Milestones Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Milestones Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Milestones Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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I named this creation the Milestones Shawl because, for me, it’s a milestone. Believe it or not, this is the first shawl I’ve ever designed! I have no good reason for why I waited this long since I’ve designed many bandana cowls. Bandana cowls are basically just shawls joined at the back of the neck. 

However as soon as I received this yarn, I knew what it wanted to be. Immediately, I set out to create a stitch pattern that would show off the yarn’s true beauty. The subsequent light weight and lacy texture make this a wonderful summer shawl. Maybe this can be your first shawl as well.

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to make a 52” W x 29” H shawl (after blocking) with added notes for making a larger shawl. 

Materials:

I used Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering, which is a 90% superfine superwash merino/10% nylon, #2 Fingering weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 800 yds. 

4.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

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

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Tr = Treble Crochet

Vst = V Stitch

Sh = Shell

Gauge:

There will be points within the pattern where you can measure for gauge.

Notes:

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. 

A Sh consists of 5dc in the same st.

The 1st stitch is always the same stitch you chained from after turning. 

To make the shawl pictured, I used 1 hank each of Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering in Violet and Violet Splatter.

Milestones Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Milestones Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

Instructions

This shawl is created in one piece, working in rows. To show you how I created the shawl pictured, I have marked which rows of the pattern were done in colour 1 and colour 2. C1 = Colour 1. C2 = Colour 2. Keep in mind that if you are making a larger shawl and using 2 colours, you may want to switch to C2 later in the pattern. 

With 4.5 mm hook: 

Begin with a Magic Ring and Ch1.

  1. Working into the ring: Ch1. 4hdc, ch2, 4hdc. Pull the ring closed. Turn.   – 8 st + ch2
  2. Ch3. Dc in 3rd LO of 1st st and each st across to the center ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in 3rd LO of next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Dc in 3rd LO of last st. Dc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 14 st + ch2
  3. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in next st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 20 st + ch2
  4. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of 1st st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 3rd LO of last st. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 26 st + ch2
  5. Ch3. 3dc in 1st st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, dc in next st. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in next st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 4dc in last st. Turn.   – 32 st + ch2

Gauge check: Your triangle should measure 4 ¼” W x 2” H. 

  1. Ch3. Dc in 1st st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there is only 1 st left before the center ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Sk 1 st, Vst in next st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, 2dc in last st. Turn.   – 38 st + ch2
  2. Ch4. Dc in 1st st (considered a Vst). *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across to center ch2. (Dc, ch2, dc) in ch2 sp. Vst in next st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** all the way across. Turn.   – 44 st + ch2
  3. Ch3. 3dc in next ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** across until there are only 2 sts left before the center ch2. Sk 2 sts. (Vst, ch2, Vst) in ch2 sp. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 Vst left (will appear as dc + ch4). 3dc in ch1 sp. Dc in 3rd ch of ch4. Turn.   – 50 st + ch2
  4. Ch3. Dc in 1st st. Sk 1 st, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. *Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left before the center ch2. Sk 1 st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Sk 1 st, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, 2dc in last st. Turn.   – 56 st + ch2
  5. Ch3. Vst in 1st st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left before the center ch2. Sk 2 sts, dc in next st. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in next st. *Sk 2  sts, Vst in next st. Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next ch1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** across until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 2 sts, (Vst, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 62 st + ch2

Gauge Check: Your triangle should measure 9 ¼” W x 5” H.

  1. Ch1. 2hdc in 1 st st. Hdc in next st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 68 st + ch2
  2. Ch3. Dc in 3rd LO of 1st st and each st across to the center ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Dc in 3rd LO of last st. Dc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 74 st + ch2
  3. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in next st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 80 st + ch2
  4. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of 1st st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 3rd LO of last st. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 86 st + ch2
  5. Ch3. 3dc in 1st st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. *Sk 2 sts, 3dc in next st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across until there are only 3 sts left before the center ch2. Sk 2 sts, dc in next st. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in next st. Sk 2 sts, Vst in next st. Repeat from * to ** across until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 2 sts, 4dc in last st. Turn.   – 92 st + ch2
Milestones Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Milestones Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Repeat rows 6 – 15 until you have a total of 51 rows. I have created a reference below to help you keep track of stitch counts.

