The Crochet Project - Doris Shawl
Designed by Kat Goldin
My grandmother Doris was 5 feet tall, wore polyester dresses and sensible shoes. If you saw her and didn’t know her, you would assume she was just another unremarkable, sweet little old lady. You would be wrong.
Grandma was feisty and unexpected and this shawl is a small homage to her. Its stripes, short row wedges and alternating stitches should always keep you interested.
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Uk double crochet in the BLO
3.5 mm (E)
820 - 831 yards (750 - 760 m)
Finished depth: 59cm/23in
Finished length: 214cm/84in
1 100g skein Yarn Love Mr Darcy (4ply, 60% Wool – Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak, 384m) in Dark Kale – Col A
1 100g skein Yarn Love Mr Darcy (4ply, 60% Wool – Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak, 384m) in Bare Naked – Col B
3.5mm (US E/4) hook.
1 removable stitch marker
20 sts and 24 rows in double crochet in the back loop only to 10 cm/4 in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, increasing, short rows (fully explained in pattern).
Started at the neck, the shawl is increased at each edge while working short row wedges of colour.