Crocheted halter top and shawl

You'll be basking in compliments when you wear this halter top and shawl you can make yourself.

Kaleidoscope shawl

Finished shawl is approx 152.5 cm (60 ins) wide (along top edge) and 63.5 cm (25 ins) deep, not including the tassel length. The first motif is made separately, then, as you make each successive motif, you will join it to the shawl as you work Rnd 4 until you have made a total of 70 triangular motifs. Refer to Diagram as you work. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for crocheters with some experience.

You need:
Patons Grace (50 g balls) pure cotton yarn as follows:
7 balls, main colour (MC), 60437 Rose
5 balls, contrast A (A), 60604 Terracotta
4 balls, contrast B (B), 60603 Apricot
2 balls, contrast C (C), 60409 Ruby
3.5 mm hook OR whichever size you require to produce the tension given below
Tapestry needle
Note: Click here to see larger image and get diagram.

Tension
1 motif = approx 12.5 cm (5 ins) square.

To make:

To work the first motif:
With C, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, [yoh and draw up a loop in ring, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yoh and draw through all loops on hook -- dc2tog made, ch 5, [yoh and draw up a loop in ring, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yoh and draw through all loops on hook -- dc3tog made, *ch 3, dc3tog, ch 5, dc3tog, rep from * once more, ch 3, join B with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 2: With B, sl st in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc2tog in same sp, ch 4, [yoh twice and draw up a loop in same ch 5 sp, (yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 3 times, yoh and draw through all loops on hook -- tr3tog made, ch 5, sl st in top of tr3tog -- picot made, ch 4, dc3tog in same ch 5 sp, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [dc3tog, ch 4, tr3tog, picot, ch 4, dc3tog] all in next ch 5 sp, rep from * once more, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, join A with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 3: With A, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, *[2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc] in next picot, 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next sc,** 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, rep from * once more, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in last ch 3 sp, join MC with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 4: With MC, sl st in next dc, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), [skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, *[dc3tog, ch 3, tr3tog, picot, ch 3, dc3tog] in next ch 5 sp, ch 1,** [1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 10 times, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * once more, then from * to ** once, [1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 7 times, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4. Fasten off.

To make remaining motifs:
Work Rnds 1 through 3 as given, above.
Rnd 4: Work Rnd 4 as given, above, but join appropriate edges as follows: *[Dc3tog, ch 3, tr3tog, ch 2, sl st in corresponding corner of adjoining Motif, ch 2, sl st in tr3tog, ch 3, dc3tog] in next ch 5 sp,* ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch 1 sp of adjoining Motif, ch 1, [1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch 1 sp of adjoining Motif, ch 1, skip next dc] 10 times, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch 1 sp of adjoining Motif, ch 1, rep from * to * for next corner.

To make tassels:
Cut a strip of cardboard 11 cm / 4-1/2 ins wide. Wind MC around strip 25 times, then, leaving a long end, break yarn and thread end through needle. Slip needle through all loops, tie tightly at top, leaving end to sew tassel onto shawl and remove cardboard. Wind yarn tightly around loops 2.5 cm / 1 in below top and tie securely. Cut loops at bottom, to create tassel. Sew one tassel to each point of shawl.

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