Free pattern for a super-easy-to-do crochet shawl
I love spending my holidays at the North Sea. The wind, the salty air and the sounds of the sea are perfect to take a deep breath and relax.
When the tide begins to ebb, the receding water reveals a lot of interesting textures on the seabed.
The stitch pattern of the "Nordseestrand" (engl. North Sea Beach) Shawl is inspired by those lines.
The shawl "Nordseestrand" is very easy to crochet. The stitch pattern consists of single crochet stitches only that are worked into the back loops. The shape is created by four increases per row.
The shawl is made top down and can be finished at any size.
With 5 balls of Catania it is approx. 115 x 49 cm / 45 x 19 in.
You can make the shawl in one colour, with stripes or with gradient yarn, just as you like.
Use your favourite yarn.
- 500 - 600 m / 540 - 650 yds sport or DK weight yarn
e.g. Schachenmayr Catania Denim, 125 m / 50 gr., 100 % cotton:
1 x 50 gr. col. 102 Natur
1 x 50 gr. col. 153 Hellblau
1 x 50 gr. col. 152 Jeans
2 x 50 gr. col. 150 Nachtblau
- a crochet hook size 3 - 3.5 mm / US D - E / UK 11 - 9 or suitable for your yarn
- 3 pieces of waste yarn in contrast colour, approx. 30 cm / 12 in long, for marking where to increase
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
The turning chain does not count as stitch.
To increase work 2 sc in one stitch.
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Row 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (8 sts)
Always work into the back loops of the sts:
Row 2: * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. (12 sts)
Row 3: * 1 sc in next two sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. (16 sts)
Row 4: * 1 sc in next three sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 5: * 1 sc in next four sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. (24 sts)
Row 6: * 1 sc in next five sts, 2 sc in next st, place marking thread between sts, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)
At the end of the row I did not use a marker anymore.
* sc until marking thread, increase in st in front of thread, bring thread to the front (or back) of your work, repeat from *, ch 1, turn.
Increase four sts in every row: three sts in the middle and one st at the end of the row.
Each of the four segments has the same number of sts.
Repeat until your shawl has the desired size.
The marking threads form a straight line. Pull threads to move them up, when needed.
When working with several colours, add the new colour at the turning chain.
Work one row of slip stitches into the back loops of all sts.
Wave in ends.
Do not block. Just let dry flat when washed.
Are you on Instagram? I would love to see your shawl! Use the hashtag #NordseestrandTuch and tag me (@haekelreigen) so I can find it.
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bonnie lee (Freitag, 19 August 2022 16:29)
I so love your Altaira pattern. I raise Monarch butterflies and can really see the butterflies in the pattern. I am going to work with the colors of the butterflies to create the shawl! Thank you so much. I still have to figure out how to pay for the darn pattern.
Häkelreigen (Montag, 22 August 2022 17:40)
Hi, Bonnie Lee!
Thank you! I would love to see your shawl! Please show it on Instagram.