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Clusters & Crosses Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

This pretty triangular shawl pattern is written with detail and texture and built from the top centre outwards with a fairly simple repeating pattern that works up quite quickly. The pattern is suitable for confident beginners through to experienced crocheters. The free crochet pattern can be found right here.

Continue below to find the written pattern and photo guides, or you can purchase the pdf pattern here, also available on Ravelry

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • Up to 1200m 4ply yarn (weight2) use 4mm hook
  • Up to 1100m DK yarn (weight3) use 5mm hook
  • Up to 1000m Aran yarn (weight4) use 6mm hook
  • Child size (45”/114cm approx.) I used 1 stylecraft batik swirl, 200g/550m, DK(weight3)
  • Adult size (68”/173cm approx.) I used Red Heart it’s a wrap hues, 291g/1106m 4ply(weight2)

STITCHES AND PATTERN INFO

This pattern is written using US terms

  • MR = Magic ring
  • Ch = Chain
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Tc = Treble crochet
  • Fpdc = Front post double crochet – click here for front post double crochet tutorial
  • Clu = 3dc cluster – click here for cluster stitch tutorial
  • Chsp = Chain space
  • St = Stitch
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • Xdc = X Dcs in the next st
  • DcX = Dc in next X stitches
  • skx = skip x stitches
  • ()x = repeat instruction in bracket x times
  • **in _ = stitches inside ** are worked in the same St/Chsp as noted after the *
  • {} = additional information for creating the next stitch
  • [] = stitch count

In all above instructions x counts as any number eg 2dc, dc10, sk5

Ch3 at the start of each row counts as a Dc. Ch4 counts as Dc Ch1.

Turn your work at the end of each row.

Gauge is unimportant as the pattern repeats until you reach desired size

PATTERN

1). MR or Ch4 and Slst together

Working into the ring – Ch4, Clu, Ch1, Clu, Ch3, Clu, Ch1, Clu, Ch1, DC

Pull ring tight.

[2Dc, 4Clu]

Row 1 completed

2). Ch4, (*Clu, Ch1* in Ch1sp, sk next St)2, *Clu, Ch3, Clu* in Ch3sp, (*Clu, Ch1* in Ch1sp, sk next St)2 Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[2Dc, 6Clu]

Row 2 completed

3). Ch4, sk Ch1, Tc in 1st Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in Dc at base of Ch4, (sk Ch1, Tc in next unworked Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu {you will have 2 Tc in each Clu except Clu either side of Ch3})2, *Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc, Ch3, Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc* in Ch3sp, sk1Clu & Ch1, Tc in 2nd Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in skipped Clu, sk Ch1, Tc in next unworked Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu, sk Ch1, Tc in 3rd Ch of Ch4, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu, Ch1, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[2Dc, 6 sets of 2 crossed Tcs, 2 sets of 2 crossed Dcs]

Row 3 completed.. Additional row 3 photos below.

4). Ch3, 3Dc in Ch1sp ,(sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 3Dc in sp between Tcs)3, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, *3Dc, Ch3, 3Dc* in Ch3sp, (sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 3Dc in sp between Tcs)3, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 3Dc in Ch1sp, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[40Dc]

Row 4 completed. Additional row 4 photos below

5).Ch3, Fpdc around each Dc[19Dcs] until Ch3sp, *2Dc, Ch3, 2Dc* in Ch3sp, Fpdc around each Dc[19 Dcs] until last Ch3, Dc in top ch3.

[6Dc, 38Fpdc]


6). Ch4, sk2, Tc, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in Dc at base of Ch4, (sk2, Tc in 3rd unworked St, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previously worked St leaving 2 Sts unworked)6, *Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc, Ch3, Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc* in Ch3sp, sk3, Tc in 4th St, Ch2 {work behind Tc} Tc in 1st skipped St, (sk2, Tc in 3rd unworked St, Ch2, {work behind Tc}, Tc in previously worked St leaving 2 St’s unworked)5, Tc in top Ch3, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previously worked St leaving 2 Sts unworked, Ch1, Dc in top Ch3.

