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The Venus Shell Slouch hat is one of my most popular patterns, so I knew I had to create something else using this beautiful stitch. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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H/5.0mm Crochet Hook – I recommend Furls Streamlines! They’re my favorite..
2 skeins (or 600-660 yds) Vidalana Dream Yarn, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere yarn, 329y, 100g Sport (2) Weight;
Note: This particular yarn was a limited edition from KnitCrate which is now closed. Any sport weight yarn would look great! Shop your stash or your Local Yarn Shop, or try:
- 5 hanks of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in Royal – 137 yds 100% pima cotton
- 5 hanks of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport – 137 yds 100% merino wool
- 3 balls of Premier Cotton Fair in Lavender – 317 yd 52% cotton 48% acrylic
- 4 balls of Lion Brand Oh! Baby! Organic in Mauve – 180 yds 100% organic cotton
Yarn Needle; Scissors
Ch- chain; Dc – double crochet; Dtr- double treble crochet; Sk – skip
Gauge / Finished Size
12 st and 3 rows per 3” before blocking. Finished shawl measures approx. 70” from tip to tip and 22” from center to point after blocking.
Double Treble Crochet (dtr)- Yarn over 3 times, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops four times.
Shell stitch- work 5 tr into the same stitch.
This shawl is worked from the top center down in turned rows. You’ll be increasing at both ends of the shawl and in the center with an easy one-row repeat pattern. That means the shawl will have the same number of shells on each half of the row as your row number.
Venus Shell Shawl Pattern
Ch 4, sl join.
Row 1: Ch 5 (does not count as st here and throughout), (dtr, 5 tr, ch 2, 5tr, dtr) into ring. [1 shell per side]
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, (1 dtr, 5tr) in first st, sk2, dc, sk2, (5tr, ch2, 5tr) in ch 2 sp, sk2, dc, sk2, (5tr, 1dtr) in last st. [2 shells per side]
Row 3: Ch 5, turn, (1 dtr, 5tr) in first st, sk2, dc in center stitch of shell from prev. row, *sk2, 5 tr into dc from prev. row, sk 2, dc into center stitch of shell from prev. row,* (5tr, ch2, 5tr) into ch2 sp of prev. row, sk 2, dc into center stitch of shell from prev. row, repeat * to * once, (5tr, 1dtr) in last st. [3 shells per side]
Rows 4-25: Ch 5, turn, (1 dtr, 5tr) in first st, sk2, dc in center stitch of shell from prev. row, *sk2, 5 tr into dc from prev. row, sk 2, dc into center stitch of shell from prev. row,* repeat * to * until center of shawl, then work (5tr, ch2, 5tr) into ch2 sp of prev. row, sk 2, dc into center stitch of shell from prev. row, repeat * to * across row until last st, (5tr, 1dtr) in last st. [Shell count per side matches row number.]
Border Row: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc, ch3, sc) into next st, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat * to * until you reach center of shawl, (sc, ch5, sc) into ch2 sp of prev. row, **sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch3, sc) into next st, sc in next 3 sts,** repeat ** to ** across row.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly.
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Lovely pattern, can’t wait to make it!! Can you tell me how many skeins or yards you used? Thanks again!
Thakns for your comment. It’s been a busy weekend with my son’s birthday and county fair entries, so I was bound to miss one detail or another!
I used 2 skeins, or 600-660 yards (2) weight yarn, for this shawl. Hope that helps!
The code won’t work on Ravelry tried many times no luck
I’m so sorry for that! The code has expired now, but since you were kind enough to stop and comment I will gift a copy to your Ravelry account. Thanks for your patience!
Is it easy to make this shawl bigger?
Yes it is! My favorite part about this shawl is that it’s a super easy repeat- you literally just keep going until you’re happy with it. The only modification you’d need to make is having extra yarn, and a different number of stitches at the end.
Have fun making yours!
Lisa llyod says
HEllon could I please ask if I could do this in a smaller crochet hook eg 3 or 4 thank-you
You could absolutely do this in a smaller hook like a 3 or 4. I would probably use a lighter yarn for that, or it would get a little dense with how I crochet, though. The pattern is a really easy and simple repeat though, so you can work it in whatever yarn weight and hook size makes a fabric you think is pretty and feels good!
Thanks for your comment,