Wrap yourself up in this classic granny triangle shawl. Based on the traditional granny square, this design is simple and stylish; worked up in a bright bold colour, it takes on a fresh modern look.
- Mirasol Pima Kuri (100% pima cotton; 190m/208yds per 100g/3 oz skein) DK-weight yarn 5 x 100g (3 oz) skeins in shade 015 Apple
- 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Finished Measurements: 86cm (34in) deep x 173cm (68in) wide
Tension: 24 sts and 8 rows to measure 10cm (4in)
For the Shawl
Foundation: Using 4mm (US G/6) hook, make a magic ring. Work 1ch, 3dc into ring and draw up tightly to conceal the hole, creating a small half-moon shape with 3 sts. Turn and continue in rows as follows:
Row 1: 3ch (counts a 1tr throughout), 2tr in first st, 2ch, miss 1 st, 3tr in last st, turn. (2 clusters and 1 ch-sp)
Row 2: 3ch, 2tr in first st, 1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in ch-sp (centre line made), 1ch, 3tr in third ch of 3ch, turn. (4 clusters and 3 ch-sps)
Row 3: 3ch, 2tr in first st, 1ch, 3tr in first ch-sp, 1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in 2ch-sp, 1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp, 1ch, 3tr in third ch of 3ch, turn. (6 clusters and 5 ch-sps)
Row 4: 3ch, 2tr in first st, 1ch, 3tr in first ch-sp, 1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp, 1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in 2ch-sp, *1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp; rep from * once more, 1ch, 3tr in third ch of 3ch, turn. (8 clusters and 7 ch-sps)
Row 5: 3ch, 2tr in first st, 1ch, 3tr in first ch-sp, 1ch, *3tr in next ch-sp, 1ch; rep from * to 2ch-sp, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in 2ch-sp, 1ch, **3tr in next ch-sp, 1ch; rep from ** to end, 3tr in third ch of 3ch, turn. (2 clusters and two 1ch-sps increased)
Row 5 sets pattern.
Continue working reps of Row 5 for a further 45 rows. (50 rows worked in total – 100 clusters and 99 ch-sps)
Do not break yarn.
For The Picot Edging
Row 1: 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st and ch-sp to end, working [1dc, 1ch, 1dc] in 2ch-sp, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in first st, *[3ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook] (picot made), miss 1 st, 1dc in next st; rep from * to end, working last st as a sl st rather than a dc. Fasten off.
Making Up and Finishing
Weave in all loose ends and block to measurements, paying close attention to the picot edging and gently pulling the points into shape.
This shawl is constructed from the top down so you can measure the size against yourself as you work and adjust as desired. Increase the size by continuing the pattern as set, remembering to increase yarn amounts to accommodate a larger design.
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