[2Dc, 14 sets of 2 crossed Tcs, 2 sets of 2 crossed Dcs]

7). Ch4, *Clu, Ch1, Clu, Ch2* in Ch1sp, (sk Tc & Ch2 & Tc, *Clu, Ch2* in sp between Tcs)7, *Clu, Ch3, Clu* in Ch3sp, Ch2, (sk Tc & Ch2 & Tc, *Clu, Ch2* in sp between Tcs)7, *Clu, Ch1, Clu, Ch1* in Ch1sp, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[2Dc, 20Clu]

Row 7 completed, Additional row 7 photos below

8). Ch4, *Clu, Ch1* in 1st Ch1sp, sk Clu, *Clu, Ch1* in 2nd Ch1sp, (sk Clu, *Clu, Ch1* in Ch2sp)8, sk Clu, *Clu, Ch3, Clu* in Ch3sp, Ch1, (sk Clu, *Clu, Ch1* in Ch2sp)8, *Clu, Ch1* in Ch1sp, sk Clu, *Clu, Ch1* in Ch1sp, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[2Dc, 22Clu] 

Row 8 completed.

9). Ch4, sk Ch1, Tc in 1st Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in Dc at base of Ch4, (sk Ch1, Tc in next unworked Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu {you will have 2 Tc in each Clu except Clu either side of Ch3})10, *Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc, Ch3, Dc, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc* in Ch3sp, sk1Clu & Ch1, Tc in 2nd Clu, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in skipped Clu, (sk Ch1, Tc in next unworked Clu, Ch2 {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu)9, Tc in 3rd Ch of Ch4, Ch2, {work behind Tc} Tc in previous Clu, Ch1, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[2Dc, 22 sets of 2 crossed Tcs, 2 sets of 2 crossed Dcs]

Row 9 completed. Additional row 9 photos below

10). Ch3, 2Dc in Ch1sp, (sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2Dc in sp between Tcs)11, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, *3Dc, Ch3, 3Dc* in Ch3sp, (sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2Dc in sp between Tcs)11, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2dc in ch1sp, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4.

[80Dc]

Row 10 completed. Additional photos below

11). Ch3, Fpdc around each Dc[39Dcs] until Ch3sp, *3Dc, Ch3, 3Dc* in Ch3sp, Fpdc around each Dc[39Dcs] until last Ch3, Dc in top Ch3.

[8Dc, 78Fpdc]

note: this row should always end with stitches equalling a multiple of 3 +1 extra stitch.


Repeat rows 6-11 until your shawl has reached the desired size.

On the last repeat work rows 6-9 then follow altered instruction below for row 10, 11 & 12.

Below are repeat suggestions and approximate measurements this will vary with gauge.

  • 4Ply yarn(weight2):Child – 6 repeats (47”) Adult – 8 repeats (61”)
  • DK yarn(weight3): Child – 5 repeats (45”) Adult – 7 repeats (61”)

Last 10). Ch3, 2Dc in Ch1sp, (sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2Dc in sp between Tcs)x, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, *2Dc,Ch3,2Dc* in Ch3sp, (sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2Dc in sp between Tcs)x, sk Tc, Dc in Ch2sp, sk Tc, 2dc in ch1sp, Dc in 3rd Ch of Ch4

Last 11). Ch3, Fpdc around each Dc until Ch3sp, *3Dc, Ch3, 3Dc* in Ch3sp, Fpdc around each Dc until last Ch3, Dc in top Ch3.

12). Ch2 work 1Hdc in each st until Ch3, 5Hdc in Ch3sp, 1Hdc in each st until last Ch3, Hdc in top Ch3. Fasten off OR continue with optional finishing touches below.

Optional finishing touches:

Ch1 work along the top edge of the shawl with 1Hdc in the side of Hdc from row 12 and 2Hdc in each Dc/Ch3 across the top edge until last row of Hdc, 1Hdc in the side of Hdc, fasten off.

You’ve now finished your shawl, I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern!

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