Leaf Motif Wrap

Combine simple stitches, leaf patterns and funky chunky beads, to make this vibrant, summertime shawl. Layer it with a simple white dress to make a bold statement.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 20” wide x 50” excluding trim, or approx 84” long including trim, after blocking

Gauge: 11 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch after light blocking

Materials

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Company Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yards [182 meters]/100 grams): #472 Cantaloupe (5 balls)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: 12 3/8” (1 cm) dark orange beads, with hole large enough for yarn to comfortably pass through, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Bead Chain (Bch): Make a chain st as usual, catching the working yarn where it comes out of a pre-strung bead, holding the bead in place.

Pattern Notes

Always work your first row of sts in the back (or bump) of the foundation chain, rather than the front or V of the foundation chain. It provides a much neater edge to work in later.
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc.

Pattern

Shawl

Ch 63
Row 1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (61 dc)
Row 2 (RS): Sc in each dc across, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Rep rows 2-3 for pattern until work measures 50” from start, ending with a Row 3. End off.

Leaf Trim – First Half

Pre-string 6 beads onto your working yarn for use during final row. Work across last row made.
Row 1: Join yarn with sl st in first dc, (ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch aross, sk 1 sc on last dc row, sc in each of next 11 dc) 5 times, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Sl st across each of 9 sc just made, ch 8, [dtr in opposite side of first sc of 9 made in ch, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) 3 times, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2 sc in next sc, sl st loosely in each of next 11 sc, sc in next sc (first of 9 sc in the column of scs), ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, tr in next sc, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, sl st in adjacent ch-2 sp of previous leaf made, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, ch 3] 5 times eliminating final ch-3 on fifth rep, ch 1, dtr in top of last sc column. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc2tog placing first half in next ch-1 sp and 2nd half in ch-1 sp directly opposite on next leaf, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in same ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk 1 ch-1 sp, dc2tog placing first half in next ch-1 sp and 2nd half in ch-1 sp directly opposite on next leaf, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, placing last sc in sp created by t-ch, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in same ch-sp. Turn.
Row 4: Sl st across each of 9 sc just made, ch 8, [dtr in opposite side of first sc of 9 made in ch, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) 3 times, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2 sc in next sc, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next dc, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sk sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next sc (first of 9 sc in the column of scs), ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, tr in next sc, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, sl st in adjacent ch-2 sp of previous leaf made, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, ch 3] 5 times eliminating final ch-3 on fifth rep, ch 1, dtr in top of last sc column. Turn.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: Sl st across each of 9 sc just made, ch 6, bch 1, ch 1, [dtr in opposite side of first sc of 9 made in ch, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) 3 times, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2 sc in next sc, sl st loosely in each of next 11 sc, sc in next sc (first of 9 sc in the column of scs), ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, tr in next sc, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, sl st in adjacent ch-2 sp of previous leaf made, (ch 2, dtr in next sc) twice, (ch 1, dtr in next sc) twice, ch 1, bch, ch 1] 5 times eliminating final ch-3 on fifth rep, ch 1, dtr in top of last sc column, bch. End off.

Leaf Trim – Second Half

Rep all instructions for First Half, working in opposite side of foundation ch.

Side Edging

With RS facing, work one row of sc evenly spaced along each long side. End off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Block lightly. yarn ball

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