Fortune’s Shawlette was inspired by the ubiquitous corner to corner stitch, aka the diagonal box stitch. But of course, I had to add my own twist to the idea, creating a lacier, more open, summer-ready stitch pattern. And boy, did it earn its name!
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One skein of Knit Picks Fingering Hawthorne Fingering was used… and in the end, there was only 1 yard left over! Good fortune indeed! And while I was crocheting it, the stitch pattern reminded me of diamond plate – another sign!
The result is gorgeous, and just right for year-round – bunch it up for warmth, stretch it out for a light as air layer on the shoulders. If you want a bigger shawl, you could try a thicker yarn, or even use the same yarn and add more rows – it’s super easy, and once you get started, it’ll fly off the hook!
- US – J, 6.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
- 357 yds fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering: “1” Fingering weight; 80% superwash wool/20% polyamide; 357 yds/100 grams; Colorway: Goddess Kettle Dye)
- Gauge: 6 boxes measured along one side of the pattern (not the top) = 4″
- Finished Size: 52″ wide, 20″ deep, 33″ along each side
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- Klik HIER voor de Nederlandse vertaling van Fortune’s sjaaltje, door Angelique Luijkman van Angel’s Creations
Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch; turn. (1 block)
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, (slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; turn. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] twice; turn. (3 blocks)
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 3 times; turn. (4 blocks)
Row 5 – 40: Continue as above, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 40 blocks across. If you want a bigger shawl, continue until desired width.
Row 41: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 41 times; do NOT turn. Continue to edging.
Edging Row 1: Working along sides, ch 1, sc 2 sts in each block (each dc and each ch-3 sp) along both sides, working an extra sc at the point of Row 1; turn. (165 sts – 82 sts per side, plus 1 at the point) NOTE: Place a stitch marker in the extra stitch at the point.
Edging Row 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st st, [skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st] until 1 st remains before the marked stitch, skip the next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the marked st (place marker in this ch-2 sp), skip 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, [skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st] until 3 sts remain, skip the next 2 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the last st; turn. (57 V sts)
Edging Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, (2 dc, ch 2) in each ch-2 sp until you get to the marked ch-2 sp, 5 dc in marked ch sp (remove marker), ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) in each remaining ch-2 sp until only 1 ch-2 sp remains, dc 2 in the last ch-2 sp, dc in the last st; turn. (61 dc sts)
Edging Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in 2nd st, ch 3, sl st in next st, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) until you get to the dc-5 set at the point, ch 2, sl st in first dc, ch 3, sl st in second dc, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in third dc, sl st in fourth dc, ch 3, sl st in 5th dc, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) along the remaining sts, sl st in last st; break yarn and finish off.
I hope you enjoy Fortune’s Shawlette free crochet pattern! It was super fun to crochet – and fast too! I love one skein patterns, and I love the effect of blocking lace like this. It was pretty before blocking, but blocking it out really made the stitches open up beautifully. As for the shawl pins, the stick was picked up at my local JoAnn fabrics, and the copper swirl was part of the first Ficstitches Yarn Kit – you can order it separately at Craftwich Creations!
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