Vasix, beginner friendly crochet shawl pattern

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the basics with vasix

Are you new to crochet? Ready to go beyond a scarf? The Vasix Shawl is a modern take on the classic granny crochet stitch. Perfect for beginners, this pattern is easy to follow and works up quickly. With just a few basic stitches and a few skeins of yarn, you will have a beautiful wrap that can be dressed up or down. Vasix will keep you warm around the house or complete your look for Saturday errands. You can choose to make your own Vasix Shawl using 3 colors (as shown), or even a solid color if you don’t feel ready to make color changes or try a self striping yarn. 

Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

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Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

One size

The pattern is written for one size (See Finished Measurements below) but is easily made smaller│larger.

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Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

the Making of vasix

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about the yarn

Knit and Crochet – Plush

Fiber Content – 88% Acrylic *% Polyamide 4% Viscose
Amount – 186 yd [ 170 m]; 3.52 oz [100 g]
Weight – #5 Bulky

Learn more about this yarn– what I like about it, what I didn’t, and other yarns that I think will be a good alternative.

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Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

the skills you need

adjustable ring – stacked double {video tutorial} – double – slip stitch – chain – single – color change

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

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  • 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*
  • Tutorials – video│picture│written instruction for specialty stitches*
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VASIX

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

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Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

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Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

materials & tools

HOOK N│P [10 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

YARN Bulky weight (#5 bulky)

amount totals 445 yd [406 m] total, 270 yd [245 m] Color A, 85 yd [78 m] Color B, 90 yd [83 m] Color C

shown K+C Plush (88% acrylic 8% polyamide 4% viscose; 186 yd [170 m]‮”‬x3.53 oz [100 g]); 2 balls Taupe, 1 ball Maroon, 1 ball Olive

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

Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the larger hook sizes while in-person shopping. So I’m adding a few links for you. Another thing you should be aware of is that not all hook “sizes” are the same. Within recent years, they’ve changed. Once, a “P” hook was 10mm. Now, the same brand has “N/15” as 10mm (and no, I do not know the reason for this change, although I have reached out with the question).
You can read a bit more about hooks, sizing and choosing the right hooks for you HERE.

If you have hooks that are not marked and you are unsure of what size they are, I recommend picking up a sizing tool. The pink  Lacis and purple, elephant Knitter’s Pride are the ones I use.

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NOTIONS Stitch markers (2), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .

Gauge

6 sts and 4 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern after light steaming

Finished MEasurements

WINGSPAN 75” [190.5 cm] after light steam blocking

DEPTH AT CENTER 33” [84 cm] after light steam blocking

Vasix easy beginner crochet shawl pattern

Project Level

Beginner

TECHNIQUES USED

adjustable ring {video tutorial} – stacked double {video tutorial} – double – slip stitch – chain – single – color change

NOTES

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.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Tutorial(s) as needed.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern (Pattern pdf also provides illustrations when needed).

CONSTRUCTION

Shawl is worked flat in one piece, turning after every row, top to bottom– long straight edge to bottom point. (Pattern pdf provides Stitch Diagrams & Schematic).

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN

  • 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.
  • Color changes are cut between changes, they are not carried│floated up the sides│edges.
  • When stitching into a “V-st”, work stitches in the ch sp(s) of V-st.
  • Turning chains at beginning of rows do not count as stitches.
  • Sample shown was lightly blocked without pinning; laid flat and steamed to relax│open stitches.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.
  • Model is 5’ 2” with 49“ [124.5 cm] chest.

 

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»   Take care when creating chains of V-sts, keeping them uniform in size will produce the best result

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ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Beg – beginning

Bet – between

Ch – chain

Cl(s) – cluster(s)

Dc – double crochet

Gr Cl – Granny cluster

PM – place marker

Rem(s) – remain(s)

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Sp(s) – space(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Yo – yarn over (hook)

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 {VideoPicture tutorial}.

Stacked dc (Stacked double crochet) Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. Alternatively, replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired. {Video tutorial]

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

Beg Gr (beginning granny stitch) (Stacked dc, 2 dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Sm V-st (small V-stitch) (Sc, ch 3, sc) in indicated stitch or space.

Gr st (Granny stitch) (3 dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Gr V-st (Granny V-stitch) (Gr st, ch 2 Gr st) in indicated stitch or space.

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Body

Set Up  Adjustable ring {VideoPicture tutorial}

(stacked dc {see Special Stitches}, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ring, tighten ring, turn. 6 dc, 1 ch 1

PM through any stitch of row to mark RS.

PM in ch sp of row just made to mark Center, move Marker up with each row.

Row 2 (Stacked dc, 2 dc) in first st, dc in each st across to Marker, V-st {see Special Stitches} in ch-1 sp, dc in each st across until 1 st rem, 3 dc in last dc, turn. 12 dc, 1 ch 1

Row 3 Rep Row 2. 18 dc ,1 ch 1

Gauge Check
Shawl should measure approximately 4” [10 cm] deep at center point and 10” [25.5 cm] wingspan with no blocking.

Rows 4-15 Rep Row 2. 90 dc, 1 ch 1

Row 16 With Color B, join new yarn to first dc with sl st, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st, ch 2, sk dc, sc in sp bet next 2 dc, *ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in sp bet next 2 dc**; rep from * to Marker, sm V-st {see Special Stitches} in ch-1 sp, rep from * to ** across until 3 sts rem, ch 2, 2 sc in last dc, turn.

Fasten off.

Row 17 With Color C, join new yarn to first sc with sl st, Beg gr in same st as sl st, Gr cl in ch-2 sp, Gr cl in each ch-3 sp across to Marker, Gr V-st in sm V-st, Gr cl in each ch-3 sp across until 2 sts rem, Gr cl in last sc, turn.

Fasten off.

Row 18 With Color B, join new yarn to first dc with sl st, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st, ch 2, sc in sp bet first and 2nd Gr cl, *ch 3, sc in sp bet Gr cls** across to Marker, sm V-st in Gr V-st, rep from * to ** across until 3 sts rem, ch 2, 2 sc in last dc, turn.

Fasten off.

Rows 19-22 Rep Rows 17 and 18, alternately.

DECORATIVE STITCHING

Rnd 23 With Color A, rep Row 17.

Fasten off.

Row 24 With Color B, join new yarn to first dc with sl st, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st, sc in each dc across to Marker, 3 sc in Gr V-st, sc in each dc across until 1 st rem, 2 sc in last dc, turn.

Move Marker to 2nd (Center) sc made in Gr V-st, move up with each row.

Do not fasten off.
Row 25 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to Marker, 3 sc in marked sc, sc in each sc across until 1 st rem, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Fasten off.

Row 26 With Color A, join new yarn to first sc with sl st, ch 1, sc in same st as sl st, sc in each sc across to end.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Remove marker(s), weave in ends.

Lightly block to measurements {see above}, if desired. ♦

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