Explore the range of crochet with the Bronwyn Shawl, designed by Toni of TL Yarn Crafts. This pattern begins with just 5 stitches but grows through rows of stripes, lace, and texture. Finish off your shawl with one of two border options to add a personal touch.
Hi friends! I’m Toni, the designer, and instructor, behind TL Yarn Crafts. I strive to inspire other's creativity through online tutorials and modern crochet patterns. I learned to crochet from my mother as a teenager and have been exploring the possibilities of yarn ever since. My current design obsessions are delicate shawls and cozy sweaters.
When I’m not crocheting, you can find me cuddled with my 2 kittens and husband at home, binge-watching the latest true crime thriller on Netflix. Follow my crochet journey on TLYCBlog.com and find my patterns and maker gifts on TLYarnCrafts.com.
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-Furls Odyssey White & Rose Gold Crochet Hook – US I/9 5.5mm
-We Are Knitters The Baby Wool, worsted #4 weight (100% Baby Alpaca; 123 yards per 1.75 ounce/ 50 gram ball)
-CA – Grey (250 yards, 3 balls)
-CB – Mustard (500 yards, 5 balls)
-CC – Spotted Blue (250 yards, 3 balls)
-Locking stitch marker (for Border Option 1)
-5.5mm interchangeable knitting needle tip or cable needle (for Border Option 1)
A note on choosing yarn: The 100% baby alpaca yarn used for the original shawl sample adds to the drape and luxurious feel of the final piece. If you choose not to use baby alpaca, 100% Merino wool in DK weight would be a comparable substitute. DK weight yarn in another fiber will help you achieve the finished size but may result in a stiffer finished shawl.
Wingspan – 82”; depth – 28”
4” = 21 rows x 16 sts in single crochet, unblocked
Ch(s) = chain(s), FPdc = front post double crochet, Hdc = half double crochet, Hdc2tog = half double crochet the next two stitches together, Rep = repeat, RS = right side, Sc = single crochet, Sc2tog = single crochet the next two stitches together, Sk = skip, Sl st = slip stitch, Sp = space, St(s) = stitch(es), WS = wrong side, Yo = yarn over
- Portions of this pattern are written in crochet shorthand. For example – “2hdc” means to 2 hdc in the next st (increase made) and “hdc 2” means hdc in each of the next 2 sts.
- Numbers in parentheses at the end of some rows indicate the total number of stitches in that row.
- Where possible, work over yarn ends to prevent having to weave in so many later.
- Turning chains at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.
This week we are working the first and section sections of the Bronwyn Shawl. Be sure to pay attention to the color changes in the pattern.
Row 1: Using Color A, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, 2sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn. (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn. (6)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across to last 2 sts, 2sc in each of last 2 sts, turn. (8)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2sc, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn. (8)
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until working row has 58 sts (ensuring you finish with a Row 4 repeat).
Row 1: Using Color B, ch 1, sc across to last 2 sts, 2sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.
Row 2: Using Color A, ch 1, 2sc, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc 2, (ch 1, sk 1, hdc 1) to last 4 sts, (ch 1, sk 1, 2hdc) 2 times, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in each hdc and ch-1 sp across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn.
Rep Rows 1-4 11 total times.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Section 2 13 times or until you run out of yarn, replacing CA with CC.
Change to CB.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, hdc across to last 2 sts, 2hdc in each of last 2 sts, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, 2hdc, (fpdc 1, hdc 1) to last 3 sts, fpdc 1, hdc2tog over last two sts, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across to last 2 sts, 2sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 2, (fpdc around the hdc 2 rows below, hdc 1) to last 3 sts, fpdc around the hdc 2 rows below, hdc2tog over last 2 sts, turn.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until Section 4 measures 8” along the decrease edge, ensuring you finish with a Row 4 repeat.