Eleonora Tully’s sumptuous and summery ower shawl is a riot of colour and fun to hook.
You’re never too old to be a flower girl with this fabulous motif shawl. Hooked up in Schoppel’s multi-coloured yarn, Zauberball Crazy, the motifs link into each other in an unusual way, and it’ll be fun to hook. It’s light enough to fold down in your handbag or pop into a backpack for festival weekends, too.
The Shawl is made up of 77 individual Motifs which are joined as you go. Starting with the first Motif at the point of the Shawl, each subsequent Motif is joined to the Motifs around it on Round 4b by working the chains through the corresponding ch-9 spaces of the previous Motifs. When joining the side of a Motif to the Shawl it will be joined at 2 adjacent ch-9 sps for each Motif. For example, when joining to 4 Motifs on the Shawl you will make 8 joins.
Use the diagram on page 94 when joining the Motifs.
FLOWER MOTIF (MAKE 77)
Ch4, ss to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS) Ch4 (counts as tr and ch1), (tr, ch1) 5 times into the ring, ss to 3rd ch from beg ch-4 to join. [6 tr and 6 ch-1 sps]
Round 2 *Ch5, ss in next ch-1 space, ch5, ss in next tr, rep from * 4 more times, ch5, ss in next ch-1 space, ch5, ss to base of beg ch-5. [12 ch-5 sps]
Round 3 Ss in next 3 ch, *ch7, ss in next ch-5 sp, rep from * 10 more times, ch7, ss to base of beg ch-7. [12 ch-7 sps]
Round 4a Ss in each of next 4 ch, *ch9, ss in next ch-7 space, rep from * 10 times, ch9, ss to base of beg ch-9. [12 ch-9 sps]
Follow Round 4b for all subsequent Motifs after the first one.
Round 4b Ss in each of next 4 ch, *ch9, remove loop from the hook, pull it through the ch-9 sp on the joining Motif, place loop back on hook, ss in next ch-7 sp; repeat from * to connect the Motif as directed in the chart, (ch9, ss in next ch-7 sp) for all ch-sps not being connected, ss to base of beg ch-9. [12 ch-9 sps]
Weave in all ends and wet block to the measurements given.
The flowers are joined as you go, each adjacent motif joining over two ‘petals’.