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Ball of Ladders Crochet Shawl

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Grab your favorite color of Shawl in a Ball by Lion brand to create this fun shawl that looks like it’s full of tiny ladders. All you need is one ball to make this pretty triangle. The pattern is a super-simple 2 row repeat, so once you get the hang of it, it’s a great project to travel with, or to just sit and make while watching TV or chatting with friends. Use more or less yarn to make it larger or smaller.

Ball of Ladders - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Lion Brand Yarn.

You can now find a video to help with this easy pattern HERE.

Ball of Ladders
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
56″ x 25″

Yarn:
Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, worsted weight, 150 g/518 yds
Lotus Blossom 304 – 1 skein

Hook:
US-J, 6.00mm

Gauge:
14 sts x 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Other supplies:
Yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern:
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as ch-1 and dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch made. – {4 dc}
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1) dc in same st, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2, ch 1, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last st. – {8 dc}
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st, dc in each st to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st until 1 st remains, 3 dc in last st. – {20 dc}
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1) dc in same st, ch 1, skip 1, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1) to ch-2 corner,  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2, ch 1, skip 1, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1) until 1 st remains, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last st. – {16 dc}
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st, dc in each st to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st until 1 st remains, 3 dc in last st. – {36 dc}
Repeat rows 4 and 5 to desired size, or until there is not enough yarn for another repeat – stitch counts will increase with each repeat.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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24 thoughts on “Ball of Ladders Crochet Shawl”

  1. Have done a lot of crocheting and your pattern is very unclear.. Row 2in ch-2 what? space? Most patterns are VERY much more clear.

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  2. Do you have an easy way to calculate how many stiches/DCs there should be at the end of each row? I am using a yarn that is very difficult to see actual stitches and the only way I will be able to make this accurately is to make sure my counts are correct at the end of each row.

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  3. In case you didn’t know, Lion Brand has cut the size of their balls from 518 to 481 yards, nearly 120 feet less. You WILL run out of yarn!

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  4. OMG! The pattern’s of shawl is sooo beautiful! I have a pink and grey colours angora yarn and this pattern will be the best for it! Thank you very much!
    Marianne

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  5. Man some of you guys…..like asking for a ride and wanting to drive…..enjoy the beautiful free pattern !

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