One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern, Magic Spell Shawl

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?

 

Follow the free pattern below or buy an Ad-free PDF copy for just $2.50. Add to cart here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

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1 Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern

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.

 

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.

 

If you love shawls, you might also like my Aida crochet shawl and my Tyra crochet shawl patterns.

 

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

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19 Comments

  1. Pheebee
    March 8, 2019 / 9:28 am

    It’s VERY pretty. I think you might be right about the purple but it didn’t occur to me until I read your comment so just don’t say anything and no one will think twice about it! By the way, your pix are nice and clear– no guesswork needed 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 9:37 am

      Hi Pheebee, thank you so much. I am really glad you like my pattern. I mentioned the purple as it would help people make an informed choice when they make their shawl.

  2. Linda
    March 8, 2019 / 11:31 am

    I think the purple gives it a sense of some weight to the shawl.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 11:43 am

      Hi Linda, I guess you are right. Thank you for bringing in a new perspective.

  3. L. Smith
    March 8, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    This shawl is precious! I have a bit of a challenge reading pattern instructions. I appreciate your pictures are clear and stitches are easy to see. Do you have a video making this shawl? Thank you

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 1:42 pm

      Hi, I do not have a video as of now. I get lots of requests for videos but I am not able to find time to make them at this time. Please try following my written instructions. I have made every effort to make it easy to understand.

  4. March 12, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    This is lovely, thank you. It looks like a 3D effect as you work it. I’m using up some 4ply sock yarn to try it. 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

      I bet it would look even more gorgeous in a sock weight yarn. I would love to see your finished shawl.

      • March 13, 2019 / 1:50 pm

        I will try to remember to share a photo 🙂

  5. Emma
    March 30, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Hi just wondering is it US or UK terms please?

  6. sarah
    May 3, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    this shawl is absolutely lovely! i wish you’d also include a pattern diagram/chart. i find it always helps me understand a pattern.

  7. Jena
    June 13, 2019 / 9:09 am

    I’ve been really into shawls and this one has to be my favorite so far! I use Lion Brand Mandala in Sphinx and I love the warm rich colors with the lacy pattern. Thank you!

  8. Maria
    June 14, 2019 / 11:13 am

    What a lovely, uncomplicated pattern. So effective and your photos are easy to see what has to be done. I do read patterns but thanks to my Mom, learnt as a child to look at something and be able to copy it. Going to make one in neutrals. Thanks for your hard work and patience.

  9. Denise
    June 22, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    This is a beautiful pattern! However, I would have used another cake of yarn to make the shawl bigger, if that would be possible, because this size would not even begin to cover my shoulders or stay on without a fight. I’m wondering how difficult would it be to continue the pattern to make it a bigger triangle and then put the edging on?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 22, 2019 / 5:04 pm

      Hi Denise, you can repeat Rows 7 and 8 to make the shawl as big as you want. Hope that helps.

  10. MaryLou
    July 3, 2019 / 6:21 am

    Hi , I would LOVE to make this, It appears to be as easy as you make it out to me. While I can read a pattern, I like to view on a video of at least a few rows to get the “gist” of the pattern. Do you have one? Thanks a bunch for this! ( I might make it wider/longer as you suggested above)

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 7:16 pm

      Hi Mary, I am really sorry. I do not have a video. I wish I had the time to make videos for all my patterns.

  11. michelle white
    July 7, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    I made this shawl using a different weight yarn to wear in the winter. It worked up wonderfully and I’m very happy with it. I made it in a solid color and it turned out very nicely. I’ll be making more of this pattern and I also plan to try a few more of your patterns. I love the way you used pictures to show the progress, it took all the guessing out of it.

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