Creating a stylish accessory is fun and easy with this lace stole pattern. Beaded edges add a hint of sparkle to a simple stitch. Pair your stole with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual daytime look. Glam it up by layering it over a dress for a night out.
Skill Level: Easy
Knit Picks Stroll [75% superwash merino wool/25% nylon; 462 yards; 100 grams; Fingering weight]
Color: “Natural,” which was then hand dyed by me to achieve a unique color.
Knit Picks offers a wide array of colors in this yarn. Hand dying is not necessary.
For my stole I used nearly the entire skein. Make sure you have at least 450 yards for an average adult size stole. If you wish to make substitutions select a fingering weight yarn.
US I/5.5mm hook for edge, adjust hook size if necessary to work with your yarn
US G/4.5mm hook for main body of stole, or size 1mm smaller than larger hook of choice.
Gauge is not critical for this piece. The fabric you produce should feel loose enough to drape gracefully, but not so loose as to appear sloppy. Judge this on the chain stitches of the trellis lace rows within the pattern.
Sample measures 25 by 40” after gentle ironing
228 size 6 seed beads to match yarn
Beading needle (optional)
locking stitch marker or short piece of scrap yarn
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
ch = chain
rs = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble crochet
Beads are used in this project on the first and last rows only. Because of this I opted to only string half my beads prior to beginning so I wouldn’t be pushing 114 beads along the yarn for several feet of crocheting. The instructions are written assuming you would also prefer not to be burdened with extra beads as you work. However, the final decision is yours and you may string all 228 beads now if you wish.
Pre-String Half of Beads
Thread yarn through beading needle. (If a beading needle is unavailable, you may wish to lightly coat the end of your yarn with a small bit of nail polish, glue, or wax to prevent the end from splitting.)
String 114 beads onto yarn.
Set beading needle aside for later.
Begin Crocheting the Stole
Using larger hook, ch 115 sts.
Beaded Row: Sc with bead in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc with bead in every ch to end — 114 sc.
You may notice that the beads are showing more on the back of the row you are working. This is perfectly normal.
The beaded row you have just worked is the wrong side of your stole. Place a locking stitch marker (or scrap yarn) on a stitch of this row so you may easily identify it as the wrong side. This will be important later when you work your next beaded row.
Turn your work.
Change to smaller crochet hook.
Set Up Trellis Pattern: Ch 5, sc in 4th sc st, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, ch 3, sk 1 st, tr in last st, turn.
Trellis Lace: Ch 5, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next sp; repeat from * across row to last sp, ch 3, sc in last sp, ch 2, tr in last st, turn.
*Repeat this row until your piece measures 40 inches, or desired length, and you are ready to work a wrong side row. Be careful to leave at least 20 feet of yarn in order to complete the last row.
The stitch marker you places earlier should now be facing you indicating it’s time to work a wrong side row.
Cut yarn 20 feet from loop on hook.
String 114 beads onto yarn.
Change to larger crochet hook.
Last Beaded Row: Ch 1, 2 sc with bead in first ch sp, 1 sc with bead in first sc, 2 sc with bead in next ch sp, *1 sc with bead in next sc, 3 sc with bead in next ch sp; repeat from * to end.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Block and stretch your finished piece to desired measurements. Pulling the stitches carefully will open up the meshwork. If you used a yarn with high wool content then you may want to consider gently ironing or steaming your finished piece.
Wear the stole draped around your shoulders. Secure with a shawl pin (as shown) if desired.