I called this the Ornamental Shawlette because not only will it ornament your lovely body, but for some reason when I look at the stitch pattern it reminds me of Christmas ornaments hanging from the tree. The yarn even has a little glitter/tinsel to it!
The directions call for a rectangle shape when finished to keep it as a one skein project but if you have more yarn available you can continue on in pattern for a square or even a shawl.
Yarn: Approx. 400 yds Fingering Weight yarn (CYCA 1, Super Fine). Model shown in one skein Anzula Nebula (84% Merino wool/16% Stellina; 400 yds; 114g/4.02 oz) in the Emerald colorway
Hook: Size 7/4.50mm crochet hook or size needed to make a pleasing fabric.
Pattern is written in US terms
|Dc||= double crochet|
|Dc2tog||= double crochet 2 together|
|Dc3tog||= Double crochet 3 together|
|Sc||= single crochet|
|Sl st||= slip stitch|
|Tr||= treble crochet|
Approximately 32” wide x 24” tall after wet blocking. I say approximately because the open stitch pattern makes it sort of like silly putty so it stretches every which way – nice for wearing, not so much for math.
Gauge is not critical for this pattern as long as you aren’t getting a super stiff fabric.
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc when it’s a turning ch.
Ch -7 counts as 1 tr + ch-3 sp when it’s a turning ch.Special Stitches
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch. Rep from * across noting last rep will end with dc2tog. Ch 7, turn. 15 3-dc shells + 14 dc3tog + 4 dc
Row 2: Sk ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 7, *sk 2 ch-3 sps, dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * across, ch 3, tr in last st. Ch 3, turn. 14 ch-7 sps + 2 ch-3 sps (see note)
Row 3: Dc in first tr, *ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, dc3tog, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch, dc3tog. Rep from * across, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 2 dc in 4th ch of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. 15 3-dc shells + 14 dc3tog + 4 dc
Row 4: Dc in next dc, *ch 7, sk 2 ch-3 sps, dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * across, noting last rep will end with dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn. 15 ch-7 sps
Row 5: Dc in next dc, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, * ch 3, sk 3 ch, dc3tog, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch. Rep from * across, ch 3, dc2tog. Ch 7, turn.
Rep Rows 2 – 5 for pattern until work measures approximately 24″, or desired length (or shortly before you run out of yarn), ending with a Row 3. Ch 1 at end of final Row 3.
Work 1 rnd sc evenly around entire shawlette. I worked 1 sc in each st or base of st (when working across foundation ch), 3 sc in each ch-3 sp, 2 sc along side of each dc, 3 sc along side of each tr (when working along sides), and 3 sc in each corner. You may need to adjust a little bit to keep the work flat, depending on your gauge. Remember if your edging is pulling tight you need more stitches, if it is ruffling or sloppy you need fewer.
Block. Weave in ends.