Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friendship Shawl

I could not think up of a name for this shawl. I made this shawl for my church. Most of stash now comes from the free yarn that is given away at my church, so I thought it would be a good ideal to make a shawl for their prayer shawl program.

So now onto the pattern. I have many vintage craft magazines and I came across a picture of this cute pattern. Except when I read the pattern, it did not made sense. There is no way the instructions was going to make the bow pattern in the picture.

So I figured out how to make the pattern and now here is the instructions for my shawl.

16 ounces Worst Weight Yarn
Size J hook

Row 1: Chain 67, sc in the second chain from hook, sc in remaining chains across. You have 66 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) skip a sc, dc in the next  2 sc * ch 4, skip 3 sc, dc in the next 3 sc* repeat to the last 3 sc, dc in each of the last 3 sc, ch 3, turn

Row 3: Skip a dc, dc in the next 5 dc, * ch 3, skip the ch 4's and dc in each of the three dc* repeat until the end, ch 3, turn (remember turning chain counts as a dc)

Row 4: Skip first dc, dc in the next 2 dc * ch 3, sc AROUND the ch 4 space and ch 3 space  from the previous two rows, ch 3, dc in the next 3 dc* repeat until the last 3 dc, dc in the last 3 dc's, ch 3, turn
Start of Row 4.

Round 5: Skip a dc, dc in the next 5 dc, * ch 3, skip ch 3, sc, and ch 3, dc in each of the three dc* repeat until the end, ch 3, turn
Row 5 completed.


Row 6: Skip dc, dc in the next 2 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, *ch 4, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space*  repeat until you are at the last 6 dc, ch 4, skip 3 dc, dc in the last 3 dc, ch 3 turn.
Start of Row 6.

Row 7:  Skip a dc, dc in the next 2 dc, * ch 3, skip the ch 4's and dc in each of the three dc* repeat until the last 3 dc, dc in the last 3 dc's

Row 8: Skip first dc, dc in the next 5 dc * ch 3, sc AROUND the ch 4 space and ch 3 space  from the previous two rows, ch 3, dc in the next 3 dc* repeat until end, ch 3, turn

Row 9: Skip a dc, dc in the next 2 dc, * ch 3, skip ch 3, sc, and ch 3, dc in each of the three dc* repeat until the last 3 dc, dc in the last 3 dc's

Row 10:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc) skip a dc, dc in the next 2 sc * ch 4, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch 3 space* repeat to the last 3 dc, dc in each of the last 3 dc, ch 3, turn

Repeat row 3-10 for 60 inches, ending with row 9 or row 5, ch 1, turn
sc in every dc and chain. Finish off.


31 comments:

  1. A lovely shawl - I'll be adding it to my ever-longer WIP file :)

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  2. Very lovely shawl - it looks so lightweight - Rhondda

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  3. Lovely shawl. Beautiful pattern, thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing it!

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  5. The shawl is lovely, and I really like the colour you have used :)

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  6. What does it mean to Sc 'around' the ch 4?

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  7. You are not only just crocheting around the ch 4 , but the chain 3 from the previous rows, this is what creates the bow.

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  8. Trying this pattern, but alittle confused. Row 3 says dc in 5dc from row 2. But there is only 3dc in previous row. Please help.

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  9. At the end of row 2, you should have 6 dc at the end.

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  10. Is there a gauge for the size crochet hook you've given? I'd like to make mine a little bit wider, but don't want to screw up the pattern.

    Thank you.

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    1. Sorry, I did not get a gauge for this. I feel for scarves/ shawls gauge is not that critical. But if you did want to make it larger you could add more chains dividable by 6.

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  11. Will start on this next week. Saw the date you posted this & have to make it. My birthday! LOL

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  12. I'm sorry, but I don't understand when you say to crochet 'AROUND' the chain 4. How do you crochet AROUND' something? Help please. This is a beautiful pattern and I really want to understand so I can make it.

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    1. You are going to insert your hook two rows down under the chain 4 space, that is what creates the bow in the pattern.

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  13. This is beautiful! A must try. Thank you/

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  14. will this fit the bigger person


























    will this fit the bigger person?


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    1. If you feel you need to make this bigger, make it wider by adding chains dividable by 6.

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  15. I like this pattern. Purple definitely works with it.

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  16. Our church group has a minimum and maximum size for prayer shawls...long enough to cover most of the back and no longer than 60 inches in length. It would be helpful to know the finished dimensions of this shawl. It's beautiful and I would love to make it.

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't have the exact dimensions, but you make the length until it reaches 60 inches, and if you need to adjust the width, either add, or take away a number dividable by 6.

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  17. has anyone done a drawing of this chart pattern? those help me understand a pattern much better than the written instructions!

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  18. I love this pattern. I made three shawls for my sister's Karios Outside group. The pattern was easy to follow and quick to make. Thank You for a great pattern

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  19. In Round 6, the instructions say to "skip dc, dc in the next 2 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, *ch 4 skip 3 dc...." I have a sc after the ch 3 sp with another ch 3 after it. Can you help me? There are no 3 dc to skip--there is a sc and another ch3 sp. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. My best guess is that you make a mistake in round 5 (or forgot to do round 5?) In round 5 you ch 3 and skip the ch 3, sc, and ch 3. Hope this helps.

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    2. Julie, I'm having the same problem, row 5 doesn't give me what is needed for row 6. What am I doing wrong? Can you provide a better close up of the picture?

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    3. I did find a typo in row 6 that might of been confusing.

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  20. Just starting this pattern, Round 3: dc in the next 5 dc---I don't have 5 dc in row 2. What am I missing ? Diana

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    1. You should have 6 dc at the end of round 2.If you only have 3 dc, then your foundation row is off by 3.

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  21. In row 10 it says single crochet not double crochet.

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