Saturday, March 22, 2014

Purple Triangle Shawl

This bright purple triangular scarf will make a great statement any season!
I used about one and a half skeins of Simply Soft in Iris with an I hook. This is a simple V stitch that decreases, to make the point of the triangle. The finished scarf is 70" across the top and 18" to the top of the triangle. 
Ch 180
Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, dc, ch 1, dc* repeat from * to * to end. 
Row 2: turn, sl st to ch 1 sp of second v stitch, ch 4, dc in same ch 1 sp, * dc, ch 1, dc in next ch 1 sp* repeat from * to * to end. 
Repeat row 2 until there are two v stitches left. Sl st to center, ch 4, dc in same space. Fasten off, and weave in ends. 
Add fringe to each end space. 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

36 comments:

  1. Such a pretty shawl. Thank you for sharing the how-to.

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    1. I crocheted Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, dc, ch 1, dc* repeat from * to * to end. I have one stitch left at the end, what do i9 do with the last stitch? I also do not understand row 2. the slip stitch to chain 1 space of second v-stitch. do i sl st directly into the ch-1 sp and skip the first v-stitch?

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    2. The dc, ch1, dc are in the same stitch. Between each of these v stitches, you skip 2 ch. if you still end up with an extra ch, you could just pull it out or just pull tight and ignore it. You will be adding fringe anyway, so it won't be noticeable. For the second part of your question, you sl st in each space until the ch 1 space of the v stitch in the previous row, and well as the ch 1 space. Then you ch 4 and continue. You skip the first v stitch to make the shawl decrease for the triangle shape.
      Hope this helps!

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    3. This is so pretty---I want to start one today. I will tell you how I make out.

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  2. I love this shawl but 18" sounds a little short. Do you have suggestions on how to make it a bit longer?

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    1. If you add more rows it will get longer, but it will also get wider.

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    2. Just now read this. Couldn't you chain 24 or 36 to begin the shawl? If you figured out a way to enlarge it, could you please share?

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    3. Only starting with 24 or 36 ch sts would make a pretty small scarf. I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean making it going the other direction, there are other patterns for that, but I don't have one.

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  3. Thanks! Just the pattern I was looking for, and so simple!

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  4. Is there any way to make it taller than 18 inches while keeping the 70 inch length? Thanks!

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    1. Not that I know of for this stitch, unless you use treble instead of double crochet stitches. You would keep the same chain number, and then just use trebles.

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  5. Very pretty, and I may make this at some point. Thanks!

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  6. I started making this last night, and have a question for you... Since you start the rows at the second v stitch, do you also END the rows at the second to last v stitch, or continue until the end? Thank you!

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    1. You end the row at the second to last to make it symmetrical. I wasn't really counting the beginning ch 4 dc as a v st.

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    2. Thanks a ton for your fast reply!

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  7. Hello. Beautiful scarf. What size hook? What would the tension be? And what type of wool is this? We only have a walmart to purchase from

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    1. I used an I hook. The yarn is 100% acrylic, but feel free to use whatever you like. I don't do gauge or tension for scarves, as it doesn't really matter. It's more of a personal preference. This triangular scarf has a lot of drape, and is soft and light.

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  8. What yarn did you use and how much? It looks so soft and light

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    1. I used Simply Soft in Iris, about one and a half skeins.

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  9. I love the color and the yarn itself. I have that color and I use so much Caron yarn cause I order it off line and it is a wonderful yarn. I'll be starting this today.

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    1. Thanks! Simply Soft is my favorite yarn!

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  10. I made a couple of these shawls, in different colors and different size yarns. It's beautiful and I've made some for friends....they love it.
    Thank you

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  11. I think I made a mistake....when I started the second row, I sl st to the outside of the second V stitch, so I completed the pattern outside the V stitches instead of inside the V stitch...does that make sense? It looks ok, but I deviated.

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    1. I think I know what you mean, and if it looks okay, you might as well continue. You should have slip stitched to the center of the second ch 1 space, if that helps if you decide to restart.

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  12. Instead of starting with the 180 chains can i start with say 200 and get it to be longer than the 18 inches because that does sound a wee bit short? Or I could measure my back length from the back of my neck and then go from there as far as the length it would be? I dont know how to do the treble stitch, Ive done it once or twice but forgot how to do that so I could get the length that I want it. But I do like the v stitch I made this 36 yrs ago but couldnt remember how it was made or how came to the right length. and unfortunatley I dont have it anymore, or maybe could find a video pattern on utube to do it???

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    1. Starting with 200 ch will make the shawl a little bigger. I normally wear triangle shawls with the point on the front, so it's better to be shorter then.

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  13. I want to make this for a 10 year old. Would it be too big?

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    1. I started with 180 ch, so maybe start with 140 or even fewer? This starting ch is going to be the length across the top of the triangle.

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  14. Hi! Could I possibly do this in crochet filet?

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