Sienna Harvest Berry Shawl

Sienna Harvest Berry Shawl is a medium size Tunisian crochet triangular shawl that is constructed top down. It uses 2 100 g skeins of fingering yarn weight, which enables the shawl to be a great layering option. The pattern uses a variety stitches, some basic and some more advanced in combinations to create a beautiful lace shawl. This project is rated as intermediate, however it is suitable for all skill levels with focused attention.

The colours chosen for the sample in photographs are reminiscent of the beautiful, rich colour palette of autumn harvest.

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

Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Extended Tunisian simple stitch (extss), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), Extended Tunisian knit stitch (extks), Tunisian slanted stitch (tsls), Extended Tunisian slanted stitch (extsls), Tunisian double crochet (tdc), Return pass changing colours, Tunisian simple stitch bind-off, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (blocked):

Wingspan 134 x 67 cm (approx. 52.75 x 26.5 in)

Materials and tools

Malabrigo Sock (100% Wool | Light Fingering | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 402 m (440 yds)), Archangel (#SW850) (A) 1 skein

Black Elephant Yarns (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon | Fingering | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 425 m (465 yds)), Minerva (B) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 4 mm (US size G-6) with cable (at least 100 cm (40 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

18 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over tks and tss st pattern

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in 2 steps; forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) 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 sts) used in this project as follows (EXCEPT when changing colours on return pass, please see below for details of this technique):  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Return pass changing colours in Tunisian crochet: The new colour is added when starting the return pass of the row and all lps of the forward pass are on the hook (i.e. End stitch was worked). Yrh with the old colour from front to back (this adds an extra loop on hook to create neat edge that matches the edge created during Standard RP). Add new colour on hook: draw through 2 lps, * yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first lp on hook and counts as first st unless otherwise stated.

Left edge stitch- This st 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.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.
  • Extended Tunisian simple stitch: Tss, ch 1.
  • Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul.
  • Extended Tunisian knit stitch: Tks, ch 1.
  • Tunisian double crochet: Yrh, insert hook from right to left under the front vertical bar, pul, yrh and pull through 2 lps. Tdc sts in this pattern are worked under 2 front vertical bars.
  • Tunisian slanted stitch: Insert hook from left to right under the front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.
  • Extended Tunisian slanted stitch: Tsls, ch 1.

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

Notes

The Sienna Harvest Berry Shawl is worked flat, RS facing from right to left. The shawl starts in the middle of the wingspan and expands to the left, right, increasing in width with each consecutive row. Each row has an increase of 4 sts (lps). The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.

Blocking the shawl is essential for this project as it opens up lace stitches and highlights each individual stitch pattern.

The shawl is made in three distinct sections:

  1. Section made alternating tks and tss only
  2. Lace section made using yrh and tss
  3. Lace section using 2 tdc worked under 2 front vertical bars

Instructions

With B chain 6.

Row 1 FP: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. 6 lps on hook.

Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.

Row 2: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tsls, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 10 lps on hook.

Rows 3: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tss, tks, tks in the right centre st, tss in the same st as last tks (increase made), tsls in the left centre st, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), tks, tss, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 14 lps on hook.

Row 4: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), *tss, tks; rep from * to centre 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tsls, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), *tks, tss; rep from * to last 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 18 lps on hook.

Rows 5-10: Rep Row 4. 42 lps on hook.

Row 11 FP: Rep Row 4. 46 lps on hook.

Row 11 RP: Change colour to A, Standard RP.

Row 12: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), *yrh, skip the next vertical bar, tss in the next vertical bar; rep from * to centre 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tsls, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), *tss, yrh, skip the next vertical bar; rep from * to last 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 50 lps on hook. 

Row 13: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tss, *yrh, skip the next vertical bar, tss in the next vertical bar; rep from * to 1 st before the centre 2 sts, tss, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tsls, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made),  tss, *tss, yrh, skip the next vertical bar; rep from * to last 3 sts, tss, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 54 lps on hook.

Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 12-13. 62 lps on hook.

Row 16: Rep Row 12. 66 lps on hook.

Row 17 FP: Rep Row 13. 70 lps on hook.

Row 17 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Rows 18-26: Rep Row 4. 106 lps on hook.

Row 27 FP. Rep Row 4. 110 lps on hook.

Row 27 RP: Change colour to A, Standard RP.

Row 28: Ch 1,extks, extss in the same st as extks, (increase made), 2 tdc under next 2 front vertical bars together across to centre 2 sts, extks, extss in the same st as tks (increase made), extsls, extks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), 2 tdc under next 2 front vertical bars together to last 2 sts, extks, extss in the same st as extks (increase made), ES. 114 lps on hook.

Rows 29-30: Rep Row 28. 122 lps on hook.

Row 31 FP: Rep Row 28. 126 lps on hook.

Row 31 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Rows 32-40: Rep Row 4. 162 lps on hook.

Row 41 FP: Rep Row 4. 166 lps on hook.

Row 41 RP: Change colour to A, Standard RP.

Rows 42-45: Rep Rows 12-13. 182 lps on hook.

Row 46: Rep Row 12. 186 lps on hook.

Row 47 FP: Rep Row 13. 190 lps on hook.

Row 47 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Rows 48-56: Rep Row 4. 226 lps on hook.

Row 57 FP: Rep Row 4. 230 lps on hook.

Row 57 RP: Change colour to A, Standard RP.

Row 58 FP: Rep Row 28. 234 lps on hook.

Row 58 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Row 59 FP: Rep Row 28. 238 lps on hook.

Row 59 RP: Change to colour A, Standard RP.

Row 60 FP: Rep Row 28. 242 lps on hook.

Row 60 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP

Row 61 FP: Rep Row 28. 246 lps on hook.

Row 61 RP: Change to colour A, Standard RP.

Rows 62-70: Rep Row 4. 282 lps on hook.

Row 71 FP: Rep Row 4. 286 lps on hook.

Row 71 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Rows 72-75: Rep Rows 12-13. 302 lps on hook.

Row 76: Rep Row 12. 306 lps on hook.

Row 77 FP: Rep Row 13. 310 lps on hook.

Row 77 RP: Change to colour A, Standard RP.

Rows 78-84:  Rep Row 4. 338 lps on hook.

Row 85 FP: Rep Row 4. 342 lps on hook.

Row 85 RP: Change to colour B, Standard RP.

Row 86: Rep Row 28. 346 lps on hook.

Row 87: Tunisian Simple stitch bind-off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as above.

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Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitch  RP- return pass  
extss- extended Tunisian simple stitch  RS- right side  
tdc- Tunisian double crochetapprox.- approximately  
tks- Tunisian knit stitchrep- repeat  
extks- extended Tunisian knit stitchextsls- extended Tunisian slanted stitch
tsls- Tunisian slanted stitch 

Further resources:

The link to the video tutorial for this pattern can be found here.

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