Hello!! Welcome to part 2 of the Christmas Eve Shawl crochet along!! Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in so far! Here’s a little round up of your photos. Don’t forget to share yours in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/256005015325735
Today we are going to add some Christmas flowers to our shawls. This will be the most technical part of the pattern, so once you’ve mastered the repeat today you will have cracked the whole pattern!!
Before I move onto the pattern, I wanted to have a quick chat about stitch counts. There is absolutely no need to count stitches if you don’t want to, I am very much an advocate of ‘fudging it’ as you work along and will happily pop an extra stitch in if a repeat doesn’t work out etc….
However, I completely understand that some of you find this stressful and would prefer to have a stitch count so here’s a chart for you to follow if you would like to:
NOTE: ‘posts’ refers to the posts (not including chain 1s) from Friday’s pattern, ‘number of stitches’ includes posts and chain 1s.
Moving forward with the pattern there will be repeats of 3 types of stitch
- every other (as per Friday’s pattern)
- plain (rows 11 & 12 today)
- flowers (rows 13 & 14 today)
I have designed the pattern so that you can repeat any number of any of the rows at any time in the pattern. So you can do more repeats of every other, more of plain or more of flowers and plain. Or you can follow the pattern exactly as I make it.
|Row number||Number of posts||Number of stitches|
The mathematicians among you will notice that the number of posts increases by 4 each row and the total number of stitches increases by 8. I have included both counts for every row because some of you have added more that 10 repeats of Friday’s pattern. There will be some rows today where it is tricky to count (i.e the flower rows) so I would suggest counting on the first plain row after the flowers.
So onto the pattern for part 2!!
Double treble (dtr): yarn round hook twice, hook through stitch or space, pull yarn back through (4 loops on hook), yoh, pull through 2 (leaving 3), yoh, pull through 2 (leaving 2), yoh, pull through last 2
Double treble cluster (dtrcl): *yarn round hook twice, hook through stitch or space, pull yarn back through , yoh, pull through 2, yoh, pull through 2, repeat from * 4 more times until you have 6 loops on your hook, yoh, pull through all 6 loops
Row 11 join new colour yarn in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in the ch space, *make 1tr in the treble, make 1tr in the ch sp**, repeat from * to ** along to point, make 5tr in point (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in the ch space, repeat from * to ** all the way along to end, make 3tr in 3rd of ch3
Row 12 ch3, turn, make 2tr in stitch at base of ch3, make 1tr in every stitch to point, make 5tr in this stitch (mark 3rd tr with sm), make 1tr in every stitch along, finish with 3tr in 3rd of ch3, fasten off
Row 13 join new colour in first stitch, ch7, make 1dtr in same stitch, skip 3 stitches, *in next stitch make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), skip 3 stitches** repeat from * to ** until point, in point make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr, ch3, 1dtr), mark middle dtr with sm, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to ** all the way along to final 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches, in 3rd of ch3 make (1dtr, ch3, 1dtr)
Row 14 ch4, turn, make 1dtrcl in first ch sp, ch3, *make 1dtrcl in next ch sp, ch3**, repeat from * to ** until point, in point make 5dtr, mark 3rd of 5dtr with sm, ch3, repeat from * to ** until end of row, ch1, make 1dtr in 4th of ch7, fasten off
Row 15 join new colour in first stitch, ch3, make 2tr in same stitch, make 1tr in ch1, *make 1tr in cluster, make 3tr in ch3 sp, **, repeat from * to ** until 5dtr, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, in point make 5tr, move sm to 3rd of these, make 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, make 3tr in ch3 sp, repeat from * to ** until last cluster, make 1tr in cluster, 1tr in ch sp, 1tr in 4th of ch 4
Repeat rows as desired! e.g. you could repeat row 12 several times then rows 13-15 again, or you could repeat rows 12-15 or just several of row 12. Personally I intend to repeat rows 12-15 once more before Friday.
Here’s the photos and detailed videos:
So that’s all for now!! Looking forward to seeing your progress, please do share! And I’ll be back with part 3 on Friday