Aleatha Shawl


in the garden with Gregory

CLUE 1:

Instructions:
Body:

Row 1: Ch 4, (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in 4th ch from hook—the other 3 ch counts as 1st dc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as turning ch, dc to ch sp, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to last st, 2 dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st and ea dc to ch-3 sp, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 3—center completed, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc to last st, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Repeat Row 3 until 18-24″ is reached in the center peak of the triangle, depending on how large a shawl is desired.

Close-up of Border and Edging

CLUE 2:

Border:

There will be extra dcs at the beginning and end of each row, as well as in the center, making solid blocks at the ends and in the middle. This is normal, and is okay. Simply continue with the pattern for these 6 rows, continuing to increase 1 dc at each end, and 2 dc on either side of the center. For this clue, make sure you have a set of at least 21 on either side of the center, or do not begin a set of the leaves.

Row 1: Ch-3 still counts as 1st dc. Dc in same st and next 3 dc, *ch 6, sk 6 dc, dc in next dc, ch 6, sk 6 dc, dc in 4 sts; rep from * to center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center as before, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 4 sts, rep from * to end of row, 2 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in same st and ea dc to ch-sp, * ch 5, 3 dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to ch-sp. Rep from * to end of row, 2 dc in last st. (In rep rows, work dcs from last lace set to end of row, then 2 dc in last st). Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in same st and ea dc to ch-sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to center, adding 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to next ch-sp, rep from * to end of row, 2 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Dc in same st and in ea dc to ch-sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to ch-sp, rep from * to end of row, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Dc in same st and in ea dc to ch-sp, * ch 4, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch 4, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to next ch-sp, rep from * to end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Dc in same st and ea dc to ch-sp, * ch 4, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in dc, ch 2, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc to next ch-sp, continue from * to dcs at end of row, 2 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.

Gregorys Close-up

CLUE 3:

Rows 7-18: Rep Rows 3-6, being sure to add 2 dcs on either side of the center, and one dc at beginning and end of the rows. NOTE: In the repeats of Row 3, you will be skipping over all of the dc3tog of Row 6. The [2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] are all worked over the 3 dcs which are located between the 2 dc3tog of Row 6.

Row 19: dc in same st as turning ch, dc to ch-4 sp, * ch 3, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 3, sc in dc3tog, ch 3, sc in dc, ch5, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in dc3tog, ch 3, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * to dcs before center, dc to ch-3 sp of center, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc to ch-sp, rep from * to end of row, 2 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.

Gregorys Glamour Shot

CLUE 4:

Edging:  NOTE: A “tr-cl” is a treble cluster, made of 3 treble sts crocheted together in the following manner–[yo twice, insert hook in space indicated, yo, pull through, (yo, pull through 2 loops) twice, leaving 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Row 1: Dc in same st and ea dc to ch-sp, * (dc, ch 2) 3 times in 2nd ch-3 sp, dc in same sp—open shell completed, sk next ch-3 sp, [(tr-cl, ch2) twice, tr-cl, ch 4, (tr-cl, ch2) twice, tr-cl] in ch-5 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2) 3 times in next ch-3 sp, dc in same sp, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to dcs before center, dc to ch-3 sp, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc to ch-sp, rep from * to dcs at end of row, dc to last st, 2 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in same st and across to open shell, * sk 1st ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2) 3 times in next ch-2 sp, dc in same sp, sk 1st tr-cl and ch-2 sp, tr-cl in next ch-2 sp, (tr-cl, ch 2, tr-cl, ch 4) in ch-4 sp, (tr-cl, ch 2) twice in same sp, (tr-cl, ch 2) in next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2) 3 times in 2nd ch-2 sp of next open shell, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * to dcs of center, dc in ea st to ch-3 sp, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, work center, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc to next open shell. Rep from * to dcs at end of row, dc to end, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn.

Rep Row 2 4 times. In row 6, end with a ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc in same st as turning ch, *ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to open shell, **ch 3, sc in 2nd ch-2 sp of shell, (ch 2, tr-cl in next ch-2 sp) twice, ch 2, (tr-cl, ch 2) 5 times in ch-4 sp, (tr-cl, ch2) in next 2 ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from ** to center, work center, sc in 1st dc, rep from * to open shell, rep from ** to last set of dcs, rep from * to end of row.

You may choose to finish off here, or you may work a final row:

NOTE: Picot (p) is made by ch 3, sl st into 1st ch.

In ea ch-3 sp work (4 sc, p, 3 sc). In ea ch-2 sp, work (3 sc, p, 2 sc). 

Another option would be to add beads in place of the p.

18 thoughts on “Aleatha Shawl”

  1. And another!!!!

  2. Gerdina Schwab said:

    This is such fun. Can’t wait to work the next step

  3. Katy Ravensong said:

    I love this! It’s beautiful!!

  4. Sandhya Karandikar said:

    This is a beautiful shawl. I have joined on the Ravelry forum but unfortunately I have not been able to keep up with the clues.

    • homegrownandhomespun said:

      Sandhya, do you need help with it, or are you unable to keep track of them? I believe on the pattern page that each clue is labeled. Send me a pm on Ravelry if you need more help. 🙂

  5. Debra Gravelle said:

    Love this. How may yards of yarn is needed?

    • homegrownandhomespun said:

      The amount varies, depending on the weight of yarn you use. I’d go with anywhere between 1,000-1300 yds., just to be on the safe side for a medium-sized shawl. If you want a large shawl, I’d go with a lot more, say maybe 1500?

  6. Hi Tracy,
    Thank you for sharing this fantastic pattern. I tried it and I’m so, so pleased with the results.
    Here is the link to my project page on Ravelry.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/medhu/aleatha-shawl

    Thanks again.

  7. Just saw this. Stunning!

  8. NanGreen said:

    This lovely. I really want to learn to knit lace.

  9. Mary Miller said:

    Would you let someone use your pattern for a CAL? Please let me know, thanks, Mary

  10. Mary Miller said:

    Oh, thank you so much. I’m in Friendly Crafters and Crocheters and I was just going to post your link, but this is great. I think I’ll break it into 10 parts, I will have your blog link attached to each part, Maybe start on Monday and every few days add the link, and next few rows and run it through the end of the month. Thank you, thank you, thank you, hugs, Mary

  11. Emma McCann said:

    what kind of yarn did you use?

    • homegrownandhomespun said:

      For my original, I used Alpaca with a Twist “Fino”, in “Royal Velvet”. It’s 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% silk.

  12. Kathy Scozzari said:

    Hi! I’m looking for a shawl to crochet for my daughters’ wedding. This looks perfect, but I don’t see rows 4 – 7 of the body of the pattern. Are they the same as 1-3 repeated? The wedding is in July, so I hope you get this and respond soon…

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