Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Butter Upon Bacon - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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I was very fortunate to work with the dyer that created the yarn going into this pattern, Nicole Boylan of B-Team Fibers. She told me that her inspiration for the Heritage Collection of colourways was 1890’s fashion. Naturally, I fell in love with the yarn and was set on creating a pattern that would show it off. Butter Upon Bacon is a very old Victorian term for extravagant, which I think suits this piece perfectly. 

Butter Upon Bacon - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to make a 62” L x 32” H shawl, with added notes for making a larger shawl. 

Abbreviations:

Rs = Right Side

Ws = Wrong Side

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Vst = V Stitch

Dss = Double Slip Stitch

Materials:

I used B-Team Fibers Heritage Collection, which is a 80% merino/20% Angora, #2 Fingering weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work, but I highly recommend Nicole’s beautiful yarn. And it comes in other beautiful colours as well! You can see them here.

Approximately 438 yds. 

5mm Hook

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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, you will want to get close to my gauge to avoid coming up short on yarn.

For my project I achieved a gauge of 18 sts x 8 rows = 4 ¼” W x 4 ¼” H. 

Notes:

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

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

A Vst consists of a (Dc, ch1, dc) all in the same st.

A Vst counts as 3 sts. 

You can find a tutorial for working into the 3rd loop here.

You can find a tutorial for creating the double slip stitch here.

Butter Upon Bacon - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Instructions

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

With 5 mm hook: 

Begin with a Magic Ring.

  1. Ch3. Work 2 dc into ring. Pull the ring closed. Turn.   – 3 st
  2. Ch3. Dc in next st. Vst in last st. Turn.   – 5 st
  3. Ch3, dc in 1st st. Vst in next ch1 sp. Sk 1 st, dc in next st. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 7 st
  4. Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, (Vst, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 9 st
  5. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st across. Turn.   – 11 st
  6. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Working in 3rd LO: Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Working in both top loops: (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 13 st
  7. Ch3, Vst in 1st st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 1 st, dc in next st. Dc in next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. Turn.   – 9 st
  8. Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp. Sk 1 st, Vst in last st. Turn.   – 11 st
  9. Ch3, dc in 1st st. Vst in next ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, dc in next st. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 13 st
  10. Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next Ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * * to ** until there are only 3 sts left. Sk 2 sts, (Vst, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 15 st
  11. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st across. Turn.   – 17 st
  12. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Working in 3rd LO: Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Working in both top loops: (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 19 st
  13. Ch3, Vst in 1st st. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 9 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts. Leave remaining sts unworked. Turn.   – 15 st
  14. Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, Vst in last st. Turn.   – 17 st
  15. Ch3, dc in 1st st. Vst in next ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts. Turn.   – 19 st
  16. Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next Ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * * to ** until there are only 3 sts left. Sk 2 sts, (Vst, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 21 st
  17. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st across. Turn.   – 23 st
  18. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Working in 3rd LO: Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Working in both top loops: (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 25 st

Repeat rows 13 – 18 until you have worked a total of 96 rows. I have created a reference below to help you keep track of stitch counts. 

