6 Weeks of Summer Shawl Crochet Along

Beautiful summer crochet shawl pattern that will be released in 6 instalments as a crochet along! Learn new stitches and practice increases and decreases with this fun community event.


I can not believe how quick this time has come – The Six Weeks of Summer Shawl Crochet Along is here! I know summer will look very differently for each of us. Entertaining kids for six weeks, travelling for holiday (hopefully) or attending festivals and events.

However, no matter what your plans are for summer, we have one thing in common. We all need to relax and recharge the batteries!

That is exactly what the shawl crochet along will bring you. I hope that after a busy day you will find some quality quiet time. Please join me for the crochet along.

This is a community event where we will all be working on the same project simultaneously. You will get all the support you need throughout the shawl crochet along to finish your make.

If you would like to read some basic information about the crochet along, yarn details and the prize draw, visit the Summer Shawl Crochet Along – Six Weeks of Summer main event page.

6 Weeks of Summer Shawl Crochet Along Schedule

I am going to release the shawl pattern in 6 different parts over 6 weeks as a shawl crochet along. Please see the schedule below for the dates.

  • part 1 – 23rd July 2021
  • part 2 – 30th July 2021
  • part 3 – 6th August 2021
  • part 4 – 13th August 2021
  • part 5 – 20th August 2021
  • part 6 – 27th August 2021
shawl crochet along teaser picture

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Alternatively, you can also purchase an ad free version of the pattern from my shops below. This pattern contains extra crochet charts and video tutorials for each section to help you with the shawl crochet along.


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MATERIALS FOR THE SHAWL CROCHET ALONG

Crochet UK yarn cake (4-ply / fingering weight; 1000 m/270g)

4 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Blocking mat and pins

TENSION

19 dc x 8 rows measures 10×10 cm. (unblocked, the tension has been set over a plain dc stitch as each section uses different stitch combination)

FINISHED SIZE

Approx 175 x 45 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS) USED IN SHAWL CROCHET ALONG

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sc2tog- single crochet the indicated 2 stitches together

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet the indicated stitches together

crossed dc – crossed double crochet – miss next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in the missed st crossing the stitches over

dc2 cluster– yarn over, insert hook in st, pull up loop, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook in same st, pull up loop, pull through 2 loops; yarn over and pull through all loops on hook

V st- (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) worked in same sp/st

ch-sp – chain space

dc3tog – double crochet the following 3 stitches together

PATTERN NOTES

  • The finished shape of the wrap is parallelogram
  • It is worked across the shorter row of the parallelogram shape
  • To create this slanted shape, it is worked diagonally – increasing on one side and decreasing on the other side
parallelogram shape of the shawl
Parallelogram shape of the shawl
  • There are 7 sections of the pattern from A to G. Section A is repeated at the end of each part.

SHAWL CROCHET ALONG MAIN PATTERN

week one of six weeks of summer crochet along

SECTION A

Chain 89.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. [88 sc]

*Row 2 (RS): 4 ch (counts as 1 ch st + dc), 1 dc in first sc at the bottom of 4 ch, 1 dc into 4th ch from hook of the starting 4 ch = first crossed dc created, crossed dc across until the last 3 sts, miss 2 sts, 1 dc2 cluster in last st, turn. [43 crossed dc + 1 dc2 cluster]

Row 3: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc2tog, 1 sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. [88 sc]

Repeat Row 2 & Row 3 another 4 times.*

For an in-depth tutorial and video, check out Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Free Tutorial here on my blog.

section A of the shawl crochet along

SECTION B

Row 12: 3 ch (counts as first dc throughout Section B pattern), 3 dc in same st at the bottom of beginning 3 ch, *miss 2 sts, 1 V st in next st, miss 2 sts, 3 dc in next; repeat from * across until last 3 sts, miss next 2 sts, 1 dc in last st, turn. [15 3dc, 14 V-sts] 

Row 13: 3 ch, miss the next 3 dc cluster, 1 dc in space between the cluster and V st, *3 dc into next V st, 1 V st into middle dc of 3 dc cluster; repeat from * across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch of prev row, turn. [14 3dc, 14 V-sts] 

Row 14: 3 ch, 1 V st into the same st at the bottom of beg 3 ch, *3 dc into next V st, 1 V st into middle dc of 3 dc cluster; repeat pattern from * across to last st, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch of prev row, turn. [14 3dc, 15 V-st] 

Row 15: 3 ch, miss the next V st, 1 dc in space between the V st and 3 dc cluster, *1 V st into middle dc of 3 dc cluster, 3 dc into next V st; repeat from * across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch of prev row, turn. [14 3dc, 14 V-sts] 

Repeat Row 12 – 15 another 2 times.

