Double Cross Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern, By MM_Crochet17

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After, seeing so many inspiring shawls and different patterns coming alive, I just knew it was time to take the plunge. My heart understood that this wasn’t going to be easy, just knew I needed to do this. Sometimes we can’t change the path we are destined for. Personally, I believe this was my path to embark.

Intimidation’s, frustration’s, give ups and put downs I was feeding myself all day, something told myself to fight the power. Put the bugger away and start again. These were the things I knew I needed to do, but it was hard to break the heartache. The pain was hard to fight and pull it off, but nothing changed. Our instincts show us where the footprints in life are to be placed. What we think that maybe impossible is the possible. These were the things that kept racing throughout my mind.

As, three days passed, I decided it was time for my hands to pick it back up and finish what I started. People in my life have always told me, I never finish what I start. Now, this was my time to prove I can do this. This was my win-win for myself, to make me feel proud and accomplished, plus it becomes one of many life-changing experiences I needed.

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Materials

Hook- E (3.5mm), Yarn- Lion Brand Yarn Mandala in Serpent (1.25 skeins includes tassels) or any #3 weight yarn, Stitch Markers (optional), Scissors Tapestry Needle, Tassels (optional)

Please Note: this pattern is for personal use only. Don’t copy or paste any portion or in full of this pattern, as it belongs to me. Don’t use, resell, or recreate any photos contained in this pattern as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I encourage you to link back to my website (www.mmcrochet17.wordpress.com), as I am the pattern designer, tag me on social media @mm_crochet17 and use #mandmcrochet.

Abbreviations Used

CH- chain,

SC- single crochet,

DC- double crochet,

FPDC- front post double crochet,

BPDC- back post double crochet,

SS- slip stitch,

Popcorn Stitch,

**- repeat,

()- complete in that section,

YO- yarn over,

FO- fasten off.

Notes

US Crochet Terminology is used in this pattern.

You will be working in rows, turning your work after each completion of each row.

Ch3 does count as a stitch, but when you get to the border the ch1 isn’t a stitch.

** are used to be repeated.

() are used to be repeated in that section only.

You will notice that if your shawl is starting to curl up, it does workout, but you may want to block your shawl.

Adding tassels are an option to add to each corner, as they add character to your new shawl.

Measurements: Width- 4.9.” and Height- 27”.

Special Stitch

Popcorn Stitch– to begin, start by yo, insert into indicated stitch, yo, pull a loop, yo, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook, first dc completed, you will repeat 4x all in the same stitch, to have a total of 5dc’s all in same stitch, on your last dc pull up a loop and pull out your hook, going back into your first dc, insert your hook from front-back, going under the first 2loops of first stitch and into the dropped loop of last stitch, pull through and ch1 to close.

FPDC– to begin yo, instead of entering your in the stitch we will going around the post of the dc from previous stitch of previous row going front to back going , yo, pull up a loop, now we will complete the dc, yo, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2loops, completed.

BPDC– to begin you will be going in opposite direction of the FPDC, yo, insert your hook behind the dc of previous row going over the post back to front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, now we will complete the dc, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2loops, completed.

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Now let’s get into this.

Start by ch4 and SS to first ch to join.


R1: ch3, 4dc, ch2, 5dc all in the ring. Turn.

R2: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch up to ch2 space, (2dc ch2 2dc in the corner), dc in each stitch until one stitch remains, 3dc in stitch, turn.
R3: repeat r2.
R4: ch3, *sk next stitch, dc in next, dc back into sk stitch* repeat up until the corner,(2dc ch2 2dc) in the corner, *sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc back into sk stitch* repeat until one stitch remains, dc in remaining stitch. Turn.
R5: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 2dc remain, fpdc around last 2dc, (2dc ch2 2dc in the corner), fpdc around next 2dc, dc in each stitch until one stitch remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
R6: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until four stitches remain, bpdc around 2fpdc from previous row, dc in last 2dc, (2dc ch2 2dc in corner), dc in next 2dc, bpdc around 2fpdc from previous row, dc in each stitch until one remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
R7: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 6 stitches remain, fpdc around all 6 stitches, (2dc ch2 2dc all in the corner), fpdc around next 6stitches, dc in each until one stitch remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
Repeat r4-7, until you have the desired length of your shawl. You will end on r4 and turn.

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Border Time

R1: ch1, sc in same stitch, ch6, *sk 4stitches, sc in next 2stitches, ch6* repeat up until corner, (2sc ch2 2sc in the corner), *ch6, sk 4stitches, sc in next 2stitches* repeat until one stitch remains, sc in last stitch. Turn.
R2-3: ch1, sc in same stitch, ch6, *sk over ch6 from previous row, sc in next 2stitches, ch6* repeat until 2stitches remain, sc in next 2stitches, (sk the 2sc, ch4 sk the 2sc in the corner), sc in next 2 stitches, *ch6, sk over ch6 from previous row, sc in next 2stitches* repeat until one stitch remains, sc in last stitch. Turn.
R4: ch3, dc in same stitch, ch4, *sc into the two middle dc from previous row before beginning the border and over the three ch6, ch4, dc in the 2sc from previous row, ch4* repeat up to the corner, (popcorn stitch ch2 popcorn stitch in the corner) ch4, *dc in the 2sc from previous row, ch4, sc in the the two dc from last row before the border and over the three ch6 from previous rows, ch4* repeat until one stitch remains, 2dc in last stitch. FO and weave in all ends.

Now you can add your tassels to each three corners of your shawl, to give it that little spark of character.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and make this shawl. Can’t wait to see the colors you choose to whip this up in.

XOXOXO MM_Crochet

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