Sky Walk Tunisian Chevron Shawl

The shawl is a great accessory for chilly mornings and late evenings when you only need a little something over your shoulders. In the spirit of the theme of the colour of the year, this colour combination is reminiscent of the many shades of blue of late evening and night sky.

 This pattern was featured in Happily Hooked Magazine July 2020.

You can purchase the add free PDF version of the pattern at LoveCrafts here.

Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and backward passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), make 1 (m1), Tunisian simple stitch 3 together (tss3tog), binding off in Tunisian crochet, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (blocked):  

180 cm long x 45 cm wide (approx. 71 x 17.75 in)

Materials and tools

Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic | DK | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 295 m (322 yds), Aster MC (#1003) 3 skeins, Royal CC1 (#1117) 1 skein, Cloud Blue CC2 (#1019) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 5.5 mm with cable (at least 40 cm (15.75 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge

Unblocked Gauge: 20 sts x 10.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over st pattern

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of stitches (loops) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of stitches) used in this project as follows:  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first stitch and is not usually worked into because there is one loop on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one loop corresponds to the first stitch of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This stitch is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (es) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Make 1: Insert the hook under the next front horizontal bar, yo, pull up lp.
  • Tunisian simple stitch 3 together: Insert the hook under next 3 tsss, yo, pull up lp.

Bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the loop that is on the hook. One loop remains on the hook.

Stitch charts

Notes

Similar light worsted weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.

The shawl is worked flat with RS always facing; the pattern consists of alternating three colour sections: 6 rows in MC, 3 rows in CC1, 6 rows in MC and 3 rows in CC2. The first and last colour sections are in MC.

Instructions

Shawl

With MC chain 85.

Row 1 FP(RS): Insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up lp across. 85 loops on hook.

Row 1 RP(RS) and all RetP except where changing colours: Standard RetP.

Row 2: *M1, tss in next 5 sts, tss3tog, tss in next 5 sts, m1, tss; rep from * to last st, es.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 6 FP: Repeat Row 2.

Row 6 RP: Ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yo with CC1 and pull up lp.

Rows 7-8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9 FP: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9 RP: Ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yo with MC and pull up lp.

Rows 10-14: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15 FP: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15 RP: Ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yo with CC2 and pull up lp.

Rows 16-17: Repeat Row 2.

Row 18 FP: Repeat Row 2.

Row 18 RP: Ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yo with MC and pull up lp.

Rows 19-23: Repeat Row 2.

Row 24 FP: Repeat Row 2.

Row 24 RP: Ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yo with CC1 and pull up lp.

Rows 25-168: Repeat Rows 7-24.

Rows 169-177: Repeat Rows 7-15.

Row 178: Tunisian crochet bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic.

Abbreviations: 
 
st(s)- stitch(es)RS- right side
ch- chaintss3tog- Tunisian simple stitch 3 together
es- end stitchFP- forward pass
tss- Tunisian simple stitchRP- return pass
m1- make 1approx.- approximately
yrh- yarn round the hookRS- right side
lp(s)- loop(s)rep- repeat
pul- pull up a loop 

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