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Topelt Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

The construction of this elegant shawl is simple and a great intro to working short rows. First, the trim is made then the body of the shawl is added by working in short rows.

The shawl is extra long and almost scarf-like. This makes it easy to wrap and keep on. It’s also very versatile because you can wear it several different ways. Let it drape like a normal shawl or wrap it round and round to look more like a cowl.

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Topelt Shawl ©2020 KT and the Squid. All rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.

 

Sizes

Approx. 93” long by 12” wide at the largest

 

Yarn

2 hanks of KT and the Squid Squid Sport in Caroline (300m/328yds per 100gm/hank)

Hook

J/6mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

H/5mm hook (or a hook 1mm smaller than the gauge hook)

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = chain(s)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Dc = double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Notes

Please read all instructions before beginning.

To begin the shawl, you will first work the trim. The body will then be worked into the sides of the trim in short rows.

Gauge

13 sc by 20 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)

Instructions

Bottom Trim

With the smaller hook, ch 10.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 5, skip 4 chs, sc in the next ch, ch 3, skip 2 chs, sc in the last ch. (3 sc, 1 ch-5 space, 1 ch-3 space)

Row 2:  Ch 4, turn, sc in the 1st ch-3 space, ch 3, 6 dc in the ch-5 space, dc in the last sc. (7 dc, 1 sc, 1 ch-3 space, 1 ch-4 space)

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sc in the 5th dc, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in the last ch-4 space. (3 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces, 1 ch-5 space)

Row 4: Ch 4, turn, (sc in the next ch-3 space, ch 3) twice, 7 dc in the ch-5 space. (7 dc, 2 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces, 1 ch-4 space)

Row 5: Ch 5, turn, sc in the 5th dc, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 space) twice, ch 3, sc in the last ch-4 space. (4 sc, 3 ch-3 spaces, 1 ch-5 space)

Row 6: Ch 4, turn, (sc in the next ch-3 space, ch 3) 3 times, 7 dc in the last ch-5 space. (7 dc, 3 sc, 3 ch-3 spaces, 1 ch-4 space)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 7 dc, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 space, (sc in the next ch- 3 space, ch 3) twice, sc in the last ch-4 space. (10 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces, 1 ch-5 space)

Row 8:  Ch 4, turn, sc in the 1st ch-3 space, ch 3, skip the next ch-3 space, 7 dc in the ch-5 space. (7 dc, 1 sc, 1 ch-3 space, 1 ch-4 space)

Repeat rows 3-8, 40 more times.

Repeat rows 3-7 one more time.

Do NOT fasten off.

 

 

Shawl Body

Start working with the larger hook.

Row 1: Ch 1, working in the side of the rows of the bottom trim, sc once in the end of each row. (253)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 173. (173)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 93. (93)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st of the previous row, sc in the next 4 sts of row 1. (97)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st of the previous row, sc in the next 4 sts of row 2. (101)

Rows 6-31: Repeat rows 4 and 5. (205)

*You should have 24 unworked sts on either side.

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st of the previous row, sc in the next 6 sts of row 1. (211)

Row 33: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st of the previous row, sc in the next 6 sts of row 2. (217)

Rows 34-38: Repeat rows 32 and 33. (247)

Fasten off, you will have 6 unworked sts of row 2.

 

Row 39 (finishing row): Join to the 1st st of the last row of the trim, ch 1, sc in the 1st 7 sc, 4 sc in the ch-5 space, sc in the next sc, 3 sc in the ch-3 space, sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the ch-4 space, sc in the end of the next row, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in each st of row 38, sc in the next 5 sts of row 2, 3 sc in the last, sc in the side of row 1, sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the next ch space, sc in the next ch, 4 sc in the next ch space, sc in the last ch. (285)

 

Fasten off, block, weave in all ends.

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