To the Point

To the Point by Cheri McEwenBy Cheri McEwen

Photos: Cheri McEwen

Difficulty: Intermediate

Nothing says ‘Winter’ like a warm, cozy shawl, but there’s no reason it needs to be plain. The points in the design are reminiscent of the petals of a flower and the greater than a semi-circle shape lends itself well to wrapping, making it a great way to brighten up your winter wardrobe!

Size: Custom

Materials:

  • Anonymous worsted weight wool, about 400 yds
  • I/9 (5.50mm size) hook
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pins for blocking

Gauge: Gauge is not significant in this design. Just choose a combination of hook and yarn that you like!

Special Stitches

2D – Work a double decrease over three stitches, but skip the middle stitch. Yarn over, insert hook in next st, pull through, yarn over and pull through two loops (two loops on hook), yarn over and skip the next stitch and work in the stitch that follows, yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull through, yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three remaining loops.

DC3together – double crochet the next 3 stitches together

V-st – Dc, ch 2, dc in indicated stitch or space

To the Point by Cheri McEwen

Directions

Row 1: Ch 4. Work 12 dc in 4th chain from hook, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc on each row); dc in next st. (Ch 1, dc in next st) 10 times. Dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc on each row); dc in next st. (Ch 2, dc in next st) 10 times. Dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Make 3 dc in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 3 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next st, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 2 sts, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2) 9
times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch2. (Dc in next 7 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 3 sts, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2) 9
times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 9 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 4 sts, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, ch 2) 9
times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 11 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 5 sts, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, ch 2) 9
times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 13 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 6 sts, make 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, ch 2) 9
times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 15 sts, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. Dc into ch-2 space, ch 2. (Dc in next 6 sts, 2D, dc in next 6 sts, ch 2, dc in ch-2 space, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next st. (Ch 2, dc in next 13 sts, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, V-st in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 5 sts, 2D, dc in next 5 sts, ch 2, V-st in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 11 sts, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 22: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, V-st in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2. (Dc in next 4 sts, 2D, dc in next 4 sts, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, V-st in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 23: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2. [Dc in next st, ch 2] twice. Dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] twice, ch 2. (Dc in next 9 sts, ch 2, [dc in next st, ch 2] twice, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] twice, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 24: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 2, [dc in next st, ch 2] twice. V-st in next st, ch 2, [dc in next st, ch 2] twice. (Dc in next 3 sts, 2D, dc in next 3 sts, [ch 2, dc in next st] twice, ch 2, V-st in next st, ch 2, [dc in next st, ch 2] twice) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 25: Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times. Ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 2. (Dc in next 7 sts, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times. Ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times. Ch 2, V-st in next st. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 2. (Dc in next 2 sts, 2D, dc in next 2 sts, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 2, V-st in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 27: Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times. Ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch2. (Dc in next 5 sts, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 28: Ch 3, dc in next st. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times. Ch 2, V-st in next st. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 2. (Dc in next st, 2D, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 29: Ch 3, dc in next st. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times. Ch2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times, ch2. (Dc in next 3 sts, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row30: Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times. Ch 2, V-st in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times, ch2. (DC3together, [ch 2, dc in next st] 6 times. Ch 2, V-st in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 5 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 31: Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 6 times. Ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in next st] 6 times, ch 2. (Dc in next st, [ch 2, dc in next st] 6 times, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. [Ch 2, dc in next st] 6 times, ch 2) 9 times. Dc in last 2 sts. Finish off.

Finishing: Weave in ends, wash and block as desired.

About the Designer
Cheri is a stay at home mother to a three year-old and two black labs. She has been designing for almost 2 years and is really enjoying the whole process. She hopess to continue designing for many years to come!

Pattern & images © Cheri McEwen. All rights reserved.

17 responses

  1. This is beautiful and I will definitely try to do it. I say “try” because there is no chart and I am not sure of my ability to read the instructions. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

  2. Please tell me how to print only the one picture of the shawl and also the diections without everything else as I crochet shawls for our local breast cancer center. This shawl would be a lovely one for these ladies.

    Thanks, Jane

    • Hi, Jane. Using the system dialog (the “print” on your web browser) will remove most of the extras automatically, however if you specifically want ONLY the directions and one picture, I recommend copying and pasting into a Word document to print it out.

      Hope this helps!

  3. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! I just shared on FB and I want to make one for myself and every lady I know!!! This is the most fantastic looking shawl/wrap I have EVER seen, EVER!!!!!! Note my extreme excitement!!!

  4. Beautiful shawl!
    Has the pattern been reduced to a diagram? I find using a diagram much simpler than the written instructions.

  5. Hi Cheri,
    Thanks for taking the time to post this beautiful pattern, so easy to read and follow… Im on my 9th row. Shawl and crochet lovers must definitely try this.

  6. Finished my first of probably a few of my shawls, thank to your wonderfully easy to follow pattern. thank you so very much

  7. I just love this pattern. It prompted me to pick up crochet hook and get started on one of my own. If it comes out looking anything like yours I plan to make some for presents for family and friends.
    Keep up the good work. You have real talent.
    And thank you for your generosity in giving us this pattern.

  8. Thanks for sharing ! you can now proudly say that in France, a homeless baby girl born 3 weeks ago is a little warmer thanks to your pattern (her name is Anna Maria !). I did it in light pink, of course…

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