Repeat Row 12 once more.

Row 25: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc2tog across the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each st and 2 ch-sp across, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch of prev row, turn. [88 sc]

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *. 

section B

NOTE: please do not chain the 2 ch between stitches too tight throughout this section. This is to give you enough stretch when blocking

SECTION C

Row 36: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), 1 sc in the st at the bottom of beginning 4 ch, 1 sc in next st, * 2 ch, miss 2 sts**, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 ch, miss 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts; repeat pattern from * across until the last 4 sts ending last repeat at **, 1 dc into the next st, miss 2 sts, 1 dc2 cluster into the last st, turn. [21dc, 22sc,1 dc2 cl]

Row 37: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout Section C), 1 sc2tog the following 2 sts, *2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc**, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 ch, miss the next 1 ch-sp, 2 sc into 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch from prev row, turn. [1sc2tog, 22sc, 22dc]

Row 38: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of beg 3 ch, 2 ch, miss next sc and 1 ch-sp, *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc into last st, turn. [23dc, 22sc]

Row 39: 2 ch + 1 dc into next sc (counts as dc2 cluster), 1 dc in next sc, *2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp**, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in next dc, 2 sc into top of beg 3 ch from prev row, turn. [1dc2 cl, 21dc, 23sc]

Row 40: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), miss the st at the bottom of beg 4 ch, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp**, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc2tog the last 2 sts together, turn. [23dc, 20sc, 1sc2tog]

Row 41: 3 ch (counts as first dc), miss next 2 ch-sp, *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 ch**, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, miss next 1 ch-sp, 2 dc into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from prev row, turn. [23dc, 22sc]

Row 42: 1 ch, 2 sc into first dc, 1 sc in next dc, *2 ch, miss next 2 ch- sp**, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc2tog the next sc and beg 3 ch from prev row, turn. [23sc, 21dc, 1 dc2tog]

Row 43: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, *2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc**, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc; repeat pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 ch, 2 sc in last sc, turn. [1 sc2tog, 22dc, 22sc]

Repeat Row 38 – 43 for pattern another 2 times.

Row 56: 1 ch, 2 sc into first st, work 1 sc into each st and 2 sc into each 2 ch-sp across until last 2 ch-sp, 1 sc into last 2 ch-sp, 1 sc2tog the 2 ch-sp and last st, turn. [88 sc]

Row 57: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc across to last st, 2 sc into last st, turn. [88 sc]

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *.

week 2 of the crochet along for summer

SECTION D

Row 68: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st at the bottom of 3 ch, miss 2 sts, *4 dc in next st, miss 3 sts; repeat from * across until the last st, 1 dc in last st, turn. [88 dc]

Row 69: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st across until last st, 2 sc into the top of beg 3 ch, turn. [88sc]

Repeat Row 68 – 69 another 9 more times.

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *. 

week 3 of the crochet along for summer

SECTION E

Row 98: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch-sp), 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, *2 ch, 1 dc2tog (working first leg in same st, miss 3 sts, work second leg in next st), 2 ch, 1 sc in same st; repeat from * across until last 3 sts, miss 2 sts, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Row 99: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout Section E), *1 sc in same st, 2 ch**, 1 dc2tog (working first leg in same st and second leg into top of next dc2tog), 2 ch; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Row 100: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch-sp), 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, *2 ch, 1 dc2tog (working first leg in same st and second leg in next dc2tog), 2 ch, 1 sc in same st; repeat from * across until last dc2tog st, 2 ch, 1 dc2tog (working first leg in same st and second leg into top of last dc2tog), turn leaving remaining 2 ch-sp and sc unworked.

Row 101: 1 ch, *1 sc in same st, 2 ch**, 1 dc2tog (working first leg in same st and second leg in next dc2tog), 2 ch; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Row 100 – 101 another 5 times.

Row 112: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in next dc2tog; repeat from * across until last 2 ch-sp, 1 sc2tog the last 2 ch-sp and last dc2tog, turn leaving remaining 2 ch-sp and sc unworked. [88 sc]

Row 113: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc across to last st, 2 sc into last st, turn. [88 sc]

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *.

week 4 of the crochet along for summer

SECTION F

Note: the dc2tog st lies at a perpendicular angle to the stitch you have just made. After working 3 ch, you need to insert a hook under both loops of the dc3tog stitch. This might seem like an odd angle and working in reverse but you can easily do that.

Row 124: 6 ch, 1 dc2tog into 3rd ch of beg 6 chain, 1 dc3tog starting with the stitch at the bottom of beg 6 ch, *3 ch, 1 dc2tog into top of dc3tog st, miss next st on main row, 1 dc3tog; repeat from * across until last st, 1 dc into last st, turn. 

