Sweet and Simple Shawl
by Elizabeth Mareno 2008
Finished Size: 24"W x 60"L (sample size-this pattern is designed to accomodate whatever length you want to finish with)
350g/12.25oz of #3/Light Yarn (Used: Patons Astra- Dark Tan)
Lg Eye Needle for finishing
*corrections in red*
1- sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch3, sk 2ch, sc in next ch) across to last 2sc, ch3, sk next ch, sc in last ch (30-ch3)
2- ch4(cts as dc, ch1), turn, (sc in ch3, ch1, dc in next sc, ch1) repeat 39 times, sc in ch3, ch1, dc in last sc. (31dc)
3- ch1, turn, sc in dc, (ch3,sk sc-ch1-sc, sc in next dc) across, sc in 3rd ch of ch4 from prev row (30-ch3)
**Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length is reached.**
Update10/18/10: I have had a lot of people requesting simplification of this pattern. So, I am adding a "Super Simplified Version" of this pattern here. This is for the super duper 'beginning' beginner crocheters OR those that just don't "get" what the heck I'm trying to say! LOL :)
Also, a clarification on fit: When you are making this, the 24 Wide is how wide this will be from your neck to your waist, not shoulder to shoulder. You are making this as long as you want so that it will wrap around you. I finished my original pattern off @ 5 feet long. You can make yours any length you want.
In Row 1, after you have chained the 91, you need to single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Then the series of stitches in the () need to be repeated across the length of the beginning chain. They go like this: (chain 3, skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next chain); keep doing this until you get to the very last 2 chains, then chain 3 one more time, skip a chain and single crochet in the last chain. (you should have 30 chain 3 spaces)
Row 2, chain 4 to start your row. (This will count as a double crochet AND a chain 1). turn your work, (single crochet in the chain 3 from the previous row, chain 1, double crochet in the very next single crochet from the row below, and chain 1 again), Do this series of stitches a total of 39 times, then single crochet in the last chain 3 space from the row below, do one more chain1 and double crochet in the last single crochet. (you should have a total of 31 double crochets in this row)
Row 3, chain 1 to start your row and turn your work. Single crochet in the first double crochet. This will be the stitch that you chained your 1 off of to start your row. Then (chain 3, skip over the next single crochet, the next chain 1 AND the next single crochet*so you will have skipped 2 single crochets and the chain*, you will put a single crochet into the next double crochet) repeat this across the row, then single crochet into the 3rd chain from your chain 4 from the row below.
You will then repeat rows 2 and 3 as many times as it takes for you to achieve the length that you want.