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Free Pattern: Peacock Stitch Shawlette

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I’m Marie Segares [3] from Underground Crafter [4] and I’m excited to share another free crochet shawl pattern [5] with you today.

As the weather gets warmer, I love to play with crochet lace. On the other hand, warmer weather usually means the return of air conditioning. I combined my love of lace explorations with my desire to have cozy shoulders into this design for the Peacock Stitch Shawlette [6].peacock [3]

The peacock stitch is another term for broomstick lace [7]. 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 my photo tutorial and free pattern for Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl [8].) I also used a wonderful self-striping yarn, Cascade Yarns Casablanca, in the Peacock colorway, which makes the stripes happen automatically. I share more tips for working with multicolor yarn in this post [9].

Peacock Stitch Shawlette free crochet pattern by Marie Segares 6

 Peacock Stitch Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Peacock Stitch Shawlette free crochet pattern by Marie Segares 1 [10]

Finished Size

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

Materials

Gauge

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern   

Pattern Notes

Peacock Stitch Shawlette free crochet pattern by Marie Segares 3 [11]

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

Ch 3.

Row 1: Turn, sk 2, 3 dc in first ch, pm 1 in first ch. (3 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc. (4 sts)

Increase to center

Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across.
Row 4: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first dc, *insert hook in BL of next st, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across.
Row 5: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 2 lp-sp (to increase), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
Row 6: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
Rows 7-58: Rep Rows 3-6 13 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm) from st marker.
Rows 59-60: Rep Rows 3-2 times.
Row 61: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across.
Row 62: Rep Row 3, pm 2 in last st to mark center row.

Decrease to end

Row 63: Turn, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in ea st across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
Row 64: Rep Row 4.
Row 65: Do not turn, insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 3 lp-sp (to decrease), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
Row 66: Rep Row 3.
Rows 67-122: Rep Rows 63-66 13 times or until 4 sts remain.
Row 123: Rep Row 63.
Row 124: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, pm 3 at top of st. Do not fasten off.

Border

Row 1: Turn and working along angled edge, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row;** rep from * to row before marker 2, (sc, hdc) in side of row before marker, ch 2, pm 2 in ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in side of row, rep from * to ** across to marker 1, sl st to first ch, remove marker.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea st to marked ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, remove marker, dc in ea st across to marker 3, sl st to join, remove markers. Fasten off.

Finishing
With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

What have you made with broomstick lace?