Hi everyone! How’s your September treating you? I’ve been so busy by just trying to keep myself sane being at home for the last, what has it been now, 18 months? Is it still March? Not sure but I do know it’s still so very warm here in SoCal so it doesn’t even feel like Fall but I’m trying to make some fun projects like this week’s Louise Shawl crochet pattern.
Ok, I want to start with the elephant in the room – this design is beyond easy! It’s got drape, a simple repeat, and many ways to customize. I say that’s the elephant just because I don’t want you to hate me for such a simple pattern, I genuinely worry about that. I try so hard to make sure you love these designs, but it’s a fine line between too niche and complicated and too simple and boring. I try to live my life on that line.
Anyway, about this design! I used Hawthorne from WeCrochet because they sent me some in the mail and wow, I kinda fell in love immediately but wanted to find a pattern that would showcase the fun color changes in this Kettle Dyed yarn, so it took me some time to find a design I loved. When I started with this I added some solid sections to a fan st I saw in a book, to give it more structure of course, and it worked out. The repeat is 6 + 1 (so if you wanted 7 repeats you’d do 42 sts + 1, so 43) and then an additional +1 for the ch row – so it’s easy to make wider if you’re feeling wild. Could you imagine this design as a poncho? I can 😀 If you seamed it like the Whitney Poncho it would be so cute.
Have a great week friends! I hope you’re safe and careful out there. And a huge thank you to my fiber friend Christine who suggested Louise for this design because of the pink fit Louise Belcher.
This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day 223
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by WeCrochet for the purposes of making this design, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, it was the first time I used it and I really like the way it works. It’s so pretty and the drape is wonderful.
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- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #1 Superfine/fingering weight yarn
- 8.8 oz/898 yds total
- 1 – 4 colors
- I used Hawthorne Speckled in Cobbler and Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dyed in Equinox, Camellia, and Daphne.
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 17 hdc x 13 rows = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Sk: skip
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- This pattern is worked row by row, with a turn at the beginning of the row, from the bottom up.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
- The ch 3 at the beginning of some rows does count as a stitch (as noted in the pattern).
- Rows 1 – 15 should be approx 4.5” high.
- The repeat for this pattern is 6 + 1 and +1 for the ch row.
- This pattern was written for 4 colors but you can use as many as you’d like colors used – Hawthorne Speckled in Cobbler and Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dyed in Equinox, Camellia, and Daphne. 2.2 oz/224 yds each color
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
Size as written – 60” across x 18” high
Louise Shawl Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: A: Ch 254, hdc into the 3rd st from the hook (the skipped sts count as a hdc) and into the next 251 chs – 253 hdc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc into the next st, ch 5, sk 3 sts, *sc into the next 3 sts, ch 5, sk 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 40 more times, sc into the last 2 sts – 127 sc, 42 ch-5 spaces
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next st, ch 1, sc into the ch-5 space, ch 1, *dc into the next 3 sc, ch 1, sc into the ch-5 space, ch 1,* repeat from * to * 40 more times, dc into the last 2 sts – 127 dc, 42 sc, 84 ch-1
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 253 sts (this counts sts and ch spaces here and throughout the pattern) – 253 hdc
Rows 5 – 13: repeat rows 2 – 4, 3 times
Rows 14 – 15: repeat rows 2 – 3, once
Fasten off color A.
Row 16: B: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 253 sts – 253 hdc
Rows 17 – 28: repeat rows 2 – 4, 4 times
Rows 29 – 30: repeat rows 2 – 3, once
Fasten off color B.
Row 31: C: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 253 sts – 253 hdc
Rows 32 – 43: repeat rows 2 – 4, 4 times
Rows 44 – 45: repeat rows 2 – 3, once
Fasten off color C.
Row 46: D: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 253 sts – 253 hdc
Rows 47 – 58: repeat rows 2 – 4, 4 times
Rows 59 – 60: repeat rows 2 – 3, once.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your shawl so it measures 60” across x 18” high.