Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Pattern for Valis Circular Crochet Shawl




Welcome to Valis’ Circular Shawl Pattern



I decided not to do this pattern as a CAL. Too much to do. But, I do believe you will have fun with this project because of the basic stitches and  instructions. I would love feedback on the comment section or you may join Valis Crochet View-A-Long group on Ravelry and discuss any concerns or anything from this project.



Let’s get started!












The Size: 42’ diameter
The Gauge: Rounds 1-3 in dc=4 inch diameter (really, gauge is not critical)
The Materials:
  •  Lion brand Pound of Love 1020yds/932.7m or any medium worsted weight yarn
  •  Crochet hook: H/8/5.0mm
  •  1 tapestry needle
The Stitches:

Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
V stitch (v st)
Double V stitch (dv st)
Shell stitch (5 or6 sh)
Camelot: from New Directions in Crochet by Anne Rabun Ough, the Viking Press-New York, 1981. Page 143.


The Instructions:



Round 1:
  •  Chain (ch) 3.
  •  Make a circle by slip stitch (sl st) of 3rd chain (ch) into the 1st ch as a join. (Makes a tiny circle)
  •  Ch 1 and insert the hook in the tiny hole and make a single crochet stitch (sc).
  •  Make 15 more sc in this circle.
  •  Sl st the 15th st into 1st ch 1.
  •  Total : 16 sc.
Round 2:
  •  Ch 6 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 3.).
  •   *1 Double crochet (dc) into the next st, ch 3*.
  •  Repeat *from around into the next 14 sc.
  •  Sl st the 15th st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 6 st.
  •  Total : 16 dc and 16 ch 3.

Round 3:
  •  Sl st to the first ch, ch 3.
  •   Dc in the next 2 ch, ch 1, and skip the next dc st.
  •  *1 dc in the next 3 ch and ch 1, and skip the next dc*.
  •   Repeat * from around with a sl st to the top of ch 3.
  •  Total sts: 48 dc and 16 ch.
Round 4:
Shawl in progress.
  •  Ch 8 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 5.).
  •  Skip the next 2 dc.
  •  1 dc in the ch 1 space (sp).and ch 5.
  •  *Skip the next 3 dc, 1 dc in the ch 1 sp, ch 5*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st to the 3rd ch.
  •  Total: 16 dc and 16 ch 5 sp.
Round 5:
  •  Sl st into the ch 5 sp and ch 3. 4 dc in the ch 5 sp. Ch 1 and skip the next dc.
  • *5 dc in the next ch 5 sp. Ch 1 and skip the next dc*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 80 dc and 16 ch 1.
Round 6:
  •  Ch 3 and dc in the next 4 dc, skip the next ch 1.
  • *Dc in the next 5 dc and skip the next ch 1*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st to the top of the ch 3.
  •  Total: 80 dcs.

Round 7:
  •  Ch 5 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 2).  1 dc in the same sp. 
  •  Skip the next dc and work v-stitch (v st): [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in the next dc.       
  • *Skip next dc, work v st [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in the next dc*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st to the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 v sts.
 
