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Seraphina Shawl Pattern by Doni

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Seraphina Shawl

Copyright 2004-2008 by Doni of DoniStuff Designs

(pattern appears here at Crochetville with the express written permission of Doni)

 

The instructions on this page have been modified from the original pattern on Doni's site, hopefully making the instructions a little easier to follow for those who are new to reading patterns.

Please do not share copies of this pattern with others or distribute it in any way except by sharing links to the pattern:

 

Doni's original: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html

Crochetville's clarification: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=74666

 

 

seraphina1.jpg

 

Copyright Information and Permissions

 

This pattern is made available for personal or not-for-profit use only.

 

If you want to sell items you make from this pattern, you must email Doni directly to ask for permission (just click on her name). Doni is happy to grant permission in most cases as long as a) you do not sell your finished shawls online (on a website, blog, ebay, etsy, or anywhere else) and b) you include a tag on your finished shawl giving Doni full credit for the design. With Doni's prior permission, you are welcome to sell these shawls at your local craft fair, boutique, store, by custom order, etc. You are also welcome to donate completed shawls to any worthy cause of your choice, without needing to ask permission. Doni is unable to grant permission to sell completed shawls in the western North Carolina area, as she sells her own completed shawls in that area. Thank you for respecting Doni's wishes regarding use of her pattern, so that we may continue to host the pattern here at Crochetville.

 

Materials

4 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun

Size N crochet hook

 

Other yarn suggestions

Joann Sensations Rainbow Boucle (1 skein) and N hook

 

Basic Information

 

This pattern increases rapidly over the first several rows, forming a batwing shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders or over the arms and tied behind your back when working.

 

NOTE: Once the beginning wedge is made, you will increase in the same places, in the same sequence, until the shawl is as large as you like. That's what makes this shawl such a great little bit of hand-candy. You will increase at the beginning of each edge, and on either side of the "point" in the middle, and at the end of each row. Between those two increase points on each side, the working is the same, no matter how many repetitions you have. A typical shawl, finished, has a long side of about 25 shells, not counting the point.

 

Once you can get the sequence memorized, this goes VERY quickly.

 

Special Stitches

 

Beg V-stitch: ch 4 for turning chain, turn, dc into same dc as turning chain

 

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc

 

Shell: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc

 

Shell in shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of shell on previous row

 

Instructions

 

Chain 6, join to form a ring.

 

Row 1: Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) [shell made], ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) (V-stitch made).

 

row1a.jpg

 

 

Row 2: ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain (beg V-stitch made), ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after the beginning V-stitch of previous row, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in ch-2 space of previous shell, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 space (shell in shell at point), ch 1, dc in same space, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, then (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd chain of beg chain from previous row.

 

row2a.jpgrow2b.jpg

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Row 3: ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) [shell in shell made], ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd chain of starting chain from previous row.

 

row3a.jpg

 

Row 4: ch 4, turn, dc in same st as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

row4a.jpg

 

Row 5: ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next dc and following ch-1 space, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next dc and following ch-1 space, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

row5a.jpg

Row 6: ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 space of V-stitch of previous row, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

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Row 7 (sequence row 1): ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc [Note: this V-stitch starts a new shell sequence], dc in each of next 3 dc [Note: from this point on, you will always dc in these dc, never increasing. This will become the 3-dc rib between shells], ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, make shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch of previous row [Note: from this point on, you will always make a (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) shell-in-shell in this shell.], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 dc [Again, from this point on, you will always dc in these dc, never increasing. This will become the 3-dc rib between shells.], (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell at point, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc [Note: this V-stitch starts a new shell sequence], dc in each of next 3 dc [Note: from this point on, you will always dc in these dc, never increasing. This will become the 3-dc rib between shells], ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, make shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch of previous row [Note: from this point on, you will always make a (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) shell-in-shell in this shell.], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 dc [Again, from this point on, you will always dc in these dc, never increasing. This will become the 3-dc rib between shells.], (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

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Row 8 (sequence row 2): ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc [you will dc in each of next 3 dc here from now on], ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc and ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell at point, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc [you will dc in each of next 3 dc here from now on], ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc and ch-1 space, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

row8a.jpg

 

