Rose Dreams Entrelac Shawl

The shawl is a great option for colder autumn mornings and evenings when in a need of warm yet elegant accessory. Long transitions of reds and pinks bring back memories of gardens in full bloom during spring and summer days.

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Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian full stitich (tfs), Return pass decreasing, binding off in Tunisian crochet (Tunisian slip stitch (tslst)), blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (blocked):

189 cm x 60 cm (approx. 74.5 x 23.5 in)

Materials and tools

Scheepjes Secret Garden (60% polyester, 20% silk, 20% cotton, | DK | 50 g (1.8 oz) = 93 m (102 yds)), Falling Blossom 15 skeins

Tunisian crochet hook size 5.5 mm (US size I/9) or size to obtain the gauge

8 in wide piece of carboard

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

16 sts x 13 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) along the entrelac st pattern

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass (with decrease) is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of stitches) used in this project as follows:  *yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first st and is not usually worked into because there is one lp on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one lp corresponds to the first st of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This st is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian full stitch: Insert hook from front to back between the next two vertical bars, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.

Bind off (Tunisian slip stitch): Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.

Notes

The Shawl is worked flat, RS facing from right to left.

The pattern is worked in sections formed of squares and triangles (only on edges of every other row to create straight edges).

Yarn is bound off after each row (of squares), then re-attached at the beginning of the consecutive row (of squares).

Instructions

Shawl

Foundation section

Chain 113.

Right edge triangle

Row 1 FP(RS): Insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yrh, pul. 2 lps.

Row 1 RP(RS): and all RP: RP with decrease.

Row 2: Tfs, skip next vertical bar, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 3 lps.

Row 3: Tfs, tss, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 4 lps.

Row 4: Tfs, tss in next 2 sts, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 5 lps.  

Row 5: Tfs, tss in next 3 sts, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 6 lps.  

Row 6: Tfs, tss in next 4 sts, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 7 lps.  

Row 7: Tsls across and last ch worked into of Row 6.   

Square

Row 1 FP: *Insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul; rep from * 5 times. 7 lps.

Row 2: Tss in next 5 sts, insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Rows 3- 5: Rep Row 2.

Row 6: Tsls in each st across and last ch worked into of Row 5.   

Repeat Rows 1-6 of Square until last 6 chs of foundation ch.

Left edge triangle

Row 1 FP: *Insert hook in back bump of the next ch, yrh, pul; rep from * 5 times. 7 lps.

Row 2: Tss across to ES, ES. 6 lps.

Row 3: Tss across to ES, ES. 5 lps.

Row 4: Tss in the next 2 sts, ES. 4 lps.

Row 5: Tss in the next st, ES. 3 lps.

Row 6:  ES. 2 lps.

Row 6 RP: Yrh, pull through both loops.

Fasten off.

Section 2

Square

With RS facing, join yarn to the top right corner of right edge triangle of foundation section.

Row 1 FP: *Insert hook from front to back under both horizontal bars of tsls, yrh, pul; rep from * 4 times, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 1 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 2: Tss in next 5 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 2 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 3: Tss in next 5 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 3 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 4: Tss in next 5 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 4 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 5: Tss in next 5 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 5 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 6: Tsls in each st across and under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 6 of the square below.   

Continue working squares (Rows 1-6) across.

Fasten off.

Section 3

Right edge triangle

With RS facing, join yarn at the base of bottom right corner of the first square of section 2 (base of first sts of Row 1).

Row 1 FP: Ch 2, Insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yrh, pul, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 1 of the square below, yrh, pul. 3 lps.

Row 2: Tfs, tss, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 2 of the square below, yrh, pul. 4 lps.

Row 3: Tfs, tss in next 2 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 2 of the square below, yrh, pul. 5 lps.

Row 4: Tfs, tss in next 3 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 2 of the square below, yrh, pul. 6 lps.

Row 5: Tfs, tss in next 4 sts, insert hook from front to back under first vertical bar forming right edge of Row 2 of the square below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Row 6: Tsls in each st across and under first top right front and back horizontal bars of the square below.

Square

Repeat Rows 1-6 of square of section 2 across.

Left edge triangle

Row 1 FP: *Insert hook from front to back under both horizontal bars of tsls, yrh, pul; rep from * 4 times, insert hook from front to back under both bars (front and back) of left edge st of Row 6 of triangle below, yrh, pul. 7 lps.

Rows 2-6: Rep Rows 2-6 of left edge triangle of foundation section.

Fasten off.

Repeat sections 2 and 3 34 times.

Finishing

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

Tassels

Make 24 8 in long tassels (12 wraps around a piece of cardboard are recommended) and attach them to peaks at both sides (12 tassels per side).

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitch  RP- return pass  
tfs- Tunisian full stitch  approx.- approximately  
tslst- Tunisian slip stitch  rep- repeat  
RS- right side 
  

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