The Daphne Shawl is a lightweight crochet shawl. The free pattern works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. The combination of openwork stitches look great in solid colors or stripes. Try it in a soft cotton blend like Comfy Color Mist for a great accessory for warmer weather.
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The shawl instruction begin with rows of double crochet in the center of the shawl. After finishing the first half of the shawl, the yarn is then rejoined to the other side of the foundation chain. Panels of shells and v stitches as well as easy openwork panels give the shawl its visual interest.
About the Inspiration for the Lightweight Crochet Shawl
When I signed up for the Designer’s Pick Summer Blog Hop, I thought a lightweight shawl would be a lovely summer accessory. As with many of my shawls, I wanted a design that would be easy to make while looking great. For this piece, the combination of shell and v stitch panels along with the easy openwork panels set off the pretty speckled colors of the Comfy Color Mist yarn.
About the Yarn
I really loved working with the Comfy Color Mist Yarn. It’s super soft and gentle to wear. It has really great stitch definition. And the speckles of color are just beautiful. This pattern is part of the Summer Designer’s Pick Blog Hop. We Crochet generously donated the yarn to the designers for the Blog Hop. I had so much fun using the yarn I also want to design a scarf with it.
Summer Designer’s Pick Blog Hop and Bundle
This pattern was featured on June 23, 2021 as part of the Summer Designer’s Pick Blog Hop and Bundle hosted by HanJan Crochet and Itchin for Some Stitchin and sponsored by We Crochet. The Blog Hop has ended. You can still check out all the patterns by visiting the Blog Hop page. The evergreen bundle is a great way to get all the patterns at a discount. Just hit the image below, and it will take you to the post where you can check out the bundle.
The Daphne Shawl is a free crochet pattern for a lightweight crochet shawl in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
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Lighweight Crochet Shawl
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (#4 Medium) in color(s) of choice. Approximately 875 yards.
Shown above: KnitPicks/WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic), 219 yd /100g: #EE11 (Inchworm), 4 skeins.
Hook: Size H/8 (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 18” wide and 62” long.
Gauge: 14 sts and 7 rows = 4” x 4” in dc.
- All rows start with stdc to avoid the gaps that can occur with turning chs.
- Stdc sts count as dcs in the st count for each row.
- Work row one into the bottom bumps (sometimes called back bumps) of the foundation ch. Tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-crochet-in-the-bottom-bump-of-the-chain.
- To make a wider shawl, adjust the base chain by adding sts in multiples of 8.
- Note that a wider shawl will require more yarn to achieve the same length.
- Shawl instructions begin in the center of the shawl. Then, yarn is rejoined to the other side of foundation ch for the other half of the shawl.
- The multiple is included if you would like to adjust the width of the shawl. Learn more about crochet stitch multiples at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-stitch-multiples/.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
ch-1 sp(s): chain one space(s)
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Special Stitch Abbreviations and Instructions:
5-dc Shell: work 5 dc in one st
stdc: stacked double crochet: start a new row without a turning chain, insert hook into first st and make a sc, then insert hook under two loops on the left-hand side of the sc and make another sc – stacked double crochet completed
v-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st
Tutorials are available for the following special stitches:
5-dc Shell – tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-do-a-5-double-crochet-shell
ROW STITCH GUIDE
Use this row stitch guide as an aid while following the Shawl Pattern instructions below. Stdc are simply referred to as dc for this row stitch guide.
|Row Number(s)||Stitch Pattern|
|Rows 1 – 3||dc|
|Rows 4 – 8||dc; rep (dc in 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1) across; dc in last 3 sts|
|Rows 9 – 11||dc|
|Rows 12 – 19||3 or 2 dc in edge sts; v-sts and 5-dc Shells across while skipping 3 sts in between; pattern alternates each row|
|Rows 20 – 22||dc|
|Rows 23 – 35||dc; rep (dc in 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1) across; dc in last 3 sts|
|Rows 36 – 38||dc|
|Rows 39 – 59||3 or 2 dc in edge sts; v-sts and 5-dc Shells across while skipping 3 sts in between; pattern alternates each row|
|End of row 59||Fasten off. End of row 59 completes one side of the shawl.|
|Second side of shawl||Reattach yarn with sl st to opposite side of foundation chain and repeat rows 12-59.|
|Finishing||Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.|
Lightweight Crochet Shawl Pattern
Multiple: 24 + 1 (see notes for more information about crochet stitch multiples)
Base Chain: Ch 73
Row 1 (dc base row): Stdc in first ch, dc in next ch and each ch across, turn. (73 dc)
Row 2 (dc row): Stdc in first st, dc in next st and each st across, turn.
Row 3: Rep row 2 (dc row).
Row 4 (dcs and sps base row): Stdc in first st, *dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, dc in last 3 sts, turn. (50 dc, 23 ch-1 sps)
Row 5 (dcs and sps row): Stdc in first st, *dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk over ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, dc in last 3 sts, turn.
Rows 6 – 8: Rep row 5 (dcs and sps row).
Row 9 (dc base row 2): Stdc in first st, dc in next st and in each dc and ch-1 sp across. (73 dc).
Rows 10 – 11: Rep row 2 (dc row).
Row 12 (v’s and shells base row): Stdc in first st, 2 dc in same st, sk 3 sts, v-st in next st, sk 3 sts, *5-dc shell in next st, sk 3 sts, v-st in next st, sk 3 sts; rep from * across until 1 st remains, 3 dc in last st. (2 half shells on edges 9 v-st, 8 5-dc shells)
Row 13 (shells and v’s row): Stdc in first st, dc in same st, 5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp, *v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell, 5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across working 2 dc in last st. (4 dc, 9 5-dc shells, 8 v-st)
Row 14 (v’s and shells row): Stdc in first st, 2 dc in same st, v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell, *5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp, v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell; rep from * across until 4 dc remain, 3 dc in last st. (6 dc, 9 v-st, 8 5-dc shells)
Rows 15 – 18: Rep row 13-14 two times.
Row 19: Rep row 13.
Rows 20 – 22: Rep row 2 (dc row).
Row 23: Rep row 4 (dcs and sps base row).
Rows 24 – 35: Rep row 5 (dcs and sps row).
Rows 36: Rep row 9 (dc base row 2)
Rows 37 – 38: Rep row 2 (dc row).
Row 39: Rep row 12 (v’s and shells base row).
Rows 40 – 59: Rep row 13 (shells and v’s row) and row 14 (v’s and shells row) 10 times. Fasten off. The end of row 59 completes one side of the shawl.
Reattach yarn with sl st to the other side of the foundation chain to begin the other side of the shawl. Rep rows 12 – 59 to make the other side of the shawl.
Finishing: Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.