The main body of the shawl is worked in dc (US terms) with trebles added at the end of every second row to create the ridges which are reminiscent of the spine of a stegosaurus. I was inspired to choose this name as my daughter was learning about dinosaurs at school at the time I was creating it. I loved the strong graphic shape created by the plates on the spine of her favorite dinosaur.
82.5 inches (209.5 cm) length x 8.75 inches (22 cm) depth
Abercairn Yarn for Lagom Felt Studio (70% merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 437 yards [400 meters]/105 grams); 1 skein in Enchanted Forest.
Size US F/6 (4 mm).
Scissors, darning needle.
26 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
The pattern increases by one stitch on every second row to create the long thin shape. It can be made with around 100g of any fingering weight yarn with a similar length and fiber composition to ensure good drape. To use up as much yarn from your special skein as possible either divide your yarn into two equal sized balls and work your increases until you have used up the first skein before decreasing, or wind your skein into one ball, weigh the unused yarn periodically as you make the shawl, and begin decreasing when you have used up just under half your skein.
Starting chains at the beginning of each row count as a stitch throughout. Turn at the end of each row.
Make a magic ring.
Row 1(WS): Working into the magic ring, 3 ch, 1 dc; 2 sts.
Row 2: (RS): (4 ch, 2 tr, 2 dc) in same st, 1 dc; 6 sts.
Row 3: 3 ch, dc in each dc across; 3 sts.
Row 4 (Ridge Row): (4 ch, 2 tr, 2 dc) in same st, dc in each dc across; 7 sts.
Row 5: 3 ch, dc in each dc across; 4 sts.
Repeat rows 4-5 until you have used your first ball (if you have divided your skein in half) or until you have used just under half your yarn (if working from one ball).
Row 1(RS – Ridge Row): (4 ch, 2 tr) in same st, dc in each dc across.
Row 2(WS): 3 ch, dc in each dc across.
Repeat rows 1-2 until 2 sts remain.
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. Block to given dimensions, making sure to pin out each ridge.
About the Designer: Anna Hooker
Anna lives with her husband and young daughters in Scotland. She is a keen crocheter who draws inspiration from around her to design items that are both beautiful and practical.
Find Anna on Ravelry as Anna Hooker (patterns) or lilyrosepetal (personal) and on Instagram as @thecrochetninja.