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This year my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary by traveling a bit of Europe. It was a trip of a lifetime, but like a true crochet addict I had to take some yarn. Unfortunatly for me I didn’t bring enough yarn and ran out before I could finish my project.

But not to worry, I have an amazing husband who was willing to help me find some yarn shops along the way. We stopped at a cute little shop in Valencia, Spain and this is where I choose the colorful yarn for this project.

Of course I still wanted you to see the version with the Olive & Two Ewe yarn so that is also included in this post.

Supplies:

Crochet Hook 3.5 mm (E), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Tulip Rose Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.

Measurements
Width: 91 inches (231 cm)
Height: 16.5 inches (42 cm)

Yarn:
• Valeria Di Roma Cotton Soft (Color A) & Inca (Color B)
Sport Weight Yarn 2 (works up very similar to Fingering Yarn)
Yardage: 1,350 yards (1,235 m)

Yarn substitutions (check gauge):
• Cascade Ultra Pima Fine
• Schachenmayr Catania
• MillaMia Natrually Soft Cotton
• Debbie Bliss Eco Baby

Yardage: 725 Yards [662 meters] 

• Removable stitch markers if needed
• Blocking board with blocking pins

Gauge:
• 24 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm)
In Single Crochet

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Special Stitches:

The vine shawl is a first ever seen of it’s kind. Just like the many species of newly discovered plants, we can discover new ways to transform our yarn. While I’m still working on my green thumb as an aspiring gardener, for now I find the vines in crochet are longer lasting.

 

Closing Curve (CC) – Counts as 1 sc stitch and no floating stitches

Sk3fs, FFDC around 4th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 3rd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on the hook, FFDC around 5th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 2nd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 6thfloating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 1st floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Front Float 3 Double Crochet (FF3DC)

Yo, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of indicated st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Repeat for next 2 floating stitches.

Front Float 3 Treble Crochet (FF3TR)

Yo twice, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of indicated st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Repeat for remaining floating stitch to work a total of two front float stitches next to each other.

Opening Curve (OC) – Counts as 2 sc stitches and 6 floating stitches

Skip 1 stitch, FF3DC around next sc one row below, sc 2, FF3DC around base of FF3DC previously made starting with the top floating stitch down.

Right Cross (RC) – Counts as 2 sc stitches and 6 floating stitches

Sk3fs, FF3TR around next 3 floating stitches, sc 2, working over previously make floating stitches FF3TR.

 

Notes:

 

• Any yarn weight can be substituted for this shawl because of the repeat style. It will change sizing slightly, however for a shawl that’s fun to experiment with.

• This shawl will be created in a crescent shape by increasing on one side until desired depth is achieved and then decreasing to the opposite side.

• Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

• Some rounds will increase in stitch count due to floating stitches, and then decrease again on the next round.

• If the cables pull in too much and the fabric does not lay flat, simply add one yarn over to each floating stitch.

• If the cables are too loose, take away one yarn over from each floating stitch.

• Cleaner cables are achieved by working the post stitch into (through) post stitches by grabbing two strands of the stitch instead of working around the entire stitch.

Increasing Vine Shawl Instructions:

RowDescriptionStitch
Count
Floating Stitches

1

(RS)

With Color A ch 19, sc in second chain from hook and in next 15, *with color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in last*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

180
­2 (WS)

Ch 1, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, with Color A sc 16 skipping all floating stitches, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to * until Color A.

180
3

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC around stitch 2 rows below, sc 4, OC, sc 4, FF3TR around stitch two back and two rows below, sc 4, FF3DC around stitch two rows below, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

1815
4Repeat row 2180
5

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, (FF3DC, sc 4) twice, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*, ch 1, sc in last stitch again. (increased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to * until end then increase.

2015
6Repeat Row 2200
7

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 1,*with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2015
8Repeat Row 2200
9

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 6, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 1,  *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2015
10Repeat Row 2200
11

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 4, RC, sc, 5, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*, ch 1, sc in last stitch again. (increased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to * until end then increase.

2215
12Repeat Row 2220
13

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3TR, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2215
14Repeat Row 2220
15

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 6, RC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2215
16Repeat Row 2220
17

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*, ch 1, sc in last stitch again. (increased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to * until end then increase.

2415
18Repeat Row 2240
19

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, (FF3DC, sc 4) twice, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2415
20Repeat Row 2240
21

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, (sc 4, FF3DC) twice, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2415
22Repeat Row 2240
23

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 6, FF3TR, sc 3, CC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*, ch 1, sc in last stitch again. (increased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to * until end then increase.

269
24Repeat Row 2260
25

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3TR, sc 6, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

269

Repeat rows 2-25 until half of Color B yarn has been used.

The left side of shawl will continue to increase the stitch count by 2 every six rows.

Decreasing Vine Shawl Instructions:

26Repeat Row 2260
27

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 4, OC, sc 4, FF3DC around stitch one back and two rows below, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2615
28Repeat Row 2260
29

Ch 1, FF3DC, sc 3, (FF3DC, sc 4) twice, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, until last 3 stitches*, ch 1, sc next two chain spaces together.

(decreased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to *  end then decrease.

2415
30Repeat Row 2240
31

Ch 1, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 1,*with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2415
32Repeat Row 2240
33

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 6, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 1,  *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2415
34Repeat Row 2240
35

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 4, RC, sc, 5, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, until last 3 stitches*, ch 1, sc next two chain spaces together.

(decreased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to *  end then decrease.

2215
36Repeat Row 2220
37

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3TR, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2215
38Repeat Row 2220
39

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 6, RC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2215
40Repeat Row 2220
41

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, until last 3 stitches*, ch 1, sc next two chain spaces together.

(decreased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to *  end then decrease.

2015
42Repeat Row 2200
43

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 3, (FF3DC, sc 4) twice, FF3DC, sc 3, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2015
44Repeat Row 2200
45

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, (sc 4, FF3DC) twice, sc 2, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc in chain space*, turn.

For repeat rows work from * to* until end of row.

2015
46Repeat Row 2200
47

Ch 1, sc 1, FF3DC, sc 6, FF3TR, sc 3, CC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 1, *with Color B ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, until last 3 stitches*, ch 1, sc next two chain spaces together.

(decreased by two stitches)

For repeat rows: repeat from * to *  end then decrease.

189
48Repeat Row 2180
Repeat deacreasing rows until 18 stitches remain.

Finishing:

For a clean edge single crochet around the perimeter of the shawl with Color A. Weave in all lose ends.

Aggressively block wrap by using blocking boards an pins. And then wear it proudly!

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