Exquisite Merlot Stole

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Reversible, elegant, lacy and fringed — yes, you can find all of these elements in one easy pattern. This tasteful stole is worked from short end to short end using double crochet clusters.

Skill level: Easy

Size: 18” / [46 cm] x 63” / [160 cm], blocked, excluding fringe

Gauge: One repeat (unblocked) = 1.875″ / [4.8 cm] wide x 1.5″ high / [3.8 cm]

One repeat (blocked) = 2.25″ / [5.7 cm] wide x 1.75″ / [4.4 cm] high

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Dream in Color Wisp (50% Silk, 50% Merino wool; 550 yards [500 meters]/57 grams): Wineberry, 2 hanks

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

ch        chain

dc        double crochet

3dccl   3 double crochet cluster

sc        single crochet

sp(s)    space(s)

yo        yarn over

Special Stitches

3 double crochet cluster (3dccl): Yo, insert hook in next dc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook in same dc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked from short end to short end and is optionally finished with fringe.
This stole is reversible with no right or wrong side.

Pattern

Foundation Row: (Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 33 times.

Note: Row 1 is worked around the posts of Foundation Row dc and in chs at base of dc.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1, now and throughout), turn, dc around first dc, ch 1, dc in ch at base of same dc, (ch 1, dc around next dc, ch 1, dc in ch at base of same dc) across – 66 ch-1 sps; 67 dc).

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *ch 5, sk next 2 dc, 3dccl in next dc, ch 5, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times; rep from * across – 32 dccl; 64 ch-5 sps; 66 ch-1 sps; 99 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, *ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp, sk 3dccl, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, dc in next dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice; rep from * across – 64 ch-4 sps; 64 sc; 165 dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 dc, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in sp before next sc, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc in next 5 dc; rep from * across – 64 ch-4 sps; 160 sc; 165 dc.

Row 5: Ch 4, turn, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, *ch 5, sk next ch-4 and sc, 3dccl in next sc, ch 5, sk next sc and ch-4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc) twice; rep from * across – 32 dccl; 64 ch-5 sps; 66 ch-1 sps; 99 dc.

Row 6: Ch 4, turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *(ch 1, sk next ch, dc in ch-5 sp) twice, ch 1, dc in next 3dccl, (ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch of ch-5 sp) twice, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 3 times; rep from * across – 66 ch-1 sps; 67 dc.

Rep Rows 2-6, 34 times or to desired length, ending with a Row 6.

Last Row: Ch 3, dc in first dc, *sk next dc, (sl st, ch 3, dc) in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 dc, sk next dc, sl st in last dc. Do not fasten off.

Edging

First Side: Working in end of rows, ch 3, sl st in Last Row, (ch 3, sl st in next row) across to Row 1, ch 3, sl st in base of Row 1. Fasten off.

Second Side: With same side facing, join yarn with sl st in base of Row 1, ch 3, working in end of rows, sl st in Row 1, (ch 3, sl st in next row) across to Last Row, ch 3, sl st in top of Last Row. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

Fringe (optional)

Working in ch-3 sps of Foundation Row and Last Row, add 3 strands of 7” / [18 cm] yarn in each ch-3 sp across. yarn ball

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