Midnight Sky – free crochet shawl pattern

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Midnight Sky shawl using 2 balls of cake yarns is the latest free pattern on the blog. You can continue reading for my inspiration, design process, yarn choice, or you can scroll down for the free pattern.

free crochet triangle shawl/wrap pattern
free crochet triangle shawl/wrap pattern

The design + inspiration

Sometimes you need a simple, mindless crochet pattern like my Warlock triangle shawl or my Karly wrap pattern with basic stitches used like double crochet and skipping stitches and color changes made by the yarn itself like cake yarns.

Sometimes you want to challenge yourself to learn and expand your skills by trying a little more advanced crochet patterns with some new stitches involved, like front post double crochet or back post double crochet.

I love all kinds of accessories like Headbands/ Hats, Scarves, and wearables ( which I add to my 2021 year to-do list. )

I finished the Crochet Triangle shawl design back in early 2020 but never had the chance to share it with you. In this design, I wanted to have a good drape and easy, mindless color changes. I wanted extra coziness and a touch of squishiness when you wear it.

And Lion Brand Wool-Ease DK cakes yarn was a perfect choice.

The Yarn

If we have been on your scope for a while, you will know that we are in love with cake yarns, aka mil-end yarns.

Why we love cake yarns so much?

Many people have a problem when it comes to choosing the perfect color palette for their next or current project. Maybe this is the most challenging part after selecting the pattern you like, and here the cake yarns come to help.

Nowadays, all the cake yarns on the market don’t matter which brand you will choose, have smooth and nice color changes that no one can resist. They are perfect for blankets, garments but in my opinion especially for shawls.

The second most important reason is weaving ends in. Like many other crochet lovers, I am also not a huge fan of weaving ends at the end of a project. And are you?

If your answer to both questions is YES, I am sure you will be in love with Midnight sky wrap and our Rainbow sky baby blanket or Rosemary baby blanket we designed with cake yarns.

Pattern Description

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Materials:

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cake Yarn- 80% Acrylic/ 20% Wool, yarn weight Category 3,100gr/360 m – in color Lakeside or any other color, 900m in total. Unfortunately, the yarn is discontinued, but you can use any Lion Brand Mandala cake or Lightweight Category 3 yarn in your stash to crochet this wrap.
  • 6 mm/ US J/10 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Tassel maker or cardboard ( You can check the instruction on making tassels at home HERE or checking the video tutorial on our youtube channel HERE.

Abbreviation:

DC  double crochet

MR  magic ring

CH (S)  chain (s)

CH 2- SP (S)  chain 2 space (s)

FPDC  front post double crochet

BPDC  back post double crochet

TRCH  turning chain

CLS                    cluster stitch

SK                      skip

REP                    repeat

ST  (S)                stitch (s)

SL.KNOT            slip knot

* or **  repeat whatever follows the * or **

Special stitches:

Cluster stitch = double crochet 3 together – ([ Yarn over, insert your hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops ] 3 times ( 4 loops on the hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on the hook.

Notes:

  • The color combinations are as they come from the caked yarn itself. If you prefer, you can cut the yarn to start with the next color. Because we need two balls of cake yarn, you can combine them both to finish the row with the same color and then change it again for the new one. In this pattern, color changes are smooth, and I didn’t cut the yarn throughout the pattern.
  • CH3 at the beginning of each row IS COUNT as 1 double crochet stitch.
  • Ch-2 sp in the middle is indicated as a center throughout the pattern.
  • Finished Measurements after blocking are 215 cm width x 80 cm depth.
  • Gauge :10 cm x 10 cm = 6 rows x 6 sts in Cluster stitch. Gauge is not essential for the pattern.

Pattern itself:

Row 1 : Start with MR and secure it with sl.knot, make Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc all into the ring. (3 sts per side)

Row 2-4 : Ch3, 2dc in base, dc in each st till center( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), dc in each st till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn. ( 12 sts per side at the end of row 4)

Row 5 : Ch 3, 2 dc in base , FPDC in each st till center ( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), FPDC in each st till last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 15 sts per side )

Row 6 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, BPDC in each st till center ( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), BPDC in each st till last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 18 sts per side )

Row 7 : Ch3, 2 dc in base * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till 1 st before center , ch1, sk 1 st ( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 21 sts, 9 ch-sps per side)

Row 8 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till center, ( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 24 sts per side )

Row 9 : Ch3, 2dc in base * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st ( dc, ch2, dc all in next center ch-2 sp ), * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 27 sts per side )

