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Amalthea ~ crochet set pattern by Jessie At Home

Amalthea Shawl
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Amalthea is a striped shawl that mixes lace and solid sections and is made from the corner out, creating an asymmetrical and intriguing look. One skein each of Frabjous Fibers/Wonderland Yarns Unicorn and Cheshire Cat yarns are all it takes to make this shawl, with enough left over to make the matching hat, available here. The name for this shawl was inspired by the name of a unicorn in one of my favorite movies from childhood. You are sure to stop the show when you wear this set out!!

Ravelry Link
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Size:
54″ along top (long side)
25″ from center of long side to bottom point

Yarn:
Wonderland Yarns, Cheshire Cat sock/fingering weight, color #55 Mince Pie: Yarn A 75 g/340 yds
Wonderland Yarns, Unicorn, color #60 Handsome Pig: Yarn B 90 g/275 yds

Hook:
US 5/F/3.75 mm

Gauge:
23 sts x 13 rows makes 4″ square in dc in front loop only, with yarn A

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
dc ~ double crochet
sp(s) ~ space(s)
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Special Stitches:
Right-leaning crossed double ~ (xdc):

Skip 1 stitch, dc in next st, dc in skipped st working behind the previous st (it helps to push the previous st to the front of your work in order to place this st behind it). ~ Find a written, photo, and video tutorial in my Stitchopedia here. The right leaning is the second one in the post, though if you find the left leaning one easier, you can do that one instead, as long as you choose one and stick to it for the entire pattern.

Getting Started:
The stitch counts are only listed for the first few rows of this pattern due to the way the pattern repeats rows. If you want to count sts to be sure you are on track, just know that each row adds 2 sts. So, you can take the row number you are on, multiply it by 2, then add 1 to know how many sts you should have. For example: 16 times 2 is 32, 32 plus 1 is 33, so row 16 should have 33 sts.  Each ch that is not part of the turning chain counts as one st. The first 2 sections of lace on the shawl have the xdc count listed for a quick st count check.
The first or last st at the edge of the angled side of the shawl is a tr in place of a dc, this is done because the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is longer than the other two sides. I know, now you wish you paid more attention in geometry class, just trust me, it works. 🙂
The increase edge of the lace section may seem really confusing at first. Remember that “first st” is the same st as the starting chain, “same st” is the st you just worked into, “next st” is the st just after the st you worked into (or in some cases the st just after the st you skipped). Also, looking at the chart should help you visualize were the sts go.

Pattern:

Begin with Yarn A.
Row 1: Ch 4, (dc, tr) in first ch made.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, dc in front loop only of next st, dc in top of beginning ch-4. ~ {5 sts}
Row 3: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in front loop only across until 1 st remains, (2 dc, tr) in last st. ~ {7 sts}
Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, dc in front loop only until 1 st remains, dc in last st.
Row 5: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in front loop only across until 1 st remains, (2 dc, tr) in last st.
Rows 6-7: Repeat rows 4-5 one more time.
Cut and fasten off Yarn A.

There will be 15 sts at the completion of row 7.

Row 8:  Turn, join Yarn B, ch 4 (counts as first tr and ch 1), dc in same st, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {4 xdc}
Row 9:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts,  (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 1 st remains, ch 1, (dc, tr) in last st. {5 xdc}
Row 10:  Turn, ch 4 (counts as first tr and ch 1), xdc over same (first) and next st, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {6 xdc}
Row 11:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, tr) in last st. {6 xdc}
Row 12:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), dc in same st, ch 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {7 xdc}
Row 13:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1),  skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 3 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, ch 1, tr in the last st (there will already be a st in the last st from the xdc). {8 xdc}
Cut and fasten off Yarn B.

Row 14: Turn, join Yarn Ach 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, (dc in next ch, dc in next 2 dc) until 2 sts remain, dc in next ch, dc in last st.
Row 15: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in front loop only across until 1 st remains, (2 dc, tr) in last st.
Row 16: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, dc in front loop only across until 1 st remains, dc in last st.
Rows 17~22: Repeat rows 15~16, 3 more times.
Cut and fasten off Yarn A.

Row 23:  Turn, join Yarn B, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, tr) in last st. {14 xdc}
Row 24:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), dc in same st, ch 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {15 xdc}
Row 25:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 3 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts, ch 1, tr in the last st (there will already be a st in the last st from the xdc). {16 xdc}
Row 26:  Turn, ch 4 (counts as first tr and ch 1), dc in same st, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {16 xdc}
Row 27:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip1, xdc over next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 1 st remains, ch 1, (dc, tr) in last st. {17 xdc}
Row 28:  Turn, ch 4 (counts as first tr and ch 1), xdc over same and next st, (ch 1, skip 1, xdc over next 2 sts) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last st. {18 xdc}
Cut and fasten off Yarn B.

Row 29: Turn, join Yarn A, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, (dc in next ch, dc in next 2 dc) until 2 sts remain, dc in next ch, dc in last st.
Row 30: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 dc in same st, dc in front loop only until one st remains, dc in last st.

Row 31: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in front loop only until 1 st remains, (2 dc, tr) in last st.
Rows 32~37: Repeat rows 30~31, 3 more times.
Cut and fasten off Yarn A.

Repeat Rows 8~37: one more time.
Repeat Rows 8~ 28: one more time.

Border:
Do NOT turn, continue from the last repeat of row 28. Rotate piece 90° so that you are working along the side edge, ch 2, dc around the post of the last dc made, ch 1, xdc over sides (posts) of the next 2 sts, ch 1, xdc over side (post) of last st worked over and next st, ch 1, xdc over sides (posts) of next 2 sts, * (you will now start working into Yarn A), [ch 1, xdc over sides (posts) of next 2 sts, ch 1, xdc over side (post) of last st worked over and next st] 3 times, (you will now start working into Yarn B), [ch 1, xdc over sides (posts) of next 2 sts, ch 1, xdc over side (post) of last st worked over and next st] 2 times, repeat from * 4 more times, (you will now start working into Yarn A), [ch 1, xc over sides (posts) of next 2 sts, ch 1, xdc over side (post) of last st worked over and next st] 2 times, (ch 1, dc in corner) 2 times.

Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

Here is a chart to help you along.

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If you would like an ad~free PDF of this pattern, it is only available as part of the Amalthea Hat and Shawl Set PDF.

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