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.
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet
Crocheting in rows
Special stitch (cv-st with written explanation in pattern)
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.
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.
This pattern is available for free on my blog here: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/02/02/free-pattern-serape-shawl/
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.