This is a simple shawl pattern, similar to the popular Granny Square Triangle Shawl. Made with the Box Stitch Pattern it does not display all of the holes of a true Granny Square Stitch. It is worked with worsted weight yarn and it is what I would consider a very generous size shawl for those of us who dislike bare arms and want lots of coverage.
16 oz any soft worsted Weight yarn color of your choice
Susan Bates U.S. Size I – 9 crochet hook
Size approximately 80″ wide by 40″ deep including border
Row 1: chain 6, sl st in first st to form ring. Or start with Adjustable Loop
Row 2: chain 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 1, turn ( 8 dc)
Row 3: sc in space between first 2 dc, chain 3, sc in ch 2 space, ch 3, sc in same space, (point made) ch 3, sc between last 2 dc, turn.
Row 4: ch 3, 3 dc in first single crochet, (this adds a new cluster to the beginning of each dc row) 3 dc in ch 3 space across row to the 3 chain loop(point) work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in loop, 3 dc in next 3 ch sp, across row ending with 4 dc in last single crochet, turn. Your shawl will gradually form a natural curve at the ends as double crochet rows are added.
Row 5: ch 1, sc between first 2 dc, chain 3, skipping 3 dc, work a sc between the dc stitches forming groups of 3 dc clusters, to the point. In the point work sc, ch 3, sc all in the same space, ch 3, continuing to form 3 dc clusters to end of row, ending with ch 3, sc between last 2 dc, turn.
Repeat: rows 4 and 5 until you have 28 double crochet rows.
For additional Photo tutorial on how to get started:
Depending on your choice of border you may wish to work row 5 one more time to take advantage of the 3 ch loops as a base for the border.
I love a basic fringe for a border; of course, as always, you may add the border of your choice or none at all.
On this shawl I wanted to make it a bit more fancy so I adapted the border from Doris Chan’s “All Shawl” which can be found in her free pattern on Ravelry.
If you wish to add the same border I did, you need the All Shawl pattern by Doris Chan.
If you observe the pattern you will notice it alternates shell patterns with pineapples.
I ended my shawl on a single crochet row so I would have the chain 3 loops to work in, instead of the double crochet stitches.
I wanted a pineapple stitch to be at the center of the point, so starting at the point, instead of counting as 1, 2, 3, I counted the point loop as a pineapple, space, shell, space, pineapple, space, shell, space pineapple, etc.. until I got to the beginning of the row.
It so happened on my shawl the first loop would be a shell. I then began on the second row of the border (see the mark for row 2 on the left side of the graph on the top of page 9 on the All Shall Pattern)
I followed that graph and I chained 3, ((but I worked a double crochet in the same stitch (see red arrow) on my photo below because I wanted a solid edge)) then I worked chain 1, double crochet shell, ch 1, skipped a loop, triple crochet set, (to start pineapple) skipped a loop, worked a dc shell, skipped a loop…repeat to the point.
In the point I worked the triple crochet set for the pineapple, then starting up the other side I skipped the next ch 3 loop and worked a shell, skip a loop, start triple crochets for the pineapple. When I got to the end of the row I chained 1 and worked 2 double crochet in the last stitch. There you have the base for the border. NOTE: If the the base for the border seems a bit tight for your shawl, try putting 2 chain stitches between each shell and pineapple stitch instead of just 1 as you work across each row.
Follow the graph rows 3 – 6 working shell in shell stitches and pineapple stitches required for each pineapple to complete your border.
Page 8 gives a close up detail of how the finished pattern should look.