Caron® Friendship Shawl
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Caron® Friendship Shawl

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is the opportunity it gives us to show how much we appreciate everyone in our lives, especially our friends. Nothing could be more satisfying than draping this gorgeous Friendship Shawl around the shoulders of a friend. Representing the warmth and comfort that friends bring to us all year long, this lovely piece is sure to give you nearly as much joy in stitching it as you will feel in giving it away.

Designed by Kim Guzman

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 18 oz
  • One Size US I-9 (5.5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn Needle
  • In stitch pattern, 18 sts and 17 rows = 5"/12.5cm
 

Project Instructions

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 16"/40.5cm wide x 62"/157.5cm long, including fringe
 

YARN
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 18 oz Shown in: #9705 Sage
 

CROCHET HOOK
One size US I-9 (5.5mm), or size to obtain gauge
 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Yarn needle
 

GAUGE
In stitch pattern, 18 sts and 17 rows = 5"/12.5cm
 

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)
 

SPECIAL TERM
Cl: Cluster
Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
 

NOTES
1. Stitches of shawl, except short edge trim, are worked in the back loops only throughout.
2. When working rows of stitches in back loops only, always work the last stitch of the row in both loops to ensure stability.
3. When working the first row in the foundation chain, work the stitches in the back "bump". To see the back bump, turn the foundation chain so that the back is facing you. The back bump is the horizontal bar across the back of each chain.
 

SHAWL
Ch 186.
Row 1: Working in back "bumps", sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—185 sc.
Rows 2–6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Mark Row 7 as right side (RS) of piece.
Row 7 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc; working behind dc just made dc in skipped sc (crossed stitch made); repeat from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn—91 crossed sts.
Rows 8–13: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *Cl in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * to last 3 sc, Cl in next sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn—31 clusters.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, *Cl in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * to last 6 sc, Cl in next sc, sc in last 5 sc, turn—30 clusters.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 18–43: Repeat Rows 14–17 six times, then repeat Rows 14 and 15 once more.
Rows 44–48: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 49: Repeat Row 7.
Rows 50–54: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 55: Ch 1, sc in each st across; do not turn. Do not fasten off.
 

FINISHING
Edging
Row 1: Pivot piece to work along short edge; ch 1, work 57 sc evenly spaced across short edge, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made dc in skipped sc; repeat from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn—27 crossed sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 5–8: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Row 9 (fringe): Ch 1, sl st in first sc, *ch 25, sl st in next sc; repeat from * across. Fasten off. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in corner of other short edge, and repeat edging.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Tips

What a great Christmas gift! Why not make one for each of your friends?