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Sorrento Shawl Crochet Pattern

The Sorrento Shawl Crochet Pattern combines texture and color for a cozy wrap. This warm rectangle shawl can include fringe, pockets or neither.

The shawl is worked on the long edge with alternating sections of textured stitches. I chose two colors for the striping, but of course, more colors or a solid would be lovely.

The free crochet pattern for this shawl below includes photos for each row or section. For even more support all the stitches have tutorial links as well.

Woman with texture orange and cream shawl on.

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Yarn

I use Paintbox Simply Chunky yarn, this is a #5 bulky weight yarn. However, I find it to be thinner than many other in it’s weight. You can use #4 medium worsted weight yarn, if you can meet gauge.

A #5 bulky weight yarn that is similar is Red Heart Soft Essentials.* Or thicker #4 yarns, like Red Heart With Love* should work well also.

The best way to check is just to work up a gauge swatch!

Stitches in this Shawl

The Sorrento is a rectangle shawl that features a combination of stitches to achieve all that textured goodness.

I link up tutorials in the Stitches section. Since this pattern uses bobbles and post stitches (among others) the level is intermediate.

However, an advanced beginner can make this shawl pattern too. I include pictures of almost every row, and many are repeats.

Again, most of the stitches have tutorials, so beginners can use those to help them learn (or remember) new stitches.

Bobble and stripe shawl wrapped around woman.

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Striped and textured crochet shawl.

Materials

  • 8 balls (100g/3.5oz) each of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn, this yarn is labeled as #5 chunky weight yarn, but it’s thinner than other #5 yarns, and is more similar to Red Heart With Love a #4 worsted weight yarn. So you can use either a #4 or #5 yarn for this shawl.
  • Pictured in Vanilla Cream (MC) and Vintage Pink (CC) for a total of 1192 yds/1088m (with fringe).
  • Rec yarn:
  • Shawl + Fringe = 1192 yds/1088m divided in (MC) ~745 yds/680m + (CC) ~447 yds/408m
  • Shawl + Pockets = 1362 yds/1243m divided in (MC) ~851 yds/778m + (CC) ~511yds/467m
  • 5mm US size H crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge. I love my Furls ergonomic hooks.*
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

My favorite Hooks are Furls* and Clover*!

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here are my favorites.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 
  3. Stitch multiple is 4 +3.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

Click any of these links for the tutorial.

How to Change Colors at the End of a Row and throughout a row.

blo-back loop only

bo-Bobble stitch: yarn over, insert hook into stitch to be worked, yarn over & pull up a loop, yarn over & pull through two loops; working into the same stitch repeat 4 more times; you will have 6 loops on the hook, yarn over & pull through all of them, do not ch 1.

BPhdc-back post half double crochet is made the same way a back post double crochet is but by using the hdc stitch instead.

CC-contrast color 

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

Esc-extended single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo) and draw up a loop, yo again and pull through 1 loop on your hook (2 loops left on hook), yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

fdc-foundation double crochet

flo-front loop only

FPhdc-the front post half double crochet is made the same way a front post double crochet is but by using the hdc stitch instead. *The FPhdc is very thick and some may consider substituting the FPdc in this section.

MC-main color 

rep-repeat

RS-right side

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

tlo hdc-third loop half double crochet work the hdc in the 3rd loop-the horizontal strand that runs across the back of a hdc.

WS-wrong side

Fringed shawl draped over mannequin.

Gauge

3”/7.6cm x 3”/7.6cm = 8 dc x 5 rows of dc

Level

Intermediate

Construction

This is a rectangle shawl. The number of stitches will give you the length of your shawl. You can add/subtract 4 to my starting chain to increase/decrease your length.

Finished Dimensions

67”/170cm long x 18”/45.7cm wide unblocked, without fringe

Back view of crochet bobble texture shawl.

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Video Tutorial

If you’re looking for more video help, the full, row by row video tutorial for the Sorrento Shawl is available here on my YouTube channel.

Textured Shawl Pattern

Striped and textured crochet shawl.

Textured Sorrento Shawl Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $20

Learn how to crochet textured Sorrento Shawl. This rectangle wrap is cozy and warm featuring a variety of stitches.

