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Heather's Shawl

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Ap­prox­i­mately 171/2 inches wide x 60 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (4 oz/212 yds/113g per ball): 4 balls #9440 light

grey heather • Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

14 dc = 4 inches; 7 dc rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Shawl is worked length­wise from the bot­tom up. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Bor­der is worked on the short ends of Shawl only. Chain-4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Love knot (LK): Draw up lp on hook and ex­tend to about 1/2 inch in length; hold­ing lp in place, ch 1, in­sert hook un­der left-hand strand of the 3 strands be­low hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), draw up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B) to close

Large shell (lg shell): (Dc, {ch 1, dc} 3 times) all in in­di­cated st or sp.

Small shell (sm shell): ({Dc, ch 1} twice, dc) all in in­di­cated st or sp.

SHAWL

Row 1 (WS): Ch 183, sc in the back bar (see il­lus­tra­tion) of 2nd ch from hook and in each back bar across, turn. (182 sc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern

Notes), sk next 3 sts, tr in next st, work­ing be­hind tr just made, dc in the 3 sk sts, *sk next 3 sts, tr in the next st, work­ing be­hind the tr just made, dc in 3 sk sts, rep from * across to the last st, dc in the last st, turn. (137 dc, 45 tr) Row 3: Ch 3, *sk next 3 dc, tr in next tr, work­ing in front of tr just made, dc in 3 sk sts, rep from * across, dc in top of ch-3 turn­ing ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in the first dc, * LK (see Spe­cial Stitches), sk next 3 sts, dc in next tr, rep from * across, dc in top of ch-3 turn­ing ch, turn. (45 LK, 48 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *LK, dc in next dc, rep from * across, dc in top of ch-3 turn­ing ch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first dc, sc in the next dc, *sc in sc of next LK, ch 2, sc in next dc, rep from * across, sc in top of ch-3 turn­ing ch, turn. (92 sc, 45 ch-2 sps)

Row 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, rep from * across to the last 2 sts, sc in rem 2 sts, turn. (182 sc)

Rows 8–31: [Rep rows 2–7] 4 times. Rows 32 & 33: Rep rows 2 and 3. (137 dc, 45 tr) Row 34: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Do not turn and do not fas­ten off. (183 sc)

BOR­DER

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk the first sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next sc, ch 1, *sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sc, lg shell (see Spe­cial

Stitches) in next sc, ch 1, rep from * across to last 6 sc, sk the next 2 sc, sc in the next sc, ch 1, sk the next 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the last sc, turn. (8 lg shells, 13 sc) Row 4: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sm shell

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