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Free Pattern: Mitered Shawl (crochet)

Updated: Mar 20

When I created the knit version, I knew immediately that there should be a crocheted version of the Mitered Square shawl. It is so simple and addictive and portable that I couldn't not do both at the same time. For more information on the creation of this shawl, see the knit version of the free pattern.


This simple crocheted square is easy to make one or two (or several) in an evening, or on the bus or train for a commute, or waiting for someone in the car. Once you have enough, you can start putting them together. Want to make your shawl bigger? Add more squares. Made too many squares? Make another shawl for a friend! You might even find yourself saying, “Just one more square!” late into the night.



Materials:

These are the materials used for the sample pictured and are provided as a guideline. However, you may use any weight of yarn and preferred size of needles appropriate for that yarn. This may also change the finished size of your shawlette. I recommend creating a sample square as a swatch to measure with your chosen yarn if you are concerned about the size.

  • Approximately 500 yards (457 meters) fingering weight superwash merino wool

  • US E/4 hook (3.5mm)

  • Blunt large-eyed needle


Finished size (sample):

42” x 20” (106cm x 51cm)

 

Pattern notes:

  • All stitches are done through the back loops to create a ridged effect.

  • You may leave tails at the beginning and end of the square for sewing the squares together later, or weave them in as you go. In creating the sample, I used the tails to sew the squares together, but found that I still had a lot of tails to weave in at the end. Your preference rules here as well.

 

Squares (make 42):

Chain 34.

Row 1:

SC in 2nd chain from hook and in next 14 stitches.

SC next 3 stitches together.

SC in next 15 stitches.

Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:

SC in next 14 stitches, SC 3 together, SC in next 14 stitches.

Row 3:

SC in next 13 stitches, SC 3 together, SC in next 13 stitches.

 

Continue rows in this pattern, decreasing the number of stitches on each leg by 1 on each row. On the final row, which is just SC 3 st together, pull the yarn through the loop and break off.


Finishing:

  1. Block with an iron on low-medium heat with steam before sewing together.

  2. Stitch the squares together using a simple whip stitch. You can either assemble it in parts (4x4 squares, then assemble the additional pieces), or sew the rows together as you would a simple Granny Square pattern.

  3. SC around the outside edge after assembly. This provides a smoother edge and better overall stability.

  4. Weave in remaining ends.

  5. Block shawl using your preferred method.


Additional options:

For a larger shawl, add more blocks and continue building upward and outward in the triangle pattern. (Total blocks for 1 additional row would be 54. A second additional row would be 68.)

 

If you used a wool yarn, especially one with long color repeats, this shawl also looks very nice if felted lightly.

 

Add tassels to the outer corners of the shawl for a more Bohemian look. If you crochet with a tight gauge and find that the corners tend to curl, even after blocking, this can help correct that curl.


Enjoy your new shawl!





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