EASY-CROCHET SHAWL

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Size: Approx. 58" wide at top x 29" long at point (after blocking)

Materials:

400 yds. sport or DK weight handpaint wool, or any sport or DK weight wool or wool-blend yarn of choice (sample shown in Mountain Colors handpainted sport weight wool)

(NOTE: worsted wt. yarn can be used to make heavier shawl)

Size M hook (or size to achieve gauge)

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 5 double crochet = 2" with sport wt. yarn on size M hook

Stitches/Terms:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), increase (inc), repeat (rep), single crochet( sc), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st)

NOTE:  Before beginning shawl, set aside 50 yds. of yarn for fringe.

Shawl

Row 1:  Ch 4, join into ring, ch 5 (counts as beg ch-3 and ch-2 sp), work (3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ring, end with ch 2, 1 dc in ring (two 3-dc groups separated by 1 dc and ch sps)

Row 2:  Ch 5, turn, work 3 dc in first sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next dc (center point of shawl), ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, end with (3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in last sp (four 3-dc groups)

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, 3 dc in first sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next dc (center point of shawl),  ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, end with (3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in last sp (six 3-dc groups).

Row 4: Ch 5, turn, 3 dc in first sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, rep from * to center dc, ch 2, dc in center dc, *ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, rep from *, end with (3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in last sp (eight 3-dc groups).

Note: The number of 3-dc groups along sides of shawl will increase on every row from now on.

Repeat Row 4 until shawl is desired size (shawl will grow in size after blocking). 

Finishing:  Weave in all tails.  Following care instructions on yarn ball band, block shawl by dampening it first (if appropriate for the yarn), then spread it out on thick towels and stretch into triangle shape.  Cover with more towels and leave to dry in a place with good air circulation.

Fringe:  Wrap yarn several times around an 8" book or piece of cardboard, then cut at one end to form strands.  Place fringe in every space along lower edge of shawl as follows:  insert hook in space between two 3-dc groups on last row, take 3 strands of fringe and fold in half around hook, pull loop through fabric, then pull ends of strands through loop on hook and tighten knot.

 

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