This is one of my favorites. It seems to be very popular on my blog as well. I’m happy everyone is enjoying it! I would like to mention that I now have a shop on ETSY.  You can find me at Sally’s Backyard
where I sell vintage jewelry and accessories or at Sally’s Backyard Home where I sell vintage home accessories and decor.  Please stop by for a visit! 🙂

Tradewinds Stole

by Sally’s Backyard

Wear this open shell design stole to cover your shoulders on a breezy summer evening. It’s elegant enough to wear for a night out or casual enough for a stroll along the beach.

Size: approx. 13” x 60”

Gauge is not critical for this project.


Worsted weight yarn

I used 3 skeins (plus a small amount from an additional skein for the fringe) of Naturally Caron Country, Ocean Spray, (75% Acrylic, 25% Merino Wool), 185 yards/skein.

“J” hook

tapestry needle to weave in ends

Terms used:


dc=double crochet

sk=skip stitch




Ch. 43

Row 1:  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 5th ch from hook. *Skip next 3 ch,  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch. Repeat from * to last 2 chs.  Sk 1 ch,  1dc in last ch.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch. 4, sk first 3dc, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch 1-sp, sk next 4 dc, repeat from *,  end with sk last 2dc, 1 dc in next st.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 to approx. 60” in length. Weave in ends.

Finishing (optional): Simple fringe–knotted on all ends to avoid fraying.

Copyright, May, 2010. Sally’s Backyard.  All rights reserved.

19 thoughts on “Tradewinds

  1. Hi! Can you give me the beginning chain count if I wanted to make this wider?

    I’m using this to make prayer shawls for church and find that it almost looks like a scarf – I’d like to add a couple inches. I’m terrible with figuring out patterns so if you could tell me how to figure the beginning chain – I can work the rest out.

    Would it be multiples of 4 plus 5?

  2. I love your pattern but I would like to make it about 20″ x 60″, can you help me? If you can give me the multiple of the pattern stitches (ex. multiple of 8 or multiple of 8 + 1 or +2) for the pattern, I think I would be able to handle it.

  3. I’m going to make it for a friend who is attending her daughter’s wedding of which part is outside. She is looking all over for a shawl or wrap of some kind. Her outfit is plum and black print, think I’ll do it in black as I won’t be able to match the plum exactly. I’ve also looked for patterns at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s but couldn’t find the right one – this one is it. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love this pattern. My niece is always cold at church, so I want to make her a nice looking, but simple, shawl. I believe this will work greeat! Thank you for sharing! Annie

    • Awww, thanks, sis! I really enjoy my crochet hobby and it’s fun to dabble with stitches to come up with fun things to make, playing with yarn, color and then thinking up names for those things.

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