This shawl’s eclectic palette of earthy tones, bright blue and magenta inspires dreams of travel. Perfect for layering, it’s a versatile accessory that will take you from late summer to early fall.
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 21″ wide, 74″ long
Gauge: 16 sts = 5″ [12.7 cm]; rows 3 – 8 = 4” [10 cm] in pattern
Yarn: Bernat Super Value (100% acrylic; 440 yards [402 meters]/197 grams): 1 skein each 53522 redwood heather (MC), 53243 forest green (CC1), 53402 magenta (CC2), 53012 taupe (CC3), 53725 hot blue (CC4), 53514 topaz (CC5).
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Notions: Tapestry needle
This pattern is worked in rows from the center out. When the first section is completed, the piece is rotated and the second section is worked into the bottom edge of the first row.
Change color on last yarn over of last stitch of row as indicated.
With MC, ch 241.
Row 1 (WS): Tr in 5th ch from hook (sk chs count as first tr), tr in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, tr in next st] across to last st, tr in last st, turn. (120 tr, 117 ch-1 sps at end of this row)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 1, sk next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st, change to CC1, turn. (119 sc, 118 ch-1 sps at end of this row)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 3, sk next 3 sts (ch, sc, ch), sc in next sc] across, turn. (60 sc, 59 ch-3 sps at end of this row)
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp] across to last st, dc in last st, change to CC2, turn. (2 dc, 59 3-dc groups, 58 ch-1 sps at end of this row)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3] across to last st, sc in last st, turn. (60 sc, 59 ch-3 sps at end of this row)
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as first tr throughout), 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, [ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-3 sp] across to last st, tr in last st, change to CC3, turn. (2 tr, 59 3-tr groups, 58 ch-1 sps at end of this row)
Row 7: Rep row 5.
Row 8: Rep row 4, change to CC4, turn.
Rows 9 and 10: Rep rows 5 and 6.
Row 11: Rep row 5, change to MC, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next sc] across, turn. (119 sc, 118 ch-1 sps at end of this row)
Row 13: Ch 4, tr in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, tr in next ch-1 sp] across to last st, tr in last st, turn.
Row 14: Rep row 2, change to CC3, turn.
Rows 15 and 16: Rep rows 3 and 4, at end of row 16 change to CC1.
Rows 17 and 18: Rep rows 5 and 6, at end of row 18 change to CC5.
Row 19: Rep row 5.
Row 20: Rep row 4, fasten off.
Rotate shawl to work into bottom edge.
Row 1: Join MC in base of first st of row 1, rep row 2 of Section 1.
Rows 2-19: Rep rows 3-20 of Section 1 in color scheme, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
With F, make 4 tassels as follows and fasten one to each corner of the shawl:
For each tassel, cut 40 12-inch strands and two 24-inch strands of yarn. Arrange the 40 12-inch strands in a bundle and tie one of the 24-inch strands around the center. Fold the bundle in half at the center and tie tightly with the remaining 24-inch strand. Wrap the remaining strand of yarn around the tassel several times 1.5 inches below the fold. Tie tightly and use a tapestry needle to pull ends of the tie to the center of the tassel. Trim bottom edge of the tassel even.