This month I was having a sort of hard time thinking of what patterns to design. I love making wall hangings, I even have a new one going right now, but I don’t want to only be making those… because they just don’t work for everyone. So I wanted to switch things up a bit and make something I’d hope people would like, a shawl. I hope you’re excited to check out this week’s Kelsey Shawl crochet pattern.
So this is actually part of the Kelsey Line I’ve had going to for a couple years. Unfortunately I really haven’t added to the line since 2021 but when I pulled this yarn out of my stash, it was the first idea that came to mine. The defining feature of the Kelsey Line is the use of the griddle stitch, which is just the alternating dc/sc combination where you work sc into dc and dc into sc in the following rows. It gives this really lovely texture and I really dig it. Now with this design I used that texture and broke it up with some more mesh like rows and also a color change. You know me, I love to add colors when I can.
This pattern is super easy, but it is time consuming. It’s worked from the point (one stitch) to the wider end (159 sts) and each row you add one stitch. Yes, that’s a lot of work but I’m telling you it’s worth it. And I used 2 colors of DK weight yarn (size 3) but if you want to switch it up I’m sure you could – add more colors, or just make it in one color or even change the weight, just make sure you do a swatch. Although, I don’t think the gauge is super important for this pattern, you could play around there if you’d like.
Overall, I really hope you like this pattern. I am jazzed about how it turned out and how squishy the texture is. Oh, and the tassels! I love to add a good tassel but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I almost added fringe to the mesh rows because I loved how it worked up in my Loretta Shawl. Maybe another time 😀
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Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Hobbii for the purposes of designing the Kelsey Shawl crochet pattern, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn. It’s nice and sturdy and doesn’t split, which is always a plus.
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- 16 sts (see notes) x 15 rows = 4”
Terms/ Stitches used
- Sk: Skip
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- RS: Right side
- Sc: Single crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- To create the gauge: Row 1: chain an even amount that will be wider than 4”, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and alternate dc/ sc across, ending on a dc. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first dc, dc into the next sc and alternate sc/dc across. Repeat Row 2 until you have a height larger than 4” to measure.
- This pattern is worked from the point to the wider end in rows with a turn at the beginning of each row.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
- The row stitch counts increase one stitch per row, so the stitch count will be the same as the row number.
- This pattern is basically reversible but I did label a “right side” to make it easier to follow.
- The sample was made using Highland Wool from Hobbii in the colors 26 (color A) and 24 (color B).
Approx Finished Product Details for the Kelsey Shawl crochet pattern
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39.75” – 40”
Kelsey Shawl Crochet Pattern
(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 2, sc into the second ch from the hook – 1 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice – 2 hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice into the first st, hdc once into the next st – 3 hdc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc once into the first 2 sts, hdc twice into the last st – 4 hdc
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice into the first st, hdc across – 5 hdc
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, sc into the next st, dc into the next st, sc into the next st, hdc twice into the last st – 3 hdc, 2 sc, 1 dc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice into the first st, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 3 hdc, 2 sc, 2 dc
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, sc into the next st, *dc into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, hdc twice into the last st – 3 hdc, 3 sc, 2 dc
Rows 9 – 22: Repeat Rows 7 – 8, a total of 7 more times.
Row 23: Repeat Row 7 once more – 3 hdc, 10 sc, 10 dc
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, ch 1, sk the next st, *hdc into the next st, ch 1, sk the next st,* repeat from * to * across until 1 st remains, hdc twice into the last st – 13 hdc, 11 ch 1
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice into the first st, hdc into each st across (this counts both hdc and ch 1 spaces here and throughout) – 25 hdc
Rows 26 – 27: Repeat Rows 24 – 25 once more.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, sc into the next st, *dc into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, hdc twice into the last st – 3 hdc, 13 sc, 12 dc
Row 29: Ch 1, turn, hdc twice into the first st, *sc into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 3 hdc, 13 sc, 13 dc
Rows 30 – 45: Repeat Rows 28 – 29, a total of 8 more times.
Row 46 – 111: Repeat Rows 24 – 45, a total of 3 more times. Final st count on Row 111 is 3 hdc, 54 sc, 54 dc
Rows 112 – 114: Repeat Rows 24 – 26 once more.
Fasten off color A, Switch to color B.
Row 115: B: Repeat Row 25 once more – 115 hdc
Rows 116 – 123: Repeat Rows 28 – 29, a total of 4 more times.
Rows 124 – 127: Repeat Rows 24 – 27, once more.
Rows 128 – 135: Repeat Rows 28 – 29, a total of 4 more times.
Rows 136 – 139: Repeat Rows 24 – 27, once more.
Rows 140 – 147: Repeat Rows 28 – 29, a total of 4 more times.
Rows 148 – 151: Repeat Rows 24 – 27, once more.
Rows 152 – 159: Repeat Rows 28 – 29, a total of 4 more times.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your shawl if necessary or desired.
For each tassel: make 10 lengths of yarn at about 9” – 10” each. Cut another piece of yarn and tie it around the center of the bundle you just cut. Fold the bundle in half around the piece you just tied and using another piece of yarn, tie the two halves back into one. Attach each tassel to one of the points on your shawl. Feel free to steam block the tassels to get the yarn to lay evenly.
You can pick up the Kelsey Shawl Crochet Pattern in my Ravelry shop.