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Fireside Shawl

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Fireside Shawl

JUNE 4, 2020

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

This Fireside Shawl is a really fun and easy pattern. It is a good pattern for beginners since it only uses basic stitches (dc, hdc & sc). You have to do some increasing and decreasing for the hood part of the pattern, but the rest is just simple rectangles.

I've explained below how to determine your beginning chain so that you can adjust the pattern for any size/height. This Fireside Shawl is perfect for those chilly evenings by the fire pit. It would also make a great gift for someone special in your life. I had a lot of fun designing this one for you guys.

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I love ♥ when you guys share pictures and tag me. It's pretty amazing to see you guys crocheting my designs, especially when you guys add your own creative twists. Lots of talent and creativity out there! Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures and I'll share your photo to my stories!

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The very first thing you need to do before beginning your shawl is to determine your gauge.  Your gauge is the numbers of stitches per inch and rows per inch. Your gauge is influenced by the thickness of the yarn, size of your hook and your tension. Your gauge will let you know how many chains you'll need to begin the project. I highly recommend you take the time to do this.


Make a sample swatch using the same yarn and crochet hook that you plan to use for your project. I used worsted weight (#4) yarn and a J 6mm crochet hook.

  1. Chain 42 (40 + 2 for turning chain). Double crochet in the third chain from the hook and dc in each of the remaining 39 chains.
  2. For each additional row, turn your work, ch 2 and dc in each stitch.
  3. When your work has reached about 4 inches in height, lay a ruler or tape measure across the top of your work and count how many stitches you have in 10 inches width (you are counting the stitches, NOT the rows).

The number of stitches you counted is your gauge.

My gauge is 31 stitches = 10 inches.


Now that we have our gauge, we need to decide how long we want our shawl to be. Since the shawl has pockets, you'll want it to be long enough to comfortably rest your hands in the pockets. If you have someone who can help you, stand with your arms outstretched to each side and have them measure your wingspan from finger tips to finger tips. If you're not able to get someone to help, your wingspan is usually very close to your height.

My wingspan is about 68 inches. I decided to round up to 70" for my shawl.

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Now that you know your gauge and desired length, it's easy to determine your starting chain.

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EXAMPLE:
My gauge: 31 stitches= 10 inches
My desired length= 70 inches

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My beginning chain should be 219 (217 + 2 for turning chain). I like round numbers so I rounded this up to 220.

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dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
rem= remaining
dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together

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fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as your first dc.
  • Use a 7mm crochet hook for the beginning chain and the first row.
  • Switch to a J 6mm crochet hook beginning at row 2.
  • My shawl ended up being about 15 inches wide. If you want a wider shawl, simply add more rows.
  • Shawl is worked in rows using double crochet (dc) stitches.
  • Stitch count shown is for the beginning chain that I used for my shawl. Your stitch count will be different if your beginning chain is different.

7mm crochet hook

Make your beginning chain (mine was 220), dc in the third ch from the hook and in each of the rem 217 ch(s) [stitch count= 218]

J 6mm crochet hook

Row 2: ch 2, dc in each stitch, turn [218]

Rows 3- 33: ch 2, dc in each stitch, turn [218]

Row 34: ch 2, dc in each stitch, fasten off [218]

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as your first hdc.
  • Pockets are made separately and then sewn onto the shawl.
  • Use an I 5.5mm crochet hook for the beginning chain and the first row.
  • Switch to an H 5mm crochet hook beginning at row 2
  • Pockets are worked in rows using half double crochet (hdc) stitches.
  • My pockets measured 11 inches wide and 9.5 inches in height.
  • Make 2

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Chain 50, hdc in the third ch from the hook and in each of the rem 47 st(s) [stitch count= 48]

H 5mm crochet hook

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn [48]

Rows 3- 29: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn [48]

Row 30: ch 2, hdc in each st, fasten off [48]

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Now it's time to sew the pockets onto your shawl. You'll need a tapestry needle, stitch markers and some extra yarn.

Lay your shawl flat. Pockets should be sewn onto the same side of the shawl on each end.

Use stitch markers to mark the fourth row in from each side. The bottom of each pocket should be in line with each end of the shawl. The sides of the pockets should be lined up between the stitch markers.

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Use a tapestry needle to sew the pockets in place. Weave in all of your ends.

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

  • Use an I 5.5mm crochet hook.
  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as your first dc.
  • The use of locking stitch markers is highly recommended.
  • Hood is worked in rows using double crochet (dc) stitches.
  • You will be making increases (2 dc) and decreases (dc2tog).
  • It doesn't matter which way your first row is worked.
  1. Find the middle stitch of your shawl and mark it with a stitch marker. For example, if your shawl has a stitch count of 218, you would mark the 109th stitch.
    fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern
  2. From the middle (do not include the middle st in your count), count out 38 stitches to the left and 38 stitches to the right. Mark the 38th stitches with stitch markers.
    fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern
  3. Pick either one of the outer stitch markers as your starting point and attach your yarn to the stitch that is to the left of the stitch marker (we are working in towards the middle).
    fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

Row 1: ch 2, dc in 36 st(s), make 2 dc in the last stitch BEFORE the middle, dc once in the middle stitch (you will have to remove and then replace the stitch marker), make 2 dc in the first stitch AFTER the middle, dc in the rem 36 stitches (your last st will be right before the stitch marker), turn [77]

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Row 2: ch 2, dc once in each st (always replace your middle stitch marker), turn [77]

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

Row 3: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [77]

Row 4: ch 2, dc 37, make 2 dc in the last stitch BEFORE the middle, dc once in the middle stitch, make 2 dc in the first stitch AFTER the middle, dc 37, turn [79]

Row 5: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [79]

Row 6: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [79]

Row 7: ch 2, dc 38, make 2 dc in the last stitch BEFORE the middle, dc once in the middle stitch, make 2 dc in the first stitch AFTER the middle, dc 38, turn [81]

Row 8: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [81]

Row 9: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [81]

Row 10: ch 2, dc 39, make 2 dc in the last stitch BEFORE the middle, dc once in the middle stitch, make 2 dc in the first stitch AFTER the middle, dc 39, turn [83]

Row 11: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [83]

Row 12: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [83]

Row 13: ch 2, dc 40, make 2 dc in the last stitch BEFORE the middle, dc once in the middle stitch, make 2 dc in the first stitch AFTER the middle, dc 40, turn [85]

Rows 14- 31: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [85]

Row 32: ch 2, dc 40, dc2tog, dc once in the middle stitch, dc2tog, dc 40, turn [83]

Row 33: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [83]

Row 34: ch 2, dc 39, dc2tog, dc once in the middle stitch, dc2tog, dc 39, turn [81]

Row 35: ch 2, dc once in each st, turn [81]

Row 36: ch 2, dc 38, dc2tog, dc once in the middle stitch, dc2tog, dc 38, turn [79]

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Fold the top part of the hood in half. Sew the top of the hood together on the "wrong side". After you sew the seam and weave in your ends, flip the hood inside out.

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Attach your yarn to the front of the hood and sc around the hood opening.

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You are all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. I love ♥ when you guys share pictures and tag me. It's pretty amazing to see you guys crocheting my designs, especially when you guys add your own creative twists. Lots of talent and creativity out there! Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures and I'll share your photo to my stories!

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern

fireside shawl crochet shawl free pattern


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