Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This is a Crochet pattern I am currently working on.  I'm having some trouble with interpreting the directions.  So I hope that somebody reads this might can help define the directions into simpler terms so that it makes more sense then the way it is currently written.  So if you can show me an easier intepertation of this, it would be greatly appreciated. :) The pattern was offered free from:
http://www.craftown.com/crochet/pat46.htm

Fan Pattern Shawl
Fan Pattern Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Fan Pattern Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

Fan Pattern Shawl
This pretty fan pattern shawl is a lovely accent piece for any wardrobe.  It can be used to accessorize in all four seasons, made from all types of colors and yarns, and can also be given as a treasured hand-made gift.  This free pattern crochets up nice and easy, and your efforts will be well worth the resulting shawl. 


Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 56" wide; 33" deep at center back, plus    fringe.
Materials: About 1400 yards of mercerized knitting and crochet cotton. Steel crochet hook No. 1.
Gauge: 3 meshes (ch 2, dc) = 1
Instructions for Shawl:
Shawl: Beg. at lower center back, ch 19.

Row 1: Dc in 7th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch) 4 times. Ch 5, turn each row.

Row 2: (Sc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last sp. (7 dc)

Row 3: (Dc, ch 2 dc) in first ch 2-sp, * ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, end ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last ch 2 sp (do not work in turning ch). (8 dc)

Rows 4-9: Repeat row 3. (14 dc)

Row 10: * (Dc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp) 5 times, ch 2, * 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, # (dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last ch 2 sp #.

Row 11: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 12: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next ch 2, sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 13: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, 5 dc in next sp, ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, 5 dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 14: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next sp, ch 4, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 15: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (dc in next sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2) twice, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 16: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (5 dc in next sp, ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 4) twice, 5 dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 17: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, ( dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 4, sc in next sp, ch 4) twice, dc in next sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10.

Row 18: Work from first * to 2nd * on row 10, (dc in next sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in next sp, ch 2) 3 times, work from first # to 2nd # on row 10. (3 pats)

Rows 19-99: Repeat rows 16-18 having 1 more pat every 3 rows. Ch 1, run at end of last row.

Row 100: Sc in each st across. End off.

Finishing: Steam lightly.

Fringe: Wind yarn around 8" cardboard. Cut one end. With 8 strands together, fold strands in half, pull loop through ch-5 turning ch, pull end through loop; tighten knot. Knot a fringe in each turning ch on sides of shawl. Trim ends evenly.

 This is what it looks like so far and for some reason I feel that it is not correct.  It doesn't look like anything.
 This is what it looks like as of February 27th, 2012.  A few more rows along and it's more or less starting to look more like a pattern is developing within this shawl pattern. I still find it disturbing that the top wants to curve like that.  I'm not sure why that is either.  I will keep on working with it and see where it takes me. 
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