Stani; beginner shawl crochet pattern

Stani – the perfect 'My First Shawl'

Rebecca is standing on a boardwalk wearing a pink, oversized version of the Stani crochet shawl.

If you are a new crocheter and want to make something beautiful using a stitch you feel confident with –the single crochet, then this is for you!
Or maybe you’re a long-time stitcher seeking a fairly mindless project to crochet on during movie night or for your commute, the Stani is a great choice. Shown here in bulky (pink), and bonus sizes of worsted and fingering weight versions (below). Stani is as versatile to make as it is to wear.

Purchase the Stani Crochet Shawl pattern at your favorite shop, or use for these free instructions.

sizing

Stani Crochet Shawl is written for 1 size. It is sized to fit the average Teen│Adult but is a touch longer than many shawls, so it is a great option for me & my fellow plus-sized friends!
You can easily adjust the size to fit the amount of yarn you are wanting to use or if you want something a little larger or smaller.

There are a few tips about sizing written within the pattern.

One Size; to fit avg teenadult
{See Finished Measurements below}
◊ pdf includes Schematic

the skills you need

The stitching ability you need for making a Stani crochet shawl is beginner level. The stitching itself is all basic, but the adjustable ring may be new to you. Don’t worry, I’ve made a quick video.

  • understanding of gauge (read this to learn why & how to)
  • experience reading a pattern
  • ability to read a pattern with minimal -or- no photovideo tutorials
  • understanding of the use of asterisk(s)parenthesesbrackets
  • basic stitchesstitch combinations
This shawl begins with the amazing adjustable ring│magic loop {see VideoPicture tutorial}. I love starting a shawl this way because it makes for a very clean corner. If you have never made a shawl before, this is a perfect starting pattern. After this, it’s just singles and chains. Such a relaxing piece to make.
 

adjustable ring – chain – single 

You can message me in the facebook group to help out if you have questions. 🥰

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Stani beginner friendly crochet shawl pattern

Familiar?

Waaay back in October of 2018, I created Haystacks using Lion Brand’s Scarfie yarn.

I really love that shawl and wanted to make another for myself (the first I gave away to a friend). I knew I wanted mine to be solid and in a color that more suits my wardrobe.

I put the pdf on my phone and started stitching away. 
I quickly realized the wording needed an update. I also found a few little typos and so I decided the whole thing needed a refresh and here we are. Then, of course, as this new shawl is an incredible shade of blushy-dusty pink, the Haystacks name no longer fit.
So now we have, Stani. 💝

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Community

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Stani crochet shawl pattern

Stani Shawl Yarn

Timeless Chunky by King Cole is a loosely plied, 2 ply chunky weight yarn.
It has a recommended needle│hook size of 6.0mm, I jumped to an 8.0mm to ensure supreme drape.

The soft and squishy factor for the Timeless Chunky is NEXT LEVEL!

The majority of this alpaca blend yarn is “premium acrylic”. Ya’ll, I don’t know what they doto make the acrylic in this yarn “premium” but they’ve nailed it.
You would absolutely never guess that this is only 10% alpaca. 
It’s incredible. I’d even say luxurious. The alpaca gives the yarn a dreamy next-to-skin softness and the gorgeous halo you’d expect from a yarn 3 times the price.

Overall- Oooo La La!  

Fiber Content – 90% Acrylic 10% Alpaca
Amount – 164 yd [155 m]3.53 oz [100 g]
Weight – #5│Bulky│Bulky

“This truly beautiful yarn is made from the softest alpaca and premium acrylic blend. We’re completely smitten with Timeless Chunky’s beautiful vintage shades.”

King Cole Timeless Chunky

A quick disclaimer to remind you that I am (at the time of this posting) a brand ambassador for King Cole yarns. This means they gift me yarn to test out and then I give my honest opinion about it. I loved loved loved this yarn and decided it was perfect for this remake.

Stani beginner friendly crochet shawl pattern

Other yarns to consider for cozy Stani

Lion Brand Feels Like Bliss

Lion Brand website
  • #5 Bulky
  • 100% Nylon

Wonderfluff Bulky

WeCrochet website
  • #5 Bulky
  • 70% Baby Alpaca 7% Merino Wool 23% Nylon

Patons Inspired

Joann website
  • #5 Bulky
  • 75% Acrylic 25% Wool

IN LOVE WITH BULKY & CHUNKY?

