Crochet a beaded shawl with this free pattern. The lace-inspired design is crocheted with fingering weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook, and decorated with glass beads. It requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches, including chain, slip stitch, and single, half-double and double crochet.
The Black Shawl
Includes shawl schematic.
Plump Sock, Les Arts Textiles du Témiscouata, 80% SW Merino, 20% nylon
110 g, 382 m
2 skeins, Black
310 6/0 glass beads
Threader and needle or beading tool
8 st repeats and 14 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
To check your gauge
Work in pattern until it is possible to measure work against information above. Adjust hook accordingly.
Height 29 in (74 cm) x Width 80 in (200 cm)
dc… double crochet
hdc… half-double crochet
sc… single crochet
sl st… slip stitch
Adding a Bead
To add a bead, pull the bead close to your hook and chain as usual. The bead will be behind your work.
eB… edge Bead (ch 1, pull up a bead, ch 2)
bB… body Bead (same, but in indicated space)
Thread the beads onto the yarn before you begin crocheting. You may want to thread only ¼ of the beads at a time, to make pulling your yarn easier. Once all the threaded beads have been used, cut the yarn, thread beads onto next yarn section, and join to work.
Pull up about 24 in (60 cm) of yarn at a time, with 3-4 beads closer to your work to pull up as needed – remaining beads will be further down the yarn.
Shawl is worked sideways, with increases at just one end. At blocking, the increase edge will become the top of your shawl.
Ch 6 to start
Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, dc in same, skip 3 chs, sc in last, turn. 1 space
Row 2. eB, dc in first st, (sc, ch 3) in space, dc in last sc, ch 4, turn.
Row 3. Sc in 2nd ch, eB, dc in same, skip 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, dc) in space, sc in last dc, turn. 2 spaces
Row 4. eB, dc in first st, (sc, ch 3, dc) in next space, (sc, ch 3) in next space, dc in last sc, ch 4, turn.
Row 5. Sc in 2nd ch, eB, dc in same, skip 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, dc) in each space to end, sc in last dc, turn. 3 spaces
Row 6. eB, dc in first st, (sc, ch 3, dc) in each space until one space remains, (sc, ch 3) in last space, dc in last sc, ch 4, turn.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 5-6 twice. 5 spaces
The st repeat for gauge consists of (sc, ch 3, dc) worked in the spaces
Each repeat of Rows 5-6 adds 1 space
Row 11. Repeat Row 5 and at the same time, add a bB in 5th space. 6 spaces
Row 12. Repeat Row 6.
Row 13. Repeat Row 5 and at the same time, add a bB in 5th and 6th spaces. 7 spaces
Row 14. Repeat Row 6.
Row 15. Repeat Row 5, and at the same time, add a bB in 5th, 6th and 7th spaces. 8 spaces
Row 16. Repeat Row 6.
Row 17. Repeat Row 5 and at the same time, add a bB in 5th, 7th and 8th spaces. 9 spaces
Row 18. Repeat Row 6.
Row 19. Repeat Row 5 and at the same time, add a bB in 5th, 6th and 9th spaces. 10 spaces
Row 20. Repeat Row 6.
Rows 21-122. Repeat Rows 15-20 seventeen more times. 61 spaces
Rows 123-124. Repeat Rows 15-16 once more. At the end of last row, fasten off and weave ends in. 62 spaces
BORDER (worked on one side only)
With beaded side facing, rejoin yarn to starting corner.
Working only on non-beaded side, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in same space, (sc, hdc, 3 dc) in each space to next corner, sl st in corner.
Fasten off and weave ends in.
Block to finished size.
Includes shawl schematic.
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