Meet the perfect Greek island crochet summer shawl pattern. Perfect for layering on the windy islands.
The Milos shawl is definitely a summer shawl. Named after the Greek island of Milos mostly because of the colorway I used for this project. This variegated ombre yarn is a perfect example of the white rocks of Milos and the various shades of blue for the sea.
Actually, naming the yarn would have been so accurate. But, no worries, I have done the work for them. 😉
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It’s a fairly easy crochet shawl pattern, as you will keep repeating the same stitches, throughout the project. This makes it ideal for beginners or people who want to practice with their tension issues.
The Milos shawl is also what we call a “one skein shawl”. Meaning you will have to buy only one ball of yarn to complete it.
In my case, it was quite a big ball of yarn, but the pattern is designed to easily stop when you run out of yarn. You just start from one tip and the shawl just keeps growing every couple of rows.
This also makes it an asymmetrical shawl but definitely a triangular shape.
You can check out another crochet lace shawl pattern, the Plumeria shawl if you are into these types of accessories. But, since I am the type of person who is easily cold you might get to see more summer wraps and shawls from me in the near future.
Best yarn for a crochet summer shawl
Since I live in a warm country, I believe that the best yarn for a crochet summer shawl is cotton or linen. They are both natural fibers that breathe, have a nice drape, and can be easily washed by hand or in the washing machine.
Also, the thinner the yarn, the lighter your shawl will be. You could go with a fingering weight wool yarn but only you know if you can handle wool in the summer. It depends on the climate you live in and your personality.
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Yarn for a one skein crochet shawl
I chose the Scheepjes Wooly Whirl, a generous cake of 1000 m (1094 yds)/220 gr. I loved the feel of 30% wool and 70% cotton, as I tend to like natural fibers more on my skin.
This yarn has a lot of yardage by itself and thus making it ideal for large shawls or even summer sweaters.
But, as I said before, this easy crochet shawl is designed to stop at any point your run out of yarn. The more yardage you have, the bigger your summer wrap will be.
Best crochet stitch for a shawl
The best crochet stitch for a summer shawl is the one that leaves enough room for air to circulate. Any openwork, lacy crochet stitch will be perfect for lightweight crochet summer shawls.
For the Milos shawl, I chose to use a plain and simple double crochet V stitch that produces such a stunning result in its simplicity.
This large shawl weighs only 220 grams and the drape is just amazing! You can carry it around in your handbag all summer and wear it anytime.
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Dimensions: 37.5″ x 68″ x 55″ (95 x 173 x 140 cm)
Yardage: 1094 yds (1000 m)
Gauge: 9 V sts x 12 rows in pattern is 4”
– All my patterns are written in Standard US terms.
– A V stitch is a double crochet, a chain 1, and another double crochet stitch all in the same place.
– The stitch count will increase by 1 V stitch in all wrong side rows, while right side rows will be worked straight.
– You may adjust the size and stop whenever you like. If you want to make the edging, you must stop at a right side row and the number of V sts must be divisible by 3 (or you could skip a sc).
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
MR: magic ring
dc: double crochet
ch-sp(s): chain space(s)
FO: fasten off
Easy crochet summer shawl pattern free
R1 (RS): MR, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ring, ch 2, turn (1 V st)
R2 (WS): (dc, ch 1, dc) x2 in ch-sp of previous row, ch 2, turn ( 2 V sts)
R3: (dc, ch 1, dc) in all ch-sps, ch 2, turn (2 V sts)
R4: (dc, ch 1, dc) x2 in first ch-sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in all ch-sps across, ch 2, turn (3 V sts)
R5-155: repeat R3-4 and end with a R3.
All stitches will be placed in ch-sps.
R156: ch 1, * sc , (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3), sc *, repeat from * to * across.
FO and weave in all ends. That’s it! You are done! Enjoy your new shawl.
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