Despina Shawl

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Most of my patterns start from a simple sketch. I have a big sketchbook where I always draw new ideas which just popped into my head. Sometimes it’s really easy to forget about all designs I want to crochet next and those sketchs help me to remember. Today I’d like to show you my Despina Shawl – a free pattern here on the blog! Its drawing was created over a year ago and it’s such a spectacular design yet it’s so easy and fast to crochet.

Scroll down to see the free pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern with stitch charts HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Worked sideways with fingering weight yarn, Despina Shawl has a versatile and wearable asymmetric triangle shape. It starts at the point and grows into a triangular piece by increases along the edge. Get swept into the calming rhythm of double crochet stitch and beautiful romantic lace, enjoying every single stitch.

Because of the simple construction and easy lace, this shawl can be worked in almost any weight of yarn (except lace yarn) with just an adjustment in needle size. I am totally in love with Goat on the Boat yarn by polish dyer Chmurka. Unfortunatelly, just right before I finish my shawl, Marzena – dyer behind Chmurka announced that she finish dying and selling yarns and focus on designing knitting patterns. My knitting skills are basic and can’t make any of Marzena’s pattern but please check her Ravelry store HERE and maybe you can find something for you!

Her yarn, Goat on the boat is soft, squishy and sumptious. Ideal for knit or crochet shawls and accessories and lightweight garments. It blends together merino with cashmere goat and silk to produce an outstanding yarn that offers excellent drape and a luxurious finish.

OTHER FREE CROCHET SHAWL PATTERNS YOU MIGHT LOVE

  1. Flores Shawl /2. Nightfall Shawl /3. Leto Shawl /4. Kalinda Shawl

DESPINA SHAWL FREE PATTERN

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As a bonus in the ad-free, printable PDF, I’ve provided stitch charts. 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!

Materials & Tools:
  1. Yarn CHMURKA Goat on the boat 100g = 400m (437yds), 70% sw merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 2 skeins. For the shawl sample I used Peony colorway.
  2. Hook size 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  4. Scissors,
  5. 3 stitch markers.
 Level:

Intermediate.

Size after blocking:

One size: approx. 135cm/53.15” wide and 70cm/27.56” long at center.

 Gauge after blocking:

After row 16: 20.5cm/8.07’’ wide and 10.5cm/4.13 long at center.

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

Notes:
  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • Shawl is worked in rows back and forth.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
  • Ch3 in the beginning of every row counts as 1dc. So when making sts in last st of every row, make them into third ch of beginning ch3.
  • dc in last dc means work double crochet stitch in top of beginning chain3.
  • sk next (…) means skip all stitches included in (…) at once.
  • Each stitch marker should be placed IN the indicated stitch, not between stitches.
  • 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)

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

sp – space

sk – skip

M – marker

PM – place marker

RM – reposition marker

prev – previous

picot – ch3, insert your hook in the third chain from the hook, yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

V-shell – (2dcs, ch2, 2dcs) in one stitch

picV-shell – (2dcs, ch1, picot, ch1, 2dcs) in one stitch

PATTERN

Row 1: ch4, 2dcs in 4th ch from hook. Turn.

Row 2: ch3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in next st, ch2, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 3: ch3, V-shell in ch-2 sp, sk next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 4: ch3, sk next 2sts, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next dc, dc in next 2dcs. Turn.

Row 5: ch3, dc in next dc, ch2, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 6: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, ch1, sk next (2dcs and ch-2 sp), V-shell in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 7: ch3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 8: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in next 2dcs. Turn.

Row 9: ch3, V-shell in next dc, ch1, sk next (ch-2 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 10: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next dc, dc in next 2dcs. Turn.

