A Dyer’s Dragon Shawl by MelissaFleur Hughes

A Dyer’s Dragon Shawl

Crochet
April 2018
Changeling Coloured Yarns: Gradient Set Sock yarn- Lavender
Changeling Coloured Yarns: Variegated Sock yarn- Lavender
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 repeats = 4 inches
in Moss stitch: 1 chain, 1 SIngle Crochet
3.5 mm (E)
1312 - 1804 yards (1200 - 1650 m)
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I made this shawl to keep my daughter warm in the cool mornings when she sits on the couch. It has long wings to drape over her arms like a warm hug. It features an unusual construction which will showcase a gradient set of 10 or 20 colours although it can be made with a single coloured yarn too.
The pattern is called ‘A Dyer’s Dragon because I made it with 20 shades of purple. The pattern fits a small adult or a teenager due the shoulder shaping. The pattern contains some sections which are good for crochet in front of the TV and some small sections that may require concentration. I made most of it traveling on the train. All stitches have written instructions and photos. Terms are written in full the first time then abbreviated eg Single Crochet (SC).
This pattern was tested but we are all human so if you have questions or problems with the pattern, please email at Melissa2cats@gmail.com or join the Facebook group where I can share videos and photos. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1812501098814745/about/

Size
Shoulders width 37 cm, body height excluding tail 31.5 cm. Wing span including shoulders 158 cm.

Yarn
150 g 560m 4 ply sock yarn ( variegated) for top band and centre section (yarn 0)
2 x 25 g 4 ply sock yarn (2x95m) for wing rings darkest colour ( yarn 1) two balls are required to make left and right side of the pattern.
19 x 20 g 4 ply sock yarn (75m) various colours. The pattern is written assuming they will be used darkest to lightest. The yarn above is a gradient set where each ball of yarn is slightly different but clearly related. It could be made with a single yarn colour.
Gauge is not critical so 3.5 mm hook or hook suitable for your yarn and tension. Shawl weight (without tail) 310 g- 340g including 80g-110g variegated yarn. Optional tail requires an additional 20g variegated yarn for a total of 130g of variegated yarn. This project was made with Changeling Coloured Yarns Lavender colour way.
Yarn kits and Pattern Support are available on Facebook: Changeling Coloured Yarns.