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Over the Top Platinum Shawl
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: 80826AD Designed by Nicky Epstein. Add a touch of romance with this sparkly hooded poncho.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Length 19 in. (48.5 cm) Finished Width (along bottom of Shawl) 72 in. (183 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-150 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Platinum

Medium silver gray with metallic silver


Quantity needed: 10 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 46.90

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
1 Shell = about 2 in. (5 cm) wide, with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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:
shell (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in indicated st.


Knot Stitch Extend loop on hook to about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) long; yo and draw through the extended loop (long ch-1 made); hold the long ch-1 to separate the back bar from the top 2 loops of the ch; insert the hook under the back bar; yo and draw up a loop; yo and draw through both loops on hook.


Note: As work progresses, lengthen loops of knot sts slightly
picot Ch 3, sc in top of tr just made.


INSTRUCTIONS
LEFT HALF
Beg at center back neck, with 2 strands of yarn tog, ch 54.
Row 1: Shell in 6th ch from hook, (knot st, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch, knot st, sk next 3 ch, shell in next ch, ch 15, sk next 15 ch, shell in next ch) twice - 5 shells.


Row 2: Ch 5, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, sc in last tr of shell, (knot st) twice, sc in first tr of next shell) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, tr in last tr of shell.


Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in top of next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 4 tr in last ch-5 sp.


Row 4: Ch 5, turn, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, shell in next ch-2 sp, *ch 11, work a sc over the 4 ch-15 sps in previous rows to join them tog, ch 3, turn, tr in each ch of ch-11 sp just made, (ch 3, turn, tr in next 11 tr) 3 times (Block made), shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, sc in last tr of shell, (knot st) twice, sc in first tr of next shell, shell in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, tr in top of t-ch - 2 Blocks at the end of this row.


Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 4 tr in last ch-5 sp.


Row 6: Ch 5, turn, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 15, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, sc in last tr of shell, (knot st) twice, sc in first tr of next shell, shell in next ch-2 sp) twice, tr in top of t-ch.


Row 7: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice, 4 tr in last ch-5 sp.


Row 8: Ch 5, turn, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 15, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, sc in last tr of shell, (knot st) twice, sc in first tr of next shell, shell in next ch-2 sp) twice, tr in top of t-ch.


Row 9: Ch 3, turn, *shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 11, work a sc over the 4 ch-15 sps in previous rows and the corner of the Block 5 rows below to join them tog, ch 3, turn, tr in each ch of ch-11 sp just made, (ch 3, turn, tr in next 11 tr) 3 times (Block made); rep from * once more, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, ch 2, 4 tr in last ch-5 sp - 2 Blocks at the end of this row.


Row 10: Ch 5, turn, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 15, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 tr, sc in last tr of shell, (knot st) twice, sc in first tr of next shell, shell in next ch-2 sp) twice, tr in top of t-ch.


Row 11: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp) 4 times, ch 2, 4 tr in last ch-5 sp.


Row 12: Ch 5, turn, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 15, shell in next ch-2 sp, (knot st) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp) twice, tr in top of t- ch.


Row 13: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 15) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 4 tr in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 2, 4 tr in last ch-2 sp.


Row 14: Ch 5, turn, (4 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 6 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, *ch 11, work an sc over the 4 ch-15 sps in previous rows and the corner of the Block 5 rows below to join them tog, ch 3, turn, tr in each ch of ch-11 sp just made, (ch 3, turn, tr in next 11 tr) 3 times (Block made), shell in next ch-2 sp, (knot st) twice, shell in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, tr in top of t-ch - 2 Blocks at the end of this row.


Row 15: Ch 3, turn, shell in next ch-2 sp, *knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; work in rnds in a continuous spiral beg over 3 sc just made, sc in front loop of first sc, (sc in front loop of next sc) 21 times, insert hook in front loop of next sc and in corner of Block in row below and work an sc, (sc in front loop of next sc) 22 times; shell in next ch-2 sp of Row 14; rep from * once more; leave remaining sts unworked.


Row 16: Ch 5, turn, *shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; work in rnds in a continuous spiral beg over 3 sc just made, sc in front loop of first sc, (sc in front loop of next sc) 44 times, shell in next ch-2 sp of Row 15, (knot st) twice; rep from * once more, shell in next ch-2 sp, tr in top of t-ch.


Row 17: Ch 3, turn, shell in next ch-2 sp, *knot st, sk next knot st, sc in next knot st, knot st, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; work in rnds in a continuous spiral beg over 3 sc just made, sc in front loop of first sc, (sc in front loop of next sc) 44 times, shell in next ch-2 sp of Row 16; rep from * once more.

Fasten off.


Edging
With RS facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, join yarn with sl st in end of Row 15.


Row 1: (ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 sp) 6 times, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 2, tr) in last ch-5 sp; working along side edge of piece, (ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 sp) 6 times, ch 3; join with sl st in base of shell at edge of Row 1 of Shawl.


Row 2: Ch 2, turn, *(tr in next ch-2 sp, picot, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * to end; join with sl st in shell at end of Row 17 of Shawl.

Fasten off.



RIGHT HALF
Work same as Left Half.


FINISHING
Beg at center back neck, sew Right and Left Halves tog for 2 in.

(5 cm).


Hood
With WS facing and counting along opposite side of foundation ch, place markers 27 ch to the right and 27 ch to the left of center back neck.

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, join yarn with sl st in first marked ch.


Row 1: Working along opposite side of foundation ch, ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in next 53 ch - 54 tr.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 tr, (sk next tr, sc in next 3 tr) 12 times, sc in last 2 tr - 42 sc.


Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first sc, (shell in next sc, knot st, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc, knot st, sk next 3 sc) 5 times, shell in last sc - 6 shells.


Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, (knot st) twice) 5 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, tr in top of t-ch.


Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (shell in next ch-2 sp, knot st, sk next knot st, sc in top of next knot st, knot st) 5 times, shell in next ch-2 sp, tr in top of t-ch.


Rep last 2 rows 6 times.

Fasten off.


Fold Hood in half and sew top seam.


Cord
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.


Rnd 2: Working in front loops only, sc in each sc around.


Rep last rnd until Cord measures 72 in.

(183 cm).

Fasten off.


Match center of Cord to center of back neck.

Sew Cord around neck edge, allowing ends of cord to extend from Shawl as ties.

Knot ends of Cord.


Edge Back Opening
With WS facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, join yarn with sl st in end of last row at lower edge of back opening - center back at lower edge.


Row 1: Working in ends of rows along edge of back opening (ch 3 (eyelet made), 5 sc in end of next row) to top of back opening, work in same way down opposite edge of back opening, end with ch 3, sl st in end of last row.

Fasten off.


Lacing
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, make a ch about 90 in.

(228.5 cm) long.

Fasten off.

Lace ch through eyelets along each side of center back (as if lacing a shoe).

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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