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

MEASUREMENTS: (after wet blocking)

Spine: approx. 28 inches

Wings: approx. 32 x 2 inches

TOOLS AND THINGS NEEDED:

1. Yarn- for this particular project I used a 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 Marker

5. Tapestry needle

STITCHES USED IN US TERMS:

1. Slip stitch- slp st

2. Chain- ch

3. Double crochet -dc

4. Herringbone double crochet- HBdc

  • Ch 4 and slp st on the 1st ch to create a ring.
  • Turn 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 2 dc separated with ch 2 spaces.
  • ch 2 at the beginning of the row is considered 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.
  • pattern diagram only indicates half of the entire project, do the same on the other half.
  • the HBdc row portion is consists of 6 row repeats.
Genara Shawl

ROW 1

Ch 2, 2 HBdc, 1 dc 2 ch sp. (All these stitches into the ring)

ROW 2

Ch 2, 1 HBdc (on the very first ch right next to ch 2), 3 HBdc on the following chains, 1 dc on the ch 2 sp, ch 2.

ROW 3

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first ch, 5 HBdc on the following chains, 1 dc on the ch 2 sp, ch 2.

ROW 4

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first ch, 7 HBdc on the following chains, 1 dc on the ch 2 sp, ch 2.

ROW 5

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first ch, 9 HBdc on the following chains, 1 dc on the ch 2 sp, ch 2.

ROW 6

Ch 2, 1 HBdc on the very first ch, 11 HBdc on the following chains, 1 dc on the ch 2 sp, ch 2.

ROW 7

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first ch, ch 1, 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 8

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first ch, ch 1, 1dc 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 on the last dc row, ch 1, 1 dc on the 2 ch sp at the center spine, ch 2.

ROW 9

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first ch, ch 1, 1 dc on ch with the last 2 dc from the previous row passing through the 1 ch sp, ch 1 and 1 dc on the first ch sp on row 7 passing through the 1 ch sp on row 8, 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.

ROW 10

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 11-15

Repeat row 2 pattern.

Genara Shawl

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

Row 16

Ch 4, 1 dc on the very first ch, 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.

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.

10 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.

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