Clamshell Crochet Shawl free pattern

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The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors!

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The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing a fun new pattern – the Clamshell Shawl!

Triangle shawls are one of my most favorite things to design. It’s a great way to add a layered look and a little warmth to your wardrobe without being too bulky. The triangle shape of the shawl makes it easier to wrap and wear with just about anything you would like.

The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

The top-down construction begins with magic ring and you only work with one color at a time for an enjoyable and surprisingly simple process. It has a beautiful drape that lays perfectly over the shoulders. 

Since the yarn, I used, is thin, the finished Clamshell Shawl is very lightweight, perfect for spring. You can easily customize this shawl by working more pattern repeats and you can make it in any yarn weight – just play with the instructions to create your own beautiful Clamshell Shawl! Your imagination is the only limit here!

The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

After playing around with several stitch patterns I finally decided to use a Clamshell Stitch that I absolutely love. It creates unusual pattern and has all I wanted – versatility, playfulness and unique look and the fabric has an attractive and cosy texture.

To do this Clamshell Shawl pattern you will need to know some basic stitches in crochet such as chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. This stitch requires two or more colors because its rows of scallop-shaped patterns stand out best if you change yarn colors with every clam shell. For my crochet shawl I opted for mustard, grey, black and white because I loved how well they match together.

Please reference this blog post HERE to see detailed photo tutorial of how to work clamshell crochet stitch back and forth in rows.

The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

OTHER TRIANGLE CROCHET SHAWL PATTERNS YOU MIGHT LOVE

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CLAMSHELL SHAWL FREE PATTERN

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The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

As a bonus in the ad-free, printable PDF, I’ve provided a stitch chart. If you’re a visual learner or if you just want to support my work you can purchase this crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry. Thank you and I hope you find it useful!

The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Requirements: These are just approximations. Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors:

C1 – 56g/278yds/255m,

C2 – 62g/309yds/283m,

C3 – 68g/339yds/310m,

C4 – 73g/364yds/333m.

Suggested Yarn: Scheepjes Whirlette 100g = 455m, (60% Cotton and 40% Acryl) 

  • Hook  size 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  • Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.

Level:

Intermediate – clamshell stitch.

Size after blocking:

Wingspan – 178cm/70”,

Center depth – 76cm/30”.

Gauge after blocking:

After Row 15 the triangle is approx. 10cm/4” high.

Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.

Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The shawl is worked top-down in rows, back and forth, in one piece.
  • You can also use yarn in different weights, but just know that the width will be different depending on your gauge.
  • You can make this shawl as big as you like by adding or substracting pattern repeats.
  • In the parenthesis (…) there is a stitch counting for each row.
  • If the previous row starts with a turning chain which counts as a st then work your last stitches of the next row in top of beginning turning chains, unless otherwise stated.
  • Instructions in square brackets […]are worked as many times as indicated.
  • The stitch chart is included in the ad-free printable PDF here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

PM – place marker

M – marker

RPM – reposition marker

sp – space

sk – skip

clamshell spike – (see picture tutorial below after PATTERN) – skip first slip stitch and work first double crochet one row below the next slip stitch (into the single crochet one row below this second slip stitch), work a second double crochet right below your last double crochet – into the single crochet two rows below and  work the third double crochet by putting this stitch into exactly the same stitch that the first double crochet was placed, skip third slip stitch.

The Clamshell Shawl is the perfect project to get ready for spring! Make one today in your favorite colors! Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

PATTERN

Read all Notes before you start.

Using C1, start with a magic ring or with 5ch and sl st in the first st to close the round.

