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Crochet Club Kate Eastwood's Easy as pie shawl on the loveCrochet blog

Published on January 2nd, 2016 | by Merion

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Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood

You might just need a little something to curl around your shoulders wherever you are in the world – if you’re chilly here in London, or chasing the shade in Australia! Kate’s quick shawl pattern is easy as pie!

Crochet club: free shawl crochet tutorial from Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

 

You will need:

  • 2000m 4 ply yarn, we love Stylecraft Senses Lace (currently in the Outlet, you’ll need 8 balls!)
  • 3mm  and 4mm crochet hooks

It couldn’t be easier to make as it uses just the basic of crochet stitches and the pattern is very simple to follow, and the rounded back gives the shawl a soft look, highlighted by the delicate frilled edging.

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I worked using two strands of yarn together and a 4mm hook. For the frilled edged I used the same yarn but worked with one strand and a 3mm hook.

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

So, to start, make a chain of 32.

Row 1: Working into the 3rd CH from the hook work along the row in HTR.

At the end of the row CH3 and turn.

Row 2: Work 2 HTR in to the first stitch, work HTR all the way along, work 2 HTR in to the last stitch. CH3 and turn.

Continue working rows of HTR, remembering to increase in the first and last stitch of each row ( working 2 HTR in to one ST ) and also to CH 3 and turn at the end of each row.

Keep working until your final row has 230 STs. Finish off and sew your ends in.

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

You are now ready to add the edging to your shawl. You are still working with two strands of the yarn and a 4mm hook.

Round 1: With the RS facing and starting in the top left hand corner work 2 DC in to each space all the way around the 2 sides and bottom of your shawl.

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

When you get back to the beginning of the top edge work 1 DC, 2DC in next ST, 1 DC, 2 DC in next ST all the way to the end of the row.

When you are back to your starting point ( top, left hand corner ) you now need to work your next round of the edging.

Round 2: Work DC all the way around, working each DC  in to the back loop only of each ST.

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 3: This is the final round of your border and will form the frill. You now need to change to using one strand of yarn and a 3mm hook.

Working in to the back loops only work all the way around the edge of the shawl working 4 TR in to each ST. When you get back to the beginning join with a SL ST and finish off. Sew in your ends.

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

If you prefer you could add a variation to your border by adding a different colour!

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Once edged your finished shawl will measure approximately 152 cm along the top edge, 90 cm down each side edge and 22cm across the bottom edge.

And now all that’s left to decide is whether you’re a fasten neatly in the middle kind of girl,

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

.. a casual over the shoulder girl …

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

or an out-there assymetric girl!

Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




7 Responses to Easy as pie shawl by Kate Eastwood

  1. Kate says:

    I like this very much – thanks for sharing.

  2. Martha says:

    Beautiful Shawl, what is HTR?

  3. Diane says:

    I believe that this is written in European crochet terms. I HTR would be translated to HDC (half double crochet). I hope this helps.

  4. Linda says:

    Ok, HTR is HDC, then DC is SC for US, right?
    This pattern is so elegant.

  5. Sandy says:

    What would be an equivalent yarn from Hobby Lobby in US?

  6. Merion says:

    Hi everyone, yes this is in UK crochet terms – a HTR is a HDC, and a DC is a SC – we have a handy conversion chart to help you too –

    http://www.lovecrochet.com/crochet-conversion-tables/

    We love this pattern – I hope you’ve all enjoyed it too!

    Kindest,
    Merion and the LoveCrochet team x

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