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Long Open Shawl

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MATERIALS: (sport weight) BERNAT CARIOCA (1 oz. tubes) - 17. 1 B E R N AT-Aero crochet hook Size 4: 00 mm (F) OR ANY SIZE HOOK THAT WI LL GIVE THE STITCH GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.

  GAUGE: 4 sts = 1 inch

Ch 80 sts.

Row 1: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next st, ch 3, 1 d c in same st (V st made), ch 3, skip 2 sts, 1 s c in each of next 3 sts, repeat from * across Row to last 6 sts, ch 3, skip 2 sts, 1 V st in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, 1 s c in last st.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 7 d c in ch 3 space of V st, * ch 3, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in next s c, ch 3, 7 d c in ch 3 space of next V st, repeat * from across Row, ending ch 3, 1 s c in last st.

Row 3: Ch 6, turn, 1 s c in each of next 7 d c, * ch 5, 1 s c in each of next 7 d c, repeat from * across Row, ending 1 s c in ch 4 space.

Row 4: Ch 4, turn, 1 d c in 2nd st of turning ch (V st made), * ch 3, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of next 3 s c, ch 3, 1V st in 3rd st of ch 5, repeat from * across Row, ending ch 3, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of next 3 s c, ch 3, 1 V st in ch 6 space.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 3 d c in V st, * ch 3, skip next s c, 1 s c in next s c, ch 3, 7 d c in space of V st, repeat from * across, 4 dc in space of last V st.

Row 6 : Ch 1, turn, 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook * ch 5, 1 s c in each of next 7 d c, repeat from * across Row, ending ch 5, 1 s c in each of next 3 d c, 1 s c in top of turning ch.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 1 s c in each of first 2 s c, * ch 3, 1 V st in 3rd st of next ch 5, ch 3, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of next 3 s c, repeat from * across Row, ending ch 3, 1 V st in 3rd st of next ch 5, ch 3, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of last 2 sts.

Repeat Rows 2 through 7 for pattern st until piece measures 72 inches, ending with Row 7 of pattern st. Fasten off.

FINISHING: EDGING: Join yarn and work 1 round s c, working 3 s c in corner sts, join.

Fasten off.

FRINGE: Cut strands of yarn 11 inches long.

Row 1: Knot 6 strands in every 4 th st across each short end.

Row 2: Separate 6 strands of each of 2 adjoining knots and knot tog.

Trim ends. Steam lightly.