Durable Friendship Shawl

Today I have a new free crochet shawl pattern to share with you: the Durable Friendship Shawl. This shawl is pretty simple and beginner-friendly: all you need to know is how to make double crochet stitches, chains and puff stitches. A good project for beginners who want to give their first shawl a try!

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Durable Friendship Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern

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About the design

More than a year ago, my mom made her very first crochet shawl. It was a very simple design, but the elegant border made it pop out. Back then my mom just winged it without writing patterns. We did not have any experience with writing a crochet shawl pattern, so we decided to not share the pattern.

She got many comments and likes on social media and people kept asking for the pattern, even recently, one year after posting the picture. She decided to make a similar shawl with a few changes to make it easier for beginners. So here you go! The long-waited beginner-friendly shawl designed by my amazing mom!

Durable Friendship Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern - Karla van voor

Durable Friendship Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern - Karla schuin achter

About the yarn

The yarn that I used for this design is called Durable Forest, a luxurious yarn with acryl, merino wool and silk from the Dutch yarn brand Durable. Durable Forest is available in 12 autumn colors – including the beautiful brown color I used. It’s fine / sport weight yarn which comes in balls of 50g. I used a total of 5 balls for this shawl.

This yarn is not international available yet, but you can use any other fine and light weight yarn. Some American yarn alternatives which I think will turn out great are:

Durable Friendship Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern - Karla schuin voor

Durable Friendship Shawl

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Materials

– 5x Durable Forest (total 250g/900m, sport weight) – or use American alternatives such as Lionbrand Coboo / Baby Alpaca Yarn / Cotton Jeans® Yarn

Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)

Tapestry needle

Dimensions

This shawl is a large (over-sized) shawl. For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″. You can adjust the length/width of this shawl by adding or removing rows of the pattern repeat. When following the pattern – with the same yarn – the measurement will be as following.

Height: 84cm / 33″
Width: 180cm / 70″

Gauge

20 stitches (10 DC & 10 CH) equal 10 cm / 4”
10 rows equal 10 cm / 4”

Gauge is not really important as this shawl will still fit if gauge is different.

Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– puff: puff stitch
– picot: ch 2, sc in first ch (only used for border)

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) within instructions: work a group of stitches all in the same stitch
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Pattern is worked top-down

– We turn our work at the end of every row

– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 dc

– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row

– The amount of stitches mentioned at the end of a row only includes the double crochet stitches and not the chains (the first 3 chains at the start of a row count as 1 double crochet).

Video

In this video you can see how to make the shawl.


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Crochet shawl pattern

Chain 6, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round

Row 1: 
ch 4,
*1dc in the ring, ch 1* repeat 3 times,
1dc in the ring, ch 2, 1dc in the ring (this creates the center ch-2 space),
*ch 1, 1 dc in the ring* repeat 4 times, turn (10)

Row 2: 
ch 4, 1dc in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in next st* repeat till center ch-2 space,
ch 1, (1dc, ch 2, 1dc) in center ch-2 space,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in next st* repeat till end,
(ch 1, 1dc, ch 1, 1dc) in last stitch, turn (14)

Row 3:
ch 4, 1dc in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in next st* repeat till center ch-2 space,
ch 1, (1dc, ch 2, 1dc) in center ch-2 space,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in next st* repeat till end,
(ch 1, 1dc, ch 1, 1dc) in last stitch, turn (18)

Time to repeat!

Row 4 – 11 (8 rows): repeat row 3 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50)

Row 12: 
ch 4, 1dc in first st,
*ch 1, 1 puff in the next ch-1 space* repeat till center ch-2 space,
(ch 2, 1 puff, ch 2) in center ch-2 space,
*1 puff in the next ch-1 space, ch 1* repeat till end
(1 dc, ch 1, 1dc) in last stitch, turn (49 puffs and 4dc)

Row 13:
ch 4, 1dc in first stitch, ch 1,
*1dc in the next ch-1 space, ch 1* repeat till center puff stitch,
(1dc, ch 2, 1dc) in the center puff stitch,
*ch 1, 1dc in the next ch-1 space* repeat till end,
ch 1, (1dc, ch 1, 1dc) in last stitch, turn (58)

Row 14 – 56:
Repeat rows 3 till 13 4 more times. In the last repeat, do not repeat row 13, because we will make the border right after the puff stitch row.

Border

The border starts after a puff stitch row.

Row 57:
Ch 4, 1sc in the second ch-1 space,
*ch 4, 1sc in the next ch-1 space (between the puff stitches)* repeat till center ch-2 space,
ch 4, 1sc in the center puff, ch 4,
*1sc in the next ch-1 space (between the puff stitches), ch 4* repeat till end (work till ch-space after last puff stitch),
1sc last stitch, turn (228)

Row 58:
ch 1, *1sc in next ch-4 space, 5dc in next ch-4 space, 1sc in next ch-4 space, ch 6* repeat till end,
5dc in next ch-4 space, 1sc in last ch-4 space, turn  (76 dc-groups)

Row 59:
*ch 3, 1sc in 3rd DC of the 5-dc group from the previous row, ch 3, (3dc, picot, 3dc) in next ch-6 space* repeat till end, ch 3, 1sc in last sc (75 dc-groups)

picot: ch 2, sc in first ch

Stitch count

Below you can find an overview of the amount of stitches you should have. 

Note: row 12/23/34/45/56 are the rows with puff stitches. The table below shows the amount of puff stitches + 4 double crochet stitches. 

Counting stitches - Durable Friendship Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern

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I would love to see the shawl you made and the different yarn/color choices. Don’t forget to share some pictures on Facebook and Instagram, you can tag me on Instagram with my username @wilmawestenberg. Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here.

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    Alexandra
    30 September 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Very pretty shawl! Simple, yet elegant, and in a neutral color like this, the perfect addition to any outfit. Pinned and shared.

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    Emily
    26 September 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hey Wilma,
    Bedankt voor weer een geweldig patroon. Heerlijk zo’n omslagdoek, zeker nu het gewoon weer kouder wordt. Wat ontzettend gaaf dat je telkens deze patronen gratis met ons deelt.
    Fijne woensdag.

    Lieve groetjes,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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