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Then & Now Crocheted Shawl
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: cms-shawl This pattern is a re-working in MicroSpun yarn of a pattern that originally appeared in 1912 in the Lion Brand Manual of Worsted Work.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
20" x 72", without optional fringe



910-124 Microspun Yarn: Mocha

Soft tan

Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 31.74

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

5 sts = 2" measured over fabric that has been smoothed to lay flat, but not stretched. 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.


dc variation: Insert hook from right to left through st, yarn over hook and pull loop through, (yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops) twice.

Note: When inserting hook from right to left, hook exits on left where it would normally be inserted for regular double crochet.

St is not worked around lower portion (front post) of previous row's st.


SHAWL: Ch 52.

Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch 3 counts as first dc) and in each ch across -- 50 dc.

Pat Row: Ch 3, turn.

Dc variation in each st across row and turning ch -- 50 dc variations.

Rep pat row until Shawl is 72" or desired length.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Optional Crochet Fringe: Row 1: Work sc across short end of Shawl.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn.

Sc in first sc, ch approx 30 (or twice desired fringe length), sc to attach in next sc, *ch 30 (or twice desired fringe length), sc to attach in next sc, rep from * across row.

Fasten off.

Rep crochet fringe at other short end of Shawl.

approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

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