Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mary Hooded Shawl Free Crochet Pattern & CAL


Hello! It's finally starting to feel like fall here and I'm loving this weather! It's definitely the time to start pulling out or making shawls, beanies, scarves and more cozy garments. The more the better, right? The pattern that I'm sharing today will be perfect all fall and winter long! And what better way to make one, then to crochet a long with crocheters like you! Scroll down for part 1 of the free pattern for the Mary Hooded Shawl!


The Mary Hooded Shawl is an over-sized rectangle scarf with a comfy hood. This shawl has a lace checkerboard pattern and a fun, whimsical border. It has an easy to remember repeat and since it's made with a size J crochet hook, it works up relatively fast. You'll be snuggled in your Mary Hooded Shawl in no time! 



My friends over at Mary Maxim sent the Woodlands yarn for me to use for this design and collaboration, hence the name Mary Hooded Shawl. Woodlands yarn is a medium 4 worsted weight yarn that is very soft and fun to crochet with, plus extra cozy to wear! This yarn can easily be substituted with a medium 4 worsted weight yarn and made in any color you would like. I chose this beautiful cranberry color way and I think it would make the perfect Red Riding Hood accessory for Halloween, plus the CAL ends on Halloween, perfect timing!



What is a CAL? CAL stands for crochet a long and it's a fun way to crochet with other crocheters like you and win some awesome prizes along the way! This CAL will be 3 parts and for each part I have some amazing prizes lined up! 



CAL Details

Date

October 10, 2019 through October 31, 2019.

Week 1 

The Shawl
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019

Week 2

The Hood 
Oct 17, 2019 -Oct 24, 2019

Week 3
The Borders And Assembly 
Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019

To Participate


Join The CALS With Alex Facebook Group where you can upload your works in progress, ask questions, and see others progress. There will also be 3 giveaways during the CAL for participants that finish each part of the crochet-a-long. Each week, I will have a photo for you to comment with your progress to enter in to win prizes! I will be announcing the prizes soon, but I can tell you that they are awesome!

Use the hashtag #maryhoodedshawlwithalex on instagram to share your progress and see others progress too!

The free version of the pattern will be released in parts. Week 1 will be the shawl, week 2 will be the hood and week 3 will be the borders and assembly. That means that the whole free version of the pattern will not be available until Oct 24, 2019. If you would like the whole version of the pattern before Oct 24, 2019, you can purchase the pdf, which will be available today, Oct 10, 2019.


Mary Hooded Shawl

CAL part 1

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US Terminology

Difficulty

Easy 

Size

24" x 86" with the border, but before blocking

Gauge

4 rows and 13 sts (dc) = 4 inches

Materials

- 6 skeins of Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn or similar Medium 4 Weight yarn (approximately 1150 yards)
- Size J (6.00mm) crochet hook
- Darning needle
- Measuring tape
- Scissors

Abbreviations

ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
ea: each
dc: double crochet
tc: triple crochet

Notes

Special Stitch


picot: chain 5 and slip stitch to the 1st chain. 


When chaining 3, chain 3 looser than when chaining 4. When chaining 4, chain tighter.

When working into the chain spaces, do not work into each chain separately. Work into the chain space. Unless you prefer the look of working into each chain. I think it's faster and I like the look of working into the spaces, instead of the individual chains. 

When starting a new ball of yarn, I like to start on an edge. Easier to weave in  the ends and hide them. 

If adjusting the length of the shawl, end after a R2.

If you decide to block the shawl and are 5’3” or shorter, do not stretch the length unless you would like the shawl to touch the ground when worn, like the cover photo. 

The Pattern
Read all of the notes before beginning this pattern. 


Part 1: The Shawl


The Shawl


R1: ch 68, put a dc into the 4th ch from the hook (the ch 3 counts as a dc here and throughout the pattern), dc next 3 chs, ch 4, sk 4, *dc next 4 chs, ch 4, sk 4. Repeat from the star across until 1 ch remains. dc into the last ch. =66


R2: ch 7, turn your work, sk 4 chs, dc into the next 4 sts, *ch 4, sk 4 chs, dc next 4 sts. Repeat from the star, until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3. =66
*approximately 20” long.


