Wrap Me in Ice Cream Shawl

You know how sometimes you have yarn laying in your stash forever just begging to be used?  I bought this Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn over a year ago and now I have FINALLY gotten around to using it.  Isn’t the Cookies and Cream color lovely?!  Keep scrolling to see the free crochet pattern!  

With just two skeins of Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn and this free pattern you can crochet this beautiful, summer weight shawl!  

I have been itching to use this yarn for a while.  My only hesitation has been that my dog got into it, ate the labels and knotted it up a bit.  UGH!  But the yarn was way too pretty to get rid of, so I finally bit the bullet and untangled it.  I’m so glad I did!  Because it made this awesome shawl out of the two skeins I wrestled with ;)

With just two skeins of Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn and this free pattern you can crochet this beautiful, summer weight shawl!  

Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn is a light weight acrylic that comes in several different variegated colors and it is soft and wonderful to work with!  It is 100% acrylic so that means washer/dryer safe…which I always appreciate for wearables ;)   If you prefer, this pattern could be made out of approx. 788 yards of a comparable light weight (category 3) yarn.


Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • ch: Chain
  • SC: SC
  • DC: Double crochet
  • DCX: Double Crochet X-stitch- YO, skip one stitch and insert hook into the next st. YO, pull through st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.  YO, insert hook into the previously skipped stitch, YO, pull through st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.

Gauge:

At the end of Row 6 the long side of my shawl (top) was 7" wide

Finished Size:  

Width: approx. 70"

Length: approx. 30"

Pattern Notes

  • This shawl can easily be made larger or smaller.  Just repeat Rows 7-18 until you reach your desired size.  Each full repeat adds about 12" to the width of the shawl.
  • Ch 4 counts as a DC+ch 1- the third chain counts as the ‘top’ of the DC and the fourth chain counts as the ch 1.  Remember to work into these spaces accordingly when you are crocheting.  If you prefer to Ch 3 as a DC+1 thats fine!  It’s a tension preference for people.  If you do, your second chain will count as the ‘top’ of your DC and your third chain will count as the ch 1.
  • Ch 3 counts as a DC at the beginning of DCX rows.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of SC rows do NOT count as a stitch
  • This shawl should probably be blocked when done.  I'll be honest, I didn't for the photos and I wish that I had!

Instructions

With just two skeins of Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn and this free pattern you can crochet this beautiful, summer weight shawl!  

Start with magic circle

Row 1: Work 7 SC into magic circle, pull tight.

Row 2: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, (DC, ch 2, DC), ch 1, skip 1, DC, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn (12)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn (16)

Row 4: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, *DC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * until you reach the ch 2 space, (DC, ch 2, DC) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * until you reach the second to last stitch of this row, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn (20)

Row 5: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn (24)

Row 6: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, *DC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * until you reach the ch 2 space, (DC, ch 2, DC) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * until you reach the second to last stitch of this row, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn (28)

**This is the beginning of your Row repeat.  You can repeat the following rows as many times as you like to reach the size you want.  You can also stop at any point in the repeat based on how much yarn you have or what you want the edge of your shawl to look like.  I will not indicate total stitch counts after Row 10, but know that all rows should increase by a total of 4 stitches.**

Row 7-9: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn (Row 9 will have 40 sts total)

Row 10 (see photos): ch 3, your first DCX will be worked in the first and second sts of the previous row (even though the ch 3 DOES count as a st), DCX all the way to the ch 2 space of the previous row (the last DCX of this side will be worked into the last stitch of the side and the ch 2 space), ch 2, DCX (worked into the ch 2 space and the next stitch of the next side), continue to DCX across.  When you reach the end of the row, DC in the last st (there will already be a stitch worked into the space from your previous DCX).  Turn. (44)

Row 11-13: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn.

Row 14: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, *DC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * until you reach the ch 2 space, (DC, ch 2, DC) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * until you reach the second to last stitch of this row, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn.

Row 15: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn.

Row 16: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, *DC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * until you reach the ch 2 space, (DC, ch 2, DC) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * until you reach the second to last stitch of this row, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn.

Row 17: ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until you reach the ch 2 space, (SC, ch 2, SC) in the ch 2 space of the previous row, SC across, 2 SC in last st.  Turn.

Row 18: Ch 4, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1, *DC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * until you reach the ch 2 space, (DC, ch 2, DC) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * until you reach the second to last stitch of this row, ch 1 (do NOT skip 1), DC.  Turn.

Repeat Rows 7-18 until you reach your desired size.  I repeated this sequence a total of 5 times which brought me to Row 66.  I added one last row of SC sts which was a total of 67 rows.

Use neutrals like I did or check out their bright color combos for a fun summer shawl!  Enjoy!


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