Misty River Shawl
Free Crochet Pattern
A few weeks ago, I had bought a skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in gray (Dove is the color name) for another project, not a shawl. When I started working on it, I had to scrap it as it was not coming out how I wanted. I then decided to just crochet stitches and see what came out of it.
I have a confession to make, I’m not a huge fan of the dc (double crochet) stitch *gasp* but I was pleasantly pleased with how lovely the shawl piece I started working on was turning out. This project turned out to be one of those projects where you just put yarn to hook and start crocheting and something comes out; it took a life of its own! I knew it was going to be a shawl, I just didn’t know how it would turn out.
Once the shawl started coming together, an idea formed in my head and the shape of the shawl was born. Now, this shawl needed something else, but what? Even though I really liked how the color was looking with the dc stitch, I wanted something to break the color up; something to give it a pop! I had the Iced Aqua yarn in Red Heart with Love in my stash and just knew that it would work perfectly well together. And it did!
Now, I had a conundrum, I needed a name for the shawl. I asked on my Facebook group and Facebook page for help in naming the shawl. I got lots of wonderful suggestions from anything to do with winter skies to bodies of water like Serene Lakes Shawl to End of Winter Shawl. I decided to go with Misty River Shawl, which was suggested by a follower and I absolutely loved it!
The Misty River shawl is reminiscent of the misty and fogs that roll over rivers on cold mornings. Can you just imagine wrapping yourself up in warmth with this comfortable and simple shawl? It’s perfect for keeping your shoulders warm when drinking your coffee and reading your favorite book. Keep the shawl in place with a beautiful shawl pin that will draw attention and get you compliments.
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- Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver, #4, worsted weight yarn, 236 yards
- Color A – Dove (3 skeins needed)
- Color B – Red Heart with Love in Iced Aqua – about ¼ of a skein. Just a small amount is needed for the contrast color
- Hook – J/6mm hook
- Notions – needle for weaving in ends, stitch markers, shawl pin (optional for decoration and keep the shawl in place).
63” W x 24” H
12 dc sts = 4”; 7 dc rows = 4”
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); sc – single crochet; dc – double crochet; PM – place marker; CA – color A; CB color B
V-st – dc, ch1, dc in same st/sp
- Ch3 equals a dc.
- Ch5 is a dc plus ch1.
- Always place your last two dc’s in the 3rd st of turning chain (last st of previous row).
- Place a st marker (‘PM’ in pattern) in the ch-1 space for easy identification when needing to stitch into the ch-1 sp.
Row 1: Ch5 (dc plus ch-1 sp) PM in ch-1 sp (see pattern notes), 1dc in the 4th chain from hook, turn. <2 dc, 1 ch-1sp>
Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in the same st, V-st in the ch-1 sp, 2dc in the last st (see pattern notes). <6 dc>
Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in ea st to ch-1 sp, V-st in the ch-1 sp, 1dc in ea st till one st remains, 2dc in the last st (see pattern notes). <10 dc>
Rows 4-30: Repeat round 3. <116 dc, 1 V-st>
Row 31: Switch to CB, Ch3, 1dc in the same st, [sk1 st, V-st in the next] 28x, sk1 st, 1dc in the next, V-st in the ch-1 sp, 1dc in the next st (immediately after the ch-sp), [sk1 st, V-st in the next] 28x, sk1 st, 2dc in the last st. <57 V-st, 6 dc>
Row 32: Switch to CA, Ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in ea st, skipping over the ch-1 sps to marked ch-1 sp, V-st in the ch-1 sp, 1dc in ea st, skipping over the ch-1 sps, till one st remains, 2dc in the last st.
Rows 33-50: Repeat round 3. <194 dc, 1 V-st>
Edging – The edging will be worked around the entire piece
Row 51: Switch to CB, Ch3, 1dc in the same st, [sk1 st, V-st in the next] 28x, sk1 st, 1dc in the next, V-st in the ch-1 sp, 1dc in the next st (immediately after the ch-sp), [sk1 st, V-st in the next] 28x, sk1 st, 2dc in the last st. Do not turn. <57 V-st, 6dc>
Working along one side now: Without chaining, place 2sc in ea dc and ch3 side posts <100 sc>. At the center (top of shawl) place 6sc. Then working along the other side, continue placing 2sc in ea dc and ch3 side post st, join with a sl st to the top of the ch3 that began the round <100 sc>
Row 52: Place 1sc in between the first 2dc (ch3 and dc) of the previous row, [1sc between the next two dc of the V-sts, 3dc in the next ch-1 space] 48x, 1sc between the next 2dc (of V-st and dc), 1sc between the next 2dc (dc and of V-st of center V-st from previous row), 3dc in the ch-1 sp, 1sc between the next 2dc (of V-st of center V-st from previous row and dc), 1sc between the next two dc of the V-sts, 3dc in the next ch-1 space] 47x, 1sc between the next 2dc (of V-st and dc), 1sc between the last 2dc. <96 3dc; 101 sc>
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed making the Misty River Shawl as much as I enjoyed designing it!
As always, much love and happy hooking!