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Christening Shawl

I have designed this christening shawl as an accessory to my FREE Christening Outfit on my sister site justcrochet.

Imagine your little one dressed in a white outfit you have made and wrapped in a matching shawl, it can also be passed on through your family or used as an heirloom.

Hope you enjoy.

christening shawl

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Christening Shawl

Pattern Number CNC65

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Abbreviations USA
WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side
ch.    Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
hdc.  Half Double Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch
yo.     Yarn Over

dc2tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in same space or stitch, yo and draw through all loops.

Crab Stitch. – Working left to right work 1sc in each sc backwards.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx Finished Size:  38 x 36 Inches

I have used:-
420 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK

OR an equivalent yarn i.e
15oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn

6.00mm & 5.00mm Clover crochet hooks

GAUGE – 2 pattern rpt’s & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch


Made in multiples of 2 stitches.

With 6.00mm hook ch136 loosely, work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch1, skip 1ch, 1sc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (67, ch1 spaces)

Next Row – (RS) ch3, * dc2tog (see abbrev) in next ch1 space, ch1, skip 1sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space and sc, dc2tog in ch1 space, 1dc in last sc. Turn. (67, dc2tog)

Pattern Row 1 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip dc2tog, 1sc in next ch1 space, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – ch3, * dc2tog in next ch1 space, ch1, skip 1sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space and sc, dc2tog in ch1 space, 1dc in last sc. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 41, dc2tog rows have been worked. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn.

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Shawl Edge – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch1 space and sc to last sc, 3sc in sc, work 122sc evenly in row ends down first side of blanket, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along cast on edge, 3sc in corner, work 122sc evenly in row ends up second side of shawl, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Next Row – Working in back loop of stitch only, ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, work 1hdc in each sc around 4 sides of shawl, working 3hdc in corners and slip stitching to first hdc on the end of each row. Turn.

Rpt the last row three more times.

Work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) around shawl to end, sl st to beginning of row. Fasten off.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for christening shawl, crochet my sweet dreams baby blanket in pure white to also make a shawl.

Have fun until next time.


All pattern sizing, yarn weights, gauges etc on this website are approx as everybody crochets differently. Every effort is made to ensure this pattern is correct, but I am only human so mistakes may be made, if you find one please let me know by e-mail on

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Cheryl O'Kelly

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Love this pattern....easy and so pretty. I did put a lacy border on it as it is for my soon to arrive great granddaughter.

Jenny Watson

Thursday 14th of September 2017

This is just beautiful. Thank you sincerely for sharing the pattern.


Friday 15th of September 2017

Thank you Jenny, hope you enjoy making it.