Thank you everyone joint me today from ELK Studio for the month long Make It For Me Event! (If you are not aware of this event, check it out here).
I am happy to share my Flutterfall Shawl with you as my FREE pattern today. It is primarily created with just a chain stitch, and allows for a simple skein of yarn to go on for what seems like forever, and if you have a varigated yarn, it creates interesting pooling (more than might be usually apparent).
The design begins at the base of the neck and is increased at both sides as well as the center to create a flowing triangle, that is quite graceful.
The sample below is created with just 1 skein of a hand painted yarn, Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock! ( it is light weight, 80% superwash Merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere, 4oz/495yds), but the pattern can really be created with any yarn using an appropriate size hook. Just work it until you are happy with the size and add the edging.
Flutterfall Shawl by: Linda Dean (Get a Printable Version here for $2.00 US)
Stunningly simple, yet the effect is confident and enjoyable. This simple stitch pattern allows the yarn to be the star; it has great drape and fabulous flow. This is a design you will work up over and over again.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Finished Size Approximately: 64”x 31”
- I/9/5.50mm crochet hook
- Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock! Light weight 80% superwash Merino 10% nylon 10%Cashmere (4oz/495yrds) 1 skein
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 (sc, ch 3) groups/8 rows= 4”
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Yo: yarn over
Pattern Note /Special Stitches
This pattern starts in the center middle and worked outward.
Shell- [dc, (ch1, dc) 4 times] in the same indicated stitch.
Row 1: Ch 2, [sc , (ch 3, sc) 3 times] all in 2nd ch from hook, turn. -4 sc, (3) ch-3 sps
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3 now and throughout), sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp (place marker in dc to mark as center), ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in last sc, turn. – 3 dc, 2 sc, (4) ch-3 sps
When working a (sc, ch 3, sc) into a marked dc, move the marker up to the ch-3 sp to mark the center of the shawl. When working a dc into a marked ch-3 sp, move the marker up to the dc to mark the center of the shawl.
Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same dc, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) across to marked st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in marked st, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) across, ending with (sc, ch 3, sc) in 3rd ch of beg ch, turn. –8 sc, (7) ch-3 sps
Row 4: Ch 6, (sc in next sc, ch 3) across to marker, dc in center ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) across to last sc, dc in last st, turn. -3 dc, 6 sc, (8) ch-3 sps
Row 5-52: Rep Rows 3 & 4 twenty-three times. – 3 dc, 102 sc, (104) ch-3 sps
Row 53: ch 1, sc in same st, [Shell in next sc, sc in next sc] around. Finish off. -52 shells, 53 sc
Finishing- Weave in ends and block.
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