Mini CAL - My Triangle Shawl
Part 1 - Main shawl
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- US term -My-triangle-shawl-part-1-us-term-final.pdf
- Uk term -UK-triangle-shawl-part-1-UK-final.pdf
- Hebrew - My-triangle-shawl-part-1-hebrew-final-.pdf
- German -My-triangle-shawl-part-1-German-FINAL.pdf
- Dutch -my-triangle-shawl-part1-DUTCH-Deel-1-FINAL.pdf
- Swedish -My-triangle-shawl-part-1-Swedish-FINAL.pdf
- French -f-My-Triangle-Shawl-Part-1-FRENCH-FINAL.pdf
- Polish - My-triangle-shawl-introduction-Polish-final.pdf
- Korean - My-triangle-shawl-part-1_korean-final.pdf
- Spanish - e-My-triangle-shawl-part-1-Spanish-FINAL.pdf
- Afrikaan -afr-My-triangle-shawl-part-1-afrikaans_final-1.pdf
- Danish - My-triangle-shawl-part-1-Danish-FINAL.pdf
Ready for the first part? So let’s begin
Part 1 : Main shawl
ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sp - space
st – stitch
P - Picture
- When working the chains at the beginning of the rows (1, 2, 4), it is recommended to work loosely in order to ease the entry into them later.
- Be sure to count all the stitches at every repeat of the pattern rows, and to work into the 3rd ch of the ch3. To make the count easier, there are in page 8, details of the number of stitches at the end of every repeat.
- Gauge: (fits for recommended yarn and hook) after row 5 you’ll get a isosceles triangle, each side will be about 9 cm (3.54”). If you got a different size, change your hook accordingly (for a shorter side’s length – use a larger hook, for a longer side’s length – use a smaller hook), if you decide to stay with your own gauge, or if you use a different yarn it is also ok, just take into account that the shawl’s size will differ from the recommended sizes and you may need a different amount of yarn.
Note: in photo 2, the black arrow shows where to work the first hdc.
Ch4, (counts as first hdc) [p1], 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook [p2], 1 hdc in the next ch.
Note: in photo 1, the black arrow shows were to work the first 2 dc.
Turn, ch3 (counts as dc) [p1], 2 dc in the same st as the ch3 [p 1+2], 1 dc in each st [p2] to the end of the row.
Note: in photo 2, the black arrow shows were to work the last 2 hdc.
Turn, ch1 (doesn't count), 1 hdc in the same st [p1], 1 hdc in each st to the ch3 [p2], 2 hdc in the 3 rd ch of the ch3 that ,ade at the beginning of row 2.
Turn, ch5 (counts as 1 dc + ch2 sp) [p1], 1dc in next st [p2],
*ch1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st*,
Repeat from * to * till the end of the row. [Note: work the last st into the last hdc of the previous row and not into the first ch1 of the previous row]
(4 dc, 2 x ch1 space, 1 x ch2 space - total 8 st).
Note: in photo 3, the black arrow shows were to work the last 2hdc.
Turn, ch1 (doesn’t count), 1hdc in the same st,
*1 hdc in the next ch1 sp [p1], 1 hdc in the next st [p2]*,
Repeat from * to * stopping before ch2 sp ,2 hdc in the ch2 sp,
2 hdc in the 3 rd ch of the ch5 that was made at the beginning of the last row [p4]
Repeat row 2-5 (the pattern) 16 times more,
Stitch count: the number of stitches after every pattern rows grows this way:
After row 2: +2
After row 3: +1
After row 4: +2
After row 5: +1
Repeat row 2, do not fasten off the yarn!
Now look at the shawl and see how lovely it is. The shawl is in the shape of a right angle isosceles triangle!!!
The length of the shawl (section a) is approximately 1.5-1.6 meters (59-63”).
You can continue and enlarge the shawl by repeating rows 2-5 until you reach the desired size.
Your shawl is actually ready!!!
See you next week for part 2 when we’ll add a pompons border to the shawl.