Row 125: 2 ch, 1 dc into next dc3tog (counts as 1 dc2tog), *1 ch, miss the next (3ch, 1 dc2tog), 3 dc into the top of next dc3tog; repeat pattern from * across working the last 3 dc into 3rd chain of beg 6 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 126: 6 ch, 1 dc2tog into 3rd ch of beg 6 chain, 1 dc3tog starting with the stitch at the bottom of beg 6 ch, *3 ch, 1 dc2tog into top of dc3tog st, miss next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc3tog across the next 3 dc sts; repeat from * across until last 1 ch-sp, miss 1 ch-sp, 1 dc into top of dc2tog from previous row, turn. 

Row 127: 3 ch (does not count as a st), *3 dc into the top of next dc3tog, 1 ch, miss the next (3ch, 1 dc2tog); repeat from * across working the last 3 dc into 3rd chain of beg 6 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 128: 6 ch, 1 dc2tog into 3rd ch of beg 6 chain, 1 dc3tog starting with the stitch at the bottom of beg 6 ch, *3 ch, 1 dc2tog into top of dc3tog st, miss next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc3tog across the next 3 dc sts; repeat from * across to end, turn leaving the beg 3 ch from previous row unworked.

Row 129: 3 ch (does not count as a st), miss the next (3ch, 1 dc2tog), *3 dc into the top of next dc3tog**, 1 ch, miss the next (3ch, 1 dc2tog); repeat from * across ending last repeat at ** working the last 3 dc into 3rd chain of beg 6 ch from previous row, turn.

Repeat Row 128 – 129 another 3 times.

Row 136: 1 ch, 2 sc in st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc into each dc and 1 ch-sp across to last dc leaving the beg 3 ch from previous row unworked. [88 sc]

Row 137: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc across to last st, 2 sc into last st, turn. [88 sc] 

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *.

SECTION F OF THE SHAWL CROCHET ALONG

SECTION G

Row 148: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch-sp), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, * 2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 sc into next st, 2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 dc into next st; rep pattern from * across until last 3 sts, miss 2 sts, 1 dc2 cluster into last st, turn.

Row 149: 3 ch (counts as first dc st), miss following 1 dc and 2 ch-sp, *1 dc into next sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc into next dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp; rep pattern from * across, 1 dc into 3rd ch of beginning 5 ch, turn.

Row 150: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch-sp), 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, * 2 ch, miss following 2 ch-sp**,1 dc into next sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc into next dc; repeat pattern from * across to last sc ending last repeat at **, 1 dc2tog the last sc and beg 3 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 151: 3 ch (counts as first dc st), miss following 2 ch-sp, *1 dc into next sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp**, 1 sc into next dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp; rep pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc into 3rd ch of beginning 5 ch, turn.

Row 152: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch-sp), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, * 2 ch, miss following 2 ch-sp, 1 sc into next dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp**, 1 dc into next sc; repeat pattern from * across to last sc ending last repeat at **, 1 dc2tog the last sc and beg 3 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 153: 3 ch (counts as first dc st), miss following 2 ch-sp, *1 dc into next sc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp, 1 sc into next dc, 2 ch, miss next 2 ch-sp**; rep pattern from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 dc into 3rd ch of beginning 5 ch, turn.

Repeat Row 150 – 153 another 3 times. 

Row 166: 1 ch, 2 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 ch into next 2 ch-sp, *1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next 1 ch-sp, 1 sc into next dc, 1 sc into next 2 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * across to end, turn. [87 sc]

Row 167: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st across until last, 2 sc into last st, turn. [88 sc]

Repeat SECTION A pattern from * to *. 

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off. Sew in both ends securely but do not cut off.

The finished shawl benefits from firm wet blocking. Pin it out to dimensions 175 x 45 cm and let dry overnight.

After you unpin the shawl from blocking board, cut the two ends off.


Alternatively, you can also purchase an ad free version of the pattern on Ravelry. This pattern contains extra crochet charts and video tutorials for each section. However, the pattern will not be available in full at the start. It will be updated each week so the whole design will remain a surprise. You will be sent an update before the pattern is released here on the blog. This way you can still take part in the crochet along. However, you will have your pattern safely stored in your library.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “6 Weeks of Summer Shawl Crochet Along

  1. Hi bought the pattern, bought the yarn, excited to get started,but I don’t quite understand the instructions in row 2. Got the ch4 and first dc then I’m not understanding the next stitch placement. Please help.

    1. Hi Shelley, if you bought the PDF there is a link to a video tutorial in the file which will help you with the stitch placement. I hope that helps.

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