Granny’s Ombre Shawl

Crochet Pattern

By: Amal Saleh

Aka: Purpleneedle

 

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Granny Triangular Shawl is an excellent canvas to experiment with color; it’s beginners friendly and takes very little time to show rewarding results.

This basic pattern provides a guideline for those who like the Ombre effect and wish to apply it to a simple wearable accessory.

Granny’s Ombre Triangular Shawl is worked from top down using size 5mm Crochet Hook and Worsted Weight Yarn.

The design is made as one size fits all with notes at the end to customize the size of your shawl


Title Details
Skill Level Easy
Technical Terms American
Finished Measurements Unwashed & without Pompoms

Span 9o”

Spine 45”

Yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers and Twists
Colors Color A – Light Pink – 140 Rose Heather (Less than 2 Skeins)

Color B – Medium Pink – 104 Blush Heather (less than 3 Skeins)

Color C – Dark Pink – 139 Dark Rose Heather (3 Skeins)

Yardage Color A – 140 grams or 325 Yards

Color B – 200 grams or 465 Yards

Color C – 255grams or 590Yards

Tools Crochet Hook Size 5mm (US H)

Tapestry Needle

Yarn Cutter

1 Removable Marker (optional)

Pompom Maker (optional)

Gauge Unblocked

6 Shells in 4 inches

6 Rows in 4 inches

Shawl Sections First Section – Color A (22 Rows)

Second Section – Color B & A (6 Rows)

Third Section – Color B (10 Rows)

Fourth Section – Color C & B (6 Rows)

Fifth Section – Color D (10 Rows)

Border – 2 Rows

Total – 56 Rows

Notes ·      Before you start on this shawl make sure you’ve mastered Granny Stitch (3Dc Clusters)

·      3-Ch Stitch in this pattern counts as 1st stitch in First 3Dc Cluster

·      Border is optional and included in yardage

·      Pompoms are optional and not included in yardage

·      You can use this pattern with any yarn weight and its compatible hook, just keep in mind that you may need different yardage and the finished measurements may be smaller or larger than what’s included in pattern

·      If you use different yarn weight, but the same hook size suggested in pattern, you might get the same size included in this pattern but the thickness of your stitches and the weight of your shawl will differ

 

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Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch Chain
3-Ch 3 Chain Stitch
Clusters Multiple of 3Dc
Dc in Sp Work Double Crochet in the indicated space
3 Dc 3 Double Crochet
Hdc Half Double Crochet
Join Slip Stitch Into V-Stitch Between 3-Ch And Next Stitch

Or Slip One Chain Stitch To Another

Rep Repeat Stitches
Sc Single Crochet
Sp(s) Space (s)
St (s) Stitch (s)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th First, Second, Third, Fourth

 

Instructions

First Section

22 Rows

Last Row = 46 Clusters + 45 One Chain Sps

With Color A, Ch 5 and join to make a Ring

Row 1  

·      Chain 3 then 2Dc in Ring (First 3Dc Cluster)

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in Ring (Second 3Dc Cluster)

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc In Ring (Third 3Dc Cluster)

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc In Ring (Fourth 3Dc Cluster)

·      Turn

·      The First and Fourth Clusters make the edge sts while the Second and Third Clusters make the Spine sts

Total = Four 3Dc Clusters & 3 One Chain Sps

Row 2 ·      Chain 3 then 2Dc in 1st Sp of first 3Dc of previous Row

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in Sp between 1st and 2nd Clusters of previous Row

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in next Cluster Sp of previous Row (Spine Cluster)

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in next Cluster Sp of previous Row (Spine Cluster)

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in next Cluster Sp of previous Row

·      Ch 1

·      3Dc in last Sp of last 3Dc of previous Row

Total = Six 3Dc Clusters & 5 One Chain Sps

Row 3 – 22 ·      Rep Row 2 Steps while Increasing Two 3Dc clusters and Two Chain Sps in each row

Second Section

6 Rows

Last Row (58 Clusters & 57 One Chain Sps)

Row 1 ·      Join Color B without cutting Color A

·      Rep Row 2 Steps from First Section

·      Do not cut Color B at end of Row

Row

2 & 4 & 6

·      Return to Color A side

·      Carry yarn to next Row and Rep Row 2 from First Section

·      Do not cut Color A at end of Row

Row

3 & 5

·      Carry Color B to next Row and Rep Row 2 from First Section

 

Third Section

10 Rows

Last Row (78 Clusters & 77 One Chain Sps)

Cut Color A and Continue working with Color B as in 2nd Row of First Section

Fourth Section

6 Rows

Last Row (88 Clusters & 87 One Chain Sps)

Join Color C and Continue working as in Second Section

Fifth Section

10 Rows

Last Row (108 Clusters & 107 One Chain Spaces)

Cut Color B and Continue working with Color C as in Third Section

Border

2 Rows in Color C

Optional but included in yardage

Row 1 – Work Hdc in each stitch until end of Row

Row 2 – Work Backward Sc (Crab Stitch) until end of Row

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Pompoms

Optional

Not included in yardage

Count – Three

Color – Light Pink & Medium Pink

Measurements – 8” Circumference

I used Pom Pom Maker from Clover, Size 2 1/2” (Green)

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Finishing Tip

Thread the Tapestry needle with the Beginning tail and wrap the Beginning Chain Ring to form a Thick Little Handle then weave in and secure the rest of the tail. Use the Thick Little Handle to hang your shawl without the worries of stretching or damaging any stitches.

 

 

 

 

How To Avoid Mistakes

  • All 3Dc clusters are separated by 1 Chain so to avoid confusing the spine clusters with adjacent 3Dc clusters, place a removable marker in the Spine 1 Chain Space
  • Using three colors help counting rows so every time you finish one section count that section edge clusters or spine clusters to make sure you have the right count

How To Customize Your Shawl

  • Increasing or decreasing rows will increase or decrease the size of your shawl
  • The best way to make your shawl smaller is to decrease the number of rows in First Section
  • The best way to make your shawl larger is to increase the number of rows in Third & Fifth Sections

How To Fold Your Shawl

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1. Fold in half horizontally and make sure the tip of the middle triangle is on top of the Beginning Chain Ring

 

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2. Fold one wing towards the middle

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3. Fold second wing on top of the first wing

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4. Fold in half horizontally

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5. Fold in thirds or fourths if possible

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