Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl – a free crochet along

Holy macaroni, is it our THIRD Crochet Along now?? I’m so excited you guys!! For the friends who haven’t joined us yet, I have an exciting invitation to extend to you! Every Wednesday for roughly the last 3 years, I’ve done a live video chat over on Facebook at 830pm est. We call it Wip Wednesday Live, and there’s a Facebook group to go along with it where everyone posts their current works in progress. It’s been so exciting to see it grow, and it’s now officially sponsored by my friends at @wecrochetofficial who have been offering a weekly prize of yarn and magazines for the last few months 🤩🥰. So many prizes, so many winners!

Then, something really crazy happened, and Facebook invited us into their new Stars Program to monetize the lives for the creator, whaaaaat. I’ve been doing these lives for so long, over 150 of them in total and the new invitation to monetize has been such an amazing joy! So now we have MORE prizes, and for the first time, a dedicated free crochet along for the viewers. And it’s all because this awesome community comes together 🥰🥰🥰. Join us tonight on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page at 830pm est to begin this beautiful beginner friendly cardigan pattern! Instructions, tutorials, and community love are all involved, and I’m beyond excited ❤🥰.

Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl - CoCo Crochet Lee

Here are the details!

The Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl is a free crochet along hosted by CoCo Crochet Lee during the weekly Wip Wednesday Facebook Lives on facebook held at 830pm est. This pattern will be released in parts started on July 7th. Join in the facebook live for the cal at www.facebook.com/cococrochetlee

What: Free crochet along – carigan beginning today. You can find an Ad-Free PDF version for sale here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-shawl

Where: CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook for the Wip Wednesday Live, and the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group to share your progress with everyone! (This is also where we share prize winners!)

When: 830pm est.
Extra deets: 2 weekly sponsored prizes from @wecrochetofficial, Bonus Star Prizes for viewers.

See you tonight for Wip Wednesday!

The Yarn

For the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl, you can use any yarn in your stash, it’s a great stash-busting pattern! I used this amazing Value Pack from WeCrochet called Bramble, it’s a Hawthorn Fingering Weight Collection in the most dreamy purple shades! >>Take me to Bramble Yarn

The WeCrochet Website describes the Bramble Kit:

A classic high twist gives this the bounce and resilience Hawthorne is known for, great for the same things the yarn family does best: socks, shawls, and brilliant, durable accessories.With a selection of all the various types of Hawthorne we offer, in a color palette inspired by the branches of mid-summer berry bushes.

There is another way to get the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl Crochet Pattern:

  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry Here >> RAVELRY

If you love the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl, be sure to check out these other great patterns on the blog!

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl, be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it so I can gush over your beautiful work!

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Here’s the first part of our Wip Wednesday Cal! Enjoy!

Welcome to our third Wip Wednesday Crochet Along! 

I’m so excited to be hosting this cal with everyone during our Lives for Wip Wednesday on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page

The Schedule:

Week One:  Choose your yarn and match your gauge, gauge is not integral to this pattern, but it’s such a great way to practice getting proper gauge for things like garments and wearables! 

*Important:  Read the Notes Section at the beginning of the pattern so you can learn all of the important steps for success!* 

Begin crocheting your shawl. Upload your projects to Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-shawl

Week Two :  Closing the beginning gap. Continuing the body of the shawl. 

Week Three:  Continuing the body of the shawl. Beginning the Edging. 

Week Four:  Show off your finished shawls in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group as well as updating your Ravelry Project!


WeCrochet Hawthorne Fingering Weight Yarn (357 yds/100g): 1 ball each Berry Smoothie Speckle (A), Turkish Delight Kettle Dye (B), Sweet Home Tonal Hand Painted (C), Ashland Tonal Hand Painted (D), Goddess Kettle Dye (E). 

Total Yardage combined: 1785 yds.


US Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker. 


Finished Size will be updated later this month.


Gauge is not integral to this pattern. 

10 rows x 3 shells (within st pattern) = 4”


  1. Beginning gap will be sewn closed at the end of the pattern. 
  2. This pattern has a 3-row repeat where the sides will change, but the rest of the row is always the same. The repeat is easy to remember like this:  Start and end with a Shell. Start and end with a Half-Shell. Start and end with a sc. 
  3. Half-Shells at the beginning and end of the row will still be considered as a ‘shell’ when instructions say to sc in the top of the shell, just for the ease of instructions. 
  4. The sc in top of the Shell means to sc in the 3rd dc of the shell, or the 3rd dc of the Half-Shell. 
  5. The scs that make up either side of the Center Shell become incorporated into the pattern as it progresses, so a Shell will be placed in each of those scs.


Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches

Beg Shell (beginning shell) = ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 4 dc in same st. 

