Saturday, 30 November 2013

Free Crochet Pattern For Marc Jacobs Style Shawl


 Yarn - the general rule is the chunkier the better, I used an Aran weight for mine with a ball of similar wool for the contrasting colour.
 
Hook - using the correct hook size recommended by the yarn.
 
Note - Remember that the thicker the yarn, the fewer rows you will need to crochet. This shawl is crochet in one long strip, so in order to work out how many foundation chain stitches you need to do, I basically chained enough to wrap round my shoulders and a little more for an overlap. This is a bit of trial and error until you feel comfortable with the length, but once you have done this that's the hard part out of the way! If there are any spare chain stitches left after you have worked your first row then I just unpick the excess and re-fastened them off. I found this much easier than trying to count the number of stitches in this chain as it can be quite long.
 
Row 1: 1tr into the 4th ch st from your hook, 1 tr into next 2 ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 tr into the next 3 ch, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 tr into the next 3 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, cut yarn, but do not turn your work.
 
Another Note: When you get to the end of this first row and subsequent rows you must not turn your work. This shawl has a right side and wrong side you it is important that you keep all you work stitches worked on the right side.
 
Row 2: change colour and attach yarn onto the first tr, make 1 dc also into the first tr, 3 ch, 1 dc into the first 1-ch sp, *3 ch, 1 dc into the next 1-ch space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make the last dc into the last tr of the previous row, cut yarn, but do not turn your work.
 
Row 3: change colour back to main colour and attach yarn onto the first dc, make 2 ch (=first tr), 2 tr into the first 3-ch space, *1 ch, 3 tr into the next 3-ch space*, repeat until end of row, make the last tr into the last dc of the previous row, cut yarn, but do not turn your work.
 
Row 4: and further rows. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 22 rows or the width you prefer.
  
To Finish Your Marc Jacobs Style Shawl: with the right side facing, attach main colour to any stitch you like and crochet 1 row of dc all around the shawl with 2 dc in the corners. Make sure to divide these stitches evenly along the edge of the finished shawl, e.g.
·         on the long side 1 dc in every stitch and also into the chain.
·         on the short side, 1 dc in the side of the dc and 2 dc in the side of the tr.
 
Weave in the ends or alternatively leave these and tidy to same length to create a fringe effect.
 
This is my first attempt at writing a crochet pattern, so if there are any errors
 then please let me know, it would be much appreciated.
 I hope you enjoy making this shawl as much as I did and I would love to see any links to ones you have created yourself!. 
Happy Stitching
xxx

3 comments:

Emilia Cross said...

wonderful.. thanks!! can't wait to get started on this.

mary ni leime said...

Did you do extra dc in the corners on the final round?

❤ Porcupine Design ❤ said...

Yes Mary - I did 2dc in each corner on the final round. Hope you shawl has turned out ok. PJ x

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