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Dawn in the Woods Shawl

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Crochet Pattern

Dawn in the Woods is a fun, scarf-like shawl featuring an eye-catching pineapple crochet border.

The basic shape of this shawl is a long, flat triangle, which means that the shawl can be wrapped or draped just like a scarf. The shawl is worked sideways, starting at one narrow end of the triangle, getting wider towards the middle and then narrowing again on the other side.

The body of the shawl is made up of V-stitches and is quite straightforward to work, as long as you mind the increases and decreases. The shawl's border is the real challenge in this project, and is actually pineapple crochet!

As many projects, this shawl started with a yarn. In my stash, I had a Kauni (affiliate link) fingering-weight yarn featuring long color transitions of pink, white and coffee. Every time I saw it, the color combination reminded me of a bright, pink dawn on a snowy winter day. Here in the Northeast, we get plenty of those! I wanted to create a shawl that would work with the yarn to enhance this atmosphere.

That said, this shawl can be made with almost any color or weight of yarn, including lace, sport, DK or even worsted-weight, as long as you use the appropriate hook. You may also wish to adjust the size of the shawl accordingly. This is easy to do, by just repeating rows 11-24 of the pattern more or less times. Just remember that increases in the first half of the shawl need to be followed by corresponding decreases in the second half!

For this type of pattern in particular, I think it's very useful to have a diagram, and so I included one. Hopefully, it is helpful!

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
- Basic crochet stitches: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc) -не было, slip stitch (sl.st)
- Decreasing with double crochet: 2 double crochet cluster (2dccl)

FINISHED SIZE: width - 78" (195 cm), depth - 20" (50 cm).

Materials: Kauni (affiliate link) 8/2 Effektgarn 100% Wool sport weight yarn 440 yd (400 m)/100g, color EJ pink-beige - 2 skeins.

Hook: 7 (4.50 mm)

Gauge is not important

Notions:
- Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends
- Stitch marker (optional) - for your convenience place the marker between the border and main part of the shawl.

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell - here: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into indicated st.
Shell in shell - here: shell into ch-2-space of the shell from the previous row
V-st - V-stitch, here: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into indicated stitch
V-st in V-st - V-stitch in V-stitch : V-st in the ch-1-space of the V-st from the previous row.
double V-st - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into indicated st
2dccl - 2 dc cluster (dc decrease) !
3dccl - 3 dc cluster (dc double decrease) !
3tr-bobble - 3 treble bobble st ! (explain)
RS - right side
WS - wrong side


Shawl

Ch 4, join with slip stitch to create a circle.

Row 1 (RS): ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in circle, ch 2, 3 dc in circle.

Row 2 (WS): ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch2-space.

Row 3: ch 3, (3-dc shell into ch2-space) twice.

Row 4: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 dc into top st of ch 3.

Row 5: ch 5, 1 dc in dc, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 dc in ch5-space, ch 3, shell in shell.

Row 6: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, 2 dc in dc, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch2- space, ch 5, 1 sc in dc, ch 3, 1 dc in top st of ch 5.

Row 7: ch 5, 1 dc in dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch5-space, ch3, 1 dc in ch3-space, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 6, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 6, shell in shell.

Row 8: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 7, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 7, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch2-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch3-space) twice, ch 3, place marker, double V-st : (1dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch5-space. After the marker is the beginning of the main part of the shawl.

Row 9: ch 3, skip ch1-space, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) double V-st in next ch1-space, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch5- space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch3-space, shell in shell, ch 6, 2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 6, shell in shell.

Row 10: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, 2 dc in dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in next ch3-space) twice, ch 3, V-st in each ch1-space of double V-st, 1 dc in ch 5.

Row 11: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 2 V-sts, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch3-space, shell in shell, ch 4, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc, ch 4, shell in shell.

Row 12: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, double V-st in first V-st, V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 13: ch 3, V-st in each of the 3 V-sts, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 2, shell in shell.

Row 14: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 2, 2dccl over next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over next 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 2dccl over next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over next 2 dc, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 2-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) 3 times, ch 3, V-st in each of the next 3 V-sts, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 15: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 2 V-sts, double V-st in next V-st, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) 3 times, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 3dccl over the next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 3, 3dccl over the next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in shell.

Row 16: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 4, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 4, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 2-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) 4 times, ch 3, V-st in each of the next 4 V-sts, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 17: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 4 V-sts, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) 4 times, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 2dccl over next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over last 2 dc, ch 3, shell in shell.

Row 18: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 3dccl over next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 2-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 5-space) 5 times, ch 3, double V-st in V-st, V-st in each of the next 3 V-sts, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 19: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 5 V-sts, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) 6 times, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, ch 2, shell in shell, 3tr-bobble in next shell.

Row 20: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 2-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) 6 times, ch 3, V-st in each of the next 5 V-sts, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 21: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 4 V-sts, double V-st in last V-st, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) 6 times, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, ch 2, shell in shell.

Row 22: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 6, skip 1 dc ,1 dc in next dc, ch 6, skip 2 dc, shell in following ch 3-space, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, V-st in each of the next 6 V-sts, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 23: ch 3, V-st in each of the next 6 V-sts, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in shell, ch 6, 3 dc in 1 dc, ch 6, shell in shell.

