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Gathering Leaves

by Lily Go
Crochet
August 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
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Kit for the first photo is available here.

After successfully designing “Garden Path” shawl, I am inspired to design another crocheted shawl. Gathering Leaves shawl is crocheted from the top down and starts with an easy leave motifs that repeats every 10 rows. Then from small leaves the pattern morph seamlessly into bigger leaves and ended with a beautiful tulip motifs. You may use greater or lesser yardage to produce a smaller or larger shawl by simply reduce or increase the repeat of the smaller leaves pattern. This shawl can be worked in many different weights of yarn by changing hook size. As usual, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Yarn: I used Malabrigo Lace for the red shawl (1500 yards) and Plucky Knitter Sock Yarn for the green one (1200 yards). See last page for the red shawl photo.

Hook: 3.5 mm (E) for lace weight yarn, 4.5 mm (G) for fingering weight yarn.

Gauge:
Lace weight: First 10 rows = 11” across top edge, 5.5” long from centre top to point (after blocking)
Fingering weight: First 10 rows = 15” across top edge, 7.5” long from centre top to point (after blocking)

Finished Size:
Lace weight: 58” across top edge, 28” long from centre top to point (work from row 1 to the last row).
Fingering weight: 72” across top edge, 37” long from centre top to point (work row 1 - 19, skip row 20 - 39, directly to row 40 to last row).
You can easily make the shawl bigger by adding the repeat.

Pattern is 14 pages in PDF. Complete with symbols and diagram (like the one you always find in Japanese pattern book) beside the written instruction.

ETA:
Latest revision is 15 March 2011. Please delete other version. If you received more than 1 file with same name, they are the same, so you can delete the others.

Tip: To make the top edge longer:

Every begining row: Instead of working ch5, dc in first dc, try working ch5, skip first dc, dc in ch2-sp.

Every ending row: Instead of (dc, ch2, dc) in last dc (or 3rd ch of ch5), try (dc, ch2, dc) in ch5-sp.