Teen girl wearing black crochet hat and multi-color crochet shawl standing in the snow | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground CrafterGuest contributor Julie Muenster from J Crochet is back with another great crochet pattern! The Aunt Gladys Shawl is a pretty V-stitch shawl that uses a vibrant, multi-color yarn. Wrap yourself or a loved one in a giant hug with this shawl.

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You can see there are many ways to make this shawl. Here’s a striped version that Julie made for the shawl’s namesake.

Woman wearing multi-color crochet shawl standing in hallway | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground CrafterThe version in the pattern is made with Red Heart Gumdrop in a variegated colorway.

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Julie Muenster from J Crochet is a guest contributor on Underground Crafter

Julie learned to crochet as a child. Her mother taught her the basics, and her grandmother taught her how to read a pattern. She can be found crocheting in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, before school band concerts, at the Fire Museum, and during boring meetings. Julie is the designer and maker behind J Crochet.

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Aunt Gladys Shawl

Crochet Pattern by J Crochet

Teen girl wearing black crochet hat and multi-color crochet shawl standing in the snow | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground CrafterThe Aunt Gladys shawl wraps around your shoulders like a snuggly blanket.

  • This pattern uses American crochet terms.
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Size:

  • Teen/Adult

Gauge:

  • 4 V-stitches = 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Finished measurements:

  • Neck edge: 18″ (45.7 cm)
  • Bottom edge: 100″ (254 cm)
  • Back length: 21″ (53.3 cm)
  • Front length: 22″ (55.9 cm)

Level of difficulty:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: I hook (5.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Medium 4 weight, 100% acrylic: Red Heart Gumdrop, 4 skeins, Color: Rock Candy; Caron Simply Soft, 1 skein, Color: Grey Heather
  • Tapestry needle optional (for weaving in ends)

Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • Picot – Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch/stitches
  • V-st – V-stitch – (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch
  • yo – yarn over
  • x times (as in 2x = two times)

Teen girl wearing black crochet hat and multi-color crochet shawl standing in the snow | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground CrafterV-stitch section

