Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Awakening Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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The Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern is my transition piece into spring when the weather is too warm for my winter parka, but still too cool for a sweater alone. 

The main features of this pattern are the rows and rows of Forked Cluster stitches. I love working with this stitch. It is both fun to do and lovely to look at. I discovered that when one row of Forked Clusters is stacked directly on top of another, it creates a unique look that is both lacy and textured. 

How To Crochet The Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to make a 78” W x 28 ½” H shawl (after blocking) with added notes for making a larger shawl. 

Abbreviations:

Rs = Right Side

Ws = Wrong Side

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Tr = Treble Crochet

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only (see tutorial here)

Fc = Forked Cluster(see tutorial here)

Ch3p = Chain 3 Picot (see tutorial here)

Ch4p = Chain 4 Picot (see tutorial here)

Materials:

I used Premier Yarns Cotton Fair, which is a 52% Cotton/48% Acrylic, #2 Fine weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 1225 yds. 

4.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

If you are using a different yarn, gauge is not very important with this shawl. Use a hook that suits your yarn and gives it a good drape. 

If you are using the same yarn I used and you would like to achieve the same drape, you may want to get close to the gauge I achieved.

I have noted in the pattern at which points you should measure for gauge. 

Notes:

Ch1 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch1 between sts does count as a stitch. 

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is considered a dc. 

Ch4 at the beginning of a row is considered a tr. 

Awakening Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Instructions

This shawl is created in one piece, working in rows. 

With 4.5 mm hook: 

Ch4, ss to 1st ch to form ring. 

  1. (WS) Ch4. Work (4dc, ch2, 4dc, tr) into the ring. Turn.   – 10 st
  2. (RS) (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in each st across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in each st across until you have 1 st left unworked. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 16 st
  3. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch1, sk1 st. Dc in next 4 sts. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next 4 sts. Ch1, sk1 st. Dc in next 2 sts. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 22 st
  4. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in each st and ch sp across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in each st and ch sp across until you have 1 st left unworked. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 28 st
  5. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in each st across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in each st across until you have 1 st left unworked. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 34 st

Gauge Check: Your project should measure approximately 7 ¼” wide and 3” high. 

  1. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in each st across to center ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in each st across until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 40 st
  2. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across to center ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 46 st
  3. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Ch1. Fc over next 3 sts. *Ch2, fc over next 3 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left before the center ch2.  Ch1. Dc in next st. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next st. Ch1. Fc over next 3 sts. Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left unworked. Ch1. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 52 st
  4. (Ch4, dc) in 1st st. Ch1. Beginning in 1st st, work fc over 1st 3 sts. *Ch2, fc over next 3 sts.** Repeat from * to ** until there are 2 sts left before the center ch2. Ch1, dc in next 2 sts. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch1, fc over next 3 sts. Repeat from * to ** until all sts have been worked. Ch1. Add (dc, tr) into last st. Turn.   – 58 st

Gauge Check: Your project should measure approximately 11 ½” wide and 4 ¾” high. 

  1. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in each st and ch sp across to center ch2. (Note: each ch1 sp should receive 1 hdc and each ch2 sp should receive 2 hdc.) (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in each st and ch sp until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 64 st
  2. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across to center ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 70 st
  3. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Ch1. Fc over next 3 sts. *Ch2, fc over next 3 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left before the center ch2.  Ch1. Dc in next st. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next st. Ch1. Fc over next 3 sts. Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left unworked. Ch1. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 76 st
  4. (Ch4, dc) in 1st st. Ch1. Beginning in 1st st, work fc over 1st 3 sts. *Ch2, fc over next 3 sts.** Repeat from * to ** until there are 2 sts left before the center ch2. Ch1, dc in next 2 sts. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch1, fc over next 3 sts. Repeat from * to ** until all sts have been worked. Ch1. Add (dc, tr) into last st. Turn.   – 82 st
  5. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in each st and ch sp across to center ch2. (Note: each ch1 sp should receive 1 hdc and each ch2 sp should receive 2 hdc.) (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in each st and ch sp until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 88 st
  6. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in 3rd LO of each st across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is 1 st left unworked. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 94 st
  7. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in each st across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in each st across until you have 1 st left unworked. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 100 st
  8. (Ch4, 2dc) in 1st st. Dc in next 2 sts. *Ch1, sk1 st. Dc in next 5 sts.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is 5 sts left before the center ch2. Ch1, sk1 st. Dc in next 4 sts. (Dc, ch2, dc) in center ch2 sp. Dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * to ** until there are 4 sts left unworked. Ch1, sk1 st. Dc in next 2 sts. (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.   – 106 st

Repeat rows 4 – 17 until you have achieved your desired size. Be sure to end on a repeat of row 14. For reference, I worked my shawl until I had 56 rows. I have provided stitch counts for each row up to 56 below. If you are making a larger shawl, just remember that each row adds 6 sts. 

