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Idris Shawl

The Idris Shawl is finally here! It’s lacy, feminine and absolutely gorgeous! As the wedding season is here, this rectangular wrap can be a great choice to make if you want something airy but stylish!


Special thanks to my testers: Isi Espunkt, Zannah Söderlind and Michelle Westwood!


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Difficulty:                     Intermediate

Finished Size:               48 cm/ 19” wide

                                   155 cm/ 61” long

Materials needed:

  • 3.5 mm (E) size hook (I used Iris Odyssey by Furls)
  • NOTE: If you crochet loosely I advise you to use a 3 mm (5/0) size hook
  • 1 Scheepjes Whirl (I used Shrinking Violet shade) and 1/4 Whirlette (I used Parma Violet Shade)

 or approximately 1220 yards/ 1115 meters of fingering weight yarn

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Yarn winder
  • Digital Scale
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

SC = single crochet

BPHDC = back post half double crochet

TR = treble crochet

4TRCL = four treble cluster

DTR = double treble crochet

{ } =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 length 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:

Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from back to front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your half double crochet as usual.

4 Treble Cluster (4TRCL):

  1. Yarn over twice, insert hook into given stitch/space, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, leave the stitch unfinished (2 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over twice, insert hook into the same stitch/space, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, leave the stitch unfinished 3 more times (5 loops on hook)
  3. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops.

Gauge: 5 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.
  • 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 row 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 10+9 chains
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lace patternwork of your shawl and to ensure that your edges are straight

Instructions

Important: Before you start, weigh your whirl (Pic 1), then create two even halves. I used a wool winder for this purpose. I started to wind up my cake from the inside and when I got halfway (I weighed my whirl to ensure the measurements are right) I cut the yarn, took it off the winder and rewound it from the outside. This way, the end which I just cut remained in the inside of my new cake. Then, I wound my remaining whirl up from the inside. By doing this, the two ends of the two new little cakes were the same shade and I have kept the color gradient effect. (Pic 2)

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To start: CH 99

Row 1: WS

1 SC in 1st CH from the hook, 1 SC in next 2 CH (Pic 1), CH 3, SK 2 CH, [1 SC in next 8 CH (Pic 2), CH 3, SK 2 CH] 9 times, 1 SC in last 3 CH (Pic 3)

TURN

(78 SC, 10 x CH 3 SP)

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Row 2: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), SK 2 STS, {4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 2), SK 2 STS, [1 SC in next ST, CH 2, SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next ST (Pic 3), SK 2 STS, {4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 3 SP, SK 2 STS] 9 times, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 4)

TURN

(20 SC, 10 x Cluster Shells, 9 x CH 2 SP)

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Row 3: WS

CH 7 (counts as TR+CH 3), SK next 4TRCL, SLST in next CH 3 SP (Pic 1), SLST in next 4TRCL (Pic 2), SLST in next CH 3 SP (Pic 3), CH 3, [SK last 4TRCL and next SC, 1 DTR in next CH 2 SP (Pic 4), CH 3, 1 DC into the middle loop of DTR (Pic 5-6)(Note: I’ve created a video to show you how to to it if unsure check it HERE), CH 3, SK next SC and 4TRCL, SLST in next CH 3 SP, SLST in next 4TRCL, SLST in next CH 3 SP (Pic 7), CH 3] 9 times, 1 TR in last ST (Pic 8)

TURN

(9 DC, 2 TR, 9 DTR, 29 x CH 3 SP)

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Row 4: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 2 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 1), CH 2, SK next 3 SLSTS, [1 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 2), {4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 3), 1 SC in next CH 3 SP, CH 2, SK next 3 SLSTS] 9 times, 2 SC in CH 7 SP, 1 SC in 4th CH of CH 7 (Pic 4)

TURN

(24 SC, 9 x Cluster Shells, 10 x CH 2 SP)

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Row 5: WS

CH 5 (counts as TR+CH 1), SK 2 STS, 1 DTR in next CH 2 SP, CH 3, 1 DC into the middle loop of DTR (Pic 1), [CH 3, SK next SC and 4TRCL, SLST in next CH 3 SP, SLST in next 4TRCL, SLST in next CH 3 SP, CH 3, SK next 4TRCL and SC (Pic 2), 1 DTR in next CH 2 SP, CH 3, 1 DC into the middle loop of DTR] 9 times (Pic 3), CH 1, SK 2 STS, 1 TR in last ST (Pic 4)

TURN

(10 DC, 2 TR, 10 DTR, 2 x CH 1 SP, 28 x CH 3 SP)

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Row 6: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), SK next CH 1 SP, {4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 2), [1 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 3), CH 2, SK next 3 SLSTS, 1 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 4), {4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 3 SP] 9 times, 1 SC in 4th CH of CH 5 (Pic 5)

TURN

(20 SC, 10 x Cluster Shells, 9 x CH 2 SP)

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Row 7-54: Repeat Row 3-6 12 times more (if you’ve completed all the repeats, you should have 28 Cluster Shell Rows in total)

TURN

Row 55: WS

Repeat Row 3

TURN

(9 DC, 2 TR, 9 DTR, 29 x CH 3 SP)

Row 56: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 2 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 2), 2 SC in center SLST of 3 SLST group (Pic 3), [3 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 4), 2 SC in next CH 3 SP (that’s the middle CH 3 SP between the DTR and DC STS)(Pic 5), 3 SC in next CH 3 SP (Pic 6), 2 SC in center SLST of 3 SLST group (Pic 7)] 9 times (Pic 8), 2 SC in CH 7 SP, 1 SC in 4th CH of CH 7 (Pic 9)

TURN

(98 SC)

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Row 57: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end

Fasten off.

