Tuesday, January 24, 2006


copyright © 01/23/05 Dot Matthews

SIZE: One size fits most adult

You will need:
Hooks: L – optional for foundation chain; K – for pattern
Yarn: 775yds/15oz I used Caron Pound for this project. I'm not sure of the color (the band was missing)
Blunt needle for weaving in ends

STITCHES: chain (ch); double crochet (dc); single crochet (sc)
Shell = 5 dc all in one stitch
Abbreviations used: sk = skip

GAUGE: 5 rows = 4"; 1 pattern repeat = 3 1/2". Gauge is approximate and not very important to this pattern because it's just a large rectangle and can be made to any size you like.

Pattern worked in multiples of 8 + 4

With L hook, ch 204. Switch to K hook

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook,
*sk next 2 chs,
5 dc in next ch (for shell)
ch 2, sk next 3 chs,
dc in next 2 chs. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: sk first dc, dc in next dc,
*shell in first dc of next shell,
ch 2, sk 4 dc,
dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across, ending last dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3 thru 20: Repeat row 2. If you want a wider stole, keep repeating row 2 until your stole is as wide as you want.

At end of row 20, ch 1, pivot piece to work along short side. Sc evenly around all 4 sides of stole, placing 3 sc in corners. Join to first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.