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Crochet Shawl : Free Pattern (Harbourside)

My free crochet shawl pattern is suitable for confident beginners looking for a challenge. 

Easy to follow and quick to work up, you’ll only need a skein (150g) of yarn!

Perfect for keeping you warm on those blustery walks.  

Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl showing wingspan and width with three different wearing styles

I chose an asymmetrical shawl because of it’s versatility and with at least 10 ways to wear an asymmetrical shawl, there will definitely be a style for you. 

Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl in blue striping yarn wrapped around shoulders
Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl in blue striping yarn wrapped round the neck
Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl in blue striping yarn casually wrapped around shoulders

Design Inspiration

Living on the Dorset Coast gives me lots of inspiration for my crochet projects.  You won’t be surprised to learn that this crochet shawl was inspired by Poole Harbour!

So many different hues of blue, sometimes the water is smooth, sometimes ripples from the wash of other boats.  There’s always something happening in the harbour and along Poole quay.

Poole Harbour with blue skies, walkway and yachts moored

How the pattern is worked

This crochet shawl is worked in rows.

A 6 row pattern repeat is worked in 4 rows of treble crochet (tr) and 2 rows of triple treble (ttr) crossed crochet stitch.

Increases are made on one side to achieve the asymmetry.

crochet fabric in self striping blue yarn showing treble and triple treble crochet stitches

The triple treble gives an open stitch and extra length which contrasts really well with the treble crochet.

I’ve finished the crochet shawl with a picot border.

Picot border in blue self striping yarn on the asymmetrical shawl
Picot border

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Yarn

I’ve used Hayfield Spirit DK (the same yarn as my Daisy Rectangular Shawl pattern).

I love how different the effect is using a different pattern and different colourway.

You can substitute any self-striping DK yarn for this crochet shawl pattern.

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Pattern Notes

  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch throughout
  • Chain 4 counts as a stitch throughout
  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • You will increase on one side only
  • Increase at end of triple treble crossed stitch rows are worked into the base of the last triple treble crossed stitch
  • 2 stitches are needed to complete one triple treble crossed stitch
  • Rows 11 – 16 form the pattern for the asymmetrical shawl

Level

Easy

Materials

Stitches and Abbreviations

Triple Treble Crochet (ttr) / (US) Double Treble Crochet (dtr)

Yarn over 3 times, insert the hook into the stitch (or chain space), yarn over, pull through the stitch (or chain space).  5 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through the first 2 of the 5 loops already on the hook. Yarn over, pull through the first 2 of the 4 loops already on the hook. Yarn over, pull through the first 2 of the 3 loops already on the hook. Yarn over one more time, pull through the remaining 2 loops already on the hook to complete the stitch.

Triple Treble Crochet Crossed (ttrX) / (US) Double Treble Crossed (dtX)

Skip a stitch, work 1 triple treble crochet in the next stitch. Then work 1 triple treble crochet in the stitch that you skipped. By working the triple treble crochet in front of the first triple treble crochet stitch you complete the stitch.

Use the photo tutorial below to guide you.

triple treble crochet first step miss a stitch
1. miss a stitch to work your ttr
triple treble crochet stitch partially worked
2. work ttr into stitch
final pull through ttr crochet stitch
3. final yarn over and then pull through the last 2 stitches
completed ttr crochet stitch
4. ttr completed
yarn over hook ready to work a ttr crochet stitch into the missed stitch
5. Yarn over twice, work a ttr into the missed stitch
ttr crossed crochet stitch made
6. ttr crossed stitch complete
  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Sp – space
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • Rep – repeat
  • SS – slip stitch

Measurements

Wingspan approx 40 inches x depth approx. 28 inches

Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl in blue striping yarn

Crochet Shawl Pattern (Harbourside)

Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Row 1:  ch4, 2 tr in 4th ch from hook, turn (3tr)

Row 2: ch 3, 2tr in base of ch3, tr in next st, tr in last st (t-ch), turn (5tr)

Row 3: ch4, ttrX [twice], ttr in last st, turn (6tr)

Row 4: ch4, 2ttr in base of ch4, ttrX [twice], ttr in last st (t-ch), turn (8tr)

Row 5:  ch3, tr in next 6 sts, 2tr in last st, turn (9tr)

Row 6: ch3, 2tr in base of ch3, tr in next 8 sts, turn (11tr)

Row 7: ch3, tr in next 9 sts, 2tr in last st, turn (12tr)

Row 8: ch3, 2tr in base of ch3, tr in next 11sts, turn (14tr)

Row 9: ch4, ttrX [6 times], ttr in last st, turn (14tr)

Row 10:  ch4, 2ttr in base of ch4, ttrX [6 times], ttr in last st, turn (16 sts)

Row 11: Ch3, tr to last st, 2tr in last st (17 sts)

Row 12: Ch3, 2tr in base of ch3, tr across (19 sts)

Row 13: Ch3, tr to last st, 2tr in last st (20sts)

Row 14: Ch3, 2tr in base of ch3, tr across (22 sts)

Row 15: Ch4, ttrX [10 times], 2 ttr in last st (23 sts)

Row 16: Ch4, 2ttr in base of ch4, ttrX [10 times], ttr in last st (24 sts)

Row 17 – 70 repeat rows 11 – 16 [9 times]

Row 71: repeat row 11

Row 72: repeat row 12

Row 73: repeat row 13

Row 74: repeat row 14, turn

Do not fasten off.

Picot Border

1ch, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1ch *5ch, 1 ss in first of 5ch, sk 1 tr, 1dc in each of next 2 tr, repeat from * to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Happy hooking!

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