(98 SC)


Join your remaining cake on WS to the first CH, then repeat Row 1! (Pic 1-4)

TURN

(78 SC, 10 x CH 3 SP)

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Row 2: RS

Same as Row 2 but make sure to put the 4TRCL STS around both CH spaces (this helps you to create the flowers in the middle of the shawl!)(Pic 1-2)

TURN

(20 SC, 10 x Cluster Shells, 9 x CH 2 SP)

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Row 3-57: Same as Row 3-57 on the other side

Fasten off.

(98 SC)


Crocheting around the shawl:

Join your whirlette on RS to the ST in the top left or bottom right side

Round 1: CH 1, 2 SC in same ST (corner)(Pic 1), 1 SC in each SC and 4 SC in each large CH SP/SP created by TR STS on long side (total of 274 SC)(Pic 2-7), 3 SC in first ST on short side (corner)(Pic 8), 1 SC in next 96 STS (Pic 9), 3 SC in last ST of short side (Pic 10), 1 SC in each SC and 4 SC in each large CH SP/SP created by TR STS on long side (total of 274 SC), 3 SC in first ST on short side (corner)(Pic 11), 1 SC in next 96 STS, 1 SC in first corner, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 12)

Total: 740 SC

Short side: 96 SC

Long side: 274 SC

Corner: 3 SC

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7. The middle part of the long side:                            

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Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in same ST (corner)(Pic 1), 1 SC in next 276 STS (Pic 2), 3 SC in next ST (center SC of 3 SC group), 1 SC in next 98 STS, 3 SC in next ST (center SC of 3 SC group), 1 SC in next 276 STS, 3 SC in next ST (center SC of 3 SC group)(Pic 3), 1 SC in first corner, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 4)

Fasten off.

Total: 748 SC

Short side: 98 SC

Long side: 276 SC

Corner: 3 SC

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Border 1:

Row 1: Join your whirlette into the top right corner ST on RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 101 STS

TURN

(102 SC)

Row 2: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next ST (Pic 1), [CH 4, SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next 2 STS (Pic 2)] 25 times (Pic 3)

TURN

(52 SC, 25 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 3: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), CH 2, SK next ST (SC), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [CH 4, SK next SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 3)] 24 times, CH 2, SK next SC, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 4)

TURN

(27 SC, 2 x CH 2 SP, 24 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 4: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), CH 4, SK next CH 2 SP and SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [CH 4, SK next SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 3)] 23 times, CH 4, SK next SC and CH 2 SP, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 4)

TURN

(25 SC, 25 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 5: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [{4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 4 SP (Pic 3), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 4)] 12 times (Pic 5), 1 SC in last ST (Pic 6)

TURN

(15 SC, 12 x Cluster Shells)

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Row 6: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 SC in next ST (Pic 2), [1 BPHDC around next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 3), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 4), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 5), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 6), 1 BPHDC around next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 7), 1 SC in next ST (SC)(Pic 8)] 12 times (Pic 9), 1 SC in last ST (Pic 10)

Fasten off.

(87 SC, 24 BPHDC, 36 x CH 3 SP)

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Border 2:

Row 1: Join your whirlette to the to the left corner ST of RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 101 STS

TURN

(102 SC)

Row 2: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next ST (Pic 1), [CH 4, SK 2 STS, 1 SC in next 2 STS (Pic 2)] 25 times

TURN

(52 SC, 25 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 3: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), CH 2, SK next ST (SC), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [CH 4, SK next SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 3)] 24 times, CH 2, SK next SC, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 4)

TURN

(27 SC, 2 x CH 2 SP, 24 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 4: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), CH 4, SK next CH 2 SP and SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [CH 4, SK next SC, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP] 23 times (Pic 3), CH 4, SK next SC and CH 2 SP, 1 SC in last ST (Pic 5)

TURN

(25 SC, 25 x CH 4 SP)

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Row 5: RS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 2), [{4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL, CH 3, 4TRCL} in next CH 4 SP (Pic 3), 1 SC in next CH 4 SP (Pic 4)] 12 times (Pic 5), 1 SC in last ST (Pic 6)

TURN

(15 SC, 12 x Cluster Shells)

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Row 6: WS

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 SC in next ST (Pic 2), [1 BPHDC around next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 3), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 4), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 5), {1 SC, CH 3, 1 SC} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 6), 1 BPHDC around next ST (4TRCL)(Pic 7), 1 SC in next ST (SC)(Pic 8)] 12 times (Pic 9), 1 SC in last ST (Pic 10)

Fasten off.

(87 SC, 24 BPHDC, 36 x CH 3 SP)

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Weave in all ends and block the finished item.


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