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Free Crochet Puff Stitch Shawl Pattern by Montana Crochet

This asymmetrical scarf is made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn using the horizontal puff stitch, creating a unique texture and beautiful drape. Free pattern and tutorial.

Like your favorite pair of jeans, this cotton free crochet shawl pattern is full of texture and shades of beautiful blue. Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

This asymmetrical scarf is made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn using the horizontal puff stitch, creating a unique texture and beautiful drape. Free pattern and tutorial.

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this free crochet shawl pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series. While I’m getting to know the newest baby in our family, Ashley from Montana Crochet is sharing her free crochet shawl pattern with us today! You can see lots of of Ashley’s crochet patterns her blog, Montana Crochet. And be sure to check her out on Instagram too. Ashley, take it away!

This asymmetrical puff stitch crochet shawl pattern has tons of texture and beautiful drape. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand Cotton Jeans.

The Inspiration for My Crochet Shawl Pattern

Hey y’all, Ashley from Montana Crochet here!! I am beyond ecstatic to have this opportunity to share my pattern with you today, and I can hardly wait to see everyone’s finished makes! The Great Falls Shawl was born out of my love for the local history and heritage that is here in Great Falls, Montana. (Here comes a mini history lesson, so bear with me friends…I promise I won’t drone on too long!)

When Lewis & Clark were making their journey West across the United States in search for a route to the Pacific, they discovered what is now called the “Great Falls of the Missouri”. It is reported in their journals that they could hear the falls as far as seven miles away, and when Lewis finally reached the falls, he stared in awe at “a sublimely grand spectacle… the grandest sight I had ever held.”

This crochet prayer shawl is made using the horizontal puff stitch, which creates a beautiful and unique texture. Free crochet pattern and tutorial.

When I personally first saw the falls, I had a moment of pure awe and wonder as well. The sound they make as the water crashes across the dam and flows down the layers of shale below…you can feel it deep in your chest. It really is a spectacular feeling and sight to see!

When it came to designing this shawl, I had those falls in mind. It’s great piece for wrapping up in if you’re headed out for a day shopping with girlfriends, but can also be perfect for a walk down to your local coffee shop, or even a hike in the woods! (Y’all know I’ll be wrapped up in this baby come summertime sitting by the campfire, too!)

Master a New Stitch in this Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

The pattern itself requires some basic knowledge of crochet stitches, but also will introduce you to some shaping and a stitch that has become a favorite of mine, the Horizontal Puff stitch. The Horizontal Puff stitch adds a dimension that I found perfect for the design, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

I would consider the Great Falls Shawl an intermediate pattern, but if you’re an adventurous beginner, I’d definitely give it a go!

Lion Brand Collection Jeans Yarn

Your Favorite Pair of Jeans in a Yarn

Also, I just have to say, using the Lion Brand Collection Cotton Jeans yarn couldn’t have been more on point for this. The softness, the drape, and the richness of the colors that they offer had me swooning the entire time I worked it up! The Classic and Deep Indigo blues I used reminded me so much of the waters that run in the Missouri River, and the Grey was a perfect representation of the waters as they cascade down the falls. Make sure you put Cotton Jeans at the top of the yarns to get a hold of soon, cause it’s FABULOUS!!

I hope y’all enjoy having a little piece of what makes Montana so special, in your lives. My heart will always be rooted deeply here, but it’s because of people like you who see something special in designs like this, that really fill my heart with joy.

This asymmetrical scarf is made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn using the horizontal puff stitch, creating a unique texture and beautiful drape. Free pattern and tutorial.

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Great Falls
Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Explanation:
The Great Falls Shawl is the perfect asymmetrical shawl to accessorize with through these spring and summer temperatures and cool evenings! It starts from one point and continues to grow until the final edge is added – a unique finishing touch that makes this piece stand out! Using Cotton Jeans by Lion Brand, it’s an intermediate crochet design ideal for those adventurous beginners who are looking to expand their crochet knowledge and techniques!

