Today I have a new triangle crochet shawl pattern to share: the Stripe Me Shawl! As the name says, it features stripes.. A lot of stripes! It’s a quite different design compared to my previous shawls. I wanted to make something different that gives a playful touch to simple outfits. By making one part of the shawl striped horizontally and the other part striped vertically, a unique effect was created.
About the yarn
This pattern is my first design featuring an American yarn brand. Lion Brand was kind enough to send me some yarn when I was in the USA earlier this year. The yarn I used is Feels Like Butta, a new yarn with beautiful pastels for babies and high-fashion tones for adults. You’ll only need 2 skeins of each color. With a bit of yarn that was left, I made two tassels which I attached to both ends of the shawl.
Like the name indicates: Feels Like Butta is extremely soft and can be worn close to the skin. The incredible softness, with a silky feel, makes it so soothing to work with. Working with this squishy yarn was a true pleasure!
> Click here to get the kit! A kit includes all the yarn you need and a PDF version of this pattern from Lion Brand*
About the pattern
The shawl is very simple: it is completely made with single crochet stitches. Every 2 rows you have to change color. With a simple trick you do not need to cut off the yarn, so there are no ends to weave in. Yay! This makes the shawl a fun and easy project to work on and is suitable for beginners!
– Crochet hook 6mm (J/10 US)
– Measurement tape
– Tapestry needle
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Height: 75 cm / 29.5”
Width: 180 cm / 71”
12 single crochet stitches equal 10 cm / 4”
15 rows equal 10 cm / 4”
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
Below you can find a video tutorial of the Stripe Me Shawl
* Click here to see the video on YouTube
– The shawl is worked in rows, we turn our work after each row
– To invisibly change color, finish the last stitch of a row with the new color (see video)
– Make the color changes very loosely (see video)
– Use a stitch marker to know where you have to make the increases, it will make life easier!
– I recommend blocking your shawl when it’s done. Wet blocking will enhance all your hard work and create some extra drape.
Stripe Me Shawl pattern
> Start with grey
2sc in 1st ch, ch 1, turn (2)
2sc in 1st st, 1sc in last st, turn (3)
Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of row 2 to easily recognize where you have to make increases
> Change to pink
ch1, 1sc in each st till end, 2sc in last st, turn (4)
ch1, 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in each st till end, turn (5)
> Change to grey
ch 1, 1sc in each st till end, 2sc in last st, turn (6)
ch 1, 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in each st till end, turn (7)
Repeat row 3, 4, 5 & 6 till row 100, meaning you have 50 stripes and 101 stitches.
Flip your work 90 degrees to the right. We are now going to work on the side where all the color changes are made.
Make one single crochet stitch in every row on the side of the color changes. Start in the second pink row from the hook. Make the last stitch in the corner.
> With pink
1sc in every stitch till end, turn (100)
ch 1, 1sc in every st till end, turn (100)
> With grey
ch 1, 1sc in every stitch till end, last 2 st together, turn (99)
ch 1, first 2 st together, 1sc in every st till end, turn (98)
> With pink
ch 1, 1sc in every stitch till end, last 2 st together, turn (97)
ch 1, first 2 st together, 1sc in every st till end, turn (96)
Repeat row 3, 4, 5 & 6 till row 100 (2 stitches left)
> With pink
ch 1, 2st together, turn (1)
ch 1, 1sc (1)
With grey, attach yarn in the corner where you just ended row 102.
Make one single crochet stitch in every stitch around the shawl. Make two single crochet stitches in the corners.
Repeat one more time, you now have a border with 2 rows of single crochet stitches.
Tassels are easy and fun to make. Personally I think this gives the shawl a final touch.
1. Wrap the yarn around your phone until you find it thick enough. With Feels Like Butta yarn 35 times should be enough.
2. Fold one strand around one of the two ends. Tie a tight knot.
3. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot)
4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1.5 cm from the top knot. Secure tight.
5. Trim the bottom
When you are done with the shawl, the vertical part has a different size than the horizontal part. Don’t worry, blocking will fix this.
In short, blocking means you make your shawl wet and pin it in the correct shape to a solid underground. Use measuring tape to make sure both parts have the same width. It will dry and stay in the shape you pinned it. You can also use an iron steam. Find my blocking tutorial here.
After blocking, the shawl looks in balance. Both parts of my shawl have a width of 90 cm / 35.5”
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