Sunset Shawlette

The Sunset Shawlette was inspired by a gorgeous ball of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball I purchased at my local yarn store. It sat on my shelf for ages, begging to be used… and I finally listened!

Sunset Shawlette - free crochet pattern made from 1 skein of yarn!

Zauberball is a Fingering / 4 ply wool and nylon blend yarn with a long color repeat. And in this colorway it reminds me of a spectacular sunset. But you don’t have to use Zauberball to make the Sunset Shawlette – use the fingering weight yarn of your choice, solids, stripes, you name it! It would be gorgeous in something sparkly…

Sunset Shawlette - free crochet pattern made from 1 skein of yarn!Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

The Sunset Shawlette is a lightweight wrap with unique trapezoid shape, which is perfect for draping around the shoulders, tying as a fashion scarf, or wrapping up as a cowl. If you prefer a traditional triangular shawl, just add a second ball of yarn and keep going with the easy 2 row repeat.

Sunset Shawlette - free crochet pattern made from 1 skein of yarn!

Sunset Shawlette

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Sunset Shawlette: free #crochet pattern with written instructions and a chart! From mooglyblog.com

Instructions:

Row 1: Ch 203. Dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc in the next ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch. *Dc in the next 5 ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch. Repeat until 3 ch remain, dc in each of the remaining ch. Turn. (201 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next st. *Working over the ch 3 from the previous row, work 3 dc sts into the center ch of the skipped ch section of the starting chain directly below. Dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat from * until 6 sts remain. Work 3 dc into the center ch of the starting chain below the last 3 ch section, then dc2tog over the next st and the last st (top of the ch 3), skipping a st in the middle. Turn. (197 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. *Dc in the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. Repeat from * until 5 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts, then dc2tog over the next st and the last st, skipping a st in the middle. Turn. (193 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next st. *Working over the ch 3 from the previous row, work 3 dc sts into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row. Dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat from * until 6 sts remain. Work 3 dc into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row, then dc2tog over the next st and the last st, skipping a st in the middle. Turn. (189 sts)

Sunset Shawlette - free crochet pattern made from 1 skein of yarn!

Row 5 – 28: Repeat Rows 3 – 4. (The st count will reduce by 4 sts every row, so that at the end of Row 28 there should be 93 sts.)

Row 29: Ch 2, skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next st. Dc2tog over the next 2 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. *Dc in the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. Repeat from * until 5 sts remain, dc2tog in the next 2 sts, then dc2tog over the next st and the last st, skipping a st in the middle. Turn. (87 sts)

Row 30: Ch 2, skip the first st, dc in the next st. *Working over the ch 3 from the previous row, work 3 dc sts into the center ch of the skipped ch section of the starting chain directly below. Dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat from * until 5 sts remain. Work 3 dc into the center ch of the starting chain below the last 3 ch section, then dc2tog over the last 2 sts. Turn. (85 sts)

Row 31: Do not ch. Skip the first st, sc in the next st and in each st across until 1 st remains, sl st in last st. Turn. (84 sts)

Row 32: Do not ch. Skip the first st and sl st in the next st and in each st across until 1 st remains  Break yarn and use seamless join in last st to finish off. (82 sts)

Sunset Shawlette - free crochet pattern made from 1 skein of yarn!

The photo above is the Sunset Shawlette being modeled by my 11 year old daughter – and though she’s smaller than your average adult you can see the great shape and look you get with this stitch pattern. I hope you give it a try!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.You can contact me via Facebook messages or at [email protected]

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  1. 1

    Becky says

    Beautiful!! When my broken wrist heals this will be one of the first things I get started on. Thank you!

    • 2

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D Thanks so much Becky! I’m sorry to hear about your wrist – I hope it heals quickly and painlessly!

  2. 3

    says

    So gorgeous! Do you think it would work with about 400 yards of worsted weight yarn? If so, I would love to make it, unfortunately I don’t have the right kind of yarn. :(

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hm, I’m not sure! You’d want to bump up the hook size and start with fewer chains, so it might work out about the same yardage, hard to say for sure.

  3. 8

    Katy Ravensong says

    I LOVE this! Unfortunately, I don’t have any lightweight yarn either. I would do it in regular worsted weight if I can figure out how many chains to start with. Thanks.

