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Circular Shawl Crochet Pattern

Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

The Size:

42’ diameter

The Gauge: Rounds 1-3 in dc=4 inch diameter (really, gauge is not critical)

The Materials:

  • Lion brand Pound of Love 1020yds/932.7m or any medium worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook: H/8/5.0mm
  • 1 tapestry needle

The Stitches:

Chain (ch)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

V stitch (v st)

Double V stitch (dv st)

Shell stitch (5 or6 sh)

Camelot: from New Directions in Crochet by Anne Rabun Ough, the Viking Press-New York, 1981. Page 143.

The Instructions:

Round 1:
  • Chain (ch) 3.
  • Make a circle by slip stitch (sl st) of 3rd chain (ch) into the 1st ch as a join. (Makes a tiny circle)
  • Ch 1 and insert the hook in the tiny hole and make a single crochet stitch (sc).
  • Make 15 more sc in this circle.
  • Sl st the 15th st into 1st ch 1.
  • Total : 16 sc.
Round 2:
  • Ch 6 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 3.).
  • *1 Double crochet (dc) into the next st, ch 3*.
  • Repeat *from around into the next 14 sc.
  • Sl st the 15th st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 6 st.
  • Total : 16 dc and 16 ch 3.
Round 3:
  • Sl st to the first ch, ch 3.
  • Dc in the next 2 ch, ch 1, and skip the next dc st.
  • *1 dc in the next 3 ch and ch 1, and skip the next dc*.
  • Repeat * from around with a sl st to the top of ch 3.
  • Total sts: 48 dc and 16 ch.
Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Shawl in progress.

Round 4:

  • Ch 8 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 5.).
  • Skip the next 2 dc.
  • 1 dc in the ch 1 space (sp).and ch 5.
  • *Skip the next 3 dc, 1 dc in the ch 1 sp, ch 5*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st to the 3rd ch.
  • Total: 16 dc and 16 ch 5 sp.
Round 5:
  • Sl st into the ch 5 sp and ch 3. 4 dc in the ch 5 sp. Ch 1 and skip the next dc.
  • *5 dc in the next ch 5 sp. Ch 1 and skip the next dc*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 80 dc and 16 ch 1.
Round 6:
  • Ch 3 and dc in the next 4 dc, skip the next ch 1.
  • *Dc in the next 5 dc and skip the next ch 1*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st to the top of the ch 3.
  • Total: 80 dcs.
Round 7:
  • Ch 5 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 2).  1 dc in the same sp.
  • Skip the next dc and work v-stitch (v st): [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in the next dc.
  • *Skip next dc, work v st [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in the next dc*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st to the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 v sts.
Round 8:
  • Sl st into previous row v st space (sp).
  • Ch 5 (Counts as a 1 dc and ch 2) in the v st sp. 1 dc in that same sp.
  • Work v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next v st sp.
  • Continue *v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next v st sp*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 v sts.
Round 9:
  • Sl st into the next v st sp.
  • Ch 6 (Counts as a 1 dc, ch 3), 1 dc in that same v st sp.
  • Work *v st (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) into the next v st sp*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 v sts.
Round 10-12
  • Repeat Row 9 for the next 3 rounds.
  • Total: 40 v sts.
Round 13
  • Sl st into the next v st sp.
  • Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the same v st sp. Double v st made. (dv st)
  • Work *dv st (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the next v st sp*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 dv sts.
Rounds 14-17
  • Repeat Round 13 for the next 4 rounds.
  • Total: 40 dv sts.
Round 18
  • Ch 2 (Counts as 1 sc, ch 1)
  • Skip the next dc, 5 dc (shell made) in the ch 3 sp of the dv st.
  • Skip the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, ch 1.
  • Work *skip the next dc, 5 dc (shell) in the dv st sp, skip the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, ch 1*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 1.
  • Total: 40/5 dc shells (sh), 40 sc.
Round 19:
  • Ch 8 (Counts as 1 dc, ch 5).
  • Skip 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc (Which is in the middle of the 5 dc sh.), ch 5, 1 dc in the next sc. Ch 5, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next sc.
  • Work *ch 5, skip next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc. Ch 5, skip the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next sc.*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 sc, 40 dc, 80 ch 5.
Round 20:
  • Ch 4 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 1), ch 1, skip ch 5, dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next sc,skip ch 5, v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) on top of the 1 dc.
  • Work *skip ch 5, dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next sc. Skip ch 5, V st (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) on top of dc.*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total : 40 v st, 40 dv st.
Round 21:
  • Sl st into the v st sp.
  • Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in that same v st sp. (dv st made)
  • V st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dv st sp.
  • Work * dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next v st sp. V st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dv st sp.*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 40 v st, 40 dv st.
Free Crochet Shawl Pattern
Do you see the alternating rows of v st and dv st?
Round 22:
  • Repeat Round 20.
Round 23:
  • Repeat Round 21.
Round 24:
  • This time: Turn, and sl st into the v st sp.
  • Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc.) 3 dc in the same v st sp. Ch 3.
  • Work *4 dc in the next dv st sp, ch 3 and 4 dc, ch 3 in the next v st sp*.
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  • Total: 80 /4dc, 80 ch 3.
Round 25:
Starting the Camelot foundation.
  • Turn. Sl st into the ch 3 sp and ch 1 (Counts as 1 sc.). Ch 6.
  • Work * 1 sc in the ch 3 sp, ch 6.*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 1.
  • Total: 80 sc, 80/ch 6.
Round 26:
  • Turn.
  • Ch 1 ( Counts as 1 sc.) and sl st into the next ch 3. Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc.), 3 dc in that same ch 6 sp.  Ch 3, sc in the next ch 6 sp and ch 3.
  • Work * 4 dc in the next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch 6 sp. *
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Sl st into the top of ch 3 as the 4th dc of the last st of this round.
  • Total: 40 sc, 40/4 dc, 80 ch 3.
Round 27:
  • Repeat Round 25 but Do Not Turn!
Now, you can either continue Rounds 25 and 26 or complete Round 28 as the edging. From Round 1 to Round 28, the diameter is at 42”. It depends on the desired diameter as a shawl, blanket, or afghan.

