Mariposa Lace Shawl

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Mariposa Lace Shawl

designed by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2015

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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Finished Size

approx. 53″ across and 22″ high (at widest and highest points, after blocking)

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Mariposa Lace Shawl Free Crochet Pattern @crochetkim

Materials

1 hank Ivy Brambles Romantica Merino Lace (Superwash) Yarn, ~4 oz/1000 yds per hank (color Pink Roses used in model)

Suggested hook size: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] Tunisian Afghan Hook (nylon extension afghan hook recommended)

7 open ring stitch markers

Blocked Gauge

Due to the nature of this project, gauge will vary dependent on your chose yarn and hook size. With afghan hook in tks, 14 sts for 16 rows equals 4″

Special Stitches

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (trs): With hook always behind work, insert hook from side to side under back vertical bar, yo, pull up lp.

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): With hook in front of work, insert hook between front and back vertical bars, coming out at back of work, yo, pull up lp.

Make One (m1): Insert hook into ch-1 sp, yo, pull up lp.

Tunisian Double Stitch (tds): Yo, insert hook into st as for tks, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (one lp will still remain on hook).

Video Support

The Tunisian crochet stitches used in this project are full demonstrated in right- and left-handed orientation on my YouTube channel.

Right-Handed

Left-Handed

Additional Abbreviations

ch=chain; lp(s)=loop(s); mm=millimeters; oz=ounces; rep=repeat; sk=skip; SM=stitch marker; sp=space; st(s)=stitch(es); yds=yards; yo=yarn over

Skill Level

Intermediate to Challenging. This design is fairly intuitive once started. It requires knowledge of several different stitches. The most challenging part of the design is working with the laceweight yarn. Beautiful result, but it can be trying at times. For best results, try out the pattern in a heavier weight to familiarize yourself then move to the laceweight when you are ready.

Pattern Notes

When marking a stitch with a stitch marker, move the stitch marker up as work progresses.

When working into a stitch that is a yarn over, work the tks normally.

Closing rows: Unless otherwise instructed, close each row as follows: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across. This means that when there are no closing instructions at the end of a row, close the row normally in this manner.

This design is worked from top down, increasing quickly to reach a full width at the bottom. The shawl will change significantly after blocking in both width and height.

The top of the shawl, row 1, is not meant to fit completely around the neck, like a cape would be. It is intended to be a little dip in the top of the shawl, similar to the feature of a Faroese shawl. This design feature allows the shawl to drape better on the shoulder than a flat edge.

Although some rows of the pattern may appear difficult to interpret and follow, the design itself is very intuitive and you may find that you no longer need the stitch markers.

Instructions

Row 1: Ch 40, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, rep from * across–40 lps on hook. Close normally (see Pattern Notes above).

Row 2: Sk first vertical bar, trs across–40 lps on hook.

Row 3: Sk first vertical bar, 9 tks, yo, tks, place SM, yo, 18 tks, yo, tks, place SM, yo, 10 tks–44 lps on hook.

Row 4: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, rep from * once more, tks to end–48 lps on hook.

Rows 5-8: Rep row 4. On final row, 64 lps on hook.

Row 9:

A: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to 13 sts before SM, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, 6 tks, yo, tks in marked st, yo, 6 tks, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, rep from * once more, tks to end–60 lps on hook.

B: Closing: Ch 1, *[yo, pull through 2 lps] to tds, ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 5 times, ch 1, rep from * 3 times more, [yo, pull through 2 lps] to end.

Row 10: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to ch-1 sp before first tds of 5-tds group, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp before first tds of 5-tds group, m1, 5 tks, m1, rep from * once more, tks to end–72 lps on hook.

Rows 11-17: Rep row 4. On final row, 100 lps on hook.

Row 18: Rep row 9–96 lps on hook.

Row 19: Rep row 10–108 lps on hook.

Rows 20-28: Rep rows 11-19 consecutively. On final row, 144 lps on hook.

Rows 29-36: Rep rows 11-18 consecutively. On final row, 168 lps on hook.

Row 37: Sk first vertical bar, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, 30 tks, yo, place SM in yo, 30 tks, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to end–181 lps on hook.

Row 38: Rep row 4 except at 2nd SM, [yo, tks in marked st, yo]–187 lps on hook.

Rows 39-44: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to SM, yo, tks in marked stitch, yo, rep from * 2 times more, tks to end. On final row, 223 lps on hook.

Row 45:

A: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to 13 sts before SM, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, 6 tks, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, rep from * 2 times more, tks to end–217 lps on hook.

B: Closing: Ch 1, *[yo, pull through 2 lps] to tds, ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 5 times, ch 1, rep from * 5 times more, [yo, pull through 2 lps] to end.

Row 46: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to ch-1 sp, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5tks, m1, rep from * 2 times more, tks to end–235 lps on hook.

Rows 47-53: Rep row 39. On final row, 277 lps on hook.

Row 54: Rep row 45–271 lps on hook.

Row 55: Sk first vertical bar, 30 tks, yo, place SM, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, [26 tks, yo, place SM, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1] twice, 18 tks, yo, place SM, tks to end–293 lps on hook.

Row 56: Rep row 39 except at 1st, 3rd and 5th SM, [yo, tks in marked st, yo]–307 lps on hook.

Rows 57-62: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, rep from * 6 times more, tks to end. On final row, 391 lps on hook.

Row 63:

A: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to 13 sts before SM, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, 6 tks, sk 3 sts, 5 tds in next st, sk 3 sts, rep from * 6 times more, tks to end–377 lps on hook.

B: Closing: Ch 1, *[yo, pull through 2 lps] to tds, ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 5 times, ch 1, rep from * 13 times, [yo, pull through 2 lps] to end.

Row 64: Sk first vertical bar, *tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, tks to SM, yo, tks in marked st, yo, tks to ch-1 sp, m1, 5 tks, m1, rep from * 6 times, tks to end–419 lps on hook.

Rows 65-68: Rep row 57. On final row, 475 lps on hook.

Row 69: Ch 1, sk first vertical bar, tds in each st across–47 lps on hook. Close normally. Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet completely in cool water, squeeze gently, roll in towel to remove excess water, block as desired. Weave in ends carefully.

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