Raindrop Lace Shawl

This delicate Raindrop Lace Shawl is made from a beautiful watery-blue yarn spun from silk, to achieve a “liquid” drape, and seacell fibers, which comes from ocean grown kelp. Plus, make sure you check out the stunning Wheel of Fire shawl featured in February 2015.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Sample shown 98” by 8” after blocking

Gauge: 25 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc before blocking (exact gauge is not essential)

Materials

Yarn: Anzula Mermaid (60% seacell, 40% silk; 700 yards [640 meters])/115 grams): Cornflower (1 skein)
Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Treble/triple crochet (tr): Yo 2 times, insert hook in st, yo and draw up lp (4 lps on hook), (yo and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.

Special Stitches

Foundation double crochet (Fdc): Yo, insert hook under 2 loops at base of previous Fdc (or indicated st), yo and draw up lp (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through 1 lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 2 times.
Tunisian double crochet (Tdc): Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps, leave remaining lp on hook.
Double crochet 3 stitches together bobble (dc3tog-bo): [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.
Triple crochet 2 stitches together bobble (tr2tog-bo): [Yo 2 times, insert hook in st, yo and draw up lp, {yo and pull through 2 lps} 2 times] 2 times (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

For alternate widths Fdc multiple of 14 plus 4 in Foundation Row.
When working into Tdc, insert hook through top vertical bar of stitch from right to left and front to back. 

Pattern

Foundation Row: Ch 3 (do not count as st), starting in 3rd ch from hook Fdc 46, ch 2, sl st in base of ending Fdc.
Rotate work, work next row working sts into Fdc.
Updated 1/7/2019
Row 1: Ch 2, tr2tog-bo in 1st Fdc, * ch 4, sk 3 Fdc, 2 dc in next Fdc, * ch 4, sk 5 Fdc, dc in next Fdc, 3 dc in next Fdc, dc in next Fdc, ch 4, sk 5 Fdc, 2 dc in next Fdc; rep from * 2 more times; ch 2, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo. – 21 dc
Updated 1/7/2019
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 1, * Tdc in next 2 dc, 3 Tdc in next dc, Tdc in next 2 dc (8 lps on hook), yo and pull thorugh 1 lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 5 times, yo and pull through 3 lps (1 lp on hook), 9 tr in 4th Tdc just made (tr fan made), sl st in 7th Tdc just made, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2 **, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 3, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo. (27 tr)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 2, * dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, sc in 5th tr of next tr fan, ch 4, rep from * 2 more times; dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo. (15 dc, 3 sc)
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 4, * 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, Tdc in next 2 dc, 3 Tdc in next dc, Tdc in next 2 dc (8 lps on hook), yo and pull thorugh 1 lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 5 times, yo and pull through 3 lps (1 lp on hook), 9 tr in 4th Tdc just made, sl st in 7th Tdc just made **, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 1, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 4, * 2 dc in next sc, ch 5, sc in 5th tr of next tr fan, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc **, ch 5, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 3, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Updated 1/7/2019
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 2, * dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc in next sc, ch 4, rep from * 2 more times; dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, Tdc in next 2 dc, 3 Tdc in next dc, Tdc in next 2 dc (8 lps on hook), yo and pull thorugh 1 lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 5 times, yo and pull through 3 lps (1 lp on hook), 9 tr in 4th Tdc just made, sl st in 7th Tdc just made **, ch 2, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 1, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, * ch 4, sc in 5th tr of next tr fan, ch 4, dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, rep from * 2 more times; ch 2, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 1, * Tdc in next 2 dc, 3 Tdc in next dc, Tdc in next 2 dc (8 lps on hook), yo and pull thorugh 1 lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 5 times, yo and pull through 3 lps (1 lp on hook), 9 tr in 4th Tdc just made, sl st in 7th Tdc just made, ch 3, 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times; dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in 5th tr of next tr fan **, ch 5, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 4, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn, tr2tog-bo in dc3tog-bo, ch 3, * 2 dc in next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc **, ch 4, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 2, dc3tog-bo in tr2tog-bo.
Rep Rows 2-11 until piece is desired length, ending on rep of Row 3, 8, or 10.  Sample shown was rep to a total of 176 rows ending on rep of Row 10.
Finishing Row: Ch 2, dc in each st across, ch 2, sl st in tr2tog-bo. (46 dc)
Fasten off.

Finishing

Block to shape and size. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • lorim6

    I have tried this pattern several times, my friend, an expert crocheter also tried it and the first row is definitely incorrect. another friend tried it and basically reversed the whole first row and it is now working.

    Reply
  • lindam11

    Would it be possible to get a picture of the first three or four rows. Just can’t get it right.

    Reply

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