Crochet

Blue Jeans Shawl

This is an oooooold pattern, from when I had a website called “Knottie by Nature”.  I’ll have to dig up my original photos, because they’re not showing up in the wayback machine (I had to resort to that since I have the old PHP files, but not the HTML they output, if you care about the geeky side).

Yarn Used: 3 skeins of Country Blue Caron’s Simply Soft
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight
Yarn Content: Acrylic
Hook: H

Project Size: shallow but wide
Project Notes: This has been a popular shawl among groups making prayer shawls. I’ve been told that the shallow shape is nice because you won’t keep sitting on the point, and the multiple 3s lend it a meditative rhythm.
Stitches used in this pattern:   sc (single crochet)    dc (double crochet)    dc2together

Foundation Chain:There are two ways of determining how many chains you’ll need for this pattern: use the pattern repeat to determine a number and then make that many chains, or just start chaining. If you prefer the first method, pick a multiple of 10 and add 14. If you like the second, make a chain that will reach from the fingers of one hand to the fingers of the other when your arms are outstretched, plus a little extra.

1: Sc in 9th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch) across until you have fewer than 10 ch left, ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, turn. If you have any chains in the foundation chain left, leave them unworked. When you complete the shawl, undo those chains and weave in the end.  (This step is revised, based on input from ravelry member “theotherjenny”)

2: Ch 1,sc in 1st dc, (ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, in ch-1 sp work [dc2together, ch 2, dc2together, ch 2, dc2together], ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to the end, working last sc in 4th ch from the last sc of previous row, turn.

3: Ch1, sc in 1st sc, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) to end, placing last sc in last sc of previous row, turn.

4: Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, sc in 1st ch-1 sp,(ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, in ch-1 sp work [dc2together, ch 2, dc2together, ch 2, dc2together], ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to last ch-1 sp, turn. (Note that this is the first decreasing row)

5: Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) to end, placing last sc in last sc of previous row, turn.

6: Alternate rows 4 and 5 as many times as needed, ending with row 5. Each row will decrease at both the beginning and the end of the row.