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Beautiful, lacy crochet stitches are my favorite part of crochet! Working up the fun combinations of stitches to create texture and interest is so much fun.
This free crochet shawl is featured in the 2023 (Inter)National Crochet Month Blog Hop, hosted by Marie at Underground Crafter.
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So many of you have asked me for a rectangular version of my most popular shawl, the Mermaid Tears Shawl, that I had to make one!
This lovely crochet lace stitch is made of shells and airy V stitches. There are 4 row repeats, but once you get through those the shawl works up really easily- perfect for crocheting with an audiobook or tv show on in the background.
K/6.5mm Crochet Hook; Caron Cakes, Dk  weight, 80% acrylic, 20% wool yarn, 7.1 oz / 200 g; 383 yds/350 m; shown in Bumbleberry colorway; Yarn Needle; Scissors
Ch- chain; Dc – double crochet; Prev- previous; Sc- single crochet; Sk- skip; St- stitch;
54″ x 17″ unblocked, 60″ by 18″ blocked
V Stitch (V-st)- (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st
Shell- work 5dc into the same st or ch indicated.
Worked in wide, turned rows. Either side is up!
Mermaid Tears Rectangle Shawl Pattern Instructions
Row A: Ch 182 (Multiple of 6, +1, +1 turn chain), sc in 2nd ch and each ch across the row. [181 sc]
Row B: Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st,* repeat * to * until 1 st remains, dc in last st.
Row C: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Mermaid Tears Stitch Section
Row 1: Sc in 2nd st, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, work a V-st in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat * to * across. [30 V-sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, work a Shell in V-st from prev row, sk 2 sts, sc in sc from prev row,* repeat * to * across. [30 Shells]
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in 1st st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, sc in center st of Shell, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, V-st into sc, ch 1, sk 2 sts, sc in center of Shell,* repeat * to * across, work V-st into last st. [31 V stitches]
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 3dc in 1st V-st of prev row, sk 2 sts, sc in sc from prev row, *sk 2 sts, Shell in V-st from prev row, sk 2, sc in sc from prev row,* repeat * to * across until 1 V-st remains, sk 2, 3dc in last st. [29 Shells and 2 3dc half Shells]
Rows 5-32: Repeat Rows 1-4.
Row 33: Repeat Row 1.
Row D: Repeat Row C.
Row E: Repeat Row B.
Row F: Repeat Row C.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block to size if desired.
Looking for more?
Check out my other crochet shawl patterns and roundup posts here!
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