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Doily Shawl
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Microspun
Pattern Number: 20250 An exploded doily pattern makes this striking shawl, designed by our customer, Doris Chan, using one strand each of Microspun and Wool-ease.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Blocked measurements 62 inches wide at top edge, 30 inches length (see Tips at end)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red

True red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07

910-113 Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red

Vibrant bright red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.87

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 0
Estimated Price: $ 0.00

GAUGE:
Not critical. Crochet loosely but evenly. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Dc2tog (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times -- 3 loops left on hook.

Yo and pull through all 3 loops.

Dc3tog Same as dc2tog, only work 3 timesñ 4 loops left on hook.

Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Trcl (Triple-crochet Cluster) Ch 4.

Yo twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, yo and pull loop through, (yo and pull through two loops on hook) 2 times ñ 2 loops left on hook.

Yo twice, insert hook in same ch as before, yo and pull loop through, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times ñ 3 loops left on hook, Yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
SHAWL With one strand of each yarn held together, ch 14 for base chain.

Row 1 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 2, skip 1 ch of base chain, 3 dc in next ch) 5 times.

Ch 3, turn ñ 6 "star points" groups of 3 dc.

Row 2 Dc in same dc (inc made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (inc made), [ch 2, 2 dc in next dc (inc made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (inc made)] 5 times.

Ch 3, turn ñ 6 groups of 5 dc.

Row 3 Rep Row 2, working dc in next 3 dc between inc ñ 6 groups of 7 dc.

Row 4 Rep Row 2, working dc in next 5 dc between inc ñ 6 groups of 9 dc.

Row 5 Rep Row 2, working dc in next 7 dc between inc ñ 6 groups of 11 dc.

Row 6 Rep Row 2, working dc in next 9 dc between inc ñ 6 groups of 13 dc.

Row 7 Rep Row 2, working dc in next 11 dc between inc ñ 6 groups of 15 dc.

Row 8 Dc in same dc, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc (ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times.

Ch 1, turn ñ 6 groups of 17 dc.

Note.

Now the six star points will decrease.

At same time, "webs" containing 8-spokes will grow in between points, with a half-web of 4-spokes at either end.

Row 9 Sc in first dc, ch 4, dc2tog in first and next dc, dc in next 13 dc, dc2tog, [ch 4, sc in ch-4 space, ch 4, dc2tog, dc in next 13 dc, dc2tog] 5 times, working the ending dc2tog in the last dc and top of t-ch, ch 4, sc in same t-ch.

Ch 6, turn.

Row 10 Sc in ch-4 space, ch 4, dc2tog, dc in next 11 dc, dc2tog, [ch 4, sc in ch-4 space, ch 6, sc in ch-4 space, ch 4, dc2tog, dc in next 11 dc, dc 2 tog] 5 times.

Ch 4, sc in ch-4 space, ch 3, dc in last sc.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 11 4 dc in ch-3 space ñ half-web made, sc in ch-4 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc2tog, [ch 3, sc in ch-4 space, 8 dc in ch-6 space ñ web made, sc in ch-4 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc2tog] 5 times, ch 3, sc in ch-4 space, 4 dc in ch-6 space ñ half- web made.

Dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 12 Skip the first dc (the one at the base of the turning ch), dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 1, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times except ending half-web work (ch 1 dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in top of t-ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 13 Skip first dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 2, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times except ending half-web work (ch 2, dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in top of t-ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 14 Skip first dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 2, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times, except for ending half-web work (ch 2, dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in top of t-ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 15 Skip first dc, dc in next dc, (ch 3, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc2tog, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 3, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times, except ending half-web work (ch 3, dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in t- ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 16 Skip first dc, dc in next dc (ch 3, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 3, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times, except ending half-web work (ch 3, dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in top of t-ch.

Ch 3, turn.

Row 17 Skip first dc, dc in next dc (ch 4, dc in next dc) 3 times, [sc in ch-3 space, ch 4, sc in ch-3 space, dc in next dc (ch 4, dc in next dc) 7 times] 6 times, except for the ending half-web work (ch 4, dc in next dc) only 3 times.

Dc in top of t-ch.

Ch 1.

DO NOT TURN.

Rotate piece and work a row of sc along top edge as follows: Row 18 (2 sc across side of next dc/ch-3) 8 times, sc across next sc, (2 sc across side of next dc/ch-3) 8 times, sc in next remaining loop of base chain, (sc in ch-1 space, sc in next remaining loop) 5 times, (2 sc across side of next dc/ch-3) 8 times, sc across next sc, (2 sc across side of next dc/ch-3) 8 times ñ 77 sc.

Ch 3.

DO NOT TURN.

Rotate and work a finishing row of clusters along the bottom edge as follows: Row 19 Work trcl, (Dc in next dc, trcl) 4 times, [sc in ch-4 space above point, trcl, (dc in next dc, trcl) 8 times] 5 times, sc in ch-4 space, trcl, (dc in next dc, trcl) 4 times.

Dc first sc of top edging.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Block (see Tips).

TIPS Finishing With fabric this open, you cannot effectively work over ends as you go.

Individually thread each loose tail on a yarn needle and run it down and back through a dc.

This method is hardly noticeable even in the middle of a row.

Blocking To make lacework really "pop", blocking is important.

Wool-Ease and Microspun are machine washable, so the wet-blocking method works well.

Put the shawl in your washer and fill with a couple of inches of cool water.

Thoroughly wet the shawl by gently squeezing in the water.

Spin until just damp.

Spread a clean towel or several towels on a carpeted floor or on a bed.

Lay the damp shawl on the towel(s) and gently ease it into shape, blocking to size, pinning as necessary.

This shawl can take some major stretching.

Allow to dry completely.

Yarn and Color Choice The combination of Wool-Ease and Microspun creates a lofty fabric that combines the warmth of wool blend with the softness and sheen of microfiber.

Bright hues such as the reds shown here help the lacework "pop".

Other Lion Brand yarns and combinations also work up well.

Using strands of complimentary or contrasting instead of closely related colors will create an even more pronounced tweed effect.

One strand of Wool-Ease Chunky is wonderful.

One strand of Homespun will hold the loosened gauge, but because of the lovely texture and varied shades of most Homespun colors, the lace design will not stand out as much as will the beauty of the yarn itself.

Experiment and enjoy!




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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