True Friend Shawl
Designed By: Drew Emborsky
Skill Level: Easy
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 Skeins 319 Cherry Red.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Susan Bates® Crystalites® Tassel Tool, Art. 14110.
Shawl measures 35” at center without tassel.
GAUGE: Rows 1-6 = 4” from beginning to center point. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Note: Ch 2 at beginning of hdc rows does NOT count as a stitch. Ch 3 at beginning of dc rows DOES count as a stitch. Ch 3; join with a slip st to first ch to form ring; slip st into ring.
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, 5 sc in ring; turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in first sc, [ch 1, hdc in next sc] 4 times; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first hdc, [dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next hdc] 3 times, dc in next space, 2 dc in last hdc; turn –11 sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first dc, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next dc to form center point, [ch1, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 1, 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 6 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in ch-2 space, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times, 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, working in front loops only, 2 sc in first dc, sc in each dc and space to center ch-2 sp; 3 sc in ch-2 space, sc in front loop of each dc and space to last st; 2 sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sc, hdc in each sc to center sc of 3-sc group at point; (hdc, ch 2, hdc) all in center (2nd) sc at point, hdc in each sc to last sc; 2 hdc in last sc; turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in first hdc, ch 1, skip next hdc, * dc in next hdc, ch 1, skip next hdc; repeat from * to center space; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next hdc, ** dc in next hdc, ch 1, skip next hdc; repeat from ** to last hdc; 2 dc in last hdc; turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in first dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * to center ch-2 space; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in ch-2 space, ** dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * to last st; 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Rows 10-41: Repeat Rows 6-9.
Row 42: Repeat Row 6; do not turn but work sc evenly across row ends of long edge, taking care to keep work flat; join with a slip st to first sc; turn.
EDGING-Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, * sc in front loop of sc just made, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * around entire shawl; join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
FINISHING: Using Tassel Tool, create a 5 1/2” tassel.
Securely attach to center point of shawl.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch= chain; dc= double crochet; hdc=half double crochet;
mm= millimeters; sc= single crochet; st(s)= stitch (es);
* or **= repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;
= work directions in brackets the number of times specified.