Candy River Shawl

It’s funny how much you can get done when you go an extended period without power! I spent the last few days just crocheting in the fall like weather while my kids, who are out of school for an undetermined amount of time due to the massive amount of flooding we’ve had, play! We, luckily, didn’t sustain any damage to our home or property, only a loss of power for a bit, but sooooo many of the people in my county have been left with nothing. It’s completely heartbreaking to see the photos and read the news. It’s incredibly anxiety inducing, which my crocheting helped to keep at bay. It’s been almost a week since I’ve left my house, so, you can probably imagine why it didn’t take me very long to come with and complete my newest pattern, Candy River Shawl. 

This Shawl design was inspired by the river of water I had developing in my backyard last weekend. I’d stand at my backdoor watching the river grow bigger and bigger until it was crawling up the back end of my property with the wind creating waves; kind of like the waves you’d see at the beach on a really calm day. I really wish I had had some more blue-green toned yarn to use, but, since I couldn’t go anywhere, I’d use what I had in my stash and make Willy Wonka proud. 

I hope you enjoy!

Candy River Shawl


Materials:

  • DK or Light Worsted Weight Yarn (2.5 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable was used, which I consider to be a very light weight Worsted)
  • F Hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Blocking Materials

Stitches:

  • V-Stitch: (DC, Ch-1, DC)in indicated stitch

Directions:

Ch 2

* Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, turn

* Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as DC, ch1 here and throughout, DC in Sc, turn.

* Row 3: Ch 4, DC in same DC, skip ch space, v-stitch in next DC, turn.

* Row 4: Ch 4, DC in same DC, v-stitch in space between v-stitches from previous row, v-stitch in last DC, turn.

* Row 5: Ch 4, DC in same DC, (v-stitch in space between v-stitch)across, v-stitch in last DC, turn.

* Row 6: Repeat Row 5

* Row 7: Ch 1, 2sc in first stitch and in each DC and ch-1 space across, putting 2 Sc in last stitch

* Row 8: Ch 1, working in front loop only, 2sc in first stitch, Sc in each remaining stitch across, putting 2sc in last stitch, turn.

* Row 9: Ch 1, working in back loop only, 2sc in first stitch, Sc in each remaining stitch across, putting 2sc in last stitch, turn.

* Row 10: Repeat Row 8

* Row 11: Repeat Row 9

* Row 12: Ch 4, DC in same DC, skip 2 stitches, (v-stitch in next stitch, skip 2 stitches)Repeat across to last stitch, v-stitch in top of last stitch, turn.

* Row 13-18: Repeat Row 5

* Row 19: Repeat Row 7

* Row 20: Repeat Row 9

* Row 21: Repeat Row 8

* Row 22: Repeat Row 9

* Row 23: Repeat Row 8

* Row 24: Repeat Row 9

* Row 25: Repeat Row 8

* Row 26: Repeat Row 12

* Row 27-34: Repeat Row 5

* Row 35: Repeat Row 7

* Row 36: Repeat Row 9

* Row 37: Repeat Row 8

* Row 38: Repeat Row 9

* Row 39: Repeat Row 8

* Row 40: Repeat Row 9

* Row 41: Repeat Row 8

* Row 42: Repeat Row 9

* Row 43: Repeat Row 8

* Row 44: Repeat Row 12

* Row 45-54: Repeat Row 5

* Row 55: Repeat Row 7

* Row 56: Repeat Row 9

* Row 57: Repeat Row 8

* Row 58: Repeat Row 9

* Row 59: Repeat Row 8

* Row 60: Repeat Row 9

* Row 61: Repeat Row 8

* Row 62: Repeat Row 9

* Row 63: Repeat Row 8

* Row 64: Repeat Row 9

* Row 65: Repeat Row 8

* Row 66: Repeat Row 12

* Row 67-78: Repeat Row 5

For Border:

* Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around putting 3sc in each corner, join

* Round 2: Ch 1, *(FPDC around next stitch, BPDC around next stitch)until you reach the corner stitch, 3sc in corner stitch** Repeat from *to** around, join
Fasten off and block.

A few notes:

– Occasionally, when working your first row of any v-stitch group, you may have to skip 3 stitches before working your last v-stitch. It turns out better then putting 2 v-stitches directly next to each other.

– When working your sc rows, always make sure you end with an odd number, if you don’t, just fudge an extra stitch in on the end. (I think I only had to do that once so it could have just been a miscounting by me, but I’ll put this in here anyway, just in case).

Stay Crafty!

*Courtney*

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