Picnic Basket Shawl

Author

Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Introduction

This variation on the pineapple motif reminds me of a little picnic basket, and this shawl is light enough to pack in your picnic basket in case it gets chilly!

Join the Picnic Basket Shawl CAL from July 1 through August 31, 2015! 

Skills used 
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet 
Working in rows 
Crocheting in chain spaces, increasing, decreasing by skipping stitches and spaces 
Special stitch: cluster (described in pattern)

Skill Level 
Easy

Materials List

Malabrigo Yarn Sock (3.5 oz/100 g/440 yds/402 m/100% superwash Merino wool) – 2 skeins 120 Lotus, or approximately 770 yds/704 m in any super fine weight yarn.

US Size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Finished Size

Adult: 48” (122 cm) wingspan x 12” (30.5 cm) width unblocked; 52” (132 cm) wingspan x 16” (40.5 cm) width blocked.

Gauge

1 motif in pattern = 3” (7.5 cm) wide unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Gauge is measured across widest point of motif in Row 5 or Row 8.

The Pattern

For more details on the Picnic Basket Shawl and the crochet-a-long, visit this page on the Underground Crafter blog.

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