Weekend Mystery Crochet Along 3

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Antonella

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This is the third pattern in the Weekend Mystery Crochet Alongs with Underground Crafter. This post will be updated with new clues every day Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, 2022. After the CAL ends, this pattern will be updated with “the big reveal.”

Finished Size

  • It’s a mystery!

Materials

  • King Cole Harvest DK yarn (90% acrylic/10% alpaca, 5.3 oz/150 g, 585 yd/535 m) – 1 skein in 5203 Heather, or approximately 585 yd (535 m) in any light weight, self-striping, acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.
  • Pastiche Accessories US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 dc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • rm – remove stitch marker
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Part I

  • Ch 18.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 17 ch. (17 sts)
  • Row 1: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), dc in third st, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] across.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), [skip ch-1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1] 7 times, skip ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch.
  • Rows 3-54: Rep Row 2, 52 more times, or until piece measures approximately 31” (79 cm) long. Do not fasten off.

Part II

  • A helpful video tutorial showing four ways to crochet into a chain space is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video showing four ways to crochet into a chain space above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • Row 55: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st] across.
  • Row 56: Rep Row 1.
  • Rows 57-106: Rep Rows 55-56, 26 more times, or you have the same number of Rows in Part II as you do between Row 1 through the end of Part I.
  • Row 107: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st] across. Do not fasten off.

Part III

  • A helpful video tutorial showing how to work single crochet stitches into the side of rows is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video above showing how to work a single crochet into the side of a row, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • Edging Round: (Right Side) Turn to work along long edge, ch 1, pm in ch-1 sp, sc in side of first row, 2 sc in side of each row across to the last row, sc in side of last row, *turn to work along short edge, ch 1, sc in next 17 sts, ** turn to work along long edge, ch 1, sc in side of first row, 2 sc in side of each row across to the last row, sc in side of last row, rep from * to ** once, sc to first sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to join, pm in ch-1 sp.
  • Continue working in rows between stitch markers on the long edge. You will have an even number of stitches between the stitch markers.
  • Border Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, rm, sc in same ch-1 sp, pm in sc, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] across to sc before marker, rm.
  • Border Row 2: (Wrong Side) Turn, sl st in first sc and in first 2 ch in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same st, pm in sc, [ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp] across, ending in ch-3 sp before stitch marker, skip last sc, rm. (Decreases by 2 ch-3 sp)
  • Rep Border Row 2 as desired.
  • By now, you may have guessed that we are making a lacy shawl! Each repeat of Border Row 2 will make the shawl wider while also changing the shape so that the Border is narrower. My version measured approximately 62” (157.5 cm) long before blocking. With 5 repeats of Border Row 2 (through Border Row 7) it was 6” (15 cm) wide; with 11 repeats of Border Row 2 (through Border Row 15) it was 8” (20.5 cm) wide as shown in the photo below.

  • After you have made as many repeats of Border Row 2 as desired, fasten off. To open up the lace and even out the width, you’ll want to block your shawl. I recommend wet blocking. If you’re new to blocking, you can find more details in Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.

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