    • 9

      Tamara Kelly says

      It starts at 60″ and decreases from there, so I’d chain just a bit longer than 60″ and go from there! :)

    • 11

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thanks Bonnie! You can CSS, but it’s a little bit thicker than the yarn used in the pattern, so it’ll make a much warmer and slightly larger shawl – which isn’t a bad thing!

      • 12

        says

        Thanks Tamara…I’m making the shawl for an elderly lady at my church. She’s attending a wedding in Colorado and wants something warm for her shoulders. She’s a small woman…should I use a smaller hook or cut back on the chains??? Any suggestions would be helpful.

        Thank you,
        Bonnie

        • 13

          Tamara Kelly says

          Unless she’s Very small, I’d probably stick with the pattern as written – since she wants something warm, this will create a denser fabric that she can wrap up in!

  4. 15

    says

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I have the EXACT beautiful ball of yarn on my shelf that has been there just waiting to be made into something beautiful! I absolutely cannot wait to get started on this!!!

    • 16

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D It’s a gorgeous ball of yarn, isn’t it?! I hope you enjoy the pattern! It’s pretty quick to work up!

  5. 17

    Carrie says

    In order to get the rows of color to come out “even”, do you need to make sure you start the row at the beginning of the color run? Haven’t ever used this type of yarn before, so have no idea if it comes in the skein with the beginning of the color run at the end of the yardage. Hope that makes sense. If not should you discard the first part of the yarn until you get to the first full color run?

  6. 22

    Rosebooboo says

    Ooh, how absolutely lovely! As if I don’t have enough shawls already, I must make this one too. It looks amazing with the fingerling yarn, so look-out Michaels, here I come!

    • 24

      Tamara Kelly says

      Unforgettable is lovely, but very thick. (Perfect for the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf though!) You can make this pattern using Unforgettable, but you’ll need a larger hook and it’ll be a bigger end product. This pattern calls for fingering, which is sock yarn or baby yarn. You can get a thinner yarn, or give it a try with the thick stuff – it’ll be different, but it might be great!

  7. 25

    Judith says

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for a wonderful, beautiful pattern. It really is very nice of you to share. This pattern really should be published. I just finished it using 3 skeins of Katia Bombay 100% cotton. Your pattern was so well written that I was able to make the adjustments needed. I intend to make another using the Zauberball for one to wear in the fall. Again thank you for sharing.

  8. 27

    Teresa Fredson says

    I downloaded your pattern a month or so ago. I finally finished the shawl in Fall colors using Paton Sock Yarn. It was a fun and easy pattern to use and I love the way my shawl turned out. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  9. 29

    Marge Leibforth says

    Am working on my second Tamara Kelly project – your Sunset Shawlette. Looking very nice. Worked it with Deborah Norville’s Serenity Garden Yarn – Hibiscus – a red to deep red ombre yarn #2 group. Thanks for the great patterns (the other one I worked was the Chevron Lace Wrap.

  10. 31

    Teresa S. says

    I truly love this pattern! I have been making this using Redheart Boutique Unforgettable and a I or J hook. I am making mine in a large rectangle, just so I can get it to fit my size better. Altho I love the shape of the orig. pattern!!Thanks so much for sharing! You are a great designer!

  11. 33

    Renata says

    Tamara, I truly love this pattern! My first attempt was with Red Heart Boutique yarn with the H hook. I so thoroughly enjoy the pattern that I’m working on my 3rd scarf. I appreciate the pattern being renamed a shawlette, when I completed my first attempt I thought I’d made a mistake since it didn’t drape as a scarf the way I thought it should. but I kept playing with it and realized it fit perfectly like a shrug or shawlette – which lead to my 2nd attempt. Now, in order to get a better drape, on my 3rd project by starting with a longer than 60″.

    I really love your patterns and color choices, thanks so much for sharing.

    • 34

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D Thank you Renata! I’m so glad! The original size and shape were driven by the yarn I was using – I’m glad you’ve been able to adjust it as needed!