Round 8:
  •  Sl st into previous row v st space (sp).
  •  Ch 5 (Counts as a 1 dc and ch 2) in the v st sp. 1 dc in that same sp.
  •  Work v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next v st sp.
  •  Continue *v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next v st sp*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 v sts.
Round 9:
  •  Sl st into the next v st sp.
  •  Ch 6 (Counts as a 1 dc, ch 3), 1 dc in that same v st sp.
  •  Work *v st (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) into the next v st sp*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 v sts.
Round 10-12
  •  Repeat Row 9 for the next 3 rounds.
  •  Total: 40 v sts.
Round 13
  •  Sl st into the next v st sp.
  •  Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the same v st sp. Double v st made. (dv st)
  •  Work *dv st (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the next v st sp*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 dv sts.
Rounds 14-17
  •  Repeat Round 13 for the next 4 rounds.
  •  Total: 40 dv sts.
Row 18 set up to use as a guide.
Round 18
  •  Ch 2 (Counts as 1 sc, ch 1)
  •  Skip the next dc, 5 dc (shell made) in the ch 3 sp of the dv st.
  •  Skip the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, ch 1.
  •  Work *skip the next dc, 5 dc (shell) in the dv st sp, skip the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, ch 1*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 1.
  •  Total: 40/5 dc shells (sh), 40 sc.
Round 19:
  •  Ch 8 (Counts as 1 dc, ch 5).
  •  Skip 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc (Which is in the middle of the 5 dc sh.), ch 5, 1 dc in the next sc. Ch 5, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next sc.
  •  Work *ch 5, skip next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc. Ch 5, skip the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next sc.*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 sc, 40 dc, 80 ch 5.
Round 20:
  •  Ch 4 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 1), ch 1, skip ch 5, dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next sc,skip ch 5, v st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) on top of the 1 dc.
  •  Work *skip ch 5, dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next sc. Skip ch 5, V st (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) on top of dc.*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total : 40 v st, 40 dv st.
Round 21:
  •  Sl st into the v st sp.
  •  Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in that same v st sp. (dv st made)
  •  V st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dv st sp.
  •  Work * dv st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next v st sp. V st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next dv st sp.*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 40 v st, 40 dv st.
Do you see the alternating rows of v st and dv st?
Round 22:
  •  Repeat Round 20.
Round 23:
  •  Repeat Round 21.
Round 24:
  •  This time: Turn, and sl st into the v st sp.
  •  Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc.) 3 dc in the same v st sp. Ch 3.
  •  Work *4 dc in the next dv st sp, ch 3 and 4 dc, ch 3 in the next v st sp*.
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3.
  •  Total: 80 /4dc, 80 ch 3.

Round 25:
Starting the Camelot foundation.
  •  Turn. Sl st into the ch 3 sp and ch 1 (Counts as 1 sc.). Ch 6.
  •  Work * 1 sc in the ch 3 sp, ch 6.*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 1.
  •  Total: 80 sc, 80/ch 6.
Round 26:
  •  Turn. 
  •  Ch 1 ( Counts as 1 sc.) and sl st into the next ch 3. Ch 3 (Counts as 1 dc.), 3 dc in that same ch 6 sp.  Ch 3, sc in the next ch 6 sp and ch 3.
  •  Work * 4 dc in the next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch 6 sp. *
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Sl st into the top of ch 3 as the 4th dc of the last st of this round.
  •  Total: 40 sc, 40/4 dc, 80 ch 3.

Round 27:
  •  Repeat Round 25 but Do Not Turn!
Now, you can either continue Rounds 25 and 26 or complete Round 28 as the edging. From Round 1 to Round 28, the diameter is at 42”. It depends on the desired diameter as a shawl, blanket, or afghan.
The Edging

Round 28:
  •  Turn. Ch 3 and 1 sc in the next 3 dc. 6 dc (shell made) in the next sc.
  •  Work *ch 3 and 1 sc in the next 3 dc. 6 dc (shell made) in the next sc.*
  •  Repeat * from around.
  •  Total: 40 shells, and 40/3 sc.

This shape and the design of the shawl were inspired by a mathematician and by the botanical gardens in Austin, Texas.
After being here for almost a year, I have recovered from many stressful events. This city is wonderful for healing, making new friends, and creating beautiful fabric.
I want to share this pattern with you and ask only one thing in return. I ask that you make one for charity or give as a gift.

Happy Crocheting! Valis’
Copyright 2010. http://www.valiscrochetmoment.blogspot.com

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for creating and sharing the pattern for this lovely shawl! I look forward to making it in the near future.

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  2. Valis I love your beautiful shawl but cannot print it out am I doing something wrong?? I would love to do this but need the pattern and cannot find out how to get have gone to Ravelry and still cannot print it HELP!!!!

    Brenda

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  3. I had fun doing the pattern and have done different size of thread. The size 10 thread is the best for me for my new doily.

    Thanks
    Patty

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  4. Thank you for this lovely pattern; I have just completed the first of two I am making for my nephew and his wife who are expecting twins in March! I've made it in 3 ply yarn and it looks wonderful.

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  5. I grew up an hour SE of Austin (a few miles from La Grange), and have been wanting to make an afghan as a gift for a friend (he and his wife just announced that they are expecting baby #2). This pattern would be perfect--not too dense, and not to lacy--as it can be made in so many colors without needing to know the gender of the baby!

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  6. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I am a beginner and have been able to follow the pattern most of the way, I am just having trouble to understand the Edging (Row 28) Could you please clarify if row 27 is same as 25, I am having trouble making sense of what I need to do in row 28?

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