X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl

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An image of a trapezoid shaped crochet shawl made of a lacy x-stitch from a variegated yellow yarn and three stripes of a bright green yarn.

Introducing the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl!

When it comes to enhancing your style and comfort during the colder seasons, few accessories can rival the timeless appeal of a well-crafted shawl. The X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl is a true masterpiece in the world of fashion, offering a delightful blend of elegance, warmth, and versatility. In this blog post, we’ll explore the myriad reasons why this shawl has become a must-have accessory, and how it effortlessly complements a wide range of outfits.

Elegance at its Finest

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl exudes an air of sophistication that is perfect for any occasion. Its trapezoid shape and the subtle movement of the stitches make it a symbol of understated elegance. Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event or adding a touch of refinement to your everyday look, this crochet shawl will be your trusted companion.

Uncompromised Comfort

With the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl wrapped around your shoulders, you’ll experience unparalleled comfort. The shawl is made from high-quality, squishy superwash merino that provides warmth without sacrificing breathability. Say goodbye to the discomfort of heavy, bulky winter wear – this shawl offers the perfect balance between coziness and style. Did you know that lace patterns can be warm too?

Versatility for Every Season and Wardrobe

One of the key features that sets the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl apart is its adaptability. Whether it’s a brisk autumn evening or a chilly winter morning, this shawl can effortlessly transition through the seasons. You can drape it over your shoulders as a cozy wrap or style it as a scarf to keep you snug in a variety of weather conditions.

The x-stitch is eye catching for the lace it creates, so this crochet shawl is a statement piece. Elevate your style with the yarn you choose and striping pattern. From draped around the shoulders or wrapped around the neck, have fun experimenting with wearing it different ways. A lacy skirt with leggings and boots, maybe?

Yarn

Would you like to hear a story about the yarn for the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl?

Once upon a time, Creations by Courtney drove from GA to a fiber retreat in Greensboro, NC. She was so thrilled to see some of her fiber friends and make new ones. As with any fiber retreat, one is looking forward to shopping for squishy goodness to add to a curated collection of yarn. (Do not call it a stash in front of non-yarnies.)

Creations by Courtney saw familiar dyers and discovered new ones, such as The Crochet Cove. She was instantly drawn to a DK weight in the color named Starfruit. Starfruit is a beautiful speckle yarn with yellows, oranges, and greens on a neutral base. Courtney instantly knew that she would use the x-stitch to create a second crochet shawl to add to the growing collection, but had no idea that it would take over a year to find the right shade of green to compliment Starfruit. She considered a neon green in fingering weight, then found a light pea green, but still was not pleased.

On a chance, Creations by Courtney visited Hearts and Spirit ATL popup with her mom and twin daughters. To her surprise, she found Limelight by Old Rusted Chair! Now, this did not mean that the X-capade Trapezoid Crochet Shawl was started that week, but the yarn hung out together waiting it’s turn to be crocheted.

If you would like to try the same or similar yarns, here are the deets:

The Crochet Cover Classic DK is 100% superwash merino that has a put-up of 246 yards / 225 meters per 100 grams. It retails for $31.50, and is sold out at the time of this writing. If you prefer other weight yarns, The Crochet Cove offers most of her color ways in multiple fiber bases and weights. ????

Old Rusted Chair Squish DK is 100% superwash merino with a put-up of 231 yards / 211 meters per 100g. At the time of this writing, it retails for $29.00, which can be ordered from their site, or you can see if there is a local stockiest.

I loved working with both yarns, and they compliment each other so well. I did not deal with any splitting, which tends to happen with crochet and s-twist yarns. Also, it has to be highlighted that there was no color bleed when this project was wet blocked. Bright color yarns have been known to bleed when wet blocked, so it is best to steam block to prevent color bleeding. I hope you choose to add The Crochet Cove and Old Rusted Chair to your stash. I mean curated collection. ????

Don’t worry if you cannot use wool, alternative yarns are listed below in the Materials section.

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MATERIALS

GAUGE

3 x-st =3.75” [9.5 cm], 4 rows = 4” [10 cm], blocked

FINISHED SIZE(S)

27.75” L x 65.5” W [70.5 cm L x 166 cm W]

PATTERN KEY

Ch: chain

Cnr: corner

CSTR: chainless starting treble crochet

Dc: double crochet

FO: fasten off

Ftr: foundation treble

Ftr inc: foundation treble increase

Prev: previous

Rem: remains

Rep: repeat

Sc: single crochet

Sk: skip

Sl st: slip stitch

Tr: treble crochet

X-st: X-stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSTR: pull up a loop to height of row, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook twice (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] three times

First ftr: ch 4, YO 2 times, insert hook in first ch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop (ch made, 4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times

Ftr: YO 2 times, insert hook in ch of prev st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop (ch made, 4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times

Ftr inc: YO 2 times, insert hook in ch of prev st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop (ch made, 4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, ch 2, YO 2 times, insert hook in ch of prev st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times

X Stitch: YO 2 times, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), sk 2 sts, YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left in center of X, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read entire pattern before beginning.
  • Pattern is worked in 2 sections: Shawl and Edging 
  • CSTR counts as the first st throughout the pattern, and can be replaced with ch 4.
  • Ch counts as a st throughout the pattern.
  • 2 ch or 1 ch and 1 st will always be skipped between the legs of the x-st.
  • For the Edging, to alternate between each color for each st, pick up the next color to YO, pull through 2 loops.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: With Color A,  4 ftr, ftr inc, 2 ftr, ftr inc, 4ftr, turn. 14 tr, 4 ch

Alternative start: Ch 16, starting in 5th ch from hook, tr in next 3 sts, * (tr, ch 2, tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, rep from *, turn.

