I’ve had a few requests for the pattern so I thought I would get my act together and write the pattern up. I will be putting together a pdf with a more polished version of the pattern soon, but for those who are impatient to start, here are the rough instuctions.
***Full pattern in pdf form (US terminology) is now available here ******
This pattern should work with any weight of yarn. I am using heavy lace weight for my shawls with a size 4mm hook, and a decent sized shawl takes about 100g of laceweight yarn. The shawl is crocheted top down, with increases every row, and can be made any size – just stop crocheting when it’s a bit smaller than the desired size (bearing in mind that if you are using blockable fibres (e.g. wool , alapca, cashmere) it will increase in size when it is blocked). To get a nice lacey shawl you will need to use a larger hook size than that normally recommended for the weight of yarn – play with different hook sizes until you are happy with the results.
Very important! – These instructions use UK terminology, and I will be using the following abbreviations
TC = UK treble crochet = US double crochet
DC = UK double crochet = US single crochet
Ch = Chain
Ch Sp incr = TC, Ch1, TC into Ch Space
Chain 4 and join with slip stitch
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st TC) One TC into ring, Ch1, (2 TC into ring, Ch1) x 2, 2TC into ring, turn
Row 2: Ch 3,1 TC into base on turning ch, 1 TC into next stitch, Ch sp incr, (TC into next 2 stitches, ch sp incr) x 2,1 TC into next stitch, 2TC into top of turning ch, turn
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 TC at base of turning chain, (TC to ch1 space, ch sp incr, placing marker in ch 1 space)x 3, TC to end working 2 TC into top of turning chain, turn
Row 4 (eyelet row): Ch 3, TC at base of turning chain,ch1, miss one TC *(TC in next 2 stitches, Ch1, miss one TC) to stitch before next marked Ch 1 sp, 1 TC, ch sp increase, remove marker and place in ch 1 space of Ch Sp incr, 1 TC, ch 1, miss one TC, repeat from * 3 times, (TC into next 2 stitches Ch1, miss one TC) to end of row, 2TC into turning ch, turn
Row 5: Ch 3, 1 TC into base of turning ch,* work across to next marker, working 1 TC into each stitch and each ch 1 space, ch sp increase (replacing marking in ch 1 space), repeat from* twice, then work to end of row working 1 TC in each stitch and each ch 1 space, 2 TC in turning ch
Here’s how it should look after the first five rows…
Row 6: repeat row 3
Row 7: repeat row 4
Repeat last three rows until shawl is desired size, ending with a Row 6 row
Row 1: Ch 4, skip first stitch, (DC into next st, Ch 3 skip next stitch) to end of row
Row 2: Ch 4, DC into first Ch space, (Ch 3, DC into next Ch Space) to end finishing with a Ch 4, DC into base of turning Ch from previous row.
Fasten off, weave in ends and block.