Hi! How are you all doing?
I know I’ve been MIA but I really need that break. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you know the reason why, but if not, then let me tell you why — we’re expecting our second baby!!! Woo hoo!!! I had a terrible first trimester that I couldn’t function that well! Now that I am feeling much better, I am going to start sharing with you some of the designs that I wasn’t able to post here late last year! I am going to take it easy though but, it really feels great to be back!
Sometime in November last year, I was about to release this beautiful shawl that I created but life got in the way. I postponed it and thought of releasing it in December, but then again I still wasn’t feeling good. I decided to just wait until the day that I feel good and ready. That day has come and today, I am sharing with you The XOXO Shawlette!
I used the Lion Brand Hand Dyed Heaven which I bought when Lion Brand had a sale. You see, sometimes or most of the time, I buy yarns without even a project idea in mind. Is it only me or you do the same too? Ha ha! Anyway, when I saw this yarn in my stash, it seemed like it was talking to me, “Pick me up”! Sounds crazy, right? I decided to take out this yarn from the closet and caked it up. That same day, I started my “trial and error” step in designing and with a few frogging (ripping off) and restarting my work piece, I finally figured out my design!
The XOXO Shawlette pattern is worked sideways where the edging is worked as a part of the main pattern. Incorporating the edging with the main pattern is a new technique I just learned and I am so thrilled to share it with you!
The XOXO Shawlette features the Crossed Double Crochet and Double Crochet stitches. Obviously, the “X” from the pattern name was taken from the Crossed Double Crochet stitch and the “O” is from the edging! You’ll find out more in the pattern itself what I was talking about here!
This shawlette is a perfect addition to your Fall/Winter wardrobe! I also believe that this fun and easy to make shawlette is perfect for any occasion all year round!
So without any further delay, let’s dive into the pattern!
THE XOXO SHAWLETTE PATTERN
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
- DK Weight (#3) Yarn | Lion Brand Hand Dyed Heaven | 3 (175 yards)
- Crochet Hook Size I | 5.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
GAUGE: 17 sts x 10 rows = 4 inches (Unblocked)
Row 1: (All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 19, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn. (18)
Row 2: (All stitches are worked in the FLO) Ch 3, CDC st to the last st, DC in the last st. Turn. (18)
Row 3: (All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 1, sl st in each st across. Turn. (18)
Row 4 – 10: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
FINISHED MEASUREMENT: 55” Width x 16” Height (Unblocked)
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US Terminology
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Ch(s) – Chain(s)
- FLO – Front Loop Only
- Rep – Repeat
- Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
- DC – Double Crochet
- CDC St – Crossed Double Crochet Stitch – skip the next st, DC in the next stitch, DC into the skipped stitch – Yarn over, insert your hook into the skipped stitch and yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook). Finish the double crochet as you would normally do: yarn over pull through first two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops
- Read the pattern carefully before starting.
- This pattern is worked flat, sideways.
- The beginning ch 3 counts as 1 DC.
- Numbers in ( ) at the end of row indicate the number of stitches in that row.
- I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the end stitch of the next row. Remember to move stitch markers as you progress.
- If you’re not familiar with the Crossed Double Crochet (CDC) stitch, watch this video.
- You can customize this pattern to the size you prefer. To make it shorter/longer, you can deduct/add some rows, and follow the increasing/decreasing pattern.
Row 1: Ch 4, 2 DC in the 4th ch from the hook. Turn. (3 DC)
Row 2: (All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 8, (3 DC, ch 3, sl st) in the 4th ch from the hook, sl st in the next 4 chs, PM in the 4th st just made, sl st in each ch across. Turn. (7 sl sts, 5 DC)
Row 3: (All stitches are worked in the FLO) Ch 3, DC in the 1st st, CDC st in the next 2 sts, DC in the marked st. Turn. (5 DC)
Row 4: (All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 8, (3 DC, ch 3, sl st) in the 4th ch from the hook, sl st in the next 4 chs, PM in the 4th st just made, sl st in each ch across. Turn. (9 sl sts, 5 DC)
Row 5: (All stitches are worked in the FLO) Ch 3, DC in the 1st st, CDC st to the marked st, DC in the marked st. Turn. (7 DC)
Row 6 – 68: Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending with Row 2. (73 sl sts, 5 DC)
Row 69: (All stitches are worked in the FLO) Ch 3, DC in the 1st st, CDC st until 2 sts remaining before the marked st, DC in the next st. Turn. (69 DC)
Row 70: (All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 8, (3 DC, ch 3, sl st) in the 4th ch from the hook, sl st in the next 8 chs, PM in the 8th st just made, sl st in each ch across. Turn. (73 sl sts, 5 DC)
Row 71: (All stitches are worked in the FLO) Ch 3, DC in the 1st st, CDC st to the marked st, DC in the marked st. Turn. (67 DC)
Row 72 – 136: Rep Rows 70 and 71, ending with Row 70. (9 sl sts, 5 DC)
Row 137: Ch 3, DC in the 1st and 2nd sts. (3 DC)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Block your shawl, and it’s all done!
You just finished The XOXO Shawlette!
Now here are the beautiful makes of my amazing testers.
I hope that you like this pattern as I enjoyed designing and creating it! Please don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @stringsandcuddles when sharing your wip(s) and finished shawlettes so I could see and share them! Please use #thexoxoshawlette when sharing!
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