Lace shawl crochet pattern

Shawl crochet pattern

Shawl crochet patternFINISHED MEASUREMENTS

64 inches wide x 21 inches long

MATERIALS

Berroco Comfort medium (worsted) weight nylon/ acrylic yarn (3 1/2 oz/210 yds/100g per ball):

3 balls #9723 rosebud

Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers

GAUGE

First Motif = 2 1/2 inches in diameter

Gauge is not important for this project.

PATTERN NOTES

Shawl is made in 2 triangular halves. Each half is worked in vertical Strips joined as you go from center back of shawl to shawl end.

Lacy crochet joins halves at center.

Mark row 2 of First Motif of each Strip as right-side bottom edge of Right Shawl Half.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Mark row 2 of First Motif of each Strip as right-side bottom edge of Left Shawl Half.

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Do not remove markers until instructed.

SHAWL

LEFT SHAWL HALF

Strip 1

First Motif

Row 1: Ch 3, join (see Pattern Notes) to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 11 dc in ring, do not join, turn. (12 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, place stitch marker (see Pattern Notes), turn. (12 sc, 5 ch-4 sps)

2nd Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ch-4 sp just made, sl st in next sc of First Motif, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of First Motif, turn.

3rd Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in last ch-4 sp made, sl st in next ch-4 sp of adjoining Motif, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

4th Motif

Rep 3rd Motif, except mark first ch-4 sp made in row 2 for placement of next Strip.

Rem Motifs

[Rep 3rd Motif] 13 times. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (17 Motifs)

Note: This Strip is back first Strip of Shawl Half

Strip 2

First Motif

Row 1: Ch 3, join to form a ring, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, turn. (12 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] twice, ch 2, with same side of both Strips facing, sl st in marked ch-4 sp of previous Strip, remove this stitch marker (see Pattern Notes), ch 2, sc in each of next 2 dc on working Motif, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] twice, place stitch marker in 3rd joined ch sp, turn.

2nd Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in last ch-4 sp made, sl st in next sc of First Motif, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of First Motif, turn.

3rd Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in last ch-4 sp made, sl st in next marked ch-4 sp of adjoining Motif, remove stitch marker, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, taking care not to twist work and with same side of both Strips facing, [ch 2, sl st in next free ch-4 sp of previous Strip, ch 2, sc in each of next 2 dc of current Strip] twice, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc of current Strip] 3 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

4th Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in last ch-4 sp made, sl st in next ch-4 sp of adjoining Motif, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc] 5 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of previous Motif, mark first ch-4 sp made for placement of next Strip, turn.

5th Motif

Ch 4, sl st in first ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in last ch-4 sp made, sl st in next ch-4 sp of adjoining Motif, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 dc, with same side of both Strips facing, [ch 2, sl st in next free ch-4 sp of previous Strip, ch 2, sc in each of next 2 dc of current Strip] twice, [ch 4, sc in each of next 2 dc of current Strip] 3 times, sl st in next ch-4 sp of previous Motif, turn.

Rem Motifs

[Rep 4th and 5th Motifs] 5 times. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (15 Motifs)

Strips 3-7

Work as for Strip 2, except make each Strip shorter than previous Strip as follows.

Strip 3: 13 Motifs

Strip 4: 11 Motifs

Strip 5: 9 Motifs

Strip 6: 7 Motifs

Strip 7: 5 Motifs

RIGHT SHAWL HALF

Work as for Left Shawl Half.

JOINING

Row 1: Hold Strip 1 of Left Shawl Half with RS facing to work from bottom to top edge, ch 2, leaving First Motif unworked, sl st in 3rd ch of first free ch-4 sp of 3rd Motif, *ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch of next free ch-4 sp, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch of next occupied ch-4 sp of same Motif, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch of next free ch-4 sp, rep from * across through first ch-4 sp of last Motif, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of next free ch-4 sp, do not turn.

Row 2: With Halves placed side by side, RS facing and matching ch-4 sps, rotate work to join Halves from top to bottom edge.

A. Holding yarn beneath work, sl st in 2nd ch of adjacent free ch-4 sp of Right Shawl Half,

B. *ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch of next free ch-4 sp of Right Shawl Half, ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp of row 1, sl st in 2nd ch of next ch-5 sp of row 1, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of next occupied ch-4 sp of Right Shawl Half, ch 3, sl st in 4th ch of next ch-5 sp of row 1, ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of next free ch-4 sp of Right Shawl Half,

C. rep from * across last rep on last Motif of Right Shawl Half (not counting First Motif of Right Shawl Half), ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch of last free ch-4 sp of same Motif, ch 1, sl st in beg ch st of row 1. Leave First Motif of Right Shawl Half unworked. Fasten off.

Remove rem stitch markers.

DESIGNER'S TIPS

Worked in vertical strips, the intricate-looking "circles" are actually easily memorized curved rows worked back and forth in mile-a-minute fashion, adding length quickly as you go. The triangle shape of the shawl is achieved by simply making each succeeding strip shorter than the one before, starting from the center back and working out toward each end. The two halves of the triangle are worked exactly the same; the second half is flipped to be a mirror image of the first half before joining the two halves.

For joining the strips in each half as you go, markers are the key to making the instructions easy to follow. I recommend the removable kind, such as the ones that close like safety pins.

For a more casual shawl, try varying strip colors or use a kaleidoscope of colors in a scrappy style. I would not use variegated or print yarns, however; the scrolling details of the pattern would be lost in the busyness.

Design by Rena V. Stevens

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