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Christening Shawl uk

I have designed this christening shawl uk format as an accessory to my FREE Christening Outfit on my sister site justcrochet it’s made in double knitting yarn on a large hook, so is quite quick to make.

Can you just Imagine your little one dressed in a white outfit you have made and wrapped with this matching shawl, it can also be passed through the family or used as an heirloom.

Hope you enjoy.

christening shawl uk

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Christening Shawl uk                          CNC65

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WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side
ch.     Chain
dc.     Double Crochet
htr.    Half Treble Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
ss.      Slip Stitch
yrh.   Yarn Round Hook

tr2tog.  Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 2tr into same space or stitch, yrh and draw through all loops.

Crab Stitch. Working left to right work 1dc into each dc backwards

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Approx Finished Size:  38 x 36 Inches

I have used:-
420 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK

6.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks

TENSION – 2 pattern rpt’s & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

Made in multiples of 2 stitches.

With 6.00mm hook make 136ch loosely, work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, * make 1ch, miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (67, 1ch spaces)

Next Row – (RS) 3ch, * tr2tog (see abbrev) into next 1ch space, 1ch, miss 1dc, * rpt from * to * to last 1ch space and dc, tr2tog into 1ch space, 1tr into last dc. Turn.
(67, tr2tog)

Pattern Row 1 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 1ch, miss tr2tog, 1dc into next 1ch space, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 3ch, * tr2tog into next 1ch space, 1ch, miss 1dc, * rpt from * to * to last 1ch space and dc, tr2tog into 1ch space, 1tr into last dc. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 41, tr2tog rows have been worked. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn.

shawl corner

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Shawl Edge – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc in each 1ch space and dc to last dc, 3dc into dc, work 122dc evenly into row ends down first side of blanket, 3dc into corner, 1dc in each ch along cast on edge, 3dc into corner, work 122dc evenly into row ends up second side of shawl, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

shawl edge

Next Row – Working into back loop of stitch only, make 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, work 1htr into each dc around 4 sides of shawl, working 3htr into corners and slip stitching to first htr on the end of each row. Turn.

Rpt the last row three more times.

Work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) around shawl to end, ss to beginning of row. Fasten off.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a christening shawl uk format, I will speak to you soon with another free crochet pattern.



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