Belle of the Ball Wrap

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Let your inner heroine shine on your next night out! Worked in one piece from the top down, this irresistible shawl stands out from the crowd with its combination of several lace patterns and dramatic drape.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 72” along top edge x 27” deep

Gauge: 15 sts and 7.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Double Crochet after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium size yarn Fibra Natura Dona (100% Extra Fine Merino Superwash; 126 yards [115 meters]/50 grams): 128 Balsam, 7 balls

Hook: US H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked in one piece from the top down.

Special Stitches

Small Shell: (Dc, ch 3, dc) in same st or sp.

Medium Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st or sp.

Large Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st or sp.

4 Dccl: (Yo, insert hook in st or sp specified, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo, pull through rem 5 loops.

Pattern

Beginning Section

Begin with adjustable ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), Small Shell in ring, ch 1, Large Shell in ring, ch 1, Small Shell in ring, ch 1, dc in ring, turn – 2 Small Shells; 1 Large Shell.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell, ch 1, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in last dc, turn – 14 dc; 1 Large Shell.

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, ch 1, (Small Shell in ch-1 sp) twice, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn – 4 Small Shells; 1 Large Shell.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 4 dc in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) twice, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) twice, ch 1, 4 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 26 dc; 1 Large Shell.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), (Small Shell in each ch-1 sp) to Large Shell, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, ch 1, (Small Shell in each ch-1 sp) to last dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 8 Small Shells; 1 Large Shell.

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 2 dc in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) to Large Shell, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 38 dc; 1 Large Shell.

Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in ch-1 sp, (Small Shell in each ch-1 sp) to Large Shell, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, ch 1, (Small Shell in each ch-1 sp) to last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn – 10 Small Shells; 1 Large Shell.

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 4 dc in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) to Large Shell, ch 1, Large Shell in Large Shell, (ch 1, 4 dc in Small Shell) to last ch-2 sp, 4 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 50 dc; 1 Large Shell.

Rep Rows 5-8, 4 more times – 146 dc; 1 Large Shell.

Center Section

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp, (ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc between next 2 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) to last 4 dc before Large Shell, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc between next 2 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in Large Shell, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp, (ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc between next 2 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) to last 5 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc between next 2 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in last dc, turn – 82 dc.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 3, sk next sp and dc, dc in next sp, ch 3, sk next dc and sp, dc in next dc) to 2 ch-2 sps before center ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next sp and dc, dc in next sp, ch 3, Small Shell in center ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in next sp, (ch 3, sk next dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next sp and dc, dc in next sp) to last 4 dc, ch 3, sk next dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 56 dc; 1 Small Shell.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), (4 Dccl in next dc, ch 3) to Small Shell, 4 Dccl in next dc, ch 3, 4 Dccl in ch-3 sp of Small Shell, ch 3, 4 Dccl in next dc, ch 3, (4 Dccl in next dc, ch 3) to last dc, dc in last dc, turn – 57 4 Dccl; 2 dc.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next sp, (ch 3, dc in 4 Dccl) to center 4 Dccl, ch 1, Small Shell in center 4 Dccl, ch 1, (dc in 4Dccl, ch 3) to last ch-3 sp, dc in last sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 60 dc; 1 Small Shell.

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), (dc, ch 2, dc] in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next dc) to Small Shell, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in Small Shell, [ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next sp) to last 2 dc, ch 2, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next dc, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn – 93 dc.

Ending Section

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), 3 dc in same dc, (ch 5, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next sp and dc, sc in next sp, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next sp, ch 3, sk next dc and sp, 3 dc in next dc) to last 2 dc, ch 5, sk next dc, (3 dc, ch 3, dc) in last dc, turn – 16 ch-5 sps; 32 3-dc groups.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), Medium Shell in same st, (ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and 3 dc, 9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next 3 dc and ch-3 sp, Medium Shell in next ch-3 sp) to last ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and 3 dc, 9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next 3 dc and ch-3 sp, (Medium Shell, ch 1, dc) in last dc, turn – 16 9-dc groups; 17 Medium Shells.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, (sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc, ch 3] to last Medium Shell, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn –  80 sc; 17 Medium Shells.

Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in Medium Shell, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk sc and next ch-3 sp] to last Medium Shell, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in Medium Shell, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 64 sc; 17 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) groups

Row 5: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [Medium Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, ch 3, sk sc and next ch-3 sp] to last 2 ch-1 sps, Medium Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 48 sc; 34 Medium Shells.

Row 6: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [Medium Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk sc and next ch-3 sp] to last 3 ch-1 sps, Medium Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, Medium Shell in ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 32 sc; 34 Medium Shells, 17 2-dc groups.

Row 7: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), (Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sc in center of next 2-dc group, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk sc and next ch-3 sp) to last 2 Medium Shells, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sc in center of next 2-dc group, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 32 sc; 34 Medium Shells.

Row 8: Ch 8 (counts as dc + ch 5), (3 dc in next Medium Shell, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in Medium Shell, ch 5) to last dc, dc in last dc, turn – 18 ch-5 sps; 16 3-dc groups.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, ch 1, [9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next (3 dc, ch-3 sp and sc), Medium Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next (sc, ch-3 sp and 3 dc)] 8 times, 9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next (3 dc, ch-3 sp and sc), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next (sc, ch-3 sp and 3 dc), [9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next (3 dc, ch-3 sp and sc), Medium Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next (sc, ch-3 sp and 3 dc)] 8 times, 9 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last dc, turn – 18 9-dc groups; 17 Medium Shells.

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, ch 3, sk next dc and ch-1 sp, [(sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell] 8 times, (sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, [(sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell] 8 times, (sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in last dc, turn – 90 sc; 17 Medium Shells.

Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, [ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, ch 3, sk sc and ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in Medium Shell] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, (Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 2 times, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in Medium Shell] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, Medium Shell in last dc, turn – 72 sc; 17 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) groups.

Row 12: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next Medium Shell, ch 1, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next Medium Shell], [ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 54 dc; 37 Medium Shells.

Row 13: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, (ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, Medium Shell in Medium Shell) 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 2 times, sk next ch-1 sp, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, sk next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, Medium Shell in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, (ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, Medium Shell in Medium Shell) 8 times, ch 3, sk next sc and ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 36 sc; 41 Medium Shells; 21 2-dc groups.

Row 14: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), sc between next 2 dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, [ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc and ch-3 sp, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sc between next 2 dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp sc and, (Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 2) 4 times, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc and ch-3 sp, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sc between next 2 dc, ch 3, Medium Shell in Medium Shell] 8 times, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc and ch-3 sp, Medium Shell in Medium Shell, ch 3, sc between next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in last dc – 21 sc; 41 Medium Shells.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block, pinning to blocking board and stretching to open up lace. yarn ball

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