Kathy Lashley of Elk Studios Crafted Crochet Designs designed this pretty shawl pattern that she calls Dixie Charm – A Summer Shawl.  I’m changing the name a bit and calling it Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl, because I used alpaca yarn of course!  I’ve made two so far, the first one was out of our Paca Paints Yarn, a hand-painted 100% alpaca yarn, by The Alpaca Yarn Company, a color called Wisteria Way.

Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl

Stitches Used:

SC- single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

Paca-Paints Alpaca Yarn - Wisteria Way

Dixie Charm Alpaca Shawl

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

HOOK

US 5.5mm (I)

MATERIALS

Two skeins of Paca Paints Yarn
Tapestry Needle for sewing in the ends

NOTE

Note: Each row increases by 8 st.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

66 inches/ 167.64 cm across the top, and 31 inches/78.74 cm long from neck to point of triangle

Dixie Charm Alpaca Shawl

DIRECTIONS

Ch 3, sl st to first ch to make ring.

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, turn (8 st)

Row 2: ch 3, (counts as first dc here and throughout, 2 dc in same sp, dc in next 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp , dc in next 2 st, 3 dc in top of 3rd ch, turn (16 st)

Row 3: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, dc in next 6 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp, dc in next 6 st, 3 dc in top of 3rd ch, turn, (24 st)

Row 4: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, [skip 2 st, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2] repeat until center, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp, ch 2, *skip 2 st, dc in next 2 dc ch 2* repeat *to* until end, 3 dc in top of 3rd ch, turn (32 st)

Row 5: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, [skip 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2], repeat until center, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp, ch 2 *skip 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2* repeat *to* until end, 3 dc in top of 3rd ch, turn (40 st)

Row 6-7: Repeat Row 5

Row 8: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, [skip 2 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] repeat until center, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp, ch 2 *skip 2 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2* repeat *to* until end, 3 dc in top of 3rd ch, turn (64 st)

Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp], repeat until 2 stitches from center, dc in next 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp* repeat from *to* across until end, dc in last 2 st, 3 dc in top of 3rd, turn, (72 st)

Repeat rows 4-9 until you have reach desired length and width.

Edging of Shawl

Row 1: ch 1 and sc in same sp, [ch 5, skip next 3 st, sc in next st] repeat until 2 st from center, ch 5, sc in center ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip 2 st, sc in next st, *ch 5, skip next 3 st, sc in next st*, repeat from *to*, turn

Row 2: ch 1, *(2 sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 2 sc) in next ch 5 sp*, repeat *to* until end. Fasten off.

Optional: You can finish off the shawl by crocheting sc stitches evenly down the top of the shawl.


For the second shawl, I used three different yarns, one our Swizzle Alpaca Yarn, color Plum Perfection, our Astral Yarn, color Libra, and our Classic Baby Alpaca Yarn , color called White House.  I’ll list the order of yarn colors I used in my next post, or just alternate as you wish.  The White House has the least amount of yardage, so save that one for single rows.

Both alpaca shawls are available to purchase, just click one of the images.
Enjoy!



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