Wave Shawl—Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share my newest free pattern…Wave Shawl! This shawl, made from fingering weight yarn, is a perfect light summer wrap. Disclosure: this post may contain Affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I will not link anything that I have not personally used and lov

The inspiration for this shawl came kind of spontaneously. I knew I wanted to use up my Stroll Gradient yarn, so I started a shawl. As I crocheted, the design just flowed out! The great thing about this shawl is that it is very easily adjustable. You can make it as small or as big as you want! Plus, it only takes one skein of yarn to make! Keep reading to find out more about the beautiful yarn I used.

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The Yarn

Okay, so lets talk about the yarn. Like I said, I used Knit Picks Stroll Gradient. This is an absolutely gorgeous yarn. It is 75% superwash merino wool, which makes it wonderfully soft and squishy. Plus, it comes in a bunch of beautiful colorways! Each ball has three complimenting colors that fade into each each other. I used the color called spacewalk. As you can tell, it is a lovely combination of blues and purples.

Wave Shawl

Ready to make this shawl for your own wardrobe? Here are the instructions!

Wave Shawl

 By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Notes:

  1. Shawl is one large triangular piece. Pattern starts at the tip and is worked outward, with increases along each side edge. 
  2. Turn at the end of each row, unless otherwise specified.
  3. When turning, ch 3 always counts as first stitch.
  4. For a comprehensive list of standard abbreviations, click here

Materials

Finished Measurements

This shawl is very easily adjustable. Simply keep repeating the established pattern till it reaches desired size. (More instructions farther down.)

Special Stitches:

V-Stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch.

Shell (sh): (5 dc) in indicated stitch

Instructions:

Row 1: Ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 4 dc in first dc. Sk 3 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. Ch 1, v-stitch in between next 2 shells. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch 1 space) twice. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) across all ch-1 spaces. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 6-20: Repeat row 5.

Row 21: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 9 times. Sh in next ch-1 space. V-stitch in next ch-1 space. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 8 times. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 22: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 9 times. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch, sh in first dc of next sh. Sk 3 dc, sh in last dc of same sh. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch, v-stitch in next ch-1 space. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 8 times. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 23: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 9 times. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch and next ch 2. Sh in first dc of next sh. Sk 3 dc, sh in next dc. Sk 4 dc, sh in next dc. Ch 2, sk next ch-2 and next v-stitch, v-stitch in next ch-1 space. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 8 times. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 24: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 9 times. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch and next ch 2. Sh in first dc of next sh. (Sk 4 dc, sh in next dc) across all shells. NOTE on last shell, you will only skip 3 dc instead of 4. Ch 2, sk next ch-2 and next v-stitch, v-stitch in next ch-1 space. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 8 times. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 25:  Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 9 times. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch and next ch 2. Sh in first dc of next sh. Sk 3 dc, sh in next dc. (Sk 4 dc, sh in next dc) across all shells. Ch 2, sk next ch 2 and next v-stitch, v-stitch in next ch-1 space. (Ch 1, v-stitch in next ch-1 space) 8 times. Ch 1, sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Row 26-46: Repeat rows 24-25.

To adjust shawl: simply keep repeating row 24-25 until shawl reaches desired length, then work edging below.

Edging, last row: Ch 3, 4 dc in first dc. (Sh in next ch-1 space) across all ch-1 spaces. Sh in next ch-2 space. (Sh in space between next two shells) across all shells. Sh in next ch-2 space. (Sh in next ch-1 space) across all ch-1 spaces. Sk 4 dc, sh in last dc.

Finishing:

Weave in ends, and block using the wet blocking method. 

That’s all there is to it—you’re done!

Wave shawl

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Happy crocheting!

— Rachel 🙂

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