I’m so excited to be part of the fifth annual Make It For Me event with ELK Studio. I’ve designed a crochet crescent shawl using simple stitches to highlight a beautiful yarn. You can style the Moon Goddess Crescent Shawl as a triangle scarf or as a shawl for a versatile accessory.
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Last year, I reached out to Serendipidye Dyeworks about a project called the Indie Yarn of the Month. My plan for 2019 was to feature a different indie dyer or spinner each month by designing a new pattern with these yarns. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that 2019 was a challenging year for me. I had some health issues, some personal issues… all around issues! I wasn’t able to design as many patterns as I hoped during the year.
Through all of my various challenges, I kept looking at these beautiful skeins of Serendipidye Dyeworks Kings Mountain O’Sparkle DK yarn that were in a clear bag on my yarn shelf. I knew they were destined to become a shawl, but beyond that I didn’t have many ideas.
If you know me in real life, you know that I kind of suffer from the New Yorker tendency to wear mostly blacks and dark colors… but I love me some pink.
When things started improving at the end of 2019, I started thinking about exactly what I was going to crochet with these beautiful skeins of yarn which seemed quite literally dyed for me! The colorway, called Tink, has all of my favorite colors (pinks with a touch of purples and blues — along with light sparkle of stellina. It’s like bling but not too much bling, if you get my meaning.
When Kathy from ELK Studio invited me to be part of her 2020 Make It For Me event, I decided it was time to pick up the hook and make that shawl. I was going to go with my standard favorite of a triangle shape, but someone in the ELK Studio Crocheters Facebook group mentioned they’d like to see a crochet crescent shawl this year. I’ve only previously designed knit crescent shawls but I decided the time was right to try it in crochet.
A few things about the Moon Goddess Crescent Shawl: The stitch pattern is very simple. It’s something that a beginner can crochet, or if you like to watch tv while crocheting or crochet while waiting on line in a store, this may be the project for you.
I really wanted this beautiful yarn to shine, so that’s why I didn’t use lots of complicated stitches. But I like a pretty edge and a dramatic spine as much as the next person, so that’s where I got a wee bit fancier.
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Moon Goddess Crescent Shawl
Crochet Crescent Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
Crescent shawls are easier to tie than triangle shawls. Like triangle shawls, they can also be worn as scarves or shawls. This simple pattern is perfect for highlighting a special yarn to make an accessory you can wear year-round.
- Adult: 50” (127 cm) wingspan at widest points x 19” (48 cm) spine.
- Serendipidye Dyeworks Kings Mountain O’Sparkle DK yarn (75% superwash Merino wool/20% nylon/5% stellina, 3.5 oz/100 g, 230 yd/210 m) – 3 skeins in Tink, or approximately 620 yd/567 m in any light weight yarn.
- US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook larger than you would for this weight of yarn to achieve a drape that you prefer.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Stitches in parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.
- This shawl is crocheted flat in rows in one piece.
- To adjust to a larger or smaller size, repeat Row 3 as desired. End after a repeat of Rows 22-23 and continue to Edging Row.
- Ch 17.
- Row 1: Turn, skip 4 ch (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), dc in next 2 ch, skip 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, skip 1 ch, ch 1, dc in last ch. (12 sts + ch-3 sp)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-sp, here and throughout), 3 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in third ch of t-ch. (10 sts on each side of spine + ch-3 sp)
- Row 3: Turn, ch 4, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each st across to ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each st across to ch-1 sp, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in third ch of t-ch. (Increases by 4 dc on each side with each repeat)
- Rows 4-20: Rep Row 3, 17 more times.
- Row 21: Turn, ch 4, [(dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] twice, skip next dc, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st;** rep from * across, ending after ** at st before next ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * to ** across, ending after ** before last ch-1 sp, [(dc, ch 1) ch-1 sp] twice, dc in third ch of t-ch. (Increases by 5 sts on each side)
- Row 22: Turn, ch 4, [(dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] twice, *[dc in next st, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp]** across to last dc before ch-1 sp, dc in next st, (dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * to ** across to last st before ch-1 sp, dc in next st, [(dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] twice, dc in third ch of t-ch. (Increases by 5 sts on each side)
- Row 23: Turn, ch 4, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to last 2 dc before ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, ch 1, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc across to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in third ch of t-ch. (Increases by 4 sts on each side)
- Rows 24-32: Rep Row 3, 9 more times.
- Rows 33-34: Rep Rows 21-22 once.
- Edging Row: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [(sc, ch 3) in ch-1 sp] twice, *skip next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3;** rep from * across to last 2 sts before ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3) again in same ch-1 sp, skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 sts, [(sc, ch 3) in ch-1 sp] twice, rep from * to ** across to last ch-1 sp, [(sc, ch 3) in ch-1 sp] twice, sc in third ch of t-ch.
- Wet or spray block shawl to accentuate crescent shape. If you’re new to blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.