Summer in a Shawl by Elena Madsen

Summer in a Shawl

April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
6.0 mm (J)
606 - 800 yards (554 - 732 m)
170 x 60 cm/ 67 x 24" or more if you add more rows
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The Essence of Summer
If I could, I would capture the essence of summer and carry it with me at all times…

The way that the rows are combined makes for an interesting shawl. The change of stitches for every row, combined with your choice of yarn, can really add a lot of vibrance to your shawl. It will also add variation to the crochet experience as well as to the finished piece.

Reading flow
I go to great lenghts to make the reading ecperience as easy flowing as possible. In this pattern you’ll get:

Pattern instructions (US terms):

  • Fully written pattern divided into clear sections
  • Easy to read and follow
  • Each row in bullet form so you can work in bite-sized chunks
  • Photo-illustrations of potential tricky parts
  • Instructions on how to make a larger shawl (optional)


  • Hook: 6 mm (US J10) crochet hook or any hook to obtain gauge.
  • Aran weight (8 wpi) yarn

You will need approx. 606 yards /555 meters of Aran weight yarn. Or more if you want a bigger shawl

Full measurements after blocking (or more): 170 x 60 cm/ 67 x 24”

Using 6 mm US J 10) hook

  • 12 st x 6 rows = 10 cm square/12 st x 6 rows = 10” square

Stitches used (US terms):
Chain (CH)
Slip Stitch (SS)
Single Crochet (SC)
Double Crochet (DC)
Treble Crochet (TR)
Double Crochet 2 Together (DC2TOG)
2 DC Cluster (2 DC CL)
V-Stitch (V-ST)
Large V-Stitch (large V-ST)
Petal Motif (PM)

There are stitch explanations in the pattern.

Skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate.

Questions: you are welcome to ask if you have any questions about the pattern.