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Summer Sunset Shawl – Easy Crochet Wrap – Free Pattern

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The Summer Sunset Shawl is an easy, rectangular crochet shawl pattern with the cutest pompom edging!

This free pattern is written for one size and uses a lightweight #2/sport yarn with a gorgeous gradient. A solid colour would look great too.

The shawl body has a simple two row repeat, so once you have worked the first couple of rows, it’s easy peasy after that 🙂

The orange and purple hues reminded me of only one thing – a summer sunset, making this pretty easy to find a name for this pattern!

Summer Sunset Shawl - Crochet Shawl Free Pattern - Ned and MImi

Crochet Wrap Sizing

This crochet shawl pattern is written for one size, and measures approx. 17.5″ x 60″ / 152cm x 45cm.

Use a #1/Fingering or #2/Sport weight yarn in a cotton or cotton blend for a great drape and a breathable fabric – perfect for summer evenings!

For my wrap, I used one skein of Rico Creative Cotton Dégradé in Pink-Orange – a blend of 50% cotton and 50% acrylic.

Crochet Shawl Construction

This wrap is worked from side to side. You first work a pompom row, followed by the shawl body, followed by the second pompom row.

The shawl body features a simple two row repeat, so once you have worked the first few rows, you can stop counting your stitches 🙂

And if you use a yarn cake (as I did), you can simply keep going until you are nearly at the end of your yarn!

Note: the pattern PDF includes a handy stitch diagram of the pompom row and stitch pattern.

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Summer Sunset Shawl

Free Crochet Wrap Pattern

Summer Sunset Shawl - Crochet Shawl Free Pattern - Ned and MImi
The ad-free PDF is perfect for printing or tablet viewing 🙂 (and it includes a handy stitch diagram!)

Pattern Notes

Skill Level

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fdc = foundation double crochet (see Special Stitches)
  • tr = treble crochet
  • bbl = Bobble Stitch (see Special Stitches)
  • pompom = Pompom Stitch (see Special Stitches)
  • rem = remaining
  • beg = beginning
  • patt = pattern

Construction

  • This shawl is worked from side to side in one piece.
  • First, you will work the foundation row and then rotate this to work the first border row (i.e. pompom row) into the “chain” side of your foundation row.
  • At the end of the border row, rotate your work again, to begin row 1 of the shawl body in the beg ch-3 of the foundation row.

Print-friendly PDF (available at a low cost)

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

  • Stitch Diagram for the first pompom row and the two row pattern repeat.
  • Step by Step Pictures for creating the pompom.

General Pattern Notes

  • Ch 3 at the start of a double crochet row counts as one stitch.
  • Ch 4 at the start of a treble crochet row counts as one stitch.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each row.

Special Stitches

Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)

Please see this photo and video tutorial on how to work the Foundation Double Crochet (fdc) stitch.

Bobble Stitch (bbl)

Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. [2 loops on hook]

Step 2: Working into the same st, repeat Step 1 four more times. [6 loops on hook]

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

Step 4: Ch 1. When instructed to work into the “top” of the bobble stitch, work into this ch-1.

Pompom Stitch (pompom)

Step 1: After chaining required number, bbl in third ch from hook.

Step 2: Ch 2, bbl in top of first bbl.

Step 3: Fold second bbl down on top of first bbl, sl st into starting ch of first bbl.


Finished Measurements

Length: 60” / 152cm

Width: 17.5” /45cm


Gauge

18 sts x 7 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over patt (blocked).


Materials

Hook: 4mm (G-6) crochet hook (or hook required to meet gauge).

Yarn: #2/Sport weight yarn. This pattern uses 1 skein of Rico Creative Cotton Dégradé in Pink-Orange (875yds/800m per 200g skein; Weight: #2/Sport; 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic).

Misc.

  • Yarn needle

Written Pattern

ROW 1: 83 fdc, do not turn. [83]

Rotate your work so that you are working into the side of the fdc just made. Sl st 2 times into side of fdc, sl st into bottom “chain” of same fdc.

BORDER ROW 1: Ch 4, 1 pompom, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st; *ch 5, 1 pompom, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st; repeat from * until 1 st and beg ch-3 rem, ch 5, 1 pompom, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st to beg ch-3. [28 pompoms]

Sl st in rem 2 sts of beg ch-3. Continue working in top of fdc row.

ROW 2: Ch 4 (counts as one tr, here and throughout), *sk 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 1, crossing in front of previous tr, tr in first skipped st; repeat from * until 1 st rem, tr in last st, turn [27 x-sts]

ROW 3: Ch 3 (counts as one dc, here and throughout), sk 1 st, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * until 1 st and tch-4 rem, sk next st, dc in top of tch-4, turn. [83]

ROW 4: Ch 4, *sk 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 1, crossing in front of previous tr, tr in first skipped st; repeat from * until tch-3 rem, tr in top of tch-3, turn. [27 x-sts]

ROWS 5 – 108: Repeat ROWS 3-4 fifty-two more times.

ROW 109: Ch 3, *dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st; repeat from * until tch-4 rem, dc in top of tch-4, turn.

BORDER ROW 2: Repeat BORDER ROW 1.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Finishing

Block shawl to measurements. Weave in ends.


All done!

If you wish, you can purchase an inexpensive, ad-free, pdf version of this pattern through Ravelry, Etsy or LoveCrafts..


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

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