Braided Chain Shawl

Crochet World - - Crochet World - De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

FIN­ISHED SIZE

60 inches wide x 19 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Uni­ver­sal Yarn Up­town Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/180 yds/100g per skein):

4 skeins #335 acorn • Size M/13/9mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size P/15mm cro­chet hook for

braided chain only

GAUGE

13 sc = 4 inches; 16 sc rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Shawl is worked from side to side. Chain-5 loops are laced to form braid. Chain-12 loops be­come fringe on bot­tom (shaped) edge of shawl. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses.

Rowch 2, 3 1 sc (RS):in 2nd With ch small­er­from hook, hook, turn. (3 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc, 2 ch-2 sps) Row 3: Ch 12 (see Pat­tern

Notes) sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 5, sk next ch-2 sp, 2 sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in last sc, turn. (5 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp) Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp, sc in each sc to next ch sp, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (5 sc, 2 ch-5 sps)

Row 5: Ch 12, sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to next ch sp, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in last sc, turn. (6 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp) Rows 6–113: [Rep rows 4 and 5 al­ter­nately] 54 times. (60 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp)

Note: There will be 56 ch-12 fringe lps across lower edge. Row 114: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, sk next ch sp, sc in each sc to next ch sp, ch 5, sk next ch sp, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (60 sc, 2 ch-5 sps) Row 115: Ch 12, sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in each sc to next sp, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in last sc, turn. (60 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp) Row 116: Rep row 114. Row 117: Ch 12, sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc dec

(see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc, sc in each sc to next ch sp, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in last sc. (59 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp) Row 118: Rep row 114. (59 sc, 2 ch-5 sps) Rows 119–226: [Rep rows 117 and 118 al­ter­nately] 54 times. (5 sc, 2 ch-5 sps) Row 227: Ch 12, sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc dec in next 2 sc, ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp, sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc, 2 ch-5 sps, 1 ch-12 lp)

Row 228: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp, sc in next st, ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn. (4 sc, 2 ch-5 sps) Do not fas­ten off.

Top Edge

With RS fac­ing, in­sert P hook un­der ch-2 sp of row 2 and un­der ch-5 lp of row 3, pull same ch-5 lp un­der ch-2 lp and re­tain on hook, *in­sert hook un­der next 2 ch-5 lps and pull both through lp on hook, in­sert hook un­der next ch-5 lp and pull through both lps on hook, rep from * to end. Re­move hook care­fully.

Bot­tom (Shaped) Edge

With RS fac­ing, in­sert P hook un­der ch-2 sp of row 2 and un­der ch-5 lp of row 3, pull same ch-5 lp un­der ch-2 lp and re­tain on hook, *[in­sert hook un­der next 2 ch-5 lps and pull through lp on hook, in­sert hook un­der next ch-5 lp and pull though both lps on hook] 35 times*, [in­sert hook un­der next lp and pull through lp on hook] 14 times, rep be­tween * once, in­sert hook un­der next lp and pull through lp on hook. Re­move hook care­fully.

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