Easy Breezy Shawl
17 inches wide x 70 inches long, excluding fringe
• Caron Big Cakes medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (101/2 oz/603 yds/300g per cake):
2 cakes #7482 toffee brickle • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or
size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
7 dc = 2 inches; 5 rows = 3 inches
To maintain color striping sequence when joining the 2nd cake, begin the 2nd cake with the next color that follows the last color of the first cake. Cut away extraneous yarn as needed and save it to make fringe. Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Chain-8 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet and chain-5 unless otherwise stated.
Row 1: Ch 69, dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first
dc), dc in next 5 chs, [ch 5, sk next 5 chs, dc in next 7 chs] across, turn. (42 dc, 5 ch-5 sps) Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next 6 dc, [ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp, dc in next 7 dc] across, working last dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Rows 3 & 4: Rep row 2. Row 5: Ch 8 (see Pattern Notes), sk first 6 dc, [dc in next dc, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 5 dc] across, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn. (37 dc, 6 ch-5 sps)
Row 6: Ch 8, sk next 5 chs, [dc in next 7 dc, ch 5, sk next 5 chs] across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn. Rows 7 & 8: Rep row 6. Row 9: Ch 3, 5 dc in first ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, dc in next dc] across, working last dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn. (42 dc, 5 ch-5 sps) Rows 10–12: Rep row 2. Rows 13–116: [Rep rows 5–12] 13 times. Fasten off after last row.
Cut 168 12-inch lengths of yarn, representing yarn colors equally. Arrange pieces in pairs to create balanced color distribution. For each Fringe, hold 2 lengths tog and fold in half. Insert hook from RS in dc at short end of Shawl, pull folded end through, pull ends through fold, pull ends to tighten knot. Work Fringe in each dc across each short end. Trim ends evenly to desired length.