Crescendo Shawl

Crescendo Shawl is an asymmetrical shawl, crocheted side to side in one piece featuring stripes that progressively grow in size after each color change.

Crescendo is a musical term that indicates a gradual increase in volume. Just as this shawl gradual grows in size as is being worked.

Row after row, each stripe is increased, adding a subtle but eye catching effect.
These stripes combined with the use of variegated yarn, not only adds an unique contrast, but also makes the shawl look more intricate, while remaining an easy project created using only basic crochet stitches.


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Skill level: Easy

Gauge: in single crochet 23 st. by 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

Stitches used and abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

St = Stitch(es)

Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma Twist Fingering. ( 70% superwash wool, 30% Nylon; 737 yards/100 grams)

Yardage: 600 yards (547 meters)

Main Color (330 yards – 301 meters)
Contrast Color (270 yards – 246 meters)

Hook: Crochet hook C (2.5 mm) or necessary hook to obtain gauge.

Other Materials: Yarn needle (to sew edges and weave in ends)

Final Measurement: 23 inches by 58 inches. (Measurement could vary based on how aggressively the shawl is blocked.)

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