Awakening Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

  1. Repeat row 4.   – 112 st
  2. Repeat row 5.   – 118 st
  3. Repeat row 6.   – 124 st
  4. Repeat row 7.   – 130 st
  5. Repeat row 8.   – 136 st
  6. Repeat row 9.   – 142 st
  7. Repeat row 10.   – 148 st
  8. Repeat row 11.   – 154 st
  9. Repeat row 12.   – 160 st
  10. Repeat row 13.   – 166 st
  11. Repeat row 14.   – 172 st
  12. Repeat row 15.   – 178 st
  13. Repeat row 16.   – 184 st
  14. Repeat row 17.   – 190 st
  15. Repeat row 4.   – 196 st
  16. Repeat row 5.   – 202 st
  17. Repeat row 6.   – 208 st
  18. Repeat row 7.   – 214 st
  19. Repeat row 8.   – 220 st
  20. Repeat row 9.   – 226 st
  1. Repeat row 10.   – 232 st
  2. Repeat row 11.   – 238 st
  3. Repeat row 12.   – 244 st
  4. Repeat row 13.   – 250 st
  5. Repeat row 14.   – 256 st
  6. Repeat row 15.   – 262 st
  7. Repeat row 16.   – 268 st
  8. Repeat row 17.   – 274 st
  9. Repeat row 4.   – 280 st
  10. Repeat row 5.   – 286 st
  11. Repeat row 6.   – 292 st
  12. Repeat row 7.   – 298 st
  13. Repeat row 8.   – 304 st
  14. Repeat row 9.   – 310 st
  15. Repeat row 10.   – 316 st
  16. Repeat row 11.   – 322 st
  17. Repeat row 12.   – 328 st
  18. Repeat row 13.   – 334 st
  19. Repeat row 14.   – 340 st
Awakening Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Awakenings Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Once you have finished your intended number of rows (ending on a repeat of row 14), it is time to add a pretty border and finish off the top edge. 

  1. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across to center ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 346 st

The instructions for row 58 will be slightly different depending on how many row repeats you have worked. If you worked the same amount of rows as written above, or 2 less, or 2 more repeats, follow the instructions for 58. A). If you worked 1 less or 1 more repeat, then follow the instructions for 58. B). 

  1. A) (Ch4, 2tr) in 1st st. (3dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 9 sts. *Sk1 st, (2dc, tr, ch3p, tr, 2dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 9 sts.** Repeat from * to ** until there are 5 sts left before the center ch2. Sk1 st, (2dc) in next st. Tr in next 3 sts. (2tr, ch4p, 2tr) in center ch2 sp. Tr in next 3 sts. (2dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * to ** until there are 3 sts left unworked. Sk1 st, (3dc) in next st. (3tr) in last st. Do not turn. Do not bind off. 
    B) (Ch4, 2tr) in 1st st. (3dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 12 sts. *Sk1 st, (2dc, tr, ch3p, tr, 2dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 9 sts.** Repeat from * to ** until there are 8 sts left before the center ch2. Sc in next 3 sts. Sk1 st, (2dc) in next st. Tr in next 3 sts. (2tr, ch4p, 2tr) in center ch2 sp. Tr in next 3 sts. (2dc) in next st. Sk1 st, sc in next 12 sts. Repeat from * to ** until there are 6 sts left unworked. Sc in next 3 sts. Sk1 st, (3dc) in next st. (3tr) in last st. Do not turn. Do not bind off. 

Finishing: Ch1 and sc along the top edge in the following manner: 

  • 3 sc in the side of each tr. 
  • 2 sc in the side of each dc. 
  • 1 sc in the starting ring. 
  • Once the entire top edge has been worked, ss to the top of the 1st st of row 57. 

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! I highly recommend blocking your shawl. Mine was a bit wonky, and blocking flattened it out and greatly improved the shape and drape. 

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Awakening Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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