1.19.2009

Madeleine's Vintage Shawl


Madeleine’s Vintage Shawl

By Elisa Purnell

Copyright January 2009

This is the first time I've posted a pattern. If you find errors, please let me know: epspinsATgmailDOTcom
. The story of how this shawl came about, along with more photos, is here.


You can download a PDF of the pattern here: download now

Materials:

- 620-700 yards, approx 5 ounces, fingering weight alpaca
- U.S. Size “I” crochet hook
- Stitch markers
Gauge:
- When worked in pattern (dc, ch 1), 5 dc (with 4 ch-1's) = 2"
- 4 rows (dc) = 2"
Stitches:
- Small Shell: SmShell (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in designated stitch
- Border Shell: BShell (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in designated stitch

Note: I worked this in super soft fingering-weight alpaca with an "I" hook but it could be done in almost any weight yarn and corresponding crochet hook. If I made this again I think I'd use a DK weight yarn, or increase the number of rounds in the first section so the shawl was longer and wider. This one is a little small for my tastes but it's the same size as the original, which was my goal.
Section 1: Worked in round with right side facing; do not turn at end of rows.
To Start: Ch 10, join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (Note: counts as first dc and ch 1 now and throughout), (dc, ch1) 11 times in center of circle. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4. (Total of 12 dc)
Rnd 2: Slip stitch in first ch1 space, ch 4, dc in same space, ch1; (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in each ch1 space around. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4. (Total of 24 dc)
Rnd 3: Slip stitch in first ch1 space, ch 4, dc in same stitch, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 space, (work SmShell: dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in ch 1 space of next Shell, Place Marker in center of SmShell just worked*; repeat from * to * around. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4.
Rnd 4: Slip stitch in first ch1 space, ch 4, dc in same stitch, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1) in each ch 1 space to next Shell; (work SmShell: dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in ch 1 space of next SmShell, moving marker up to new row as needed*; repeat from * to * around. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4.
Repeat Row 4 until you have 19 dc and 20 ch1-spaces between SmShells. Fasten off.
Section 2: Worked in rows; turn at end of each row.
Fold wrong sides together, with last stitch crocheted (where you fastened off) at top right edge. Match up SmShells across top edge, securing the 2 sides together with stitch markers at each Shell (use more markers if needed to keep edges together and even).
Row 1: Join yarn with slip stitch at top right edge; ch 4 (Note: counts as first dc and ch 1 now and throughout). Working through both layers of Section 1, *dc in next space, ch1* across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in same ch1-space as turning chain, *ch2, skip next ch1-space, dc in next ch1-space; skip next ch1-space (work BShell: dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1-space*; repeat from * to * across, ending with BShell in last ch1-space.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn. (work BShell: dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1-space (Note: center of BShell on previous row), *(ch1, dc) in each of next 4 chain-spaces (Note: in 1 ch1-space, 2 ch2-spaces, 1 ch1-space), ch1, (work BShell: dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1-space (Note: center of BShell on previous row)*; repeat from * to * across, ending with ch1, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 2 ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 3 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 3 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Row 5: Ch4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 3 ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 4 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 4 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Row 6: Ch4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 4 ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 5 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 5 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Row 7: Ch4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 5ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 6 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 6 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Row 8: Ch4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 6 ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 7 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 7 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Row 9: Ch4, turn. (Dc, ch1,) in first 7 ch1-spaces, *BShell in next ch1-space, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 8 ch1-spaces, skip next ch1-space, (dc, ch1) in next 8 ch1-spaces*, repeat from * to * around ending with dc in 3rd chain of turning ch4.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block for best results.

21 comments:

Subway Hooker said...

That is so lovely! I'm on a bit of a shawl kick and might want to give this a go. Thanks so much for sharing!

Dogmommy4 said...

Hey BIG Designer Girl - Way to Go!! You know, I might just have to start crocheting. What a pretty shawl! This Spinster is very proud of you. gd

Debbi-a1 said...

That is a great shawl! I love it. Thanks for sharing the pattern

Cindy AKA ChessWidow said...

This is beautiful! I love the effect on the edging. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have to make this. :)

Sharah said...

thank you so much for sharing. Someone made me a shawl that was too short, and I need to add to the edge. Your edging is just what I was dreaming of, AND i love the whole shawl. I am definitely going to give it a go :)
Thanks again!

Rose said...

Hi!

What a lovely shawl! Can you tell me what size it wound up being? I'd love to make this but I'd like to find out what size the pattern makes so I can scale it if I need to.

Thank you!

Rose

G said...

This is a lovely shawl!
Questions:
1. How many triangles do you have, all around? 5- or 6- ???
and
2. it looks like you have 2 special smaller-triangle shoulder-pieces?

THANK YOU!
Georgia

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely, lacey look. And what a beautiful edging! I detest fringe and am always looking for an alternative to it. I read your commemt about making it a little larger and think I will do that too. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty. Im not that experienced in crochet, but I would like to give this pattern a try. Is there a way that you could add the steps to make the body of it longer? Id love to make each of my daughters one of these.
thank you,

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Anonymous said...

Since I am new to the computer would, how could I just print the pattern/picture without all of the comments? Thanks as I would love to make this shawl.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, right click on the mouse button, holding it down, highlight the pattern and when that is done lift finger then left click and click copy, go to your word and paste.

Or on the word page just delete all the comments, either using the delete button or do the highlight and left click and click delete then.

You may wish to do a search on how to copy and paste pages, partial pages.

Work with them and soon you will wonder how it was ever hard.

Fawn said...

I hav e a question, like you I would lkike it longer, so how many rows longer would you advice, and how would I count
the final row? Perhaps 29 Dc and 30 ch spaces?

Thank you

KNITWITS said...

In Mc Calls Needlework magazine circa 1985, there were little girls piafore patterns using size10-20 crochet thread,do you by any chance have them,I have desperatly looked all over the internet. Betty H. Cauble

KNITWITS said...

I am looking for a pattern for little girls pinafore, published in Mc Calla needlework magazine, can you help,I've looked all over the internet.circa 1985.

Tenia Wilson said...

Did you use Madeleine tosh yarn in vintage to make this? Or just any lace/ fingering weighted yarn

Elisa said...

Tenia, any lace or fingering weight yarn will work.

ladybug said...

the patterns is so beatiful that i would like to try it although i have only done easy patterns...would it be possible to give a step by step on the pattern? appreciate very much thank you

Anonymous said...

could you do this on you tube to give me a better idea how you do this ?

Margo Haynes said...

I would love to make this for my daughter-in-law, however while I am able to do this design, I'm not adept enough to increase this in size like I can a pattern. She is 6'2" tall and very slender and believe it or not very feminine. How would I go about increasing it in length for her? In a cloth one I would have to increase in length every so many inches, but in crochet I'm lost, I would want the ruffle to begin at her waist.
Thank you
Margo Haynes

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