tisdag 5 augusti 2014

Shawl - with shells and clusters of double crochet - free pattern







The chart (or similar) has been jumping around in different groups on Facebook. I take no credit of the chart since it belongs to someone else. I've tried to google the pic in my search for the designer but unfortunately no one seems to claim it. The search only led to different russian blogs that seems to only have shared it. If you know who it is, please let me know so the right person gets the credit for it. I find it gorgeous.  J 

This is only my interpretation of the chart so there can be variations, eg instead of treble you can do double crochet througout the pattern. Also, English is not my native language (I'm a Swede) so there will probably be some - or many -  parts that are completely off when it comes to grammar and spelling. Just a heads up.  J


Written in US terms.

Finished size: approx 135 cm/53" along the top edge and 80 cm/31" from center top edge to bottom tip. (It´s not blocked).

Yarn used: acrylic yarn from Stoff & Stil, 100 g/350 m 
I used 210 g for the whole shawl, including the fringes of 10 cm.

Hook: 4 mm/ US F

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (yarn over twice )

dc cl = cluster (group of dc)
loop/ loops =  A loop is basically the chain from previous row.
skip = skip/jump over what´s written in pattern, 

[....] 4 times =  Repeat what´s written inside the brackets the number of times shown after.
fptr = front post treble 

bptr = back post treble

 

How to make front post treble: 
Instead of pushing the hook through a stitch, push it between the tr:s in previous row (from the front) and up on the other side of the tr. The tr is now laying on top of the hook.  Yarn over, pull back and finish treble as usual. This way you get an edge structure on the shell. 

Back post treble:
Do as front post treble but from the back. Push the hook from the back, between the tr:s in prev row, up on the other side of the tr. The tr is now laying on top of the hook. Yarn over, pull back and finish treble as usual. 

NOTE! First block of shells are all crocheted in front post trebles, second block is back post trebles, etc.

You do not break yarn anywhere, unless you want to change color. Just turn your work and continue :)

Pattern updated August 14, 2016
I´ve updated the pattern again and hope that this´ll make things easier for you, but if you have questions don´t hesitate to contact me and I´ll try my very best to help you. 

So many readers has reached out and contacted me with questions and/or lots of love for writing this pattern down - from Karen, who made suggestions for the better when I first posted this pattern to just recently - and I want to say THANK YOU to everyone  that´s been in contact with me. You make my day!

Have any more suggestions or find any errors, please contact me at: chippzan9@gmail.com

Start: ch 20, slip stitch to form a ring.     
  1.  ch 3 (= 1 dc), dc 19 in ring. Turn! (20 dc in ring)
  2.  ch 5, tr 1 in dc from prev row, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 19 times. Turn! (20 tr)
  3. ch 6, fptr 1 around first tr in prev row, [ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr] 19 times. Turn! [20 fptr] You have now 1 finished shell. Turn!
  4. ch 10, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next] 3 times,
    ch 10, skip 3 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sk 1 loop, sc 1 in next] 3 times,
    ch 7, tr 1 in last tr. Turn!
  5. ch 4, dc 9 in loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 20 in large loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 10 in last loop. Turn!
  6. ch 5, tr 1 in next dc, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 9 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 20 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times. Turn!
  7. ch 6, fptr 1 around next tr you made in previous row, [ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr] 8 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr] 20 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr] 10 times. Turn!

    You have now 4 finished shells.
  8. ch 10, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10skip 4 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10skip 3 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10skip 4 loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 6, tr 1 in last stitch. Turn!
  9. ch 4, dc 9 in next loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 10 in next loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 20 in next loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 10 in next loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    dc 10 in last loop. Turn!
  10. ch 6, tr 1 in next dc from previous row, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 9 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8,  sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8,  sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 20 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8,  sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times,
    ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8,  sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times. Turn!
  11. ch 6, fptr 1 around next tr in prev. row, (ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr) 8 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next lp, (ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr) 10 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next lp, (ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr) 20 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next lp, (ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr) 10 times,
    ch 2, sc 1 in next lp, (ch 2, fptr 1 around next tr) 10 times. Turn!

