4 January 2020

Lunation Shawl: Crochet Shawl Pattern

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom lunation shawl
The Lunation Shawl is an asymmetrical triangle shawl or wrap with a large edging at the top end. It's generously sized - height 185cm and widest part 122cm - so that you can wear it in a variety of ways. It's also a really rhythmic make that is very relaxing, but with a more engaging part at the end: a lovely edging consisting of 10 large points.

Below you'll find the pattern in US crochet terms, with the UK equivalents in the table (also below).
You can find the Dutch pattern here. Je vindt het Nederlandse patroon hier.

In my Ravelry and Etsy shops you can purchase a PDF version of this pattern at a discounted price.
The advantages of the PDF version are:
  • Clear layout with instructions in bullet-point format
  • Chart
  • Step-by-step photos to support the edging instructions
  • Similar graphic design as all of my other PDF patterns
  • You support my work so that I can continue to publish free patterns and offer discount codes
Thank you!


free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom lunation shawl

PATTERN

Skill level: Beginners
Materials
Yarn:
Scheepjes Whirl (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 215g/1000m)
Colour + Amount: 751 Liquorice Yumyum x 1 yarn cake
Scheepjes Whirlette (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 100g/455m)
Colour + Amount: 851 Liquorice x 1 ball, of which there will be approx. 25g left
Crochet hook: 3.5mm
Tapestry needle


Where to buy Scheepjes Whirl & Whirlette 

These links will take you to the shops' main page where you can do a search for the yarns you'd like*.


Measurements
Straight edge 150cm/59in, diagonal edge 185cm/72.8in, edge with edging 122cm/48in

Gauge/Tension
Gauge and tension are not critical for this project, but using a larger crochet hook than recommended may result in needing more yarn than listed.

Stitches & Abbreviations
Crochet Terms used in this pattern: US
Stitches used in this pattern:

US Crochet Terms
UK Crochet Terms
[  ]
total number of sts on a row
[  ]
total number of sts on a row
beg
beginning
beg
beginning
ch
chain
ch
chain
ch-1 sp
chain 1 space (or number as indicated)
ch-1 sp
chain 1 space (or number as indicated)
hdc
half double crochet
htr
half treble crochet
dc
double crochet
tr
treble crochet
rep
repeat
rep
repeat
sc
single crochet
dc
double crochet
slst
slip stitch
ss
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
st(s)
stitch(es)
V-st(s)
V stitch(es)
V-st(s)
V stitch(es)
yoh
yarn over hook
yoh
yarn over hook

Stitch Instructions
beg V-st beginning V-stitch: (ch4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), 1dc) in same stitch or space
V-st V-stitch: (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same stitch or space

Pattern Notes
For this shawl you start with the Whirl yarn (751 Liquorice Yumym) from the outside (white). Towards the end of the 175 rows that make up the asymmetrical triangle, you will probably run out of Whirl yarn so then you simply continue with the Whirlette yarn (851 Liquorice). The edging is also worked in this Whirlette yarn and colour.

Instructions                                                                             

Base
Start with a magic ring.
Row 1 (RS) Ch2 on top of magic ring ch (= first dc), ch1, 1dc in ring, turn, pull ring tight.
Row 2 (WS) Ch3 (counts as 1dc and ch-1 sp here and throughout), V-st in top of 3 ch, turn.
Row 3 Beg V-st in first st, ch1, V-st in ch-1 sp (which is in effect the ch3 at beginning of previous row), turn.
Row 4 Ch3, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, V-st in top of 3 ch, turn.
Row 5 Beg V-st in first st, ch1, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, V-st in next ch-1 sp (which is in effect the ch3 at beginning of previous row), turn.
Row 6 Ch3, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, V-st in next ch-1 sp, ch1, V-st in top of 3 ch, turn.
I think by now you will have found your rhythm and it is simply a matter of repeating Rows 5 and 6 until you have a total of 175 rows:
Row 175 is a RS row.
You’ll now have a total of 88 V-sts, 87 ch-1 sps.
Fasten off.

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom lunation shawl
Edging with 10 points
With RS facing, join yarn on right-hand side/diagonal side of shawl and work towards straight edge.
Row 1 (RS) 2hdc in top of 3 ch, 1hdc in ch-1 sp of first V-st, 1hdc in dc of first V-st, *skip ch-1 sp, 1hdc in each part of V-st (= 1hdc in dc, 1hdc in ch-1 sp, 1hdc in dc); rep from * to end, turn. [265 hdc]
Row 2 (WS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last hdc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 9 hdc, *ch6, skip 6 hdc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next hdc, ch6, skip 6 hdc, 1sc in each of the next 13 hdc; rep from * 8 more times, ch6, skip 6 hdc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next hdc, ch6, skip 6 hdc, 1sc in each of the next 9 hdc, turn. [10 (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in Rows 2-9]
Row 3 (RS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 8 sc, ch4, *1dc in first dc of group of 3 dc, ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 11 sc, ch4, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, 1dc in first dc of group of 3 dc, ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, ch4, 1sc in each of the next 8 sc, turn.
Row 4 (WS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 7 sc, ch4, *1dc in next dc, ch2, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of group of 3, ch2, 1dc in next dc, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 9 sc, ch4, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, 1dc in next dc, ch2, 1dc in first dc of group of 3 dc, ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, ch4, 1sc in each of the next 7 sc, turn.


