Hi everyone! How’s it going? Making anything fun with snuggly bits of yarn? I know I never stop making, always working on this or that… you know how it is. And I’m always trying to diversify what I post on the blog here and seeing as how it’s been almost a year since the last shawl I designed (the Whitney Shawl came out March of last year) I thought it was time for a new one. Say hello to the Loretta Shawl crochet pattern 😀
This shawl came about because Sirdar sent me an email seeing if I’d like to try some of their yarn. As a person who loves yarn, I instantly jumped to checking it out. When I got the box I was overjoyed at all the fun yarns but the one that stood out to me most was the Jewelspun, which I received the colorway Sandstone Sunset. The colors just enraptured me and it was just begging to be made into a shawl… so who am I to argue?
And at over 500 yds for this skein, I was able to make a huge and fun shawl. I guess this post is acting as a nice review too of the yarn, which I totally liked. It was a pleasure to work with. And the shawl turned out lovely, don’t you think? I even had enough to add some great fringe, which I like but I know can be divisive, so you can make that optional on this design.
Anyway, I wanted to design a shawl with lots of movement (hence the fringe) but also worked up super easy. My testers had a great time working up this shawl, as the repeat is fast to follow and you can even add more if you’re feeling like getting really wild.
Oh, did I mention the colors inspired me to name it Loretta after Loretta Lynn? Because the fringe and the colors just yelled “queen of country” to me, don’t you think?
I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Sirdar for the purposes of making this design, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s always a great worsted acrylic yarn. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.
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- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #4 worsted weight yarn
- 7.5 oz/ 580 yds
- I used Jewelspun by Sirdar
- In the colorway Sandstone Sunset
- 7.5 oz/ 580 yds
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- Stitch markers (optional, good for marking the handles)
- 14 HBhdc x 12 rows = 4.5” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- HBhdc: herringbone half double crochet (explained below)
- HHPS: Half Double Crochet Horizontal Puff Stitch (explained below)
- HBhdc (herringbone half double crochet): yarn over, insert your hook into the st, yarn over, pull up a loop and draw through the first loop on your hook, yarn over, draw through both loops on your hook.
- Half Double Crochet Horizontal Puff Stitch (HHPS): hdc into the next st, *yarn over, insert hook around the hdc, pull up a loop (approx the height of 2 chs),* repeat from * to * 3 more times, yarn over, pull through all 9 loops on the hook. You will work into the puff (not the hdc) when you work into this row later.
- This shawl is worked from the point to the wider side.
- The ch-1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
|Length x width (in inches)|
|46” x 32”|
Loretta Shawl Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 2, sc into the second ch from the hook – 1 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc twice into the first st – 2 HBhdc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc into the first st, HBhdc twice into the next st – 3 HBhdc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc twice into the first st, HBhdc into the next 2 sts – 4 HBhdc
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc across until last st, HBhdc twice into the last st – 5 HBhdc
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc twice into the first st, HBhdc across – 6 HBhdc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc across until last st, HBhdc twice into the last st – 7 HBhdc
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc twice into the first st, *ch 1, skip the next st, Hbhdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * across – 5 HBhdc, 3 ch-1 spaces
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc across until last st (this counts both HBhdc and ch spaces here and throughout), HBhdc twice into the last st – 9 HBhdc
Row 10: repeat row 8 (with new st count)
Rows 11 – 16: repeat rows 5 – 6, 3 times. (with new st counts)
Row 17: repeat row 5 (with new st count)
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc twice into the first st, ch 1, skip the next st, *HHPS into the next st, ch 1, skip the next st, * repeat from * to * until last st, Hbhdc into the last st – 3 HBhdc, 7 HHPS, 8 ch-1 spaces
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, HBhdc across until last st, HBhdc twice into the last st – 19 HBhdc
Row 20: repeat row 18 (with new st count)
Rows 21 – 26: repeat rows 5 – 6, 3 times. (with new st counts)
Row 27: repeat row 5 (with new st count)
Rows 28 – 87: repeat rows 8 – 27, 3 times. (with new st counts)Rows 88 – 100: repeat rows 8 – 20, once. (with new st counts)
Row 101: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 100 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your shawl if desired.
Cut 3” pieces of yarn and attach them to the skipped stitches on row 10 and rows like it throughout.