Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tyra Triangle Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern, Lacy Scarf Pattern, Triangle Shawl Pattern














Make a lovely Mother's Day gift with this Triangle Shawl crochet pattern. The shawl turned out lovely but my photographs don't do justice to it. When  I first made it, the shawl turned out small and wouldn't wrap around my shoulder well. I  made another 10 rows and stitched them together, but it still wasn't big enough. I added another 9 rows and luckily ended up with the ideal size. Third time's a charm, isn't it? I am generally impatient with big items but this one worked up effortlessly. After the first row, there isn't much counting required. It is a versatile design that can be worn in many different ways. Wrap it around your shoulder, around your neck or even around your head. The shawl is bigger than you see in the first picture as part of it has been tucked into the dresser.

Materials
1. DK weight yarn
2. Hook F(3.75mm)
Yarn needle to weave in the tails

Gauge
8 Rows = 4 inches
3 shells = 4 inches long

Finished Measurements
64 inches wide and 24 inches deep.

Yardage
Takes around 530 to 540 yards. You can reduce up to 80 yards from the total yardage if you do not intend to add the tassels.

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
st- stitch 

Pattern
Chain 301
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *( ch 5, sk 5 chains, sc in next), repeat from * to the end. Turn.--------50 Ch-5 loops

Row2: Sl st in the first two chains, sc in next, *( ch 5, 1 sc into the third chain of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ------49 Ch-5 loops.

Row 3: Sl st to the first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *( 5 dc in next sc between two ch-5 loops , 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ---------24 shells and 24 ch-5 loops.

Row 4: Sl st into first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the the 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in to 3rd chain of next ch-5 loop) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.---------47 Ch-5 loops

Row 5: Repeat Row 2---------46 Ch-5 loops

Row 6: Repeat Row 3------------23 shells and 22 ch-5 loops

Row 7: Sl st into first two dc of the shell, 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the 3rd ch of the next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd dc of next shell) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.--------------44 Ch-5 loops

Repeat rows 2,3,4,5, 6 & 7 till you get a row with two ch- 5 loops.



Last Row: Sl st into the first 2 chains, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc into the third chain of next the ch-5 loop. Fasten off. 


Tassels And Finishing


Weave in any tails left. For tassels, cut 10 strands of 9 ½ inches length. Fold at the middle of the strands and pull through the scarf to get a loop, grab all the strands and pull through the loop. Tighten the knot and trim as needed. I attached the first tassel through the middle of the shell at the vertex of the triangle. I skipped first 4 rows and attached the second tassel to the 5th Row. Starting from this second tassel, skip two rows and attach the tassel to the third row. 



A Closer look at the stitch pattern




You can download a pdf copy here: Tyra Triangle Shawl

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