Me and my yarn, Oak of life crochet shawl

Oak of life shawl

Free crochet shawl pattern!

A free crochet shawl pattern with puff stitches and a gorgeous lace edge. A lace crochet triangle shawl worked from the bottom to the tip, a symmetrical triangle shawl.

This pattern was created with inspiration from the mighty old oak trees with all their branches that reach out from the middle trunk. It’s a Scandinavian design, perhaps with a medieval touch to it or why not call it a viking shawl? Well, it’s up to you! I just hope you enjoy this pattern cause I’ve put in so much love, time and effort in it, you wouldn’t believe!

Free pattern, Oak of life shawl

Get the free pattern here down below!

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The pdf pattern purchasable on Ravelry & Etsy comes in English, Swedish and Danish and there is also charts for both the main pattern and the edge part. There is also stitch guides, tips and good to know-stuff in the purchase version of this pattern.

…And don’t forget to put it in you Ravelry or Etsy favorite so you don’t loose the pattern! You can also pin the pattern here to Pinterest if you want to (thank you so much)!

Trouble following written patterns but wanna make this one? I have a complete video tutorial available for this pattern. See the video with step-by-step instructions for this free crochet pattern on my channel (main pattern part hereedge pattern part here or via pictures below!

First video is available on December 10th 2021. The second part which includes the video instructions for the edge will be released on December 17th and can thereafter be found on Youtube! Click on the picture below to see the first part of the video tutorial.

Size and yarn

I used the Hobbii Metallico yarn. 50 g (1.75 oz)/ skein: 50 g , 115 m (126 yds).

Yarn weight is medium and I used a 5 mm hook (an H or a 8). The pattern uses 3.5 skeins for the main part of the pattern (color A) and 1.5 skeins for the edge (color B). So a total of about 600 meters (but you need 4 skeins for the main color and 2 skeins for the edge color).

Yarn choice

For this shawl you need two colors, one for the main part of the shawl and one for the edge. Since the edge is a large part of the
design, this color is just as important as the “main” color. The main color is called A, the edge color is called B. Write down your yarn
and color choices so you remember them.

Shawl size

Measurements after blocking:
Tip to base: 74 cm or 32 inches
Bas (longest side): 162 cm or 64 inches

Abbreviations & stitches used (US terms)

sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
trc – triple (treble) crochet
puff – puff stitch
2dctog – two double crochet together
chsp – chain space
picot A – ch 3, sc in the 3rd ch from the hook
picot B – ch 3, sl st in the 3 rd ch from the hook

* * = everything within these are worked into the same stitch

[ ] x times = repeat instructions in brackets as a sequence as many times as written after the closing
brackets. For example [ch, dc] 4 times.

( ) = stitch count, sums up each rows number of stitches after row is finished.
3 chains together that symbolizes a dc counts as a dc.

TIP:
In the video I often make the last puff cluster and / or the last dc in the final chsp of the rows. In the written pattern here I’ve specified which stitch you can go down in if you don’t use the chsp. Which way to use is a matter of taste.

If in chsp – Gives the shawl a bit more give and movement along the longest side to adapt when wrapping around neck.
If in stitch – Keeps the puffs from floating out in the chsp and gives a more even, tidy look to the puff clusters.

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Free crochet shawl pattern instructions

Start with a magic ring and always turn your work after each row.

1. *Ch 4, dc, ch, dc, ch 2, dc, ch, dc, ch, dc* in the magic ring.


Close the ring by carefully pulling the yarn strand.

(6 dc, 6 ch)


2. Ch 4, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp. Ch 3, skip dc, ch & dc,

*puff, ch 2, puff* in middle chsp

Ch 3, skip dc, ch & dc, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch, dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.                                                                                         

(6 puff, 2 dc, 14 ch)


3. Ch 5, skip ch & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff,

*puff, ch 2, puff* in middle chsp

Ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, skip puff & ch, ch 2, dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.

(6 puff, 2 dc, 16 ch)


4. Ch 6, skip chsp & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff,chsp & puff] until middle chsp,

*puff, ch 2, puff, ch 2, puff, ch 2, puff* in middle chsp

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 3, skip puff & chsp, dc in the 4th ch from the skipped puff.

