Firecracker Shawl

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Firecracker Shawl by Anastacia Zitttel
By Anastacia Zittel

Model: Anastacia Zittel
Photos: Jonathan Zittel

V stitches and shells come together again to create something warm and cozy for the oncoming cool weather. The Firecracker shawl can be made large or small, in thick yarn or fine, to whatever size you like, but however you make it, you’re sure to love it!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: As shown, 40″ across by 14″ deep

Materials:

  • Morning Bright Yarns Holistic Merino DK [100% certified Australian NewMerino® wool; 240 yd per 100 g skein]; color: Pink Grapefruit; 1 skein
  • H/8 (5.00 mm size) crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge: 1 shell and 1 V stitch =3”

NOTE: Though this shawl is crocheted in a DK weight yarn, it’s easy to make this shawl any size! Use appropriate sized hook to go with your yarn, and crochet as many rows as desired. If you are looking to make a full sized shawl (as compared to the shawlette seen here), I recommend starting the beginning with more chains. Pattern is a multiple of 10 plus 5.

Special Stitches:
V-st(s): V-stitch(es), made as follows: (dc, ch 1, dc), all in same ch-sp

Shell: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc (all in same ch-sp)

Firecracker Shawl by Anastacia Zitttel

Directions:

To begin, ch 45.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc, ch-1 sp and form first V-st), * sk next 4 chs, shell in next ch, sk next 4 chs, V-st in next ch. Repeat from * across: 4 shells and 5 V-sts.

Row 2: Ch 8, turn; shell in first V-st, * V-st in next shell, shell in next V-st. Repeat from * across: 5 shells and 4 V-sts.

Row 3: Ch 8, turn; V-st in first shell, * shell in next V-st, V-st in next shell. Repeat from * across, shell in ch-8 sp.

Row 4: Ch 8, turn; V-st in first shell, * shell in next V-st, V-st in next shell. Repeat from * across, shell in last V-st, V-st in ch-8 sp.

Row 5: Ch 8, turn; shell in first V-st, * V-st in next shell, shell in next V-st. Repeat from * across, V-st in ch-8 sp.

Row 6: Ch 8, turn; shell in first V-st, * V-st in next shell, shell in next V-st. Repeat from * across, V-st in last shell, shell in ch-8 sp.

Repeat Rows 3-6 until shawl reaches desired size, then repeat Rows 3-5 once more.

Final row: Ch 3, turn; shell in first V-st, * V-st in next shell, shell in next V-st. Repeat from * across, V-st in last shell, shell in ch-8 sp.

Edging:

Row 1: Working along first side of shawl, ch 8, sc in ch-8 sp made at beginning of next row, (ch 8, sc in next ch-8 sp) along entire first side of shawl, (ch 8, sc in next ch-sp) along bottom edge of shawl, (ch 8, sc in next ch-sp) along last side of shawl, working final sc in ch-3 sp from last body row.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; shell in ea ch-8 sp around all 3 bottom edges of shawl, ch 3, sl st to last st.

End off. Weave in ends. Block lightly.


Anastacia Zittel
About the Designer
Anastacia Zittel loves to crochet, knit, dye yarn, weave, garden, read, and can food from her garden. She’s a member of the CGOA and she’s also a certified knit and crochet teacher through the Craft Guild of America. She also loves to read fantasy & historical fiction. She enjoys writing about her crafty adventures at Anastacia Knits Designs. She’s been designing seriously since summer, 2010.

Pattern & images © Anastacia E. Zittel. All rights reserved.

One response

  1. Such a lovely shawl. I have arthritis as a “constant dance partner”, and as such I am always affected by the sensation of cold. I love shawls they keep me warm, yet are a wonderful fashion statement. I have a grand collection of them. I also participate in a prayer shawl ministry. This little beauty just may be a make one to give, make one to keep. Thank you!

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