Supplies:
Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Jeans (Weight: 3/Light – 218 yds, 3.5 oz.)
– Color A: Grey Fade (#474-150) –  1 ball
Color B: Classic Indigo (#474-109) – 2 balls
Color C: Deep Indigo (#474-110) – 2 balls
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Sizes/Measurements:
• One Size – Shawl measures approx. 50” x 38” (127 cm x 97 cm)

Gauge:
• Not necessary

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
SC2TOG – Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

HDC2TOG – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

DC2TOG – Yarn over insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

HZPUFF – Yarn over, insert hook around previous DC and draw up a loop. (Working around the previous DC, yarn over and pull up a loop to the height of a DC) 3 more times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on hook.

Overall Pattern Notes:
• You will be increasing by one stitch each row. (Make sure your row counts are always reflecting that.)

• Indented rows are rows that you will repeat throughout the pattern. I have indented them so that they are easier to refer to, as needed.

• When working your increases into the last stitch of a row, work your first stitch in the top of the last stitch, and your second stitch into the chain from the previous row. This will help your edge maintain a cleaner look throughout your project.

• Chart and detailed stitch counts for each row can be found by downloading the PDF *HERE*

Row 1: With I hook and color A, CH 4. HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in the remaining 2 CH. (3HDC)

Row 2: CH 2, turn. HDC in the first 2 ST. 2 HDC in the last ST. (4 HDC)

Row 3: CH 2, turn. 2 HDC in the first 2 ST. HDC2TOG using the next HDC and CH 2 from previous row. (5 HDC)

Row 4: CH 2, turn. HDC in each ST across until the last st. 2 HDC in the last ST. (6 HDC)

Row 5: CH 2, turn. 2HDC in the first 2ST. HDC in each ST across until 2 ST remain. HDC2TOG using the next HDC and CH 2 from previous row. (7 HDC)

Rows 6 – 21: Repeat rows 4 and 5, 8 times. (Make sure you’re ending with a row 5)

Row 22: CH 3, turn. *DC, skip 1 ST, CH 1* across until the last ST. 2 DC in the last

ST. (13 DC, 11 CH)

Row 23: CH 3, turn. 2 DC in the first 2 ST. DC in each CH and DC across until only 2

ST remain. DC2TOG using next CH and CH 2 from previous row. (You’ll be skipping

that last DC of the row) (25 DC)

Row 24: Repeat row 22. (14 DC, 12 CH)

Row 25: Repeat row 23, changing to color B as you pull through your last ST. (27 DC)

Row 26: CH 1, turn. SC in each DC across until the last st. 2 SC in the last ST. (28 SC)

Row 27: CH 1, turn. 2 SC in each of the first 2 SC. SC in each SC across until only 2

ST remain. SC2TOG using the next SC and the CH 1 from the previous row, changing

to color C as you pull through your last ST. (29 SC)

Row 28: CH 3, turn. DC in 1st DC. *CH 1, SK next DC, DC in next ST. HZPUFF around last DC.* Repeat from * to * 13 times. CH 1, 2 DC in the last ST, changing to color B as you pull through your last ST. (3 DC, 13 HZPUFF, 14 CH)

Row 29: CH 1, turn. 2 SC in each of the first two DC. SC in each CH and HZPUFF across until your last CH and ST remain. SC2TOG using the CH and CH3 from previous row. (31 SC)

Row 30: Repeat Row 26, changing to color A as you pull through your last ST. (32 SC)

Row 31: CH 3, turn. 2 DC in the first 2 ST. DC in each SC across until only 2 ST

remain. DC2TOG using the next SC and CH 1 from previous row. (33 DC)

Row 32: CH 3, turn. *DC, CH 1, SK next DC* across until the last ST remains. 2 DC

in the last ST. (18 DC, 16 CH)

Row 33: CH 3, turn. 2 DC in the first 2 ST. DC in each CH and DC across until only

2 ST remain. DC2TOG using the next CH and CH 2 from previous row. (35 DC)

Row 34: Repeat row 32, changing to color B as you pull through your last ST.

