl as soon as I got home from purchasing the yarn! It is turning out BEAUTIFULLY! The complimentary colours fade and blend in to one another effortlessly for an olde worlde charm and look. I know that as soon as I block the shawl and wear it I am going to receive lots of requests from family and friends for their very own shawls!

I made the Unforgettable Top Down Shawl for a friend of mine who fell in love with the picture. It gave me a heck of a time to make. After row 10 it started coming out uneven and I ended up doing decrease stitches on one side to make it look right. I friend didn't want the boarder so it didn't take to long to make. I must also say I didn't like the way the top of the shawl looks, the center is strange. My friend is a medium built lady and I had to use 2 extra balls of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, so a total of 5 were used to make it go to here hips. I'm not sure if I would make this again, I could not figure out why the stitch count was off. Thank you for putting my skills to work for this free crochet pattern.

Hi there! I love this shawl ! As this is my very first shawl, I seem to be struggling. It looks really easy but I have made the first 10 rows, flogged it all twice and now nearly third time !! I could scream. Both sides should have equal blocks i.e., R5 correct ? I'm ending up uneven. Also, does the top slant downwards as you go along ? I'm sorry. I just can't understand what I'm doing wrong. I'm following very carefully.

I just bought yarn for this pattern and can't wait to make it! It seems like a good size. I like how long it is in the back.

I don't understand "rows 7 - 48 repeat rows 5-6 (21 times)" can you be a bit more specific in your explanation please?

it looks like rows five and six are different from each other, so it would be 21 sets, which is 42 rows.

Like the look of it

I just love this shawl and the fact that its worked from the top down,WOW,I just love it

I am using two balls at once in the Unforgettable yarn for a jacket and cannot find the length of the color repeat so I can match the colors exactly. It is taking years off my life trying to figure it out.

Omg I totally understand

I love the shawl,but do you have tutorial?

How many skeins of yarn for this shawl?

@cilla1350 it takes balls of yarn for this shawl

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