    You have now a total of 9 shells - 3 large along the center.
  12. Cluster block: ch 3, dc 2 in first dc, [ch 2, skip 1 loop, dc 3 in next loop] 4 times,
    ch 2, skip 2 loops, dc 3 in next loop, [ch 2, skip 1 loop, dc 3 in next loop] 4 times,
    ch 2, skip 2 loops, dc 3 in next loop, [ch 2, skip 1 loop, dc 3 in next loop] 4 times,
    ch 2, [tr 3, ch 2, tr 3] in next loop, ch 2, dc 3 in next loop,
    [ch 2, skip 1 loop, dc 3 in next loop) 4 times, ch 2, skip 2 loops, dc 3 in next loop,
    [ch 2, skip 1 loop, dc 3 in next loop) till end of row, ending row with ch 2, dc 3 in last dc. Turn!
  13. ch 3, dc 2 in first stitch, [ch 2, dc 3 in next loop] 15 times, ch 2, [tr 3, ch 2, tr 3] in center loop, [ch 2, dc 3 in next loop] till end of row, ending row with ch 2, dc 3 in last dc. Turn!
  14. Continue to make clusters in the same way another 5 rows ( = a total of 7 rows of clusters). First cluster is in first dc, [tr 3, ch 2, tr 3] in center loop and end row with ch 2, dc 3 in last dc. Turn!
  15. Next block of shells:ch 2, slip stitch 1 to last dc in cluster, *ch 10, sk 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times*  Repeat *-* a total of 4 times.

    Center:
    ch 10, tr 1 in last tr in first cluster, ch 2, tr 1 in first tr in next cluster.
    *ch 10, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times*  Repeat *-* a total of 4 times. End row: *ch 10, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in first dc in last cluster, slip stitch 1 to first stitch. Turn!
  16. ch 4, dc 9 in loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
    *dc 10 in loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times. Repeat *-* 3 times.

    Large shell in center:
    dc 9 in loop, dc 1 in tr, ch 2, dc 1 in tr, dc 9 in loop,
    [ch 8, sc 1 in next loop] 2 times,
     *dc 10 in loop, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in next lp] 2 times. Repeat *-* 3 times, dc 9 in last loop, dc 1 in last stitch. Turn!
  17. ch 6, tr 1 in next dc, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 9 times,
    *ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times*, repeat *-* 3 times, ch 2 in center*ch 1, sc 1 in next loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 1, tr 1 in next dc] 10 times*. Repeat *-* 4 times. Turn!
  18. ch 6, bptr 1, [ch 2, bptr 1] 8 times,
    *ch 2, sc 1 in loop, [ch 2, bptr 1] 10 times*. Repeat *-* over all shells, ch 3.

    Large shell in center: [ch 2, bptr 1] 20 times
    ch 3, sc 1 in loop, [ch 2, bptr 1] 10 times
    *ch 2, sc 1 in loop, [ch 2, bptr 1] 10 times*. Repeat *-* over all shells. Turn!

    Another round of shells are done.
  19. Text marked in bold = Very first shell in first row of new shells. Repeat in all new rows of shells.

    ch 2, sc 1 in next loop, ch 10, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, sk 1 lp, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times.

    *ch 10, skip 4 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times*. Repeat *-* 3 times,
    ch 10, skip 3 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10, skip 2 bptr and tr 1 in 3:rd bptr, ch 2, tr 1 in next bptr, ch 10, skip 2 loops, sc 1 in next loop,[ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10, skip 3 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times,
    ch 10, skip 4 loops, sc 1 in next loop, [ch 8, skip 1 loop, sc 1 in next loop] 3 times*. Repeat *-* 4 times.
    End row with ch 10, sc 1 in last loop, slip stitch 1 to last stitch. Turn!
  20. Continue as before: *dc 10, sc 1 i loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in loop] 2 times* Repeat *-* until you reach the center shell: dc 10, ch 2 in center, dc 10, [sc 1 in loop, ch 8] 2 times, sc 1 in loop. After center shell, continue with *dc 10, sc 1 i loop, [ch 8, sc 1 in loop] 2 times* Repeat *-* till end of row. Turn!
  21. *[tr 1, ch 1] 10 times, sc 1 in loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop* Repeat *-* till center where you make ch 2 insted of 1.
    *[tr 1, ch 1] 10 times, sc 1 in loop, ch 8, sc 1 in next loop* Repeat *-* till end of row. Turn!
  22. *[bptr 1, ch 2] 10 times, sc 1 in loop, ch 2* Repeat *-* till center where you'll bptr 20 in the large shell, ch 2, sc 1 in loop *[bptr 1, ch 2] 10 times, sc 1 in loop, ch 2* Repeat *-* till end of row. Turn!
Continue to make another row of shells according to row 19 - 22. Each time there will be an increase of one shell along the sides. 


Repeat the block of clusters from row 12. Ignore the amount of times, it'll not measure up since you've increased number of shells along the way. Just keep track on beginning, center and end of rows and you'll be fine. 

Repeat amount of shell- and cluster blocks until you're happy with your size. Of course you can make more or less rows of shells and clusters, use your imagination and creation. This is just one version of many :-)

Happy crocheting!

Found errors in the text? Please let me know. Sometimes I mix things up and end up with "Swenglish". I don't see it myself. LOL