Row 2: CSTR, tr in same st, [X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr(cnr made)) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 3 X-st, 4 ch

Note: The X-st before the cnr will end in the first ch of the ch-2 sp, and the X-st after the cnr will start in the second ch of the ch-2 sp in all rows.

Row 3: CSTR, tr in same st, [2 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 2 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 6 X-st, 4 ch

Row 4: CSTR, tr in same st, [3 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 3 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 9 X-st, 4 ch

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Row 5: CSTR, tr in same st, [4 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 4 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 12 X-st, 4 ch

Row 6: CSTR, tr in same st, [5 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 5 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 15 X-st, 4 ch

Row 7: CSTR, tr in same st, [6 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 6 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 18 X-st, 4 ch

Row 8: CSTR, tr in same st, [7 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 7 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 21 X-st, 4 ch

Row 9: CSTR, tr in same st, [8 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 8 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 24 X-st, 4 ch

Row 10: CSTR, tr in same st, [9 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 9 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 27 X-st, 4 ch

Row 11: CSTR, tr in same st, [10 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 10 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 30 X-st, 4 ch

Row 12: CSTR, tr in same st, [11 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 11 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 33 X-st, 4 ch

Row 13: CSTR, tr in same st, [12 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 12 X-st, 2 tr in last st, change to Color B, FO Color A, turn. 12 tr, 36 X-st, 4 ch

Row 14: CSTR, tr in same st, [13 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 13 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 39 X-st, 4 ch

Row 15: CSTR, tr in same st, [14 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 14 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 42 X-st, 4 ch

Row 16: CSTR, tr in same st, [15 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 15 X-st, 2 tr in last st, change to Color A, FO Color B, turn. 12 tr, 45 X-st, 4 ch

Row 17: CSTR, tr in same st, [16 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 16 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 48 X-st, 4 ch

Row 18: CSTR, tr in same st, [17 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 17 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 51 X-st, 4 ch

Row 19: CSTR, tr in same st, [18 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 18 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 54 X-st, 4 ch

Row 20: CSTR, tr in same st, [19 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 19 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 57 X-st, 4 ch

Row 21: CSTR, tr in same st, [20 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 20 X-st, 2 tr in last st, change to Color B, FO Color A, turn. 12 tr, 60 X-st, 4 ch

Row 22: CSTR, tr in same st, [21 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 21 X-st, 2 tr in last st, turn. 12 tr, 63 X-st, 4 ch

Row 23: CSTR, tr in same st, [22 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 22 X-st, 2 tr in last st, change to Color A, FO Color B, turn. 12 tr, 66 X-st, 4 ch

Row 24: CSTR, tr in same st, [23 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 23 X-st, 2 tr in last st,turn. 12 tr, 69 X-st, 4 ch

Row 25: CSTR, tr in same st, [24 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 24 X-st, 2 tr in last st,turn. 12 tr, 72 X-st, 4 ch

Row 26: CSTR, tr in same st, [25 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 25 X-st, 2 tr in last st,turn. 12 tr, 75 X-st, 4 ch

Row 27: CSTR, tr in same st, [26 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 26 X-st, 2 tr in last st, change to Color B, FO Color A, turn. 12 tr, 78 X-st, 4 ch

Row 28: CSTR, tr in same st, [27 X-st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) around ch-2 sp] 2 times, 27 X-st, 2 tr in last st,turn. 12 tr, 81 X-st, 4 ch 

Edging

Working along top edge, evenly sc in the side of each row with the matching color until the center, sc in the ch of the last ftr; ch 6, sc in ch of first ftr; evenly sc in the side of each row with the matching color to the last st; using both colors, ch 6, sk 2 sts, sl st to next st, [*ch 6, sk next 3 sts, sl st in next st, rep from * to cnr, ch 4, dc around ch-2, ch 4, sk next 2 st, sl st in next st] 2 times, **ch 6, sk next 3 sts, sl st in next st, rep from ** until 2 sts rem, ch 6, sk last 2, sl st first sc to join, FO.

Finishing

  1. Wet block shawl, then pin to final measurements.
  2. Weave in ends.

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks so much Courtney for sharing this beautiful shawl. What a lovely idea to make a color planner as well.

    Have a great day and beautiful weekend.

  2. What a beautiful shawl Courtney , love the shape and the lace pattern
    The added bonus is it is made with merino wool and lightweight

  3. The stitch CSTR is not listed in the Pattern key. What does that translate to? Please help me, I’m kind of new to this.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for letting me know that CSTR is missing, and I’ll get that updated. It is a chainless starting treble crochet that is similar to a chainless starting double crochet. You make a taller loop and wrap twice than complete it in the same steps of a standard treble crochet. You can also watch the tutorial video in which I demonstrate CSTR.

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