I LOVE this pattern. Legit LOVE! Let me just say that out loud. It is so versatile and multi functional. Just by changing fiber you can change it from a Fall Shawl to a Summer Beach Cover Up! Use a flower pin for a bit of contrast and fun. Make one from a lightweight cotton for the perfect summer beach accessory. This is the perfect travel accessory to get you from cold Chicago to warm Miami and keep you packed light!
Like I said, you can really make this pattern your own with whatever fiber you want. To get a good feel for it I suggest using the materials and following the pattern step by step before you customize it.
Worsted Weight Yarn – approx. 525 yrds
Lion Brand Wool Ease used in sample
Crochet Hook Size M / 9mm
Large needle to weave ends
Leather Cuff for band
Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
sc - Single Crochet
dc - Double Crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
The Leather Cuff used in sample was purchased from Urban Gypsy Designs.
You can make your own or use another fabric but you want the stiff structure to keep shawl shape.
4” = 10 st (dc) x 4 rows
Adjust hook size if necessary to achieve gauge
Even when I change up the yarn I use, I still use the same size hook.
BASE / Row 1: fhdc 130 (or to approx. 52 inches)
If you do not know fhdc, here is a tutorial:
Alternatively if you do not know fhdc:
Ch 130 (or to approx. 52 inches)
Then ch 2 (counts as hdc), 129 hdc across for total 130 hdc including ch 2
Row 2 – 35: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st across using back loop only, turn
total 130 DC each row, includes ch 2
Finished measurements: 52” x 35” approximately
DO NOT CUT YARN when complete last row - you will go right to Assembly stitching
ASSEMBLY & FINISHING:
Fold garment in half lengthwise and pull loop that is on the hook through the opposite corner attaching them together
Then seam the two sides together:
sc x 46 across to make the seam
(Leave enough for the neck if you go further up than 46 sc on the seam)
Then sl st around the remaining edge where the neck hole will be
This is the finishing of the neck opening.
Slip Stitch back down the seam you just created with the 46 sc to the corner
Fasten off and weave in ends.
To attach cuff accessory:
Then take your cuff and “bunch up” the garment on the side across from the seam and place the cuff there.