Spooky Spider Web Shawl

About a month ago, Shaina E on  The Crochet Addiction Facebook group posted a photo of a spider web shawl/poncho that she designed and free-handed.  I thought it was so clever, and I thought I could probably recreate it.

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This would be the first time I ever tried to recreate something by a picture.  I did recreate her design, and I think mine came out pretty close to hers.  She said she just used all treble crochet (tr) and chains, but I had my stitches grow from double crochet (dc) to quadruple treble crochet (qtc).  I may have made that last stitch up.  I haven’t seen anything written about that one, but I imagine it’s out there somewhere.

I wrote my pattern as I created it.  I contacted Shaina and asked her if I could share my recreation pattern for free and she said yes.  So here is my version of her spider web shawl, that she designed.  I hope you like it.

Stitches (US terms):

  • magic ring (mr)
  • slip stitch (slst)
  • chain (ch)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • treble crochet (tr)
  • double treble crochet (dtc)
  • treble treble crochet (trtr)
  • quadruple treble crochet (quadtr)

Moogly has some info on those taller stitches.  Turns out I didn’t invent the quadruple treble stitch, but I didn’t really think I invented it.  I just had a difficult time finding it.

Spider Web Shawl Pattern:

Hook:  H hook 5.00 mm

Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft Party (worsted weight, medium 4)

 

Start with a magic ring (mr)

Round 1:  6 sc in the mr

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Round 2:  chain 3 (counts as 1st dc and 1 chain), dc in the same stitch [(ch 1, dc) x 2 in the next stitch], repeat around the remaining stitches to the first stitch, join with a slst to the 2nd chain in the starting chain 3

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Round 3:  chain 4 (counts as 1st dc and 2 ch), [dc in dc, ch 2], repeat around to starting chain 4, join with a slst to the 2nd chain in the starting chain 4

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Round 4:  chain 6 (counts as 1st dc and 4 ch), [dc in dc, ch 4], repeat around to starting chain 6, join with a slst to the 2nd chain in the starting chain 6

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Round 5:  chain 8 (counts as 1st tc and 6 ch), [tc in dc, ch 6], repeat around to starting chain 8, tc in starting chain, turn

Round 6:  chain 11 (counts as 1st tc and 8 ch), [tc in tc, ch 8], repeat around to starting chain 8 from round 5, tc in 3rd chain of starting chain 8, turn

Round 7:  chain 13 (counts as 1st tc and 10 ch), [tc in tc, ch 10], repeat around to starting chain 11 from round 6, tc in 3rd chain of starting chain 11, turn

Round 8:  chain 15 (counts as 1st tc and 12 ch), [tc in tc, ch 12], repeat around to starting chain 13 from round 7, tc in 3rd chain of starting chain 12, turn

Round 9:  chain 20 (counts as 1st dtc and 15 ch), [dtc in tc, ch 15], repeat around to starting chain 15 from round 8, dtc in 3rd chain of starting chain 15, turn

Round 10:  chain 23 (counts as 1st dtc and 17 ch), [dtc in dtc, ch 17], repeat around to starting chain 20 from round 9, dtc in 4th chain of starting chain 20, turn

Round 11:  chain 25 (counts as 1st dtc and 19 ch), [dtc in dtc, ch 19], repeat around to starting chain 23 from round 10, dtc in 4th chain of starting chain 23, turn

Round 12:  chain 27 (counts as 1st dtc and 21 ch), [dtc in dtc, ch 21], repeat around to starting chain 25 from round 11, dtc in 4th chain of starting chain 25, turn

Round 13:  chain 30 (counts as 1st trtr and 23 ch), [trtr in dtc, ch 23], repeat around to starting chain 27 from round 12, dtc in 4th chain of starting chain 25, turn

Round 14:  chain 32 (counts as 1st trtr and 26 ch), [trtr in trtr, ch 26], repeat around to starting chain 30 from round 13, trtr in 5th chain of starting chain 30, turn

Round 15:  chain 36 (counts as 1st trtr and 30 ch), [trtr in ttr, ch 30], repeat around to starting chain 32 from round 14, trtr in 5th chain of starting chain 32, turn

Round 16:  chain 40 (counts as 1st trtr and 34 ch), [trtr in trtr, ch 34], repeat around to starting chain 36 from round 15, join with a slst to the 5th chain in the starting chain 36

Round 17:  chain 45 (counts as 1st quadtr and 38 ch), [quadtr in trtr, ch 38], repeat around to starting chain 45, join with a slst to the 6th chain in the starting chain 45

Round 18:  chain 50 (counts as 1st quadtr and 42 ch), [quadtr in quadtr, ch 42], repeat around to starting chain 50, join with a slst to the 6th chain in the starting chain 50

Round 19:  chain 55 (counts as 1st quadtr and 46 ch), [quadtr in quadtr, ch 46], repeat around to starting chain 55, join with a slst to the 6th chain in the starting chain 55

I completed the look with a spider pin.

 

 

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