Crochet Pattern: Peacock Stitch Shawlette

I love playing with different crochet techniques, like broomstick lace. Back in the day, broomstick lace was also known as the peacock stitch. I had some lovely Cascade Yarns Casablanca in Peacock leftover after making the Rippling Peacock Scarf, and I decided to combine the peacock stitch with this peacock colorway to design the Peacock Stitch Shawlette. (That’s a lot of Ps, but I think you’ll find that it’s all worth it!)

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This triangular shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and standard crochet. It’s a great transitional weather shawlette that can also be worn as a scarf. The Peacock Stitch Shawlette is also wonderful for keeping your shoulders warm in air conditioning.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

If you’re new to broomstick lace, I have a beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

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Peacock Stitch Shawlette

Broomstick Lace Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate
US terms 50
4-medium 50

Self striping yarn, broomstick lace, and standard crochet combine to form a lacy, triangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 1 skein in 5 Peacock, or approximately 220 yd (200 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 35/19 mm straight knitting needle, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 8 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern   

  • 2 lp-sp– 2 loop space – space created by 2 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • 3 lp-sp – 3 loop space – space created by 3 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm 1 – place stitch marker 1
  • pm 2 – place stitch marker 2
  • pm 3 – place stitch marker 3
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern uses one straight knitting needle as the “broomstick” to create the lace stitches. A broomstick handle or other wide, rounded stick can substitute for the needle.
  • Right handed crocheters should work Row 4 with knitting needle in left hand and hook in right hand, working from left to right across the row. All other rows are worked from right to left as usual.
  • Left handed crocheters should work Row 4 with knitting needle in right hand and hook in left hand, working from right to left across row. All other rows are worked from left to right as usual.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row DOES NOT count as a st.
  • If you’re new to broomstick lace, try the beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

  • Ch 3.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2, 3 dc in first ch, pm 1 in first ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc. (4 sts)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across.
  • Row 4: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first dc, *insert hook in BL of next st, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 2 lp-sp (to increase), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Rows 7-58: Rep Rows 3-6 13 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm) from st marker.
  • Rows 59-60: Rep Rows 3-2 times.
  • Row 61: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 62: Rep Row 3, pm 2 in last st to mark center row.
Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Decrease to end

  • Row 63: Turn, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in ea st across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 64: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 65: Do not turn, insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 3 lp-sp (to decrease), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Row 66: Rep Row 3.
  • Rows 67-122: Rep Rows 63-66 13 times or until 4 sts remain.
  • Row 123: Rep Row 63.
  • Row 124: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, pm 3 at top of st. Do not fasten off.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn and working along angled edge, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row;** rep from * to row before marker 2, (sc, hdc) in side of row before marker, ch 2, pm 2 in ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in side of row, rep from * to ** across to marker 1, sl st to first ch, remove marker.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea st to marked ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, remove marker, dc in ea st across to marker 3, sl st to join, remove markers. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2015/08/26/free-pattern-peacock-stitch-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

8 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Peacock Stitch Shawlette”

  1. Some how I missed this post! This is absolutely lovely. What a beautiful design and stitch pattern! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

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