Center Square Shawl

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Center Square Shawl

designed by Randy Cavaliere
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Single Size
Approx. 70" / 178cm wide (at widest point) x 30" / 76cm long (from back neck), not including fringe.
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Finished Measurements
Approx. 70" / 178cm wide (at widest point) x 30" / 76cm long (from back neck), not including fringe.

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Contrast B

Simply Soft | Sage, 9705Edit Color
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Contrast C

Simply Soft | Light Country Blue, 9709Edit Color
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Contrast D

Simply Soft | Country Blue, 9710Edit Color
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Contrast A

Simply Soft Paints | Spring Brook, 0004Edit Color
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size I9/5.5mm
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The materials for this project cost $30.44

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Cl = Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; [yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times; yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

tr = treble crochet

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
Approx. 70" / 178cm wide (at widest point) x 30" / 76cm long (from back neck), not including fringe.

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast B Sage (9705) 1
Contrast C Light Country Blue (9709) 3
Contrast D Country Blue (9710) 1
Simply Soft Paints (113 g/4. oz;190 m/208 yds)
Contrast A Spring Break (0004) 1

GAUGE

Rounds 1-6 of center square = 4"/10cm;

In cluster motif, 4 clusters and 9 rows = 4"/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

SHAWL

Center Square

With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc, turn—12 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc, turn—24 sc.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, ch 2, [sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 2] 7 times, sk last 2 sc; join with sl st in top of turning ch, turn—Eight 3-dc groups and 8 ch-2 sps.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), sc in first ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, *hdc in next dc, sc in next ch-sp, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of turning ch, turn—8 sc, 16 hdc, and 24 dc. Fasten off A.

Round 5: With RS facing, join B with sl st in any sc, ch 2, (dc, tr, dc, hdc) in same sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *(hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 sts; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, sl st in next dc, sl st in next tr, turn—8 (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) groups.

Round 6: *Ch 5, sl st in next tr; repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first tr, turn—8 ch-5 sps.

Round 7: (Sl st, ch 3, 4 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in first ch-5 sp (corner made), ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, *(5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in next ch-5 sp (corner made), ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3, turn—4 corners and one 5-dc group on each side between corners.

Round 8: Ch 1, [sc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-2 sp, 3 sc in corner ch-2 sp] 4 times, sc in last 5 dc; join with sl st in first sc—80 sc. Fasten off B.

Round 9: With RS facing, join C with sl st in center sc of any 3-sc corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc, ch 2, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, *[ch 1, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] 3 times, [ch 2, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] 3 times, ch 2; join with sl st in top of turning ch, turn—Twenty 3-dc groups, and 20 ch-sps.

Round 10: Repeat Round 4—20 sc, 40 hdc, and 60 dc. Fasten off C.

Round 11: With B, repeat Round 5, joining in a sc immediately before any corner—20 (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) groups.

Round 12: *Ch 4, sl st in next tr; repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first tr, turn—20 ch-5 sps.

Round 13: (Sl st, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in first ch-4 sp (corner made), [ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp] 4 times, ch 1, *(4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-4 sp (corner made), [ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp] 4 times, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3, turn—4 corners and four 4-dc groups on each side between corners.

Round 14: With B, repeat Round 8—128 sc. Fasten off B.

Round 15: With RS facing, join D with sl st in center sc of any 3-sc corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc, ch 2, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, *[ch 1, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] 6 times, [ch 2, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, sk next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc] 6 times, ch 2; join with sl st in top of turning ch, turn—Thirty-two 3-dc groups, and 32 ch-sps.

Round 16: Ch 2, sc in first ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, *hdc in next dc, sc in next ch-sp, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of turning ch, turn—32 sc, 64 hdc, and 96 dc. Fasten off D.

Round 17: With RS facing, join B with sl st in a sc immediately before any corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc, sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next dc (corner), sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, [sk next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 6 times, sk next 2 sts, *3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next dc (corner), sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, [sk next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 6 times, sk next 2 sts; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off B.

 

FIRST LOWER TRIANGLE

With RS facing, join C with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp of center square.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same corner ch-3 sp (beginning cluster made), turn—1 cluster

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch (Cl), turn—2 clusters.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, Cl in sp between clusters, 2 dc in top of turning ch,  sk next 2 sts of center square, join-Cl in next st of center square, turn—3 clusters.

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, Cl in each sp between clusters across to last cluster, Cl in top of turning ch, turn—4 clusters.

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, Cl in each sp between clusters across to last cluster, 2 dc in top of turning ch, sk next 3 sts of center square, join-Cl in next st of center square, turn—5 clusters.

Rows 6–19: Repeat last 2 rows 7 times—19 clusters. Fasten off.

 

SECOND LOWER TRIANGLE

With WS facing, join C with sl st in corner ch-3 sp of center square, opposite corner ch-3 sp used for beginning of right lower shawl triangle. Work Rows 1-19 of first lower triangle.

 

UPPER SHAWL

With WS facing, join C with sl st in first dc of last row of lower triangle.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc (beginning cluster made), Cl in each sp between clusters across to corner ch-3 sp of center square, Cl in corner ch-3 sp of center square, Cl in each remaining sp between clusters across to last cluster, Cl in top of turning ch, turn—39 clusters.

Rows 2–30: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, Cl in each sp between clusters across to last cluster, cluster in last dc—68 clusters, turn. Do not fasten off.

 

FIRST TOP TRIANGLE

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, Cl in next 18 sps between clusters, (dc, hdc, sc) in next sp (ending cluster made), sl st in next dc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—19 clusters and 1 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sp between clusters (beginning cluster made), Cl in each sp between clusters across to sp between last cluster and turning ch, sk last sp, dc in top of turning ch, turn; leave sc unworked—18 clusters and 1 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, sk sp between first dc and first cluster, Cl in each sp between clusters across to last sp between clusters, (dc, hdc, sc) in last sp between clusters, sl st in next dc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—17 clusters and 1 dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sp between clusters, Cl in each sp between clusters across to sp between last cluster and turning ch, sk last sp, dc in top of turning ch, turn—16 clusters and 1 dc.

Row 5–18: Repeat last 2 rows 14 times—2 clusters and 1 dc.

Row 19: Ch 3, sk sp between first dc and first cluster, (dc, hdc, sc) in next sp between clusters, sl st in next dc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—1 cluster and 1 dc.

Row 20: Ch 3, sk cluster, dc in top of turning ch—2 dc. Fasten off.

 

SECOND TOP TRIANGLE

With RS facing, join C with sc in first dc of last row of upper shawl.

Row 1: Ch 3, Cl in next 18 sps between clusters, (dc, hdc, sc) in next sp between clusters, sl st in next dc—19 clusters and 1 dc.

Work Rows 2–20 of first top triangle. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Edging

With RS facing, join A with sl st in corner ch-3 sp of center square at lower tip of one of the lower triangles.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around outer edge of shawl to opposite corner ch-3 sp, working 3 sc in outer corners (at beginning of top triangles), and 5 sc at tip of each top triangle; leave edge of lower half of center square unworked. Fasten off.

Fringe

Fringe

Using B, cut 162 strands 16"/40.5cm long. Holding 2 strands together, fold fringe in half. With RS facing, *insert hook from WS to RS into first st of lower center square edge, pull through fold of strands (loop), insert ends into loop and pull tight against edge; repeat from *, working in each st of lower center square edge. Note: Attach 3 fringes in ch-3 sp at lower corner of center square. Comb out fringe and trim to 7"/18cm.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.