Out of the Box Shawl

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Out of the Box Shawl

designed by Diane Moyer
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This cool and comfortable shawl with bold boxy motifs is a great project or gift for those who think outside the box.

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Single Size
18.75"/47.5cm
64"/162.5cm
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The materials for this project cost $21.06

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  • Single Size
Width:
18.75"/47.5cm
Length:
64"/162.5cm

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Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Contrast C

Simply Soft | Pagoda, 0014Edit Color
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Contrast D

Simply Soft | Blue Mint, 9608Edit Color
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Contrast E

Simply Soft | Grape, 9610Edit Color
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Contrast F

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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

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The materials for this project cost $21.06

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

Rnd = Round

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Width:
18.75"/47.5cm
Length:
64"/162.5cm

MATERIALS

Simply Soft
Contrast A () 1
Contrast B () 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast C Pagoda (0014) 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast D Blue Mint (9608) 1
Contrast E Grape (9610) 1
Contrast F () 1

GAUGE

One motif = 6.25"/16cm square. 
Gauge is not critical for this project but may change the finished size and needed yarn amounts.

INSTRUCTIONS

OTES

1. All motifs are worked with RS facing.

2. All stripe sections begin with a WS row; the work is turned and Row 2 is a RS row.

3. The number in each motif indicates the order in which the motifs are made and assembled.

4. The first motif made is completed through Round 7. All other motifs are joined during the completion of Round 7.

5. This shawl begins with the center panel of motifs, then the stripes are added to both side edges. The side panels of motifs are completed next and then the final stripe panels are done.

6. It is helpful to mark the RS of work.

7. Ch 1 at beginning of stripe rows does not count as a stitch.

8. Follow diagram for pattern sequence.

 

MOTIF 1 (motifs using 2 colors)

With first color (A), ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3dc in ring, ch 3) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch—four 3-dc groups and four ch-3 groups.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as sc, ch 3 here and throughout), sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch—8 sc and 8 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch  1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.—4 corners, 12 dc with one 3-dc group on each side and 8 ch-1 sps with 2 ch-1 sps on each side. 
Fasten off, cut yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rnd 4: With RS facing, join second color (E) with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 4, sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, **sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from **to end of rnd; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch—16 sc and 16 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1, **3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from ** to end of rnd;  join with sl st in top of beg ch—4 corners, 36 dc with three 3-dc groups on each side, and 16 ch-1 sps with 4 ch-1 sps on each side.

Rnd 6: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp (corner), ch 4, sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, ** sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from ** to end of rnd; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch.—24 sc and 24 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 7: Complete as Rnd 5, ending with sl st in top of beg ch—4 corners, 60 dc (five 3-dc groups on each side) and 24 ch-1 sps (6 ch-1 sps on each side).. 
Fasten off, leaving a tail to weave in later.  

 

MOTIF 2 (motifs using 3 colors)
With first color (D), ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnds 1-3: Work same as Motif 1.

Rnds 4-5: Using second color (B) same as Motif 1, except at end of Rnd 6, fasten off yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rnd 6: With RS facing, join third color (F) with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 4 and follow directions for Rnd 6 of Motif 1.

Rnd 7: Complete as Rnd 5 of Motif 1

 

Joining Rnd

Note: When joining to only one side of previous motif, beg join at third corner of working motif. If joining to two sides of previous motif, beg join at second corner of working motif. This allows the working motif to be completed without joining to a previous motif.

Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, *3 dc in 
next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl 
st in corner ch-sp of previous square, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-3 sp of working 
square, **sl st in next ch-1 sp of previous square, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp of working 
square, repeat from ** to next corner ch-3 sp of working square, working next 3 dc 
in corner ch-3 sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-sp of previous square, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-3 sp of working square; continue in this manner to join working square and any previous squares and to complete the rnd. 
Refer to the joining notes.

 

BACK PANEL (Motifs 1-9)
Note: Center Panel is made up of Motifs 1, 2 and 3  in first section; Motifs 4, 5 and 6 in the middle section; and Motifs 7, 8 and 9 in the third section.

Motif 1: Work Motif 1 to completion with A as first color and E as second color.

Motif 2: Work Motif 2 with D as first color, B as second color and F as third color, joining it to the first motif during the completion of Rnd 7.

Motif 3: Work Motif 3 with E as first color and C as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 4: Work Motif 4 with C as first color, E as second color and D as third color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 5: Work Motif 5 with B as first color and A as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 6: Work Motif 6 with C as first color and F as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 7: Work Motif 7 with F as first color and B as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 8: Work Motif 8 with D as first color and C as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 9: Work Motif 9 with E as first color, A as second color and B as third color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

 

LEFT STRIPE PANEL (Sections 10-12 to the left of the Center Panel)

Note: Left Stripe Panel is made up of Stripe 10 with B, Stripe 11 with F and Stripe 12 with E.
With WS facing, join first color with sl st in the corner ch-3 of Motif 7.

Set up row (WS): 2 sc in corner ch-3 sp, [*ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp of motif*; repeat between *'s until reaching where two motifs were previously joined; ch 4, sc between the two joined motifs, ch 4] twice; repeat between *'s once more, ending row with 2 sc in last corner ch-3 sp, turn—21 ch-3 sps, 24 sc (2 sc on each end and 20). 

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, dc into first sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 dc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 dc into next ch-3 sp*; repeat between *'s, ending row with ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc into last sc, turn—21 groups of 3 dc. 1 dc on each end, 22 ch-1 sps

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc into first ch-1 sp, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, sc into next ch-1 sp*; repeat between *'s across row, ending with sc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1, completing the last step of the final dc with the new color. Cut the old yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Row 4: With second color, repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 7: Repeat Row 1, completing the last step of the final dc with the new color. Cut the old color, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rows 8-11: Repeat Rows 4-7 with third color, completing Row 7 with fasten off yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.
With RS facing, *count over seven 3-dc groups and place a marker in the next ch-1 sp; repeat from * again—these two markers will indicate where the next motifs will be joined to the stripe section. Two corners will be joined in each space.

 

RIGHT STRIPE PANEL (Sections 13-15 to the right of Center Panel)
Note: Right Stripe Panel is made of Stripe 13 with D, Stripe 14 with C and Stripe 15 with A.
With WS facing, join first color with sl st in the corner ch-3 of Motif 3.
Complete this stripe panel following the directions given for the Left Stripe Section.

 

LEFT MOTIF SECTION (Motifs 16-21 to the left of Left Stripe Panel)

Note: Left Motif Section is made of Motif 16 with E, A and B; Motif 17 with F and D; 
Motif 18 with A and C; Motif 19 with B and F; Motif 20 with C and E; Motif 21 with D, B and F. 
Complete following the directions given for Center Panel of motifs.

 

RIGHT MOTIF SECTION (Motifs 22-27 to the right of the Right Stripe Panel)

Note: Right Motif Section is made of Motif 22 with C and F; Motif 23 with D, A and B; Motif 24 with B and E; Motif 25 with A and B; Motif 26 with E and C; Motif 27 with F and D.  
Complete following the directions given for the Center Panel of motifs.

 

LEFT FRONT EDGE STRIPE PANEL (Motifs 28-30)  

Work in the indicated colors following directions given for Left Stripe Panel (Sections #10-12) with Stripe 28 in A, Stripe 29 in D and Stripe 30 in C.

 

RIGHT FRONT EDGE STRIPE PANEL (Motifs 31-33)

Work in the indicated colors following directions given for Left Stripe Panel (Sections #10-12) with Stripe 31 in F, Stripe 32 in B and Stripe 33 in E.

 

FINISHING

Weave in all ends and block.