Puffs and Crosses Lace Shawl

Puffs and Crosses Lace Shawl is the ideal accessory for chilly spring mornings or nights out with friends. It is a beautiful and delicate design that can spice up any outfit.

The pattern was published in Happily Hooked Magazine in May 2020, issue Light and Lacy.

You can purchase the add free PDF version of the pattern at LoveCraft here.

Skills required

Chain, single crochet stitch (sc), foundation single crochet stitch (fsc), puff stitch (puff), puff v-stitch (puff v-st), double crochet stitch (dc), blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (unblocked):

168 x 42 cm (approx. 66.15 x 16.5 in)

Materials and tools

Sheepjes Organicon Premium Blend (100% Cotton | super fine | 50 g (1.8 oz) = 170 m (186 yds)), Soft Blossom #206 5 skeins

Crochet hook size 4.0 mm (G/6)

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

16 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)

Stitch guide

Fsc (foundation single crochet) = ch 2, insert hook in the second ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook (ch made), yo, pull through 2 loops (sc made), *insert hook in ch of previous st and pull up loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (ch made), yo, pull through 2 loops (sc made); rep from * until required number of fsc have been made.

Puff (puff stitch) = yo, insert hook as indicated in the pattern, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, insert hook in the same st, yo, pull up a lp] 2 times, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Puff V st (puff v-stitch)- (puff st, ch 3, puff) in indicated st.

Stitch Charts

Notes

Pattern consists of 4 row repeat. The shawl begins with a row of fsc sts and ends with a row of sc sts. The shawl is worked flat. Turning 2 chain is worked loosely and counts as a 1st dc st. Turning 1 chain does not count as a stitch.

Instructions

Row 1 (WS): 265 fsc, turn- 265 sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * to last 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1 sts, puff V -st in next st, puff V st in each center dc of 3-dc group to end, dc in the last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * to last st, dc in the last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, skip 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st, *ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st; rep from * to last st, dc in the last st, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 1, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last st, dc in the last st, turn.

Rows 7-34: Repeat Rows 3-6. 

Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. 265 sc.

Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic.

 
Abbreviations: 
 
ch- chainyrh- yarn round the hook
st(s)- stitch(es)lp(s)- loop(s)
sc- single crochet stitchpul- pull up a loop
fsc- foundation single crochetRS- right side
puff- puff stitchWS- wrong side
dc- double crochet stitchapprox.- approximately
rep- repeat 
  

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