Row 9 (sequence row 3): ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next dc, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-2 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next dc, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-2 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell at point, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next dc, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-2 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip next 3 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next dc, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-2 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

row9a.jpg

 

Row 10 (sequence row 4): ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell and next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell at point, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell and next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-1 sp of V-stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

row10a.jpg

 

Row 11 (sequence row 1): ch 4, turn, dc in same stitch as turning chain, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space after beginning V-stitch on previous row, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch [from this point on, you will shell-in-shell here], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell on previous row and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch [from this point on, you will shell-in-shell here], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, shell in shell at point, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch [from this point on, you will shell-in-shell here], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell on previous row and ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp and next 2 dc, shell (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of V-stitch [from this point on, you will shell-in-shell here], ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

 

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Row 12: repeat sequence row 2, increasing only in the four 'increase' points. (Refer to note below and pictures above)

 

Row 13: repeat sequence row 3.

 

Row 14: repeat sequence row 4.

 

Note: Repeat the four sequence rows from this point on, making sure to increase at the beginning of each row, on either side of the point, and at the end. Those are the ONLY 4 places you will increase. Once the shell sequence is completed, shells will ALWAYS have a shell in them, and the 3-dc ribs between shells will ALWAYS be 'dc in each of next 3 dc'. If you remember this, and always keep the increases in the right places, you will be able to make this shawl very easily. Notice that you are increasing in the ch-1 space at the beginning of the row, in the ch-1 space right before the point, in the ch-1 space right after the point, and in the ch-1 space at the end of the row. Between those points, you are making shell sequences and 3dc ribs. Those will not change.

 

A usual shawl on a size H hook will be about 25 shells on each side.

 

Finishing: Once your shawl is the desired length, at the end of the last row, ch 1, then turn and work along the LONG neck edge, working sc spaced evenly across the work for a finished edge. You can also work along the shelled edges in this way if you wish.

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Seraphina Shawl
Copyright 2004-2008 by Doni of DoniStuff Designs

(pattern appears here at Crochetville with the express written permission of Doni)

Please do not share copies of this chart with others or distribute it in any way except by sharing links to the pattern:

Doni's original: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/do.../croshawl.html

Crochetville's clarification:
http://www.crochetville.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=74666

Here is MimiFL's graph of the Seraphina pattern as a symbol crochet chart.

<img src="http://www.crochetville.org/forum/patterns/seraphina/seraphina_graph.gif"></img>

Mimi's notes:
  • All "shells" always have ch 1 before and after, except for the (dc, ch1, dc) ones.
  • You can never have more than 6 dc in a row. After 6 dc, you have to split them with a (dc, ch1, dc) shell - which is the start of a new shell sequence.
  • The number of dc on either side of the point is the same as that near the beginning and the end of the row.

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Seraphina Shawl

(streamlined version)

Copyright 2004-2008 by Doni of DoniStuff Designs

(pattern appears here at Crochetville with the express written permission of Doni)

 

The instructions on this page have been modified from the original pattern on Doni's site, hopefully making the instructions a little easier to follow for those who are new to reading patterns.

 

Please do not share copies of this pattern with others or distribute it in any way except by sharing links to the pattern:

 

Doni's original: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/do.../croshawl.html

Crochetville's clarification: https://forum.crochetville.com/topic/74666-seraphina-shawl-pattern-by-doni/#comment-1203087

 

 

seraphina1.jpg

 

Copyright Information and Permissions

 

This pattern is made available for personal or not-for-profit use only.

 

If you want to sell items you make from this pattern, you must email Doni directly to ask for permission (just click on her name). Doni is happy to grant permission in most cases as long as a) you do not sell your finished shawls online (on a website, blog, ebay, etsy, or anywhere else) and b) you include a tag on your finished shawl giving Doni full credit for the design. With Doni's prior permission, you are welcome to sell these shawls at your local craft fair, boutique, store, by custom order, etc. You are also welcome to donate completed shawls to any worthy cause of your choice, without needing to ask permission. Doni is unable to grant permission to sell completed shawls in the western North Carolina area, as she sells her own completed shawls in that area. Thank you for respecting Doni's wishes regarding use of her pattern, so that we may continue to host the pattern here at Crochetville.

