By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.
With classic simplicity and just a little textured pop, this triangle shawl is very pleasing to the eye, and works up fast!
ON TO THE PATTERN…
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2.5 cakes of worsted weight yarn or about 3.5 of the light weight (sport) yarn for adult sizes. You will need less for smaller sizes.
- Size G-4mm hook for both types of yarns.
- Stitch Markers (optional)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Measuring tape
Light weight yarn: 17 DCs and 8 rows = 4×4” square.
Worsted weight yarn: 14DCs and 7 rows= 4×4” square.
- Chain 2 counts as a DC
- Size is what you make it! This pattern is pretty simple, just repeat until you have the desired size in mind!
- Pattern is written in American terms.
- Bean Stitch: this is done with half-double crochets that are unfinished until the end—*YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop. Repeat from * a total of 3 times. YO, draw through all loops on hook. Chain 1. Stitch made. (see figures 1 & 2)
|Figure 1 (Bean stitch started)||Figure 2|
- Cross St: this is done working in two stitches-*YO, skip one stitch, insert into next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through two loops (DC made), YO, working into the skipped stitch, go behind the DC you just made and insert your hook from the front of the stitch to the back (it will feel awkward) and complete DC as described above. Criss Cross stitch made. (see figures 3-5). Video here.
|Figure 3 (first DC of XS)||Figure 4 (bring hook
behind DC and in front of work)
|Figure 5 (turn hook
to then go into the front of the st below to work another DC to complete XS st)
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2, 3dc in same ch. Ch2, turn. (6dc)
Row 2: DC in same as turning ch, dc in the next st and in each until you reach the ch2 spot, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in the ch2 sp, dc until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (12dc)
Row 3: DC in same as ch 2, dc along until ch 2 sp, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in ch 2 sp, dc along until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (18dc)
Row 4: (texture row)—DC in same as ch2, work 4 XS down the side, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, work another 4 XS along the side until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (8 XS, 8dc)
Row 5: (texture row)—Dc in same as ch2, sk1, BS in next, rep to until ch2 sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch sp, rep to to end, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (10 BS, 8dc)
Row 6: DC in same as ch2, dc in each stitch making sure to dc in the “eye” of each BS and the st following, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, dc in each st to end, 2dc in turning ch. (34 dcs)
Rows 7-8: Repeat row 3. (40, 46 dc)
Row 9: Repeat row 4. (22 XS, 8dc)
Row 10: Repeat row 5. (24 BS, 8dc)
Row 11: Repeat row 6. (62dc) Do not fasten off.
Work the repeat pattern (rows 3-8) until piece measures as big as you require
Turning work so that you are now working along the top edge of the shawl and work 2sc into each ch2 or dc along, also working 2sc into the center where we started the pattern. Once you reach the end, simply fasten off.
For a finishing touch, you could add tassels or pom poms to the points of the shawl or fringe all along the edges. Or simply leave it clean!
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