A crochet stole makes a good beginner or casual crochet project. Once the stitch pattern is set up you simply continue as established since a stole is essentially just a large rectangle. The crochet stole is the "little black dress" of accessories. Dress it up or down by adding embellishments like crochet flowers.
Yarn for Stole
- 3 skeins Universal Yarn Inc. Pace [75% superwash wool/25% polyamide; 220 yards/200 meters; 1.76 ounces/50 grams; fingering weight], color #05 black.
Yarn for Crochet Flowers (optional)
- 1 skein Universal Yarn Inc. Pace [75% superwash wool/25% polyamide; 220 yards/200 meters; 1.76 ounces/50 grams; fingering weight], color #03 steel.
- 1 skein Universal Yarn Inc. Pace [75% superwash wool/25% polyamide; 220 yards/200 meters; 1.76 ounces/50 grams; fingering weight], color #02 grey.
- You will need approximately 1.5 grams of yarn for each flower.
- US G/4.5mm hook for the stole. (Adjust hook size as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.)
- US F/4mm hook for flowers
- 3 small buttons measuring 1cm/0.4” diameter (optional for the center of flowers)
- 92 size 6 seed beads
- Beading needle
- Tapestry needle
- 22 sc = 4 square inches using size G/4.5mm hook.
Gauge for this pattern serves as a guideline only. It is not crucial to match it exactly. However, remember that if your gauge differs you may need more yardage than pattern states.
Sample Finished Measurements
- 20 x 40”
To Fit Sizes
One size fits most adult women.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- * = a repeat in the pattern
- ( ) = work instructions between parenthesis into the same stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
Crochet Stole Pattern
- Ch 93 loosely.
- Foundation Row: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk next 6 ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.
- Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * to last ch-2 sp, 5 dc in last ch-2 sp, sk next 3 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
- Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), 3 dc in first dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in every ch-2 sp, to end sk last 5 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
- Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 2, *5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * across. To end work 2 dc in ch-1 sp of turning ch, turn.
- Row 4: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in every ch-2 sp across. To end sk next 2 dc, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
- Repeat rows 1 to 4 until piece measures 40" or desired length.
- Last Row: ch 1, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * to end -- 92 sts.
- Fasten off.
- Short Edge (work the same for both short/width edges)
- Thread yarn with 92 beads. With the wrong side of work facing you, attach yarn to right corner of one short edge.
- Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, *sc with bead in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to end, turn -- 92 sc sts (46 sc sts with beads).
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, sc in next st, *sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st; repeat from * to end of row.
- Fasten off yarn.
- Long Edge (work the same for both long/length edges)
- With right side of work facing you (beads should be visible on this side), attach yarn to corner of one long edge.
- Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, single crochet down the entire length of the stole. Work approximately 3 stitches in the side of each row. Exact spacing isn’t critical, however, be aware of your work. Too many stitches will cause the edge to ripple and fan like a ruffle, too few stitches will shorten the length and bunch the fabric in.
- Fasten off yarn and weave in all remaining yarn ends.
- If you used a yarn with high wool content you may wish to gently iron or steam your piece to open the stitches and improve drape.
Crochet flower accents can be made from the same yarn as the stole in complimenting shades.
You may choose to work several flowers or none at all. A small button can also be sewn to the center of each flower for added sparkle and detail.