This guest post is by Michelle Noble
I designed this cross-stitch shawl for my mother-in-law for Mother’s day recently. I crocheted with an E-hook using Bernat Aqua Sport weight yarn (3-ply).
Directions for Cross-stitch crochet: Skip the first DC and DC in the next DC. Go Back and DC in the skipped DC. Do this across the row. If you look, it creates a criss-cross free crochet pattern! It is very pretty and delicate with delicate yarns and fine patterns.
There is no need to worry about gauge for this project. If you wish to use different yarn, go ahead and try different hooks and do swatches to see which you like best before you start. Make this project your own.
FC: SC 60. Turn:
Row1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn:
Row2: Ch2. CS(Cross-stitch) across to end. Turn.
Row3: Ch2. CS across to end. Turn.
Row4-? Repeat pattern in Row 3 until you get desired length. After you finish the last row, and reach the desired length, DO NOT FINISH OFF! Turn. Ch2.
(Shell Pattern) DC 5 times in the first DC. Then sc in the next stitch. Then repeat by DC 5 times in the next DC and sc in the next DC. Do this across to the end. This will create a shell pattern on the end of the wrap. When you reach the end, finish off. Go to the other side with the wrong side facing you and repeat the above instructions for the shell pattern. You now have a completed Spring Wrap!