Sunday, 22 February 2015

Shawl pattern


BASIC SHAWL PATTERN
2 Strands of Stylecraft Life, Stylecraft Special DK and a 6mm hook is a range of colours to suit.
 COLOURS USED
LIFE:
Crocus (ruffle)
Cranberry
Fuchsia
Melon
Rose
Heather
Clover
Fern (just one row)
Zing (just one row)
Taupe
 
SPECIAL:
Parchment
Camel
 
 
ch 5 and sl st into a circle.
 
ROUND1:  ch3, 3dc, ch2, 4dc into the circle.weave in ends so you crochet over the top of them.
 
ROUND 2: ch3 and turn working back for this row only, as it is in the same colour, every round from then on is in a different colour and worked from right to left.
 3dc into the first dc of round 1, ch1, then do 3dc,ch2, 3dc into the ch2 space, ch1 then do 4dc in the
 space between the 3rd and last dc, cut, pull though the ends through the last st, weave in ends.

 
ROUND 3: attach new colour, ch3 and 3dc, all in the space between the first and
 second dc of round 2, ch1, 3dc (granny shell) in the next space, ch1,3dc, 2ch, 3dc in the point of the triangle, ch1, 3dc (granny shell) in the next space, ch1 4dc in the space between the 3rd and forth dc or round 2, cut and pull through the last st, and weave in ends.
 
Turn and repeat each round with granny shells in each space, ch 2 at the point of the triangle and 4dc at the beginning an end of each round.
 
For my shawl I did 34 rounds and then added the ruffled edging in the same colour as the last round of granny shells.
 
RUFFLE EDGING
 
 
A narrow ruffled edging is made with a single round of multiple dc.....
Doing 3dc in every sts.and working across the straight edge, 5dc in the longer sts and 3dc in the single sts. sl st to complete the round.


 
There is a story behind this one...it all started as a giant sun shield.
 
I knew it would give a lovely dappled reflection and shield from the sun....but when I hung it up it wasn't right..it needed to be in all white or off white to go with the other sun canopy we have.
So it became a lovely snugly shawl with a ruffle edging.... 

and the sun shield was started again......
But that turned into something else also, triangle are just so versatile.
 

 
have fun x

7 comments:

  1. I've made a couple of these granny shawls, the pattern is easy but oh so pretty, especially when you use colourful wool! : )

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  2. It is gorgeous Sue.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. What a beautiful shawl! I love shawls. I just got a huge skein of hand-spun natural white alpaca yarn and am going to search for a lacy crochet pattern to use for it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Thanks all...only a simple pattern but can lok so different with your own colours added x

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  5. Very sweet and colourful pattern of this shawl, congratulations, anna

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  6. Beautiful, looking forward to making it. I can't wear wool, but I'll find some other yarn that works. Any suggestions? lindaw4181@gmail.com

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