Free pattern: Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette

When I was growing up, we spent most holidays at my maternal grandparents’ house.

Free crochet pattern: Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette in Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn by Underground Crafter | We all know an amazing hostess who makes everyone feel welcome and prepares (or coordinates) a fabulous meal. Make something special for your favorite hostess with this easy, one-skein shawlette in sequin yarn. One of 24 free crochet patterns in the #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

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My grandmother would spend most of the day making everyone else feel comfortable. She would have multiple dishes cooking and, while the guests were often dressed up, she might be wearing a house dress while she was cooking.

Free crochet pattern: Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette in Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn by Underground Crafter | We all know an amazing hostess who makes everyone feel welcome and prepares (or coordinates) a fabulous meal. Make something special for your favorite hostess with this easy, one-skein shawlette in sequin yarn. One of 24 free crochet patterns in the #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

Do you know a super hostess like this, too? The Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette is the perfect gift! The Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn – with glistening sequins – adds quite a bit of bling. It can make even a house dress look glamorous! The lacy stitch pattern keeps it lightweight so it’s perfect for any climate or for a busy hostess who is moving around quickly to make sure her guests are happy.

This pattern is one of 24 free crochet patterns by 20 designers in the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long. Get more information about the CAL here.

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Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette

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Free crochet pattern: Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette in Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn by Underground Crafter | We all know an amazing hostess who makes everyone feel welcome and prepares (or coordinates) a fabulous meal. Make something special for your favorite hostess with this easy, one-skein shawlette in sequin yarn. One of 24 free crochet patterns in the #HolidayStashdownCAL2016
02-easy 50
US terms 50
4-medium 50

We all know an amazing hostess who makes everyone feel welcome and prepares (or coordinates) a fabulous meal. Make something special for your favorite hostess with this easy, one-skein shawlette in sequin yarn.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 9” (23 cm) width x 56.5” (143.5 cm) length after blocking; 6.75” (17 cm) width x 51” (129.5 cm) length before blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart Boutique Swanky (62% acrylic/38% polyester, 3.5 oz/100 g/202 yd/185 m) – 1 skein in 9530 Berry Glamorous, or approximately 202 yd (185 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 28 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

  • Ch 53.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 12 ch (counts as tr + ch-4 sp), tr in next ch, *ch 4, sk 4 ch, tr in next ch; rep from * across. (46 sts – 9 ch-4 sp + 10 tr)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as tr + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), tr in same st, *sk ch-4 sp, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sk ch-4 sp, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last tr. (46 sts – 28 tr + 18 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 8 (counts as tr + ch-4 sp, here and throughout), *sk 4 st (including ch-1 sp, 2 tr, ch-1 sp), tr in next tr,** ch 4; rep from * across, ending last rep at **. (46 sts – 9 ch-4 sp + 10 tr)
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until shawlette measures approximately 50” (127 cm) in length, or until you run out of yarn. Fasten off.

Finishing

© 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/2016/09/05/free-pattern-holiday-hostess-with-the-mostest-shawlette. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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