Napa Valley Shawl
A slightly asymmetrical triangle free crochet shawl pattern
Asymmetrical Shawls are HOT right now. I love playing with the angles and shapes to create something a little off the center of normal. This shawl is just slightly asymmetrical which allows you to wrap one side around your neck and still keep the center point in the center, without creating an unbalanced shape when worn.
The Napa Valley Shawl is free crochet shawl pattern that is perfect for dressing up a simple outfit, or for adding to an already dressed up look. Perfect for those cool crisp nights. One winter hits you can use it as a neck warmer, over a sweater or under your coat.
I can just picture myself going on wine tastings with my husband and wearing this beautiful shawl over my shoulders to keep me warm. I hope you enjoy this free crochet shawl pattern.
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72” across the top, 28” from center top to center point, 45” from top left to center point and 50” from top right to center point. See schematic. After blocking.
12 sts and 6 rows= 4”
9sts and 6 rows= 4”
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side,
Picot- Ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook (this is the first ch you made), this completes one picot
- Ch 3 counts as first dc, last st of each row will be placed in the ch-3 from the previous row
- Ch 1 does not count as first sc
- First st of each row begins in the first dc, this is the same st as the ch-3
- Some rows end with tr instead of dc
- Stitch counts are included in <> brackets at the end of each row
- This shawl is made using Superwash Merino Wool, which is a natural animal fiber that expands when it is blocked. If you are using a synthetic fiber such as acrylic, you will have different dimensions. I recommend using a larger hook to achieve the open, lace look, and desired dimensions.
Change colors every 4 rows
Row 1 (WS): Beginning with Mahvelous Dahling; Ch 4, 4dc in the 3rd ch from hook <5>
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, 2dc in the first st, dc in every st to end, 2dc in last st <each row increases by 3sts>
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in the first st, dc in every st till 2 sts remain, 2dc in next st, 2tr in last st <each row increases by 3sts>
Rows 4-21: Repeat rows 2 & 3 consecutively <65 sts at the end of Row 21>
Rows 22-40: Ch 3, turn, 2dc in first st, dc in every st till 2 sts remain, 2dc in the next st, 2tr in the last st <each row increases by 4sts, 137sts at the end of Row 40>
Edging Row 1 (WS): Beginning with You Make Me Thorny; Turn your work so that the fastened off tail is on the top right of the shawl. Join yarn by sl st in the top of the first st (this is the ch-3 from the beginning of Row 40>. You will be working down the side of the shawl, towards the center tip (which is Row 1). You will be working around the chains or posts of each row, this will be referred to as ‘row end’. Ch 1, 2sc in same st, *ch 6, skip next row end, sc in next row end**, repeat from * till last row end (this will place you at the row end of Row 1), ch 8, sc in the opposite row end of Row 1 (working back up the other edge towards the top of the shawl), Mark the ch-8, repeat from * to ** till you reach the top of the shawl, 2sc in the top of the last st (this will be the last st of Row 40).
Edging Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc next st, 6dc in each ch-6, until you reach the marked ch-8, [4dc, ch 2, 4dc] in ch-8, mark the ch-2, 6dc in each ch-6, dc in next st, 2dc in last st.
Edging Row 3 (WS): Change to Mauvelous Dahling; Ch 1, turn, 2sc in first st, sc next 2sts, *ch 8, sc in space before next 6dc**, repeat from * till you reach the marked/center shell, ch 5, mark the ch-5, [dc, ch 3, dc] in the marked ch-2, mark the ch-3, ch 5, sc in the space before the next 6dc, repeat from * to ** till you reach the space before the last 6dc, ch 8, skip 5-dc, sc next 2sts, 2sc in last st.
Edging Row 4 (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc first st, dc next 2sts, skip 2sts, *6hdc in next ch-8, [4dc, picot, 4dc] in the nect ch-8**, repeat from * marked ch-5 sp, 4hdc in the marked ch-5, [3dc, picot, 3dc] in the center ch-2, 4hdc in the next ch-5, [4dc, picot, 4dc] in the **next ch-8, 6hdc in the next ch-8, repeat from ** to last ch-8 space, skip 2sts, dc next st, 2dc in last st.
Block as needed or to finished dimensions.
Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. She strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by The Yarn Box in 2012 and by AllFreeCrochet in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Most recently Lorene has become the Creative Director for Furls Crochet. Follow Lorene on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. You can also subscribe to the Cre8tion Crochet Weekly Newsletter for weekly free patterns, discounts on paid patterns, reviews and giveaways and business tips.