Pondicherry is a small seaside town in South India that was colonized by France in the 1700s. Today the town is a potpourri of cultures with a unique French flavor to it. Churches, old French villa architecture, streets with French signboards, local people with French-spelt names – there are charming hints of history everywhere. When my family moved there in my sophomore year, Mission Street with its delightful boutiques and shops became a favorite hang-out spot.
Mission street shawl is a simple asymmetric triangular shawl with a pronounced geometric texture. It will become a chic accessory in your wardrobe, whether you choose to make it in a subdued neutral or a bright solid color.
The grid-like texture of the shawl is also reminiscent of the neat grids of streets you find in Pondicherry. 🙂
Any lace weight yarn.
Sample shown in Woolike Yarn by Loops and Threads (85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon; 678 yards [620m], 3.5oz [100g]):Red, 1 skein.
Size US Size G-6 (4 mm)
41”/125cm length, 21”/53cm depth.
20dc/10 rows per 4”/10cm.
Note : Precise gauge is not a requirement. You can experiment with different yarn weights and suitable hook sizes to achieve desired finished sizes.
Tapestry needle, blocking aids.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
- Starting at Row 3, beg ch3 counts as 1 st.
- Increases are made on the wrong side of the shawl (even rows).
This video on Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) and Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC) may be helpful.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn work.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc into dc from prev row, ch 2, sk ch, dc into dc from prev row, dc into beg ch of prev row.
Row 3: Ch 3, fpdc into dc from prev row, 2 dc into ch-2 sp, fpdc into dc, fpdc into beg ch of prev row.
Row 4: Ch 3, [dc, ch2, dc] into the same st, bpdc into fpdc, ch2, sk 2 dc, bpdc into fpdc, bpdc into beg ch.
Row 5: Ch3, fpdc into next st, 2 dc into ch-2 sp, *2 fpdc into next two sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp* until last 2 sts, fpdc into next st, fpdc into beg ch 3.
Row 6: Ch 3, [dc, ch 2, dc] into the same st, bpdc into fpdc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, *2 bpdc into next two fpdc, ch 2, sk 2 dc* until last 2 sts, bpdc into fpdc, bpdc into beg ch 3.
Repeat Rows 5 – 6 until desired length.
Weave in ends and wet block lightly for best results.
About the Designer: Kavitha Raman
Kavitha Raman used to be Wireless Systems Specialist is now a SAHM to two kids. Knitting/Crochet has been a 10 year old hobby for her. She crafts for family, gifting and sometimes for commission. Designing and writing patterns is a fairly new path, where she hopes to explore and discover more in this amazing world of fibers.
She blogs at https://craftdoodling.wordpress.com/