Crochet A 3-Wedge Shawl

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There are endless ways to crochet a shawl. In this video, Jen Lucas will teach you one of her favorite ways to construct a shawl: top down using the 3-Wedge method. This creates a larger shawl, with a bit more fabric, and allows you to wear it in so many different ways! Jen demonstrates how to crochet this type of shawl in two ways: with plain double crochet, and also in a very simple lace pattern with ch-1 spaces between the double crochet stitches in an easy 2-row repeat. She recommends starting with 1,000-1,300 yards of a worsted weight yarn (depending on the desired size). Use any hook size that achieves a fabric that you like.

The basic DC shawl pattern:
Ch 5, slip stitch to join into a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as the first DC of row), 2 DC into ring, [ch 2, 3 DC into same ring] twice. 9 DC, and 2 ch-2 spaces. 13 total sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as the first st of the row), turn, DC in first st (note for clarification: because the turning chain counts as a stitch and we work a DC into the first st of the row, we are increasing, or adding a stitch at the very beginning of the row), DC in each of next 2 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] into the next ch-2 space, DC in each of the next 3 sts, [DC, ch2, DC] in next ch-2 space, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in last st of row (these last 2 DC are worked into the beginning ch-3 from Row 1). 6 sts increased. 15 DC and 2 ch-2 spaces. 19 total sts.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as the first st of the row), turn, DC in first st, *DC in each st across to ch-2 space [DC, ch 2, DC] into ch-2 space, repeat from * once more, DC in each st until only one st remains, 2 DC in last st of row (work these last 2 DC into the beginning ch-3 from the previous row). 6 sts increased per row.
Repeat Row 3 to desired size.

The ch-1 lace variation of the DC shawl pattern:
Ch 5, slip stitch to join into a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as the first DC of row), 2 DC into ring, [ch 2, 3 DC into same ring] twice. 9 DC, and 2 ch-2 spaces. 13 total sts.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as the first DC, ch-1), turn, skip the first DC of row, *DC in next st, ch 1, skip next DC, [DC, ch-2, DC] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next DC, repeat from * once more, DC in next st, ch 1, DC in last DC of row (the last DC is worked into the top of the ch-3 from the start of Row 1. 6 sts increased. 9 DC, 2 ch-2 spaces, and 6 ch-1 spaces. 19 total sts.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as the first st of the row), turn, DC in first st (note for clarification: because the turning ch counts as a stitch and we also worked into the first st, we are making an increase at the beginning of this row) *[DC in next st ch-1 space, DC in next DC] across to next ch-2 space [DC, ch 2, DC] into ch-2 space, DC in next DC, repeat from * once more, [DC in next ch-1 space, DC in next DC], across until only the ch-4 from the beginning of the previous row remains, DC in ch-space, 2 DC in last st (into the third ch of beginning ch-4). 6 sts increased per row.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as the first DC, ch-1), turn, skip the first DC of row, *[DC in next st, ch 1, skip next DC] across to next ch-2 space, [DC, ch-2, DC] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next DC, repeat from * once more, [DC in next st, ch 1, skip next DC] until 2 DC remain (note for clarification: the second of these remaining 2 DC was the beginning ch-3 from previous row), DC in next st, ch 1, DC in last st (into the top of the ch-3). 6 sts increased.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 to desired size.

After completing your shawl, you can take this a step further and add a unique border to the bottom edge. Have some fun designing your own shawl!

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