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Seasonal Shawl Series: Autumn Shawl

This simple shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Wingspan = 68”; Finished Spine Depth = 13”

Gauge: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in shawl pattern before blocking


Yarn: SHOKAY Orient (75% yak, 25% bamboo; 245 yards [224 meters]/100 grams): Cerulean (MC, 2 balls), Jade (CA, 1 ball)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers or waste yarn


Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)): *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * once more. Yo and draw through all 3 loops.
Dc3tog (Double crochet 3 stitches together (decrease)): *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * twice. Yo and draw through all 4 loops.
Pf (puff): (Yo and insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop,) 4 times in same st, yo and draw through 9 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Shawl is crocheted side to side in increasing rows to midpoint, and then decreasing rows to opposite edge.
Adjust the size by changing the length to the midpoint.
Edging is crocheted in rows.
Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as stitch. Move up markers for each row of edging.


Increase to Midpoint

With MC, ch 3.
Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, pm in same ch to mark edge. (3 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in next st, 2 dc in last st. (4 dc)
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across.
Row 4: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st per row)
Rows 5-72: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 34 times, or until shawl measures approximately 33” (84 cm).
Row 73: Turn, ch 2, pm around turning ch to mark center row, dc in same st and in each st across.

Decrease to End

Row 74: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog. (Decreases by 1 st per row)
Row 75: Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 74 & 75 until 3 sts remain.
Repeat Row 3.
Final Row: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, do not fasten off, pm in dc3tog to mark edge. Do not fasten off.

Edging Along Straight Edge

Turn, 2 sc in side of ea row along straight edge to marked st, changing to CA with last yo of final sc.

Edging Along Angled Edge

Row 1: Ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row to market row,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in side of marked row, rep from * to ** ending with final 2 sc in side of marked st.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and in ea st across to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in ea st across.
Row 3: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch 1, here and throughout), *sk 1, pf in next st, ch 1,** rep from * across to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch1) in ch-2 sp, pf in next st, rep from * to * across, to last st, dc in t-ch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st across to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea st across.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: Rep Row 4. Fasten off.


With tapestry needle, weave in ends. Wet or spray block.

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  • Danielle A.

    For those who are saying they will rather have a print copy. Here is a tip if you don’t want to save on a usb drive – create a folder in either google docs or other microsoft applications. I have mine titled crochet (obviously), I go in the folder and print the design I am interested. Sometimes I just work from my tablet and listen to a podcast or background soft music. What am I saying is that in the absence of a hard copy magazine, there are options. Personally I like the electronic version as I am fed up with hard copies of magazines and books – they take up space and create clutter but that is me, each to their own! With electronic magazine I can access my designs on the go, especially when I am out and about or on the plane.

  • Helen J.

    The shawl is an upside down triangle. The top edge is straight across. I like that it is a small shawl and great to take the chill off when you’re dining in a chilly restaurant yet it’s not cumbersome. I love digital copies of magazines. I don’t have to deal with the clutter. Much more often then not I do not want to make every pattern in a craft magazine. I save a copy of only the patterns I do want to make on my computer. Then I print it off when I’m ready to make it. It works well for me and I certainly don’t need to be on the computer 24/7. Heck I wouldn’t be reading a magazine 24/7!

  • prayermama

    Lovely pattern! i like that it is smaller and therefore works to keep the shoulders warm on these fall days without making it too hot! thanks for the pattern. (seems to me the pic you have is enough – but then i have crocheted for a while and can see that it is a triangle!) and i like that it is a one page print! thank you!!

  • So on the front, does it join or is it just an open over the shoulder type thing? Could really use a full view of completed shawl!

  • Me pueden mandar todo en español por favor, me gust a mucho todo lo que tienen pero no entiendo se ingles. Gracias

  • Very cute shawl! I like shorter wraps for around the house so I don’t end up sitting on them so thank you for this!
    However, like many others, I would like the option of a print magazine. I cannot keep large files and many of these e books won’t transfer to a flash drive because of security issues.
    Hard copies are much more easily accessed during power outages, etc., too. Besides, I just LIKE magazines!

  • Cute shawl. Susan thank you for clarifying what pm stood for. I can only do a few stitches and don’t understand some of the terminology on patterns.

  • Susan300

    I’d like to know what the abbreviation “pm” in the Row1 instructions of the first section means. Is it s typo? Maybe it’s supposed to say “ps” for “puff stitch”??

  • Laurie M.

    I agree with so many of the others…I want something in the mail and not on a computer. I also would love to see the front and have some other yarns suggested. Most of the yarns I find in magazines I have no access to and I have a hard time finding anything similar. Great looking shawl though, a nice small size.

  • ¿Por qué no hacen esquemas de los patrones?, así el idioma no sería un problema. Gracias

  • I always look at the project and figure which yarns it looks closest to that I have or have access to and use those. It may be a bit off size but on this the size would make that much difference if it were off a tad. Do agree that the view of the front as well as the back is an important photo.

  • Just wonder why the number of the yarn can’t also be published, such as number 3(sport, d) or number 4(worsted). The big name brands are not always available to everyone, and the type of yarn used can be a big help to those who must substitute brands. Maybe that’s why they don’t tell you what type yarn it is because they don’t want anyone to use other yarns.

  • I have never heard of the yarn used in this pattern. I “Googled” it. It is $25.00 per skein and this pattern uses 3 skeins. Way out of my budget. And besides, I live in a small town. I have no LYS to shop and I don’t order yarn online if I have never used it before–even if I could afford it. The pattern is interests me. I wish it included a list of yarn substitutions.

  • Joyce B.

    I also. Want a written copy im so tired of e books and pattern i’ve running out of space and prefer a real hold in hand magazine

    • Just copy all and paste to a document program and save. I prefer to do this so I can adjust the

  • Thank you for sharing this pattern. I agree with the others, a view of the front would be helpful and I also agree with the option of a hard copy of the issues – not everyone is connected to the internet 24/7, or has access to a tablet or other mobile-type device, or has unlimited amount of download time or space.

  • Diana L.

    This looks great, but would you please show the front so we have an idea of what it should look like.

  • Thank you for this pattern. I would subscribe to this magazine if I received A REAL magazine in the mail. I do NOT have enough room to download. Besides, I don’t Trust computers not to go down. I want hard-copy. Something I can refer to w/o WiFi!

  • auntviolet

    Can you please show the shawl fron the front, or a drawing of how it’s put together?

    • Aunt Violet , like this shawl, when you get the layout of the front & how it is put together, would you be able to email me the pic, thks, I am a new beginner..love Crocheting..

    • Think in terms of a triangle with the border worked on the outer edge. It is all in one piece.


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