This shawl is crocheted in such a manner as to work a single giant chevon. This shape is much more flattering on the body than a straight triangle shape. The arms of the shawl, don’t fall off the shoulders or drop to the floor. If a larger shawl is desired, work additional rows but end at an odd numbered row so edging will fit across top of shawl. The shawl can be striped by using up your yarn scraps. The shawl can be made in three dedicated evenings.
Fits 15-18 inch neck
To alter the neck size or to use a thicker or thinner yarn, make a chain to fit around the subject’s neck. Make sure the chain is a multiple of 3, plus 4 more to complete the pattern and 2 more additional chains for the turning. A multiple of 3 means that 3 can be divided evenly into the number.
Example numbers for multiple of 3): 49, 51,54, 57, 60, 63
Ch 54—(a multiple of 3)+4=58+ 2=60
Red Heart Collage in Red Chief, 3 ounce skeins, a worsted #4 yarn, 3 skeins= 9 ounces Shawl can be worked in plain 4 ply worsted weight yarn. If making a bigger shawl, more yarn is needed.
J/6.00mm aluminum crochet hook
Wing Span= 68 inches when complete
Length from neck down to point = 30 inches
Gauge = 7 rows = 5 inches Four 3-dc groups = 5 inches
Row 1: Ch 60, in the 3rd ch from the hook, work 3 dc, *ch 2, skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch, rep from * across. Last ch will have the 3 dc. Turn. You will have 19 ch-2 spaces. If making other sizes, make sure there are an odd number of ch-2 spaces.
Row 2: Sl st in first dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same dc—beg increase made, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 8 more times, ch 2, in the next ch-2 space ( the center sp, the 10th ch-2 sp) work, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc]—center shell made, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 8 more times, ch 2, 3 dc in top of beg ch-3 Turn
Row 3: : Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc—beg increase made, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 9 more times, ch 2, center shell over center shell, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 9 more times, ch2, 3 dc in top of beg ch-3. Turn
Row 4 : Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc—beg increase made, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across to center shell, ch 2, center shell over center shell, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, ch2, 3 dc in top of beg ch-3. Turn
Row 5-29: Rep row 4. At end of row 29, do not turn but continue with edging.
Working across top of shawl, *ch 4, sc between the next two 3-dc groups, rep from * across.
For a two toned shawl, work first color until length of shawl is 1/3 completed. Then work additional color to the end.
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