Leto Shawl – week 1

This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details

I simply love crocheting and crochet shawls are my true love. As a mathematician, I love geometric and symmetrical shapes. That’s why I am so excited to show you my latest design – LETO Shawl.

I have decided to split the pattern into four parts released weekly (every Tuesday). Each part will be accompanied with the chart. You can join my Facebook Group or Ravelry Group to get necessary support, ask question about pattern or share your work in progress (WIP).

For those who would like the whole instructions up front the ad-free printable PDF is availabe in my ETSY and  Ravelry shops. The crochet pattern includes both the written instructions and crochet charts.

As you can see, LETO shawl is a geometric lace design combines interesting diamond shapes with nice solid edging. It’s a fun crochet to pick up if you want to challenge your crochet skills a bit and push yourself. Not quite mindless project, but easy enough that it becomes rhythmic. It looks bumpy before blocking, but then becomes airy, light and intricate. Blocking makes all the difference.

I love the versatility of triangular shawls made from the top down. They can be made in almost any weight of yarn and in any size. Finished shawl measures 170cm at widest top edge and 74cm at longest point at center back, so it’s one-size-fits-all. With the shawl being one-size-fits-all you won’t have to worry about making adjustments in size.

When choosing the yarn, take into account how the fibre blend and color will work with the lace pattern. In my opinion, a variegated yarn doesn’t work well with a very intricate lace pattern. I highly recommend making a swatch to make sure you are satisfied with stitch pattern.

This openworked design is finshed in the comfort 4ply, cotton-blend yarn from RICO DESIGN Creative Cotton Degrade which has a very gentle gradient. This yarn creates a wonderful and fashionable faded effect. Colors are gently moving from one end of the cake to the other.

This shawl makes a classy fashion statement and the perfect gift for a friend.

Here are seven shawl made by lovely ladies who tested the pattern:

The pattern contains both written instruction and chart. Choose the most comfortabe way to follow the pattern and let’s get started on this adventure together. Below is the pattern portion you will need for this first week.

Materials & Tools:
  1. Yarn creative COTTON DEGRADE 200g = 800 meters, 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic, 1 cake.
  2. Hook size 3,5mm (US E/4 – UK 9). Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  4. Scissors,
  5. 1 Stitch marker.
 Level:

Intermediate.

Size after blocking:

Wingspan – 170cm, Center depth – 74cm

Gauge after blocking:

After Row 9 the triangle is approx. 10cm/4in high.

Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.

Notes:
  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The shawl is worked in rows back and forth.
  • The stitch marker is placed in ch-5 space in the central corner.
  • Ch4 in the beginning of every row counts as treble crochet and when working stitches in last stitch of every row make them into fourth ch of beginning ch4.
  • When crocheting stitches into ch-spaces, you will work them around chains not in the particular chain stitches.
  • The pattern includes the stitch charts.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

 ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

picot – ch3, insert your hook in the third chain from the hook, yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

 sp – space

beg – beginning

prev – previous

sk – skip

pm – place marker

m – marker

rm – reposition marker

Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.

Copyright 2018 MyCrochetory. All right reserved. This pattern is property of Sylwia Kawczyńska @MyCrochetory. Please DO NOT sell the pattern and claim this pattern as your own. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be translated or reproduced in another language. Please respect my rights, DO NOT share or publish this pattern anywhere without my persmission.

The shawl you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

PATTERN

Start with a magic ring.

Row 1: ch4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), 2dc, ch5, pm, 2dc and tr in the ring. Turn.

Row 2: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (3dc, ch5, rm, 3dc) in ch-5 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 3, 4, 5, 6 : ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until ch-5 sp, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in every dc until ch-2 sp, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2 dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 7: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 3dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2 dcs remain before ch-5 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (3dc, ch5, rm, 3dc) in ch-5 sp, ch2, sk next 2 dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 3dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 8, 9, 10: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in every dcs until ch-5 sp, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2sp, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until last ch-2 sp, 2dc in last ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 11: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until ch-5 sp, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2sp, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until last ch-2 sp, 2dc in last ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 12: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, [3dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2 dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs] rep until ch-5 sp, (3dc, ch5, rm, 3dc) in ch-5 sp, [ch2, sk next 2 dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 3dc in ch-2 sp] rep until last 3dcs remain, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Rows 13 – 15: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp, [2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in every dcs until next ch-2 sp] rep until ch-5 sp, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2sp, [2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, 2dc in last ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 16: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp, [2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp] rep until ch-5 sp, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2sp, [2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in every dc until next ch-2 sp] rep until last ch-2 sp, 2dc in last ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 17: Repeat Row 12

Row 18: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch10, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp] rep until 3dcs remain before ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch10, sk next 1dc, dc in next dc, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch10, sk next 1dc, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch10, sk next 1dc, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp] rep until last 3dcs remain, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 19: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-10 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, [2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2dcs, sc in ch-10 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc] rep until ch-5 sp with m, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-10 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2dcs,  sc in ch-10 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp] rep until last 3dcs remain, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 20: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, [2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every dc until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc] rep until ch-5 sp with m, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch2, sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain before next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp] rep until last 3dcs remain, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

Row 21: ch4, 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next 2dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, [2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc] rep until ch-5 sp with m, (2dc, ch5, rm, 2dc) in ch-5 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [ch2, sk next 3dcs, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch5, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp] rep until last 3dcs remain, ch2, sk next 2dcs, (2dc, tr) in last st. Turn.

PART 2 available HERE.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

Subscribe to my Newsletter and be the first to know about new patterns and design, tutorials and more!

Join my Facebook Group and Official Ravelry Group where you can find necessary support, you can ask questions or share your finished projects.

You can also follow my Instagram, Facebook page and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *