Lacey Crochet Shawl
This shawl was crocheted early this year and displayed during several events. Many customers requested the pattern. So here it is! The shell pattern was easy to crochet and worked up quickly. This version was done in a sport weight yarn, but fingering weight could be used for a lacier effect. The pattern was originally published in the June 1973 Workbasket Magazine. We love these classic designs!
The shawl requires approximately 24 ounces of our sport weight alpaca yarn. Use size K crochet hook and crochet very loose for the lacy pattern.
Abbreviations: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), tr (treble), st (stitch), sk (skip), sp (space), lp (loop)
Gauge: 6 DC equal 2 inches
Shawl: Ch 4 to begin.
Row 1: 3 Dc in 4th st from hook. Note: Always count turning ch as first st.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk 2 dc, 8 tr between 2nd and 3rd dc, --9 tr.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st -- 9 dc.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, 8 tr in first st (shell), sk 4 dc, dc between 2 dc, sk 3 dc, 9 tr (shell) in top of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st and in top of turning ch --19 dc.
Row 6 and All Even Rows: Ch 4, turn, 8 tr in first st, sk 4 dc, dc in next sp, sk 5 dc, shell in next sp, sk 4 dc, dc in next sp, sk 4 dc, shell in top of turning ch.
Row 7 and All Uneven Rows: Ch 3, turn dc in each st and in top of turning ch.
Continue to work in this manner, having 1 more shell each end of every other row until 17 rows of shells have been completed. Fasten off.
Finishing-- Row 1: Working around shaped edge of shawl and with right side facing, join yarn in st at end of last row, *ch 5, sc in top of tr, ch 5, sc in top of next dc, repeat from * around.
Row 2: *Ch 5, turn, sc in 3rd st of ch of previous row, repeat from * around, ending ch 5, sc in st at edge of shawl, fasten off.
Optional Fringe: Cut strands of yarn 12 inches long. Know 4 strands in every ch 5 lp around shaped edges of shawl. Trim ends. Steam lightly.