Main St. Shawl Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

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Β Main St. Shawl Free crochet pattern

This shawl can be made any size with any yarn. I used Mary Maxim Fresh for my sample but it would also be nice in Cascade’s Ultra Pima or North Shore. Plymouth Yarn’s Nettle Grove would be really interesting too.

Sizes
This shawl can be made any size.

Yarn
Mary Maxim Fresh 3.5oz/100g/290yds/265m/#3 light weight
1 skein of Grapevine/475708


Hook
US H/8-5.00mm Boye hook (or any appropriate hook for your yarn of choice)

Notions
Yarn needle

Gauge
Not important

Notes
Please read all instructions before beginning.

The numbers at the end of th rows are the stitch counts.

Abbreviations
Ch(s) = chain(s)
Herr dc = herringbone double crochet
T-ch = turning chain

Special Stitches
Herringbone Double Crochet (Herr dc): Yarn over, insert hook into st indicated, yarn over, pull through st AND 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over pull through last 2 loops.
Main St. Shawl Free crochet pattern

Instructions

Ch 6

Row 1: (Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc) in the 6th ch from hook (skipped chains count as a herr dc, ch 1). -3 herr dc

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as Herr dc, ch 1), turn, Herr dc in the same Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc in the next Herr dc, leave the t-ch unworked. -3 herr dc

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as Herr dc, ch 1), turn, skip the 1st Herr dc, Herr dc in the next Herr dc, ch 1, (Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc) in the 3rd ch of the t-ch. -4 herr dc

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as Herr dc, ch 1), turn, Herr dc in the same Herr dc, *ch 1, Herr dc in the next Herr dc; repeat from * across, leave the t-ch unworked. -4 herr dc

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as Herr dc, ch 1), turn, skip 1st Herr dc, *Herr dc in the next Herr dc, ch 1; repeat from * to the t-ch, (Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc) in the 3rd ch of the t-ch. -5 herr dc

Repeat rows 4 and 5 to desired length.

*Note: you will be adding 1 herr dc to each odd numbered row.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Main St. Shawl Free crochet pattern

18 thoughts on “Main St. Shawl Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

  1. Lovely design but I’m having problems. I’ve tried several times but once I get to repeating row 4 & 5, my shawl does not grow in width. I’m not sure, I may be overthinking it. Help if possible πŸ˜€

    1. Hey Denise,
      Row 4 is adding a Herr dc and a ch 1 at the beginning of the row so it should start growing.
      It is possible you are not noticing it and just need to keep going. It’s very subtle at first πŸ™‚
      Katy

      1. Thanks! I’m trying. So far, I only ever have 2 herr dc to crochet in. It seems I got it to grow by crocheting in the t-ch every row but since I knew that was wrong, I’ve frogged it. Trying to do this while waiting for jury duty. I may have to let it ‘rest’ and come back. Thanks for helping!

        1. By row 2 you should have 3 herr dc, then row 4 has 5, row 6 has 6…and so on. Ever even numbered row adds a (herr dc, ch 1).

  2. Oh, I’m trying so hard. I’ve frogged this many times. I too am fine on Row 1, Row 2 and Row 3 having 4 herr DC. Then on Row 4, I cannot get 5 herr dc. Help please.
    πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Sorry, you’re probably doing it right! I believe I ha my numbers wrong in my reply to Denise.
      I’ll add the numbers in the post but row 1 has 3 herr dc, row 2 has 3, row 3 has 4, row 4 has 4, row 5 has 6…and so on. The increasing happens on the odd numbered rows. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  3. Hi, I used this pattern for only 1 skein of a rainbow dyed yarn that I wanted to use to show off the colours. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the Herringbone DC work and just did it in (UK) trebles. I’m really happy with my (small) asymmetrical scarf. Thank you.

    1. I did mine in (US) doubles and it worked very well. Also added row of (US) singles across the neck edge for a nice looking finish. Very easy pattern once you get into it and a great one to take on a trip. :o)

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