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 3sc in the ring, ch2, PM, 3sc in the ring. Turn. (6sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 2sc in first st, sc in each st until ch-2sp, (sc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, sc in each st until last st remain, 2sc in last st. Turn. (10sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 3: ch3 (counts as a st), hdc in first st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, (dc, ch2, RPM, dc) in ch-2sp, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, (hdc, dc) in last st. Change to C2 in final st. Turn. (14sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 2sc in first st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next st, (sc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, sc in next st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, 2sc in last st. Turn. (18sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 5: Rep Row 2. (22sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 6: ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), (hdc, slst) in first st, slst in next 2sts, [hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (hdc, ch2, RPM, hdc) in ch-2sp, slst in next 2sts, [slst in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 2sts] rep across until last st remain, (slst, hdc) in last st. Change to C3 in final st. Turn. (26sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), (sc, hdc) in first st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, [sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (sc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, [hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, clamshell spike] rep across until last st remain, (hdc, sc) in last st. Turn. (30sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 8: Rep Row 2. (34sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 9: 2slst in first st, [slst in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 2sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (slst, ch2, RPM, slst) in ch-2sp, [slst in next 2sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2slst in last st. Change to C4 in final st. Turn. (38sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 10: ch2 (counts as a st), dc in first st, dc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until 3slst remain before ch-2sp, dc in next 3sts, (hdc, ch2, RPM, hdc) in ch-2sp, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until 3slst remain, dc in next 2sts, (dc, hdc) in last st. Turn. (42sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 11: Rep Row 2. (46sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 12: 2slst in first st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next st, [slst in next 2sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (slst, ch2, RPM, slst) in ch-2sp, slst in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2slst in last st. Change to C1 in final st. Turn. (50sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 13: ch3 (counts as a st), dc in first st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until 2slst remain before ch-2sp, dc in next 2sts, (dc, ch2, RPM, dc) in ch-2sp, dc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until 2slst remain, dc in next st, 2dc in last st. Turn. (54sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 14: Rep Row 2. (58sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 15: (slst, hdc) in first st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (slst, ch2, RPM, slst) in ch-2sp, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, [hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts] rep across until last st remain, (hdc, slst) in last st. Change to C2 in final st. Turn. (62sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 16: ch3 (counts as a st), dc in first st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until one slst remain before ch-2sp, dc in next st, (dc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2dc in last st. Turn. (66sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 17: Rep Row 2. (70sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 18: ch2 (counts as a st), dc in first st, dc in next 2sts, [hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (hdc, ch2, RPM, hdc) in ch-2sp, dc in next 2sts, [dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2sts] rep across until last st remain, (dc, hdc) in last st. Change to C3 in final st. Turn. (74sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 19: ch3 (counts as a st), hdc in first st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (dc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts, [hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts] rep across until last st remain, (hdc, dc) in last st. Turn. (78sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 20: Rep Row 2. (82sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 21: ch3 (counts as a st), dc in first st, [dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (dc, ch2, RPM, dc) in ch-2sp, [dc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2dc in last st. Change to C4 in final st. Turn. (86sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 22: ch2 (counts as a st), sc in first st, sc in next 2sts, [hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (hdc, ch2, RPM, hdc) in ch-2sp, sc in next 2sts, [sc in next st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 2sts] rep across until last st remain, (sc, hdc) in last st. Turn. (90sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 23: Rep Row 2. (94sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 24: ch3 (counts as a st), dc in first st, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, [dc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (dc, ch2, RPM, dc) in ch-2sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2dc in last st. Change to C1 in final st. Turn. (98sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 25: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 2sc in first st, [sc in next st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sts] rep across until ch-2sp, (sc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, [sc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2sc in last st. Turn. (102sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 26: Rep Row 2. (106sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 27: ch3 (counts as a st), hdc in first st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st, [dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, hdc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (dc, ch2, RPM, dc) in ch-2sp, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts, [hdc in next st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, slst in next 3sts] rep across until last st remain, (hdc, dc) in last st. Change to C2 in final st. Turn. (110sts, 1ch-2sp)

Row 28: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 2sc in first st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next st, [sc in next 2sts, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, sc in next st] rep across until ch-2sp, (sc, ch2, RPM, sc) in ch-2sp, sc in next st, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st, [sc in next 3sts, hdc in next st, clamshell spike, hdc in next st] rep across until last st remain, 2sc in last st. Turn. (114sts, 1ch-2sp)

Then, repeat Rows 5 – 28 until desired length.

When you have the desired length, I’d recommend that you end on either a repeat of Row 6 or Row 9 or Row 12 or Row 15 or Row 18 or Row 21 or Row 24 or Row 27, so you finish with a fabulous scalloped edge.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block your shawl.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

CLAMSHELL SPIKE stitch

To make this skip the first slip stitch and work first double crochet one row below the next slip stitch (into the single crochet of row 2 under this second slip stitch). The needle points at the right place.

Then, work a second double crochet right below your last double crochet – into the single crochet two rows below. The needle points at the right place. Make sure that your both double crochets have the same height.

To work the third double crochet of the Clamshell Spike, you have to put this stitch into exactly the same stitch that the first double crochet was placed. The needle points at the right place. Make sure your yarn does not cross at the back.

After the Clamshell Spike you have to skip the next slip stitch and work one half double crochet in the next stitch.

One Commnet on “Clamshell Crochet Shawl free pattern

  1. This is a beauty! I can imagine shawls is so many different color schemes. Thank you for putting this pattern together. Fantastic job.

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