  12. 35

    Linda says

    Hello, I just love your pattern of the Sunset Shawlette, as soon as my grandaughters seen it they wanted me to make it for them. I bught some Paton Sock yarn but it’s not 4/ply & very thin. The colors are the ones my girls picked out & I know they would be beautiful but I’m not sure this hread will work. Your pattern calls for the H hook. Should I try the H or go to a smaller one? I’ve tried to find 4/ply fingering yarn online & can’t find any. Help, Thanks in advance, LINDA

    • 36

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Linda, and thank you! The yarn I used is fingering weight – aka sock yarn! So you should be fine! The H hook is still the one to use – makes it nice and light and drapey. :D

  13. 39

    Jane says

    The measurement for the shawlette says 60 inches. My beginning chain of 203 only measures about 40 inches. Is it supposed to be blocked to 60 inches when finished? Thanks.

    • 40

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Jane! It sounds like we have different tension levels. You may wish to bump up a hook size or two, or you can add more stitches so make it longer. The blocking will grow it some, but not that much.

  14. 41

    says

    Hi, This is beautiful, thanks for sharing it! Is there a multiple for this pattern? I’d like to make it a different size.

    Thanks so much :^)

  15. 43

    krystle says

    love this cant wait to try this…I believe I have the perfect yarn for this. love you page all together. I have found so many wonderful patterns on here…thank you for all the work you put into it.

  16. 45

    Abby says

    Hey! I’m making this in a nice black/gray/purple yarn and it even looks awesome in dark colors!

    One question, and I apologize if it was mentioned in the instructions (I may just be oblivious, but can’t see it)…would you recommend blocking this shawlette or no? I can’t decide if it’s necessary.

    • 46

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Abby!
      That sounds lovely indeed! :D Blocking is completely up to you. I did block mine I believe.

  17. 47

    gRANNY jO says

    Could you please put the abbreviations for the chart symbols (identify them) for someone who has not done a pattern from charts before.

    I don’t see the “chain 3′ after the first two dc, (before the 3 skipped stitches). Do you not have to indicate those on a chart??
    I want to learn to use a chart, but need this help.
    Thanks,
    Granny Jo

    • 48

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Granny Jo! Sorry for the confusion! There are only really a couple types of stitches in this pattern – dc sts and chains. The chain 3 after the first two dc are the 3 ovals above the 3 skipped ovals. You can see a chart of the standard symbols at http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/chart_crochet.html – I hope to add a key to my own site soon!

  18. 49

    Gigi says

    This is just beautiful! I’m going to try to make it in knitpicks diadem. I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!

    • 50

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Gigi! I’ve loved everything I’ve used from Knitpicks so that sounds like a great choice!

  19. 51

    Sherry Buenrostro says

    I’m sad.. Another pattern that uses their own download and blocks me from just printing it out. I have Adobe reader. I do not trust anything else…

    Thank you,

    Sherry Buenrostro

  20. 53

    Sherry Buenrostro says

    Thank you so much for the information that you sent. I was able to download the beautiful pattern.
    I didn’t see the print friendly button. I’m so sorry~~~~~

    Sherry

  21. 55

    Patricia Seaton says

    I am working away on this great pattern. I’m making it for son, Jon’s fiance Sumalee using Maple Leaves superwash merino fingering by Aloha Blu and Serenity sock yarn in red. It’s turning out so pretty! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  22. 60

    BettyM says

    Hi Tamara, Beautiful shawl! I wanted to download the pattern last year when it first came out. Trying again. The printable version does not come through. Do we really have to print the pattern with all the colorful adverts? I guess I’ll have to write it out longhand if I wish to make it.

  23. 62

    Nicky T says

    Hey Tamara, I was looking for a nice pattern for the 2 skeins of SMC Micro Fino Color I have, but it’s only 436 yards, do you think this will be enough, without having to drastically change the pattern (I’m still a novice, following patterns goes just fine, but I’m not at the stage of being able to adapt them yet…), I’m just a little afraid to start the project and then finding out at the last rows that I won’t have enough yarn…

    Thank you

    • 63

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Nicky! I think it would work great – you might need to skip the last row, but that’s no big deal – it’s basically a work til you run out of yarn type of pattern. :)

  24. 64

    Susan LKG says

    Love this stitch pattern! It’s so nice to just count 3 then 5 then 3 then 5, and never have to worry that I miscounted somewhere. And it looks fantastic. Everyone who sees it thinks it’s super-complex, but it’s so simple! Tamara, thanks for sharing all your lovely ideas…you are a beauty-to-effort-ratio genius.

    (I couldn’t find Zauberball, and the yarn I bought had a much shorter color change, so I re-did the pattern into a scarf, and am working on that instead. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/slkg/sunset-shawlette)

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