A lovely shawl with a gorgeous drape when worked with soft yarn; made with Aunt Aggie’s Treble Mesh Stitch, making it substantial but also light and lacy for that special occasion. A pretty little picot border finishes it off beautifully. The buttons are, of course, optional.
**Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end**
Materials: 2 skeins chunky yarn (bulky/12ply) I used a variegated yarn which striped itself as the shawl was made; 7mm hook; yarn needle
Finished measurements: 56” x 33” (fits women up to 16/18 (UK size) 12/14 (US size) (adaptable to any size by working extra rows.)
Abbreviations: yo = yarn over; ch = chain; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; trc = treble crochet; tmc = treble mesh cluster
Special Stitches: Aunt Aggie’s Treble Mesh Stitch: (tmc)
(Yo twice, insert in same space as previous st, pull yarn through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo twice, insert into next space, draw yarn through, yo pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 4 loops, yo pull through last 2 loops)
5 ch picot: (chain 5, sl st into the 1 st chain of the 5)
With 7mm hook and chunky yarn, make a magic circle (alternatively, ch 4, sl st into 1st chain to form a circle); ch 3, work 3 dc into ring. TURN.
Tighten the ring, but not too much. You are now working on the top of the dc you just made.
Row 1: Ch 4, 1 trc in same st; Ch 1; *tmc (see special stitches) beginning in same st as previous trc and ending in next st; ch1,* rep from * to * once; 2 trc in last st; Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, 1 trc in same st; ch 1; *tmc beginning in same space as previous st and the next space; ch 1* rep from * to * to end; 2 trc in top of beg chain from prev row. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until work measures approx. 32” in length (or whatever length you wish to make it) from the bottom of the triangle to the top flat side. Do not turn.
At the end of the last row, chain 8, (sl st into 5th chain from hook (5ch picot), dc, hdc) into the side of the end stitch. *Into the side of the next trc work (hdc, dc, 5ch picot, dc, hdc)*; rep from * to * to bottom peak. Into the centre of the peak work (hdc, dc, 5ch picot, 2dc, 5 ch picot, 2 dc, 5 ch picot, dc, hdc). Continue up the other side working (hdc, dc, 5 ch picot, dc hdc) into the side of each trc.
Fasten off at the top corner, leaving the top edge of the shawl unworked. Weave in ends.
Sew on 3 buttons if desired, one at the bottom of the shawl, one at the bust line, and one in between the two.
And there you have it – a delightfully simple shawl that is sure to dress up any outfit, while keeping you snug in the cooler evenings.
©AG Handmades 2014