Serape Shawl

This stripe pattern in this rectangular shawl is inspired by the serape shawls of Mexico. The special stitch creates an interesting texture and a gentle drape.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet
Crocheting in rows
Special stitch (cv-st with written explanation in pattern)

Skill Level

Materials List
Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Merino/20% polyamide, 20% silk, 3.5 oz/100 g, 439 yd/401.5 m) – 3 skeins Purple Passion (CA), 1 skein Natural (CB), and 1 skein Burgundy (CC), or approximately 1,790 yd (1,637 m) in any sock weight yarn.

US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn needle.

Finished Size
70” (178 cm) long x 13.5” (34.5 cm) wide before blocking

26 sts x 11 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) when pinned flat but not blocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pattern Instructions
This pattern is available for free on my blog here:

Serape Shawl


Megi Burcl

Size 48″ wide along longest edge and 18 1/4″ tall at tallest point, excluding fringe

Yarn Shibui Knits Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 191 yd [175 m]/50 g):

  • #2004 ivory (MC), 1 skein
  • #115 brick (dark red-orange; A), 1 skein
  • #2023 clay (pale orange; B), 1 skein
  • #2016 suit (navy blue; C), 1 skein
  • #103 apple (yellow-green; D), 1 skein
  • #2027 pool (teal; E), 1 skein

Gauge 24 sts and 42 rows = 4″ in garter st


  • Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ or longer circular (cir) needle
  • Markers (m)
  • Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
  • 41/2″ piece of cardboard for fringe
  • Tapestry needle

This eye-catching asymmetrical shawl is worked side to side in varying stripes of garter stitch, while the intarsia motif is simple stockinette stitch. A light fringe is added in finishing to complete this Southwest-inspired knit.

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