Spring has arrived on Crochet Dreamz with this crochet shawl pattern. I used Lionbrand Mandala Baby in color Unicorn Cloud for the pattern.
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 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?
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Magic Spell Crochet Shawl Pattern
- One skein of Lion Brand Mandala Baby in color Unicorn Cloud.
- Hook H(5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
65 inches wide and 22 inches across the middle of the triangle. You can make it bigger too.
tr- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
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.
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.
I used one skein of 590 yards. There were around 50 yards left when I finished.
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.
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.
Weave in any ends left.
You can also see my Alana Lacy scarf featured on Allfreecrochet.com.