The Peafowl Feathers Shawl FREE pattern release

Hi all,

Guess what's today? It's Free Pattern Friyay today and I'm bringing you another free pattern for your collection.

This time it's a shawl pattern that I have been working on and I must admit the process wasn't easy as I made some wrong colour choices which just destroyed the design but it all worked out in the end.

I had a custom yarn cake made by Katherine from Quaint Craft Corner, you can find her Etsy shop HERE.

I used 3-ply yarn cake which was 160 grams @ 800 m long.

You can also search for a few alternatives online, I found Rico Degrade Yarn cake would work as a suitable alternative.
Shop for yarn over at Deramores






The shawl has a slightly different construction. You start working a triangle motif working around all three sides, then you work the border around 2 sides to increase the finished width.


I had this idea of a different construction in my head for a while. The yarn colours then inspired me to add a feather like border onto the shawl as they reminded me of a peacock.

I have found this gorgeous crochet edging on Pinterest by Nilza a De Souza Crochet and instantly fell in love with it. I've been searching the internet for hours to get to the original website where the pattern was posted but had no luck. You can see Nilza a De Souza Crochet YouTube channel HERE.


MATERIALS
·        3-ply weight yarn cake, 160g @ 800 metres
·        4 mm crochet hook
·        tapestry needle
·        scissors

TENSION
21 tr worked over 12 rows measures 10 cm square using 4 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

FINISHED SIZE
120 cm wingspan, 78 cm depth

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (UK crochet terms)
mc- magic circle
Ch- chain stitch
dc-double crochet
tr- treble crochet
dtr- double treble crochet
sl st- slip stitch
beg- beginning
ch-sp – chain space
st- stitch
rep- repeat
prev- previous
rnd- round

PATTERN NOTES
The shawl starts with triangle motif worked into magic circle. The triangle forms main body of the shawl. The border is then worked across the 2 sides of the triangle leaving the 3rd side unworked which makes the triangle wider on 2 sides and creates a lovely triangular shawl shape.
It uses rows of treble crochet and rows of 1 tr and 1 ch-sp. The ch-sp in lacy rows counts as 1 st throughout the pattern.

 MAIN PATTERN

Start pattern by creating a magic circle.
Rnd 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 tr throughout the pattern), 4 tr, (3 ch, 5 tr) twice, 3 ch, sl st to top of beg 3 ch to join. 15 tr
Rnd 2: 3 ch, *1 tr in blo in each st across until next 3 ch-sp, (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp; rep from * around, sl st to top of beg 3 ch o join. 27 tr
Rnd 3: as Rnd 2. 39 tr
Rnd 4: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr + 1 ch-sp), miss next tr, [ *1 tr in next, 1 ch, miss next tr; rep from * across until next 3 ch-sp, work (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch ] rep around, sl st to top of beg 3 ch to join. 57 sts
Rnd 5: as Rnd 2. 69 sts
Rnd 6: as Rnd 2. 81 sts
Rnd 7: sl st to next st, 4 ch (counts as 1 tr + 1 ch-sp), miss next tr, [ *1 tr in next, 1 ch, miss next tr; rep from * across until next 3 ch-sp, work (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch ] rep around, sl st to top of beg 3 ch to join. 99 sts
Rnd 8 & Rnd 9: as Rnd 2. 123 sts
Repeat Rnd 7- Rnd 9 for pattern 7 more times.
Rnd 31: as Rnd 7. 435 sts
ROUND
NUMBER OF STITCHES
Rnd 8
111 sts
Rnd 9
123 sts
Rnd 10
141 sts
Rnd 11
153 sts
Rnd 12
165 sts
Rnd 13
183 sts
Rnd 14
195 sts
Rnd 15
207 sts
Rnd 16
225 sts
Rnd 17
237 sts
Rnd 18
249 sts
Rnd 19
267 sts
Rnd 20
279 sts
Rnd 21
291 sts
Rnd 22
309 sts
Rnd 23
321 sts
Rnd 24
333 sts
Rnd 25
351 sts
Rnd 26
363 sts
Rnd 27
375 sts
Rnd 28
393 sts
Rnd 29
405 sts
Rnd 30
417 sts
Rnd 31
435 sts


