Free Crochet Shawl: No Stopping Me Now
This free crochet shawl pattern is one that I designed as a free pattern giveaway at the Marly Bird Meet and Greet while attending the Knit and Crochet Show, 2015. I wanted to use a yarn that I love working with in two color-ways that I just KNEW would look great together. After playing around with several stitch patterns I finally decided to use a pattern that I absolutely love. Lo and behold, you can now see the ‘No Stopping Me Now’ Shawl!
This shawl is super fun, super simple and super addictive! It begins at the center top and increases are worked at the beginning, middle and end to make this fantastic triangle shawl. Using Red Heart, “Boutique Unforgettable” yarn in Bistro and Winery (don’t those names just make your mouth salivate?) I changed colors every two rows making unique.
Using this long color changing yarn and changing colors every two rows really makes the crocheter eager to get to the next repeat to see how the colors will look in the final piece! I’m not lying when I tell you that making this free crochet shawl is addictive.
The finished sample didn’t use the full two balls of yarn so you could make it larger without any problem. You simple continue in pattern until you run out of yarn…but make sure you finish on a row 2 of the pattern. That’s why I named it the ‘No Stopping Me Now’ shawl because you just don’t want to stop!
No Stopping Me Now Shawl
Finishes sample is approx. 20” (50 cm) long at center, 41 ½” (105.4 cm) wingspan.
Yarn Red Heart Boutique “Unforgettable” (100% acrylic, 269 yds / 246m, 100g / 3.5 oz):
Bistro #3944 (A) – 1 ball, Winery #3955 (B) – 1 ball, Or colors of your choice
Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or size required for gauge
Notions Yarn needle
Rows 1-6 of Shawl = 3″ (7.5 cm) long at center and 6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) across
4 shells = 4 1/4″ (10.8 cm) across in Shawl pattern
To change colors, work last st of row to final yo, yo with new color and complete last st.
CL (cluster): * Yo, pull up a loop in indicated st, yo and draw through
2 loops on hook, rep from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Shell: CL, (ch 2, CL) twice all in same st or sp.
beg – begin(ning)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
tr – triple (treble) crochet
WS – wrong side
Yo – yarn over
Using A, and a magic loop.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 7, (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), (dc, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, dc, ch 3, tr) all in magic loop, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first tr, shell (see Special Stitches) in next dc, sc in each of 2 center tr, shell in next dc, sc in 4th ch of beg ch-7 of previous row, changing to B in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), dc in first sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr) in next sc, (tr, ch 3, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr), turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, shell in next dc, * sc in next sc, shell in next dc; rep from * to 2 center tr, sc in each of 2 center tr, shell in
next dc, rep between * and * to end, sc in 4th ch of beg ch-7 of previous row, changing to next color in last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), * dc in sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3; rep
from * to 2 center sc, (dc, ch 3, tr) in next sc, (tr, ch 3, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in center CL
of shell, ch 3, rep between * and * to last sc, (dc, ch 3, tr), turn.
Rep Rows 4 and 5 only, changing colors every 2 rows, until yarn is used up or piece measures desired size. Ending on a row 4.
After many requests, this pattern now has a chart available! It can be found here! AND, I’ve done a video tutorial to help you along 🙂
Weave in ends. Wash and block piece to really open up the lace or leave as it for an equally beautiful shawl.
I hope you enjoy No Stopping Me Now free crochet shawl pattern! It was super fun to crochet – and fast too! I love when the yarn does half the work for me as it does in this pattern, with just one skein of each color you get a truly unique shawl.
If you are looking for more GREAT Shawls to crochet please check out my Creativebug workshop. for only $4.99 a month you can take ANY class available at Creativebug, including the Crochet Shawl Workshop. Learn more about it here or watch the video below.
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