(19 DC, 17 CH)

Row 35: CH 2, turn. 2 HDC in the first 2 DC. HDC in each CH and DC across until only 2 ST remain. HDC2TOG using the next CH and CH 2 from previous row. (37 DC)

Row 36: CH 2, turn. HDC in each ST across until the last ST. 2 HDC in the last ST.

(38 HDC)

Row 37: CH 2, turn. 2 HDC in the first 2 ST. HDC in each ST across until only 2

ST. remain. HDC2TOG using the next HDC and CH 2 from previous row. (39 HDC)

Rows 38 – 49: Repeat rows 36 & 37, 6 times.

Rows 50 – 53: Repeat rows 22 & 23, twice, changing to color C as you pull through the final ST of row 53.

Rows 54 & 55: Repeat rows 26 & 27, changing to color A as you pull through your final ST.

Row 56: Repeat row 28, changing to color C as you pull through your last ST. (3DC, 27 HZPUFFS, 28 CH)

Rows 57 – 59: Repeat rows 29 & 30, ending with a row 29, changing to color A as you pull through your final ST of row 59.

Rows 60 – 63: Repeat rows 56 through 59, changing colors as suggested.

Rows 64 – 66: Repeat rows 28 through 30, changing colors as suggested, and then changing to color B as you pull through the final ST of row 30.

Rows 67 – 70: Repeat rows 31 through 34, changing to color C as you pull through your final ST of row 34.

Row 71: Repeat row 35. (73 HDC)

Rows 72 – 85: Repeat rows 36 & 37, 7 times.

Rows 86 – 89: Repeat rows 22 & 23, twice – changing to color A as you pull through your final ST of row 89.

Rows 90 & 91: Repeat rows 26 & 27, changing to color B as you pull through the last ST of row 91.

Row 92: Repeat row 28, changing to color A as you pull through the last ST. (3 DC, 45 HZPUFFS, 46 CH)

Rows 93 – 95: Repeat rows 29 & 30, ending with a row 29, changing to color B as you pull through your final ST of row 95.

Rows 96 – 107: Repeat rows 92 through 95, 3 times, changing colors as suggested, and changing to color B as you pull through the final stitch of row 107.

Row 108: Repeat row 28, changing to color A as you pull through your last ST. (3 DC, 53 HZPUFFS, 54 CH)

Rows 109 & 110: Repeat rows 29 & 30, changing to color C as you pull through the last ST of row 110.

Rows 111 – 114: Repeat rows 31 – 34, changing to color B as you pull through the final ST of row 114.

Row 115: CH 2, turn. 2 HDC in each of next 2 DC. HDC in each CH and DC across until your last CH and ST remain. HDC2TOG using the CH and CH 3 from the previous row. (117 HDC)

Rows 116 & 117: Repeat rows 36 & 37.

Continue to Edging

EDGING:

Row 1: CH 2, DO NOT TURN. (You will now be working along the outside edge of the shawl and into the stitches and chains.) HDC twice in the first row. Then, place 1 HDC in each SC and HDC row, and 2 HDC in each DC row for a total of 151 ST along the edge.

Row 2: CH 1, turn. SC in each HDC across. (151 SC)

Row 3: CH 2, turn. (CH 2 counts as a ST) HDC in each SC across. (151 HDC)

Row 4: CH 1, turn. SC in each HDC across until you get to the last HDC in the row. 3 SC in the last HDC. Working into the stitches of rows 1 through 3 of the edging, SC in each row (3 SC total) and then SC in each SC of row 117, until the end. (150 SC, 3 SC in corner, 122 SC)

FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN ENDS.

Thanks again to Ashley of MontanaCrochet.com for sharing this free crochet shawl pattern! Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog for lots more free modern and Montana-y crochet patterns!

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2 Comments

  • Jennifer R
    July 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    This is so cool to see on FB. I’m from GTF!! I am going to make this! Love it.

    Reply
  • Frances
    July 24, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Love the pattern and colors! Thanks for sharing the free pattern!

    Reply

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