Critron by Martha Simonsen


July 2011
Lace ?
21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet (US)
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
600 - 1100 yards (549 - 1006 m)
16 1/2" x 35", 20 1/2" x 42"
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10.08.2011: Row 3 of set-up should start with: “ch 1, sc into first 3 sts,

Critron is a crocheted interpretation of the popular Citron shawl from the Winter issue of Knitty 2009 designed by Hilary Smith Callis.

Just like its knitted predecessor, Critron is worked from the inside and out. This pattern includes row-by-row instructions for two sizes of the shawl but is easily made bigger.

The pattern also includes suggestions on on how to use the pattern as a basis for a customized semi-circular shawl using other patterns than ruffles.

The shawl has instructions for two sizes - the yarn requirements are given for laceweight:
5 sections: 600/650 yards / 550/600 meters
6 sections: 1000/1100 yards / 900/1000meters
(Remember to account for extra yardage if you’re working with a looser gauge and/or want to work it bigger.)

5 sections: 16 1/2” x 35” / 42 x 90 cm
6 sections: 20 1/2” x 42” / 52 x 107 cm

The gauge is 21 sc/25 rows = 4x4”/10x10 cm - again worked in laceweight (My samples was worked with hook sized F (3.75 mm) and G (4.00 mm).
If you’re working with other weights so this gauge doesn’t apply to you, the most important thing to check is that your stitches are slightly wider than tall; meaning that if you have your 4x4” square, you should have more rows (height wise) than stithes (width wise).
The ratio should be approximately 1 (= number of stitches in your square) : 1,1-1,2 (= number of rows in your square).

Very easy - suitable for the patient beginner.
The entire shawl is worked in single crochet - be aware that finishing time will be longer than most crochet projects.