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Melody Baby Shawl in Crochet

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crochet lace baby shawl with scalloped border

Materials

  • Patons Beehive Pearl-Knit, 2-Ply or Patons Beehive Lady Betty, 3-Ply
  • 40 ins x 40 ins – 9 balls
  • A UK No. 10 Crochet Hook/3.25mm/US D-3

Tension

To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 3 rows to 1 inch

The Pattern

Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terms throughout. UK DC = US SC, UK Tr = US Dc and so on.

Long treble = yarn round hook twice instead of once as for a regular UK treble stitch.

Yrh = yarn round hook

The Centre

Make a chain 36 ins long. Note: If you end up having too many chain once you have worked the first row you can undo the extras.

1st row: 1 tr in 5th ch from hook, make 1 ch, * miss 2 ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 ch, miss 2 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in next ch, rep. from * to end of row, working (1 tr, 1 ch) twice in last ch instead of three times, 4 ch, turn. Work should measure 35 ins. across (unstretched).

2nd row: * (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in the single tr of previous row, 1 tr in centre tr of 3 tr group, 1 ch, rep from * to end of row, working 1 tr in 3rd ch of turning ch of previous row, 4 ch, turn.

3rd row: (1 tr, 1 ch) in last tr of previous row, * 1 tr in centre tr of next 3 tr group, 1 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in next tr, rep from * to end of row, working (1 tr, 1 ch) twice in 3rd ch of turning ch of previous row, 4 ch, turn.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until work measures approx. 35 ins. from beg, ending with a 3rd row, turn.

Next round: * Work 1 tr in each sp and each tr of previous row, then 5 tr in corner. Working along side of shawl, work 1 tr in end of each row and 2 tr in each sp, then 5 tr in corner. Rep from * once.

Join with sl st in top of turning ch of previous row. Fasten off.

The Border

Make 15 chain.

1st row: 1 tr in 6th ch from hook. 1 ch, miss 2 ch,(1 tr, 1 ch) three times in next ch, miss 2 ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 ch miss 2 ch, 1 tr in last ch, 4 ch turn.

** 2nd row: 1 tr in 2nd tr, 1 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in centre tr of 3 tr group, 1 tr in next tr, 5 ch, turn.

3rd row: 1 tr in 1st tr, 1 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in centre tr of 3 tr group, 1 tr in next tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in 3rd ch of turning ch of previous row, 4 ch, turn.

4th row: 1 tr in 2nd tr, 1 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in centre tr of 3 tr group, 1 tr in next tr, 3 ch. Do not turn but work along side of border as follows:

Yrh twice as for long tr, draw up loop in the 5 ch loop at beg of previous row, yrh and draw through first 2 loops of long tr, yrh and draw through next 2 loops of long tr (thus holding back on hook the last loop of long tr). Work 2 more long tr’s in same sp. in same manner, yrh and draw through 4 loops on hook, 3 ch (This makes 1 “Cluster” st.) Work 3 more Cluster sts in same sp., 1 dc in next 5 ch loop at side edge, 1 ch, turn.

5th row: In each of the five 3 ch spaces work (1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc, 3 ch), 1 tr in next tr, 1 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch) three times in centre tr of 3 tr group, 1 tr in next tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in 4th ch of turning ch of previous row, 4 ch, turn.

6th row: As 2nd row.

7th row: As 3rd row.**

Rep. from ** to ** until work measures approx. 4½ yards, ending with 6th row and omitting turning ch in last row. Fasten off.

To Make Up

Beg at one corner and using a flat seam sew border around centre, gathering it at corners to keep work flat. Using a flat seam sew cast on and cast off edges of border tog. Roll shawl in a damp towel for several hours, then spread out flat, pinning each scallop out separately with rustless pins and leave until dry.


The original of this pattern is in the public domain, however this digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 19th 2012. All rights reserved.

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