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Pelma Shawl

Who loves rectangular shawls?

I absolutely love creating them for sure! This one was inspired by one of the sections in my Erulissë Shawl. I loved the diamonds made with popcorns and I decided to make a rectangular shawl using those stitches.

The pattern itself is really easy and works up super quick and the repetitive rows help you to relax more while crocheting.

Also, there are two border options if you are not a big fan of fringes!

Special thanks to my testers: Jan Henley and Kerry Freeman


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Difficulty:                          Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Finished Size:                 40 cm/15.5” wide

                                       159 cm/62.5” long with fringes

                                       141 cm/55.5” long without fringes

Materials needed:

  • 3.5 mm (E) size hook (I used Limited Edition Alpha Series Snakewood by Furls)
  • NOTE: If you crochet loosely I advise you to use a 3 mm (5/0) size hook
  • 1 Scheepjes Whirl (I used Lemon Cassis Cream shade)
  •  or approximately 1094 yards/ 1000 meters of fingering weight yarn
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lace patternwork of your shawl and to ensure that your edges are straight

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Popcorn ST = popcorn stitch

Picot ST = picot stitch

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium lenght set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Special Stitches:

Popcorn Stitch (Popcorn ST):

Work 4 double crochet (DC) stitches in the same stitch. Drop the loop from your hook and insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group. Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

Picot Stitch (Picot ST):

CH 3, SLST into the third CH from hook

Gauge: 6 SC STS= 1″ / 2.5 cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1, that is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • CH 2 always counts as double crochet.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!
  • You can easily adjust the width of you shawl: the starting chain should be multiples of 14
  • There’s an option for an ALTERNATIVE BORDER if you don’t like fringes

Instructions

Important: Before you start, take off 10-12 grams (if you crochet loosely, you can take off 12-15 grams) from the beginning of the skein, which will be used to make the border at this end of the shawl (I will refer to this as leftover yarn 1)

To start: CH 98

Row 1: (WS)

1 SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC in each CH to end

TURN

(97 SC)

Row 2: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK next ST, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST} twice, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, [CH 1, SK 1 ST, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST} 6 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST] 6 times, {CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 DC in next ST} 3 times

TURN

(7 Popcorn ST, 42 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 3: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC)} twice, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), [CH 1, SK 1 CH 1 SP, {1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 6 times, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST)] 6 times, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC)} twice, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 4: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next SC, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, [CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 4 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, CH 1, Sk CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn in next ST] 6 times, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} twice

TURN

(14 Popcorn ST, 35 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Row 5: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), [CH 1, SK 1 CH 1 SP, {1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 4 times, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST)] 6 times, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (DC), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 6: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 3 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, [{CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} twice, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 3 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST] 6 times, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in last ST

TURN

(14 Popcorn ST, 35 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Row 7: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, CH 1, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 SC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 3 times, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), [CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 SC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} twice, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST), CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 SC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 3 times, 1 SC in next ST (Popcorn ST)]  6 times, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 8: (RS)

Repeat Row 4

TURN

(14 Popcorn ST, 35 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Row 9: (WS)

Repeat Row 5

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 10: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, CH 1 SK CH 1 SP, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, [CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1 SK CH 1 SP} 6 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} twice

TURN

(7 Popcorn ST, 42 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Row 11: (WS)

Repeat Row 3

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 12: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 13: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 SC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 14: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} twice, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST, [CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, {1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK CH 1 SP} 6 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST] 6 times, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} 3 times

TURN

(7 Popcorn ST, 42 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 15: Repeat Row 3

Row 16: Repeat Row 4

Row 17: Repeat Row 5

Row 18: Repeat Row 6

Row 19: Repeat Row 7

Row 20: Repeat Row 8

Row 21: Repeat Row 9

Row 22: Repeat Row 10


Row 23-178: {Repeat Row 11-22} 13 times more

TURN

Row 179: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each CH 1 SP and ST to the last DC ST on side, 1 SC around the 3rd CH of CH 3, 1 SC in the 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

DO NOT FASTEN OFF!

(97 SC)


Border 1:

Row 180: (RS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, [SK 2 STS, {3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC} in next ST, SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next ST] 16 times

Fasten off.

(16 Shells, 17 SC)

Make little fringes with the leftover yarn:

Measure and cut 8”/20 cm of the yarn 8 times which is enough for 1 fringe, keep the threads together, fold them in half and attach them to the CH 1 spaces.

(16 fringes)


Border 2:

Join leftover yarn 1 on RS with a standing SC to the bottom left corner (Pic 1)

Row 1: (RS)

[SK 2 STS, {3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC} in next ST (Pic 2), SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next ST (Pic 3)] 16 times (Pic 4)

Fasten off.

(16 Shells, 17 SC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.

Make little fringes with leftover yarn 1:

Measure and cut 8”/20 cm of the yarn (Pic 1) 8 times which is enough for 1 fringe, keep the threads together, fold them in half and attach them to the CH 1 spaces (Pic 2-4).

(16 fringes)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.


Alternative Border 1:

Row 180: (RS)

CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in each ST

TURN

 (97 DC)

Row 181: (WS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK 1 ST, 1 DC in next ST, {CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 DC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 182: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 183: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each CH 1 SP and ST to the last DC ST on side, 1 SC around the 3rd CH of CH 3, 1 SC in the 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

 (97 SC)

Row 184: (RS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), [SK 2 STS, {3 DC, Picot ST, 3 DC} in next ST (Pic 2), SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next ST (Pic 3)] 16 times (Pic 4-5)

Fasten off.

(16 Picot Shells, 17 SC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.

5.


Alternative Border 2:

Join leftover yarn 1 on RS with a standing DC to the bottom left corner

Row 1: (RS)

1 DC in each ST

TURN

 (97 DC)

Row 2: (WS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 3: (RS)

CH 3 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST, {CH 1, SK CH 1 SP, 1 DC in next ST} 47 times

TURN

(49 DC, 48 x CH 1 SP)

Row 4: (WS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each CH 1 SP and ST to the last DC ST on side, 1 SC around the 3rd CH of CH 3, 1 SC in the 2nd CH of CH 3

TURN

 (97 SC)

Row 5: (RS)

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, [SK 2 STS, {3 DC, Picot ST, 3 DC} in next ST, SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next ST] 16 times

Fasten off.

 (16 Picot Shells, 17 SC)

Weave in all ends and block the finished item.

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