Shell = 5 dc in same st. 

Beg Half-Shell (beginning half-shell) = ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in same st. 

Half-Shell = 3 dc in same st. 

Center-Shell = (sc, 5 dc, sc) in indicated st, place a st marker the top middle of the shell for placement of next Center-Shell.


With A

Row 1:  Ch 10, 4 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (Beg Shell made), skip 2 ch, Center-Shell in next, skip next 2 ch, Shell in last, turn–3 shells. 

Row 2:  Beg Half-Shell in 1st st, *sc in center of Shell, Shell in next sc*; repeat from * to * across to marked st, Center-Shell in marked st, **Shell in next sc, sc in top of next Shell**; repeat from ** to ** across to last, Half-Shell in top of turning ch, turn (note: it’s very easy to skip the last sc in the top of the last Shell here, so make sure you sc in the last Shell before you complete your last Half-Shell).

Row 3:  Ch 1, *sc in top of Shell, Shell in next sc*; repeat from * to * across to marked st, Center-Shell in marked st, **Shell in next sc, sc at top of next Shell**; repeat from ** to ** across, turn. 

Row 4:  Beg-Shell in 1st, *sc in top of next Shell, Shell in next sc*; repeat from * to * across to marked st, Center-Shell in marked st, **Shell in next sc, sc in next Shell**; repeat from ** to ** across to last, Shell in last, turn. 

Rows 5-25:  Repeat Rows 2-4.

Row 26:  Repeat Row 2.  

Change to B. 

Rows 27-28:  Repeat Rows 3-4. 

Change to A

Rows 29-30:  Repeat Rows 2-3. 

Change to B. 

Row 31:  Repeat Row 4. 

Part 2 – Continuing the Body and Closing the Starting Gap

Everyone’s shawls look SO good!!! I can’t believe how many are popping up in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/cococrochetleecommunity, it’s making my heart so happy. For this week, upload a project or update your project on the Ravelry listing for the Wip Wednesday Shawl for a chance to win our Part 2 Cal Prize!

Closing the Gap

Now that we have a bit of body on our shawl, it’s a great time to close up the gap left over from the first round. We’ll simply be whip stitching the gap shut cleanly using a bit of the colour A left over. If you don’t have any left, that’s okay, you can use a similar colour yarn or thread to close your gap. 

Using a needle, sew the gap, and weave in the ends. 

Body of the Shawl Continued. 

Continuing with B

Rows 32-40:  Repeat Rows 2-4.

Change to C

Rows 41-49:  Repeat Rows 2-4.

Row 50:  Repeat Row 2. 

Change to D

Rows 51-52:  Repeat Rows 3-4. 

Rows 53-58:  Repeat Rows 2-4.

We’re finally at Part 3 of our Wip Wednesday Cal Shawls, are you excited!?
This week we are going to finish up and put a pretty border on our shawls. We will also be adding some fringe! 

For the fringe, I always find that adding it can be a bit of a pain, going through spaces that are too small, and trying to space it evenly all by eye. So for this border, I created special chain-5 spaces to add each fringe portion with ease! You will know exactly where the fringe goes, and you can get into the spot super easily. Let’s get started!

Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl - CoCo Crochet Lee - WeCrochet - free crochet pattern.

Special Stitches

Tr-Shell (treble shell) = (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr).


With E.

Row 1:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), tr in same space, ch 1, *Tr-shell in next sc, ch 1*; repeat from * to * across to corner, working in 3rd middle dc of corner (Tr-shell, ch 2 mark this as new corner, Tr-shell), **ch 1, Tr-shell in next sc**; repeat from ** to ** across to last dc, ch 1, 2 tr in last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-1 space, *5 dc in ch-2 center of next shell, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-1 space*; repeat from * to * across to corner, working in marked ch-2 space of corner ((sc, ch 5, sc), 5 dc, (sc, ch 5, sc)), **5 dc in ch-2 center of next shell, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-1 space**; repeat from ** to ** across, 2 dc in last st. 


This would be the time that you would block your shawl. You can either get your shawl damp and pin it down to blocking mats, or even the mattress on your bed. You can also use a fabric steamer and steam your shawl and then pin it to dry. Wetting your shawl and then letting it dry opens up the stitches and then sets them in place. 


Using colour E, cut approximately 215 pieces of yarn 8” long. Taking groups of 5 strands, fold them in half and loop them through each of the ch-5 loops between the shells on the shawl. 

That’s it, you did it!!

Be sure to upload your projects to Ravelry for your chance to win our grand prize, a $50 Gift Certificate to Furls Crochet! 

Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - WeCrochet

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl, thanks for stopping by, and happy Crocheting!

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