Crochet Pattern: Autumn Shawl

By Erin Burger – 13 Comments

Shawls aren’t just for old ladies anymore! This pattern is for a shawl that definitely warms up a brisk fall walk or a chilly winter morning, but can also be worn as a cowl (flipped around backwards and tied behind head, as pictured in the second photo). In this pattern you use two strands of DK weight yarn held together throughout, but if you wanted a lighter version you could use one strand of yarn and the same N hook.

Skill Level: Easy crochet skill level easy

Finished Size:approx. 50″ (127 cm) wide and 15″ (38.1 cm) long

Materials:
DK weight yarn
approx. 738 yards, 11 oz.
Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not important for this pattern.

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Crochet Pattern: Autumn Shawl

Row 1: with two strands of yarn held together ch 3, sl st in first ch made forming a ring, ch 3, 9 dc into ring, do not join: 9 dc

Row 2: ch 3, turn, 5 dc in first dc, (skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc) twice: 15 dc, 2 sc

Row 3: ch 3, turn, 5 dc in first dc, skip next dc, (sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc) twice, sc in next dc, skip next dc, 5 dc in last dc: 20 dc, 3 sc

Row 4: ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * until 2 dc remain, skip next dc, 3 dc in last dc: 21 dc, 4 sc

Row 5: ch 3, turn, dc in each st across: 26 dc

Row 6: ch 3, turn, 5 dc in first dc, *skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc, repeat from * across: 35 dc, 6 sc

Row 7: Repeat Row 4: 36 dc, 8 sc

Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * across: 35 dc, 6 sc

Row 9: ch 3, turn, 5 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, rep from * across. 40 dc, 7 sc

Rows 10-21: Repeat Rows 4-9 two times: 314 dc, 68 sc total

Rows 22-23: Repeat Rows 4 and 5: 47 dc, 5 sc total

Finish off. Weave in any ends, make it pretty!

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13 Comments

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Erin

    This one is really pretty!

  2. Lindy says:

    Thanks Rachel for all of your advice and beautiful patterns! We are lucky to have you, and you are an inspiration.

  3. Joyce says:

    Great pattern, I will give this a try.

  4. Cami says:

    I will have to try this one. I have tons of yarn I could use. I would need one on a day like today. It´s a bit chilly over here. Even in Mexico! :) Thanks, Erin!

  5. Antonia says:

    another project to add to my “to-do” list.
    Love all of your patterns!
    Thank you

  6. nancy says:

    cool rachel I’ve been collecting shawls and patterns for a few years now.My oldest daughter used the 1 I made for her while she was breast feeding. I use them at night when reading in bed or at the drive-in

  7. Kicking Kay says:

    Help!
    I think there is an error in row 4. The pattern reads:
    “Row 4: ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * until 2 dc remain, skip next dc, 3 dc in last dc: 21 dc, 5 sc”
    I am only getting 21 dc and 4sc when I do this using the 23 stitches from the prevoius row meaning I only have 25 stitches to start row 5 with. Do I need to crochet into the top of the turning chain to make 26 stiches?

  8. Erin says:

    Hi Kay!

    Good eye.

    There are only 4 sc in that row. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I’ll correct the pattern.

    Thanks again

    -Erin

  9. Kicking Kay says:

    Hi Erin
    Thanks for correcting row 4 but the correction means the stitch count is wrong for the rest of the pattern too!

  10. Tanya says:

    What does DK stand for when talking about the yarn?

  11. odette says:

    Can this be made longer to cover more of the arms.
    Gets cold for some of the gals at church.
    At church we are making squares for blankets =
    we have adopted an area that needs help.

  12. Annie says:

    I am having a little difficulty with this pattern, I am hoping you can help. My question is in row 8. After the *, it says skip 2 DC, then 5 DC in the next DC. Should that be 5 DC in the next sc?

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