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Crochet shawls, like this Selkirk Shawl Crochet Pattern, are such a wonderful crochet project to make!
They are not quite as large and as time consuming as a blanket, but are just as wonderful to wear. I love to use shawls mostly around my home while sitting and reading or enjoying a hot cup of coffee. They are convenient to wrap around your shoulders while running out for a few moments. They are also a beautiful accessory to wear to a formal function such as a dinner or wedding!
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The Selkirk Shawl is a triangular shawl that is worked in rows from the centre out. It features a classic striped design that is fairly easy to work using basic stitches. I have worked this crochet shawl in a 100% wool worsted weight yarn called Selkirk Worsted. It is a hand dyed and minimally processed yarn using organic dyes produced by a local yarn shop called Fleece and Harmony. It’s absolutely beautiful! You will need five skeins in total to make the shawl in two different colours: Three in your colour A and two in colour B.
Along with the yarn you will need a 5 mm crochet hook. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns.
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Selkirk Shawl Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 15 sts x 8 rows of dc = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 60 x 30 inches laid flat at widest points, excluding tassels
Yarn: Selkirk Worsted by Fleece & Harmony ® (200 yds; 80g; 100% wool; (Worsted/Medium weight). You will need 5 skeins including 3 skeins in colour A: Natural and 2 skeins in colour B: Oyster
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Ch 2 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 3 counts as a double crochet stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- Turn at the end of each row.
- Shawl is triangular in shape and worked from the centre back.
Free Crochet Pattern:
With colour A, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 3 sc in the 2nd ch from your hook. Ch 1, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in the 1st st, 3 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st. Ch 1, turn. (7 sts)
Row 3: 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the final st. Switch to colour B in the final st, ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn. (Do not fasten off colour A) (11 sts)
Row 4: With colour B, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in each of the next 4 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Drop colour B but do not fasten off. Return to the start of the row and pick up colour A, draw a loop through the top of the 1st st. Ch 1. (15 sts)
Row 5: With colour A, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the last st. Pick up colour B, ch 2, turn. (19 sts)
Row 6: With colour B, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8, 2 dc in the next st. Do not turn, but pick up colour A at start of row and draw up a loop in the 1st st. Ch 1. (23 sts)
Row 7: With colour A, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 10 sts, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the last st. Pick up colour B, ch 1, turn. (27 sts)
Rows 8-57: Repeat rows 6 and 7 continuing to increase your stitch count each row.
Rows 58-67: Repeat rows 6 and 7 working in colour A only.
Working in colour A and in rounds, continue as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across to centre point, work 3 hdc in the centre st, hdc in each st across, work 5 hdc in the corner st, evenly work 200 hdc across the long edge, work 4 hdc in the final corner st and join with a sl st in the 1st st. Ch 1.
Rnd 2: Hdc in each st across to the centre point, work 3 hdc in the centre point, hdc in each st across to the 1st corner and work 5 hdc in the corner st, hdc in each st across to the next corner st, 5 hdc in the final corner st, hdc in each of the final sts, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends and attach tassels to the three points if desired.