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Monday, June 22, 2009

Turning Circle Prayer Shawl Pattern


I FINALLY FINISHED WRITING DOWN THE PATTERN for the Turning Circle Prayer Shawl. I had to make a second one so I could remember what I did and the finish on the 2nd one is different. I couldn't remember what I did on the first one and I don't have it anymore.
If anyone tries this pattern and takes a picture, please let me know if you find any errors or have any comments. I welcome all comments.
See picture of this Shawl at http://www.ravelry.com/ under EmmaLemmon47@msn.com

Materials: Leftover Worsted Weight Yarn. I don't know the exact amount. I just worked until the shawl was the size I wanted it. (Smaller: Baby version; Larger: Lapghan or Shawl) I did use some "fluffy" stuff hanging around to make it different.
Size Hooks: 'K', 'L', and you may need an 'M' or even an 'N'.

NOTES: 1) Ch3 at the beginning of each row LOOSELY. 2) Gauge is not important as you can adapt the pattern to make larger or smaller. 3) At various times, lay the shawl down on the floor or a table to check to be sure that it is lying flat. If yours is NOT lying flat, go up one size hook OR ch more between rounds OR place 3 dc in chain space instead of 2. 4) This shawl requires LOOSE work. If you tend to crochet tight, don't be afraid to use a Hook one or two sizes larger.

Ch 4, join into a circle with a slst.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout). Dc in ring, ch2, *2dc in ring, ch 2* around until you have 6 2-dc sets with ch2 in between. Slst in top of Ch 3.

Row 2: Ch 3; 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2" around. Slst.
(6 3-dc groups with 2 ch bet)

Row 3: Ch 3; *dc in ea dc to last dc of group, 2 dc in last dc, ch 3 between groups* around. Slst.
(six 4-dc groups with ch 3 bet)

Row 4: Ch 3; dc in ea dc to end of group, 3 dc in last dc, ch 3 bet groups.
(six 6-dc groups with ch 3 bet)

Row 5: Ch 3; *dc in ea dc to end, 2 dc in last dc, Ch 4 bet groups. Slst
(Six 7-dc groups with ch 4 bet)

Row 6: Ch 3 (LOOSELY!!); *dc in each dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch 4 space, Ch 4* around. Slst. (Six 9-dc groups with ch 4 bet)

Row 7: Rep Row 6, placing Ch 5 between groups. Slst
(Six 11-dc groups with ch 5 bet)

Row 8: Change to Size 'L' hook. Ch 3; *dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch space, ch 5* around. Slst. (six 13-dc groups with ch 5 bet)

Row 9: Ch 3 (LOOSELY); *dc in ea dc, place 2 dc in ch space, Ch 5*. Slst.
(Six 15-dc groups with ch 5 bet)

Row 10: Slst into next dc, ch 3; *dc in ea dc to end of group, 3 dc in ch sp, Ch 6* around. Slst. (six 17-dc groups with ch 6 bet ea group)

Row 11: Sl st in next st, ch 3; dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 6, *skip 1st dc, dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 6* around. Sl st
(six 18-dc groups wtih ch 6 bet)

Row 12: Rep Row 11. (six 19-dc groups with ch 6 bet)

Row 13: Rep Row 11, placing ch 7 between groups. (six 20-dc groups with ch 7 bet)

Row 14: Sl st in next st, ch 3; dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 7, *skip 1st dc, dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 7* around. Slst. (six 21-dc groups with ch 7 bet)

Row 15: Rep Row 14. (Six 22-dc groups with ch 7 bet)

Row 16: Sl st in next st, ch 3; *dc in ea dc to end of group, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 8* around. Sl st.
(six 23-dc groups, ch 8 bet)
NOTE: Don't forget to lay shawl/lapghan down to check to see if it is lying flat. :-o

Row 17: Rep Row 16 with ch 8 bet groups. (six 24-dc groups, ch 9 bet)

Row 18: Rep Row 17. (six 25-dc groups, ch 9 bet)

Row 19: Sl st in next st, ch 3; *dc in ea dc to end of group, 3 dc in ch sp, ch 9* around. Slst
(27-dc groups, ch 9 bet)

Row 20: Rep Row 17 as written. (six 28-dc groups, ch 9 bet)

Row 21: Rep pattern with ch 10 between groups. (six 29-dc groups, 10 ch bet)

Row 22: Rep pattern with 3dc in ch sp and 10 ch bet groups. Sl st.
(six 31-dc groups, 10 ch bet)

Row 23: Ch 3, dc in ea dc and ch st around, Increasing one dc every 15st by placing 2 dc in the 15th st. Sl st to join. (NOTE: If need be, you can increase more to get work to lie flat.)

Row 24: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc, *skip 2 dc, sc in next sc, ch 2; dc in ea of next 4 dc, 5 dc in next dc* around. You may need to "fudge" to fit the pattern at the end as I didn't count stitches. Sl st in beg ch. Fasten Off.

I hope you like this pattern. The idea came from looking at old doilies on a vintage site.
EmmaLemmon47

2 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  2. it looks very beautiful & the color combinations add to its beauty all the more. I wish, I'd be able to make it for my son & daughter.

    Geetha
    New-Delhi, India
    I love doing crochet, made some afghans, bracelets for my grand daughter, bags, scarfs etc.

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