Ruffled Waters Shawl – Free Pattern – Part 3 (Last part)

I started this shawl as an experiment to design my first triangle shawl. I just let myself make what felt right and this is what I ended up with! It reminds me of the calm of the ocean that breaks into waves close to the shore 🙂

This pattern is perfect if you are looking for something that you can make with one Whirl!!


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You can read about the pattern and my journey of making this shawl here. The pattern for this shawl is also available for free on my blog:

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Photo and video (left and right handed) tutorials for Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques used to make this shawl:

  1. How to make a Foundation Row 
  2. Tunisian Simple Stitch 
  3. Tunisian Knit Stitch
  4. Tunisian Full Stitch
  5. Mori Lace Pattern
  6. Tunisian decrease
  7. Back loop increase
  8. Binding off

Video tutorials to help with making your shawl:

  1. How to start making the Ruffled Waters Shawl: Left handed | Right handed
  2. How to make an edge with gradient yarn: Left handed | Right handed
  3. How to close the beginning ‘V’: Left handed | Right handed

Here is a playlist of all the video tutorials that will be helpful in making this shawl: Ruffled Waters Shawl Playlist on Youtube

How to read repeat instructions in the pattern

(…) * 2 times – Repeat the instruction in the brackets twice. 
e.g. (dec, yo) * 2 times = (dec, yo), (dec, yo)

stitch * 2 times – Repeat the given stitch twice.
e.g. tss * 2 times = tss, tss

Pattern notes

  1. The return pass for every row is the same. For this reason, you will not find instructions for it along with the forward pass instructions.
    • Reverse Pass: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.
  2. The number of loops that must be on your hook at the end of the forward pass is mentioned in square brackets in the second column for every row.
  3. Skip the first vertical bar of every previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row.
  4. Each row is made up of odd number of stitches. The stitches at the center of each row form the spine of the shawl. The pattern on the left and right sides of that stitch are mirror images of each other. I recommend using a stitch marker to mark that stitch and move it up after every few rows.
  5. This shawl is made with alternating bands of the Mori Lace Pattern and the Tunisian Knit Stitch.
  6. IMPORTANT: Please read the edging instructions before you start making your shawl.


Row 102 FP [347] tfs, (dec, yo) * 85 times, tfs, ks, tfs, (dec, yo) * 85 times, tfs, ls 
Row 103 FP [351]tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in ch sp) * 85 times, tss, tfs, ks, tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in ch sp) * 85 times, tss, tfs, ls 

Add stitch markers – this is optional but I strongly recommend marking your stitches to help with the remaining rows:  Add a stitch marker to the 4th stitch from the beginning of the row. Then add one to every 7th stitch. That will leave 4 stitches in the end. The stitch markers will mark the beginning of each repeat in the following rows.

I created another section of the edge on this row. You can find the edging instructions here.

Row 104 FP [551]tfs, (dec, yo), tfs, tss,
[tss, tfs, (dec, yo), tfs, ks, tfs, (dec, yo), tfs, tss,] * 49 times,
tss, tfs, (dec, yo), tfs, ls
Row 105 FP [751]tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in ch sp), tss, tfs, tss,
[tss, tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in sp), tss, tfs,ks, tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in ch sp), tss, tfs, tss] * 49 times,
tss, tfs, tss, (tss, tfs in ch sp), tss, tfs, ls
Row 106 FP [798 sc stitches]Binding off

[tss * 6 times, dec, tss * 6 times, 3 * ks in same stitch] * 49 times,
tss * 6 times, dec, tss * 6 times, ls

Edging and weaving in ends

Cut the yarn and weave in the end. Then, pick up the beginning tail and seam the edge together as shown below before weaving in.

If you are working with solid yarn, then you can make the edge now. You can find the edging instructions here.

Video tutorial

Right handed

Left handed

Photo Tutorial

Step 1: Find the first slip stitch next to the tail and insert needle there.  

Step 2: Find the first slip stitch on the other side and insert needle there. 

Step 3: Fold the fabric with the front sides joined together (back facing outwards) and sew the stitches together (1st and 7th, 2nd and 6th, 3rd and 5th) before weaving in the remaining tail.  


Depending on your yarn, you can choose to steam / wet block your shawl. 

I wet blocked mine by hanging it on a clothes line and used tiny clips to add weight to stretch the fabric.

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