Discover a free crochet pattern for a rectangular shawl – the Spring Solstice Wrap. Perfect for intermediate crocheters, this pattern combines basic stitches to create an elegant and versatile accessory. Start with Part 1 and unlock a world of elegant accessories.
Introducing a Crochet Pattern for a Rectangular Shawl
Welcome to the introduction of my newest crochet design, the Spring Solstice Wrap!
This pattern offers a unique and enjoyable crocheting experience, keeping you engaged throughout the project.
The Art of Simplicity
No need to worry about complicated techniques or stitch combinations with this crochet pattern.
The Spring Solstice Wrap showcases a geometric design using only basic stitches, including chains, single crochet, and double crochet.
These stitches effortlessly blend together to create delicate mesh lace portions and contrasting eyelet stripes.
Breaking It Down: Part by Part
To make things easier, I’ve split the pattern into three parts.
In Part 1, you’ll find instructions for Rows 1 to 33, focusing on creating the main triangle of the shawl.
Stay tuned as we release the next two parts weekly.
Craftsmanship and Accessibility
For those who prefer to have all the instructions upfront, an ad-free printable PDF is available in our Etsy and Ravelry shops.
This comprehensive crochet pattern includes both written instructions and easy-to-follow crochet charts.
The finished result is a stunning trapezoid-shaped shawl that can be worn in various stylish ways, whether as a traditional shawl, a wrap, or a fashionable scarf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Is this crochet pattern suitable for beginners?
A: The Spring Solstice Wrap pattern is designed for intermediate crocheters who are comfortable with basic stitches and reading patterns. However, adventurous beginners who are eager to challenge themselves can give it a try with patience and perseverance.
Q2: Can I customize the size of the rectangular shawl?
A: Absolutely! The pattern allows for customization by adjusting the number of rows and stitches. You can make the shawl larger or smaller to suit your preference simply by adding or omitting pattern repeats.
Q3: Are there video tutorials available for this crochet pattern?
A: At the moment, we do not have video tutorials specifically for the Spring Solstice Wrap. However, we provide detailed written instructions and crochet charts to guide you through each step of the process.
Q5: Can I use different yarn weights for this pattern?
A: While the pattern recommends using a specific yarn weight, you can certainly experiment with different weights to achieve a unique result. Keep in mind that using thicker yarn may result in a larger, cozier shawl, while lighter yarns will create a more delicate and airy texture.
Remember to adjust your hook size accordingly when working with different yarn weights to ensure consistent tension.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions or need further assistance.
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SPRING SOLSTICE WRAP FREE PATTERN
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Materials & Tools:
- Yarn DROPS Alpaca 50g = 167m, 100% alpaca, 6 skeins, color A 5 skein light pearl grey (9020) and color B 1 skein dark pink (3770).
- Hook size 3.5 mm. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
- Stitch marker.
Gauge after blocking:
21 sts and 11 rows = 10 cmx 10 cm using double crochet stitch.
Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirement.
Size after blocking:
Length: approx. 222cm on long side and 138cm on short side.
Width: approx. 43cm
The picture below illustrates construction of this wrap:
- The pattern uses US – Terminology
- The shawl starts from a triangle (A) worked from the centre top down.
- Remaining halves (B and C) of the shawl are worked one side at a time.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
BLdc – back loop double crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together – [yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops] twice, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
BLdc2tog – back loop double crochet 2 stitches together – the same as dc2tog but working in the back loop of indicated stitches.
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
Spring Solstice Wrap – crochet chart for Rows 1-33
Start with 5ch, sl st in the first st to close the round.