 

Materials

4 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun

Size N crochet hook

 

Other yarn suggestions

Joann Sensations Rainbow Boucle (1 skein) and N hook

 

Basic Information

 

This pattern increases rapidly over the first several rows, forming a batwing shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders or over the arms and tied behind your back when working.

 

NOTE: Once the beginning wedge is made, you will increase in the same places, in the same sequence, until the shawl is as large as you like. That's what makes this shawl such a great little bit of hand-candy. You will increase at the beginning of each edge, and on either side of the "point" in the middle, and at the end of each row. Between those two increase points on each side, the working is the same, no matter how many repetitions you have. A typical shawl, finished, has a long side of about 25 shells, not counting the point.

 

Once you can get the sequence memorized, this goes VERY quickly.

 

Special Stitches

 

Beg V-stitch: ch 4 for turning chain, turn, dc into same dc as turning chain

 

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc

 

Shell: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc

 

Shell in shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space of shell on previous row

 

NOTES:

 

1. At the beginning of each row, you will "dc in ch-1 space." This is the ch-1 space AFTER the beginning V-stitch of the previous row.

 

2. You create new shells by starting with a basic V-stitch and increasing to a shell row-by-row as follows:

 

dc, ch 1, dc

dc, ch 2, dc

2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc

2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

shell

 

3. Whenever you work into this V-stitch area, you will NOT work into any of the dcs in the V-stitches or into the ch-1 spaces before and after the V-stitches.

 

4. Once you've created a new shell and the 3-dc ribbing sections on either side, you will always shell-in-shell and "dc into 3 dc".

 

Instructions

 

Chain 6, join to form a ring.

 

Row 1: Chain 4, dc, ch 1, shell, ch 1, V-stitch.

 

Row 2: Beg V-stitch, ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, shell, ch 1, dc) in shell, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 spaced, ch 1, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beg chain from previous row.

 

Row 3: Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, V-stitch in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of starting chain from previous row.

 

Row 4: Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

Row 5: Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

Row 6: Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

Row 7 (sequence row 1): Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, V-stitch in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, V-stitch in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell at point, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

Row 8 (sequence row 2): Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell at point, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

Row 9 (sequence row 3): Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell at point, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

Row 10 (sequence row 4): Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell at point, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

Row 11 (sequence row 1): Beg V-stitch, *ch 1, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in shell, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, shell in V-stitch, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, ch 1*, shell in shell at point, repeat from * to *, V-stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch from previous row.

 

Row 12: repeat sequence row 2, increasing only in the four 'increase' points. (Refer to note below)

 

Row 13: repeat sequence row 3.

 

Row 14: repeat sequence row 4.

 

Note: Repeat the four sequence rows from this point on, making sure to increase at the beginning of each row, on either side of the point, and at the end. Those are the ONLY 4 places you will increase. Once the shell sequence is completed, shells will ALWAYS have a shell in them, and the 3-dc ribs between shells will ALWAYS be 'dc in next 3 dc'. If you remember this, and always keep the increases in the right places, you will be able to make this shawl very easily. Notice that you are increasing in the ch-1 space at the beginning of the row, in the ch-1 space right before the point, in the ch-1 space right after the point, and in the ch-1 space at the end of the row. Between those points, you are making shell sequences and 3dc ribs. Those will not change.

 

A usual shawl on a size H hook will be about 25 shells on each side.

 

Finishing: Once your shawl is the desired length, at the end of the last row, ch 1, then turn and work along the LONG neck edge, working sc spaced evenly across the work for a finished edge. You can also work along the shelled edges in this way if you wish.

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I posted an announcement over at About.com's crochet forum giving the link to this thread.

 

I'm willing to bet in the next few weeks and months, there's going to be a lot of threads on a bunch of crochet forums with everyone showing off their Seraphina's... :D

 

I'm actually working on two of them right now. One will be finished within the next day or two.

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Thank you! I am thrilled to see this thread! I have been battling with this pattern for so long! I will not give up, I LOVE this shawl! Hope the new directions and graph help me conquer it.

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Thanks!!! :yay This is wonderful. I've been putting off starting mine for looking up the corrections, but now I don't have to. :hug

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This may also be the place to put Yarn type/hook size used (possibly picture of example)

I have seen many posts with "what size hook/what yarn did you use" type questions.

