Have fun in the spring with this adorable textured crochet shawl. The Mountain Ridge Shawl free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make this quick and easy project.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the Mountain Ridge textured crochet shawl pattern. You will also find all the material list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
The Mountain Ridge Shawl a Textured Crochet Shawl
This crochet textured shawl is based on the beginner shawl called “My First Shawl”. If you are completely new to crocheting triangle shawls, then I recommend that you check out that video tutorial. The Mountain Ridge Shawl is the same technique but we rows of front post double crochet to the shawl to add texture.
The Yarn! Caron Skinny Cakes!
I love the beautiful colors in this Caron Skinny Cakes skein. Any other lightweight cake yarn will work as well. This pattern is so simple that you can use any size yarn with an appropriate sized hook and make this shawl. You will just work fewer rows for thicker yarn and more rows for thinner yarn to reach the desired size.
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Mountain Ridge Textured Crochet Shawl
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Yarnspirations Caron Skinny Cakes (Weight: 3/medium – 795 yds, 8 oz, 250 g)
The color used was Plum Pudding
Size J 6 mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 6 DC X 4 Rows = 2 inches
Size: 67.5 inches wide and 24 inches tall.
Front Post Double Crochet – Learn to crochet the front post double crochet with this video tutorial.
Textured Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial
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Mountain Ridge Textured Crochet Shawl
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch. Your last stitch will be worked into a stitch from the previous row and not into the top of the turning chain.
– If you find it had to work into the chain 3 circle then you can chain 4 instead. The rest of the pattern will be the same.
– This project is a simple 2-row repeat, but I wrote out several extra rows to help you understand how the shawl is shaped. There is a chart below the pattern to provide stitch counts for the repeat rows, in case you want to check your stitch count.
CH 3 SLST to the first CH to create a circle.
Row 1: CH2, Work 4 DC into the CH3 circle, CH2, Work 4 DC into the CH3 circle. (8 DC)
Row 2: CH2, turn, Work 3 DC into the first ST, DC in the next 3 STs, Work (DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 space, DC in next 3 STs, Work 3 DC into the last ST. (The last stitch is a stitch and not the top of the turning chain.) (14 DC)
Row 3: CH2, turn, Work 3 DC into the first ST, FPDC into the next 6 STs, Work (DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 space, FPDC into the next 6 STs, Work 3 DC into the last ST. (20 DC)
Row 4: CH2, turn, Work 3 DC into the first ST, DC into the next 9 STs, Work (DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 space, DC into the next 9 STs, Work 3 DC into the last ST. (26 DC)
Note: Rows 5 and 6 are written so that this pattern becomes a 2-row repeat. You may notice that the number of stitches worked between the first increase and the chain 2 space increases by 3 each row.
Row 5: CH2, turn, Work 3 DC into the first ST, FPDC into every stitch until you reach the CH2 space, Work (DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 space, FPDC into every stitch until you reach the last ST, Work 3 DC into the last ST.
Row 6: CH2, turn, Work 3 DC into the first ST, DC into every stitch until you reach the CH2 space, Work (DC, CH2, DC) into CH2 space, DC into every stitch until you reach the last ST, Work 3 DC into the last ST.
Continue to repeat rows 5 and 6 until you have a total of 44 rows. The chart below provides the double crochet stitch count for each row.
|Row||Stitch Count||Row||Stitch Count||Row||Stitch Count|
|5||32 DC||18||110 DC||31||188 DC|
|6||38 DC||19||116 DC||32||194 DC|
|7||44DC||20||122 DDC||33||200 DC|
|8||50 DC||21||128 DC||34||206 DC|
|9||56 DC||22||134 DC||35||212 DC|
|10||62 DC||23||140 DC||36||218 DC|
|11||68 DC||24||146 DC||37||224 DC|
|12||74 DC||25||152 DC||38||230 DC|
|13||80 DC||26||158 DC||39||236 DC|
|14||86 DC||27||164 DC||40||242 DC|
|15||92 DC||28||170 DC||41||248 DC|
|16||98 DC||29||176 DC||42||254 DC|
|17||104 DC||30||182 DC||43||260 DC|
The final stitch count is 266 double crochets.
When you complete row 44, fasten off and weave in your yarn ends.
This shawl will benefit from being blocked. You can lightly spray water on the shawl and lay it out flat, shape the shawl by lightly tugging on the edges to get the stitches to relax then let the shawl dry. You can also hang the shawl up and block it with a steamer.
Now your Mountain Ridge Textured Crochet Shawl is complete and ready to be enjoyed. It is a simple pattern and makes a great gift.
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