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Downton Abbey Shawl

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Love the costumes on Downton Abbey?  Well here's a beautiful shawl that's reminiscent of the costumes on the popular TV show.  Sharpen your crochet skills and relax in luxury and style with this Downton Abbey Shawl.  The great thing about this shawl is that it can easily transition from summer to fall, winter to spring.

downton abbey shawl

Materials:

  • 5 skeins RED HEART® Super Saver® yarn in Aran
  • 6mm [US J-10] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:  One motif = 16” across.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Abbreviations:

  • cl (cluster) = [yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice all in space or st indicated.
  • beg cl (beginning cluster) = ch 2, dc in joining.
  • corner group = (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in loop or space indicated.
  • picot = slip st in next dc, ch 2, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in same dc.

 

Instructions:
Throw measures 50” x 66”.
After the First Motif, all others are joined while working Round 11.

First Motif

  1. Ch 8; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 4, 27 tr in ring; join with a slip st to top of ch-4 – 28 sts.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), * tr in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in 4th ch of ch-5.
     
  4. Round 3: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) all in first ch-1 space, * ch 3, sc in next space; repeat from * around; ch 1, hdc in first sc to join and form last loop – 28 loops.
     
  5. Round 4: Ch 2, dc over hdc, * ch 3, skip next 2 loops, 9 dc in next loop, ch 3, skip next 2 loops, cl in next loop; ch 3 **, cl in next loop; repeat from * around, end at **; skip ch-2, join with a slip st in next dc.
     
  6. Round 5: Beg cl, * ch 3, [tr in next dc, ch 1] 8 times, tr in next dc **, [ch 3, cl in next cl] twice; repeat from * around, end at **; ch 3, cl in next cl, ch 3; join to beg cl.
     
  7. Round 6: Beg cl, * [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space] 8 times, ch 3, cl in next cl, ch 5 **, cl in next cl; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  8. Round 7: Beg cl, * ch 3, skip next ch-3 loop, [sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3] 7 times, cl in next cl, ch 3, corner group in next ch-5 loop, ch 3 **, cl in next cl; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  9. Round 8: Beg cl, * ch 3, skip next ch-3 loop, [sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3] 6 times, cl in next cl, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, corner group in next ch-3 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3 **, cl in next cl; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  10. Round 9: Beg cl, * ch 3, skip next ch-3 loop, [sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3] 5 times, cl in next cl, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, corner group in next ch-3 loop, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3 **, cl in next cl; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  11. Round 10: Beg cl, * ch 8, holding back last loop on hook, tr in next 4 ch-3 loops, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 8, cl in next cl, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, corner group in next space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3 **, cl in next cl; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  12. Round 11: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 5, sc) all in next loop, ch 5; repeat from * around join to first sc – 56 loops. Fasten off.

 

Second Motif

  1. Work same as First Motif through Round 10.
     
  2. Joining Round 11: Ch 1, [(sc, ch 5, sc) all in next loop, ch 5] 4 times; now join 2 sides of 2 motifs as follows: sc in corner loop, ch 2, with wrong sides together slip st in corresponding corner loop on First Motif, * ch 2, sc in same loop on Second Motif, ch 2, slip st in next loop on First Motif, ch 2, sc in next loop on Second Motif, ch 2, slip st in next loop on First Motif; repeat from * to next corner loop; ch 2, sc in corner loop on Second Motif, ch 2, slip st in corner loop on First Motif, ch 2, sc in same corner loop on Second Motif – one side joined; ch 5, complete same as for First Motif begin at * on Round 11. Fasten off.

 

Assembly

  1. Make 3 rows of 4 motifs, joining motifs as before, joining on 2 sides where appropriate, and join corners to previous joining: where 3 or 4 corners meet, slip st in previous joining slip st.

 

Border

  1. Round 1: With right side facing, attach yarn to any of 4 corner loops; ch 3, 4 dc in same loop, * 3 dc in each ch-5 loop to next corner **, 5 dc in corner ch-5 loop; repeat from * around, end at **; join to top of ch-3.
     
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next dc, picot, * sc in next 3 dc, picot, ** sc in next 2 dc, picot; repeat from ** to next corner ***; sc in next 3 dc, picot; repeat from * to last st, end at ***; sc in next dc; join with a slip st to first
  3. sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Can't get enough literary patterns?  Check out the Jane Austen Book Club Tote or the Elizabeth Bennet's Lacy Hand Warmers.

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