Shades of Autumn Wrap
20 inches wide x 80 inches long
• Red Heart Unforgettable medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/270 yds/ 100g per ball): 4 balls #3956 polo • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
7 blocks = 4 inches; 7 rows = 4 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Each chain in a chain-2 space counts as a stitch when skipping stitches. The graph shows the stitches to work for each row. Odd-numbered right-side rows are read from right to left. Even-numbered wrong-side rows are read from left to right. When the first symbol of a row is a mesh, work a beginning mesh. When the first symbol of a row is an increase, work an increasing beginning mesh. When the last symbol of a row is an increase, work an increasing ending mesh. Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Mesh: Ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st.
Block: 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next st.
Beg Mesh: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc. Increasing beginning mesh (inc beg mesh): Ch 6 (counts as tr and ch 2), dc in first st. Increasing ending mesh (inc end mesh): Ch 2, tr in last st worked in. Beginning decrease (beg dec): Ch 3 (does not count as st), sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc. Ending decrease mesh (end dec mesh): Ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, yo, insert hook in 2nd to last dc, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo twice, insert hook in last dc, pull up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook. Picot: Ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 37, dc in 7th ch from hook (counts as inc beg mesh), [ch 2, sk next 2 chs (see Pattern Notes), dc in next ch] 10 times, inc end mesh (see Special Stitches), turn. (12 ch-2 sps) Row 2 (WS): Inc beg mesh (see Special Stitches), mesh (see Special Stitches) over each sp across, inc end mesh, turn. (14 mesh) Rep row 2. Row 7: Inc beg mesh, [mesh over next mesh] 5 times, [ block (see Special Stitches) over mesh] until 5 mesh rem, [mesh over mesh] 5 times, inc end mesh, turn. (12 mesh, 12 blocks) Row 8: Inc beg mesh, mesh over each mesh and block across, inc end mesh, turn. (26 mesh) Rows 9–17: [Rep rows 7 and 8] 4 times. Rep row 7 once more. (12 mesh, 32 blocks) Rows 18–28: Follow graph (see Pattern Notes), inc only at 1 side. (55 mesh) Rows 29–87: Follow graph, inc at 1 side and dec on the other side. (12 mesh, 43 blocks) Rows 88–98: Follow graph, dec only at 1 side. (44 mesh) Rows 99–115: Follow graph, dec at both sides. Do not fasten off. (10 mesh)
Rnd 1 (RS): Working in sides of rows and dc along top and bottom, [sc, picot (see Special Stitches)] around wrap, join (see Pattern
Notes) in first sc. Fasten off. Block to measurements.
Open filet stitches crocheted on the diagonal add drama and interest to this beautiful shawl. A pretty picot edging finishes it all off.