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Free Crochet Pattern: Victorian Stole

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Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32147
Rating: *1.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 16 x 45 in. (40.5 x 114.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 3, 2013)
1. Stole is worked back and forth in rows beg at center front.
2. Two different options are provided for fastening Stole.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This vintage-inspired shawl is a great present for your next holiday swap or for yourself.

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Homespun®Thick & Quick®

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*Homespun Thick & Quick (Article #792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

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Victorian Stole

Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®


5 1/2 sts + 4 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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BPDC (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st in front of the BPDC.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.
V-dc (double crochet V-stitch) Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.
V-hdc (half double crochet V-stitch) Work (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in indicated st.
V-sc (single crochet V-stitch) Work (sc, ch 1, sc) in indicated st.


Stole is worked back and forth in rows beg at center front.

Ch 23.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 22 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, BPDC around each of next 6 sc, FPDC around each of next 14 sc, hdc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk first st, V-dc in next st, (sk next st, V-dc in next st) 4 times, sk next st, V-hdc in next st, (sk next st, V-sc in next st) twice, sk next st, V-hdc in next st, sk next st, V-dc in next st, sk next st, dc in top of turning ch - 10 V-sts, 1 dc at beg of row, and 1 dc at end of row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, V-dc in next ch-1 sp, V-hdc in next ch-1 sp, V-sc in each of next 2 ch-1 sps, V-hdc in next ch-1 sp, V-dc in each of next 5 ch-1 sps, dc in top of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next st (first st of first V-st), *sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch.
Rep Rows 2-5 until piece measures about 45 in. (114.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 as your last row. Fasten off.

Fold top 5 in. (12.5 cm) of the Stole over.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *1.0 (based on 1 review)
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Victorian Stole Reviewed by Anita Larson on 2013-12-09 *
Warning - due to nature of the yarn, this is not as easy at it sounds like.

I was so excited when I got my yarn today. But my excitement has turned to great disappointment as the yarn is impossible to work with. I cannot see the chain stitches so I cannot do the single crochet stitches to set up the foundation row. Based on what I have read on line about Homespun, some people really like the yarn while others sound as frustrated as I am. One suggestion is that you have to feel the stitches but I find the "touch" method to be quite confusing and very frustrating. Unless you are quite experienced with Homespun, don't try this. I cannot speak to the actual pattern since I could not get progress beyond a chain with this yarn.

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