  1. Repeat row 6   – 98 st + ch2
  2. Repeat row 7   – 104 st + ch2
  3. Repeat row 8   – 110 st + ch2
  4. Repeat row 9   – 116 st + ch2
  5. Repeat row 10   – 122 st + ch2
  6. Repeat row 11   – 128 st + ch2
  7. Repeat row 12   – 134 st + ch2
  8. Repeat row 13   – 140 st + ch2
  9. Repeat row 14   – 146 st + ch2
  10. Repeat row 15   – 152 st + ch2
  11. Repeat row 6   – 158 st + ch2
  12. Repeat row 7   – 164 st + ch2
  13. Repeat row 8   – 170 st + ch2
  1. Repeat row 9   – 176 st + ch2
  2. Repeat row 10   – 182 st + ch2
  3. Repeat row 11   – 188 st + ch2
  4. Repeat row 12   – 194 st + ch2
  5. Repeat row 13   – 200 st + ch2
  6. Repeat row 14   – 206 st + ch2
  7. Repeat row 15   – 212 st + ch2

Switch to C2

  1. Repeat row 6   – 218 st + ch2

Switch to C1

  1. Repeat row 7   – 224 st + ch2

Switch to C2

  1. Repeat row 8   – 230 st + ch2

    Switch to C1
  1. Repeat row 9   – 236 st + ch2

Switch to C2

  1. Repeat row 10   – 242 st + ch2
  2. Repeat row 11   – 248 st + ch2
  3. Repeat row 12   – 254 st + ch2
  4. Repeat row 13   – 260 st + ch2
  5. Repeat row 14   – 266 st + ch2
  6. Repeat row 15   – 272 st + ch2
  7. Repeat row 6   – 278 st + ch2
  8. Repeat row 7   – 284 st + ch2
  9. Repeat row 8   – 290 st + ch2
  10. Repeat row 9   – 296 st + ch2
  11. Repeat row 10   – 302 st + ch2
  12. Repeat row 11   – 308 st + ch2

From here, we will add on the border. If you are making a small shawl like the one pictured, you can carry on to row 52. If you are making a larger shawl, you should repeat rows 6 – 15 until you have your desired size. Be sure to end with a row 11 repeat. Then, work rows 52 – 54, keeping in mind that your stitch count will be different. Each repeat of rows 6 – 15 adds 60 sts to the stitch count. 

  1. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of next st and each st across to center ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 3rd LO of last st. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 316 st + ch2
  2. Ch6 (counts as dc + ch3). Sk 2 sts, sc in next st. *Ch5, sk 4 sts, sc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across until there are only 3 sts left before the center ch2. Ch4, sk 3 sts, (sc, ch6, sc) in ch2 sp. Ch4. sk 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Ch 3, sk 2 sts, dc in last st. Turn.   – 2 dc + 64 sc  60 ch5 + 2 ch4 + 2 ch3 + 1 ch6 st

Note: In row 54, you will be instructed to make a picot. To make a picot, simply ch3, then ss into the 3rd ch from your hook.

  1. Ch4 (counts as tr). (2tr, 4dc) in next ch3 sp. *Sc in middle of next ch5 sp. Ch4, sc in middle of next ch5 sp. Sh in next sc.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only a ch4 and sc before the center ch6. Sc in middle of ch4 sp. (4dc, 2tr, picot, 2tr, 4dc) in ch6 sp. *Sc in middle of next ch4 sp. Sh in next sc. Sc in middle of next ch5 sp. Ch4, sc in middle of next ch5 sp.** Repeat from * to ** until there is only the ch6 (which counts as a ch3 + dc) left unworked. (4dc, 2tr) in ch3 sp. Tr in last dc. Bind off.   – 62 sc + 30 sh + 30 ch4 + 16 dc + 10 tr + 1 picot st

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! I also recommend wet blocking to spread out the lace. 

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