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GEVIN GRACE SHAWL ( free pattern give away )

Considering myself as a Fiber Artist and Designer would not be much fulfilling had I not made my first pattern. And nonetheless, a shawl pattern has what came into reality, even, though I had few crocheted items already with my own pattern and imagination, but I wasn’t able to write them down and made each their diagram. And since I was into making shawls most of the time this time, I am quite familiar already, how a triangular shawl goes from top to bottom. But, making my own design would be very much challenging, since, the stitches would not be as easy as going row per row. But then,with so much eagerness, enthusiasm and passion to create my own shawl design, I spent less than a week scouring the internet for inspirations and techniques and with maybe a dozen of frogging with my prototype. And praise God, Gevin Grace Shawl was born out of my passion with crochet.

After the prototype was done, another sleepless nights were spent for the written pattern and the diagram. And since, written pattern is not my go to with crochet, I did have a lot of extra uphill battle in making it, not to mention the diagram, though I love crocheting through diagrams, but making my own was quite a bit of a dare. But with persistence,yes, that’s what we are artist-Persistent, I was able to make my first decent diagram.

Gevin Grace Shawl


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Gevin Grace Shawl is fairly easy, a beginner friendly pattern to start with. It is a triangular shawl, crocheted from the top-down.

It can be crocheted with any types of yarns and can be worn on either side, since there is no distinct texture.

I crocheted Gevin Grace with an 8 ply 100% fine cotton by Ashley’s Crochet, my local supplier from Baguio, in their Bali Bliss color gradient.  It is a fingering weight yarn.

I also used two sizes of hooks- a 4mm for the body until on the 5 row edging and a 3.5mm hook for the outermost edging.

Unblocked:  Wingspan- approx. 60”

  Spine: approx. 26 inches

Blocked:     Wingspan – approx. 65”

                    Spine – approx.  30 inches

Gevin Grace Shawl

Begin by chaining 4 and slip stitch on the first chain to form a ring.

Turn your work after every row.

*Shell Stitch– 2 dc+ch 1+ 2 dc on the same stitch

*V Stitch- 1 dc+ch 1+1 dc on the same stitch

Body:

Row 1- ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc (first shell stitch), ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, another shell stitch all in the ring.

Row 2- ch 4, dc on the first stitch ( first V stitch) ch 2, sc on ch sp from previous row, ch 2, 1 dc on the center dc from the previous row, ch 1, dc on the same st, ch 1, 1 dc on the same st (1dc,1ch,1dc,1ch,1dc on the center dc from previous row), ch 2, sc on the ch sp from previous row, ch 2, 1 dc on the last dc post from the previous row, ch 1, 1 dc on the same dc  from the previous row.

Row 3-  ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc on the ch sp from the previous row, ch 1, 2 dc still on the ch sp( shell stitch inside the V stitch from the previous row) ch 1, 1 dc on top of the sc from the previous row, shell stitch on the ch sp, at the center, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, shell stitch on the ch sp, ch 1, 1 dc on top of the sc from the previous row, ch 1, shell stitch on the last V stitch from the previous row.  

Row 4- is just a repeat of Row 2

Repeat Row 2 & 3 until the desired size of the body is achieved.

Gevin Grace Shawl
Diagram for the body.

Edging:

Make sure that your end row of the body is with Row 3 pattern and then you can proceed with the edging.

The main edging is a 6 row.

Row 1-  ch 4, shell stitch on the ch sp or inside the shell stitch from the previous row, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc from the previous row, ch 1, shell stitch inside the shell stitch from the previous row, repeat the same pattern until the last shell stitch right before the middle dc post, ch 1, 1 dc on the center dc post from previous row, ch 1, shell stitch on middle dc post, ch 1, 1 dc still on the middle dc post, ch 1, shell stitch inside the next shell stitch until you reach the last shell stitch, ch 1 1 dc on the 3rd chain of the returning chains from previous row.

Row 2-  ch 3, on the shell stitch on the very first stitch, 1dc  on the same,ch 1,1 dc still on the same stitch and do the same pattern with ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post from previous row and ch 1 and shell stitch again until you reach the last shell stitch just before the middle shell stitch, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post before the center shell stitch, shell stitch on the middle ch sp, ch 1, 1 dc still on the middle ch sp, another shell stitch still on the same middle ch sp, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post, ch 1, and another shell stitch until you reach the last shell stitch, ch 1, 2 dc post on 3rd chain of the returning chains from the previous row.

Row 3-  ch 3, 1 dc on the very first stitch, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post from the previous row. Do the same pattern with the shell stitch and 1 dc post until you reach the last shell stitch just before the middle dc post, ch 1, 1 dc on the very middle post from the previous row, ch 1, shell stitch on the middle dc post, ch 1, 1 dc on the middle dc post, ch 1 and continue with shell stitch pattern (the same pattern of stitches for the middle like the pattern on Row 1),  until you reach the last shell stitch, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post from the previous row, ch 1 2 dc ( last dc should be at the 3rd chain of the returning chain of the previous row).

Row 4- ch 3 (counted as dc)- shell stitch on the very first stitch, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post of the previous row, continue pattern and do the pattern on row 2 at the middle corner and end with a shell stitch on the 3rd chain of the returning chain of the previous row.

Row 5 – ch 4, shell stitch on the very first stitch, ch 1, 1 dc on the dc post of the previous row, continue pattern and do the pattern on row 1 at the middle corner and end with ch 1, 1 dc on the 3rd chain of the returning chain from previous row.

Row 6- ch 1, sc on the first stitch, ch 3, sl st on the ch sp, ch 5, sl st on the same ch sp, ch 7, sl st on the same ch sp, ch 5, sl st on the same ch sp, ch 3, sc on the dc post from previous row, ch 3 and repeat pattern n the ch sp until you rach the very end with a sl st on the last stitch of the row.

Gevin Grace Shawl
Diagram for the border or edging.

Spaces should not be added with another chain or stitch but, they are just so, to accommodate the additional stitches on the pattern. Just follow the diagram as it is. Some stitches are enclosed to indicate that the stitches should be crocheted on a certain stitch from the previous row.

The Shell Stitches should be crocheted on the 1 chain spaces of each shell stitches from the previous row.

Weave ends and wet blocking is highly advised with cotton fibers. It would open up a bit of the stitches, especially when you are using the suggested hook. But you can use a larger hook size for a lacier effect of the pattern.

Please give me a feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.  Considering that this is my first pattern ever. Pleased do send me your finished project as well using this pattern.

Thank you so much and happy crocheting!

Video tutorial for the body.

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