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Picket Fence Shawlette ~ Free Crochet Pattern

This simple shawlette is ridiculously easy-- if you can chain and double crochet, you can make this! It can also be made in any size with any weight yarn and yardage-- just adjust the hook size as necessary and keep going until you run out of yarn! 

Here's a more detailed picture. I couldn't think of a name so I asked on Facebook and in a few crochet groups for one. The name "Picket Fence" was suggested and I thought it was just perfect!  Don't the mesh rows look a bit like a picket fence? 

My sister graciously offered to model it. I made it specifically to fit her with some of her favorite colors. 


Although she has a very serious "model face" we had a really good time. 

The sheep wanted to check out our shoot. I'm constantly surprised by how big the lambs are getting! They're more than two months old and been enjoying all the little bits of grass that are finally turning green. 

This shawlette is essentially a variation on the solid half granny square. It's made in top-down rows, with increases on each end and in the middle "corner." The unusual construction works great with striping yarn and the acrylic/cotton blend keeps it cool enough for summer. With a four-row repeat, it works up super fast and is perfect for Croflixing (Crochet+ Netflixing).
Without further ado, let's get into the pattern! 

Don't forget to Pin it HERE.
And add it to Ravelry HERE.

The Picket Fence Shawlette

Please note: Because I was making a  shawl for a smaller person, I made it smaller rather an adult-sized. To make a larger one, keep going until you reach the desired size. 
  • J/ 6mm Crochet hook
  • 435 yards DK weight yarn (I used Yarn Bee Urban Chic in Aqua, 2 skeins)
  • Gauge: the first three rows make a 2.5" x 2.5" x 4" triangle.
  • Finished size: 48" across, 25.5" deep, 32.5" along the sides. 
  • The pattern repeat is rows 2-5. For your convenience, I've written a few rows past that to help you get the hang of it. 

Special Stitches:

Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Picot made. 

Magic ring: Find my favorite tutorial HERE. If desired, a ch 4 (counts as magic ring plus dc) can be substituted. 


Row 1: Working in magic ring, ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, turn. (6 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3 and dc in same st, dc in next 2 st.  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2sp. Dc in next 2 sts. 2 dc in last st, turn. (12 dc)

Row 3: Ch 4 (Counts as a dc + ch 1 here and throughout), *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* 2x. Dc in next st. (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in corner. *Dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* 2x. Dc in last st, turn. (10 dc, 4 ch-1sp)

Row 4: Ch 4, *Dc in ch sp, ch 1, sk dc* 4x. (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in corner. *ch 1, sk dc, dc in ch sp* 4x, ch 1 and dc in last st, turn. (14 dc, 10 ch-1sp)

Row 5: Ch 3 and dc in same. Dc in next 11 st. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2sp. Dc in next 11 st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (30 dc)

Remember, the repeat is just rows 2-5. For your convenience, I've written down the next repeat below. 

Row 6: Ch 3 and dc in same st, dc in next 14. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2sp, Dc in next 14 st, 2 dc last st, turn. (36 dc)

Row 7: Ch 4 *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* 8x. Dc in next st. (ch1, dc, ch2, dc, ch 1) in ch-2sp. *Dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* 8x. Dc in next st, ch 1, dc in last st, turn. (22 dc, 20 ch-1sp)

Row 8: Ch 4 *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* 10x. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2sp, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st* 10x. Ch 1 and dc in last st, turn. (26 dc, 22 ch-1sp)

Row 9:  Ch 3 and dc in same st, dc in next 23 st. ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2sp. Dc in next 23 st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (54 dc)

Rows 10-38: Repeat rows 2-5, ending on a 2. 

Edging: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st. Picot. *sc in next 3 st, picot* repeat until corner.  (2sc, picot, 2 sc) in ch-2sp.  * sc in next 3 st, picot* to end of row.

If desired, sc across the top of the shawlette, averaging about 2.5 sc in the side of each dc. 

Fasten off. Weave in ends And enjoy your beautiful new accessory! 

Remember to like Stuck with Ewe on Facebook, add me to your favorites on Ravelry, and leave me a comment below because I am genuinely curious: Did you like the extra written rows?

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