Posted by: mamas2hands | May 10, 2011

Right-Angle Wrap

DRG - Crochet! Magazine Photo

Hurray! My latest published design is available on newsstands soon.  You can find the pattern for the “Right-Angle Wrap” in the July 2011 Issue of Crochet! Magazine.

I love how this design came out. It is made in a silky Bamboo blend sock yarn – Panda Silk from Crystal Palace Yarns.  So it provides a touch of warmth when you are dealing with air-conditioning everywhere, yet it is lightweight enough to fit in a pocket when you are back outside in the heat of summer.

It was super quick to stitch up with a larger than usual hook for the yarn weight and a simple 2 row lace repeat.  It could be a great gift project, prayer shawl or special treat for yourself.


Responses

  1. Beautiful shawl! Can’t wait to get my issue!

  2. It is so beautiful-I love the way it drapes! And a wonderful neutral color for spring and summer.

  3. I can’t seem to get it started. When it say’s “working in ends of row” and there is no row, only a couple of sc’s and which end if there were an end. I know it’s probably easy for people that have crocheted on an angle before but this is my first. I really need a diagram I guess. I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw the magazine. help please I will not give up

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    • The foundation is basicially “rows” of 1 single crochet st. That is what is meant by working in end of row. Hope that helps.

      • Thank you very much . Maybe that will help. Will keep trying.

  4. I’m trying to start this pattern, but am confused about the foundation rows. Are they different than chaining then working sc into the chain? This seems to awkward, and I don’t know what it is that I’m making with these stitches.

    • Loren,
      You are working little rows of 1 single crochet stitch for the foundation, then you work the first full row of the shawl off the side of those rows. I call this type of foundation a “stacked rows” foundation. It creates a dressier edge for the top of your shawl. Hope that helps.

      • Thanks for the fast response. I’m getting so frustrated with this stacked rows foundation. Can I do a normal starting chain then make 181 sc and still be able to work the rest of the pattern? I feel stupid, but my fingers just don’t seem to want to make this.

      • Of course you can do the foundation however you want.

        I do recommend that you try to keep your long chain fairly loose, otherwise the top edge of your shawl will pinch up.
        You can even do a length of foundation single crochet if you know that technique. It is a bit more elastic than the typical long chain that you would work back into.

        The main difference with either of those foundations is the top edge of your shawl will not have the textured quality of the one in my sample for the magazine photos.

        Whatever you do, have fun and be patient with yourself so you can enjoy your crocheting experience.

      • Thank you!


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