Inspired by the beautiful tumbling waves of leaves on a mature Acer tree this pretty patterned shawl is deceptively simple to make. Worked in ever increasing rows so there is no long foundation chain, the size is easily adaptable – just work more or fewer rows.
Designed to be suitable as a first attempt at shawls for crocheters who are nervous about following patterns.
Fingering Weight Version
1x 100g skeins Cascade Heritage Silk (4ply weight, 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk, 437m/400yds) in Italian Plum (5633)
4mm hook (US G)
2.5 shells and 12 rows in pattern to 10cm/4in using 4mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension)
DK Weight Version
2x 50g skeins Louisa Harding Amitola (DK weight, 80% Wool 20% Silk, 250m (273yds) in Dark Rose (111) - sample used 83g
5mm hook (US H)
2 shells and 10 rows in pattern to 10cm/4in using 5mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension).
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into chain spaces, working into stitches,
Starting at one end, each row is increased on the neck edge only until the shawl reaches the desired size.
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