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Home : Patterns : 'Tea and Sympathy' Shawl

Free Crochet Pattern: 'Tea and Sympathy' Shawl

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 50538-C
Rating: ***3.1 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Length 20 inches [51 cm] back waist length.


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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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'Tea and Sympathy' Shawl

Lion Brand® Homespun®


7 sts + 6 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in lacy 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Row 1 Sc in each st, ch 2, turn.
Row 2 Repeat row 1. Ch 5, turn.
Row 3 Tr in each st, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 – 3 for lacy pattern.


Using A, ch 9. Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 7 scs. Ch 2, turn. Inc 1 st in first and last st, work row 2. Work row 3 of lacy pattern. Continuing to work rows 1 – 3 of lacy pattern and inc in first and last sts of rows 1 and 2, work until A yarn is finished. Fasten off.


With B and smaller crochet hook, sc evenly along diagonal side edges of shawl. Fasten off. Join C in first sc, *ch 7, sc in next st; repeat from * along side edges of shawl. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tr = treble (triple) crochet

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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.1 (based on 7 reviews)
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'Tea and Sympathy' Shawl Reviewed by Sarah Bennett on 2014-07-12 *****
I am still working on the shawl, but so far so good. I did notice that you need to make sure that for every inch of crochet (measuring from the bottom up) you need to have 3 inches across so it will be 60 inches by the time you're finished! Hope to be done in the next 2 weeks!

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