Fan Pattern Shawl

Fan Pattern Shawl
Fan Pattern Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern
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This pretty fan pattern shawl is a lovely accent piece for any wardrobe.  It can be used to accessorize in all four seasons, made from all types of colors and yarns, and can also be given as a treasured hand-made gift. 

This free pattern crochets up nice and easy, and your efforts will be well worth the resulting shawl.  If you are new to crocheting you may want to visit our "how to crochet" page here.

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 56" wide; 33" deep at center back, plus fringe.

Materials: About 1400 yards of mercerized knitting and crochet cotton. Steel crochet hook No. 1.

Gauge: 3 meshes (ch 2, dc) = 1

Instructions for Shawl:

Shawl: Beg. at lower center back, ch 19.

Row 1: Dc in 7th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch) 4 times. Ch 5, turn each row.

Row 2: (Sc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last sp. (7 dc)

Row 3: (Dc, ch 2 dc) in first ch 2-sp, * ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, end ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last ch 2 sp (do not work in turning ch). (8 dc)

Rows 4-9: Repeat row 3. (14 dc)

Row 10: * (Dc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp) 5 times, ch 2, * 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, # (dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last ch 2 sp #.

Row 11: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 12: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next ch 2, sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 13: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, 5 dc in next sp, ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, 5 dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 14: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next sp, ch 4, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 15: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (dc in next sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2) twice, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 16: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (5 dc in next sp, ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 4) twice, 5 dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 17: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, ( dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next sp, ch 4) twice, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 18: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (dc in next sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2) 3 times, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10. (3 pats)

Rows 19-99: Repeat rows 16-18 having 1 more pat every 3 rows. Ch 1, run at end of last row.

Row 100: Sc in each st across. End off.

Finishing: Steam lightly.

Fringe: Wind yarn around 8" cardboard. Cut one end. With 8 strands together, fold strands in half, pull loop through ch-5 turning ch, pull end through loop; tighten knot. Knot a fringe in each turning ch on sides of shawl. Trim ends evenly.

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About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.