As promised, here is the free pattern for the Feather & Fan Alpaca shawl! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm (US size E/4).
Stitches and abbreviations (US terms):
- ss: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- hdc: half double crochet
- tr: treble
- st: stitch
- sk 1 st: skip 1 stitch
Measurements: The shawl is 68 cm wide and 160 cm in length after blocking (27″ by 63″).
Gauge: One blocked fan repeat measures 7 cm in width and 2 cm in height (2,7″ by 0,8″).
- The 18 rows per colours used in the pattern make the most use of the yardage on your skein (I had literally 5m of each colour left). However, if you have a gauge that’s different and you end up using more yarn for the shawl, you might want to reduce this to 17 rows per colour to ensure you have the same amount of row repeats in all colours.
- I’ve used stitch markers to help keep track of what every center of a fan repeat is.
Start with Merengue, ch 152.
R1: starting in 3th ch from hook, 150hdc, turn.
R2: ch4 (counts as first tr), 3tr in same st, tr in next st, *skip 1 st, tr*, repeat between ** 5 times, 4tr in next st, [4tr in next st, tr, *skip 1 st, tr*, repeat between ** 5 times, 4tr in next st], repeat between  8 times. ch2, turn.
R3: hdc in each st, turn.
Repeat R2-3 17 times. Cut yarn.
Join Disco with a ss. Repeat R2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Join Paso with a ss. Repeat R2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Join Quickstep with a ss. Repeat R2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Weave in all ends, and block your piece.
Altering measurements: Heightwise, simply add or omit repeats of R2-R3. Lengthwise, you can add or omit 15 chains to the beginning chain. This will effectively create 1 more fan in the pattern.