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Autumn Meadow Asymmetrical Crochet Shawl – Free Pattern

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The Autumn Meadow shawl is a simple, yet striking, asymmetrical crochet shawl. This free pattern uses basic crochet stitches – chain, single crochet and double crochet, so it is an absolutely perfect pattern for beginners!

The shawl is created using a simple 4 row repeat, so once you have this down you will be flying along.


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The Autumn Meadow Shawl was featured in the Fall into Autumn Blog Hop, that I am co-hosting with my good friend RaeLynn from Itchin’ for some Stitchin’!

The feature day for this pattern has passed, but you can still grab the Fall into Autumn Pattern Bundle – 34 crochet patterns at 90% off!


Autumn Meadow Shawl Sizing & Yarn

This triangle shawl pattern is written for one size, and measures approx.557.25″ / 145.5cm at the longest edge, and 27″ / 68.5cm high in the center.

Any#3/Lightweight/DK yarn would work great for this shawl, and I used a slightly larger hook size (5mm/H-8) to create a gorgeous drape.

For my shawl I used I used WeCrochet Kindred DK in three colours, which was very generously provided by WeCrochet for this design. Kindred DK is a gorgeous combination of baby alpaca for warmth, and pima cotton for breathability, making it a great choice for all types of projects (like my Spring Cardi Crochet Pattern!)

I used approx. equal amounts of each of the three colours – 6 x 50g skeins in total.

Autumn Asymmetrical Crochet Shawl Free Pattern
Autumn Asymmetrical Crochet Shawl Free Pattern

Crochet Triangle Shawl Construction

This asymmetrical shawl is crocheted from side to side, starting at the narrowest point, and increasing in width with each row. On Right Side (RS) rows, the increase will be made at the start of the row. And on Wrong Side (WS) rows, the increase will be made at the end of the row.

The pattern is a simple 4 row repeat – one row of double crochet, followed by 3 rows in moss stitch (one of my all-time favourite stitches – definitely check out my Moss Stitch Tutorial if you haven’t used this stitch pattern before!)

So, once you get the hang of these 4 rows, this makes a great couch project to work on with Netflix (or your favourite crochet podcast!) on in the background.

Crochet Stripes

Don’t let the striped section of this shawl scare you!

The stripes are created by alternating between 3 different colours. You will not need to cut the yarn in between rows – when starting a new row, you can simply “float” the new yarn up from 2 rows below as required 🙂

So, once you are finished crocheting, you will have less than 10 ends to weave in, yay!

Crochet shawl Inspiration

For some colour inspiration, have a look at the gorgeous projects created by some of my testers!

Autumn Asymmetrical Crochet Shawl Free Pattern
Photo credit: @va1erie
Autumn Asymmetrical Crochet Shawl Free Pattern
Photo credit: @wsmarple

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The ad-free PDF is perfect for printing or tablet viewing 🙂

Pattern Notes

Skill Level

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch = chain 
  • st = stitch 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • dc = double crochet 
  • C1 = Colour 1 
  • C2 = Colour 2 
  • C2 = Colour 3 
  • RS = Right Side 
  • WS = Wrong Side

Construction

• This asymmetrical shawl is crocheted from side to side, starting at the narrowest point, and  increasing in width with each row. 

• After ROW 2, each row will increase the stitch count by one. 

• On RS rows, the increase will be made at the start of the row. 

• On WS rows, the increase will be made at the end of the row. 

Print-friendly PDF (available at a low cost)

The print-friendly PDF version of this pattern also includes the following:

  • Stitch diagram of pattern repeat
  • Schematic with shawl measurements

General Pattern Notes

• Ch 1 at the start of a single crochet (sc) row does not count as a stitch.

• Ch 3 at the start of a double crochet (dc) row counts as one dc.

• Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each row.

Colour Changes

• When changing yarn between Colour Blocks, cut working yarn and join in the new yarn.

• When changing yarn in the Stripes section, you do not need to cut yarn between rows – float the yarn up as required from 2 rows below.

Colour Sequence

SectionRowsColourRow Count
Colour Block 1ROWS 1 – 64C164
Colour Block 2ROWS 65 – 80C2     16
StripesROWS 81 – 116Stripes – beginning with C3, work one row in each colour throughout this section, ending on a C2 row.36
Colour Block 3ROWS 117 – 132C3              16
Colour Block 4ROWS 133 – 140C28

Finished Measurements

Longest edge: 57.25″ / 145.5cm Height (at center): 27″ / 68.5cm


Gauge

17 sts x 12 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over pattern. 

Note: It is not essential to match gauge for this project. 


Materials

Hook: 5mm (H-8) crochet hook (or hook required to meet gauge) 

Yarn: Any #3 / Lightweight / DK yarn. 

The amounts given here are for KnitPicks Kindred DK (105m/115yds per 50g skein; Weight  3/Lightweight; 68% Baby Alpaca, 32% Peruvian Pima Cotton). 

C1 – Raspberry Cordial: 230 yds / 210m (100g) – 2 skeins  

C2 – Driftwood: 230 yds / 210m (100g) – 2 skeins  

C3 – Spice: 230 yds / 210m (100g) – 2 skeins  

TOTAL: 690 yds / 630m (300g) – 6 skeins 

Misc:  

• Yarn needle 


Written Pattern

ROW 1 (RS): Ch 4 (ch-3 counts as one st), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. [3]  

ROW 2 (WS): Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st sc in  last st, turn. [3]  

ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last st, turn [4]  

ROW 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in last st, turn. [5]  

ROW 5: Ch 3 (counts as one dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, sk next st, 2 dc in last  ch-1 sp, dc in last st, turn. [6]  

ROW 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sc in sp BETWEEN last skipped st and next st, ch 1, sk  next 2 sts, sc in sp BETWEEN last skipped st and tch-3, ch 1, sc in top of tch-3, turn. [7]  

ROW 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from *  across, sc in last st, turn. [8]  

ROW 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across, ch 1, sc in last st,  turn. [9]  

ROW 9: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, *sk next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across, dc in last  st, turn. [10]  

ROW 10: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sc in sp BETWEEN last skipped st and next st;  repeat from * until 2 dc and tch-3 rem, ch 1, sc in sp BETWEEN last skipped st and tch-3, ch 1, sc  in tch-3, turn. [11] 

ROW 11: Repeat ROW 7. [12]  

ROW 12: Repeat ROW 8. [13] 

ROWS 13 – 140: Repeat ROWS 9 – 12, using the colour sequence in the Notes section above. [141 at end of ROW 140]  

Note

• Each row will increase your stitch count by 1. 

• For the stripe section, you do not need to cut the yarn on each colour change – you can “float”  each colour up from 2 rows below as required. 

Cut yarn and fasten off. 


Finishing

Block shawl and weave in ends. 

All done! 


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I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished project on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

Happy crocheting!

Sarah