  1. Repeat Row 13.   – 21 st
  2. Repeat Row 14.   – 23 st
  3. Repeat Row  15.   – 25 st
  4. Repeat Row 16.   – 27 st
  5. Repeat Row 17.   – 29 st
  6. Repeat Row 18.   – 31 st
  7. Repeat Row 13.   – 27 st
  8. Repeat Row 14.   – 29 st
  9. Repeat Row  15.   – 31 st
  10. Repeat Row 16.   – 33 st
  11. Repeat Row 17.   – 35 st
  12. Repeat Row 18.   – 37 st
  13. Repeat Row 13.   – 33 st
  14. Repeat Row 14.   – 35 st
  15. Repeat Row  15.   – 37 st
  16. Repeat Row 16.   – 39 st
  17. Repeat Row 17.   – 41 st
  18. Repeat Row 18.   – 43 st
  19. Repeat Row 13.   – 39 st
  20. Repeat Row 14.   – 41 st
  21. Repeat Row  15.   – 43 st
  22. Repeat Row 16.   – 45 st
  23. Repeat Row 17.   – 47 st
  24. Repeat Row 18.   – 49 st
  25. Repeat Row 13.   – 45 st
  26. Repeat Row 14.   – 47 st
  1. Repeat Row  15.   – 49 st
  2. Repeat Row 16.   – 51 st
  3. Repeat Row 17.   – 53 st
  4. Repeat Row 18.   – 55 st
  5. Repeat Row 13.   – 51 st
  6. Repeat Row 14.   – 53 st
  7. Repeat Row  15.   – 55 st
  8. Repeat Row 16.   – 57 st
  9. Repeat Row 17.   – 59 st
  10. Repeat Row 18.   – 61 st
  11. Repeat Row 13.   – 57 st
  12. Repeat Row 14.   – 59 st
  13. Repeat Row  15.   – 61 st
  14. Repeat Row 16.   – 63 st
  15. Repeat Row 17.   – 65 st
  16. Repeat Row 18.   – 67 st
  17. Repeat Row 13.   – 63 st
  18. Repeat Row 14.   – 65 st
  19. Repeat Row  15.   – 67 st
  20. Repeat Row 16.   – 69 st
  21. Repeat Row 17.   – 71 st
  22. Repeat Row 18.   – 73 st
  23. Repeat Row 13.   – 69 st
  24. Repeat Row 14.   – 71 st
  25. Repeat Row  15.   – 73 st
  26. Repeat Row 16.   – 75 st
  1. Repeat Row 17.   – 77 st
  2. Repeat Row 18.   – 79 st
  3. Repeat Row 13.   – 75 st
  4. Repeat Row 14.   – 77 st
  5. Repeat Row  15.   – 79 st
  6. Repeat Row 16.   – 81 st
  7. Repeat Row 17.   – 83 st
  8. Repeat Row 18.   – 85 st
  9. Repeat Row 13.   – 81 st
  10. Repeat Row 14.   – 83 st
  11. Repeat Row  15.   – 85 st
  12. Repeat Row 16.   – 87 st
  13. Repeat Row 17.   – 89 st
  14. Repeat Row 18.   – 91 st
  15. Repeat Row 13.   – 87 st
  16. Repeat Row 14.   – 89 st
  17. Repeat Row  15.   – 91 st
  18. Repeat Row 16.   – 93 st
  19. Repeat Row 17.   – 95 st
  20. Repeat Row 18.   – 97 st
  21. Repeat Row 13.   – 93 st
  22. Repeat Row 14.   – 95 st
  23. Repeat Row  15.   – 97 st
  24. Repeat Row 16.   – 99 st
  25. Repeat Row 17.   – 101 st
  26. Repeat Row 18.   – 103 st
Butter Upon Bacon - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

If you would like to make a larger shawl, continue to repeat rows 13 – 18 until you have reached the desired size. Be sure to end with a row 18 repeat. Then finish off with row 97 below. Keep in mind that if you make a larger shawl, your stitch count will be different. 

  1. Ch2. Ss into the 2nd ch from your hook (counts as 1st st). Working the rest of this row in the BLO: Dss across. 

Optional Edging

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If you don’t love the decorative edging, you can of course leave it off. But I think it adds a little something extra special. And it’s super easy!

  • *First, Ch15. Ss to 5th ch from hook. Then ch10. 
  • Ss to last unworked stitch of next peak, 6 rows down.** 
  • Repeat from * to ** as many times as you like! For my shawl I did a total of 5. 
  • When you have enough edging, bind off. 

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! Since I made my shawl with a wool blend, I wet blocked it. This made the lace spread out more and made the whole shawl flatter. 

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Butter Upon Bacon - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Butter Upon Bacon – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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