Friday, March 1, 2013

Spider Stitch Shawl Free Pattern


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Now to my recent crochet project and its pattern.



This Spider Stitch Shawl looks prettier in reality than in the pictures. I used Vanna’s Glamour yarn by Lion Brand, which has metallic polyester thread added. The shawl indeed looks glamorous. But the pictures don’t do it justice and show it rather as boringly grey. 



Now let me tell you how I made this shawl. There were four steps:

First, I crocheted the triangle using spider stitch.

Then, I made edging along two shorter sides of the triangle.

Next, I crocheted one round of single crochets around all three sides.

And finally, I added fringe (which was the most boring part).

As I was crocheting, I took detailed notes, so I could write the pattern. I didn’t have difficulty with the spider stitch, but I did have some trouble writing the pattern for the edging and especially the final round of single crochets.



As you can see from the pictures, the edging itself is not elaborate; it’s just four rows of simple mesh. And what’s too difficult about making a round or single crochets?

But I did have trouble writing down how to make the spacing between the stitches even, especially along the longest side of the triangle. I apologize if that part of the pattern is not very clear. 

But as I said, the edging is simple and perhaps you can make it without the pattern. Or, perhaps, you can come up with your own, fancier edging.

You are welcome to use my pattern to make shawls for personal use or for sale. But if someone asks you about the pattern, please refer them to my blog. Thank you!


Size: 62 inches wide, 35 inches long (not including fringe)

Materials:
Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand, Color 150 Platinum, 7 balls
US size E/4 (3.50mm) hook

Row1: Ch 4, 2 dc in fourth ch from hook. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 4, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 6, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 8, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 5: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 4, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in ch-4 space grabbing all three chains of previous rows, ch 2, 3 dc in next dc, ch 4, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 6, skip next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next dc, ch 6, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 7: 2 dc into first st of row, ch 8, 3 dc into ch-1 space, ch 8, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 8: 2 dc into first st of row, *ch 4, skip 1 dc, 3 dc into next dc, ch 2, sc into ch-4 space grabbing all three chains or previous rows, ch 2, 3 dc in next dc* 2 times, ch 4, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 9: 2 dc into first st of row, *ch 6, skip next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next dc* 2 times, ch 6, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 10: 2 dc into first st of row, *ch 8, 3 dc into ch-1 space* 2 times, ch 8, 3 dc into last dc. Ch 3, turn. 

Repeat Rows 8 through 10 increasing executing instructions from * to * by one. 

For example, in the rows 11, 12, and 13 you will need to execute instructions from * to * three time. In the rows 14, 15, and 16, you will need to execute these instructions four times. And so on.

Continue crocheting your triangle until you have 90 rows in total.

Row 91: 2 dc into first st of row, *ch 4, sc into ch-4 space grabbing 2 chains of previous rows, ch 4, 3 dc into ch-1 space* 29 times, ch 4, sc into ch-4 space grabbing 2 chains of previous rows, ch 4, 3 dc in last dc.

Don’t make turning ch 3 in the last row.

Edging:
Continue crocheting along the shorter sides of the triangle.

Row 1: Ch 4, dc in same space, *ch 2, dc* in end of each row across; (dc, ch 5, dc) all in corner space; *ch 2, dc* in end of each row across. Make (ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) all in the end of last row. Ch 5, turn.

Row 2: Dc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc* across; (ch 2, dc, ch 5, dc) all in third ch of corner ch-5; *ch 2, dc in next dc* across. Ch 4, turn.

Row 3: dc in same space, *ch 2, dc in next dc* across; (ch 2, dc, ch 5, dc) all in third ch of corner ch-5; *ch2, dc in next dc* across; (ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) all in the last stitch. Ch 5, turn.

Row 4 same as Row 2, but don’t make turning ch 4 at the end of the row.

Now we are going to make one round of single crochets at the perimeter of the entire triangle (this is the part I warned you about in the beginning of this post).

Ch 1, turn.
2 sc in next ch-2 space across; 4 sc into corner space, 2 sc in next ch-2 space across; 4 sc into next corner space. Continue crocheting along the longest side of the triangle: *2 dc in next space* three times (those were the spaces of the three rows of the edging).

Now continue crocheting into the last row of the spider stitch pattern. *Skip next dc, sc in next space, 3 sc in next ch-4 space, 3 sc in next ch-4 space* across. Skip next dc, sc in next space.

*2 dc in next space* four times (the spaces of four rows of the edging). Sl st to join. Fasten off.

Fringe:
If you have never made fringe before, I recommend you check out Youtube for some related videos first.

Cut yarn into strands 18 inches long.

Stretch your shawl on a surface the wrong side up. Take three strands of yarns at a time and make fringe in corner space and into every other ch-2 space of the edging.  Then tie the fringe into knots as shown in the picture below.



