I'm not quite sure what has happened to time this week, but I seem to have lost a day somehow! Last week I promised you the recipe for the super-simple Tulpen Crochet Shawl which was last week's Finished Object. If you missed it, it's a basic (and very easy to crochet) rectangle, which can be styled in various ways with the use of a shawl pin. At Unravel I wore it folded in half as a thick collar/cowl and got lots of lovely comments about it.
Only three stitches are necessary to make this wrap, so it would be a good one for novice crocheters (and knitters who want to try crochet). It works up quickly with chunky yarn and a big crochet hook. If you fancy trying it, I've linked to the stitches and yarn at Deramores (affiliate):
You will need:
- 400g Scheepjes Vinci - I used Colourway 004
- 8mm crochet hook
- Needle for sewing in ends
Stitches used - UK terms:
- ch = chain (tutorial)
- dc = double crochet (tutorial)
- tc = treble crochet (tutorial)
Finished measurements: 105 cm wide x 46cm deep (without blocking)
- Start by making a chain of 110 stitches
- 1 dc into the second ch from hook, *skip the next 2 ch, 5 tr into next ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch; rep from * to end
- 1 ch (does not count as a stitch, this is for turning), 1 dc into the first ch, *skip the next 2 ch, 5 tr into next ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch; rep from * to end of row, where you need to work 3 tr into the final stitch before turning
- Repeat row 3 until the work is 45cm deep (I worked 34 rows) or until it's to your desired length. TIP: You will see that the dc is worked into the middle of the 5 tr on the previous row, and the 5 tr are worked into the dc from the previous row, so you won't need to count the stitches, simply remember to work the ch at the beginning of every row and it'll all work out.
- At the end of the final pattern row, simply turn the work 90 degrees to add the edging (pictured, below). The edging is simply 1 dc into each stitch along the bottom and into each space along the side of the rows (see pic). To turn the corners, work 3 dc into the same stitch.