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Jaali Crocheted Shawl Variations

Crochet
June 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in body pattern
4.5 mm
400 - 2000 yards (366 - 1829 m)
Scarf/ Shawlette/ Shawl
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‘Jaali’ is Hindi for ‘Mesh’. The word has various applications including architecture, textiles, utensils etc. I designed the knitted version of this shawl as a gift for my boss’ wedding. She is a very important person in my life and I wanted to make something truly special for her. I decided to take the plunge and design my first shawl. Once I did that, I didn’t want the crocheter in me to be left craving. So I decided to make a crocheted version of Jaali. The construction and techniques are almost the same. I even tried to find a motif that would emulate the same kind of lacy effect in the border. I think I did well. I can do better, but that is for another attempt.

Depending on your preferences you can work up a scarf or a shawl in triangular, trapezoidal, or full-square shape, all from the same pattern.

The 5 page pdf consists of written instructions and charts to help you work up a scarf/ shawlette/ or a full-sized shawl.

GAUGE:
DK: 21 sts/10 rows = 4” x 4” in body pattern before blocking.
Fingering: 27 sts/12 rows = 4” x 4” in body pattern before blocking.

Thanks to the following for making this pattern
a reality.

Test Crocheters:
Triangle: merripurdy, pixie56;
Trapezoid: amerz, madinina, Bizyhands;
Full-Square: yarnedaround, lynetteack

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara