Tessa Shawl

This heart-shaped shawl is the perfect project for that one special skein of yarn in your stash. Made from the top down and featuring post stitches and shell stitches, this shawl is interesting without being too complex of a pattern to follow. Make one for yourself and one for someone special!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 38” / [96 cm] width x 26” / [66 cm] length

Gauge: 20 dc and 7 rows = 4” / [10 cm]

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Melilla Fingering (45% Silk, 35% Wool, 20% Nylon; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): 1 skein #02 Jewels

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Special Stitches

V-stitch (V-st): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.

Shell: 5 dc in indicated st or sp.

Picot: ch 3, sl st in first st to close.

Pattern Notes

Ch-3 at beginning of row counts as first dc unless otherwise stated.

Increase 8 sts each row.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in 4th ch from hook, turn. (8 dc, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in each st to ch-sp, V-st in ch-sp (mark ch-sp as center of shawl and move marker up on each row), dc in each st to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn. (16 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, (fpdc in next st, dc in next st) to 1 st before center, fpdc in next st, V-st in center ch-sp, fpdc in next st, (dc in next st, fpdc in next st) to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn. (8 fpdc, 16 dc)

Row 4: Rep Row 2. (32 dc)

Row 5: Rep Row 3. (16 fpdc, 24 dc)

Row 6: Rep Row 2. (48 dc)

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, (sk next 2 sts, shell in next st) to 5 sts before center, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, V-st in center, dc in next 3 sts, (sk next 2 sts, shell in next st) to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn. (12 shells, 16 dc)

Row 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 2 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 5 sts, sk next 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc, V-st in center, sk next 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (shell in center of next shell) to last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn. (14 shells, 14 dc)

Row 9: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 4 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to 2 sts before center, dc in next 2 st, V-st in center, dc in next 2 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 5 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn. (14 shells, 22 dc)

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 14: Rep Row 2.

Row 15: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, sk next 2 dc, shell in next dc, (sk next 4 dc, shell in next dc) to 2 sts before center, sk next 2 dc, V-st in center, (sk next 2 dc, shell in next dc) to last 3 sts, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 2 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to 2 sts before center, dc in next 2 sts, V-st in center, dc in next 2 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 4 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to 4 sts before center, dc in next 4 sts, V-st in center, dc in next 4 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 5 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Rows 18-21: Rep Rows 2-3 twice.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.

Row 23: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, (sk 2 dc, shell in next dc) to 3 sts before center, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, V-st in center, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, shell in next dc, (sk 2 dc, shell in next dc) to last 3 sts, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 24: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 2 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to 3 sts before center, dc in next 3 sts, V-st in center, dc in next 3 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 25: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, dc in next 4 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to 5 sts from center, dc in next 5 sts, V-st in center, dc in next 5 sts, (shell in center of next shell) to last 5 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Rows 26-29: Rep Rows 2-3 twice.

Row 30: Rep Row 2.

Row 31: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place, (sk 2 dc, [2 dc, picot, 2 dc] in next st) to 2 sts before center, sk 2 dc, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in center, (sk 2 dc, [2 dc, picot, 2 dc] in next st) to last 3 sts, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in last st. (115 picots)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block to size.

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