Lake Midnight Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Summer is slowly coming to an end, but we are still chasing the last glimpses of it. Remember Lake Sunset Shawl that we shared earlier this July? Well, today I want to share with you its successor, which celebrates the night. Colors of this yarn reminded me of the silver moon glowing on the night sky, or dancing in the water. Our summer camp at the lake is not over yet!

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This shawl is bigger from its sunset-inspired sibling, and it’s because I’ve used mesh stitches here. They give more volume and create nice structure as the colors change from dark to light. It’s easy enough for beginners to follow, although you may want to check what it’s all about with post stitches and crab stitch. Of course, these rows can be skipped if you want, so feel free to continue with basic stitches instead.

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Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Finished shawl is roughly 165 cm (65″) wide. It covers whole upper body and drapes beautifully, because it’s delicate. If you decide to add more mesh stitches than the pattern recommends, you will end up with even bigger shawl, so keep it in mind. One whole 1000 m (1 094 yards) cake is enough to make it, and I strongly recommend you using ombre yarn. It comes in absolutely amazing color combinations, so you have plenty of options to choose from! Cotton-acrylic blend is the most popular, and I really like it, because it has soft touch of it.

The pattern is a combination of few types of rows – mesh and solid; and few rows of post stitches at the bottom to give it a structural finish. After few rows you will be able to work automatically, so enjoy your favorite TV shows and crochet away!

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

PATTERN NOTES:

LEVEL – upper beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: one cake (1000 m) of YarnArt Flowers col. 271
  • crochet hook 3 mm
  • scissors

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

before you start

Before you start, a couple of important things:

  • we start from the top center of the shawl.
  • we are turning the work over after each row.
  • increase at the edges and in the middle is always the same – instructions in the row 2.
  • all increase is made with half double crochet stitches.

Let’s begin!

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

START: chain 5, close with a sl st.

ROW 1: 2 ch, 5 hdc, 2 ch, 5 hdc.

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Patternstart of the work and first rows

ROW 2 – SOLID: 2 ch, 1 inc hdc, 1 hdc in each next st until we reach the center of the shawl

middle part of the row: all stitches worked in the chain space: *1 hdc, 1 dc, 2ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* this part is always the same in each row!

proceed: 1 hdc in each next st, until the last two stitches, which are: 1 inc hdc, 1 hdc.

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

ROW 3-32: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 33 – HOLES: 3 ch, 1 inc hdc, 1 ch, skip one, *1 hdc, 1 ch, skip one* repeat until the center, which is *1 hdc, 1 dc, 2ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in the same chain space, then symmetrically *1 hdc, 1 ch, skip one* repeat until the last two stitches, which are: 1 inc hdc, 1 hdc.

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Patternvisible system of adding stitches in the middle – the same in every row!

ROW 34 – SOLID OVER HOLES: proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

ROWS 35-47 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 48 – HOLES: proceed as in ROW 33

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

ROW 49 – SOLID OVER HOLES: proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

ROWS 50-61 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 62 – HOLES: proceed as in ROW 33

ROW 63 – SOLID OVER HOLES:  proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

ROWS 64-75 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROWS 76-87 – HOLES: proceed as in ROW 33

ROW 88 – SOLID OVER HOLES:  proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

ROWS 89-91 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 92 – HOLES: proceed as in ROW 33

ROW 93 – SOLID OVER HOLES: proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

ROW 94 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 95 – HOLES: proceed as in ROW 33

ROW 96 – SOLID OVER HOLES: proceed as in row 2, just remember to work 1 hdc in each chain space, so that the overall amount of stitches is correct. 

ROWS 97-99 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 100 – BACK POST HDCS: proceed as in ROW 2, but work all half double crochets as front post stitches

ROW 101 – SOLID: proceed as in ROW 2

ROW 102 – BACK POST HDCS: proceed as in ROW 2, but work all half double crochets as front post stitches

ROW 103: 1 hdc in each stitch

FINISHING: crab stitches all around the edge.

Lake Midnight Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

edge of the shawl – finished with crab stitch

you are done!

Hey, you’ve made it! Hope you enjoyed making this project as much as I’ve been designing it. This shawl can become your newest accessory for winter season, or a beautiful gift for someone you love. This shawl definitely needs blocking to give it nice regular shape and make it show its beauty to the fullest!

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2 COMMENTS

    • Hi Mary! You just work the same row again, working hdc in each hdc of the row below – it will create a net-like structure. Hope it helps!

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