Forget Me Not Shawl

Soft as a cloud, light as a feather and with fabulous drape, this shawl features a subtle allover lacy stitch pattern and an open scallop border. It would be lovely to wear for a summer wedding or a walk in the park.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 74” wide x 26.5” center spine height, blocked.

Gauge: Rows 1-6 = approximately 8” [20 cm] wide and 3.5” [9 cm] center spine height, blocked. Note: Gauge matters if you are making shawl to the finished size, with the specific yarn listed. If your gauge is looser, you will not have enough yarn to complete the shawl and may want to consider purchasing an extra ball to ensure you will have enough.

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Patons Lace (80% Acrylic, 10% Mohair, 10% Wool; 498 yards [455 meters]/85 grams): 33302 Mystic Teal (2 balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Beginning-extended double crochet-cluster (beg-edc-cl)

Ch 2, *yo, insert hook in place indicated, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp, yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * once more, yo, draw through remaining 3 lps on hook.

Double crochet-cluster (dc-cl): *Yo, insert hook in place indicated, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * once more, yo, draw through remaining 3 lps on hook.

Double crochet-shell (dc-shell): 3 dc in place indicated.

Extended double crochet (edc): Yo, insert hook in place indicated, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, draw through remaining 2 lps on hook.

Extended double crochet-cluster (edc-cl): *Yo, insert hook in place indicated, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp, yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * twice more, yo, draw through remaining 4 lps on hook.

Fan: 6 dc in place indicated.

Half double crochet-shell (hdc-shell): 3 hdc in place indicated.

Large-V-stitch (lg-V-st): (Dc, ch 3, dc) in place indicated.

Place marker (pm): Place marker, removing and repositioning in 2nd hdc of hdc-shell at bottom point of shawl throughout, moving it up on each row.

Note: Marker will not be used for Border rows.

Single crochet-cluster (sc-cl): Insert hook tbl in place indicated, yo, pull up lp, insert hook under both lps of same st, pull up lp, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

Small-V-stitch (sm-V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in place indicated.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the center of the top edge out toward the open-scallop border.

Always turn your work clockwise.

Do not ch 1 at the beginning of each row throughout.

The size of the shawl is easily adjustable. To adjust, repeat Row 5 until desired size, ending with completion of a RS and an odd number row before continuing to Border.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), work 7 dc-cl in 3rd ch from hook, turn clockwise (now and throughout). (7 dc-cl)

Row 2 (WS): Do not ch 1 at beg of row (now and throughout), sc in first dc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, (edc, 2 dc) in next dc-cl, 2 dc in next dc-cl, 3 dc in next dc-cl, 2 dc in next dc-cl, (2 dc, edc) in next cl, edc-cl in last cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 2 edc, 11 dc)

Row 3: Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, (edc, dc, hdc) in next edc, (sk next st, hdc-shell in next st) 3 times, pm in 2nd hdc of last hdc-shell, (sk next st, hdc-shell in next st) twice, sk next st, (hdc, dc, edc) in next edc, edc-cl in next edc-cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 2 edc, 2 dc, 2 hdc (not including hdc-shells), 5 hdc-shells)

Row 4: Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, (edc, dc, hdc) in next edc, sk next dc, hdc-shell in next hdc, (sk next 2 hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc) twice, sk next hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc where marker was placed, pm, sk next hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc, (sk next 2 hdc, hdc-shell in next dc) twice, sk next dc, (hdc, dc, edc) in next edc, edc-cl in last edc-cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 2 edc, 2 dc, 2 hdc (not including shells), 7 hdc-shells)

Row 5: Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, (edc, dc, hdc) in next edc, sk next dc, hdc-shell in next hdc, (sk next 2 hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc) to 1 st before marker, sk next hdc, hdc-shell in marked hdc, pm, sk next hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc, (sk next 2 hdc, hdc-shell in next hdc) to dc, sk next dc, (hdc, dc, edc) in next edc, edc cl in last edc cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 2 edc, 2 dc, 2 hdc (not including shells), 9 hdc-shells)

Rows 6-51: Rep Row 5. Do not fasten off. Cont to Border. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 2 edc, 2 dc 2 hdc (not including shells), 101 hdc-shells, after completing Row 51)

Border

Row 1 (WS): Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, sm-V-st in next edc, sk next dc, dc-shell in next hdc, (sk next 2 hdc, sm-V-st in next hdc, sk next 2 hdc, dc-shell in next hdc) up to 1 st before marker, sk next hdc, sm-V-st in marked hdc, sk next hdc, dc-shell in next hdc, (sk 2 hdc, sm-V-st, sk 2 hdc, dc-shell in next hdc) to dc, sk dc, sm-V-st in next edc, edc cl in next edc cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 53 sm-V-st, 52 dc-shells)

Row 2 (RS): Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, fan in ch-1 sp of next sm-V-st, (sc in 2nd dc of next dc-shell, fan in ch-1 sp of next sm-V-st) to last edc-cl, edc-cl in last edc-cl, turn. (53 sc, 2 edc-cl, 53 fans)

Row 3: Sc in first edc-cl, beg-edc-cl in same place as sc, ch 1, lg-V-st in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of next fan, ch 1, (dc in next sc, ch 1, lg-V-st in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of next fan, ch 1) to last edc-cl, edc-cl in last edc-cl, turn. (1 sc, 2 edc-cl, 106 ch-1 sp, 53 lg-V-st, 52 dc)

Row 4: Sc-cl in first edc-cl, (2 sc in next ch-1 sp, 6 sc in ch-3 sp of next lg-V-st, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) to last edc-cl, sc-cl in last edc. (2 sc-cl, 530 sc)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block to measurements, if desired.

Tip: To block the open-scallop border, insert a plastic sewing machine bobbin into the ch-3 sp of each lg-V-st on Row 3 of Border.

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