Crochet More Conversation, Less Concentration Shawl
You know how it is, you get gabbing or watching TV and the only thing you finish in the end is the dessert tray. This shawl was designed for more conversation, less concentration. This is my Crochet More Conversation Shawl.
There is an easy repeat pattern involved. The Criss Crosses give it a tad of texture without a lot of thought to it. The Caron Big Cakes naturally create the striping you see. The colour is called Afternoon Tea.
If you are looking for easy prayer shawl or something to create in the company of others. This may be your future project.
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More Conversation Shawl
Easy, by Michael Sellick, 50” wide across top span x 32” tall. Using 1 ball is 50” which is average size but I think it should be a bit bigger. The pattern is adjustable to suit your needs.
- 2 Balls – Caron Big Cakes, Afternoon Tea
- Hook: 5.5 mm / I Hook
- Beg = Beginning
- Ch = Chain
- Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- Picot = Ch 3. Sl st back into last sc
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sl st = Slip Stitch
- Sk = Skip
- Sp = Space
- St = Stitch
- Tog = Together
Beg X-st = Ch 3 (counts as st), 1 dc in next st. Working behind last worked dc, 1 dc in same st as ch-3. Counts as 3 sts.
X-sts = Skip next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Working behind last worked dc, 1 dc in skipped st.
Ch 3, sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as st here and throughout), 3 dc in ring. Ch 2. 4 dc in ring. Turn. 4 sts per side, 8 sts total.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st to corner. 4 sc in ch-2 corner space. 1 sc in each to end. Turn. 6 sts per side. 12 sts in total.
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in each st to where the 4 sc begins in the corner. (1 dc in the 1st st of the corner, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in last st) – new corner made. 1 dc in each st to 2nd last st. 2 dc in final st. Turn. 8 sts per side, 16 sts total with 1 ch 2 sp. 8 sts per side, 16 sts total.
Row 4: Beg x-st, x-st to next corner. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner. X-st to end. 1 dc in the same last st used by the x-st. Turn. 4 x-st per side, 12 sts per side, 24 sts total.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same st. 1 dc in each st to corner. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner. 1 dc in each st to 2nd last st. 2 dc in final st. Turn. 15 dc per side, 30 sts total.
Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st to corner. 4 sc in ch-2 corner space. 1 sc in each to end. Turn. 17 sts per side. 34 sts in total.
Repeat Rows 3 – 6: 9 more times or until you get your desired size.
Row 3: Increases by 3 sts per side, 6 sts total.
Row 4: Increases by 3 sts per side, 6 sts total.
Row 5: Increases by 3 sts per side, 6 sts total.
Each row, therefore, increases by 3 sts per side and 6 sts total.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc, Picot. Sc in next st. *sc in next st, picot, sc in next st. Repeat * all the way across.
There are no special stitches required for the corner as you will use all single crochets across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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