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Red, White and Blue Crocheted Shawl Pattern

This red, white and blue crocheted shawl pattern is designed for my friends in the United States of America!

As much as I love being Canadian, I sometimes wish that I could live in the US. Simply because they are always a step ahead of us. And I think I speak for many Canadians, when I say that we are proud to have such a great neighbor at the south of our borders. Because without such a great neighbor, Canada could never be what it is today.

A red, white, and blue striped crocheted shawl draped over the shoulders.
Red, White and Blue Crocheted Shawl Pattern

So here’s to the USA! A red, white and blue crocheted shawl pattern to help keep you cozy when you’re out and about on cool summer evenings.

The Color and Stitch Pattern

The moss stitch is super easy, even for a beginner. It’s worked simply with a single crochet and chain one space. For this wrap the stitch is worked in long rows. But you could easily work the rows across the width by adjusting your starting chains.

For the color design I chose three colors and changed after each row. This way there is no fastening off. With that said, you could easily work this in any striped design that you like, or even in a single color.

The Sizing

The size is given for a fairly large shawl; 20 by 76 inches after blocking. But The stitch multiple is a simple multiple of two, so you can easily adjust the length as needed.

The Yarn

For this design I chose a cotton yarn called Nurture by Euro Baby. I get mine here at Yarn Candy Bargains. The yarn is a DK weight (#3), 100% cotton yarn. It’s a soft yarn and perfect for wearables, such as this summer shawl.

If you are making this for the winter, any acrylic yarn or even wool will work just as well. Just make sure to adjust the hook size to match the yarn if you switch to a different weight.

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A red, white, and blue striped crocheted shawl draped over the shoulders.

Red White and Blue Crocheted Shawl Pattern

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Materials

  • Yarn: Nurture by Euro Baby (100% Cotton Yarn (DK #3) 3.52oz/100g – 219yds/200m – Colors: Red (12) – 2 skeins, White (20) – 2 skeins, Blue (27) – 3 skeins
  • Crochet Hooks: H – 5.00mm, G – 4.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements:

  • Gauge (before blocking): 16 sts/chs and 16 rows = 4".
  • Gauge (after blocking): 15 sts/chs and 15 rows = 4".
  • Finished Size: 20" by 76".

Abbreviations

  • CA = Color A – Red
  • CB = Color B – White
  • CC = Color C – Blue
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Color Changes

  • Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
  • Carry unused yarn up along the sides.

Color Sequence

  • Starting Chains and Row 1: CA, Red
  • Row 2: CB, White
  • Row 3: CC, Blue
  • Row 4: CA, etc.

Instructions

  • With H hook, ch 280, or any multiple of 2.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [139 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc into first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn. [138 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn. [139 ch-1 sps]
  • Rows 4-71: Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternatively, changing color after each row.

Optional Edging

  • Rnd 1: With G hook, (or hook needed to keep the edge flat,) ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.

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