If you love the Granny Stitch combined with other stitches, you’ll love the Melody Shawl. This granny stitch triangle shawl uses a combination of the Granny and V Stitches to create a “melody” of these beloved stitches. Playful yet classic, the Melody Shawl is a lovely addition to any wardrobe for those cool autumn nights.
There is something about the classic granny stitch that is so lovable. It’s easy and almost meditative with how straightforward it is. It’s no question why this stitch is beloved by so many crocheters!
The V Stitch is also another classic that has a wonderful, lacy texture while being fairly straight forward once you get into it.
So when I had the idea to design a shawl using the granny stitch, making a “melody” of these two stitches for a granny stitch triangle shawl made so much sense.
Granny Triangle Shawl Design Inspiration
In all my years of designing crochet patterns, I’ve actually never released a pattern that uses the granny stitch! Crazy, I know. So when the lovely Fiona of Cozy Rosie UK asked designers if they’d like to participate in her event that specifically requires using that stitch, you know I absolutely had to join!
I had a few ideas floating around of different patterns that I wanted to make but, to be completely honest, I’ve been on a big triangle shawl kick lately so I gave into what my heart desired and I designed this lovely granny triangle shawl.
And, of course, I didn’t want it to be just another granny stitch triangle shawl. It had to have a little something extra, a little addition of personality…
And that’s where the V stitch came in!
I think the Granny Stitch and the V Stitch are an absolute match made in heaven. The stitches are worked in a similar way, which makes combining them into a crochet project a total dream.
While I did play around with how large I wanted each section of each stitch to be and started over a few times to find the “perfect” size for each section, I had it in my head from the start that the two stitches would go together.
And boy, do they!
How do I choose the best yarn for this granny triangle shawl?
First things first – This granny triangle shawl was designed using Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle, which is a DK acrylic yarn. Personally, I absolutely LOVE the Mandala Bonus Bundles. They come in awesome colorways, the cakes are huge and the length of colors are much longer than the normal Mandala cakes.
That being said, you can absolutely use almost any yarn you’d prefer!
You should be able to use almost any weight of yarn and fiber that you prefer. I would say the highest weight I would go is a Medium weight as you still want a bit of drape and bulky would be, well, too bulky! Haha. Any fiber should do.
Keep in mind – This granny triangle shawl was designed and tested in DK. It has not been tested in another weight. Therefore, the yarn requirements are listed ONLY in DK.
You can absolutely make this shawl in a single color, use a color changing yarn like I did or control your color changes by choosing the colors and adding them in when you’re ready.
This pattern is a part of the Stitching with Granny Event!
The Stitching with Granny Event is a super fun event hosted by Fiona of Cozy Rosie UK. This event features brand new, never before released, exclusive PDF patterns that specifically use the Granny Stitch. If you love the Granny Stitch, this event is for you!
Each day between 8/1/2022 and 8/15/2022, a brand new crochet pattern will be released. These patterns are “exclusive” which means they are only available in their PDF format.
In this event, the patterns will have a 50% off coupon code on their feature date. So not only do you get a brand new pattern that is “hot off the press”, you also get it with a big discount!
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Melody Shawl – a Granny Triangle Shawl Pattern Details
The Melody Shawl uses a combination of the Granny Stitch and V stitches to create a “melody” of these beloved stitches.
With large sections of Granny Stitch and delicate details in V stitches, it has a whimsical yet classic look and feel. This shawl can be crocheted in almost any yarn weight you prefer despite being designed in DK.
This premium crochet pattern includes a photo tutorial for all of the steps. The photo tutorial has the steps written out in full sentence detail, not “normal” pattern shorthand! The pictures also include arrows and dots when necessary to help clarify the stitches so that it will be easier to navigate.
You’ll get 13 pages packed with special notes, images and details to help make your crochet granny triangle shawl the best it can be. Additionally, you’ll also receive a printer friendly version without all the photos and tutorials so that if you want to print it, you can save on ink.
Regardless of how you like to follow patterns, I’ve got you covered!
Intermediate – Crocheters looking to purchase and follow this pattern should know how to:
- Read a crochet pattern – There is NOT a video tutorial for this pattern
- Work the standard stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet)
- Create chain spaces and work into them
- Skip stitches
- Place several stitches in the same stitch or space indicated
While I believe an advanced beginner absolutely could follow this pattern, you will need to be familiar with these techniques and understand how to work them to feel confident doing so. The photo tutorial included with the pattern will walk you through all the necessary steps with arrows and dots for further clarification but you should have an understanding of these stitches and techniques before purchasing this pattern.
DK (Light – 3) weight acrylic yarn of your choice.
You will need approximately: 10.5 oz / 300g / 1181 yards.
Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle in colorway Meowth. I used just shy of 1 entire cake.
4.5 mm (G+) hook
Stitch Markers if you prefer them.
(As written in pattern and after blocking)
Wingspan (along shoulders): 74 inches
Length (at longest point): 39 inches
Before purchasing this pattern, you may be interested in reading the pattern notes to get an idea of what you’re getting into.
- This shawl will benefit from blocking to open up the V stitches and ensure a straight edge on the wingspan.
- This shawl is designed to a specific side and weight of yarn, however, you can easily alter the size by adding or removing rows.
- You can use another weight of yarn if you prefer.
- Keep in mind, the yarn requirements are listed for DK weight and do not reflect any other weight of yarn. You may need more or less yarn if you change weight.
- This pattern calls for usage of a magic circle. You can use the magic circle or you can chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain made to create a circle to work into.
- Chain 1 and chain 2 at the beginning of a round do not count as stitches. Always place your first stitch of the round in the same stitch you chained out of.
- Stitch counts are referenced at the end of each round in parentheses and bold italics (#).
- Repeats are listed in brackets [ ].
- Instructions within parenthesis ( ) indicate to work all instructions in the same stitch or space.
This Exclusive PDF Pattern Also Comes With:
You may be interested to know what else this PDF pattern comes with.
This PDF pattern comes with 2 formats. One is a “full” version with a full photo tutorial. It is 13 pages long and the photo tutorial is written in full sentence detail, not short hand. You will also receive a printer friendly version that has only one picture to help you save ink!
The granny stitch shawl PDF pattern also comes with: Notes on how to block the shawl, notes on how to change the size, stitch counts broken down into easier to count numbers for each row and a link to a video tutorial for the Magic Circle.
Where to Purchase the Melody Shawl
The Melody Shawl is available as an inexpensive PDF purchase on Etsy! 🙂
Want more patterns like this Granny Stitch Shawl?
The Granny Stitch is a beloved stitch and in my opinion, it’s always good to have patterns that use it!
The best part of the Melody Shawl is that it was released as a part of the Stitching with Granny Event, which features brand new, exclusive PDF patterns that specifically feature the Granny Stitch.
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I hope you love the Melody Shawl as much as I do! Enjoy!
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