Silene Scarf – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

The Silene scarf is a triangle scarf or free crochet shawl pattern, made with a 4-ply yarn, light enough for summer evenings and moving into fall and spring. Using a Scheepjes whirl it has a gorgeous gradual colour change that I can’t get enough of!

Silene Scarf - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

This pattern uses mainly double crochet in various arrangements with a repeating pattern. Add the beads for some extra detail and sparkle!

Silene Scarf - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

You’ll need:

1 Scheepjes Whirl, or another 4-ply yarn
• 4.0mm hook
• Optional beads
• Scissors and needle for finishing

Crochet Stitches (US Terms)

Double Crochet (DC)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Single Crochet (SC)
Slip Stitch (SS)
Chain (CH)

Gauge

After row 7, the 2 equal lengths of your triangle should be 4” in length.
While gauge is not important for fit, it may affect the yarn amount you use which could leave your shawl finished short if using a single whirl for example.

Free Shawl Crochet Pattern Notes

Stitch count is in brackets at the end of for the first few rows to get you started. After this point, instructions will take you to the end of a row without the need to count.
Turn at the end of every row.

Silene Scarf – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Row 1 – Start with a magic ring. CH3, 3 DC in the ring, CH2, 4 DC in the ring (8)

Row 2 – CH3, 2DC in the first stitch, 1DC in every stitch until you reach the corner. In the corner space, work 1DC, CH2, 1DC (we’ll call this the peak). 1DC in every stitch until the end. 3DC in the last stitch (14)

Row 3 – Repeat row 2 (20) Row 4 – Repeat row 2 (26) Row 5 – Repeat row 2, but working in the back loops only Row 6 – Repeat row 2 Row 7 – Repeat row 2, but working in the back loops only (44)

Row 8 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. *SK2. DC CH2 DC all in the same stitch*. Repeat * 5x. DC, CH4, DC all in the peak. Repeat * 6x. SK1. DC in next 2. 3DC in last.

Row 9 – CH3, DC in next 2. *5DC in CH2 space. SS into next 2 stitches*. Repeat * 6x. 10DC in peak. SS into next 2 stitches. Repeat * 6x. DC into next 3. 3DC in last.

Row 10 – CH5, SS into 3rd DC from prev row. *CH8, SS into SS from prev row* Repeat * 5x. CH8, SK4, SS. Repeat * 6x. CH10, SS into last stitch.

Row 11 – CH3, 6DC in CH10 space. *DC around both CH8 loops (joining both with one DC), then 3DC in the CH8 loop*. Repeat * 4x. DC around both loops. 3DC in CH8 loop, CH3, 3DC in next CH8 (peak). Repeat * 7x. Work 1 extra DC in last loop. Finish with 62 DC and starting CH3.

Row 12 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. 1 DC in each stitch until the peak. Work 1DC, CH2, 1DC in the peak. 1 DC in each until the end. 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 13 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. DC in BLO of every stitch until peak. DC, CH2, DC in peak. DC in BLO until the end. 3DC in last stitch.

The next 4 rows will together form a cross / flower pattern in a filet crochet style.

Row 14 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. *DC in next 5. CH1, Sk1.* Repeat * 5x. DC, CH2, DC in peak. DC, CH1 SK1. Repeat * 5x. DC in next 3. 3DC in last.

Row 15 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. DC in next 3. *CH1, DC in CH1 space, CH1, SK1, DC, DC*. Repeat * 5x. CH1. DC, CH2, DC in peak. Repeat * 6x. DC in next 3. 3DC in last.

Row 16 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. DC in next 8. *DC in CH1 space. CH1, DC in CH1 space. DC in next 2*. Repeat * until peak, then DC, CH2, DC in that space. Repeat * around until the last repeat of the pattern from the previous row. DC to end, 3DC in last stitch.

Row 17 – CH3, 2DC, DC in each stitch and CH1 space around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Row 18 – CH3, 2DC, DC in each stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Row 19 – CH3, 2DC, DC in BLO of each stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Rows 20 to 24 will follow the same structure as row 8 to 12, without specific stitch counts. We will be referring to these repeating rows going forward.

Row 20 – CH3, 2DC. *SK2, DC CH2 DC in the same stitch*. Repeat until the peak. DC CH2 DC in the peak. Repeat * for the remainder of the row. End with a DC if finishing short of the last stitch. 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 21 – CH3, DC if required until you reach the first CH2 space. *5DC in CH2 space. SS into the next 2 stitches*. Repeat * until the peak where you will work 10DC in the CH2 space. Repeat * for the remainder of the row. DC in any unused DCs from the prev row.

