Hey there, friends! Fall is just around the corner and I’ve got the perfect project for you. A brand new shawl pattern! This beginner-friendly pattern is the perfect meditative project to get you ready for fall makes. So grab some fingering weight yarn (yep, I said fingering!) and join me in making The Raven Shawl.


About the Shawl

This is my first shawl pattern…can you believe it!? I’ve made a handful of shawls myself from other people’s patterns, but decided to go simple with my first design. No fancy shapes on this one…we’re going for a basic triangle shawl. The row repeats are super simple, so once you get the hang of the first couple rows, you’ll basically have the whole design down pat. This is definitely a Netflix + Chill type of project.

Now when I started this shawl I only had two skeins of yarn to work with. Only around 600 yds if I wanted to make tassels too. But my sketch called for 1200+ yds. Luckily for me, this shawl is super easy to adjust the size…just add more rows! So I decided to write it for 2 or 3 skeins (I ordered more!) of yarn. (You can see the difference below…3 skeins on the left, 2 skeins on the right) So whether you’re crafting on a budget, or the sky’s the limit when it comes to yarn, you know you can pull off this project.


About the Yarn

I’ve been waiting for the perfect project to play with some fingering weight yarn, and this was it! If you’re not familiar with what fingering weight yarn is, it’s a CYC level 1 yarn; you might also see it listed as sock yarn. Fingering weight might be a little bit intimidating for beginners, but it’s really not too different from working with any other weight of yarn. And this is a great project to start on if it’s your first time working with fingering weight yarn.

For The Raven Shawl, I used Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye yarn from WeCrochet. They graciously provided me with this yarn as part of a Fall Blog Hop. I’ve been eyeing this yarn for awhile though because it comes in so many great tonal colors (I chose the color way Blackbird for mine!). And as fingering weight yarn goes, it’s a very affordable option.

This is also a great project to bust out some hand dyed yarn. If you’re like me, you probably can’t resist buying a skein or two of fancy yarn now and then, with no project in mind. I really tried to make this shawl a canvas where hand dyed yarn would shine. Just subtle texture all the way through will let the yarn do the talking.


About the Stitch

This project uses the Wattle Stitch. I used this stitch awhile back for a blanket square for the Falling for Textures Blanket collab with Pineapple & Pine. I love this stitch since its really just a combination of three basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet and double crochet), but it gives you such a nice subtle texture.

The Raven Shawl uses this stitch combo with a bit of a twist…its worked corner-to-corner style to build the triangle shape row-by-row. Whether you’ve used this stitch before or not, I have no doubts that you’ll pick up this technique in no time!


Fall Blog Hop Bundle

The Raven Shawl was designed as part of the 2021 Fall in Autumn Blog Hop hosted by Ned and Mimi and Itchin’ for Some Stitch’. Did you miss it? You can grab the whole blog hop bundle of patterns for just $12.99! That’s 32 fall patterns + 2 bonus patterns. You can grab all at once for a huge discount. Click the button below to purchase the bundle.


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Materials Needed

2-3 Skeins of Hawthorne Fingering (pictured above in Kettle Dye, color way Blackbird)

  -Yarn Sub: 700-1050 yds of fingering weight yarn

Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle 

Stitch Marker

Scissors 

Tassel Maker (Optional)

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain 

Dc – Double Crochet

Sc – Single Crochet

Skill Level

Adventurous Beginner

Gauge

8 {sc, ch1, dc} groups x 15 rows = 4” square

Pattern for Gauge

Row 1: Ch 30. {Sc, ch 1, dc} group in 3rd ch from hook. Sk 2. .* {Sc, ch 1, dc}, sk 2.* Repeat from * across. Sc in last stitch. 

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sk sc. *Sk dc. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in ch space. Sk sc.* Repeat from * across. Sc 1 in last stitch. 

Repeat Row 2 until swatch is required size.

Finished Measurements

Measurements are included to correspond to using 2 skeins (approx 700 yds) or 3 skeins (approx 1050yds) of Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye. The size of this shawl is easily adjusted, see notes.

2 Skeins: 55”w, 25”h

3 Skeins: 68”w, 34”h

Notes

  • This pattern is worked flat with an increase at the end of each row.
  • You can customize the size of your scarf adjusting your total number of rows. More rows will result in a larger scarf. Less rows with result in a smaller scarf.

Special Stitches/Techniques

Wattle Stitch: This stitch is worked back and forth in rows. It is done by working a group of {sc, ch 1, dc} into one chain space. On subsequent rows, the {sc, ch 1, dc} group will be worked in the ch space of the group below. 


PATTERN

Using 5.0mm (H) hook.

Row 1: Ch 4. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in the fourth ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Sk dc. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in ch space. Sk sc. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in ch 3 space.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn. *Sk dc. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in ch space. Sk sc.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the turning ch 3 from previous row. Sk sc. {Sc, ch 1, dc} in ch 3 space.

Repeat Row 3 until work reaches desired size. (Note: If making tassels for each corner, I recommend reserving approximately 1.5oz or 150 yds of yarn.) Tie off and weave in ends.

FINISHING

  • Block your piece. I recommend wet blocking your shawl to achieve full size and texture.
  • Using a tassel maker or preferred method of making tassels, make 3 large tassels. Attach one to each point of triangle shawl.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! I really had a lot of fun working on my first shawl design. I hope it has encouraged to be a little adventurous with your yarn selection. I hope to play with fingering weight yarn for more patterns in the near future.

I’d love to see your finished pieces, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @craftingforweeks for a chance to be featured. And use the hashtag #theravenshawl as well!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Written by

Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.