Peacock Stitch Shawlette by Marie Segares

Peacock Stitch Shawlette

August 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in gauge is not critical for this project, see notes
US 35 - 19.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
152 - 220 yards (139 - 201 m)
Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).
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The peacock stitch is another term for broomstick lace. This shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and “regular” crochet. (If you’re new to broomstick lace, you may want to check out the photo tutorial included with my free pattern for Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl.) I also used a wonderful self-striping yarn, Cascade Yarns Casablanca, in the Peacock colorway, which makes the stripes happen automatically.

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Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in rows, increasing, decreasing, crocheting in the back loop only
Special techniques and stitches: broomstick lace, dc2tog, dc3tog (described in pattern)

Skill Level

Finished Size
Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).

Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 1 skein in 5 Peacock, or approximately 220 yd (200 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.

US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

US 35/19 mm straight knitting needle, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.

Yarn needle.

16 sts x 8 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

This pattern was originally published in May, 2015 on Stitch and Unwind.