Wabash Bridge Convertible Shawl by Robyn Chachula

Wabash Bridge Convertible Shawl

March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
720 - 900 yards (658 - 823 m)
S/M, L/XL, or 2X/3X
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Inspired by the diagonal bracing of the old Wabash Bridge in Pittsburgh, this shawl is worked on the diagonal to create its unique pattern. Edging on shawl is essentially all buttonholes. Thus, allowing you freedom to chose where you want to button the shawl and create your own look.

Stunning String Plump (CYCA #3), 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 275 yds/ 100g: Tuscan Lavender, 3 (3, 4) hanks

G/6(4mm), G/7(4.5mm), H/8 (5mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle, Spray Bottle Rust-Proof Pins, (8) 1” dia buttons

Stitches Used:
ch Chain
sl st Slip Stitch
sc Single Crochet
dc Double Crochet
tr Treble Crochet
dtr Double Treble
tch Turning Chain
ch-sp Chain Space

4 rows = 4”, 4.5”, or 5” on the vertical or horizontal edge.

Finished Size:
Shawl is 52.5 (58.75, 65)” by 14 (16, 17.75)”. Sized for S/M, L/XL, and 2X/3X. Shown in S/M.


  1. S/M size uses smallest hook and gauge, L/XL uses middle size hook and gauge, 2X/3X uses largest hook and gauge
  2. Shawl converts to shrug or poncho by using the buttons to close the rectangle. For the shrug, button long edge to form sleeves. For the poncho, button short edge to long edge to form neckline.
  3. Project is worked on the bias (diagonal).