Plum Pudding Shawl

A fun repeating V-stitch pattern keeps this shawl interesting, and the long vertical lines make it flattering to wear!

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Approximately 56” wide across the top

Gauge: 11 individual sts x 8 rows = 4” in pattern

Materials

Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 (100% superwash merino wool; 110 yards (100 meters)/50 grams): #1003 Viking Purple (9 balls)
Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Wdc2tog (wide double crochet two together decrease): Dc2tog in between the posts on either side of the dc2tog of the previous round.
V st (V stitch): [Dc, ch 1, dc] in the same stitch.
Double v st (double V stitch): [2 dc, ch 1, 2dc] in the same stitch.

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 9, dc in the 5th ch from the hook (first v st made), dc2tog over the next 3 ch (skip center ch), v st in the last ch; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in ch sp, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in 1st st (first v st made), v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog. Vs st in next ch sp, v st in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, [2 dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch sp, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, dc in 1st st, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, v st in ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, dc in next st, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc2tog working between first 2 sts of previous row and top of 3rd st of previous row, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, dc2tog in top of next st and between last 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 10: Ch 4, dc in 1st st, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, *v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp,** double v st in next ch sp; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, then dc in the top of the ch 3; turn.
Row 12: Ch 4, *v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp,** double v st in next ch sp; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, then v st in the top of the ch 3; turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch sp, *v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp,** double v st in next ch sp; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, then [2 dc, ch 1, dc] in last ch sp, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 14: Ch 3, double v st in next ch sp, *v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp; rep from * across, then dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 15: Ch 4, double v st in next ch sp, *v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog, v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp; rep from * across, then v st in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, *v st in next ch sp, double v in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp,** wdc2tog; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, then dc in the top of the ch 3; turn.
Row 17: Ch 3, dc in next st, *v st in ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp,** wdc2tog; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, then dc in the next st, dc in the top of the ch 3; turn.
Row 18: Ch 3, dc2tog working between first 2 sts of previous row and top of 3rd st of previous row, *v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp,** wdc2tog; rep from * across, finishing last repeat at **, dc2tog in top of next st and between last 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3; turn.
Row 19: Ch 4, dc in 1st st, wdc2tog, *v st in next ch sp, double v st in next ch sp, v st in next ch sp, wdc2tog; rep from * across, then v st in top of ch 3; turn.
Rows 20-69: Repeat Rows 10-19 five more times.
Row 70 (Edging): Ch 1, sc evenly across the top and all the way around the shawl, joining with a sl st to the first st of the round. Break yarn and finish off. yarn ball

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