Sweet Charlotte Shawl

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Elegant and wispy, the Sweet Charlotte Shawl was inspired by the delicate, intricate and lacy look of spiderwebs. Accent any formal outfit at any time of year with this beautiful, light and airy wrap.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 86 inches wide by 26 inches high, blocked

Gauge: 25 sts and 13 rows = 4 inches in dc

Materials

Yarn: Colormart Linen/Silk (70% linen, 30% silk; 800 yards [731 meters]/150 grams): Blue (1 cone)
Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) hook

Pattern

Row 1: Fsc 325.
Row 2: (Mark as right side) Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk 2 sc, work 5 dc in next sc (shell made), ch 1, sk 2, sc in next sc* rep from * to *across to end.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first ch1-sp and in next 3 dc, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc and ch1 sp, work (dc, ch2, dc) in next sc, ch2, sk next ch1 sp and next 2 dc, sc in next dc*rep from * to * across ending with sc in top of the last shell, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 4: Turn, sk first sc, * ch 5, sk next ch2 sp and next dc, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 5, sk next dc and ch2 sp, sc in next sc* rep from * to * across ending at the sc in the top of the last shell, leaving the remaining 3 sc unworked.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, dc in first sc, ch 2, sc in first ch5 sp, *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch5 sp* rep from * to * across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *work shell in next dc, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1,*repeat across, sc in last dc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first ch1 sp and in next 5 dc, sc in next ch1-sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch1-sp, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc and ch 1 sp, work (dc, ch2, dc) in next sc, ch 2, sk next ch1 sp and next 2 dc, sc in next dc*rep from * to * across ending with sc in top of the second last shell, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 8: Turn, sk first sc, * ch 5, sk next ch 2 sp and next dc, sc in next ch2 sp, ch 5, sk next dc and ch2 sp, sc in next sc* rep from * to * across ending at the sc in the top of the second last shell, leaving the remaining 11 sc unworked.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, dc in first sc, ch 2, sc in first ch5 sp, *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch 5 sp* rep from * to * across.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *work shell in next dc, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1,*rep from * to * across, sc in last dc.
Repeat rows 7 to 10 until there are 2 shells left. (Note: mark the shells at the ends of row 14)
Next row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next ch1-sp and in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc and ch1-sp, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk ch1-sp and next 2 dc, sc in next dc.
Last row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 1, work shell in next dc, ch 1, sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Edging

Step 1 (along base): With RS facing join with sl st to left corner of foundation row, ch 3, 4 dc in same st ch 1, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next st (should be in base of next shell), ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, * rep from * to * across base of shawl to right corner, 5 dc in right corner.
Step 2 (along right side): Sc in each st and ch-sp on right side of shawl to the ch1 sp after the third shell (row 14), *ch 2, sk next sc and ch1-sp and next dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the edge of next shell, ch 2, sc in ch1-sp before the next shell and in each st along top of shell, sc in ch1-sp after the shell*, rep from * to * up right side of shawl to second last shell before the tip (the row will have 2 shells).
Step 3 (around tip): Ch 2, work [dc, ch 2, dc] in edge of next shell, ch 2, sc in sc in top of same shell, ch 2, [dc, ch 2, dc] in edge of next shell, ch 2, [dc, ch 2, dc] in top of same shell (at the tip of the shawl), ch 2, [dc, ch 2, dc] in other edge of same shell, ch 2, sc in sc in top of next shell, ch 2, work [dc, ch 2, dc] in edge of same shell, ch 2, sc in the next ch1-sp.
Step 4 (along left side): Ch 2, **work [dc, ch 2, dc] in the edge of next shell, ch 2, sk next ch1-sp and next sc, sc in the next 7 sc, **, repeat from ** to ** until the marker at row 14, sc in each st and ch-sp along left edge of shawl , join with sl st to first st, fasten off, weave in ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Maschelle Mashburn

    I don’t know if the yarn info has been updated, but it shows the size of the crochet hook needed and that leaves us a very good idea of the weight of the yarn. A 4/G 3.75 hook is just a tad smaller than the hook size needed fir a worsted weight, 4 medium yarn that we are so used to in the USA for which we use an “H/4.0” hook (or a step or two larger between brands as some 4medium yarns are very fine and some thicker.. yet all are 4 medium, Worsted weight.
    This slightly smaller hook makes me think of a “light” yarn in the USA and “DK” in the UK.
    Making up a Guage swatch with a size 3 light yarn and the 3.75 hook?
    I hope that’s helpful.

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  • HI Amy – Thank you for the suggestion. This is something that we are working on for future issues, but in the meantime, you can plug the yarn used in our sample into a site such as Ravelry.com to find comparable substitutions and even see pictures of this finished project in other yarns. Hope that helps! Happy hooking! ~Chris

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  • I’m having problems finding out what sort of yarn this shawl uses so that I can even think of doing a substitution. even a weight class would help greatly.

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