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Getting started

Ya’ll know how I feel about making gauge swatches.
Make them.
However, for this shawl, gauge is not crucial to your project. With that said, I still highly recommend you create a swatch with the yarn and hook you intend to use for your shawl to make sure you will be happy with the drape of the fabric it will create and will result in size intended.

This is especially important if you are using a differing yarn weight than suggested. 

But also, because I know most people aren’t going to make a swatch (I see you! 👀 ) and I want you to be successful in your yarny endeavors, I’ve built an easy gauge swatch into the pattern. 

Since we’re having the dreaded swatch talk, go ahead and grab this helpful worksheet I created for you to use on your next project, when making a gauge swatch will be a big deal. Save this worksheet to your digital notebook or print a few of these off if you’re a paper planner person. 
This will make the swatch process easier and more enjoyable. I created this FREE worksheet as an easy way to figure out gauge, it’s especially helpful if you’re new and still learning all the ways to be successful with your crochet. This worksheet organizes your stitching information and the fill-in-the-blanks makes the math stress free.

Blocking Worksheet 

The pattern

stani

A free crochet shawl pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

A pink, oversized, crochet shawl is laid across the railing of a boardwalk over a bayou.

SHOW IT OFF! Tag @RV.designs (instagram) and use the #StaniShawl hashtag to share your in-progress and finished pics of your fun projects!

whats in a download?

This post for the beginner, Stani crochet shawl pattern has complete directions – or – you can further support Revel Crochet (& me!) and purchase the pattern as a download.

Upon purchase of the Stani shawl crochet pattern download, you will receive

  • AD-FREE pdf, formatted for printing and optimized for tablet│digital use
  • WRITTEN PATTERN – fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • STITCH DIAGRAMS – complete illustration(s) of stitches│placement
  • SCHEMATIC – illustration(s) of shape│measurements│construction graphics*
  • ILLUSTRATIONS – drawn graphics of special stitches*
  • SIZING│EASE CHARTS – tables to quickly determine sizing options*
  • TUTORIALS – picture│written│video instruction for specialty stitches│techniques*
  • INTERACTIVE – document internally linked throughout as well as to additional external resource information

*where applicable

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Stani Shawl pattern

Project Level

Beginner

TECHNIQUES USED

adjustable ring {see VideoPicture tutorial} – chain – single crochet

SIZES

One Size; to fit avg teenadult
◊ pdf includes Schematic

Finished MEasurements

WINGSPAN (tip to tip) 98″ [249 cm] after blocking 

DEPTH (at center point) 23″ [58.5 cm] after blocking

MATERIALS & TOOLS

YARN #5│bulky│bulky weight

amount total* 633 yd [579 m]

shown King Cole Timeless Chunky (90% premium acrylic 10% alpaca; 164 yd [155 m]3.53 oz [100 g]), 4 skeins; Cameo

*Amount given is for shawl as shownwritten. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.   

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HOOK L [8.00 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS yarn needle, removable stitch markers (1)

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Stani crochet shawl pattern

Gauge

10 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern unblocked; more gauge information given within pattern.

NOTES

CONSTRUCTION

Shawl is worked flat, turning after every row, created tip to tip (wingspan) by increasing on one side to center point then decreasing along same side. Optional– Original Haystacks shawl adds tassels to the 3 corners and the Scrappy Rainbow version adds fringe along lower edge.
◊ pdf provides Schematic

GAUGE

  • Gauge information is given above; as well as within the pattern; verify that project measurements match given measurements.
  • Although precise gauge is not crucial for this project, any deviation from gauge given will vary the size of shawl created and the amount(s) of yarn used.
  • It is always recommended to make a swatch; using same yarn as intended for project; stitch, wash, and block a gauge swatch in the same manner you will be using for your shawl to ensure fabric created is as desired and will result in proper measurements│size intended {refer to Swatch Guide for basics on proper swatch creation}.