  • NOTE: First V-st in each round is made up of (3 ch, dc) in same sp. I use 2 ch to stand in for the first dc rather than the traditional 3 because it makes for less of a gap; the additional ch is for the ch-sp (for a total of 3 ch).
  • Chain 53.
  • Row 1: Ch 3, working in back bumps, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, [dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch] 7x, dc in next 5 ch. (61 dc)
  • Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st (stands for first V-st), [sk next ch, V-st in next ch] 30x. (31 V-st)
  • Row 3: Ch 2, V-st in ea V-st across, dc in last dc of last V-st. (dc, 31 V-st, dc)
  • Row 4 (and all even-numbered rows*), increase 2: Ch 3, dc in same st (stands as first V-st), V-st in ea V-st across, V-st in last dc. (33 V-st) *except row 34
  • Row 5 (increase 5): Ch 2, V-st in next 6 V-st, 2 V-st in next, [V-st in next 4 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st] 4x, V-st in next 6 V-st, dc in last dc. (38 V-st)
  • Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (40 V-st)
  • Row 7 (increase 5): Ch 2, V-st in next 5 V-st, 2 V-st in next, [V-st in next 6 V-st, 2 V-st in next] 4x, V-st in next 6 V-st, dc in last dc. (45 V-st)
  • Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (47 V-st)
  • Row 9 (increase 6): Ch 2, V-st in next 5 V-st, [2 V-st in next, V- st in next 6 V-st] 6x, dc in last dc. (53 V-st)
  • Row 10: Repeat Row 4. (55 V-st)
  • Row 11 (increase 6): Ch 2, V-st in next 7 V-st, [2 V-st in next, V-st in next 7 V-st] 5x, dc in last dc. (61 V-st)
  • Row 12: Repeat Row 4. (63 V-st)
  • Row 13 (increase 6): Ch 2, [V-st in next 8 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st] 6x, V-st in next 9 st, dc in last dc. (69 V-st)
  • Row 14: Repeat Row 4. (71 V-st)
  • Row 15 (increase 5): Ch 2, V-st in next 11 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 11 V-st] 5x, dc in last dc. (76 V-st)
  • Row 16: Repeat Row 4. (78 V-st)
  • Row 17 (increase 4): Ch 2, V-st in next 15 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 15 V-st] 4x, dc in last dc. (82 V-st)
  • Row 18: Repeat Row 4. (84 V-st)
  • Row 19 (increase 4): Ch 2, V-st in next 16 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 16 V-st] 4x, dc in last dc. (88 V-st)
  • Row 20: Repeat Row 4. (90 V-st)
  • Row 21 (increase 93 V-st): Ch 2, V-st in next 22 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 22 V-st] 3x, dc in last dc. (93 V-st)
  • Row 22: Repeat Row 4. (95 V-st)
  • Row 23 (increase 3): Ch 2, V-st in next 23 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 23 V-st] 3x, dc in last dc. (98 V-st)
  • Row 24: Repeat Row 4. (100 V-st)
  • Row 25 (increase 2): Ch 2, V-st in next 33 V-st, [2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 33 V-st] 2x, dc in last dc. (102 V-st)
  • Row 26: Repeat Row 4. (104 V-st)
  • Row 27 (increase 2): Ch 2, V-st in next 25 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st, V-st in next 51 V-st, 2 V-st in next, V-st in next 26 V-st, dc in last dc. (106 V-st)
  • Row 28: Repeat Row 4. (108 V-st)
  • Row 29 (increase 3): Ch 2, V-st in next 17 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st, [V-st in next 35 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st] 2x, V-st in next 18 V-st, dc in last dc. (111 V-st)
  • Row 30: Repeat Row 4. (113 V-st)
  • Row 31 (increase 3): Ch 2, [V-st in next 27 V-st, 2 V-st in next V-st] 3x, V-st in next 28 V-st, dc in last dc. (116 V-st)
  • Row 32: Ch 2, V-st in ea V-st, dc in last dc of last V-st. (116 V-st)
  • Row 33: Ch 2, V-st in ea V-st, dc in last dc. (116 V-st)
  • Row 34: Repeat Row 33. Fasten off. (116 V-st)

Teen girl wearing black crochet hat and multi-color crochet shawl standing in the snow | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground Crafter Edging

  • With right side facing (foundation chain is visible on top), attach Grey Heather in first dc at bottom left corner of front opening.
  • Row 1:
    • Bottom edge: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 5, sc between next 2 V-st] across, sc in last dc.
    • Right front edge: [Ch 1, sc] evenly spaced along front edge (shawl should lie flat), [sc, ch 1] in first ch of foundation ch.
    • Neck edge: Sc in front loop only of first ch of foundation ch, [ch 1, sc in front loop of next ch] around neck edge, ch 1, sc again in last st of foundation ch.
    • Left front edge: [Ch 1, sc] evenly spaced along front edge (shawl should lie flat), ch 1, sl st in first sc.
  • Row 2:
    • Bottom edge: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sc in first ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, 8 dc in next ch 5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp] across, 2 dc in last sc of bottom edge, ch 3, sc in corner ch.
    • Right front edge: [Ch 1, sc in next ch sp] across, [sc, ch 1] in first ch of foundation ch.
    • Neck edge: [Ch 2, skip next sc/ch 1/sc, sc in next ch sp] across.

Detail of crochet edging stitches on wood surface | Free crochet pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet for Underground Crafter

  • Row 3: Ch 3, sc in top of first dc on bottom edge, ch 6, sl st in third ch from hook (picot made), dc in same st, [picot, dc] 2x, [sc in ch-5 sp, (dc in next dc, picot) 7x, dc in next dc] across, sc in next ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, [picot, dc in next dc] 3x, fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.
© 2018 by Julie Muenster (J Crochet) and published with permission by 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 Julie’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/2018/02/23/crochet-pattern-aunt-gladys-shawl-by-j-crochet. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Aunt Gladys Shawl by J Crochet

  • February 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    Aunt Gladys is a lucky woman! What a nice shawl. Simple, yet with that lovely shell edging!

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  • March 6, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    I just love this shawl adorable tiny tassels! Smoke is to die for. Can’t wait to knit this!

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