Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Yin Yang Shawl
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Silk
Pattern Number: L30270 The alternating yarns in this wrap makes the colors really stand out from the rest.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 22 x 49 in. (56 x 124.5 cm) long at widest and longest points.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

492-206 LB Collection Silk Yarn: Orion

Shades of dark blue, gray, silver


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.99
Note: (A)

492-205 LB Collection Silk Yarn: Cosmos

Shades of raspberry, red, magenta


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.99
Note: (B)

492-204 LB Collection Silk Yarn: Pluto

Shades of medium purple, magenta, indigo


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.99
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
12 sts (four 3-dc groups) + 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. 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.

NOTES:
1.

Shawl is worked in rows from center of long edge out to long side edges.

2.

Color is changed every other row.

When changing color, fasten off old color then join new color with slip stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHAWL With A, ch 5.

Row 1 (RS): (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc, ch 1) - Two 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 in this row and in all following rows), turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc - Four 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Fasten off.

Row 3: Join B with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 4, turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, dc in last dc - Six 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Row 4: Ch 4, turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, dc in last dc - Eight 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Fasten off.

Row 5: Join C with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 4, turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to center ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in center ch-2 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** across, ch 1, dc in last dc - Ten 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Row 6: Ch 4, turn, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to center ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in center ch-2 sp, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** across, ch 1, dc in last dc - Twelve 3-dc groups at the end of this row.

Fasten off.

Rows 7 and 8: With A, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Sixteen 3-dc groups at the end of Row 8.

Fasten off.

Rows 9 and 10: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Twenty 3-dc groups at the end of Row 10.

Fasten off.

Rows 11 and 12: With C, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Twenty-four 3-dc groups at the end of Row 12.

Fasten off.

Rows 13 and 14: With A, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Twenty-eight 3-dc groups at the end of Row 14.

Fasten off.

Rows 15 and 16: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6 -Thirty-two 3-dc groups at the end of Row 16.

Fasten off.

Rows 17 and 18: With C, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Thirty-six 3-dc groups at the end of Row 18.

Fasten off.

Rows 19 and 20: With A, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Forty 3-dc groups at the end of Row 20.

Fasten off.

Rows 21 and 22: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Forty-four 3-dc groups at the end of Row 22.

Fasten off.

Rows 23 and 24: With C, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Forty-eight 3-dc groups at the end of Row 24.

Fasten off.

Rows 25 and 26: With A, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Fifty-two 3-dc groups at the end of Row 26.

Fasten off.

Rows 27 and 28: With B, rep Rows 5 and 6 - Fifty-six 3-dc groups at the end of Row 28.

Fasten off.

Row 29: Join C with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1 in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, hdc in each st and ch-1 sp to center ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in center ch-2 sp, hdc in each st and ch-1 sp across, ch 1, hdc in last dc - 230 hdc, 2 ch-1 sps, and 1 center ch-2 sp.

Fasten off.

Row 30: Join A with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 3, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, hdc in each hdc to center ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in center ch-2 sp, hdc in each st to last ch-1 sp, hdc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in last st - 236 hdc, 2 ch-1 sps, and 1 center ch-2 sp.

Fasten off.

Edging Note: This rnd is worked around the edge of the entire shawl.

Rnd 31: Join B with sl st in last st of previous row, place marker (pm) around sl st, ch 3, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, hdc in each st to center ch-2 sp, 4 hdc in center ch-2 sp, hdc in each st to last ch-1 sp, hdc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in last st, pm on last hdc, cont to work around along top edge, hdc evenly spaced along long edge to first st, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Fasten off.

Row 32: Join A with sl st in marked last st of previous rnd, ch 5, do not turn, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st, *ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st; rep from * 78 more times to first marker, leave rem sts unworked - 80 ch-5 sps.

Fasten off.

Row 33: Join B with sl st in last sl st of previous row, ch 5, turn, sl st in next ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.

Fasten off.

Row 34: Join C with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 5, turn, sl st in first ch-sp, *ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last st, ch 5, sl st in last st.

Fasten off.

Row 35: With A, rep Row 33.

Fasten off.

Row 36: Join C with sl st in last st of previous row, ch 5, turn, sl st in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last st, ch 5, sl st in last st.

Fasten off.

Row 37: With A, rep Row 36.

Fasten off.

Row 38: With C, rep Row 36.

Fasten off.

Row 39: With A, rep Row 36.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images