Virus Shawl – A Written Pattern

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I have been very busy of late, but I have managed to pickup my hook and start a virus shawl.

For my virus shawl, I chose to use a hank of Rowan Fine Art yarn that I had in my stash, that was originally destined to be socks! This yarn is just lovely to work with and is merino, kid mohair and mulberry silk. It is so soft to the touch, that it is far better used in a shawl.

Having looked around on Pinterest and Instagram I noticed that a lot of people were looking for a written pattern as they were unsure of working from the diagrammatic pattern and getting on to You Tube when you have a spare five minutes to work on a project isn’t always practical!

I will state from the off that the Virus Shawl is not my own pattern and no one seems to know who the original designer is.  I am just helping those that struggle to read diagram patterns with a written version.  The design is made up of a base section and then a four row repeat that makes up the rest of the shawl.

So here we go with the written Virus Shawl pattern – I have used US Crochet terms.

Abbreviations

Sl St – Slip stitch

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

Row 1 – Ch 10 then join with a sl st to form a ring.

Row 2 – Ch 3 (counts as the first DC, throughout) 19 DC in to the ring, turn (20 sts)

Row 3 – Ch 3, DC in each stitch around, finish with a DC into the top of the previous ch 3, turn (20 sts)

Row 4 – Ch 3 then ch 1, DC in the next stitch then ch 1, repeat this until you reach the last stitch, DC in the last stitch, turn (20 sts, 19 ch1 spaces)

Row 5 – Ch 3 then ch 7, SC in the 2nd ch1 space,* ch 4, skip a ch space and SC in the next space* repeat from * to * twice, **ch 7 skip a space SC in the next space**, repeat from ** to ** once more, repeat * to * three times, finally ch 7 and DC in the 3rd ch of the previous ch 3, turn. (2 DC and ch 7 spaces, 9 SC, 6 ch 4 spaces and 2 ch 7 spaces).

Row 6 – Ch 3, 9 DCs into the ch 7 space, *SC into the next ch 4 space, ch 4* repeat from * to *, 10 DCs into the ch 7 space, 10 DCs into the next ch 7 space (20 DCs in total), repeat from * to *, 9 DCs in the ch 7 space and DC into the top of the previous ch 3, turn. (40 DC, 6 SC, 4 ch 4 spaces)

Row 7 – Ch 3, DC in to each stitch, *SC into the next ch 4 space, ch 4, SC into the next ch 4 space*, DC into each stitch, repeat from * to *, DC in each stitch and finish with a DC in the top of the previous ch 3, turn. (40 DC, 4 SC, 2 ch 4 spaces)

Row 8  – Ch 3 then ch 1 more, *DC in the next stitch then ch 1, repeat this until you reach the last DC stitch before the ch 4 space, DC in the last stitch, skip the ch 4 space* and then repeat from * to *, after the last ch 4 space, DC then ch 1 in each stitch to the end and finish with a DC in the top of the previous ch 3, turn.

Row 9 –  Ch 3 then ch 7, SC in the 2nd ch1 space,* ch 4, skip a ch space and SC in the next space* repeat from * to * twice, **ch 7 skip 2 ch spaces to bridge the dip, SC in the next space**, repeat from * to * three times,***ch 7 skip a space SC in the next space***, repeat from *** to *** once more, repeat * to * three times, repeat from ** to **  and then repeat from * to * three more times finally ch 7 and DC in the 3rd chain of the previous ch 3, turn. (2 DC and ch 7 spaces, 17 SC, 12 ch 4 spaces and 2 ch 7 spaces)  – This is the final row of every pattern repeat as it sets up the layout for the repeat of the pattern.

Row 10 onwards repeat rows 6 to 9 increasing the number of ch 4, skip a ch space and SC in the next space repeats and ch 7 skip 4 spaces to bridge the dip, SC in the next space repeats.  Continue repeating the pattern until you are happy with the length at which point stop at row 8.