(8 puff, 2 dc, 22 ch)


5. *Ch 4, puff, ch 2, puff* in the dc from previous row. Ch 3, skip chsp & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff] until last large chsp before middle has been skipped and you’ve reached the middle puff cluster.

*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in the middle puff clusters.

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 3, skip puff & chsp, *puff, ch 2, puff, ch, dc* in the 4th ch from the skipped puff.                               

(14 puff, 2 dc, 34 ch)


6. Ch 5, skip chsp & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff,chsp & puff] until middle chsp

*puff, ch 2, puff * in middle chsp

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 2, skip puff & ch, dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.

(14 puff, 2 dc, 36 ch)




7. Ch 6, skip chsp & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff,chsp & puff] until middle chsp

*puff, ch 2, puff, ch 2, puff, ch 2, puff* in the middle chain space

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 3, skip puff & chsp, dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.

(16 puff, 2 dc, 42 ch)

8. *Ch 4, puff, ch 2, puff*, ch 3, skip chsp & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff,chsp & puff] until last large chsp before middle has been skipped and you’ve reached the middle puff cluster.

*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in the middle puff clusters.

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 3, skip puff & chsp, *puff, ch 2, puff, ch, dc* in the 4th ch from the skipped puff.     

(22 puff, 54 ch, 2 dc)


9. Ch 5, skip ch & puff, [*puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp, ch 3, skip puff,chsp & puff] until middle chsp

*puff, ch 2, puff * in middle chsp

[ch 3, skip puff, chsp & puff, *puff, ch 2, puff* in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked. Ch 2, skip puff & ch, dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.                                                       
(22 puff, 56 ch, 2 dc)

Repeat row 4 – 9 until you have 27 rows total.

(First row 1-9, then three repeats of 4-9)

Instructions for the crochet edge

1. Continue with color A, same as you started with.

*Ch 3, dc* in last dc from previous row. 3 dc in chsp,[skip puff, 2 dc in chsp, skip puff, 4 dc in large chsp] until last large chsp before middle puff cluster has been worked. Skip puff,

*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* in middle chsp

[Skip puff, 4 dc in large chsp, skip puff, 2 dc in chsp] until last puff cluster has been worked with dc’s. Skip the last puff, 3 dc in  chsp, *2 dc in 3rd ch from previous row*

(218 dc, 2 ch)


2. Change color to color B.

*Ch, 2 sc* in last dc from previous row, [sc in dc] until middle chsp.

*2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc* in middle chsp.

[Sc in dc] until one stitch remains unworked. *2 sc* in 3rd ch from previous row.

(224 sc, 2 ch)


3. Change color to color A.

*Ch 3, dc* in last sc from previous row, [dc in sc]until middle chsp.

*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* in middle chsp.

[Dc in sc] until one stitch remains unworked. *2 dc* in 3rd ch from previous row.

(230 dc, 2 ch)

4. Change color to color B.

Repeat edge row 2.

(236 sc, 2 ch)

5. Continue with this color (B) for all following rows.

*Ch 3, dc*, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, [ch 3, skip 3 sc, dc, dc, ch 3, skip 3, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc] until you have 17 sc’s unworked before middle chsp.  Ch 3, skip 3 sc, dc, dc, ch 3, skip 3, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch ,

*3 dc* in middle chsp

Ch, [dc, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch, skip sc, dc, ch 3, skip 3  sc, dc, dc, ch 3, skip 3 sc, dc, ch, skip sc] until you have 5 stitches unworked after your last dc in the repeat. Don’t forget you have a ch made and you’ve skipped a sc (see corner pic). Dc, ch, skip sc, *2 dc* in 3rd ch from previous row.

(105 dc, 136 ch)

6. *Ch, sc* in last dc from previous row. Ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, [ch 3, skip dc & large chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp] until you’ve worked every chsp before the 3 dc’s in the middle. Ch, skip dc,

*3 dc* in middle dc,

Ch, skip dc, [sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc & large chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & dc] until two chsp’s remain unworked. Sc in chsp, ch 3, skip dc, sc in chsp, ch, skip dc, dc in 3rd ch from previous row.