Materials

  • 8 balls (100g/3.5oz) each of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn, this yarn is labeled as #5 chunky weight yarn, but it’s thinner than other #5 yarns, and is more similar to Red Heart With Love a #4 worsted weight yarn. So you can use either a #4 or #5 yarn for this shawl.
  • Pictured in Vanilla Cream (MC) and Vintage Pink (CC) for a total of 1192 yds/1088m (with fringe).
  • Rec yarn:
  • Shawl + Fringe = 1192 yds/1088m divided in (MC) ~745 yds/680m + (CC) ~447 yds/408m
  • Shawl + Pockets = 1362 yds/1243m divided in (MC) ~851 yds/778m + (CC) ~511yds/467m

Tools

  • 5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

  1. Row 1. In MC Fdc 187 or ch 189 and dc in 2nd ch from your hook and each ch across. (187 sts)
  2. Row 2. (WS) In CC ch 1, in same st sc, *bo in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep til 2 sts left, bo in next st, sc in last st, turn. (187 sts)
  3. Row 3. (RS) In MC Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  4. Row 4. Rep Row 2.
  5. Row 5. Rep Row 3.
  6. Row 6. In MC Ch 3, *{sc in next st, dc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
  7. Row 7. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{dc in next st, sc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
  8. Row 8. Rep Row 6.
  9. Row 9. Rep Row 7.Bobble rows and lemon peel rows.
  10. Row 10. Rep Row 6.
  11. Row 11. Rep Row 7.
  12. Row 12. In MC Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  13. Row 13. In CC Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.Progress of shawl with stripes and texture.
  14. Row 14. Ch 1, starting in same st tlo hdc in each st across, turn.
  15. 3rd loop ridge below half double crochet stitches.Row 15. (RS) In MC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn. The next section is very thick compared to the others and pulls in more on the edge. I added esc-extended single crochets here when I added the sc border to help even it out. Blocking also helps.
  16. Row 16. (WS) Ch 1, hdc in same st, FPhdc, *{BPhdc, FPhdc} rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn.
  17. Row 17. (RS) Ch 1 hdc in same st, FPhdc in each st across until 1 st left, hdc in last st, turn.
  18. Wrong side for front post half double crochet texture.Row 18. (WS) Rep Row 16.
  19. Front post stitches.Row 19. (RS) Rep Row 17.
  20. Back of work with post stitches.Row 20. (WS) Rep Row 16.
  21. Front of post section. Row 21. (RS) Rep Row 17. (7 rows total from color change-Row 15)
  22. Double crochet row in main color.Row 22. (WS) Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  23. Single crochet in contrast color.Row 23. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st sc in each st across, turn.
  24. Row 24 starts alternating.Row 24. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{hdc in next st, sc in next st} rep from *across, turn.
  25. Alternating single crochet and half doubles.Row 25. Ch 1, in same st hdc, *{sc in next st, hdc in next st} rep from * across, turn.
  26. Repeats of the half double crochets and singles.Rows 26-27. Rep Rows 24-25 again.

    Row 28. In MC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in main color.Row 29. Rep last row.

    Row 30. Ch 3, *{sc in next st, dc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
    Row 31. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{dc in next st, sc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
    Rows 32-33. Rep Rows 30-31.

    Row 34. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in contrast color.Rows 35. Rep last row.

    Row 36. (WS) In MC, Ch 1, in same st sc, *bo in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep til 2 sts left, bo in next st, sc in last st, turn. (187 sts)Bobbles in main color across.

    Row 37. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in contrast.Row 38. Rep last row.

    Row 39. In MC, Ch 3, *{flo dc in next st, blo dc in next st} rep from * across until one st left, dc in last st, turn.

    Row 40. Ch 3, *{blo dc in next st, flo dc in next st} rep from * across until one st left, dc in last st, turn.

    Row 41. Rep Row 39.
    Row 42. Rep Row 40.
    Row 43. Rep Row 39. Cut yarn. 18” tall

Block

Block your shawl here. Pay special attention to the front post half double crochet section, as it is so tight.

Border

Border on shawl.

  1. On RS In CC, join to any corner with a sl st.
  2. In corner place (sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc).
  3. Sc evenly around the sides, placing (sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc) in each corner, join with a sl st to first st.
  4. *Along the FPhdc section I added esc stitches to add a little more height since it pulled in more on one side.

Finishing

  1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Optional Extras

Fringe

  1. Cut 17” lengths of yarn for 8” finished fringe.
  2. Fold in half and pull through along stitches at both short ends of shawl.Add fringe to shawl edge.

    Pockets = 9” x 11” Make 2.

      1. Row 1. Fdc 30, this gives us the height of the pocket (11”); you can adjust this number by 2s.
      2. Rep Rows 13-33 in the pattern.
      3. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, continue to hdc evenly around the square, placing (hdc, ch1, hdc) in each corner st, join with a sl st.
      4. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for seaming.
      5. For best pocket placement, try on your shawl to find where you would like your pockets.
      6. Sew pockets on, matching up the like rows.
      7. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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