With color A
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 5 dc in the ring, ch, 6 dc in the ring. Turn. (12 dc, 1ch)
Row 2: ch3 (counts as a BLdc here and throughout), 2BLdc in first st, BLdc until ch-1 space remain, (2BLdc, ch, 2BLdc) in ch-1 space, BLdc until the last stitch remain, 3BLdc in last stitch. Turn. (20BLdc, 1ch)
Row 3 –Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 3 (28BLdc, 1ch), Row 4 (36BLdc, 1ch), Row 5 (44BLdc, 1ch), Row 6 (52BLdc, 1ch)
With color B
Row 7: ch3, 2dc in first st, dc until the ch-1 space remain, (2dc, ch, 2dc) in ch-1 space, dc until the last stitch remain, 3dc in last stitch. Turn. (60dc, 1ch)
Row 8: ch3, (ch1, dc) in first st, [ch1, skip 1st, dc in next st] – repeat until 1st remain before ch-1 space, ch1, skip 1st, (dc, ch3, dc) in ch-1 space, [ch1, skip 1st, dc in next st] – repeat until 2st(s) remain, ch1, skip 1 st, (dc, ch1, dc) in last st. Turn. (34dc, 35ch)
Row 9: ch3, 2dc in first st, dc in every st(s) and ch-1 spaces until ch-3 space remain, (3dc, ch, 3dc) in ch-3 space, dc in every st(s) and ch-1 spaces until the last st remain, 3dc in last stitch. Turn. (76dc, 1ch)
With color A
Row 10: ch3, 2dc in first st, dc until the ch-1 space remain, (2dc, ch, 2dc) in ch-1 space, dc until the last stitch remain, 3dc in last stitch. Turn. (84dc, 1ch)
Row 11 –Row 15: Repeat Row 2
Row 11 (92BLdc, 1ch), Row 12 (100BLdc, 1ch), Row 13 (108BLdc, 1ch), Row 14 (116BLdc, 1ch), Row 15 (124BLdc, 1ch)
Row 16: Repeat Row 7 (132dc, 1ch)
Row 17: Repeat Row 8 (70dc, 71ch)
Row 18: Repat Row 9 (148dc, 1ch)
Row19: Repeat Row 10 (156dc, 1ch)
Row 20 –Row 24: Repeat Row 2
Row 20 (164BLdc, 1ch), Row 21 (172BLdc, 1ch), Row 22 (180BLdc, 1ch), Row 23 (188BLdc, 1ch), Row 24 (196BLdc, 1ch).
Tip: Place marker in ch5* – this is the center of the shawl
Row 25: ch8 (counts as 1dc and 5ch here and throughout), sc in 3rd st, [ch5, skip 3 st(s), sc in next st] – repeat until 3 st(s) remain before ch-1 space, ch5, skip 3 st(s), (sc, ch5*, sc) in ch-1 space , [ch 5, skip 3 st(s), sc in next st] – repeat until 2 st(s) remain, ch5, skip 1 st, dc in last st. Turn. (51ch-5 spaces, 50sc, 2dc)
Row 26: ch8, sc in first ch-5 space, [ch5, sc in next ch-5 space] – repeat across row until ch5* remain, ch5, (sc, ch5*, sc) in ch-5* space, [ch5, sc in next ch-5 space] – repeat across row the last sc in ch-8 space from the previous row, ch5, dc in 3rd chain of 8th at beginning of previous row. Turn. (53ch-5 spaces, 52sc, 2dc)
Row 27 – Row 31: Repeat Row 26
Row 27 (55ch-5 spaces, 54sc, 2dc), Row 28 (57ch-5 spaces, 56sc, 2dc), Row 29 (59ch-5 spaces, 58sc, 2dc), Row 30 (61ch-5 spaces, 60sc, 2dc), Row 31 (63ch-5 spaces, 62sc, 2dc),
Row 32: ch3, dc in first st, ch1, 3dc in first ch-5 space, [ch1, 3dc in next ch-5 space] – repeat across row until ch5* remain, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in ch-5* space, [ch1, 3dc in next ch-5 space] – repeat across row, ch1, 2dc in 3rd chain from the ch-8 space. Turn. The last 2dc should be in ch-8 space from the previous row. (196dc, 67ch)
Row 33: ch3, 2dc in first st, dc across row in every st(s) and ch-1 spaces until ch-3 space remain, 5dc in ch-3 space, dc across row in every st(s) and ch-1 spaces until last st remain, 3dc in last st. Turn. (269dc)
This completes the triangle part (A) of the wrap but don’t fasten off yarn. Next week, we will be working the first half (B) of the wrap starting here with the same yarn.