Birds of Paradise Shawl Diagrams

Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✦✦✧

Here are the full chart diagrams for my latest free crochet pattern: the Birds of Paradise Shawl.


The charts are broken into two parts: Rows 1-21 and Rows 17-41. Rows 17-21 are repeated on both charts to better orient yourself as you begin the second chart.



If you would like printer-friendly charts, please consider purchasing a PDF of this pattern.



Here are the written directions for this pattern.



Gauge:

  • 14 dc in 8 rows makes a 2 inch (5 cm) square.

Gauge is not important for this pattern unless you are trying to match the gradient of the yarn in the sample (950m of 4-ply gradient yarn from Melodyy by Wolltraum on etsy.)



Special Stitches:

  • half treble crochet (htc) = YO 2 times, insert your hook in the indicated stitch and pull up a loop, pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook, pull a loop through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.

  • treble crochet (tc)

  • double treble crochet (dtc) = YO 3 times, (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) 4 times.

  • half double treble crochet (hdtc) = YO 3 times, insert your hook in the indicated stitch and pull up a loop, (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) twice, pull a loop through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.

  • triple treble crochet (ttc) = YO 4 times, (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) 5 times.

  • forked-ttc = YO 4 times, insert your hook in the first st and pull up a loop, pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook, YO, insert your hook in the second st and pull up a loop, pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook, pull a loop through 3 loops on the hook (fork made), (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) 4 times.

  • septuple-crochet = YO 6 times, insert your hook in the indicated stitch and pull up a loop, (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) 7 times.

  • picot = ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook.

  • 3 tc-bobble = [YO twice, pull up a loop in the indicated st, (pull a loop through 2 loops on the hook) twice] 3 times, pull a loop through 4 loops on the hook.

  • standing bobble = ch 3, dc, ch 2, sl st in the bottom of the dc.

  • In linked stitches, when ready to pull a loop through the last 2 (or 3) loops on the hook, first insert it into the indicated stitch, pull up a loop, and pull that loop through the remaining loops on the hook to link it to that stitch.


Charts:





Blocking


Either steam block or wet block depending on the fiber content (acrylic or natural, respectively) of the yarn you are using.



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