Artsy Daisy Crochet Rhineback Shaw

Sample 1: Made with Madelinetosh Tosh Light

Hello Friends!

This is a pattern that I have had in my notebook for a while. It has been my go-to for prayer shawls and for using yarns that I want to wrap myself in (you know the feeling, right?). Like many of my free crochet patterns, this one is very flexible in regards to gauge, yarn weight and hook size.

The pattern was born from the desire to create an elegant design that showcases a specialty yarn rather than the stitch work.  Generally, the rule of thumb when using hand-dyed yarns is to switch skeins every row or so to keep a consistent coloring throughout. However, the first sample was made using one entire skein before the other which gives it a completely different look.  Gradient yarns and yarns that have long color changes would also work well in this pattern.  I chose not to block it because I like how the ends curl (I am also a bit lazy).  Although this shawl was designed a few years ago, it became quite the conversation starter when I wore it to Rhinebeck. Hence the name 🙂 I love it so much that I wear it all the time and I used the detail for the header on this website.

While I was there, I ran into knitter/podcaster/blogger Kristy Glass and got a chance to show her the shawl in her video Tell Me About Your Rhinebeck Sweater. You can see the shawl in full motion around the 33 minute mark here. You should check out all of the other amazing sweaters and projects that people made. There is so much talent out there!

So, without further ado…here is the pattern. You can also get the PDF version here Rhinebeck Shawl-Artsy Daisy Crochet or add it to your Ravelry Queue. I would love to hear your feedback and see what you have made. Please share your finished objects 🙂

Artsy Daisy Crochet - Rhinebeck Shawl in ScarfieSample 2: Made with Lion Brand Scarfie

Rhinebeck Shawl

By Artsy Daisy Designs

Written in American Crochet Terminology

Supplies:

Sample 1:

Approx 800 yds Fingering Weight Yarn- Sample made with 2 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Magic

Size G crochet hook

Sample 2:

Approx 600 yds Bulky Weight Yarn- Sample made with 2 skeins Lion Brand Scarfie in Cream Black

Size K crochet hook

Notes:

There is no specific gauge for this pattern.  It is meant to be made with a yarn you want to wrap up in.  Use a hook that coordinates to the weight of your yarn. Some yarn labels will give you a suggested hook size.

The shawl is made from the center top and worked outward. This allows you to work until the desired finished size is achieved (or until you run out of yarn).

Instructions:

Row 1– Ch 5. (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in 1st ch. Turn.

Row 2– Ch 3. 2 dc in 1st st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (center made), dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. 3 dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Row 3– Ch 4. Dc in 1st st, * ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, rep from * to st before center ch-2 sp. Ch 1, sk next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center ch-2 sp. † ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, rep from † to last st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Rhinebeck Shawl: First Rows

Row 4– Ch 3. 2 dc in 1st st, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to st before center ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to last dc, dc in ch-4 sp, 3 dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Row 5– Ch 3. 2 dc in 1st st, dc in each dc to center ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Dc in each dc to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn

Row 6– Ch 4. Dc in 1st st, * ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, rep from * to st before center ch-2 sp. (dc, ch 2, dc) in center ch-2 sp. Dc in next st, † ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, rep from † to last st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Row 7– Ch 3. 2 dc in 1st st, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to st before center ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to last dc, dc in ch-4 sp, 3 dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Row 8– Ch 3. 2 dc in 1st st, dc in each dc to center ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Dc in each st to last dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Turn.

Rep Rows 3 to 8 until desired size is reached.  It is best to finish on a “solid” row (Row 4, 5, 7, or 8) to maintain stability across the outer edges.

Finishing:

Fasten off. Block if desired.

Rhinebeck Shaw- last rows