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!
What a Fab 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…
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More Yarn = More Shawl
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.
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- US – H, 5.0 mm hook
- 459 yds Fingering / 4 ply weight yarn (Zauberball in Fuchsia shown)
- Gauge: 15 sts x 14 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Finished size: 60″ long, 11.5″ wide
- To change the size, add or subtract a multiple of 8 sts.
- Klicken Sie hier für die deutsche Übersetzung von Rochsane Mentes (PDF)
Sunset Shawlette 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)
Begin the Sunset Shawlette Repeat
Row 5 – 28: Repeat Rows 3 – 4. (The st count will reduce by 4 sts every row. 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)
The photo above is the Sunset Shawlette being modeled by my 11-year-old daughter. Though she’s smaller than your average adult you can see the great shape and look you get! I hope you give it a try!
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Beautiful!! When my broken wrist heals this will be one of the first things I get started on. Thank you!
😀 Thanks so much Becky! I’m sorry to hear about your wrist – I hope it heals quickly and painlessly!
Beautiful pattern. I do not understand the 2nd row “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.” I am going down to the bottom chain 3 from the initial chain row, and it’s flipping my work upside down. I’ve ripped it and ripped it, but I can’t figure any other way to make this work, and mine cannot be right.
Hi Laurie! I’m sorry you’re having trouble. There’s a Tutorial video that might help: CLICK HERE
Excellent video, makes it so easy to understand!
I’m so glad to hear it, thank you Vicki!
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. 🙁
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.
Oh how BEAUTIFUL!
Love those bold colors for summer 🙂
Another beautiful pattern! Added to my ever-growing queue 🙂 x
😀 Thanks Ruth!
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.
It starts at 60″ and decreases from there, so I’d chain just a bit longer than 60″ and go from there! 🙂
Very pretty…just the pattern I was looking for. Can I use ‘Caron’ Simply Soft for the yarn???
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!
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.
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!
Thanks Tamara…I might look for some of the fingering yarn, also. 🙂
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!!!
😀 It’s a gorgeous ball of yarn, isn’t it?! I hope you enjoy the pattern! It’s pretty quick to work up!
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?
I just started where the skein started – if there were only a few inches of one color I might skip those, but otherwise I think the runs are long enough that you can just start in! 🙂
Lovely shawl, lovely stitch pattern. Thank you for sharing, it it very generous of you:)
You’re very welcome Elisabeth, I’m so glad you like it!
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!
I love the pattern! I don’t know yarn very well – would Red Heart Unforgettable work?
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!
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.
😀 Thank you Judith! I’m so glad you liked it!
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.
You’re welcome Teresa! 😀
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.
😀 Thanks so much Marge! Glad you like them!
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!
😀 Thanks so much Teresa, I’m so glad you enjoy it!
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.
😀 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!
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
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. 😀
THANKS, i’LL GIVE IT A TRY. MIGHT TAKE ME A WHILE, I’M NOT USE TO WORKING WITH TINY THREAD. ALSO DO YOU HAVE ANY FREE PATTERNS FOR WINTER HATS WITH A CUFF? I’VE TRIED SEVERAL BUT THEY ALL TURN OUT TOO TIGHT. MY HEAD IS 20 1/2 . CROCHET PLEASE, THANK YOU.
By cuff do you mean folded brim? I don’t have any of those, but I do have several winter hat patterns. You can see them all here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/category/free-moogly-patterns/ 🙂
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.
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.
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 :^)
Hi Strix! Thank you! This pattern uses a multiple of 8 plus 3.
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.
😀 Thank you so much!
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.
That sounds lovely indeed! 😀 Blocking is completely up to you. I did block mine I believe.
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.
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!
This is just beautiful! I’m going to try to make it in knitpicks diadem. I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!
Thank you Gigi! I’ve loved everything I’ve used from Knitpicks so that sounds like a great choice!
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…
Hi Sherry! Using the green Print Friendly button will create a PDF that you can read with Adobe. Please see the tutorial here for how to download and print on Moogly: https://www.mooglyblog.com/print-pattern-use-print-friendly-button-moogly/
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~~~~~
No apology necessary, I’m so glad I was able to help!
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.
😀 Thank you so much Patricia! I’m so glad you like it – sounds gorgeous!
Here is the link to my Sunset Shawlette on ravelry. I did continue on to make it a triangle. I think she will love it. Thanks again!
It’s beautiful Patricia! <3
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.
Hi Betty, thank you! Use the green Print Friendly button to print it without ads and extras: Click HERE for a tutorial. 🙂
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…
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. 🙂
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)
I love it Susan! Thank you so much! 😀
I have a beautiful yarn that is the right weight, but its only 400 yards, could i pull this off?
You might need to skip the last row, but I think that would be okay! 🙂
I went on Ravelry but could not find the triangle pattern on the Sunset Shawlette.
I’m sorry, I’m not sure what you’re asking. Triangle pattern??
Oh Tamara!! This came out so lovely!! I made it in Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable – Petunia. Is simply LOVELY!! Perfect for northwest Wyoming mountain summer evenings!! Thank you! I will send you a photo as soon as I am able to take one!
😀 I’m so glad to hear it, Laura! Thank you!
I have wanted to do this pattern and purchased the Zauberball yarn you used. I am having a terrible time with the yarn twisting as I crochet. It has taken all the pleasure out of working the pattern. I have tried all the tricks I know to limit the twisting but nothing helps. Is there anyone else who had this problem. Any suggestions to help with this? I really want to do the pattern and the yarn was quite expensive just to abandon it.
Hi Jan! Are you left handed by any chance?
No, Right handed. I do crochet loosely, though. Should I re-wind the ball?
Hm, well there goes that theory. 😛 And crocheting loosely should help too! I’m sorry, it sounds like you’ve got a troublesome ball on your hands. 🙁
Thank you for your reply. I think I will contact the supplier I got it from.
After your suggestion that I may have a problem ball of yarn, I contacted the supplier, Alpaca Direct. Ruthie replied that she would contact Skacell (the market source) about it even though my order was over a year old. (They have a hassel-free return policy). Within a few days, Skacell was in touch with her and honored the replacement for the Zauberball yarn. I have received it and have had no problems. Just wanted to relate what good customer service I received from both sources and how pleased I have been with your responsiveness. Many thanks.
Oh that’s so great to hear! 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!
Gorgeous! Looking forward to crocheting one of my own!
Still using this amazing little pattern. Just finished one using lace weight cormo with Angelina sparkle that I hand spun. It’s now going into a community silent auction for friends who recently lost everything in a house fire.
♥ I’m so glad you are enjoying it, though so sorry to hear about the fire!