Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl

This wedge shawl has a distinct asymmetrical shape, setting it apart from more traditional crochet shawls. Make a fast, large and cozy shawl in an aran weight yarn as described here, or make it a scarf in a fingering weight yarn. Because this wedge shawl is worked in a single piece from the tip up, it can easily be made in any size you want.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Wingspan of 76” [193 cm] measured along the longest edge and a depth of 41” [105 cm], measured after blocking

Gauge: 10 sts / 5.3 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Garnstudio Drops Alaska (100% wool; 75 yards [69 meters]/50 grams): #11 Red (8 balls)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Foundation Double Crochet: Make a slip knot and place onto hook, ch 3, yo and insert hook into both lps of the third st from hook, yo and draw through st, ch 1, yo and draw through first 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through last 2 lps on hook, *yo, insert hook in ch part of previous st, yo and draw through st, ch 1, yo and draw through first 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through last 2 lps on hook; rep from *.

Pattern Notes

Wedge is worked in one single piece, starting at the point and increasing two stitches every dc row, for a total of 6 increased stitches per pattern repeat. Increases are only worked on one edge of the shawl. Each pattern repeat consists of 3 rows dc with increases and 3 rows of chain loops. The shawl is finished by working another 2 rows of chain loops followed by sc along all sides of the triangle.

Pattern

Set-up

Make 3 fdc.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc. (5 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, skip first dc, dc in each dc across, ending with 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (7 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc in each dc across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (9 sts)
Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as sc, ch 4) turn, skip first 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, ending with sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, sc in first ch-4 lp, (ch 4, sc) in next ch-4 lp twice, ch 2, dc in 1st ch of turning ch.
Row 6: Ch 5 (counts as sc, ch 4) turn, skip ch-2 lp, sc in first ch-4 lp, (ch 4, sc) in next ch-4 lp, ch 4, ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Body

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 4 dc in first ch-4 lp, 3 dc in each next ch-4 lp across. (11 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, skip first dc, dc in each dc across, ending with 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (13 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc in each dc across, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (15 sts)
Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as sc, ch 4) turn, skip first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *ch 4, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, sc in first ch-4 lp, (ch 4, sc) in each ch-4 lp across, ch 2, dc in 1st ch of turning ch.
Row 6: Ch 5 (counts as sc, ch 4) turn, skip ch-2 lp, sc in first ch-4 lp, (ch 4, sc) in each ch-4 lp across, ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Rows 7-84: Rep rows 1-6 another 13 times for a total of 31 ch-4 lp’s.
Rows 85-86: Rep rows 5-6 once more. Do not break yarn.

Finishing

With RS facing turn work sideways and work sc along the longest edge of the triangle as follows: Work 10 sc along side of first lace section, [6 sc per dc section, 6 sc per lace section] across, 9 sc along dc section at the tip.
Next: Work 3 sc in the tip itself to round the corner.
Next: Work 8 sc along dc section at the tip, [6 sc per lace section, 5 sc per dc section] across, 10 sc along side of last lace section.
Next: Work [5 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next sc] across, sl st to beg of edging.
Break yarn.
Weave in loose ends and wet block shawl. yarn ball

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