If you are looking for a crochet shawl pattern / wrap for Summer this one is it! Keep on reading to learn more about this easy to crochet shawl!
The Summer nights shawl is a lightweight crochet piece that is perfect for a cool evening or when you need a touch of warmth. If you are looking for a great transition piece to crochet for the cooler temps this one is it!
I decided to make this crochet piece because the granny shawl that I designed a few years ago is a favorite of the readers here on Easy Crochet. Just an FYI the granny shawl is perfect for the Fall & Winter if you’d like to get a jump start on a cold weather design too!
Read on down to find the full free crochet pattern, stitch chart and pictures.
The Yarn That is Perfect for this Crochet Shawl
The entire shawl is worked holding TWO skeins of Lion Brand Summer Night super fine yarn (weight 1) together at the same time.
I held two skeins together because I wanted to make it slighter thicker, so I could use a bigger 4.5 mm crochet hook and have the shawl work up faster.
The best part about this yarn is the metallic threads that are twisted in it which adds a bit of an extra shimmer to the shawl.
I used the colorway Treasure Island but there are quite a few more colors available that you could make this in too if you’d prefer.
The Stitches You’ll Need to Know For This Shawl
To crochet this shawl you will need to know three basic crochet stitches. They are all quite simple and look great when combined. This pattern is considered intermediate and will require crochet knowledge about reading patterns and stitch charts as well as combining stitches.
Crochet Stitches for a Shawl
Learn all about each stitch below so you can start your shawl as soon as possible.
Double Crochet (dc):
- Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
- YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st so there are 3 loops on the hook
- YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on the hook
- YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.
Half Double Crochet (hdc):
- Y0 (yarn over) Insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop.
- YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.
Single Crochet (sc):
- Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
- Bring the yarn over (YO) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain from back to front (2 loops on hook).
- YO and pull through both loops on the hook.
Let’s Get Started
Everything you need to know is below in the free pattern but if you’d prefer a printable PDF crochet pattern of this shawl you can find that in the Easy Crochet Shop. I have this pattern available as well as many others that you may enjoy!
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Lightweight Crochet Shawl Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Summer Nights from Lion Brand Yarn less than 874 yards (2 skeins) or any Super Fine 1 weight yarn
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- 60″ from the widest point to the widest point x 28″ height unblocked
- 15 sts are approximately 4″
- Gauge is not important for this shawl and will still fit great if a different gauge is used.
Please read note section to fully understand the pattern
- The entire pattern is worked holding 2 skeins of yarn together at the same time.
- ch 1’s do NOT count as a ST
- ch 3’s at the beginning of the row DO count as a dc st.
- Each row will start with a ch 3, dc 2x in the next st
- Each row will end with a 3 dc’s in the top of the turning chain from the row before.
- Written in standard US terms
The Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern
*see the stitch chart below the pattern for extra help with stitch placement for the first 4 rows.
Row 1: Start with a ch 3, in the 3rd ch from the hook dc 2 times, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same stitch, turn. (6)
Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in first st, sk 2 st’s and ch 1, dc 3 times in the ch 2 space from the row before, ch 2, dc 3 more times in the same ch 2 space, sk 2 sts, ch 1, end with 3 dc’s in the last st, turn. (12)
Row 3: ch 3, dc 2 times in the first st, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 2 space from the row before, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same ch 2 space, ch 1, sc, hdc, dc in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc 3 times into the last st(or turning ch), turn. (18)
Row 4: ch 3, dc 2 times in the first st, ch 1, * dc, hdc, sc, in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, repeat from * 1 time, dc 3 times in the next ch 2 space from the row before, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same space, ch 1, **sc, hdc, d, ch 1 in the next ch 1 space from the row before, repeat from * 1 time, dc 3 times in the top of the last st (or turning ch), turn. (24)
Row 5 – 28: The remaining rows are worked like row 4 but since we are increasing each round there will always be two more chain 1 spaces in each row to work into. For example, in row 3 there were 4 chain 1 spaces, in row 4 there were 6 chain 1 spaces which means that each row has an increase of six stitches since we always work 3 stitches into each ch 1 space.
Row 29 – 35: Work the same as row 4 but use ONLY double crochets in place of the single and half double crochets throughout the remaining rows.
Since there are TWO additional chain 1 spaces in each round then we will always have an increase of SIX stitches in each round.
The count of each round will be as follows starting with row 5
Stitch Count for Rows 5- 35: 30,36,42,48,54,60,66,72,78,84,90,96,102,108,114,120,126,132,138,144,150,156, 162,168,174,180,186,192,198, 204 & 210
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
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