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GENARA SHAWL (Free Pattern)

Inspired by a little girl in my daughter’s class who is fierce, fearless yet sweet, simple and innocent and whose name is Genara.

The stitches used are so simple but with a twist with the usual double crochet. One of my favorite stitch which is the Herringbone double crochet stitch is used in most part of the shawl.

Genara Shawl

GENARA SHAWL ©2019

  • Triangular shawl
  • Crocheted from top to bottom
  • Customizable in any length desired

TOOLS AND THINGS NEEDED:

1. YARN – 4 ply 100% cotton by Ashley’s Crochet in Tea Time gradient colorway 246 g.   Approx. 1000 meters.

2. HOOK- 3.5 mm

3. SCISSORS

4. STITCH MARKERS

5. TAPESTRY NEEDLE

YARN SUBSTITUTE:

Any fingering weight yarn, cotton or acrylic.

An 8 ply fine cotton fingering weight yarn is also possible with this pattern. You can check this particular yarn here.

GAUGE AND TENSION:

4 inches x 4 inches = 22 stitches and 19 rows on the pattern

SKILL LEVEL:

STITCHES USED IN US TERMS:

1. SLIP STITCH- slp st

2. CHAIN- ch

3. DOUBLE CROCHET -dc

4. HERRINGBONE DOUBLE CROCHET- HBdc

5. V STITCH- v st

6. NARROW V STITCH

SPECIAL STITCHES:

HERRINGBONE DOUBLE CROCHET (HBdc) – Yarn over hook. Insert hook into a particular stitch. Draw up a loop (3 loops on the hook). Without yarning the hook, pull through to the first loop on the left side to the second loop in the middle (2 loops now on the hook). Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over once for the last time and pull through two remaining loops on the hook.

V STITCH (V-st) – 2 double crochet with 2 chain in between (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in a particular stitch.

NARROW V STITCH- 2 double crochet with 1 ch in between (1 dc, 1 ch, 1dc) in a particular stitch.

MEASUREMENTS: (after wet blocking)

MEASUREMENTS: (after wet blocking)

Spine: approx. 28 inches

Wings: approx. 32 x 2 inches

  • Turn your work after each row.
  • Ch 2 and ch 3 at the beginning of each row is considered 1st dc.
  • Each row starts and ends with dc on the Herringbone stitches as well as the center spine has a V-st (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc).
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of the row is considered 1 dc.
  • Please take note that each row of the HBdc row starts and ends with a dc and another dc before and after the ch 2 sp.
  • The HBdc row portion is consists of 6 row repeats.
  • Please take time to read the written pattern to make it easier to understand the photo tutorial as well as the pattern diagram.

Ch 4 and slp st on the 1st ch to create a ring.

ROW 1

Ch 2, 2 HBdc, 1 V-st, 2 HBdc, 1 dc. (All these stitches into the ring).

Put a stitch marker in your 2nd ch at the beginning of each row. To make it easier on the next row, because this st is your final st where you are going to put the final stitches, (which is 1 HBdc and 1 dc).

You can also put a stitch marker on the V stitch at the center spine, to mark that you are going to change your stitch into dc.

ROW 2

Ch 2, 1 HBdc (on the very first st right next to ch 2), 3 HBdc on each of the following 3 stitches, V-st in the ch 2 sp at the center spine, (this is actually the V-st from the previous row), 3 HBdc in the next 3 stitches, 1 HBdc and 1 dc in the very last st (this is the 2nd ch on the beginning 2 ch from the previous row).

ROW 3

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first st, 5 HBdc on the following stitches, V st in the 2 ch sp at the center spine, 5 HBdc in each of the following stitches, 1 HBdc and 1 dc in the very last st (this is the 2nd ch on the beginning 2 ch from the previous row).

ROW 4

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first st, 7 HBdc in each of the following stitches, V st in the 2 ch sp at the center spine,  7 HBdc in each of  the following stitches, 1 HBdc and 1 dc in the very last st (this is the 2nd ch on the beginning 2 ch from the previous row). 2.

ROW 5

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first st, 9 HBdc in each of the following stitches, V st in the 2 ch sp at the center spine,  9 HBdc in each of  the following stitches, 1 HBdc and 1 dc in the very last st (this is the 2nd ch on the beginning 2 ch from the previous row).

ROW 6

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first st, 11 HBdc in each of the following stitches, V st in the 2 ch sp at the center spine,  11 HBdc in each of  the following stitches, 1 HBdc and 1 dc in the very last st (this is the 2nd ch on the beginning 2 ch from the previous row).

ROW 7

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first st ( this is a narrow V st- 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), ch 1, 1 dc on the next st, ch 1 skip 1 st and 1 dc on the next, ch 1, skip 1 st and 1 dc on the next, do the same until the last dc post on the ch 2 sp or the V st from the previous row, V st in the ch 2 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in the dc of the V st from the previous row, ch1 skip 1 st and 1 dc, do the same until the following stitches until the 2nd st from the end, ch 1 and a narrow V st on the next final st.

Please put a stitch markers on the 3rd and 4th chains. These stitch markers will be your guide when you are going to crochet Row 9.

