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Desert Sunset Shawl: Free Crochet Pattern

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Colorful, light, and airy, the Desert Sunset Shawl reminds me of my trips to Sedona, Arizona. The red rock structures jutting out above the pine tree forest are beautiful and serene. This is wanted I wanted to portray in this shawl. I strived for a unique design by using a few simple stitches and alternate the stitch pattern in each row.

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

This pattern is made with one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn. The colorway I used is called Centaur and it displays a beautiful combination of warm and neutral earth tones. This crochet pattern uses very few stitches in different combinations to create a beautiful pattern. You will need to know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet. Instructions are provided below for a cluster stitch.

This pattern is part of the 2019 Sprin Crochet A Long and is being updated with video tutorials! Make sure to scroll down and watch the video tutorials.  

Desert Sunset Shawl: Free Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed:

1 Skein of Lion Brand Mandala Yarn

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.0mm

Yarn Needle

Fiskars Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Cluster -Double Crochet Cluster (See Special Stitch)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Sk St – Skip stitch

Sk2st- Skip two stitches

The double crochet cluster is all worked in  single stitch. Basically, you will work half of three double crochets and then finish them together. I will be posting a small photo tutorial soon for reference.

Special Stitch Instructions:

Double Crochet Cluster – Yarn over, pull up a loop in the next stitch, yarn over, pull through the first two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up loop in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through the first two loops on hook, (three loops left on hook), yarn over, pull up another loop in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook (4 loops left on hook), yarn over one last time and pull through all loops on the hook.

This completes the Double crochet cluster stitch. There will always be a chain right after the cluster stitch, but this is not treated as part of the cluster stitch in this pattern.

Dimensions:

This shaw measures 52 inches in width and 29.5 inches from the center top to the center point.

Gauge:

The gauge for this piece is 7 double crochet wide equals 2 inches and 4 double crochet rows tall equal 2 inches. If your gauge does not match this with the recommended hook, you can change your hook size until you meet the right gauge. Matching the gauge will ensure that this project only takes one skein.

Need a light shawl for spring or summer? This shawl is beautiful and the free crochet pattern includes video tutorials to walk you step by step through the pattern. This is a perfect shawl for women who get cold easily. #crochetshawl #crochetpattern #crochetforwomen

 

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Desert Sunset Shawl: Free Crochet Pattern

Notes:

  • I do not count my Turning Chain as a stitch. All other chains are included in the stitch count.
  • Pattern written in US terms.

Row 1: Ch 4, slst to the first Ch. Ch 3, work 5 Dc, Ch2, 5 Dc into the center of the ch 4 circle. (12)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next 3 Sts, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in the Ch2 space. Sk st, Work a Dc in the next 3 Sts, Work 2 Dc in the last st. (16)

Row 3: Ch3, turn. Work a Dc into the first St. Ch1, Work a Dc in next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next st, Ch1, SkSt, (Work a Dc Ch2, Dc) in Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Work a Dc in last st. (20)

Row 4: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times, Work a Dc in the Ch space, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in ch2 space. SkSt, **Work a Dc into Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 3 times, Work a Dc in the Ch space, Work 2 D into the last St. (24)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next 9 Sts, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. SkSt, Work a Dc into the next 9 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last st. (28)

Row 6: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Ch1, Skst, Work a Cluster into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Ch1, (Work a Dc, Ch2, Dc) in Ch2 space, Ch1, Work a Cluster into the next St, **Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 5 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last st. (34)

Row 7: Ch3, turn,  Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next St, **Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a dc into the Cluster** repeat from **to** a total of 6 times. For a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (40)

Row 8: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. Ch1, (Work a Dc, Ch2, Dc) in the Ch2 space. Ch1, **Work a Dc in next St, ch1, SkSt,** repeat from **to** a total of 9 times, Work 2 Dc into the last st. (46)

Row 9:Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, Ch1, Work a Dc into the next St. *Ch1, Skip Chain Space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 10 times. (Work Ch1, Dc, Ch2, Dc, Ch1) into the Ch2 space. **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the Ch Space** repeat from **to** a total of 10 times. Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Work 2 Dc into the last St.(54)

Row 10: Ch3, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Work A Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch Space* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times, Work a Dc into the next St, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the ch2 space. **Work A Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch Space** repeat from **to** a total of 12 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last stitch. (60)

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

Row 11: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St.Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts, (Work 2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (66)

Row 12: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Ch1, SkSt, Work a cluster into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 15 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. **Ch1, SkSt, Work a cluster into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 15 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (72)

