Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern: Gift to Myself Shawlette

I’m excited to kick off the inaugural Gift to Myself Crochet Along! The Gift to Myself Crescent Shawlette is a simple yet satisfying crescent shawl crochet pattern using a self-striping yarn to make the colorwork easy.

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When I crochet for myself, I love to make shawls, and I prefer ones that I can style as scarves or as shawls, depending on the weather. That’s why I designed the Gift to Myself Crescent Shawlette as part of the Gift to Myself Crochet Along! To join the Gift to Myself Crochet Along:

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Scroll down for free Gift to Myself Crescent Shawlette pattern. This crochet crescent shawl pattern looks like a triangular shawl from the front (or the back, depending on how you style it)…

… but the crescent shape is quite obvious when you lay it flat …

… or when you look at the upper corners.

I wanted to design a crescent shawl crochet pattern that wasn’t too complex for this crochet along, so I used the granny stripe stitch as the main stitch and then several other simple stitch combinations throughout. I finished off with mock bubbles for some subtle texture along the last rows.

I plan to wear this one as a shawl, so I got a handmade knitting needle shawl pin from my current local yarn shop, Must Love Yarn.

If you love crescent shawls, you may also want to check out my free pattern for the Moon Goddess Crescent Shawl.

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Gift to Myself Crescent Shawlette

Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This crescent shawl crochet pattern uses the well-loved granny stripe stitch. A self-striping yarn makes colorwork easy. This is the first pattern in the inaugural Gift to Myself Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: Wingspan measured at crescent tip: 28” (71 cm), measured at widest point: 30” (76 cm) x 19” (48.5 cm) spine unblocked.

Materials

Gauge

  • 20 sts (5 sets of 3 dc + ch-1 sp) in pattern for Row 3 = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • cl – 2-dc cluster – [Yo, insert hook in same 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 video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above demonstrating the 2-dc cluster, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above demonstrating the FPsc, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat stitches after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat stitches between brackets as indicated.
  • () Work stitches between parentheses into the same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Shawl is crocheted flat in rows. Ch 1 at start of rows does NOT count as a stitch.
  • The video below demonstrates four ways to crochet into a chain space. I used the first method for this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, (dc, ch 1, 2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl, ch 1, dc) in ring.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 cl sts, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 dc] across to ch-1 sp before 2 cl sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 dc] across to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next st.
  • Rows 4-10: Repeat Row 3, 7 times.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc] across to last ch-1 sp before 2 cl sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 2 cl sts, (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 cl sts, ch 3, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc] across to last ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, [3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip sc] across to last ch-3 sp before center ch-2 sp, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sc, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sc, ch 1, [3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip sc] across to last ch-3 sp, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in sc, ch 1, dc in next st.
  • Rows 13-20: Repeat Rows 11-12, 4 times.
  • Rows 21-30: Repeat Row 3, 10 times.
  • Row 31: Turn, ch 1, dc in same st, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to 2 cl before center ch-3 sp,  ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, ch 1, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st.
  • Row 32: Turn, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, ch 1, dc in next st and in each st across to ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, skip 2 cl sts, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp and in each st across to last st, (ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last st.
  • Row 33: Turn, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, (ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip (ch-1 sp + 2 cl sts), (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, skip (2 cl sts + ch-1 sp), ch 1, [dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] across to ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st.
  • Row 34: Turn, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, (ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip st, dc in ch-1 sp] across to across to 2 cl before center ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, (2 cl, ch 3, 2 cl) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip 2 cl sts, [dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st] across to last ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st.
  • Row 35: Repeat Row 34 once.
  • Row 36: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, [sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to 2 cl before center ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 cl, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 cl, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st] across to last ch-1 sp, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st.
  • Row 37: (WS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [tr in next st, sc in next st] across to last st before ch-3 sp, tr in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp, [tr in next st, sc in next st] across.
  • Row 38: (RS) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [FPsc around tr, sc in next st] across to ch-2 sp, [sc in ch-2 sp, skip sc, ch 3] twice, [sc in next st, FPsc around tr] across to last st, sc in next st.
  • Fasten off.

Finishing                                                                           

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Wet block (see Pattern Notes).
© 2024 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/2024/01/02/crescent-shawl-crochet-pattern-gift-to-myself-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

4 thoughts on “Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern: Gift to Myself Shawlette”

  1. Oh, Marie, I love this pattern! I did great until row 11 when my Dyslexia kicked in and took over. After frogging it 3 times now, I am going to give it one more go. By the way, this is so typical for me. I am a vision learner and even as a school teacher, taught visually. So, please, no reflection on your gorgeous design! I really love it! Wish me luck 🙂
    CJ

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