My Blue Jeans Shawl


Yarn Used: 3 skeins of Country Blue Caron's Simply Soft
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight
Yarn Content: Acrylic
Hook: H
Project Size: shallow but wide
Project Notes: This has been a popular shawl among groups making prayer shawls. I've been told that the shallow shape is nice because you won't keep sitting on the point, and the multiple 3s lend it a meditative rhythm.
Stitches used in this pattern:   sc (single crochet)    dc (double crochet)    dc2together

Foundation Chain:There are two ways of determining how many chains you'll need for this pattern: use the pattern repeat to determine a number and then make that many chains, or just start chaining. If you prefer the first method, pick a multiple of 10 and add 14. If you like the second, make a chain that will reach from the fingers of one hand to the fingers of the other when your arms are outstretched, plus a little extra.

1: Sc in 9th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch) across until you have fewer than 10 ch left, ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, turn. If you have any chains in the foundation chain left, leave them unworked. When you complete the shawl, undo those chains and weave in the end.

2: Ch 1,sc in 1st dc, (ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, in ch-1 sp work [dc2together, ch 2, dc2together, ch 2, dc2together], ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to the end, working last sc in 4th ch from the last sc of previous row, turn.

3: Ch1, sc in 1st sc, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) to end, placing last sc in last sc of previous row, turn.

4: Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, sc in 1st ch-1 sp,(ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, in ch-1 sp work [dc2together, ch 2, dc2together, ch 2, dc2together], ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) to last ch-1 sp, turn. (Note that this is the first decreasing row)

5: Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) to end, placing last sc in last sc of previous row, turn.

6: Alternate rows 4 and 5 as many times as needed, ending with row 5. Each row will decrease at both the beginning and the end of the row.