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I've been doing various crafts all my life. I learned to crochet when I was 6 and to sew a couple of years later. I started making quilts near the end of high school and cross-stitched for several ...

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Vefr Shawl

from Heddi Craft Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vefr Shawl
Vefr Shawl
Vefr Shawl
Vefr Shawl
Vefr Shawl Detail of beading

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • reading charts
  • left and right leaning decreases
  • yarn overs
  • double decreases
  • crocheting a chain
  • working with beads

Pattern Description:

A lacy, spider's web shawl with a beaded edging that gives weight and a sparkle like dewdrops. This pattern is worked from the top down and finished with a long chain bind off. Beading is optional but will add weight to the edge and help the shawl hang more gracefully. The pictured shawl used 40 grams of a 50 gram skein. A video illustrating the long chain bind off can be found at: http://youtu.be/1B_zZMNEdfU

Errors in previous versions of the pattern can be found at: http://fibercraftmama.blogspot.com/p/erratta.html

Current version of the pattern has all know errors corrected. Please contact me if you find other errors.


30 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, blocked
Gauge is not critical to this project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 51"/125 cm at widest point and 25"/63 cm long at center


  • Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace (1.75 oz/50 g, 437 yd/400 m, 100% Baby Alpaca), 1 skein, #1406, black
  • 201 Czech Glass Beads, size 6/0 (approx. 24 gram tube)
  • US size 6 [4.0 mm] 40" [101 mm] circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge
  • US size 00 [3 mm] steel crochet hook (US size C [2.75 mm] hook may be substituted)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Flexible beading needle for stringing beads
  • Tapestry needle
  • tools for blocking

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace



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