Benita One-Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern

I’m sharing the Benita One-Skein Crochet Shawl pattern today as part of the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle! The pattern is forever free on my blog, but this deeply discounted pattern bundle is only available through January 24, 2023, so read on for details!

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While I love to crochet blankets as much (more??) than the next person, there is something incredible about crocheting your own garments and accessories. If you love to make handmade projects to wear — for yourself, to donate, to gift, or to sell at craft fairs — you’ll love the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle. Inside the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Pattern Bundle, you’ll find 12 fabulous crochet patterns by your favorite designers for projects to be worn.

The My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle is organized by Susanna from Fosbas Designs. Shawls are one of my favorite wearables to make and use. Living in New York City, I can wear shawls most of the year because in the fall and winter, I style them as scarves; in the spring, I need to cover up at night when the temperatures drop; and in the summer, they are perfect for staying warm in air-conditioned spaces. One-skein crochet shawl patterns are even better because you don’t have as many ends to weave in which means you can wear the project even sooner after finishing! This is why I thought the Benita One-Skein Shawl pattern would be perfect for the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle.

King Cole Tropical Beaches DK yarn is a light (#3/DK) weight, soft acrylic and nylon blend yarn in stunning self-striping colors. For a rectangular shawl, it makes lovely stripes so easily. Tropical Beaches DK is available at your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts | Wool Warehouse UK. It is the jumbo skein version of Beaches DK (in standard skeins). Both are the self-striping versions of the same family of yarns as Paradise Beaches DK (in standard skeins and solid colors) and Island Beaches DK (in standard skeins in semi-solid colors).

My contribution to the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle is the Benita One-Skein Crochet Shawl pattern. This is an intermediate level pattern, but there are only two rows to repeat. Once you get the stitch pattern down, you will find it a relatively mindless and straightforward crochet project.

Scroll down for the free crochet pattern for the Benita One-Skein Shawl. The My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Pattern Bundle has ended, but you can visit the My Crochet Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop roundup page on Fosbas Designs to find out about the daily featured patterns, all of which are available for free!

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Benita One-Skein Shawl

One-Skein Shawl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This one-skein crochet shawl pattern uses self-striping yarn to make colorwork easy. This rectangular shawl can also be worn as a scarf in transitional weather.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 58.5” (148.5 cm) long x 9” (23 cm) wide.

Materials

  • King Cole Tropical Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide (nylon), 7 oz/200 g, 557 yd/510 m) – 1 skein in 4850 Patara Beach, or approximately 530 yd (484.5 m) in any light weight, self-striping yarn.
  • Clover Amour US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge..
  • Clover bent-tip yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 19.5 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern. See photo below for tips on counting stitches for gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPcl – front post cluster – [Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of post of indicated st in same row, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • [dc in next ch, ch 3, FPcl around last dc worked, ch 1] sequence on odd numbered rows counts as 5 stitches in stitch count and for gauge.
  • [ch 2, sk (ch 1-sp + FPcl), sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2] sequence on even numbered rows counts as 5 stitches in stitch count and for gauge.
  • The video below demonstrates 4 ways to crochet into a chain space. I used the first method for crocheting into the ch-3 spaces in this pattern.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating 4 ways to crochet into a chain space, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • Ch 281 (or any multiple of 9 sts, + 2 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, FPcl around last dc worked, ch 1, *sk next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, FPcl around last dc worked, ch 1; rep from * to last 4 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch. (279 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, ch 2, sk (ch 1-sp + FPcl), sc in ch-3 sp (see Pattern Notes), ch 2, *dc in next 4 sts, ch 2, sk (ch 1-sp + FPcl), sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next sc, ch 3, FPcl around last dc worked, ch 1, *sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 sts, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next sc, ch 3, FPcl around last dc worked, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts.
  • Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2-3, 8 times, or until shawl is approximately 0.75” (2 cm) narrower than desired width.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 2.
  • Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails.
© 2023 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2023/01/10/benita-one-skein-crochet-shawl-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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