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Short Row Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

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The Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl is a short-row crochet shawl with a video guide to help you whip up your very own. Feel free to get creative with your color choices! And if lightweight shawls are your jam, check out the Easily Crochet The On The Bias Suzette Shawl or the Stash Buster Crochet Motif Shawl Pattern.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

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While organizing my stash one day, I found a basket of WeCrochet Palette Yarn that felt like rediscovering a long-lost friend. The shades of blue and sand tones reminded me of a summer in Martha's Vineyard, where I first experienced the unique charm of the Northeast beach life as a nanny. Inspired by the memories of quaint wharves and muted coastal decor, I incorporated fishing nets, blue hues, and sandy beaches into a new shawl design.

Why You Should Give Short Rows A Try

In crochet, short rows are a technique used to create extra fabric in a specific area without working across the entire row. This is achieved by working only part of a row, then turning the work before reaching the end.

By repeating this process, you build up sections of fabric that are longer or shorter than others, allowing you to shape your project in various ways.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Crochet short rows are a versatile technique that every crocheter should try. They allow for the creation of unique shapes and contours in your projects, enabling more fitted and flattering garments, as well as beautifully textured patterns.

By working partial rows and turning your work at specific intervals, you can add depth and dimension to shawls, sweaters, and more. This technique is not only practical for achieving a perfect fit but also opens up a world of creative possibilities, making your crochet projects more dynamic and visually interesting.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl Supplies

Crochet Hook:

Size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers (2)
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

We Crochet Palette
(213 yards per ball) in colorways:
Oyster Heather (2 balls)
Opal Heather (1 ball)
Shoal (1 ball)
Marine Heather (1 ball)
Hare Heather (1 ball)
Puma Heather (1 ball)

Yardage:

950 yards (869 m)
7 Total Balls of Yarn

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl m - slip marker

Gauge:

12 sts and 15 rows = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet before blocked

Measurements/Sizes:

One Size
Depth: 38 inches (97 cm)
Width: 92 inches (234 cm)
When Aggressively Blocked

Skill Level:

Intermediate

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Pattern Notes

The Fisherman’s Wharf Shawl is worked in a crescent shape from top down. Short rows will be added using a chained stitch and in different locations for pops of color.

The turning chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

This shawl will curl a lot; aggressive blocking will be required.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl Video

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Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl Instructions

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body

Row 1 (WS): With Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn ch 8, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in next, 2 sc in each of the next 3, sc in next 2, turn. | 10 sts

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 14 sts

Row 3: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 16 sts

Rows 4-17: Repeat rows 2-3, then place a stitch marker through the working strand so the work cannot be undone, do NOT fasten off main color but set aside, then continue to first short row section. | 58 sts

First Short Row Section

Row 1: With Opal Heather (Color B)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 20th stitch from the right edge in the row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) four times, turn. See video for clarification.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 6 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After first short row section)

Row 18: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 17, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (28 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 7, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 62 sts

Row 19: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 64 sts

Rows 20-21: Repeat rows 2-3 from the main color body. | 70 sts

Second Short Row Section

Row 1: With Opal Heather (Color B)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 30th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) seven times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 6 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After Second short row section)

Row 22: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 10, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (37 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 17, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 74 sts

Row 23: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 76 sts

Rows 24-25: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. | 82 sts

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Third Short Row Section

Row 1: With Opal Heather (Color B)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 42nd stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) eight times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 6 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After Third short row section)

Row 26: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 7, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (40 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 29, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 86 sts

Row 27: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 88 sts

Rows 28-31: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. | 100 sts

Fourth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Shoal (Color C)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 22nd stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) ten times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 5 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After Fourth short row section)

Row 32: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 39, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (43 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 12, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 104 sts

Row 33: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 106 sts

Rows 34-37: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. | 118 sts

Fifth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Shoal (Color C)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 34th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) seven times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 4 fasten off yarn.

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Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After Fifth short row section)

Row 38: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 56, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (31 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 24, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 122 sts

Row 39: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 124 sts

Rows 40-43: Repeat rows 2-3 from the main color body. | 136 sts

Sixth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Shoal (Color C)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 60th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) twenty times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 5 fasten off yarn.

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After sixth short row section)

Row 44: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 55, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (73 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 51, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 140 sts

Row 45: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 142 sts

Rows 46-49: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. | 154 sts

Seventh Short Row Section

Row 1: With Shoal (Color C)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 16th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) twenty-four times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 6 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Oyster Heather (Color A) Body, (Continued After Seventh short row section)

Row 50: Place the Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 57, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (88 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 3, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 158 sts

Row 51: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 160 sts

Rows 52-55: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. Fasten off Oyster Heather (Color A) Yarn. | 172 sts

Eighth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Marine Heather (Color D)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 62nd stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) thirty-two times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 4 fasten off yarn.

Hare Heather (Color E) Body, (Continued After Eighth short row section)

Row 56: With RS facing, attach Hare Heather (Color E)  to right side of work, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 8, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (106 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 52, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 176 sts

Row 57: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 178 sts

Rows 58-61: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. | 190 sts

Ninth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Marine Heather (Color D)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 28th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) twenty-six times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 5 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Hare Heather (Color E) Body, (Continued After Ninth short row section)

Row 62: Place the Hare Heather (Color E)  Yarn back onto the hook with RS facing, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 75, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (91 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 18, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 194 sts

Row 63: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 196 sts

Row 64-67: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body. Fasten off Hare Heather (Color E) . | 208 sts

Tenth Short Row Section

Row 1: With Marine Heather (Color D)  and WS of work facing, attach yarn to the 106th stitch in row, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) thirty times, turn.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across all contrast yarn, ch 3, skip 2 sts from body, sl st in next, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At the end of row 6 fasten off yarn.

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Puma Heather (Color F) Body, (Continued After Tenth short row section)

Row 68: With RS facing, attach Puma Heather (Color F)  to right side of work, ch 1, sc 2, 3 sc in next, sc 3, sc in the same stitch as short row section yarn, *2sc in chain space, sc in sl st*; repeat from * to * across short row yarn (106 sts worked across the short rows which is the same number of stitches used across the body color), sc 92, 3 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 212 sts

Row 69: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in next, sc until the last three sts, 2 sc in the next, sc in last 2, turn. | 214 sts

Rows 70-73: Repeat rows 2-3 from main color body and fasten off yarn. | 226 sts

Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl

Bottom Trim

Row 74: With RS facing, attach Marine Heather (Color D)  to right side of work, ch 3, slip stitch in same stitch, (ch 3, skip 2, sl st in next) across, ch 3 and slip stitch in last st again, turn.

Row 75: *Ch 3, sl st in next chain space*; repeat from * to * across, ch 3 and sl st in last again, turn.

rows 76-85: Repeat row 75.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block shawl aggressively and wear!

Blocking fishermans wharf shawl

To wrap things up (pun intended), I hope this post has inspired you to try out the Fisherman's Wharf Crochet Shawl. It's a lovely project that captures the essence of seaside charm, similar to the Picot Crochet Shawl Free Pattern or the Long Summer Crochet Duster Free Pattern.

Once you've finished crocheting, don't forget to block your shawl, especially the lace sections. Blocking really helps to open up the lace and showcase all your hard work.

Simply soak your shawl in lukewarm water, gently squeeze out the excess water, and pin it to your desired shape on a blocking mat. Let it dry completely, and you'll see a remarkable difference in how your stitches look. Happy crocheting!

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