Scallop Border Shawl – Crochet Tutorial

Scallop Crochet-Border Shawl TutorialScallop Crochet-Border Shawl Tutorial

I used a 100% polyester recycled thread for which a 4 US (3.5 mm) crochet is recommended. I suggest using a smooth thread because a small 2 mm crochet is used for this project. Choosing a wool that easily separate would make the work much harder.

A printable version is available on my web site and in my Craftsy Pattern Store, in English and in French. The pdf tutorial includes a chart.

MATERIAL

• Polyester knitted fabric of your choice

• Thread for crochet number 4, coordinated to your fabric

• Fabric punch

• Crochet 2 mm

• Wool needle

INSTRUCTIONS

First row: crocheting the base on the fabric (the foundation row)

1. At 5 mm / 3/16” from the edge, make holes in the fabric with the punch. Space them at approximately 5 mm / 3/16”. In the corners, try to make the hole at the same distance from the edge, on both sides (you may have to cheat by a few mm from the last hole to achieve it; do not worry, it will not show). If your fabric was woven loosely enough, you may be able to insert the crochet between the threads and omit the punch step; you can make the hole with your crochet as you go.

2. With a 2 mm crochet, make 1 single crochet per hole. It is important not to make any chain stitch between each single crochet, even though you think there are not enough stitches. Knitted polyester has to be “contained” as it stretch easily. If you add stitches, the border will not remain flat. You must crochet loosely to keep fabricʼs edges straight and flat.

3. For the corners, make 3 single crochets in the hole at the corner.

4. Continue all around the fabric.

5. Attach the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch.

Second row: double crochets

1. Chain 2. Make 1 double crochet. Chain 1. Skip one stitch of the foundation row.

2. Make 2 double crochets in the same stitch. Chain 1. Skip one stitch of foundation row. Repeat. (See schema in the printable version.)

3. Continue all around the fabric.

4. At the corners, do not skip one stitch of the foundation row. You will make three consecutive 2 double crochets. (See schema in the printable version.) After the corner, continue as described in step 2.

5. At the end of the row, join with a slip stitch.

Third row: scallops

1. This row is made using the stitches that were chained on the previous row. Do not use the double crochets of the previous row. (See schema in the printable version.)

2. Chain 2. Make 5 double crochets in the same stitch. Slip stitch.

3. Make 6 double crochets in the same stitch. Slip stitch. Repeat. Do not forget to only use the stitches that were chained at the previous row.

4. Continue all around the fabric.

5. At the corners, make the slip stitches between two double crochets of the previous row, instead of making it in the next stitch (chained at the previous row). Do it twice. This means that you will make 6 double crochets in three consecutive stitches (chained at the previous row). (See schema in the printable version.)

6. At the end of the row, join with a slip stitch.

7. Cut the thread and run through the stitches with a wool needle.

France

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6 thoughts on “Scallop Border Shawl – Crochet Tutorial

  1. That is a lovely shawl and the edging is very beautiful France!
    Your projects make me want to take up crocheting again, but I am so incredibly slow at it, LOL.

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