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Telegraph Shawl

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My mother was always making something – she sewed, knit, crocheted, painted. Her friend Joe always said “Hands of gold, Dor, you have hands of gold!” I don’t know that she thought she was crafty as much as if she saw something she liked, her Depression-era mindset insisted she make it instead of buy it. But I like to think she took some joy in her hands – and I know I wouldn’t be the crafter I am if it wasn’t for her.

Free crochet pattern Telegraph Shawl on HookedforLifePubishing.com, Anzula Haiku yarn

Telegraph Shawl free crochet pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing, yarn is Haiku by Anzula

Telegraph is in her memory – soft yet eminently practical.

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Finished Size: After Blocking

20″ high from bottom point to top edge

39″ along light colored edge

68″ along saw-tooth edge

80″ along top, curved edge

Materials:

800 yds fingering weight (CYCA 1, Super Fine) yarn in two colors. I used 2 skeins of Anzula Yarns Haiku (70% merino/20% bamboo/10% nylon; 114g/425 yds), 1 each in Freesia (MC) and Rosebud (CC)

Crochet hook size 7/4.5mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: After Blocking

12 sts + 4 ch-1 sps x 9 rows = 4″

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Notes:

Ch-3 counts as 1 dc

When working in a stitch below a ch-1 sp, make sure to hold the working yarn to the back of the work so the ch-1 is enclosed.

Free crochet pattern Telegraph Shawl on HookedforLifePubishing.com, Anzula Haiku yarn

Shawl:

With MC, ch 4.

Row 1: 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, turn. 5 dc

Row 2: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, (dc, tr, dc) in next dc, sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 7 sts + 1 ch-1 sp

Row 3: Dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk tr in row below, tr in next dc in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 8 sts + 2 ch-1 sps

Row 4: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk tr in row below, tr in next dc in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 10 sts + 2 ch-2 sps

Row 5: Dc in first dc, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp. Rep from * across until 3 dc remain, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 11 sts + 3 ch-1 sps

Row 6: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk tr in row below, tr in next dc in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, dc in next tr. Leave remaining sts unworked. Ch 3, turn. 10 sts + 2 ch-2 sps

Row 7: Rep Row 5. 11 sts + 3 ch-1 sps

Row 8: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk tr in row below, tr in next dc in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp. Rep from * across until 2 dc remain, sk 1 dc, dc in next tr. Ch 3, turn.

Row 9: Dc in first dc, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp. Rep from * across until 3 dc remain, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 14 sts + 4 ch- 1 sps

Row 10: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk tr in row below, tr in next dc in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in tr in row below, dc in same ch-1 sp. Rep from * across until 5 sts + 1 ch-1 sp remain, sk 1 dc, dc in nextt dc. Leave remaining sts unworked. Ch 3, turn. 13 sts + 3 ch-1 sps

Row 11: Rep Row 9. 14 sts + 4 ch-1 sps

Rows 12 – 13: Rep Rows 8 – 9.

Rep Rows 10 – 13 for pattern, introducing colorwork as follows.

Free crochet pattern Telegraph Shawl on HookedforLifePubishing.com, Anzula Haiku yarn

On the 44th Row, after 12 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s) work 6 sts and surrounding chs in CC.

On the 50th Row, after 6 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s) work 9 sts and surrounding chs in CC.

On the 56th Row, after 24 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s) work 12 sts and surrounding chs in CC.

On the 62nd Row, after 12 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s) work 15 sts and surrounding chs in CC.

On the 68th Row, after 33 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s) work 21 sts and surrounding chs in CC.

On the 72nd Row, work the first 33 sts and surrounding chs in CC, switch to MC for remainder of Row.

On the 78th Row, after 33 sts are completed (not counting ch-1s, switch to CC for remainder of Row.

On the 84th Row, switch to CC completely.

Work until 117 Rows have been completed or to desired length. You should have at least 12 g of CC left for edging. Ch 1, turn at the end of Row 117. Do not end off.

Edging: Part 1

Row 1: Sc in first dc, *5 tr in tr beneath next ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, dc in next tr. Rep from * across to end of this side.

Free crochet pattern Telegraph Shawl on HookedforLifePubishing.com, Anzula Haiku yarn

Edging: Part 2

Place 2 more sc in st just worked in to turn the corner, *work 6 sc evenly spaced to next angle, sc3tog in ch-1 sp at end of row, the tr containing the last st of the row, and the dc after that tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next dc for corner. Rep from * across to last corner, sc evenly spaced to end of “sawtooth” side. End off.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends, block.

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