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For me, late summer and early spring are the best seasons for shawls! It is during these uncertain temperatures that it is wonderful to be able to grab a shawl or wrap as you head out the door or head out into the back yard with a good book and cup of tea.
Weather you are hoping to create a beautiful shawl or wrap for yourself, or a looking for a prayer shawl for a friend of loved one, you will love the versatility of the Touch of Blush Shawl.
This shawl is made with a beautiful worsted weight yarn by Lion Brand Yarn called Touch of Alpaca. It is a blended yarn being 90% acrylic and 10% alpaca. The alpaca in this yarn makes it super light and super soft! It has a beautiful drape and washes well. Thank you so much to Lion Brand who provided the yarn support for this project and if you are interested in checking out this beautiful yarn, you’ll find it right here: Lion Brand: Touch of Alpaca
Once you have completed your shawl, and in the event that it needs to be washed, I have found that washing it on a gentle cycle in my washing machine and then laying it flat to dry works really well. This helps maintain it’s shape and beautiful jewel tone colour.
If you are looking for shawl patterns, I have one other right here for free on my blog! The Summer breeze shawl can be found here: Summer Breeze Shawl.
You will find the complete pattern written out below, but should you wish to add this pattern to your library, or purchase a convenient pdf, you may do so from either of my Etsy and Ravelry Shops:
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Touch of Blush Shawl:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 16 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 63 x 24 inches.
Yarn: 2 Balls of Touch of Alpaca™ Bonus Bundle® by Lion Brand® (90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca; 7 oz, 200 g; 415 yds, 380 m). Worsted Weight (4). Colour: Blush.
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
– Pattern is written in American English terms.
– Pattern is worked in rows.
– Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
– Ch 3 at beg of row always counts as a dc stitch.
– Weave in ends as needed.
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 4 sts, * ch 4, sk next 4 chs, dc in each of the next 4 sts; Rpt from * across to the last 2 chs, dc in each of the remaining sts. Turn. (12 sets of dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each of the next 5 sts, * ch 4, sk next ch-4 sp, dc in each of the next 4 sts; Rpt from * to last 2 sts, dc in each of the remaining sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 5 sts, * ch 2, now insert hook under both of the ch-4 sps and work 1 Sc, ch 2, dc in each of the next 4 dc; Rpt from * across to last 2 sts, dc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 5 sts, * ch 4, dc in each of the next 4 sts; Rpt from * to the last two sts, dc in each of the remaining sts. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in the next st, * ch 4, sk the next 4 dc, dc in each of the next 4 chs; rpt from * across to the last 6 dc, ch 4, sk the next 4 dc, dc in the last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in the next st, * ch 4 , dc in each of the next 4 dc; rpt from * to last 2 dc, ch 4, dc in the last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in the next st, * ch 2 sc under both ch 4 lps, ch 2, dc in each of the next 4 dc; rpt from * across, dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 8: Repeat row 6.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 4 chs, * ch 4, sk the next 4 dc, dc in each of the next 4 chs; rpt from * across to the last 2 sts, dc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-9 until work from the beginning measures approximately 60 inches. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Edging (worked across two shorter ends of shawl):
With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner of one of the shorter end of the shawl.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch all the way across. Turn. (96 sts)
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st all the way across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the first st, *ch 3, sc in the next st; rpt from * all the way across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat rows 1 – 6 for opposite side of shawl. Fasten off. Weave in Ends.