(65 sc, 28 dc, 78 chsp (all types of chain spaces counted))


7. *Ch, sc* in dc from previous row. Ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, [ch 3, skip sc & large chsp, *2 dc* in dc, ch 3, *2 dc* in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp] until last chsp in between two sc’s before middle has been worked. Ch 2, skip sc & ch,

*2 dc* in dc, ch 3, skip dc, *2 dc* in dc in the middle dc cluster

Ch 2, skip ch & sc, [sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc & large chsp, *2 dc* in dc, ch 3, *2 dc* in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & sc] until last large chsp & sc has been skipped.  Sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc & ch, sc in the 3rd ch after skipped sc (see small corner picture). 

(52 dc, 52 sc, 77 chsp (small & large))

8. Ch 4, sc in chsp, [ch 3, skip sc & large chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 7, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp] until last chsp in between sc’s has been worked before middle. Ch 2,

dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 9, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc in the middle “fan” pattern part

ch 2, skip chsp & sc [sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc & large chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 7, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip large chsp & sc,] until one chsp remains unworked. Sc in chsp, ch, dc in sc from previous row.

(53 dc, 56 sc, 65 chsp (whereof 13 large))

9. Ch 4, sc in first small chsp, [ch 3, skip sc & chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 2, *trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc* in the large chsp, ch 2, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip chsp & sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp] until last small chsp with sc’s before middle “fan cluster” has been worked (see large picture). Ch 3, skip sc & chsp,

dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 2, *trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc* in the large chsp, ch 2, dc in dc, dc in dc,

ch 3, skip sc & chsp, [sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 2, *trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc, ch, trc* in the large chsp, ch 2, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip chsp & sc] until last “fan” cluster has been worked. Sc in small chsp, ch, dc in the first ch from previous row (lower right pic).

(80 trc, 53 dc, 236 ch)

10. Ch, sc in the dc from previous row, ch 3, skip sc & chsp, [dc in dc, dc in dc, picot A, skip chsp, trc in trc, picot A, [skip ch, trc in trc, picot A] until all trc in “fan” has been worked. Picot A, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip chsp & sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc & chsp] until last small chsp with sc’s before middle “fan cluster” has been worked.

Dc in dc, dc in dc, picot A, skip chsp, [trc in trc, picot, skip ch] until all trc in “fan” has been worked, picot A, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3,

Sc in chsp, ch 3, skip chsp, [dc in dc, dc in dc, picot A, skip chsp, trc in trc, picot A, [skip ch, trc in trc, picot A] until all trc in “fan” has been worked, picot A, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip chsp & sc, sc in chsp, ch 3, skip sc & chsp] until last small chsp with sc’s has been worked and one “fan cluster” remains unworked. Dc in dc, dc in dc, picot A, skip chsp, trc in trc, picot A, [skip ch, trc in trc, picot A] until all trc in “fan” has been worked. Picot A, skip chsp, dc in dc, dc in dc, ch 3, skip chsp & sc, sc in 3rd ch after the skipped sc.

(93 picot A, 80 trc, 52 dc, 14 sc, 78 ch (ch in picots not included here))

11. Ch 10, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, skip large chsp, [ [2dctog in the 2 dc, [ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, dc in trc] until all trc’s in fan has been worked with a dc. Ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, 2dctog in the 2 dc’s, picot B, skip large chsp, sc & large chsp] until you’ve reached the middle fan pattern part.

2dctog in the 2 dc, [ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, dc in trc] until all trc’s in fan has been worked with a dc. Ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, 2dctog in the 2 dc’s,

[Picot B, skip large chsp, sc & large chsp, 2dctog in the 2 dc, [ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, dc in trc] until all trc’s in fan has been worked. Ch 2, picot B, ch 2, skip picot A, 2dctog in the 2 dc’s] until one large chsp remains. Ch 2, picot B, ch 7, skip chsp, sl st in sc from previous row.

(107 picot B, 80 dc, 26 2dctog, 18 ch (ch in picots not included here), 1 sl st at the end (sl st in picots not included))


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