Cozy, beginner friendly shawl; free crochet pattern: Haystacks

While at Michaels craft store, I found this big, fluffy ball of fun. It is a bulky weight, the skein is very poufy and soft.

The color changes within the yarn made want to create a shawl from side-to-side, in order to make the color shift vertically. I wanted it to be fairly solid, for warmth, but it had to be a bit open for drape and the real desire was to only use 1 skein, because who doesn’t love a great 1 skein project!?
Planning a pattern while standing in the aisle, sometimes means it doesn’t work out exactly as hoped.

Reaching this point in the shawl made it clear that it would be a 2 skein piece, which wasn’t the goal, BUT it meant I would have plenty of yarn for great tassels!!

PATTERN

Haystacks Shawl

A crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

#HaystacksShawl

YARN: Bulky weight (#5  bulky), 490 yds [448 m], including tassels; Shown: Lion Brand, Scarfie 78% acrylic 22% Wool; 312 yds [186 m], 5.3 oz [150 g]: 214 Cream Mustard; 2 skeins

At the time of this posting, there are 20 color variations on this yarn. Here are a few to get your creative thoughts flowing!! Oh yeah, baby- Amazon prime shipping! Please and Thank You.

HOOK: L [8 mm]

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, optional: 3 wooden beads (for tassels)

GAUGE: 12 sts and 9 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stitch pattern

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Depth at center: 19” [48 cm] Wingspan 94” [239 cm]

PROJECT LEVEL: Beginner/Easy

TECHNIQUES USED: adjustable ring, ch, sc

ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch- chain

Ea- each

Sc- single crochet

NOTES:

  • Shawl is worked tip to tip, increasing to center point, then decreasing.

Shawl

Make adjustable ring. See Video Tutorial here.

Row 1:  2 sc in adjustable ring, pull tight, turn.

Row 2:  Sc in first sc, (ch 1, sc) in next sc, turn.

Row 3:  Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn.

Row 5:  Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 6:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 7:  Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 8:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn.

Row 9:  Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 10:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Pattern repeat

Row 11:  Sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 12:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn.

Row 13:  Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 14:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 11-14 until desired half-point length is reached. Shown: 102 rows.

Begin Decrease

Pattern repeat

Row 1:  Sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 2:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, leave remaining sc unworked, turn.

Row 3:  Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across through last ch 1, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 4:  Sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * through last ch 1, sc in next sc, leave remaining sc unworked, turn.

Rep Rows 1-4 of decrease pattern repeat until row reaches 5 sts (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc).

Next Row:  Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Sc in ea of first 2 sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, leave remaining sc unworked, turn.

Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc, turn.

Sc in ea of first 3 sc, leave remaining sc unworked, turn.

Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, leave remaining sc unworked, fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends, lightly wet block to measurements if desired.

Shown: Make 3 5-inch tassels, sew one to each of the three corners of shawl, weave in ends.

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