Looking for the perfect advent pattern to crochet this season? Try the Verdant Shawl! Designed with a 24 mini skein mini skein set in mind, this shawl is great as an advent, with yarn scraps, or worked with a solid color.
After last year and seeing all the beautiful advent projects popping up on my Instagram feed, and I realized that there weren’t many crochet patterns that work well with yarn advents (that specifically apply to my style and aesthetic). Naturally, I knew that I wanted to design a project that would be perfect for 24 mini skien advents (the most common form yarn advents). I immediately began planning out this design, but of course the biggest hurdle was finding 24 coordinating mini skeins in January. Ariel from Oak and Fiber was a gem and graciously put together this beautiful mini skein set for my sample!
Making this shawl as an advent
There are even a couple of ways to use this pattern with an advent. Some people like to add their mini skein into a project the day that they open the skein. This adds an extra bit anticipation and excitement to be able to work on a project everyday for the month. Meanwhile others like to open their mini skein everyday and wait to start on a project until after they’ve opened all the mini skeins so they have more control over the arrangement of colors in the shawl. Both methods have pros and cons, but I guarantee they will both be equally fun!
I specifically designed this pattern to be used with a 24 day mini skein set.
However, you certainly do not have to use this pattern with an advent. This pattern is totally customizable! You can crochet the entire shawl with one color, or as stripes, or this is the perfect shawl for using up scraps!
Of course you definitely do not have to use this pattern with advents. You can totally customize this shawl by striping however many colors you’d like, or by making it all solid. I also think this project would make a beautiful pattern for using up yarn scraps! Below are some of the shawls my wonderful testers made!
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Approximately 2,200 yards (475 grams) of fingering weight (#1) yarn
- I designed this shawl specifically for a 24 mini skein (20 grams each) set. However, you can use any number of colors for this wrap. All of my mini skeins came from Oak and Fiber
Hook: US G/4.00mm
Notions Tapestry needle
- The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
- Feel free to customize the stripe pattern to your preference and based on how many colors you are using (more on that in the note about yarn advents). The color change details that I used for my sample can be found after the pattern.
*All measurements are approximate*
- Length (from point to point): 73.5 inches
- Width: 17 inches
- Length (from point to point): 93 inches
- Width: 18 inches
Following the stitch pattern in the pattern approximately 15 rows of 7 sc = 2 inches unblocked
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Sc: Single Crochet
Sc tog: Single Crochet Together
Insert hook into st (or in this case the ch space), yarn over and pull back through. Insert hook into the next ch space, yarn over and pull back through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
This pattern uses the Moss/Granite/Linen stitch, which is a simple technique of single crochets and chains. HEREis a video tutorial of how to do this stitch.
Color Change Row
Every time you are changing colors, work this special row for the first row of the new color.
Instead of working into the chain space from the previous row, insert your hook into the the middle of the single crochet in the row below. Pull up and finish the single crochet like normal and ch 1. Repeat to the end of the row.
Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc, ch 1, skip next ch, work 1 sc in last st (2 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: In the first ch space work [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc], ch 1, 1 sc in the last ch space. This ch space is in between the last sc and the turning chs (3 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: *1 sc in ch space, ch 1* repeat across, working 1 sc into the last ch space (3 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Continue repeating rows 2-3 for a total of 132 rows and a total of 68 sc
Row 133-420: *1 sc in ch space, ch 1* repeat across, working 1 sc into the last ch space (66 sc). Ch 2, turn.
NOTE: The decreases will be happening on the opposite side of the increases
Row 421: *1 sc in ch space, ch 1* repeat across, working 1 sc into the last ch space (66 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Row 422: *1 sc in ch space, ch 1* repeat until you have two ch spaces left. Work 1 sc tog (65 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 421 and 422 until you have 1 sc left
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
NOTE: The decrease stitches will most likely curl in, so blocking the wrap is recommended to fix that issue and to relax the stitches throughout the wrap.
Row 1-66: Color 1
Row 67-92: Color 2
row 93-115: Color 3
Row 116-132: Color 4
For the next 16 colors work 18 rows of each color
Row 421-438: Color 21
Row 439-460: Color 22
Row 461-485: Color 23
Row 486-552: Color 24
I hope you enjoy crocheting the Verdant Shawl! Be sure to tag me on Instagram with your lovely scarf, I would love to see it!