Friday, 1 November 2013

Pattern for the Shawl

Using 1 ply wool and a 1.25mm crochet hook make a chain of 41 stitches.
1st row: Turn the work and crochet a row of single crochet (sc) into the chain (40 stitches).
2nd row: Work another row of single crochet into the first row.  This creates a solid edge.
Work three chain as a turning chain.
3rd row:  Miss first sc, work a sc into the 2nd stitch, 3 ch, miss the next sc and work a sc into the following stitch.  Work across the row with three chain loops joined with a sc into each alternate sc from the previous row. Turn work.
4th row: 2 slip-stitches to the top of the first 3ch loop.  Work another row of 3ch loops with a sc into each 3ch loop from the previous row.
5th row: 2 slip-stitches to the top of the first 3ch loop. Work a row to 3ch loops with a sc into the each 3ch from the previous row until you get to the last 3ch loop.  Instead of making a final 3 ch loop, make a treble crochet stitch into the last sc of the previous row which keeps you at the top of the last loop instead of slip-stitching your way back to the top of the loop and it begins the decreasing at the end of each row.
6th row: Work 2 chain loops across the row with a sc into each 3ch loop of the previous row until you get to the last loop, 1 double crochet (dc) into the last loop of the previous row.  Turn work.
7th row: Work 2 ch loops into each loop of the previous row until you get to the last loop, work 1 dc into the last loop.  Turn work.
Continue on decreasing at the end of each row until the last row has a single 2ch loop.  End off and sew the beginning and ending threads into the triangular shawl and cut off.
Using the wool doubled, cut into 5 or 6 cm lengths.  Make a fringe by attaching a double loop (ie. 4 threads) into the loop at the end of each row.  Trim the fringe to the desired length.  I cut mine back to 1cm long.  The photo shows the fringe at the original lengh of 2.5 cm before trimming.