Come join my Facebook Group The Curio Crafts Room Community if you like
It’s a place to come together and inspire one another by sharing your work on my designs. Do not hesitate to post any pictures you have of your WIPs or FOs and feel free to ask questions if you have any.
Besides lots of inspiration and meeting like-minded people, the perks of being a group member include for example sneak peeks of new The Curio Crafts Room designs, behind the scenes photos, exclusive new pattern discounts, sales and giveaways.

thecuriocraftsroom facebook group crochet peacock patterns


Row 5 (RS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 6 sc, ch4, *(1dc in next dc, ch2) twice, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) twice, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 7 sc, ch4, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, (1dc in next dc, ch2) twice, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) twice, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 6 sc, turn.
Row 6 (WS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 5 sc, ch4, *(1dc in next dc, ch2) 3 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 3 times, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 5 sc, ch4, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, (1dc in next dc, ch2) 3 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 3 times, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 5 sc, turn.
Row 7 (RS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in each of the first 4 sc, ch4, *(1dc in next dc, ch2) 4 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 4 times, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch4, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, (1dc in next dc, ch2) 4 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 4 times, ch4, skip next sc, 1sc in each of the next 4 sc, turn.
Row 8 (WS) Note: Do not start with a turning chain but immediately work first sc in last sc of previous row.
1sc in first sc, ch4, *(1dc in next dc, ch2) 5 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 5 times, ch3, skip next sc, 1sc in next sc, ch3, skip next sc; rep from * 8 more times, (1dc in next dc, ch2) 5 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 5 times, ch4, 2sc in last sc, turn.
Row 9 (RS) Ch4, (1dc in next dc, ch2) 6 times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 6 times, *1dc in next dc (= first dc at beginning of next point, bringing the 2 points together), (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 5 times, ch2, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 6 times; rep from * 8 more times, 1dc in next dc (= first dc at beginning of next point, bringing the 2 points together), (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 5 times, ch2, 1dc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1dc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1dc in next dc) 6 times, ch4, 2sc in final sc, fasten off.
Row 10 (RS)
With RS facing, join yarn on right-hand side/diagonal side of shawl and work towards straight edge.
1sc in same sc you worked the final 2 sc of Row 8 in, ch4, (1sc in next dc, ch2) 7 times, *1sc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1sc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1sc in next dc) 6 times, ch2, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in space in between 2 dc that bridge 2 points, leaving these 2 dc unworked, ch2, (1sc in next dc, ch2) 6 times; rep from * 8 more times, 1sc in next dc (= first dc of group of 3 dc), ch2, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in ch-2 sp, ch2, 1sc in last dc of next group of 3 dc, (ch2, 1sc in next dc) 7 times, ch4, 1sc in same sc you worked the final 2 sc of Row 9 in, fasten off and weave in all ends.

Blocking
To get the most beautiful result, the shawl needs blocking. For blocking you can use blocking mats or Styrofoam. Spray with some water and let it dry naturally.

Whirl and Whirlette yarn 
the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom crochet pattern lunation shawl


Where to shop for Whirl and Whirlette*

These links will take you to the shops' main page where you can do a search for the yarns you'd like.

UK Wool Warehouse (international shipping)
UK Deramores (international shipping)
UK Black Sheep Wools (international shipping)
CA Knotty House (US + CA)
NL Caro's Atelier (The Netherlands)

Both yarns are made from a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, which makes for lightweight and breathable shawls (or any other garments for that matter). Whirl is a gradient yarn with a very generous twist so that it works up really quickly and it helps prevent splitting. Each colour change (and there are many, which I love because it makes the gradient so subtle) is carefully tied to ensure the knot can be discretely hidden within your stitches. So don’t worry if you come across quite a few ”knots” or rather “fluffy bits” because that means one colour thread is replaced by another colour thread that needs to be worked into the yarn.
The Whirlette yarn, which I already used for my Moonwish Wrap, has the same blend but only comes in single colours, matching some of the Whirl shades. Another difference is that the Whirl yarn cakes hold no less than 1000 metres and the Whirlette balls 455 metres.
Both yarns have a beautiful drape and that is definitely something I’d want for my shawl designs.

the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom crochet pattern lunation shawl
 

My previous two shawl designs

Moonwish Wrap in Whirlette

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom moonwish wrap


Star Beam Shawl in Our Tribe

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom star beam shawl

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

1 comment

  1. If it's your business, I'd recommend that you take a look at AAAPPP just in case, cause you never know what might happen.

    ReplyDelete

Latest Instagrams

© TheCurioCraftsRoom. Design by FCD.