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Yarn amount given is for shawl as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • See Special Stitches instruction {below} as needed.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written│drawn directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.

◊ pdf provides complete Stitch Diagrams

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UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN & SIZING

  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 8 sts. This means the row just completed should have 8 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • PM as instructed for identification│future stitch placement│reference.
  • Each stitch (ex: sc, sl st, ch) within project counts as stitch unless otherwised noted.
  • There are no turning chains at beginning of rows, they can be easily added if desired; it will not greatly change the completed look of shawl but will alter the amount of yarn used.
  • When working into “ch-1 sp”, work around the chain, inserting hook in the space under│created by the chain, inserting hook under all loops of the chain.
  • Shawl is reversible with no Right or Wrong Side.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.
  • Sample shown was lightly blocked without stretching│pinning; laid flat and steamed to relax stitches│yarn.
  • Model is 5’ 2” with 45“ [114.5 cm] chest.

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ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – chain

PM – place marker

Rem(s) – remain(s)

Rep – repeat

Sc – single crochet

St(s) – stitch(es)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Adjustable ring Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm], make a small ring│circle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring│circle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop, chain 1. Begin pattern. {refer to VideoPicture tutorial}.

PM (place marker)│ Place marker in│around│through stitch just made or as instructed.

◊ pdf provides complete Stitch Diagrams

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SHAWL

Make adjustable ring {see Special Stitches above}.

Row 1│ 2 sc in adjustable ring, pull ring tightly closed, turn. 2 sc

Row 2│ Sc in first sc, (ch 1, sc) in next sc, turn. 2 sc, 1 ch 1

Row 3│ Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc, turn. 3 sc

Row 4│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn. 3 sc, 1 ch 1

Row 5│ Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last 2 sc, turn. 4 sc

Row 6│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. 4 sc, 1 ch 1

Row 7│ Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each sc to end, turn. 4 sc, 1 ch 1

Row 8│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn. 4 sc, 2 ch 1

Row 9│ Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each sc to end, turn. 5 sc, 1 ch 1

Row 10│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. 5 sc, 2 ch 1

Gauge Check

At this point, shawl should measure approximately 4” [10 cm] in length with no blocking.

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INCREASE REPEAT

Row 11│ Sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, sc in each sc to end, turn. 5 sc, 2 ch 1

Row 12│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 1 st rems, (ch 1, sc) in last sc, turn. 5 sc, 3 ch 1

Row 13│ Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, sc in each sc to end, turn. 6 sc, 2 ch 1

Row 14│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. 6 sc, 3 ch 1

Rep Rows 11-14 until desired half-point length is reached. 

Shown 102 rows.

For a shorter, less deep shawl, work fewer repeats, ending repeat after completing a Row 14; adjust following row counts accordingly.

For a longer, deeper shawl, work more repeats, ending repeat after completing a Row 14; adjust following row counts accordingly.

*These alterations will result in using less│more yarn.

Decrease

Row 103│ Sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across, sc in each sc to end, turn.

Row 104│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 1 st rems, leave last sc unworked, turn.

Row 105│ Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across, sc in each sc to end, turn.

Row 106│ Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, sc in next sc, leave remaining sc unworked, turn.

Rep Rows 103-106 until row reaches 5 sts, ending repeat after completing a Row 106. 4 sc, 1 ch 1

Next Row Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each sc to end, turn. 4 sc, 1 ch 1

Following Rows

Sc in first sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, leave remaining sc unworked, turn. 3 sc, 1 ch 1

Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each sc to end, turn. 4 sc

Sc in first 3 sc, leave remaining sc unworked, turn. 3 sc

Sc in first sc, ch 1, sk sc, sc in last sc, turn. 2 sc, 1 ch 1

Sc in first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, leave remaining sc unworked. 2 sc

Fasten off. 

Finishing

Remove markers.
Lightly block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above} if desired.

Weave in ends.
◊ pdf includes Schematic 

Stitch & Share Your Stani Crochet Shawl

#StaniShawl and #RevelSignature

When you post the pictures of your amazing new Stani crochet shawl that you’re making and all the fabulous ways you style it, please use the hashtags and tag me (@ RevelCrochet) so I see them! – I would love to see your amazing creation!

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QUESTIONS about this pattern? 
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