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Flame and Ember Shawl

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Crochet Pattern


The shawl was crocheted using 3 strands of yarn. The color gradient achieved by substituting one strand of red yarn with a strand of black yarn after each 20 rows.

Size: Width - 98" (250 cm), depth - 49" (125 cm) without a fringe.

Materials:Lace weight 100% wool yarn 780 m (853 yds)/ 100 g red - 3 skeins.
Lace weight 100% wool yarn 780 m (853 yds)/ 100 g black - 5 skeins.

Hook size E (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 5 dc = 0.8" (2 cm)

Abbreviations:

sl st = slip st
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

SHAWL

See chart below.

Crochet back and forth.

Start with 3 strands of red yarn. Chain 10, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: ch 3, 10 dc into the ring.

Row 2: ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 3, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 2, 1 dc into ch-3.

Row 3: ch 7, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 9, 1 dc into ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 4, 1 dc in the 3rd ch from ch-5.

Row 4: ch 5, 5 dc into the ch-4-sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in to the next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 4 dc into ch 9, ch 3, 1 sc into ch 9, ch 3, 4 dc into ch 9, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into the next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 5 dc in to ch 7, ch 2, 1 dc into ch-7.

Row 5: ch 7, 1 dc into next 5 dc, ch 5, 1 dc into next 5 dc, ch 9, 1 dc into next 5 dc, ch 5, 1 dc into next 5 dc, ch 4, 1 dc into ch-5.

Row 6: ch 5, 5 dc into ch 4, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 5 dc into ch 5, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 sc, ch 3, 4 dc) into ch 9, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 5 dc in ch-5, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, (5 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-7.

Row 7: ch 7, *1 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 5*, from *repeat 1 more time, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc into ch-3, ch 9, 1 dc into next ch-3, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, *ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, from * repeat one time, ch 4, 1 dc into ch-5.

Row 8: ch 5, 5 dc into ch-4, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, *5 dc into ch-5, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, from * repeat one more time, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 sc, ch 3, 4 dc) into ch-9, *ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 5 dc into ch-5, from * repeat one more time, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc into next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, (5 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-7.

Row 9: ch 7, *1 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 5, from * repeat 2 more times, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc into ch-3, ch 9, 1 dc into next ch-3, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, * ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, from * repeat 2 more times, ch 4, 1 dc into ch-5.

Repeat rows 8 and 9, adding one more repeat from * at the beginning and the end of the row.

Row 22: Continue with 2 strands of red yarn and 1 strand of black yarn.

Row 42: Continue with 1 strand of red yarn and 2 strands of black yarn.

Row 62: Continue with 3 strands of black yarn.

Work 81 rows. Tie off.

Make black fringe 5-5.5" (13-14 cm).

Have fun!

May 28, 2019. Pattern was updated.

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Poster: Patty LaBonte
August 11, 2017

I don't know how to read diagrams. Do I need to to follow directions? Love the shawl.
Poster: nancy
November 11, 2013

I would love to make this but I am having difficulty finding lace weight wool. What brand wool was used for this project? the thinnest i can find is #10 cotton.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 4, 2012

For this shawl I used 3 strands of lace weight yarn.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
November 1, 2012

Yes, the shawl was crocheted back and forth. You have to turn it each row.
Poster: mid-evil
September 10, 2013

the shawl in the picture doesn't even look like the pattern in the chart it looks like clusters
Poster: Anita Williams
June 10, 2016

When you are making a stitch into the chain 3 of the previous row, are you making it in the chain 3 space or actually into one of the chain stitches?
Poster: Carol Banks
April 1, 2015

Can I have a copy of the chart without the writing on the bottom? Thanks
Poster: armida
February 4, 2016

Did anyone figure out the written instructions; i am lousy at diagrams!
Poster: Lyn
November 12, 2014

Beautiful shawl. I am almost finished with mine. There are typos in the instructions, so use the diagram. I am using a number 3 Simply Soft Light yarn so my shawl is a bit heavier, good for WI fall or spring. I also did mine in grey and black. It is stunning. I will also add, this was my first project asside from straight rows for scarfs. Good thing I have a book that teaches reading diagrams or I would have been up a creek.
Poster: MO
October 10, 2013

That shawl is absolutely stunning! I'm going to start this as a winter project and I think I will do it in the red and black as well. Thx so much for sharing. MO
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