The Edging
Round 28:
  • Turn. Ch 3 and 1 sc in the next 3 dc. 6 dc (shell made) in the next sc.
  • Work *ch 3 and 1 sc in the next 3 dc. 6 dc (shell made) in the next sc.*
  • Repeat * from around.
  • Total: 40 shells, and 40/3 sc.

This shape and the design of the shawl were inspired by a mathematician and by the botanical gardens in Austin, Texas.

After being here for almost a year, I have recovered from many stressful events. This city is wonderful for healing, making new friends, and creating beautiful fabric.

I want to share this pattern with you and ask only one thing in return. I ask that you make one for charity or give as a gift.

Happy Crocheting!

Free Shawl Crochet Pattern

About the Designer:

Valis enjoys using a hook and yarn to make Austin, Texas, beautiful one stitch at a time.  Visit her website at http://www.valiscrochetmoment.blogspot.com/.

5 Responses to “Circular Shawl Crochet Pattern”

  1. fabfusion says:

    photos aren’t enlargable, so not a good way to show off stitches.

  2. Gramma Jean says:

    This is beautiful – can’t wait to make one for someone for Christmas – thank you

  3. algteacher says:

    pics are hard to see. stitch detail is difficult to detect. diagram with international symbols missing.

  4. I havent gone past round 1 becuase row 2 is missing instructions and you called row 3 as row 2. have not read further becuase photo is too small to see rows large enough to be able to see if there are more mistakes. It is a shame that the proof reader has made a mistake. Dont want to take a chance on beginning first 3 rows and finding there are more mistakes in other rows and cant see the rows and stitches good enough to figure out the mistakes. Patterns should not be published if they are not proof read by several people. VAL

  5. Terence Owens says:

    Have been looking for round circular shawl for babies thank you. I give all my work to a local cancer hospice for them to sell, no charge, if I do any private they have to buy the wool and give a donation , no charge. This pattern looks perfect. Thanks once again.
    Regards,
    Terry.