I’m so excited to share a crochet pattern for a simple, triangular shawl that is transformed into something spectacular with a self-striping, metallic yarn! I named it the Fire and Ice Shawl because of the yarn colors but also because it’s a bold, yet versatile accessory that you can wear as a scarf in cold weather, or as a decorative shawl all year round.
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This pattern is part of ELK Studio’s Make It for Me crochet-a-long. I’m participating as a designer for the third consecutive year. If you love to crochet shawls, try the Rainbow After the Storm Shawlette (my 2016 MIFM pattern) and the Beach Stroll Memories Shawl (my 2017 MIFM pattern).
When I signed up for the 2018 Make It For Me, I knew I wanted to make a shawl. Confession time: For years, I struggled to wear my own crocheted goodies. I was crocheting all the time, but I never really wore anything I made. Everything was for gifts, to donate, to sell… (Sound familiar?) Finally, I discovered that triangular shawls really work for me.
I wear them under my coat as scarves and then throughout the day as decorative accessories. I designed the Fire and Ice Shawl using one skein of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Metallic yarn. I’ll admit that I wasn’t convinced until I actually made it that an entire shawl could emerge from this one ball of yarn, but it’s true. (I even had about 15% of the ball left, so if your gauge is a little different than mine, you should be able to get a shawl out of it, too.)
I love the way the color transformed as I crocheted, and also how the metallic looks in the finished shawl. I decided to try something new with this shawl, and I began and ended with a rounded tips. I love the result, and I hope you do, too.
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Fire and Ice Shawl
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Adjustable. Photographed sample has 67” (170 cm) wingspan x 17” (43 cm) spine unblocked.
- Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Metallic yarn (61% cotton/34% acrylic/5% other, 5.3 oz/150 g/481 yd/440 m) – 1 skein in 301 Moonstone, or approximately 481 yd (440 m) in any light medium weight yarn.
- US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Locking stitch marker. (I used my Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.)
- 17 dc x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together – Yo, [insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw 3 loops. A helpful photo tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- hdc – half double crochet
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *+ Repeat instructions after asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
- Shawl starts in the round with a circle for the first Rounded Tip. It is then worked in increasing rows to the midpoint, then in decreasing rows to the end point. The final Rounded Tip is crocheted in the round and then seamed to the rest of the shawl.
- Ch 1 at start of rows does NOT count as a stitch.
- A helpful tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
- Ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
- Set Up Round: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc to join. (12 sts)
- Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, sk next 6 sts. (6 sts)
Increase towards midpoint
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in same st and in each st across. (7 sts)
- Row 3: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk first 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st to an even number of sts)
- Row 4: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st and next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 st to an odd number of sts)
- Rep Rows 3-4 until shawl measures approximately 33” (84 cm) from beginning, ending after Row 4.
- Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, pm around last st to mark center.
Decrease towards edge
- Row 6: Turn, ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), starting in first st dc2tog, dc in next st and in each st across. (Decreases by 1 st to an even number of sts)
- Row 7: Turn, ch 4, sk first 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in last st. (Decreases by 1 st to an odd number of sts)
- Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sk first st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st to an even number of sts)
- Rep Rows 7-8 until there are 6 sts left, ending after Row 8. Fasten off.
- Rep Rounded Tip instructions through Row 1. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming. With yarn needle, seam Rounded Tip to finished edge (after Row 8) using mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
- Edging Row 1: Working along angled edge, join yarn with sl st after Rounded Tip, ch 1, 2 sc in side of each row to marked center row, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in marked center row, pm in ch-2 sp, 2 sc in side of each row across to Rounded Tip.
- Edging Row 2: Turn, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same st, *sk 1 st,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st;++ rep from * across, ending after ** before marked ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * to ++ across. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.