R3: ch 7, turn your work, sk 4 sts, dc next 4 chs, *ch 4, sk 4 sts, dc next 4 chs. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3.=66


R4: ch 3, turn your work, *dc next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 4 chs. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3. =66


R5: ch 3, turn your work, *dc next 4 chs, ch 4, sk 4 sts. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3. =66


R6- R86: Repeat R2, R3, R4, R5
*approximately 82” long 
DO NOT CUT THE YARN! Weave in all loose ends only.



Part 2

The Hood
with a new skein of yarn:
R1: ch 48, (not too tight) put a dc into the 4th ch from the hook (the ch 3 counts as a dc here and throughout the pattern), dc next 3 chs, *ch 4, sk 4, dc next 4 chs. Repeat from the star across until 1 ch remains. dc into the last ch. =46


R2: ch 3, turn your work, dc next 4 sts, *ch 4, sk 4 chs, dc next 4 sts. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3. =46
*approximately 13.5” long and 1.75” tall


R3: ch 7, turn your work, sk 4, *dc next 4 chs, ch 4, sk 4. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. Dc into the top of the ch 3. =46


R4: ch 7, turn your work, sk 4, *dc next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 4. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. 
dc into the top of the ch 3. =46


R5: ch 3, turn your work, dc next 4 chs, *ch 4, sk 4, dc next 4 chs. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. dc into the top of the ch 3. =46


R6-R42: Repeat R2, R3, R4, R5
*approximately 35” long.

DO NOT CUT THE YARN! Weave in all loose ends.



Part 3


Hood Border
R1: Do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the hood, put 8 sc into the next 2 rows, spaced evenly across. *Put 8 sc into the next 2 ch sps, spaced evenly across. Put 8 sc into the next 2 rows, spaced evenly across. Repeat from the star across. =168 sts



Shawl Border


R1: Turn your work, sc into the same st, *sc into the next 4 sts, sc into the next 4 chs (work into the ch sp. not ea individual ch) Repeat across until 1 st remains. sc into the top of the ch 3. =66



R2: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl, sc into the same st, put 8 sc into the next 2 ch sps, spaced evenly across. *Put 8 sc into the next 2 rows (working around the last st), spaced evenly across. Put 8 sc into the next 2 ch sps, spaced evenly across. Repeat from the star across. sc into the corner. =346


R3: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl. sc into the same corner, *sc into the next 4 chs, sc into the next 4 sts. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. sc into the top of the ch 3. =66


R4: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl, sc into the same st, put 8 sc into the next 2 rows, spaced evenly across. *Put 8 sc into the next 2 ch sps, spaced evenly across. Put 8 sc into the next 2 rows, spaced evenly across. Repeat from the star across. sc into the corner. =346


R5: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl (R1 off the border), sl st into the next st, *sl st into the next st, sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, (dc, tc) into the next st, picot, (tc, dc) into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. sl st into the last st, picot.. = 82 sts


R6: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl (R2 of the border), sl st into the next st, *sl st into the next st, sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, (dc, tc) into the next st, picot, (tc, dc) into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. sl st into the last st, picot. =432 sts


R7: do not turn your work, continue to the next edge of the shawl (R3 of the border), sl st into the next st, *sl st into the next st, sc into the next st, hdc into the next st, (dc, tc) into the next st, picot, (tc, dc) into the next st, hdc into the next st, sc into the next st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from the star across until 1 st remains. sl st into the last st.. =82 sts


Cut the yarn, pull through the last st, fasten off and weave in the end.

Assembly


Without cutting the yarn, lay the hood flat and fold in half. Whip stitch across through the rows (just like how you worked the stitches into the rows before) This is inside out and the border of the hood will surround the face. Cut the yarn, weave in all ends and flip right side out. 





Lay the shawl flat (with the points along the bottom and edges) and arrange the hood along the middle top of the shawl. With new yarn, whip stitch (through the stitches) to connect the hood to the shawl. 




The End!

Copyright ©2019 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission, and no video tutorials may be made using this pattern.


If you want to participate in the CAL, join my facebook group or share your progress on instagram with #maryhoodedshawlwithalex

Every week, I will pick a winner out of the participants that have completed that part of the CAL. To see the awesome prizes, watch for them in my facebook group or watch for them in my instagram stories.

Deadline: Nov 1, 2019


I hope ya'll have a wonderful week! I'm so excited to see your progress!



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