Autumn Leaf Shawl

Inspired by red fall leaves, this delicate yet warm shawl is the perfect little cover up for when the weather changes and layers are in order.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 50” x 26”

Gauge: 5 pattern repeats/12 rows = 4”

Materials

Yarn: Dream in Color Wisp (50% silk, 50% merino wool; 550 yards [503 meters]/57 grams): #601 Rose Anguish (2 skeins)
Hook: US size 3.0 mm hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, split ring stitch marker

Abbreviations

Begmxdstv: Beginning mixed stitch v
Begpuff: Beginning puff
Begpuffclstr: Beginning puff cluster
Bptr: Back post treble crochet
EmxdstV: Edging mixed stitch v
Fptr: Front post treble crochet
MxdstV: Mixed stitch v
Puffclstr: Puff cluster

Special Stitches

Beginning mixed stitch v: (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc) in designated space or st
Beginning puff: (yo, insert hk in st or sp indicated, yo and draw up lp) twice, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hk
Beginning puff cluster: (begpuff, ch 2, puff) in designated space or st
Edging mixed stitch v: hdc, dc, ch 5, dc, hdc) in designated space or st
Mixed stitch v: (sc, hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc) in designated space or st
Popcorn: Work 5 dc in stitch or sp indicated. Remove hk from live lp of last dc, place hk from front to back of top of first dc and pull live lp through.
Puff: (yo, insert hk in st or sp indicated, yo and draw up lp) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hk.
Puff cluster: (puff, ch 2, puff) in designated space or st

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked from center top down, with edging worked continuously after main body portion is completed.
Increases occur at both edges and center spine on differing pattern rows.
Columns of post stitches organically grow from both edges as well as center spine of shawl.
Place split ring stitch marker at center spine ch-3 sp, moving it each row to indicate shawl center.

Pattern

Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), hdc, *ch 1, hdc in ring. Rep from * 3 more times. Turn. (6 hdc, 5 ch-1 sps)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, begpuffclstr in first ch-1 sp, puffclstr in next ch-1 sp, (sl st, ch 5, sl st) in next ch-1 sp, puffclstr in next ch-1 sp, puffclstr in beg ch-3 sp. Turn. (4 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-5 sp)
Row 3: Ch 1, begmxdstv in first ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, (mxdstv, ch 3, mxdstv) in ch-5 sp (center spine inc), dc in next ch-2 sp, mxdstv in final ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 2 (begpuffclstr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, puffclstr) in first ch-2 sp (edge inc), sk next dc, fptr around next dc, puffclstr in next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp (center spine), puffclstr in next ch-2 sp, sk next dc, fptr around next dc, (puffclstr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, puffclstr) in final ch-2 sp (edge inc). Turn. (6 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-3 center sp)
Row 5: Ch 1, begmxdstv in first ch-2 sp, bptr around next dc, mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around next tr, mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around next dc, (mxdstv, ch 3, mxdstv) in ch-3 sp (center spine inc), bptr around next dc, mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around next tr, mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around last dc, mxdstv in final ch-2 sp (8 ch-2 sps, 6 bptr, 1 ch-3 center sp). Turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, begpuffclstr in first ch-2 sp, fptr around next tr, *puffclstr in next ch-2 sp, fptr around next tr. Rep from * to last ch-2 sp before center ch-3 sp, puffclstr in ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center ch-3 sp. Rep from * across rest of row of row, ending with puffclstr in final ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, begmxdstv in first ch-2 sp, bptr around next tr, *mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around next tr. Rep from * to next dc, bptr around dc, (mxdstv, ch 3, mxdstv) in ch-3 sp (center spine inc), bptr around next dc. Rep from * across rest of row, ending with mxdstv in final ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 2 (begpuffclstr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, puffclstr) in first ch-2 sp (edge inc), fptr around next tr,* puffclstr in next ch-2 sp, fptr around next tr. Rep from * to to last ch-2 sp before center ch-3 sp, puffclstr in ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp. Rep from * across rest of row, ending with (puffclstr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, puffclstr) in final ch-2 sp (edge inc). Turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, begmxdstv in first ch-2 sp, bptr around next dc, *mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around next tr. Rep from * to next dc, bptr around dc, (mxdstv, ch 3, mxdstv) in ch-3 sp (center spine inc), bptr around next dc. Rep from * across rest of row through last bptr, mxdstv in next ch-2 sp, bptr around dc, mxdstv in final ch-2 sp. Turn.
Repeat rows 6-9 alternately for main body of shawl, ending with a Row 6, when 37 ch-2 sps are worked on each shawl side.

Side Edging

Row 1: Ch 3, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, bptr around next tr, ch 3. Rep from * to center spine, bptr around dc, ch 3, bptr around next dc, ch3. Rep from * across rest of row, ending with sc in final ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, puff in next sc, *ch 2, (fptr, ch 2, fptr) around next tr, ch 2, puff in next sc. Rep from * to center spine, ch 2, (fptr, ch 2, fptr) around next tr, ch 3, (fptr, ch 2, fptr) around next tr, ch 2, puff in next sc. Rep from * across rest of row, ending with puff in final sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc in next puff, sk next ch-2 sp, emxdstv in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to center spine, emxdstv in ch-3 sp, emxdstv in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * across rest of row, ending with sc in top of initial puff. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, puff in next sc, ch 2, *(puff, ch 1, popcorn, ch 1, puff) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3. Rep from * across row (including center spine), ending with (puff, ch 1, popcorn, ch 1, puff) in final ch-5 sp, ch 2, puff in final sc. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise so top of shawl is now working edge.

Top Edge

Ch 2, puff in base of side edging row 2, ch 2, puff in base of side edging row 1, *ch 2, puff in next body row edge ch-2 sp. Rep from * across to center spine, working (puff, ch 2) at right edge of row 1, center ring, and left edge of row 1. Rep from * across rest of top of shawl, ending with ch 2, puff in base of side edging row 1, ch 2, puff in base of side edging row 2, ch 2, sl st in top of initial ch-2 of side edging row 4. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wet block to measurements. yarn ball

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