This Crochet “Damai” is a great crochet and quick to make. I adapted 3 types of pattern and created it into a piece of shawl. The stitch is fun. I guess beginners also would enjoy it. Also, you can vary up the yarn color as you wish.
Usually I named all my crochet projects in English, but this time I chose Malay’s name. I named this shawl as Damai. Damai in Malay means means peace. I adapted its name from one of the popular beach in Kuching, Sarawak (Kuching is the capital city in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia). Damai Beach Resort is actually located at Santubong, Kuching, about 45 minutes drive from Kuching town. It is situated along the sandy beach of Teluk Bandung and facing the breathtaking South China Sea. For more information, click here and type Damai Beach Resort.
See above picture taken by David Hogan Jr, is shown one of the Damai Beach views. Blue seaside and tropical plants. The weather was so great for enjoying the walking on the seaside. So I chose the color of blue yarn for my Damai shawl. For more info, do visit David Hogan Jr’s Instagram. He uploaded beautiful pictures and things about my country such as place, beach, food and all that.
Blue palette represents for peace (Damai). It is a very soothing color that helps calm your mind and reduces tension. So, if you are choosing the right blue, make sure that it is soft, neutral, and restful. There also other colors represent the feeling of calm or peace such as green, pink, white, violet, grey and yellow. Green symbolizes nature. It is one of the most beautiful and comforting colors that attracts harmonious feelings and refreshed. Pink promotes tranquility, peace and promotes balance of your energies. White symbolizes clarity, freshness and the right color to be surrounded with in times of stress. Violet signifies strength, peace and wisdom. The best things about violet is said to be good for bone growth, maintaining the potassium and sodium balance of the body. The truth about grey is it has a very soothing and cooling presence. Yet, when paired with blue or white elements, can create a relaxing atmosphere. Yellow makes you feel lively and energetic the moment you lay your eyes on it. Check out here about all these colors benefits.
For this project I used Milk Cotton (80% cotton, 20% milk fiber) in the colour of Blue. It’s named as DuriYarn that I bought from Pinkyfrog. This yarn is available in a variety of colors, so you can choose in whatever color you like. If you prefer other yarns which is suitable for this project, you may like to try from Iceyarns, Spotlights or you can buy from Shopee suppliers.
- CH chain stitch
- SC single crochet
- DC double crochet
- TR treble crochet
- SK skip
- ST/STs stitch/stitches
- SL ST slip stitch
- SP space
- RS right side
- Rep repeat
- CS-SP chain space
- CL cluster
- prev previous
- FO fasten off
46 cm width, 165 cm length. If you prefer longer and wider size, you may add more rows according to your own desires.
This pattern is easily adaptable to using any kind of yarns that suitable for making shawl. You may choose lace yarn but make sure your crochet/hook size also match with the yarn. The design is made in 2 sections. Section A will start in the middle (Vertical Style). Section B is work for 2 sides (right and left) in Horizontal Style.
Ch 156 or in Multiples of 5+1.
ROW 1: Ch 5, 1 SC into the 7th CH from the hook. 2 SC in the next 2 STs. *CH 5, SK 3 ST, 1 SC in the next 3 STs. Rep from * across until you have 2 STs left. CH 2, SK 1 ST, 1 DC in the last ST. Turn.
ROW 2: CH 1 (does not count as a ST). 1 SC into the 1st ST. *CH 3, SK 3 STs, 1 SC in the next ST, SK 3 STs, 1 SC on the centre of CH 5 from prev row. Rep from * across until last st. Turn.
ROW 3: CH 1 (does not count as a st). 1 SC into the 1st ST. 1 SC in the next st. *CH 5, SK 5 STs, SC in the next 3 STs. Rep from * until last st. Turn.
ROW 4: Rep ROW 2 until last st. Turn.
ROW 5: CH 6, SK 2 STs, 1 SC in next 3 STs. *CH 5, SK 5 STs, 1 SC in the next 3 STs. Rep from * until you have 2 STs left. CH 2, 1 TR on the last ST. Turn.
ROW 6 until ROW 70: Rep ROWS 2 to 5. FO.
(Side 1 and Side 2)
ROW 1: Sl st your yarn on the RS to begin. CH 1 (does not count as a ST), 1 SC into the 1st ST. *CH 4, SK about 2 cm width (as picture shown), 1 SC in the next ST. Rep from * across until the last ST. You should have made 25 SP of CH 4 (100 STs). Turn.
ROW 2: CH 3, 3 DC into the CH-SP. *4 DC into CH-SP. Rep from * until the last ST. Turn.
ROW 3: CH 5, SK 2 STs. 1 DC in the next ST (to create mini box). *CH 2, SK 2 STs, 1 DC in the next ST. Rep from * until last ST. Turn.k 2 st, 1 dc in next st (to create mini box). *Ch 2, sk 2 st, 1 dc in next st. Rep from * until last st. Turn.
ROWS 4 – 6: Rep ROW 3 until last ST. Turn.
ROW 7: CH 3, *2 DC into CH-SP. 1 DC on top of DC from prev row. Rep from * until last ST. Turn.
ROW 8: CH 3, 1 DC in each st until last st. Turn.
ROWS 9 to 13: Rep ROW 3 to 7. Turn.
ROW 14: CH 5, SK 4 ST, 1 DC in the next ST. CH 2, 3 DC into the same ST (CL DC). *CH 2, SK 4 STs, 1 DC in the next ST, CH 2, SK 4 STs, 1 DC in next ST, CH 2, 3 DC into the same ST (DC CL). Rep from * until the last ST. Turn.
(Note: When you reached last st, you will find out there’s only 4 st left. Instead of sk 4 st, just sk 3 st, 1 dc in last st. Remember, slightly adjustment is acceptable when it is necessary).
ROW 15: CH 5, 1 SC into CH-SP of 2. CH 3, 1 DC into SP of CL DC. CH 2, 3 DC into the same SP. *CH 2, 1 SC into CH-SP of 2, CH 5, 1 SC into CH-SP of 2, CH 3, 1 DC into SP of CL DC, CH 2, 3 DC into the same SP. Rep from * across until 2 STs left. CH 2, 1 DC on the last ST.
ROW 16: CH 5, 1 DC into SP of CL DC, CH 2, 3 DC into the same SP. *CH 2, 1 DC into CH-SP of 5 from prev row. CH 2, 1 DC into SP of CL DC, CH 2, 3 DC into the same SP. Rep from * across, CH 2, 1 DC on top of CH 3 from prev row. Turn.
ROWS 17 – 33: Rep ROWS 15 to 16. FO.
Repeat the whole process for the side 2 of the shawl.
YOUR DAMAI SHAWL IS NOW COMPLETE!
I hope you enjoy making this Damai shawl.
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Happy Crocheting 🙂