Festive Fourth of July Shawl

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Show off your festive spirit without sacrificing your style. With softened hues of the iconic Fourth of July colors, you can work this up for a day full of fireworks, hot dogs, and fun, but then you can keep it around for the rest of the summer days, too.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 29” / [74 cm] wide x 74” / [188 cm] long, before blocking.

Gauge: 17 Tr and 5 rows = 4’’ [10 cm] in stitch pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Holst Garn Coast (55% Merino, 45% Cotton; 383 yards [350 meters]/50 grams): 8803 Tweed (A), 1 ball; C044 Redcurrant (B), 1 ball

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Ch – chain stitch

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet or triple crochet

ch sp – chain space

sl st – slip stitch

sp – space

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

rep – repeat

tog – together

WS – wrong side

RS – right side

Special Stitches

Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp.

Pattern Notes

The different lace patterns within the piece make it interesting, and the simplicity of the shaping allows for personal adjustments, dependent on yarn and size required.

Pattern

With A, ch 5.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, tr in same ch, tr in next ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, (2 dc, ch 1, tr) in next tr, tr in next tr, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next (2 dc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, 2 dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next (ch, dc), Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, (2 dc, ch 1, tr) in next tr, tr in next tr, turn.

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk next (2 dc,1 ch, sc, 1 ch, 2 dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp] twice, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next (ch, dc), Shell in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, (2 dc, ch 1, tr) in next tr, tr in next tr, turn.

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk next (2 dc,1 ch, sc, 1 ch, 2 dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp] 3 times, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next (ch, dc), Shell in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, sk next (dc, 1 ch), sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, (2 dc, ch 1, tr) in next tr, tr in next tr, turn.

Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk next (2 dc,1 ch, sc, 1 ch, 2 dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, turn.

Cont working in pattern as est to the end, increasing in each row.

Row 17: Change to B.

Row 22: Change to A.

Row 27: Change to B.

Row 32: Change to A.

Row 37: Change to B.

Row 42: Change to A.

Row 69: Change to B.

End after a total of 75 rows worked. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Stretch and block. yarn ball

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Comments
  • LakeladyP

    I am confused. “work in pattern” but which rows make up the pattern? It increases each row, but how much? It goes from row 10 to 17 to 22, etc. I hope you can help me, as I love the shawl but can’t make it with the pattern as is.

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    • Patricia

      Looks like rows 1-4 are the bottom corner.(this is an inverted triangle when done) there are 2 different alternating rows (the one with shell stitches & the one without). The increase is every other row as the alternating rows are pairs that work together. You increase the number of time you do what is inside the [ ] with each new pair of alternating rows. Do rows 6&7 are [ ] x2, rows 8&9 are [ ] x3, rows 10&11 are [ ] x 4, rows 12&13 are [ ] x 5, rows 14&15 are [ ] x 6 and so on until you get to row 75. Change to A or B is referring to changing yarn colors. In this instance it is red and blue, but you could make it any colors you want.

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  • I tried and had a friend try your instructions for the “Festive Fourth of July Shawl” and neither of us could get past row 2. It seems that row 3 doesn’t work into row 2?? Can you help me? thanks brenda

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  • Dorothy McClung

    Does anyone have a actual picture of that this looks like?? Seems the newsletter didn’t include a picture or is it in the book they want you TO BUY so you can actually see it !b

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