Crochet Hugs & Kisses Shawl
My friends at The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social have challenged and inspired me to crochet more and more Hugs & Kisses designs. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to my latest design of the Hugs & Kisses Shawl. This is one of the easier of the series so far to crochet.
I started and restarted this one a few times before I decided to use the Caron Big Cakes in Afternoon Tea. I had 2 of these cakes on hand, but just wasn’t sure if I enjoyed the colors. It wasn’t until I started hooking and watching these beautiful colors start to blend that I watched this blossom into a lovely project.
Of course, you can use your favorite cakes or even try it in a solid color. And this would make an awesome prayer shawl for a special person that needs comfort.
Hugs & Kisses Shawl
Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber
- Caron Big Cakes – 2 balls
- Crochet Hook 5.5mm Size I
- Stitch Marker
Project Size – 66″ x 31″
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
St = Stitch
X-st: Skip next st, dc into next st, cross back and dc into skipped st; 1 X-st made.
Bobbles: dc5tog. In the next stitch, *yarn over, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, rep from * 4 times, until you have 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all to complete 5 dc together.
Row 1: Ch 4, (3 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in 4th ch from hook. Turn. – 8 dc, 1 ch-1 sp
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. – 13 sc
*Place a stitch marker in the 7th sc to mark the corner and move each row to keep track of the center point.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc in next st, cross back and dc in the base of the ch 3, X-st 2 more times, 3 dc in center point, X-st 3 times, dc in end st. Turn. – 6 X-st, 5 dc
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to center point, 3 sc in center, sc in each st to end, 2 sc in last st. Turn. – 21 sc
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in same st, *hdc, bobble, hdc; rep from * to center, 3 hdc in center, rep from * again on second side, 2 hdc in last st. Turn. 6 bobbles, 19 hdc
Row 6: Rep row 4. Turn – 29 sc
Row 7: Rep row 3. Turn – 14 X-st, 5 dc
Row 8: Rep row 4. Turn – 37 sc
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in same st and each st to center, 3 dc in center point, dc in each st on next side, 2 dc in last st. Turn – 41 dc
Continue pattern of sc, X-st, sc.
Row 13: Bobble row. This is a rep of row 5 except you will have an extra hdc right before you get to the corner and add 1 extra hdc after the corner. Turn – 16 bobbles, 41 hdc
Continue pattern of sc, X-st, sc, dc, sc, X-st, sc.
Row 21: Bobble row. This is a rep of row 13 except you will add an extra hdc at the beg and end of the row. Turn – 26 bobbles, 63 hdc
Row 15: Rep round 3.
Row 16: Rep round 2.
Row 17: Rep round 9.
Continue working in pattern of sc, X-st, sc.
Row 21: Pc round. Rep of round 5 with this exception. Ch 2, hdc in same sp as join, hdc [*hdc, pc, hdc] extra hdc before corner, 3 hdc in corner. – 72 pc, 164 hdc
Continue working in pattern until you have 65 rows. Finish off.
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