Lake Sunset Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Don’t you just wish to spend all summer lying on the pier at the lake, reading books and eating fruits? I have insatiable hunger for such times! Sunsets are amazing out there, painted with pinks, yellows and dancing on the deep blue water. This easy shawl was inspired by this longing – permanent, because no holiday is ever long enough. I wanted to create something very simple, with few details, to showcase the beauty of this amazing color flow.

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This crocheted triangle shawl is perfect for beginners, because it uses only basic stitches. Ombre yarns are perfect for this kind of design, because it doesn’t need more decoration. Essentially, there are two types of rows – solid, made of double crochet stitches, and the one with holes, which works as and interesting detail. The pattern below shows exactly how this particular shawl is made, but feel free to alternate rows as you want, to create your own combination!

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

This shawl is a no brainer. After several rows you will be making it automatically, without any help from the pattern. It definitely speeds up the time spent on making it, but still – 1000 meters cake is not so quick to eat up! Finished piece measures about 185 cm wide, but it all depends on your tension, hook size and amount of yarn you have in your cake – some of them have less or more than 1000 meters. This shawl is big enough to cover your whole upper body, and wraps just beautifully!

Choosing the right yarn is crucial part for this project, because the color flow is very much the hero here. There are so many beautiful yarns available these days, that you shouldn’t have any problems with finding something for yourself. The only problem would be too many options to choose from ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

PATTERN NOTES:

LEVEL – upper beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

  • chain (ch)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • treble (tr)
  • back loop only (blo) = stitches are worked through the back loop only, leaving horizontal “line” at the front.
  • 1 increase = 2 double crochets in the same stitch (1 inc = 2 dc in same st)
  • chain space = space under 2 chain stitches dividing 2 treble crochets.

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: one cake (1000 m) of YarnArt Flowers col. 262
  • crochet hook 3mm
  • scissors

Lake Sunset 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.
  • the shawl is double-sided, which means that it doesn’t have right and wrong side. the line created by making BLO DCs will appear on both sides of the work.
  • increase at the edges and in the middle is always the same – instructions in the row 2.
  • all increase is made with double crochet stitches.

Let’s begin!

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

START: make 5 chains, close with a slip stitch.

ROW 1: 3 chains, 5 double crochets, 2 chains, 5 double crochets.

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

We proceed to make double crochets in the BACK LOOP ONLY.

ROW 2 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: 3 chains, 1 increase, 1 double crochet in each next stitch until you reach chain space;ย 

middle part of the row: all stitches worked in the chain space: *1 double crochet, 1 treble crochet, 2 chains, 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet* this part is always the same in each row!

1 double crochet in each next stitch, until you reach the last two stitches, which are: 1 increase and 1 double crochet.

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS – the line appears on both sides of the shawl

ROWS 3-32 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: continued as row 2 – we achieve triangular shape by adding always the same amount of stitches on the edges and in the middle, while the amount of double crochets in the row will rise accordingly.ย 

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

ROW 33 – HOLES: 3 chains, 1 increase, *1 chain, skip one stitch, 1 double crochet* repeat until you reach the middle part of the row, which is the same in every row: all stitches worked in the chain space *1 double crochet, 1 treble crochet, 2 chains, 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet*, then continue as earlier symmetrically: 1 double crochet, *1 chain, skip one stitch, 1 double crochet* repeat until you reach the last two stitches of the row, which are: 1 increase, 1 double crochet.

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

row of HOLES and DCS OVER THE HOLES (bottom, because we work top to bottom)

ROW 34 – DCS OVER THE HOLES: proceed as in row 2, but without BLO and be sure to work double crochets in each stitch AND chain stitches – itโ€™s very important to keep the overall amount of stitches even.ย 

ROWS 35-40 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: proceed as in row 2

ROW 41 – HOLES: proceed as in row 33

ROW 42 – DCS OVER THE HOLES: proceed as in row 34

ROWS 43-48 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: proceed as in row 2

ROW 49 – HOLES: proceed as in row 33

ROW 50 – DCS OVER THE HOLES: proceed as in row 34

ROWS 51-55 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: proceed as in row 2

ROW 56 – HOLES: proceed as in row 33

ROW 57 – DCS OVER THE HOLES: proceed as in row 34

ROWS 58-60 – BLO DOUBLE CROCHETS: proceed as in row 2

FINISH – ROW 61: last row – single crochet in each stitch, fasten off.

Lake Sunset Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

edge of the shawl – row of single crochet stitches

you are done!

Hey, it wasn’t so hard, right? Now you can wear your shawl with pride or gift it to someone you love! Feel free to add decorative border if you want, it will add even more elegance to this design. This project will definitely need blocking to achieve nice regular shape.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I Love your shawl it is really beautiful. The coloring of the yarn is lovely. I can’t seem to find any information on what size yarn it is, and it seems very expensive. I’d like to substitute another. Can you help? I also have a question about other patterns you may have created if there is another way to message you.

    • Hi Praty!
      Thank you for kind words. The yarn used in this project is YarnArt Flowers, its weight is specified as Fingering (14 wpi), and the cake is 1000m (1094 yards). It’s a cotton/acrylic combo. I would recommend searching for same yarn weight and yardage, if you don’t want to use multiple skeins. Ombre yarns are pricey because of the dyeing and big yardage, but you can achieve similar effect with differently colored skeins of your own choosing (of course, the color flow may not be as smooth as with ombre).
      I will post more patterns here, so stay updated and follow my Ravelry page https://www.ravelry.com/designers/crochetpedia-design-team
      Hope it helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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