Friday, 8 January 2010

January Prayer Shawl Crochet



It’s been so ridiculously cold this past week that I decided to create a shawl that is warm and evocative of spring bulbs emerging. This shawl is shaped in such a way that it fits snugly on and around the shoulders giving the feeling of warmth, security and a fabric cuddle.
Materials:
300g Caledon Hills Worsted Wool – 881 Goldenrod
7mm crochet hook
Pattern:
ch 70 (+2) counts as first hdc
Row 1: hdc into each ch to end
Row 2: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st and last st, dc into all other sts
Row 3: (Inc Row) ch 1, work 2 hdc into 1st and last st, hdc into all other sts
Row 4: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st st and every 10th st, work one dc into all other sts
Row 5: (Inc Row) ch 1, work 2 hdc into 1st and last st, hdc into all other sts
Row 6: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st and last st, dc into all other sts
Row 7: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st st and every 10th st, work one dc into all other sts
Row 8: ch 1, hdc into all sts
Row 9: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st and last st, dc into all other sts
Row 10: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st st and every 10th st, work one dc into all other sts
Row 11: (Inc Row) ch 2, work 2 dc into 1st and last st, dc into all other sts and ch between each dc
Row 12 – 14: (Dec Rows) decrease at both sides on each row by ch 3, work 1 dc into 2nd ch sp at beg and end of each row. Continue to work 1 ch, 1dc throughout.
Row 15 – end: (Dec Rows) Continue to decrease at each end of every row and work straight dc without ch in between sts.

This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/ Thank you
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10 comments:

glor said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You do such nice work.

Beverooni said...

So beautiful! I wouldn't mind cuddling up with it myself. I love that you made it yellow -- definitely reminds me of spring.

Craft Matters said...

Hello there - found this via Flickr. I love your pattern - it's fabulous.

The Sunroom said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments, it makes me smile when I think that people actually appreciate what I've produced :-)

Anonymous said...

If I wanted to make this a little larger could I add another ten stitches to the starting chain? I also get a little lost when you sat (DEC) row.

The Sunroom said...

Yes you could start with an additonal 10 sts/ch, but you would need to factor those stitches in throughout the pattern and make the necessary adjustments. Alternatively you could work with a heavier yarn or a larger hook.
(dec) means decrease row.
Best Wishes

valerie said...

I saw this on your ravelry and I think it is great so unusual and very warm. Thanks so much for the pattern yes and I agree with bevrooni love the spring yellow it looks so happy! love and hugs in Jesus xx

Anonymous said...

Hey, very beautiful shawl!!! Are there buttons to hold it in place?

Mary said...

Like the other posters said, a beautiful shawl! I plan to make it for Christmas presents for my mother and her prayer partner. The instructions said to decrease to the end. Is there a total number of rows or does it not matter? Thanks!

Sandra said...

Thanks for your pattern.I am a beginner...do you think you can explain hoe to do the decrease?? Do I do any chains at the end of each row? Having trouble knowing how to finish and start each row on the decrease. Thank you. I'll be waiting so I can finish mine.