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  • Writer's pictureJulia Cote

The Mira Shawl

This is a lovely lightweight shawl using a variation of the chevron stitch, which is easy to remember so it’s great for crocheting whilst watching television or listening to an audiobook. The size of the shawl is approximately 147cm in length and 36cm width after blocking. For this shawl I have used 100% cotton which is lightweight and perfect for the summer.

I chose the name Mira for this shawl as it means ocean or sea in Sanskrit which reminded me of the gentle waves of the shawl.

Yarn: Cotton Kings Twirl in the shade topaz.

Hook: 3.5mm

Stitches Used (UK terms):

Ch - chain

Tr - treble crochet

Tension: 22 trebles and 11 rows = 10cm square.

To start:

Chain 113

Row 1: Skip 3 chains and make 1 tr in 4th chain from hook. 1 tr in the next 3 chains. *Skip the next 2 chains, 1 tr in each of the next 4 chains, ch 2, 1 tr in the next 4 chains. Repeat from * until the last 6 chains, 1 tr in the next 3 ch, 2 tr in last chain. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, tr in same stitch. 1 tr in the next 3 stitches * skip 2 stitches, 1 tr in the next 3 stitches (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in the ch -2 space, 1 tr in the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 tr in the next 3 stitches, 2 tr in 3rd chain of turning chain. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until desired length.

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