Fasten off. Join yarn in any corner 3 ch-sp.
Row 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 tr throughout), 2 tr in same 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in each st across until next 3 ch-sp, (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in each st across until next 3 ch-sp, 3 tr in next 3 ch-sp, turn leaving the 3rd side of the triangle unworked, cont pattern in rows across 2 sides of triangle. 300 sts
Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr + 1 ch-sp), miss the st at the bottom of 4 ch, *(1 tr in next, 1 ch, miss next st) rep until next 3 ch-sp, (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp, 1 ch; rep from * across the 2nd side until last st, 1 ch, 1 tr in last st, turn. 308 sts
Row 3: 3 ch, 1 tr in next 1 ch-sp, 1 tr in each st across until next 3 ch-sp, (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in next 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in each to end, turn. 312 sts
Repeat Row 2 & Row 3 for pattern 4 more times. 
ROW
NUMBER OF STITCHES
Row 4
320
Row 5
324
Row 6
332
Row 7
336
Row 8
344
Row 9
348
Row 10
356
Row 11
360

Do not fasten off, cont pattern with border.


BORDER
The border consists of small quarter circles worked straight onto the shawl in 5 rows.
1ST MOTIF
Set Up Loop: 3 ch, miss the st at the bottom of 3 ch and next st, 1 dtr in next, do not turn, sl st into the loop just created.
Row 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 tr), 8 tr in same loop, miss 2 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn. 9 tr
Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr + 1 ch-sp), *1 tr in next, 1 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr in last st, turn.
Row 3: 5 ch (counts as 1 tr + 2 ch-sp), *1 tr in next tr, 2 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr into top of beg 3 ch, miss 5 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn. Row 4: 6 ch (counts as 1 tr + 3 ch-sp), *1 tr in next tr, 3 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr into 3rd ch of beg 5 ch, turn.
Row 5: sl st into 1st 3 ch-sp, *(1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc) in 3 ch-sp; rep from * across, miss 5 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn.



2nd MOTIF
Set Up Loop: working into the sts of the shell created in Row 5 of the previous motif, 3 sl st into middle tr, turn, miss 2 sts from main row, 1 dtr into next st, do not turn, sl st into the loop just created.
Row 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 tr), 8 tr in same loop, miss 2 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn. 9 tr
Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr + 1 ch-sp), *1 tr in next, 1 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr in last st, sl st into middle tr of 2nd shell of previous motif, turn.
Row 3: 5 ch (counts as 1 tr + 2 ch-sp), *1 tr in next tr, 2 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr into top of beg 3 ch, miss 5 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn.
Row 4: 6 ch (counts as 1 tr + 3 ch-sp), *1 tr in next tr, 3 ch; rep from *  7 times, 1 tr into 3rd ch of beg 5 ch, sl st into middle tr of 3rd shell of previous motif, turn.
Row 5: sl st into 1st 3 ch-sp, *(1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc) in 3 ch-sp; rep from * across, miss 5 sts from main row, sl st in next, turn.
Repeat pattern for 2nd motif 8 more time across the one side. Fasten off.
Join yarn in the top corner on the other side and repeat pattern. Do not fasten off.

YELLOW CIRCLES – show slip stitches worked at the start of the row worked over the stitches of the last shell from previous motif
BLUE CIRCLES- show slip stitches fixing the motifs to main row at the bottom and to the previous motif

BOTTOM MOTIF
Row 1: working into the sts of the last shell created in Row 5 of the previous motif, 3 sl st into middle tr, turn, working into 3 ch-sp at the bottom point of the shawl (2 ch, 1 tr) 3 times, 2 ch, sl st into middle tr of the shell of last motif on the other side, turn.
Row 2: 7 ch (counts as 1 dtr + 3 ch), 1 dtr in same stitch at the bottom of 7 ch, (3 ch, 1 dtr in next tr) 3 times, 3 ch, 1 dtr in middle tr of last shell worked into, 3 ch, 1 dtr in same st, sl st into middle tr of next shell, turn.
Row 3:  sl st into 1st 3 ch-sp, (1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc) into  each 3 ch-sp, sl st into middle tr of 2nd shell.
Fasten off, sew in all ends and firmly block to dimensions.


I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you do decide to make one, I'd love to see the finished shawls. You can share your finished makes over on Instagram and tag @bluestarcrochet.


Happy crafting

-Veronika x

Comments

  1. On the 3rd rows (red rows), I always end up 3 stitches short. Anyone else have that problem?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts