This crochet granny stitch shawl was such a fun make. It almost never happens that a pattern works out the very first try without needing to frog some of it. This crochet pattern came about almost effortlessly.
I was always afraid of using more than 2 or 3 colors in a crochet pattern because I hated weaving in ends. Can you relate? But ever since I started branching out and brainstorming ideas using more colors together its like a whole new realm has opened up.
Using multiple colors in a design also helps me use more of my yarn stash rather than needing to purchase more of 1 color to create a design.
About the granny stitch shawl
This granny stripes crochet shawl is just a bit fancier than your typical rectangle shawl.
The stripes of this crochet shawl use the granny stitch with slight increases on some of the rows to create a slight trapezoid shape.
5 colors total are needed to make this shawl. You can use less colors if you wish to as well.
The yarn used is Lion Brand Coboo and Lion Brand Cotton-Fetti Blend. Coboo is a 50% cotton 50% bamboo mix. The Cotton-Fetti Blend is a 50% acrylic and 50% cotton blend yarn.
The yarn used makes for this shawl to be the perfect Summer Shawl. But if you like this shawl for Fall or Winter then you can switch the yarn for a wool blend in a color scheme suited for those seasons.
This shawl is worked in 3 sections. The granny stitch stripes are worked first and then the lacy sections are worked on each short edge of the shawl.
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So, lets get started on this crochet granny stitch shawl!
If you like this pattern then check out the Granny Square V Scarf or the Wildflowers Wrap.
- #3 DK Weight, Lion Brand Coboo, 475 yards (MC); Lion Brand Cotton-Fetti Blend, 60 yards (A); 70 yards (B); 80 yards (C), 90 yards (D) or suitable substitutes
- US Size (H/8) 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle, Scissors
- 75 x 13”
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sp(s) – space(s)
- sk – skip
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- sc – single crochet
- dc -double crochet
- Special Stitches:
- beginning dc (beg dc) = do not ch to start, sc in first st, sc in left vertical bar of sc just made (also known as – stacked single crochet)
- The granny stripes are worked first creating a slight trapezoid shape.
- The lacy sides are crocheted on each end after the main body of the shawl is worked.
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Instructions – Daybreak Shawl:
Row 1: With A, fsc 121 (a multiple of 3+1) or ch 122 (multiple of 3+2), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn – 121 sts.
Row 2: Beg dc in 1st, dc in same st as 1st, ch 1, sk 2, * 3 dc in next, ch 1, sk 2; repeat from * across to last, 2 dc in last, turn – 121 dc, 40 ch sps.
Row 3: Beg dc in 1st, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3, 3 dc in next ch sp; repeat from * across to last 2, ch 1, sk 1, dc in last, turn – 122 dc, 41 ch sps.
Carry the unused color up the side until it is used again and fasten off when the color chart says to.
Row 4: With MC, beg dc in 1st, 3 dc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3, 3 dc in next ch sp; repeat from * across to last, dc in last, turn – 125 dc, 40 ch sps.
Row 5: Beg dc in 1st, dc in same st as 1st, ch 1, sk 3, *3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk 3; repeat from * across to last, 2 dc in last, turn – 124 dc, 41 ch sps.
Rows 6-31: Repeat Rows 3-5 following the color scheme chart below. End on a Row 4 repeat.
|6-7||A, fasten off A after Row 7.|
|14-15||B, fasten off B after Row 15.|
|22-23||C, fasten off C after Row 23.|
|28-29||MC – *see note below|
|*Note||Carry MC up the side of the last 2 rows. This will picked back up to be used on the side.|
|30-31||D, pick up MC after Row 31, fasten off D.|
Row 1: With MC, work down the short side, ch 1, sc 62 evenly along the side by placing 1 sc at each corner and 2 sc along the edge of each dc st on the end of each row, turn – 62 sts.
Row 2: Beg dc in 1st, 2 dc in next, ch 2, sk 2, *2 dc in next, ch 2, sk 2; repeat from * across to last, dc in last, turn – 42 dc, 20 ch sps.
Row 3: Beg dc in 1st, *2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2 sk 2; repeat from * across to last, dc in last, turn – 42 dc, 20 ch sps.
Rows 4-15: Repeat Row 3.
On the opposite short side, join MC to edge of the first st of row 1.
Repeat Rows 1-15 from Side 1. Do not fasten off after last row and do not turn. Sc evenly around entire shawl. Join with a slip stitch to the first st of the round.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Steam or wet block if desired to open up the stitches some.
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