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Raiwë Shawl

This pattern is close to my heart as I designed it for my uncle’s wife’s 50th birthday, as a unique gift. I wanted to make something quick, yet beautifully textured and elegant. She loves yellow and red shades so the yarn cake I had in my stash was perfect for it.

Enjoy my newest design, which is quite easy and fast to make!

I hope you’ll enjoy making it as much as I did creating it! 🙂


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Difficulty:           Intermediate/Advanced

Size:                      150 cm/59” long

                              44 cm/17.5” wide            AFTER BLOCKING

Materials needed:

  • 3.5 mm (E) size hook (I used Furls Alpha Series-Cocobolo get it HERE)
  • NOTE: If you crochet loosely I advise you to use a 3 mm (5/0) size hook
  • 1 Scheepjes Whirl or approximately 1094 yards/1000 meters of fingering weight yarn (I used Scheepjes Whirl in Fruity ’O’ Tutty)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lace patternwork of your shawl and to ensure that your edges are straight

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Puff ST = puff stitch

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium length set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch (Puff ST):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a long loop through that stitch (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over hook again, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) 3 more times. You should have 9 loops on your hook. (Picture 1.)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 8 loops, (2 loops remain on your hook) (Picture 2.)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops. (Picture 3-4.)

(This way, you will only have 1 loop on top of the puff stitches, instead of 2)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.

Gauge:   5 double crochet stitches = 1″ / 2.5cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 that is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • CH 2 always counts as double crochet.
  • US terms used throughout
  • From Row 2, I’ve written the instructions in sections. I’ll refer to these sections in the repeats further on in the pattern (e.g. repeat section 1)
  • At the end of every row, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each row as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lace patternwork of your shawl and to ensure that your edges are straight

Instructions

Important: Before you start, take off 10-12 grams (if you crochet loosely, you can take off 12-15 grams) from the beginning of the skein, which will be used to make the border at this end of the shawl (I will refer to this as leftover yarn 1)

To start: CH 87

Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC in each CH to end

TURN

(86 SC)


Section 1:

Row 2: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, [SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS] 12 times

TURN

(12 Shells, 26 DC)

Row 3: CH 2 (counts as DC), 2 DC in same ST, SK next 3 STS, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, [5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK next 3 STS, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS] 11 times, 3 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(11 Shells, 30 DC)

Row 4: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC between 1st DC and 2nd DC of the row, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS, [1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS] 11 times, 1 DC between last DC and CH 2, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(12 Shells, 26 DC)

Row 5-16: Repeat Row 3-4, ending with Row 4

TURN

(12 Shells, 26 DC)


Section 2:

Row 17: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in each ST to end, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 18: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, CH 2, SK 2 STS, [1 DC in next 2 STS, CH 2, SK 2 STS] 20 times, 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(44 DC, 21 x CH 2 SP)

Row 19: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next CH 2 SP, [1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in next CH 2 SP] 20 times, 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 20: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS, [1 DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS] 11 times, 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(12 Puff Shells, 26 DC)

Row 21: CH 2 (counts as DC), 2 DC in same ST, SK next 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 1st and 2nd Puff ST), SK next ST (Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 2nd and 3rd Puff ST), [SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC), {1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST} between next 2 DC STS, SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 1st and 2nd Puff ST), SK next ST (Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 2nd and 3rd Puff ST)] 11 times, SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC), 3 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(11 Puff Shells, 30 DC)

Row 22: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC between 1st DC and 2nd DC of the row, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST} between next 2 DC STS, [SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 1st and 2nd Puff ST), SK next ST (Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 2nd and 3rd Puff ST),  SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC), {1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST, CH 1, 1 Puff ST} between next 2 DC STS] 11 times, SK 3 STS, 1 DC between last DC and CH 2, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(12 Puff Shells, 26 DC)

Row 23: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in each ST and CH 1 SP to end, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 24: Same as Row 18

TURN

(44 DC, 21 x CH 2 SP)

Row 25: Same as Row 19

TURN

(86 DC)


Row 26-40: Repeat Section 1

Row 41-49: Repeat Section 2

Row 50-64: Repeat Section 1

Row 65-73: Repeat Section 2

Row 74-88: Repeat Section 1

Row 89-97: Repeat Section 2

Row 98-112: Repeat Section 1

Row 113-121: Repeat Section 2

Row 122-136: Repeat Section 1


Row 137: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end, 1 SC in top of CH 2

TURN

DO NOT FASTEN OFF!

(86 SC)


Border 1:

Row 138: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in each ST to end

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 139: Same as Row 18

TURN

(44 DC, 21 x CH 2 SP)

Row 140: Same as Row 19

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 141: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS, [1 DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS] 11 times, 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(12 Puff Groups, 26 DC)

Row 142: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 3 SP, {CH 1, 1 DC} 6 more times in same SP (you should have a total of 7 DC STS and 6 x CH 1 SP in the CH 3 SP), SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC), [1 SC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 3 SP, {CH 1, 1 DC} 6 more times in same SP (you should have a total of 7 DC STS and 6 x CH 1 SP in the CH 3 SP), SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC)]  12 times, 1 SC in top of CH 2

TURN

(13 SC, 12 Large Shells)

Row 143: In this round, SKIP the SC stitches completely between the shells

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, [1 SC in next CH 1 SP, [{1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 1 SP] 4 times, 1 SC in next CH 1 SP] 12 times, 1 SC in last ST

Fasten off.

(122 SC, 48 x CH 3 SP)


Border 2:

Join leftover yarn 1 with a standing DC to the bottom left corner chain or join yarn and CH 2 (counts as DC)

Row 1: 1 DC in each CH to end

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 2: Same as Row 18

TURN

(44 DC, 21 x CH 2 SP)

Row 3: Same as Row 19

TURN

(86 DC)

Row 4: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS, [1 DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST} in next ST, SK 2 STS] 11 times, 1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(12 Puff Groups, 26 DC)

Row 5: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 3 SP, {CH 1, 1 DC} 6 more times in same SP (you should have a total of 7 DC STS and 6 x CH 1 SP in the CH 3 SP), SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC), [1 SC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 2 STS (1 DC, 1 Puff ST), 1 DC in next CH 3 SP, {CH 1, 1 DC} 6 more times in same SP (you should have a total of 7 DC STS and 6 x CH 1 SP in the CH 3 SP), SK 2 STS (1 Puff ST, 1 DC)]  12 times, 1 SC in top of CH 2

TURN

(13 SC, 12 Large Shells)

Row 6: In this round, SKIP the SC stitches completely between the shells

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, [1 SC in next CH 1 SP, [{1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 1 SP] 4 times, 1 SC in next CH 1 SP] 12 times, 1 SC in last ST

Fasten off, weave in all ends and block the finished item.

(122 SC, 48 x CH 3 SP)


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