Row 10 : Ch3, 1 dc in base, ch1, 1 CLS in next st * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch- 1 sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1CLS, ch2, 1CLS in next center ch-2 sp ) * ch1, 1CLS in next ch-1 sp * rep till last 3 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 1CLS in next st, ch1, 2 dc on top of trch3, turn ( 30 sts per side )

Row 11 : Ch3, 2dc in base * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-1 sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1CLS, ch2, 1CLS in next center ch-2 sp ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch- 1 sp * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 33 sts per side )

Repeat Rows 10-11, 1 more time. ( ending with 39 sts per side )

Row 14 : Ch3, 1 dc in base, ch1, 1 dc in next st * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 3 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch1, 2 dc on top of trch3, turn ( 42 sts, 20 ch-sps per side )

Row 15 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the center ( 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in center ch-2 sp ), 1 dc in each st and each ch-1 sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 45 sts per side )

Row 16 : Ch3, 2 dc in base * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till center, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in center ch-2 sp ), 1 dc in next st, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 48 sts, 22 ch- sps per side )

Row 17 : Ch3, 2dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the center ( 1dc, ch2, 1dc) 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 51 sts per side )

Row 18 : Ch3, 2dc in base, 1BPDC in each st till center, ( 1dc, ch2, 1dc in center ch-2 sp ) 1 BPDC in each st till last st, 3 dc on top of trch3, turn ( 54 sts per side )

Row 19 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 FPDC in each st till the center ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc in center ch-2 sp ), 1 FPDC till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 57 sts per side )

Row 20 : Ch3, 1 dc in base, ch1, 1 dc in next st, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in center ch-2 sp ), * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last st, ch1, 2 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 60 sts per side )

Row 21 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-1 sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1,sk 1 st ( 1 CLS, ch2, 1CLS in center ch-2 sp ), * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-1 sp * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 63 sts per side )

Row 22 : Ch3, 1 dc in base, ch1, 1 CLS in next st, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch- sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch 1, sk 1 st( 1 CLS, ch2, 1 CLS in center ch- 2 sp ) * ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-1 sp * rep till last 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next st, ch1, 2 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 66 sts per side )

Repeat Rows 21- 22, 2 more times

Row 27 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next ch- sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch 1, sk 1 st ( 1 dc , ch2, 1 dc in center ch-2 sp ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next ch-sp * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 81 sts per side )

Row 28 : Ch3, 2dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the center ( 1dc, ch2, 1 dc), 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 84 sts per side )

Row 29 : Ch 3, 2 dc in base * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1dc in center ch2 sp ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 87 sts per side )

Row 30 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the center ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ) 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 90 sts per side )

Row 31 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 FPDC in each st till the center, ( 1 dc , ch2, 1 dc ) 1 FPDC till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 93 sts per side )

Row 32 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 PBDC in each st till the center ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ), 1 PBDC in each st till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 96 sts per side )

Row 33 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc in center ch-2 sp ), * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 99 sts per side )

Row 34 : Ch3, 1 dc in base, ch1, 1 CLS in next st, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next sh-sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1CLS, ch2, 1 CLS in center ch-2 sp ), ch1, sk 1 st, 1CLS in next ch- sp * rep till last 3 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next st, ch1, 2 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 102 sts per side )

Row 35 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st, ( 1 CLS, ch2, 1 CLS in center ch-2 sp ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 CLS in next ch-sp * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 105 sts per side )

Repeat Rows 34-35, 2 more times.

Row 40 : Same as row 34.

Row 41 : Ch3, 2dc in base, * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next ch-sp * rep till 1 st before center, ch1, sk 1 st ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc in center ch-2 sp ) * ch1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next ch-sp * rep till last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 3 dc on top of trch3, turn ( 123 sts per side)

Row 42 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the center ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ), 1 dc in each st and each ch-sp till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch3, turn ( 126 sts per side )

Row 45 : Ch3, 2 dc in base, 1 FPDC in each st till the center, ( 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ), 1 FPDC in each st till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 129 sts per side )

Row 46 : Ch3, 2dc in base, 1 BPDC in each st till the center ( 1dc, ch2, 1dc ), 1 BPDC till the last st, 3 dc on top of trch 3, turn ( 132 sts per side )

At the end if you want you can add tassles as a final touch to your midnight sky shawl. You can find how to make them here in the small tutorial I made for you.

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2 Comments

    1. Hello, I just gave birth and won’t probably be able to film new tutorials for a while. Maybe in a few months at least.
      TJ.

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