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Published on November 22nd, 2016 | by Kath Webber

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Mesh Shawlette

Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Kath Webber’s shawlette is hooked up in a jiffy, and with an easily-memorable pattern and just a couple of balls of DK yarn it’s a perfect go-anywhere project.

This pattern is a perfect beginner’s shawl project- using just chains, double crochet and trebles, the pattern is simple to follow and easy to memorise- a perfect travel or TV project! It works up quickly, and it easily customisable- ditch the fringing and add a solid edge with trebles or keep it simple for a quick gift that doesn’t need blocking.

YOU WILL NEED:

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Paintbox Cotton DK (100% Cotton, 50g/125m) 3 x 430 Grass Green (the shawl requires less than 2 balls, but buy extra for a fringed version)
• 4.5mm/size G Hook

Abbreviations: – ch chain; dc double crochet; tr treble crochet

Pattern

1. For row 1, Make 6ch, then work 1tr into the first ch made. Turn to work back along the row.

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2. To begin row 2, Make 6ch, 1dc into the ch space.

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3. Make 3ch, then make 1tr into the 3rd of the 6-ch. Turn.

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4. Row 3 sets the pattern for each subsequent row. Make 6ch, then 1dc into the first ch sp.

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5. Make 5ch, then 1dc into the next ch sp, and for the stitch in each row, make 3ch, then 1tr into the 3rd of the 6-ch on the previous row. Turn.

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6. Repeat row 3 as follows: 6ch, 1dc into next ch sp, (5ch, 1dc into next ch sp) across to last ch sp, 3ch, 1tr into 3rd of 3-ch.

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7. Repeat step 6 – there will be even increases at the beginning of each row.

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8. Repeat until there are 55 rows in total, then fasten off, leaving a 10cm tail. You see the basic mesh pattern emerging quickly with this pattern!

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9. For the fringing, cut two lengths of yarn approx. 20cm each. Fold in half and insert the hook into the first corner st of the side of the triangle.

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10. Use the hook to catch the ‘fold’ in the yarn and pull it back through the stitch.

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11. Pull the ends of the yarn through the loop, and pull with fingers to tighten.

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12. Repeat Steps 9 to 11 on every other row end, trimming to size once each side is complete.

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About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!




3 Responses to Mesh Shawlette

  1. Donna says:

    Is this U.K. Or English (States).

    • sian says:

      Hello Donna,

      The crochet terms in this pattern are UK Crochet Terms, in the US terms a SC should be made wherever the pattern says DC. I hope that helps!

  2. Catherine says:

    Love the shawl pattern and a bonus that it is made from cotton as I cannot wear pure wool next to my skin. Can’t wait to start a shawl. Great site and only just found it. Brilliant

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