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One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern, Magic Spell Shawl

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Spring has arrived on Crochet Dreamz with this new crochet shawl pattern. I used Lionbrand Mandala Baby in color Unicorn Cloud for the 1 skein crochet shawl.

 

1 skein crochet shawl

 

One skein crochet shawl closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be lame if I named a lady’s pattern Unicorn shawl, so I named it the magic spell shawl.

 

Where is spring by the way? I hope my shawl will cast its magic spell and bring spring sooner. Until then, should I design one more pattern for the chilly weather? What do you say?

 

I had expected a shawl this big to use up at least two cakes of the yarn, but to my surprise, I finished in less than a skein. I was so excited! Now I can return the extra skein and get another colorway in its place. A girl can never have enough yarn, right?

 

The 1 skein crochet shawl is worked bottom-up and has no seam in the middle, unlike most triangle shawls. I don’t mind a neat seam in the middle but wanted to avoid it whenever possible.

 

The stitch pattern is a combination of shells and chain stitches. I added a simple picot border to finish the crochet shawl. It creates a gorgeous lacy fabric that gives you a very lightweight shawl that is perfect for spring.

 

The stitch is easy to memorize and once the pattern gets established, you just have to repeat the same 2 rows until it is the size you want.  One cake makes a generous size shawl with some yarn left over.

 

For the first time, I worked from the middle of the skein! Yes, I have always worked from the outside until now.

 

I wish I had fastened off the purple after three to four rows and changed colors. Since the triangle is smaller at the base, the purple section seems too large compared to all other sections. What do you think? Would you do this differently?

 

1 Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

You can pin it for later here.

 

Materials

  1. One skein of Lion Brand Mandala Baby in color Unicorn Cloud.
  2. Hook H(5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

65 inches wide and 22 inches across the middle of the triangle. You can make it bigger too.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

tr- triple crochet

sc-single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

beg- beginning

 

Stitch Explanations

V-st: (1 dc, ch 4, 1 dc)worked into the same st or ch-space

Shell: (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc)worked into the same space.

 

Gauge

2 shells in 4-1/2 inches

Gauge isn’t crucial for this project. Once the repeat is established, you can keep repeating the 2 rows to make your shawl as wide as you want. Just make sure to choose a hook size that gives you good drape.

 

Yardage

I used one skein of 590 yards. There were around 50 yards left when I finished.

 

More Crochet Shawl Patterns on my Blog:

Valentina Crochet Shawl Pattern

Jade Shawl Crochet Pattern

Summer Nights Crochet Shawl

 

Crochet Pattern

Note: While using the self-striping yarn, I did manipulate the color changes a little. For colors that are very close in shade as in the blue and purple, I did not fasten off but let the color change happen on its own. For very different colors like the pink and white, I fastened off at the end of the row when there wasn’t enough for the next row. This helped avoid abrupt color changes in the middle.

 

Row 1 completed with 1 V-st

Ch 7( counts as 1 dc+ 4 chs)

Row 1: 1 dc in the 7th ch from hook. Turn.—- 1 V-st

 

Row 2 completed with 1 shell

 

Row 2: Ch 5 ( counts as 1 tr+ ch 1), shell into the ch-space, ch 1, 1 tr into the same ch-space. Turn.—–1 Shell and 2 tr

Row 3 completed

 

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), 1 V-st in the same st as ch 4, ch 4, 1 dc in the ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4, (1 V-st, 1 tr)both in beg ch-4, Turn.——-2 V-sts

Row 4 completed

Row 4: Ch 4, 1 dc in next dc, shell in adjacent V-st, 1 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-4 space, shell in next V-st, 1 dc in the dc right before beg ch, 1 tr in beg ch-4, Turn.—–2 shells

 

Row 5 completed

 

Row 5: Ch 4, V-st in same st as ch 4, ch 4, 1 dc in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4, 1 V-st in next ch-4 space, ch 4, 1 dc in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4, ( 1V-st, tr)both in beg ch-4, Turn.——-3 V-sts

Row 6 completed

Row 6: Ch 4, 1 dc in next dc, shell in adjacent V-st, *(sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, sc in next ch-4 space, shell in next V-st) , repeat from * once more until you work a shell in the last V-st, 1 dc in next dc right before the beg ch, 1 tr in beg ch. Turn.——–3 shells

 

Row 7: Ch 4, 1 V-st in same st as ch 4, *(ch 4, 1 dc in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4, 1 V-st in next ch-4 space), repeat from * until you work a dc in the ch-2 space of the last shell, ch 4, (1 V-st, tr)both in beg ch 4. Turn.——4 V-sts

 

Row 8: Ch 4, 1 dc in next dc, shell in adjacent V-st, *(sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, sc in next ch-4 space, shell in next V-st) , repeat from * until you work a shell in the last V-st, 1 dc in next dc right before the beg ch, 1 tr in beg ch. Turn.——–4 shells

 

Keep repeating Rows 7 and 8 until you have 24 shells, pivot your work to add the picot border following the pattern below. 1 V-st and shell st is added each time you repeat a V-st row or a shell row.

If you want to make your shawl bigger, keep repeating Rows 7 and 8 until it is the size you like. Then proceed to make the border.

 

Picot Border

Notes: The picot border is worked only along the two sides of the triangle and not the top.  You will be working into the spaces under the beginning ch-4 or the tr.

 

Ch 1, 3 sc in the first space along the side of the shell row, *(ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in next space along the side of the V-st row, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in the next space along the side of the following shell row), repeat from * until you reach the V-st at the very bottom of your triangle, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc along first leg of the V-st, ch 4, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 sc along the second leg of the V-st, *(ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in the next space along the side of the shell row, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in next space along the side of the V-st row), repeat from * until you reach the end of this side of the triangle, fasten off.

 

Finishing

Weave in any ends left.

 

You might also like these shawl patterns:

 

Aida crochet shawl

Tyra crochet shawl

Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern Free

 

You can also see my Alana Lacy scarf featured on Allfreecrochet.com.

 

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Linnea

Friday 12th of March 2021

Please delete my previous comment with the incorrect name used for you Shehnaaz! I apologize for that huge mistake, don't know what I was thinking there. Now for this shawl...beautiful yet simple design, love it! For the purple section I think if you had kept the light lilac you would be happier with it. That being said I like it the way it is in the FO photo. Thank you for the lovely shawl pattern! I enjoy both crocheting and knitting shawls. You should see my Google Drive files of each craft, I have over 500 shawl patterns combined. Can we say pattern hoarder? ;)

Linnea

Friday 12th of March 2021

Beautiful shawl Phoebe (sp?)! I rather like the larger purple section, then I read you did away with the light lilac from the WIP photos. Had you kept that color I think you would feel differently about the large purple section. Either way it is a lovely shawl I plan on making with a different colorway and different Mandala cake yarn. Thank you for the patrern!

KARILYN A WEIDNER

Friday 26th of February 2021

i know you said to just keep repeating rows 7 & 8 till it was big enough for me, but how can i do that if it starts at the bottom? at least that's what i thought you said at the beginning. i really like this simple but nicely laid out shawl. i have a friend who is looking for one but it would need to be bigger as she is quite tall.

Tracy McDonald

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Glamorous

Kari Sparkman

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hello! I am about to begin working this pattern. It looks like you began the in progress pictures with the beginning of the cake, but then your finished shawl begins with the darker purple. Did you trim off the lighter color and make a new shawl for the completed pictures?

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Yes, I guess I decided to do away with the small piece of lilac at the beginning.

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