Long Tail Shawl by Dianne Hunt

Long Tail Shawl

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December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
8.0 mm (L)
300 - 330 yards (274 - 302 m)
Finished size after blocking: 24.5” W x 70” L
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This Long Tail Shawl is a fun shawl that works up fairly quickly! The increase and decrease are placed in strategic places in the project giving it its unique long tail shape. The shawl widens towards giving it an asymmetrical shape and a variety in styling through the open stitches.


On blocking mat: 27” W x 75.5” L
After blocking: 24.5” W x 70” L

Before blocking: 9 hdc sts x 8 hdc rows = 4”
After Blocking: 9 hdc sts x 5 hdc rows = 4”

Stitch Abbreviation
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); ea – each; MC – magic circle; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; dc – double crochet; hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together; dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

Special Stitches
Magic Circle
Petite Shell – sc, ch2, sc in the same st/sp

Experience Level

Pattern Notes

  • Chains 1 and 2 do not count as stitches in the pattern.
  • The pattern is relatively easy; just pay close attention to the increases and decreases.
  • To help you keep track of increase and decrease rows, odd rows have an increase in the 2nd to last st of the row, and even rows (with the exception of Row 2) have an increase in the beginning and a decrease at the end of the row.
  • Once you get the rhythm you will understand what I mean. Stitch count will be indicated in <> at the end of some rows just to help you keep track of where you are.

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