Rainbow Shawlette – Free pattern – Part A

I designed this shawlette because I fell in love with the colors the moment I saw this yarn in the store. If you are looking for an easy one skein project then this is perfect for you!

Fun fact: This pattern is made up of only one stitch ūüôā

Pattern

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What you will need 

  1. Yarn: One skein of the Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Yarn OR Aran / Worsted weight yarn (5.3 oz. / 150 g / 481 yd. / 440 m)
  2. Hook: 5 mm (H) crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience level

Beginner

Dimensions

Gauge

Gauge is not important in this shawlette. After 5 rows, I had a triangle that measured (2.3‚ÄĚ / 6 cms) x (2.3‚ÄĚ / 6 cms) x (2‚ÄĚ / 5 cms).

Please keep in mind that everyone‚Äôs style of crocheting varies and because of that variation, you might need more or less yarn. I used the entire skein of the ‚ÄėShawl in a Ball‚Äô yarn and had just a few inches remaining in the end. If you use my pattern as it is, your gauge must match mine exactly. To be on the safe side, you could do one of two things: 

  • Buy two skeins OR
  • Make Part B (See PATTERN ASSEMBLY below) a couple of rows shorter than mine to make sure you will have enough yarn to complete the shawlette.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

Pattern assembly

The pattern has 3 sections – Part A, Part B and Part C. My shawlette has the following number of rows:
Part A – 38 rows 
Part B – 34 rows
Part C – 38 rows

How to modify the shawlette

It is possible to modify the shape and size of the pattern by adding / removing rows in either section. You could also eliminate Part B completely to make a triangle shawl instead.

If you choose to add / remove rows, the amount of yarn needed will change.

Pattern chart

Notes: 

  1. The number of repeats shown in the chart is less than the actual number of repeats.
  2. The row number is mentioned at the right side for each row.

Pattern notes

  1. This pattern is written in US terms.
  2. In Part C, make the chains of the beginning dc a little loose as compared to your Part A chains.
  3. If you are a beginner and are not comfortable with aligning the different parts of the chart together, it will be best to follow the written instructions while reading the charts. 
  4. When the pattern calls for working the next stitch in the last dc, which was a ch3 in the previous row, work the stitch in the 3rd chain.
  5. The number of stitches at the end of every row are mentioned in brackets at the end of each row. 
    • dcinc counts as 2 sts
    • dcdec counts as 1 st
    • the first 3 chain sts in a row count as 1 st
    • every other ch st counts as 1 st each

Pattern repetitions

rep1: dcinc in dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next dc and next dcdec, ch2, dc in next dc (or 2nd ch if previous round has ch4-sp), ch2 [5 dc, 1 dcdec, 2 ch2-sp = 10 sts] 

rep2: ch2, dc in next dc (or 3rd ch if previous round has ch4-sp), ch2, dcdec next dc dec and next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in dc [5 dc, 1 dcdec, 2 ch2-sp = 10 sts]

Notes: 

  1. In rep1, replace the first dcinc with dcinc-beg if a row starts with rep1
  2. rep1 and rep2 are the same pattern but made in different directions . rep 1 goes from Side 1 to Side 2 and rep 2 goes from Side 2 to Side 1.

Instructions (Part A)

Row 1: ch3, dc in first ch, turn [2 sts]

Row 2: dcinc-beg in first dc, dcinc in the last dc, turn [4 sts]

Row 3: dcinc-beg in first dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in the last dc, turn [6 sts]

Row 4: dcinc-beg in first dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec the next two dc, ch2, dc in last dc, turn [8 sts]

Row 5: ch7, dcdec next dcdec and next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [10 sts]

Row 6: rep1, dcinc in last dc, turn [12 sts]

Note: The last dcinc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch7 of the previous row. 

Row 7: dcinc-beg in first dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2, turn [14 sts]

Row 8: rep1, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [16 sts]

Row 9: ch5, dcdec next 2 dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2, turn [18 sts]

Row 10: rep1, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next dc and dcdec, ch4, dc in last dc, turn [20 sts] 

Note: The last dc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch5 of the previous row.

Row 11: dcinc-beg in first dc, rep2 * 2 times, turn [22 sts]

Row 12: rep1 * 2 times, dcinc in next dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [24 sts]

Row 13: dcinc-beg in first dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 2 times, turn [26 sts]

Row 14: rep1 * 2 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next 2 dc, ch2, dc in last dc, turn [28 sts]

Row 15: ch7, dcdec next dcdec and next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 2 times, turn [30 sts] 

Row 16: rep1 * 3 times, dcinc in last dc, turn [32 sts]

Note: The last dcinc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch7 of the previous row. 

Row 17: dcinc-beg in first dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 3 times, turn [34 sts]

Row 18: rep1 * 3 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [36 sts]

Row 19: ch5, dcdec next 2 dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 3 times, turn [38 sts]

Row 20: rep1 * 3 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next dc and dcdec, ch4, dc in last dc, turn [40 sts]

Note: The last dc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch5 of the previous row. 

Row 21: dcinc-beg in first dc, rep2 * 4 times, turn [42 sts]

Row 22: rep1 * 4 times, dcinc in next dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [44 sts]

Row 23: dcinc-beg in first dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 4 times, turn [46 sts]

Row 24: rep1 * 4 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next 2 dc, ch2, dc in last dc, turn [48 sts]

Row 25: ch7, dcdec next dcdec and next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 4 times, turn [50 sts]

Row 26: rep1 * 5 times, dcinc in last dc, turn [52 sts]

Note: The last dcinc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch7 of the previous row. 

Row 27: dcinc-beg in first dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 5 times, turn [54 sts]

Row 28: rep1 * 5 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [56 sts]

Row 29: ch5, dcdec next 2 dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 5 times, turn [58 sts]

Row 30: rep1 * 5 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next dc and dcdec, ch4, dc in last dc, turn [60 sts]

Note: The last dc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch5 of the previous row. 

Row 31: dcinc-beg in first dc, rep2 * 6 times, turn [62 sts]

Row 32: rep1 * 6 times, dcinc in next dc, dcinc in last dc, turn [64 sts]

Row 33: dcinc-beg in first dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 6 times, turn [66 sts]

Row 34: rep1 * 6 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcdec next 2 dc, ch2, dc in last dc, turn [68 sts]

Row 35: ch7, dcdec next dcdec and next dc, dc in the next two dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 6 times, turn [70 sts]

Row 36: rep1 * 7 times, dcinc in last dc, turn [72 sts]

Note: The last dcinc in this row is made in the 3rd ch of the ch7 of the previous row. 

Row 37: dcinc-beg in first dc, dcinc in next dc, rep2 * 7 times, turn [74 sts]

Row 38: rep1 * 7 times, dcinc in next dc, dc in the next two dc, dc in last dc, turn [75 sts]

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