ROW 8

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first st, ch 1, 1 dc on the first dc post from the previous row, ch 1, 1 dc on the next dc post, do the same on the rest of the dc posts separated with 1 ch until in the last dc before the 2 ch sp at the center spine, V st at the center spine, ch 1, 1 dc in the first dc post, repeat pattern from the right side and end the row with a narrow V st at the very last st.

ROW 9 (Cinching the previous row)

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first st ( narrow V st), ch 1, 1 long dc in st (Please refer from the first photo tutorial of this particular st) with the last 2 dc from the previous row passing through the 1 ch sp from the previous row ( Row 8), Ch 1 and 1 dc on the first ch sp on row 7 passing through the 1 ch sp on row 8( this is the st where you put a stitch marker, whih is actually the 4th ch from the starting of Row 7 or the 1 ch sp of the narrow V st, please refer 3rd photo tutotial), ch 1 and 1 dc on the next ch sp on row 7, do the same on the next ch sp on row 7 until the last ch sp of row 7, ch 1 and dc on the first ch on the 2 ch sp ( on the middle spine) on row 7, ch 1 and 1 dc on the 2 ch sp of row 8, ch 2.

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first ch right next to ch 2, HBdc on the rest of the chains including the 1 ch sp until the last ch, 1 dc on the 2 ch sp at the middle spine, ch 2.

ROW 10

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first st, 1 HBdc in each of the following stitches up to the center spine, V st at the center spine, 1 HBdc in each of the following stitches before the last st, 1 HBdc and 1 dc at the very last st.

THE PATTERN DIAGRAM SHOWN IS ONLY HALF OF THE ENTIRE PATTERN. DO THE OTHER HALF IN A MIRRORED MANNER.

ROW 11-15

Repeat row 2 pattern.

Row 16

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first st, ch 1, 1 dc on the next ch, ch 1, dc on the next ch, ch 1 skip 1 ch and 1 dc on the next, ch 1, skip 1 ch and 1 dc on the next, do the same until the last dc post on the ch 2 sp, ch 1, 1 dc post on the ch 2 sp at the center sp, ch 2. (a total of 10 dc posts including the ch 3 starting chains and 11 ch sp including the ch 2 sp at the center spine).

Row 17

Repeat row 8.

Genara Shawl

Row 16 is highlighted for a slight difference with row 7.

Row 18

Repeat row 9.

Row 19-24

Repeat rows 10-15.

Row 25

Repeat row 16.

Row 26

Repeat row 17.

Repeat Row 10-15 pattern six times more separated with Rows 16-18 patterns.

Edging:

Do the edging on the last HBdc row.

Ch 3, skip 1 ch slp st on the next ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch ans slp st on the next ch. Repeat the same pattern principle until the last 2 ch before the 2 ch sp at the center spine.

Ch 3 and slp on 2 ch sp, ch 3 and skip 1 ch and slp st on the next ch. Continue with the same pattern principle.

Tassels can be embellished at the three corners of the shawl.

I have another blog post on how to do the tassels.

Tassels how to. HERE

A downloadable PDF form of the pattern is available HERE.

Add this to your Ravelry queue HERE.

Pin this pattern to your pinterest board HERE.

Genara Shawl
Genara Shawl

Please do credit me with your project by tagging me on your social media and using the hastag #genarashawl #delegantermine on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks a lot and happy crocheting.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

13 thoughts on “GENARA SHAWL (Free Pattern)”

  1. I was wondering if you would make any adjustments to the Genara shawl by using a 3 ply yarn verses a 4 ply? Would you use the same size hook?

    1. So sorry for the delay in my reply. I thought my message was sent already but I guess it wasn’t. You can substitute the yarn with a 4 ply using the same hook. As long as it works with the herringbone stitch. The trick is to have a closer herringbone stitches so that it will be well displayed.thanks

    1. Hello, so sorry for the delay of my reply. You can substitute the yarn with any acrylic or cotton or any blend with dk or medium weight. As long as it works with the herringbone stitch there’s no problem. Since the tension gauge is not critical with the pattern. Thanks for asking.

  2. I’m having some difficulty with row 2 when it says to “3 hbdc in the following chains” because the last two of the following chains is the chain space from row 1, right? So do we work into them anyway? It would be really helpful if you included the stitch count after each row, and made a video on how to work with the chain spaces

    1. Thanks for asking and sorry for the late reply.
      The 3 hbdc is actually 1 on each of the following stitches after the Ch 1+ 1 hbdc on the very first stitch. And then a dc (not hbdc) on the ch 2 sp at the center spine then ch 2 and then you have to do the other half using the pattern on the right in a mirrored manner.
      In every ch 2 spaces at the center, you need to crochet 1 dc on one side before the ch 2 sp and then another one, after you did the ch 2 space.
      I am so sorry, reading my writtern pattern at this moment makes me realize that I need to modify it to make it more easy to understand. I will soon.
      I hope I am able to answer your question. Please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks once again. 🙂

    2. I edited my blog post with this pattern with photo tutorial as well. I hope you can crochet now with ease.
      but if you still have questions, feel free to ask. I would like to help. GBU

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