Wheel of Fire Shawl

The first in our Elemental Shawl Series, the Wheel of Fire Shawl, is made from a bold, fiery red yarn spun mostly from alpaca wool, one of the warmest fibers available. Made in a bright and fiery red, this intricate shawl is a surefire way to heat up this winter.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Shown sample 56” along diagonal after blocking

Gauge: 24 sts x 12 rows in dc = 4” / 10cm before blocking (exact gauge is not essential)

Materials

Yarn: Shibui Knits Cima (70% alpaca, 30% merino; 330 yards [300 meters]/50 grams): Jumpsuit (5 skeins)
Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle, removable markers

Abbreviations

Adjustable loop (adj lp): Lp yarn around fingers putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn. Insert hook into lp, draw the working yarn through the lp (one lp on the hook). After all sts of first rnd are worked into lp gently and firmly pull on tail of yarn to draw loop closed.
Double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog, counts as dc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.
Double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog, counts as dc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), [yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps] 2 times (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.

Special Stitches

Single crochet half-double crochet together (sc-hdc-tog): Insert hook in indicated ch-sp, yo and draw up lp (2 lps on hook), yo, insert hook in same ch-sp, yo and draw up lp (4 lps on hook), yo and draw through all lps on hook.
Left leaning 3 stitches together (Ll3tog): Yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp (4 lps on hook), [yo and pull through 2 lps] 2 times (2 lps on hook); * yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps, rep from * once(4 lps on hook); yo and pull through all lps on hook.
Right leaning 3 stitches together (Rl3tog): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rnds. The end of each rnd is joined to the beg of the rnd. Do not turn work when starting a new rnd.

Pattern

Make adj lp.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in adj lp, close adj lp, sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc2tog starting in next sc, ch 5, * dc3tog starting in last sc just worked, ch 5, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in beg dc2tog. (4 ch-5 sp)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in dc2tog, * ch 2, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next dc3tog, rep from * 2 more times; ch 2, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 from previous rnd, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 5, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 5, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 ch-5 sp, 4 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 from previous rnd, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 ch-3 sp, 4 ch-5 sp, 8 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 from previous rnd), dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 ch-5 sp)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 from previous rnd, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch-2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 from previous rnd, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in in next dc, ch 3, rep from * 2 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc2tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, * Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp **, ch-5, rep from * 2 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch-2, dc in beg dc2tog. Note: Ending ch 2 dc counts as ch-5 sp here and at the end of every even numbered rnd hereafter.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, Ll3tog starting in next dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, * ch 5, sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc **, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, Ll3tog starting in next Ll3tog, dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, * 2 dc in next Ll3tog, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc **, [ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp] 2 times, ch 3, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 5, sl st in beg sc and next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, * 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in the next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc **, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] 2 times, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, * dc3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 2 times, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog **, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st in beg sc and next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to ch-5 sp before next dc3 tog (if necessary), * sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, Ll3tog starting in next Ll3tog, dc in next 2, 2 dc in next dc **, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to ch-5 sp before next dc3tog, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next sc-hdc-tog (if necessary), * ch 2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Ll3tog, ch 3, 2 dc in next Ll3tog, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5 **, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to ch-5 sp before next sc-hdc-tog, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] to next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc **, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc (if necessary), ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, dc3tog starting in next dc **, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, Ll3tog starting in next Ll3tog, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to ch-5 sp before next dc3tog, sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp **, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc (if necessary), ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Ll3tog, ch 3, 2 dc in next Ll3tog, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next sc-hdc-tog, ch2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, ** sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc **,  ch5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * to ** 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, * Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, dc3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3 **, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, * Ll3tog starting in next Ll3tog, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to ch-5 sp before next dc3tog, sc-hdc-tog in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc **, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Ll3tog, ch 3, * 2 dc in next Ll3tog, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, 3 dc in next sc-hdc-tog, ch 2, sc in next ch-5sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ** [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Rl3tog, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc **, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] to next dc, * dc3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3 **, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnds 26-61: Rep Rnds 14-25 3 more times.
Rnd 62: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc3tog, ch 5 and pm, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * 3 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 63: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to m, (sc, ch 3, sc) in m ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Ll3tog, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 3 more times; ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 64: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next ch-3 sp, pm in ch-5 sp just made, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 3 more times; [ch 5, sc in nsext ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 65: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next m, sc in m ch-5 sp, ch 5 and pm, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next Rl3tog, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, dc3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 3 more times; ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 66: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next m, (sc, ch 3, sc) in m ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next Ll3tog, Ll3tog starting in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc,[ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc3tog, ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 sp, rep from * 3 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 67: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * † ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp ‡, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next Ll3tog, ch 3, 2 dc in next Ll3tog, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep once from † to ‡; rep from * 3 more times; ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc, sl st in next 2 ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 68: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] across to next dc, 2 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 3 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 69: Ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, * [5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp] across to next dc, ch 5, dc3tog starting in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * 3 more times; 5 dc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 5 dc in next sc] across to beg sc, sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Block to desired shape and size. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
Sample shown was wet blocked by pinning at 12 equally spaced positions around final round using the final 4 dc3tog’s as cardinal points. yarn ball

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