Trim the ends if needed.

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27 comments:

  1. Красивая шаль! С уважением.

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  2. Wow! What a nice pattern! Looks very nice :)

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  3. que bonito esquema, me lo guardo con tu permiso! un besito.maria:)

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  4. Wonderful shawl!!! Thanks for sharing pattern.Love it!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Very beautiful! Thank you for this pattern.

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  6. GOR-GEOUS !!!!
    Have a fun weekend!
    Hug
    Anna

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  7. I love it, it is beautiful:)

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  8. Well done!! I really like the long length of it, you talented girl!

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  9. I have added you to my sidebar! I LOVE your crochet. I'll follow you too as soon as I finish this comment. Please come see my crochet at Boocoos Blogthingy.
    http://boocoos.blogspot.com
    I'm so glad I found you.
    Boo

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  10. Your shawl is very pretty ! You did a wonderful job:) thanks for sharing!

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  11. LOVE this! I found a shawl at the thrift store a few days ago, but ended up putting it back. This is the first tutorial I've seen that I think I might actually be able to recreate! Pinning!

    Visiting you via the link party at Adorned From Above.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  12. Thanks for sharing. You are very talented.

    Stopped by from the Adorned From Above blog hop and am now a followers.

    http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/do-you-feel-gratitude.html

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  13. Very pretty. I love that edge. I'm making up a pattern to do with some light mohair, for a shawl. Might try an edge like that. Thanks!

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  14. Hi....I am going to bow out of this pattern....I don't care for it! It is all over the place! Probably just me but I have tried and tried to follow...and I am having such a hard time...it isn't funny! I can make a shawl...just not this pattern....sorry! Sandy

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    1. I appreciate your honesty, though you could've communicated to me the same message in nicer/kinder form.

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  15. Olga, thank you for sharing! Love the size and the fringe makes it extra special. As a knitwear pattern designer myself, I, too, sometimes write my patterns as I am creating the garment. Your information under each photo is very helpful. I read through the pattern and found it to be well written. Your editorial comments are great as well! I do the same thing in some of my patterns.

    I've got some plain yarn that will really look great with this pattern, so I'll give it a go! Keep up the good work!

    Best,
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2013/09/three-one-skein-granny-gifts.html

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    1. Sheila, thank you for such kind and encouraging comment.

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  16. Pattern is not all over the place. Look fine to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. oh wow oh wow oh wow
    after trying about a hundred times, i finally got it whoohooooo

    thnx somuch for this gorgeous pattern......I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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  18. This is lovely.. i would like to try this pattern

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  19. Hi! I love this pattern and how it's turning out, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do row 91. Which row does row 90 end up being: the 4, 6, or 8 chain pattern?

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    1. I just was looking at the comments to see if there was an answer to this question. I'm also loving the pattern but am stuck on row 91. I can't decide which row should be right before it, so I'm sure sure how to finish it off. Any advice from anyone would be helpful. Thanks!

      And again, I love the rest of the pattern. I thought I was familiar with most crochet stitches but hadn't seen the spider pattern and it looks really cool.

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    2. Hi, yes, you're right, there is no ch 1 in row 10, so making a sc in ch-1 space in row 91 doesn't make any sense.

      From reading the pattern, it seems the last row should be not row 10, but row 9. So the pattern should read:

      Continue crocheting your triangle until you have 89 rows in total.

      Row 90 (NOT 91): 2 dc into first st of row, *ch 4, sc into ch-4 space grabbing 2 chains of previous rows, ch 4, 3 dc into ch-1 space* 29 times, ch 4, sc into ch-4 space grabbing 2 chains of previous rows, ch 4, 3 dc in last dc.

      I think that's the mistake I made, but I will have to make a mini-shawl to test it.

      Thanks for letting me know, I will definitely re-write the pattern.

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    3. After some more thinking about this pattern... Forget everything I wrote above.

      The pattern is correct. You must have 90 rows in total (ending with Row 9 because 10+3*26+2=90). Then for the last row of the shawl instead of following directions for Row 10, you should follow directions for Row 91.

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    4. Thanks so much for figuring out that it would be Row 9 the regular part ends on. I made mine a little smaller with fewer rows, so that's why I was struggling. I finished it off successfully and am now playing around with other border ideas. I love how the shawl is looking!

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  20. Hi. Lovely pattern and well written. Have just made in paton smoothie, don't want fringing on mine, so going to change the edging.

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  21. This shawl is beautiful. You did very well explaining the pattern and after reading it through once, I thought maybe I could try it out. I am now up to row #22 and it looks like your pictures. Very easy to follow. I am doing it in pale yellow for springtime nights when it's only a little chilly. I'd like to show you when I'm finished. Please let me know how to do that. I'm proud of myself but even more amazed you came up with something so beautiful. Cathy

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