Friday, February 6, 2009

Crochet Wrap

I started and finished this crochet shawl this week. It's lightweight, and feminine despite the charcoal color.

Since September, our friend Amy K has been joining us once a week. Autumn taught her how to knit, and then crochet. She proved to be a quick learner, and is turning out projects left and right.

I'm enjoying spending long afternoons with these two young women; one already married, and one soon to be.

Ruffle Edge Crochet Wrap
shell = (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space
shell over shell = shell in chain 3 space of shell below
Begin: Chain 10; join with a slip stitch in first chain to form a ring
Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times; turn
Row 2: Chain 5, (shell in next ch 3 space, ch 3) 3 times, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 3: Chain 5, dc in first space, (ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 space) twice, ch 3, shell over shell, (ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 space) twice, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in last space; turn.
Row 4: ch 5, dc in first space, ch 3, * 3 dc in next ch 3 space, ch 3; repeat from * to center shell; shell over shell, ** ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 space; repeat from ** to last space; ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in last space; turn.
Rows 5-26: Repeat row 4
Ruffle-Row 1: *ch 5, sc in next space, ch 5 , skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to last stitch, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of chain 5; turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, (dc, ch 1) 9 times all in first ch 5 space; * (dc, ch 1) 10 times all in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across omitting last ch 1 in last space; turn. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
This pattern is easily adaptable to fit a child or a larger woman, just make less or more rows before beginning the ruffle.
I used an H/8- 5.00 MM crochet hook, and three skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn to complete this project.


~~Deby said...

ohhhhh----I love this--any chance these will show up in your shop? It is so feminine...

Kate said...

How lovely! I really like the color, and it's very feminine.

"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I like the color. The ruffles add a very pretty touch.

Jodi said...

Pretty and I love the color! I like the Caron Simply Soft yarn, too. I'm using it for a shawl also, but I've sidelined that project for a while ... time for baby booties and such. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Oh that is very pretty! And quick to make too (if my crochet skills were better!). Autumn looks lovely in it. :)

Abounding Treasures said...

This is lovely ... what a wonderful way to spend many afternoons :o)

Kelli said...

It's very elegant... I love it!

lady jane said...

That pattern's Greek to me. I don't crochet. I failed that class. sigh.

The shawl, however, is absolutely beautiful ... as is your daughter. :o)


P.S. I'm hoping there were bits and pieces of treasured moments this weekend in your little corner of the world. :o)

lady jane said...

...just bee-bopping by to say good morning and hope all is well in your cozy little world. :o)

Bless you,

Abbie said...

Hello Tracy,
Great job in making that shawl... I am trying to do it, and i cant seem to understand how to do the shell over shell.. do you think by any chance you could make a video on how to do it and post it? That would be a great help to me!!
God bless you,