How to Make a Crochet Half Circle Shawl with a Formula Pattern by Kristin Omdahl
A crochet half circle shawl is a wonderful shape for crochet shawls. This is the top down increase formula. It can be reversed for a bottom up construction as well. Use any weight yarn and make the crochet half circle shawl any size you want.
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What you will need to make this Crochet Half Circle Shawl:
Note: A top down increase shawl can be made in any weight yarn with an appropriately sized crochet hook (check the yarn label for a suggested range).
This shawl is made with:
- Lion Brand Wool Ease, color Rainforest, 3 balls
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
Gauge is not critical for this project. Here are some suggested size recommendations for top down shawls:
Suggested Shawl sizes:
Kerchief: 36 in (91cm) wide x 18 in (46cm) long
Shawlette: 24 in (61cm) – 30 in (76cm) wide x 48 in (122cm) to 60 in (152cm) wide
Full sized shawl: 36 in (91cm) – 40 in (102cm) long x 72 in (183cm) to 80 in (203cm) wide
50 in (127cm) wide x 20 in (50.8cm) long.
Instructions to make Crochet Half Circle Shawl:
Set up row: *Ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Rep from * two more times. — 3 foundation ovals
Row 1: Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in first foundation oval, 3dc in ea of next 2 foundation ovals. — 9 dcs
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 2dc in ea st across, turn. — 18 dcs
Row 3: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, rep from * across, turn. — 27 dcs
Row 4: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea of next 2 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in ea of next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn. — 36 dcs
Row 5: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, rep from * across, turn. — 45 dcs
Row 6: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea of next 4 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, rep from * across, turn. — 54 dcs
Continue in established pattern for desired size. Add any edging that works for the stitch count and multiple of the last row worked, or adjust your stitch count with a few increases or decreases on last row to fit the multiple of your desired edging.
Continue in established pattern for desired size. Sample shown is 28 rows (252 sts).
Note: Each additional row increases the stitch count by 9 sts.
Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.
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