Forget Me Not Shawl | Free Crochet Pattern

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This simple crochet shawl will make a gorgeous addition to your spring wardrobe. The color palette for this shawl was inspired by the gorgeous pale blue shades of the forget-me-not, a native Irish wildflower. The name of the flower conjures up feelings of romance and I think that this shawl would add a romantic touch to any outfit.

Forget Me Not Crochet Shawl worn front

I made this shawl for myself but I think I’m actually going to go and make another as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom!

The shawl pattern features just a 2 row repeat so it’s really a perfect pattern for beginners. And the size is 100% customizable – just keep going until you reach the size that you want!

You can follow the stripe sequence that I used (there’s a full-color chart below), or go rogue and let your creativity flow 🙂


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Yarn

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK for my shawl; it is available in over 50 shades so you are sure to find something that you like. Any DK/#3/lightweight yarn would work great though.

Forget Me Not Crochet Shawl side view

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Notes

Skill Level

Construction

  • The shawl is worked from top left point.
  • Each row will add one stitch to the stitch count.
  • As you increase, the top edge might start to curve slightly; this is completely fine and will stretch out as the shawl gets larger.
  • To make the shawl larger simply keep adding rows until you reach your desired size!

Color Changes

  • You will always change color along the top edge of the shawl. Cut working yarn at each color change.

Additional Notes

  • Ch 1 at the start of each row does not count as a stitch
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each row, and include ch-1 sps.­­­
Forget Me Not Crochet Shawl back view

Finished Measurements

Width: 52.5” / 133­cm

Height (at center): 25” / 63.5cm


Gauge

19 stitches x 18 rows = 4” x 4”/10cm x 10cm over moss st pattern


Materials

Hook: 4mm (G-6) (or 4.5mm (7) if you tend to crochet tightly)

Yarn: Any DK/Lightweight/#3 weight yarn

The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (137 yds (125m) per 50g skein; #3/Lightweight; 100% Cotton)

MC: Champagne White – 466 yds/425m – 170g – 4 skeins

CC1: Seafoam Blue – 77 yds/70m – 28g – 1 skein

CC2: Duck Egg Blue – 88 yds/80m – 32g – 1 skein

CC3: Pistachio Green – 55 yds/50m – 20g – 1 skein

TOTAL: 686 yds/625m – 250g – 7 skeins

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Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch = chain                      

st = stitch                                

sc = single crochet  

sp = space     

MC = Main Color

CC1 = Contrast Color 1

CC2 = Contrast Color 2  

CC3 = Contrast Color 3

Written Pattern

ROW 1: Using CC1, magic circle, ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), sc in circle, turn. [1]

ROW 2: Ch 1, sc 2 times in first st, turn. [2]

ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sc in second st, turn. [3]

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

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

ROW 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in last st, turn. [6]

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, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st, turn. [7]

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

ROW 9: 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; reoeat from * until two sts remain, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st, turn. [9]

ROW 10: Repeat ROW 8 [10]

ROWS 11 – 168:

Repeat ROWS 9-10 using the following color scheme:

COLOR ROW COUNT
CC1 12
MC 6
CC2 6
MC 18
CC3 4
MC 76
CC1 4
MC 6
CC2 12
MC 6
CC3 6
MC 6
CC1 6
  168
Forget Me Not Crochet Shawl stripe sequence

FINISHING

Tassels

Using CC1, make 3 tassels (approx. 5” in length when folded) for each point. Tie tassel to each point and weave in the ends. Trim ends evenly.

Weave any remaining ends.

Block to measurements­ (try not to skip this step as it will make the shawl look a lot more polished).­­­

All done!


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 hat on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

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Happy crocheting!

Sarah


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