Row 22 – *CH8, SS into SS from prev row*. Repeat * around, finishing with a SS into the last stitch of the prev row.

Row 23 – CH3, 4DC in CH8 space. *DC around both CH8 loops (joining both with one DC), then 3DC in the CH8 loop*. Repeat * around. Work 1 extra DC in last loop.

Row 24 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. 1 DC in each stitch until the peak. Work 1DC, CH2, 1DC in the peak. 1 DC in each until the end. 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 25 – *CH6, SK3, SS into the 4th*. Repeat * around.

Row 26 – Work the following into the CH6 space; *2SC, CH2, SC, CH4, SC, CH2, SC, SS into the next CH6 space.* Repeat * around. You may choose to add beads to the picots in this row. To do so, remove your hook from the loop you want to add to, and thread the loop through the centre of the bead using a smaller hook, needle or wire. Add your hook back into the same loop and continue as before.

Row 27 – CH3, DC in every available DC from row 24 (this should be multiples of 3 apart from at either end of the row), working DC, CH2, DC in the peak. (no increases at the start or end of the row this time).

Row 28 – CH3, 2DC. *DC, DC, 2DC* Repeat * around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak. 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 29 – CH3, 2DC. DC in BLO of every stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak. 3DC in the last stitch.

Rows 30 to 35 will follow the same cross / flower structure as rows 14 – 19 but without stitch counts.

Row 30 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. *DC in next 5. CH1, Sk1*. Repeat * until the peak, stopping with at least 5DC remaining. DC until the peak. DC, CH2, DC in peak. Mirror the repeat on the other edge where possible, finishing with 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 31 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. DC up until the first CH1 space of the repeating pattern, minus one stitch. *CH1, DC in CH1 space, CH1, SK1, DC, DC* Repeat * until the last CH1 space of this edge. Continue to the peak with 1DC in each DC, then DC, CH2, DC in the peak. Mirror on the other edge. Finish with 3DC in the last stitch.

Row 32 – CH3, 2DC in first stitch. DC up until the first CH1 space. *DC in CH1 space. CH1, DC in CH1 space. DC in next 2* Repeat * until peak, then DC, CH2, DC in that space. Repeat * around until the last repeat of the pattern from the previous row. DC to end, 3DC in last stitch.

Row 33 – CH3, 2DC, DC in each stitch and CH1 space around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Row 34 – CH3, 2DC, DC in each stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Row 35 – CH3, 2DC, DC in BLO of each stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak and 3DC in the last stitch of the row.

Rows 36 to 41 – Repeat rows 20 – 25

Row 42 – CH3, *DC9 in CH6 loop, SS around both CH6 loops*. Repeat * around. SS into the last stitch.

Row 43 – CH1, HDC in next 4. Over the next 5 stitches: HDC, DC, CH4, DC, HDC. *HDC in next 2, SK4, HDC, DC, CH4, DC, HDC* repeat * until the end of the row. SS into the last two stitches. SS down the edge back to Row 40.

Row 44 – CH3, *5DC, DC2TOG* repeat * until the peak, then DC, CH2, DC. Repeat * for the remainder of the row, ending wherever you fall in the * repeat.

Row 45 – CH3, DC in every stitch around, working DC, CH2, DC in the peak.

Row 46 – CH3, DC in every stitch around, working the DC into the CH4 spaces from Row 43 at evenly spaced intervals to join the picots flat to the body of the shawl. This may depend on tension but should be approx. every 3-4 DC.

Row 47 – CH3. *CH2, SK2, DC*. Repeat * until the peak. DC, CH2, DC in the peak. Repeat * until the end of the row. Add an extra DC, or finish on a DC however you fall in the repeat.

Row 48 – CH3. DC in any extra DCs from prev row if required. *DC 3 in every CH2 space*, working 2DC, CH2, 2DC in the peak this time.

Row 49 – CH3, DC in every stitch around, working 2DC, CH2, 2DC in the peak.

Rows 50 to 53 – Repeat rows 30 to 33.

Rows 54 to 63 – Repeat rows 20 – 29.

Rows 64 to 69 – Repeat rows 30 – 35.

Rows 70 to 74 – Repeat rows 20 – 24.

Row 75 – CH3, 2DC in the same stitch. DC in every stitch around, working 2DC, CH2, 2DC in the peak. Finish with 3DC in the last stitch.

You should have some yarn left over at this stage for your own edging or tassels. Finished!

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