Tuesday 8 June 2010

granny shawl pattern




I have written the pattern for the shawl that I am making and it starts with a video. I should mention that for all my friends Stateside what I refer to as a treble is double crochet in your parlance. The video stops in a funny place but I have filled my memory card so there is the first row and half the second. I won’t be giving up the day job anytime soon. My camera skills are a bit poor. PS look out for Sally the dog making her screen debut. Do I really sound like that?


Row1: make a magic circle. Ch3 then tr 2 into the circle, ch1 tr 3 into the circle ch 3 turn. Pull up the magic circle firmly.


Row 2 2tr in the same stitch as turning chain. ch1 (tr3 ch1 tr3) into centre ch space ch1 tr3 into 3rd ch of the turning ch. ch3 turn


Row 3 2tr in same stitch as turning chain ch1 3tr in ch1 space (tr3 ch1 tr3) in centre ch space ch 1 tr3 in ch space ch1 3tr in 3rd ch of turning space.


Repeat row 3 adding one more 3tr at each end and into each ch space  and 3tr ch1 3tr into the centre ch space,

Oh dear I’m not sure I understand it now. Try not to over think it its just a half granny square after all. Now I changed colour every 2 rows so there and back but It looks equally nice just one row per colour. The flipping ends need sewing in and that's a bind. I have tried working them in in the past but they work their way back out again.

Well I’m off to do more and watch neighbours ( don’t tell the husband) Thanks again for more friendly encouragement including Lucy from the attic!! You like my colours well they are largely your colours too apart from one green which I rejected as lovely as it seemed on the web made my eyes bleed when I got it home. I am starting to think about edgings now any ideas? I love fans and crab stitch although it feels weird crocheting backwards.


  1. Thank you for your fab tutorial! I will give it a try in the holidays!
    The shawl looks great with lots of colours!
    Lucy xx

  2. Clever you! Thanks for showing us!
    Hugs suex

  3. Thanks for the tutorial,it's great .I'm going to try the magic loop ,with your help.It's something I've not managed to master up till now.
    Jacquie x

  4. Excellent video, really helpful just the type of crochet video i find helpful.

  5. Gosh thanks you guys do you really think it was ok? I sound toe curlingly embarassing to me, a bit posh (definately not by the way)It was just an experiment really but worth it to me because you found it useful. Cheers friendsxxx

  6. Louise thanks for stopping by. Yes I'm really pleased my hair is fine now. She took such a lot of care with it the second time round. Even changed the elastics on the curlers. Well its a lot of money for me!
    Satisfied and happy lady with hair and blankies!
    Hugs suex

  7. Brilliant pattern! Can't wait to start a shawl like this.....just need to finish the four other crochet projects I have going first :-S
    Have a lovely week!

  8. Thank you for your pattern :0)))
    Your shawl looks beautiful and I like the colours very much.
    See you at Ravelry!!

  9. Much gratitude for sharing! I'm always on the lookout for store samples for my LYS and I think this would be great fun!

  10. Thanks so much for the pattern!
    Just a quick question though..
    how many (double) rows (colors) have you used ??

  11. Hello Lanroh!! I did 27 double rows and a picot edge. It reaches below the knee at the point. Its entirely up to you when to stop as it is worked top down just stop when you like. HTH Lou :)

  12. I love this. I finished my granny stripes blanket a la Attic24 and I have some lovely DB Baby Cashmerino left in my stash from another project so I think I am gonna make myslef one of these. Take care, O. xx

  13. Dear Louise,

    Thank you so much for sharing this great Tutorial.
    I love the colour...your Shawl looks great.
    Many Greetings from Germany,


  14. hi! not sure when i will get an answer from you, but i wanted to ask some advice. i did exactly like you started, but... mine looks like i have started from the bottom corner and going up. it's not holding like yours and my rows are straight. now i don't know what to do? unravel and try again? or just keep going?

  15. Hi Louise! Thank you for you kind comment at today. Its fun to be hearing from so many new people. I have been browsing through you site. All your tutorial are wonderful! Would you mind if I share this one next week at Tangled Happy? I am a lover of everything granny! You have a lovely blog. Oh and I love the southpark version of you. Very funny!

  16. Hello again! Looking forward to sharing this. Thank you!

  17. This is a FABULOUS tutorial! Very clear instructions and with the photos... AWESOME! =)

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  18. Gosh thanks you guys do you really think it was ok? I sound toe curlingly embarassing to me, a bit posh (definately not by the way)It was just an experiment really but worth it to me because you found it useful. Cheers friendsxxx

  19. Well, I've just happened upon you and I daresay, I NEED TO FOLLOW YOU! I want to see more! And I love your way of writing...especially love your pattern above and the way you took the work in progress and applied the drawing of the pattern as an extension of your work. That just makes it all so clear! I've already had a go of this (saw it when Lucy posted it), but I wasn't sure I was doing it properly. You've taken the guesswork out of it for me. Thanks! I really love this shawl. Have a good day and I'll be seeing you around! Annette

  20. Great shawl! I just started it. Just a question: how do you work in the new colour? Think Im doing it a bit clumsy :P

  21. Hello Rosa, I hope you get this. To change colour, I make the last part of the tr in the new colour and crochet over the ends as I go. To fasten off and start again is a bit of a faff. I hope this helps. I could show you in pictures but have no e-mail for you. L x

  22. This looks great Lou and a very easy to follow tutorial :) The only thing I am missing, is how much yarn this baby eats?

  23. What does tr mean?

  24. Hi RADB, tr means treble stitch in British terms, double stitch if you are American

  25. This really caught my eye. I am a lover of "most" things Granny! Thank you for the wonderful tut! Can't wait to do it. It may just have to go to the top of my project list, as fall and winter is just around the corner for those of us in the US.

  26. Love the granny stitch look of this shawl. I am always looking for easy and quick patterns I can work without having to think or count stitches. This look like it would make a wonderful shawl for the ladies at the nursing home. I've bookmarked it and hope to work it soon.

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