Having it all in one place would be good, too.

 

blessings,

Kath

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My daughter just asked for a new shawl today - it'll be next in line behind the baby blankets & the flamenco wrap I'm finishing. Thanks so much for the streamlined version!

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Thanks so much for researching this and clarifying this pattern. I had started it several times and gave up in frustration. With all your explanations I think I'm 'getting it' now, finally. I still have to painstakingly read each step but I'm hoping for an 'aha' moment when I memorize the sequences. I just finished Row 8 with my 'stash' yarn, but I may just go out and buy more and keep going with this yarn.... white Caron SS, which is looking nice.

 

Joan

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I just finished my first Seraphina a couple nights ago and let me tell you....I am HOOKED! I immediately started another one! Once you get the pattern figured out it is a breeze! Hopefully this updated one will make it alot easier for folks! :yes

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Thank you! I am on row 13 using Sensations Boucle.

What color are you using! I really found this yarn alot easier to work with than I thought it would be!

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I can't wait to start a new seraphina! I tried one several years ago and while I ended up with a perfectly nice shawl, it definetely wasn't a seraphina. Not quite sure what I did, but it worked! :)

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I am on row 12 which is supposed to repeat row 8 ....I am so confused :think

 

Can someone please just write out this row for me then maybe I can understand it I am at the begining of the row

 

I have chained 4 turned and double crocheted in the same space, then I have chained 1 and double crocheted in the next space...now this is where I get lost... Do you dc in the next 3 then ch 1 and v in v or dc in 4 then ch 1 and v in v :think for the increase?

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Pumpkinmouse,

 

I have chained 4 turned and double crocheted in the same space, then I have chained 1 and double crocheted in the next space...now this is where I get lost... Do you dc in the next 3 then ch 1 and v in v or dc in 4 then ch 1 and v in v for the increase?

 

After you've put a dc in the first ch-1 space, you'll dc in the next 3 dc. After those 3 dc, you'll skip the next dc, chain 1, do dc-ch2-dc in the next ch-1 space, then chain 1 again, skip the next dc, and dc in the next 3 dc. Then ch 1 again, and make a shell in the next shell.

 

The reason you're skipping two dc's on this round is that they're part of the dc-ch1-dc shell on the last round, and you never use the dc's on either side of a shell, however big or small that shell is (in this case, very small).

 

Does that help? :)

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On all the other rounds, you have ch-1 spaces on either side of your V-stitch or shell to help you remember not to crochet into the dcs that belong to it.

 

On this round, you just have to remember that there's a V-stitch there on either side of the space in which you're making the (dc, ch 2, dc) V-stitch, and you shouldn't crochet into the "legs" of the V-stitch.

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This is wonderful! Thank you very much Amy and Doni. Thanks also to Mimi. :)

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What color are you using! I really found this yarn alot easier to work with than I thought it would be!

 

I am using Pink Shimmer. I thought it wouldl be harder to work with too but I'm almost finished with no problems.

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Amy I wanted to say I really like the streamlined version of the pattern. After you've been through the pattern a few times you really only need to reference the written instructions a few times, and after row 11 you really don't need the instructions at all.

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shawl yarn usage:

 

Baby fingering H hook

 

15 balls Kroy sock yarn B or 2 mm hook—no fringe—90 rows

 

2 skeins plush 7.00 or K—No fringe

 

3 skeins plush J hook— No fringe

 

 

4 skeins plush variegated 4.5 oz

 

4 skeins Light and Lofty P hook

 

2-6 oz Red Heart yarn. N hook

 

3 Homespun K Hook

 

2 TLC Essentials K hook

 

3 ½ Wool ease Worsted K hook

 

4 skeins Soft Boucle -P hook

 

2/3 skein Sensations Rainbow Boucle K hook

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I am working on one now with these AWESOME instructions! TY TY TY so very much. I have tried this one more times than I can count and always have gotten frustrated and said oh well we will go at this again later. Now I have it good. :D And I am so not a beginner in crochet but it just got me every time. Me thinks my secret pal will love you all and me for this one. :D I am using a p hook and a ww yarn but I wanted it light and lacier for the spring and summer for her.

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