Row 13: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next Cluster* repeat from *to* a total of 15 times. Work a Dc into the next Ch space, Work a dc into the next 2 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next 2 Sts, **Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next Cluster** repeat from **to** a total of 15 times. Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work  2 Dc into the last St. (78)

Row 14: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 18 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. **Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 18 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (84)

Row 15: Ch2, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 19 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt, **Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 19 times. Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (90)

Row 16: Ch3, turn.Work 2 Dc into the first St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St. *Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 20 times. Ch1, SkSt, ( Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 21 times. Work 2 Dc into the last St. (96)

Row 17: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 22 times. Work a Dc into the next St, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next St, **Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 22 times. Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (102)

Row 18: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next 49 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Work a Dc into the next 49 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (108)

Row 19: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 13 times. (Work Ch1, Cluster, Ch2, Cluster, Ch1) into the Ch2 space. **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt** repeat from **to** a total of 13 times, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (114)

Row 20: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 13 times, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, (Work 2dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space. **Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space,**repeat from **to** a total of 13 times. Work a Dc into the next St. Work 2 Dc into the last St. (120)

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

Row 21: Ch3, turn. Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next 58 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next 58 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (126)

Row 22: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. **Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 30 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (132)

Row 23: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 31 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 31 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (138)

Row 24: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 33 times. Ch1, SkSt, ( Work 2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt. **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space,** repeat from **to** a total of 33 times, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (144)

Row 25: Ch3, turn, work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next St, *Ch1, Skip Ch Space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 34 times, Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the Ch2 space. Ch1, SkSt, **Work a dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 34 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (150)

Row 26: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next 2 Sts, *Work a Dc into the next Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 35 times, Work a Dc into the next St ( Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Work a Dc into the next St, **Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 35 times, Work a Dc into the next 2 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (156)

Row 27: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next 76 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Work a Dc into the next 76 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (162)

Row 28: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next 79 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next 79 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (168)

Row 29: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 20 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, (Ch1, Dc, Ch2, Dc, Ch1) into the Ch2 space, Work a Cluster into the next St, **Ch1, SkSt, work a  Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 20 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (174)

Row 30: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 21 times. (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. **Work a Dc into next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 21 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last Sts. (180)

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

Row 31: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St.  Work a Dc into the next 88 Sts, ( Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the next 88 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (186)

Row 32: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 45 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc,) into the Ch2 space. **Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St,**  repeat from **to** a total of 45 times. Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (192)

Row 33: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St. *Ch1, Skip Ch Space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 46 times. Ch1, SkSt (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. **Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 47 times, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (198)

Row 34: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St. *Ch1, Skip Ch space, Work a Dc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 48 times. Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Ch1, SkSt, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 48 times, Work 2 Dc into the last st. (204)

Row 35: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space* repeat from *to* a total of 49 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in Ch2 space, Ch1, SkSt, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 49 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (210)

Row 36: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Ch1, SkSt, *Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space* repeat from *to* a total of 50 times. Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Ch1, SkSt, ** Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 50 times. Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (216)

Row 37: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times, Work a Dc into the next St, ( Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Work a Dc into the next St,**Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 52 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (222)

Row 38: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next 109 Sts, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space, Work a Dc into the next 109 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (228)

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

Row 39: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 28 times, (Ch1, Cluster, ch2 , Cluster, Ch1) into the Ch2 space, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt** repeat from **to** a total of 28 times, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (234)

Row 40: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 28 times, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch2 space. Work a Dc into the Cluster, ** Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster,** repeat from **to** a total of 28 times, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (240)

Row 41: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, *Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1  SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 29 times, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Dc into the next St, (Ch1, Cluster, ch2, Cluster, Ch1) in Ch2 space, **Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch1, SkSt** repeat from **to** a total of 29 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, SkSt, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (246)

Row 42: Ch3, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Work a Dc into the next St, *Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the Cluster* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times, (Work 2 Dc, Ch2, 2 Dc) into the Ch 2 space, **Work a Dc into the Cluster, Work a Dc into the Ch space, Work a Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into Ch space** repeat from **to** a total of 30 times, Work a Dc into the next St, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (252)

Row 43: Ch1, turn, *Work a Sc into the next St, Ch3, Skip 2 Sts, Work a Cluster into the next St, Ch3, Skip 2 Sts,* repeat from *to* a total of 21 times, Work a Sc into the Ch2 space, **Ch3, Skip 2 Sts, Work a Cluster into the next St, Skip 2 Sts, Work a Sc into the next St** repeat from **to** a total of 21 times. After the last Sc, fasten off and weave in ends. (337)

Your Desert Sunset shawl is all done. I recommend blocking this piece by spraying it with water and shaping it to your liking. Once it has dried it will be ready to show off!

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