Row 11: ch3, dc in next dc, ch2, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 12: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until one ch-2 sp before last ch-2 sp, ch1, sk next (2dcs and ch-2 sp), V-shell in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 13: ch3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 14 – 16: Repeat rows 8-10

Row 17: ch3, 3dcs in next dc, PM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 18: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain, 3dcs in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 19: ch3, 3dcs in next dc, dc in every dc until M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 20 – 29: Repeat rows 18-19

Row 30: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until 3dcs remain, PM, sk next dc, V-shell in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 31: ch3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 32: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in last 2dcs. Turn.

Row 33: ch3, V-shell in next dc, ch1, sk next (ch-2 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 34: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next dc, dc in next 2dcs. Turn.

Row 35: ch3, dc in next dc, ch2, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 36: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until one ch-2 sp before last ch-2 sp, ch1, sk next (2dcs and ch-2 sp), V-shell in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 37: ch3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 38: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in next 2dcs. Turn.

Row 39: ch3, V-shell in next dc, ch1, sk next (ch-2 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 40 – 43: Repeat rows 3437

Row 44: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, PM, 2dcs in the same dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 45: ch3, 3dcs in next st, dc in every dc until M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before next M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 46: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before next M, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until 2sts remain, 3dcs in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 47 – 68: Repeat Rows 4546

Row 69: ch3, V-shell in next dc, ch1, sk next 4dcs, V-shell in next dc, [ch1, sk next 5dcs, V-shell in next dc] rep until 2dcs remain before M, ch1, sk next 5dcs, remove M, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before next M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, RM, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 70 – 75: Repeat rows 3439

Rows 76 – 79: Repeat rows 3437

Row 80: ch3, sk next 2dcs, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp and 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp before M, sk next 2dcs, dc in next dc, RM, dc in every dc until next M, remove M, dc in every dc, ch-1 sp and ch-2 sp (just one dc in ch-2 sp) across until 2sts remain, 3dcs in next dc, dc in last st. Turn.

Rows 81-92: Repeat rows 19-18

Row 93: ch3, V-shell in next dc, ch1, sk next 4dcs, V-shell in next dc, [ch1, sk next 5dcs, V-shell in next dc] rep until 2dcs remain before M, ch1, sk next 5dcs, remove M, V-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), V-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2dcs, dc in last dc. Turn.

Rows 94 – 97: Repeat rows 1013

Rows 98 – 102: Repeat Rows 812

Row 103: ch3, dc in next dc, sk next dc, picV-shell in next ch-2 sp, [ch1, sk next (2dcs, ch-1 sp, 2dcs), picV-shell in next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, sk next 2 dcs, dc in last dc.

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

Stitch count for the most important rows:

Row 16: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 2dcs
Row 17: 4dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 29: 28dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 30: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, V-shell, 1dc
Row 43: 2dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 44: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 dcs
Row 68: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 52 dcs
Row 69: 1dc, 14 V-shells, 13 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 79: 2 dcs, 17 V-shells, 16 ch-1 sps, 25 dcs, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 80: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 130 dcs
Row 92: 1dc, 5 V-shells, 4 ch-1 sps, 154 dcs
Row 93: 1dc, 31 V-shells,30  ch-1 sps, 1dc
Row 103: 2dcs, 34 V-shells, 33 ch-1 sps, 1dc

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

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4 Comments on “Despina Shawl

  1. Hi I purchased your pattern to download as a,PDF and now find the wool is not available what would you suggest instead or do you have any stock ??

    1. Hi. For example Sock yarn from Malabrigo but you can use any yarn you want. Some merino, alpaca or even cotton fibers. But i don’t recommend lace yarn, it’s too thin. Thanks for supporting me.

  2. Hi, I love your pattern. I’m stuck at row 8 at the “rep” part. that means repeat right? what stitches do I repeat? and there are only a few stitches left towards the end? i got confused.I hope you can help me out. Again thank you for sharing and being generous with your talent.

    1. Hi. Rep means repeat and you need to repeat those stitches between []. Please read carefully Notes section and Stitch and Abbreviations section before written instruction.

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