Row 24: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, double V-st in first V-st, V-sts to the end of the row, 1 dc in ch 3.

Repeat rows 11-24 for the border of the shawl.

At the same time, to widen the main part of the shawl, work double V-st in every 3rd row in the first V-st from the border.

After row 81 there will be 26 V-sts in the main part.

Work the next 13 rows (82-94) without increases.

Then start making V-st decreases as follows:

Row 1 (RS): ch 3, V-st in all V-sts till the last one, 1 dc in the ch-1-space of the last V-st . Work the border.

Row 2 (WS): work the border as established; main part: 2 dccl over the next 2 dc, ch1 over ch-1-space, 1 dc in the next dc, V-st in each V-st to the end of the row, 1 dc in ch3.

Row 3 (RS): ch3, V-st in each ch1-space to border. You now have 1 V-st less.

Row 4 (WS): work the border as established; main part: 1 dc in the ch-1-space of the first V-st, V-st in each V-st to the end of the row, 1 dc in ch3.

Row 5 (RS): ch3, V-st in each V-st till the last one, 1 dc in the first dc of the last V-st, ch1 over ch-1-space, 2dcclover the last 2 dc. Work the border.

Row 6 (WS): work the border. Main part: V-st in each V-st to the end of the row, 1 dc in ch3.

Continue to work shawl making decreases in main part until row 12 of the last border repeat. You should have 3 V-st left.


End of the Shawl

Border repeat is worked from row 13 (see above)

Row 13 (RS): ch 3, V-st in each of the next 2 V-sts, 1 dc in next V-st, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in shell, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 2, shell in shell.

Row 14: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 2, 2dccl over next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over next 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, ch 2, 2dccl over next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over next 2 dc, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, (2dccl over 2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the next dc), V-st in V-st, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 15: ch 3, V-st in V-st, V-st in next ch1-space, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in shell, ch 3, 3dccl over 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 3, 3dccl over 3 dc, ch 3, shell in shell.

Row 16: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 dc in 3dccl, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3dccl, ch 3, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-1-space of the first V-st, V-st in V-st, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 17: ch 3, 1 dc in dc, ch 1, 2dccl over next 2 dc, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in shell, ch 6, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 6, shell in shell.

Row 18: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, V-st in ch1-space, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 19: ch 3, 1 dc in V-st, (ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3, shell in shell, ch 5, 2dccl over next 2dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2dccl over last 2 dc, ch 5, shell in shell.

Row 20: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 4, 3dccl over 3 dc, ch 4, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, (ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space) twice, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3.

Row 21: ch 5, (1 dc in ch 5-space, ch 3) twice, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 dc in 3dccl, ch 3, shell in shell.

Row 22: ch 3, shell in shell, ch 2, 1 dc in 1 dc, ch 2, shell in shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3-space, ch 5, 1 sc in ch 3-space, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 5.

Row 23: ch 5, 1 dc in ch 5-space, ch 3, 1 dc in ch 3-space, shell in each of the 2 shells.

Row 24: ch 3, 3 dc in ch 2-space of first shell, 3 dc in ch 2-space of second shell, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3.

Row 25: ch 5, shell into space btw 2 groups of 3 dc, ch 2, sl st to ch 3. Tie off.


Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends. Block the shawl.

Enjoy!

Beginning of the shawl

End of shawl

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Poster: Azure
March 25, 2018

I love your pattern so much, but I wanted to ask you what is your policy on selling finished products? Do you want simple recognition, is the pattern only for personal use, etc. Thank you!
Poster: Kamaia
January 29, 2018

This turned out beautifully, but I did have some difficulty with the rows. I definitely did not end on row 12 with three V-stitches. I ended with row 21 I believe and then I just repeated the 3 V-stitches until I reached row 12.

Do you have any tips on blocking this?
Poster: Yvonne
April 21, 2017

I love the pattern but I too have not been able to figure out the decreasing. It doesn't look right. A diagram like the others would probably help a lot of us. PLEASE!!!!!
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 1, 2017

You'll find the decreases in the chart 2 (end of shawl). The right side of the chart shows the decreases.
Poster: Linda Lucas
October 7, 2017

I am sorry dear lady, but I simply am not understanding the decreases. Is there a video or further explanation anywhere?
Poster: Josephine
September 12, 2017

I cannot figure out the decreases either. Did you? Even with the chart. I need it in written form. Can you help? Thank you.
Poster: Sheila
August 13, 2016

I am halfway through this beauty! Love the pattern, but cannot figure out how to do the v- stitch decrease for the life of me!! Can anyone help put it in simple words for me? I kind of wish there were more diagram for this part than there is...HELP!!!
Poster: conny
February 23, 2016

hallo, gibt es für die Annahmen auch eine Häkelschrift? Leider kann ich kein Englisch.
Poster: Emily
February 20, 2016

Can you tell me how I can download this to my phone or computer? I would love to try it.
Poster: Angela
May 26, 2016

You can open this on your computer. Copy what you need, paste it into a word document. Save that on your computer. Then also email it to yourself amd open it from your phone.
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