This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Malabrigo.
Last year, I fell in love with a skein of Malabrigo Sock at my local yarn shop, Knitty City. That yarn was eventually transformed into the Picnic Basket Shawl, and when I reached out to Malabrigo, they agreed to sponsor the crochet-a-long with some great prizes.
And, they added a little prize into the box for me, too.
The Justine Shawl (named after my sister, who I gifted the sample to) is a variation on the Ella’s Rhythm Shawl. Like Ella’s Rhythm, it’s a “recipe” style pattern. You can use your favorite crochet hook and work this pattern until it reaches your preferred size. (I happen to think it looks perfect in the Malabrigo Lace, though!)
This is a beginner-friendly pattern using simple stitches but an unusual construction. If you find the pattern confusing, you may want to check out the video tutorial for the Ella’s Rhythm Shawl (at the end of the pattern) because this is constructed the same way.
If you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Adjustable. Photographed sample measures 50” (127 cm) wingspan x 27” (65.5 cm) spine after blocking.
- Malabrigo Lace (100% Merino wool, 1.75 oz/50 g, 470 yd/430 m) – 2 skeins in 21 Cactus Flowers, or approximately 940 yds (860 m) in any lace weight yarn.
- US C-2/2.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 30 sts x 13 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- ea – each
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Shawl is worked from top edge to corner point.
- If you find the construction confusing, watch the tutorial for the Ella’s Rhythm Shawl (which uses the same construction method) at the end of the pattern.
- Ch 4.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc, plus ch-2 sp, here and throughout), sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 2 sts and in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in third ch of t-ch.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 5, sk 2 sts, *dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2; rep from * across to ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp.
- Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 2 sts and in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across, ending with dc in third ch of t-ch.
- Rep Rows 4-5 until straight edge measures approximately 50” (127 cm), or until desired length is reached. Do not fasten off.
- Row 1: Turning to work along side, ch 2, 3 dc in side of ch-sp, *2 dc in side of next dc, 2 dc in side of ch-sp; rep from * across to first row, 2 dc in side of dc from first shell, dc in first ch-1 sp. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block. You can learn more about blocking in this post.
© 2016 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: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2016/03/01/free-pattern-justine-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
If you find the construction for the Justine Shawl confusing, watch the tutorial for the Ella’s Rhythm Shawl (which uses the same construction method) below.
If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.