The third crochet shawl pattern in the Choose Your Destination Crochet Along is the Autumn Nights Shawl! This simple triangular shawl pattern can be changed up for different seasonal looks by switching the yarn weight and using an appropriate hook. The detail of the textured, puff stitch edging looks best in a color that contrasts with the main shawl color.
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Back in 2014, the folks at Prime Publishing were launching I Like Crochet. I designed a series of seasonal crochet triangle shawl patterns for them, and this was the autumn shawl.
I love the colors of the Autumn Nights Shawl, but unfortunately the yarn has been discontinued. My sample was made with SHOKAY Orient in Cerulean and Jade.
This was a luxuriously soft yak and bamboo yarn. Choose a yarn with good stitch definition for your version and the puffs will “pop” better.
My blogger buddy, Kirsten from Kirsten Holloway Designs, took some pictures outdoors wearing it that are just spectacular!
Obviously, it works just as well for winter as for autumn!
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Autumn Nights Shawl
Crochet Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
This simple shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons by changing the yarn weight and hook size. A decorative puff stitch edging adds textured details.
- Adult: 68” (173 cm) across wingspan x 13” (33 cm) spine depth.
- Approximately 470 yd (430 m) in MC and approximately 225 yd (245 m) in any light weight yarn.
- US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Stitch markers.
- 16 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shawl pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not required for this pattern.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CC – Contrast Color
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- dc3tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. The Lindsey Life has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
- ea – each
- MC – Main Color
- pf – puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 4 times in same st, yo and draw through all 9 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for the 3 repeat version of this stitch is available here.
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sp – space
- st – stitch
- t-ch – turning chain
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
- Shawl is crocheted side to side in increasing rows to midpoint, and then decreasing rows to opposite edge.
- Adjust the size by changing the length to the midpoint.
- Edging is crocheted in rows.
- Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as stitch.
- Move up markers for each row of edging to mark position.
Increase to midpoint
- With MC, ch 3.
- Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, pm in same ch to mark edge. (3 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in next st, 2 dc in last st.(4 sts)
- Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st per row)
- Rows 5-72: Rep Rows 3-4, 34 times, or until shawl measures approximately 33” (84 cm) long or approximately 1” (2.5 cm) less than half of desired wingspan.
- Row 73: Turn, ch 2, pm around turning ch to mark center row, dc in same st and in each st across.
Decrease to end
- Row 74: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog. (Decreases by 1 st per row)
- Row 75: Rep Row 3.
- Rep Rows 74-75 until 3 sts remain.
- Rep Row 3.
- Final Row: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, pm in dc3tog to mark edge. Do not fasten off.
Edging along straight edge
- Turn, 2 sc in side of ea row along straight edge to marked st, changing to CA with last yo of final sc.
Edging along angled edge
- Row 1: Ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row to market row,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in side of marked row, move marker up to ch-2 sp, rep from * to ** across, ending with final 2 sc in side of marked st.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and in ea st across to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in ea st across.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1-sp, here and throughout), *sk 1, pf in next st, ch 1,** rep from * across to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch1) in ch-2 sp, pf in next st, rep from * to ** across, to last st, dc in t-ch.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st across to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea st across.
- Row 5: Rep Row 3.
- Row 6: Rep Row 4. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends. Wet or spray block to measurements.