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Jaali Crocheted Shawl Variations


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Jaali is Hindi for Mesh. The word has various applications including architecture, textiles, utensils etc. I designed the knitted version of this shawl as a gift for my boss’ wedding. She is a very important person in my life and I wanted to make something truly special for her. I decided to take the plunge and design my first shawl. Once I did that, I didn’t want the crocheter in me to be left craving. So I decided to make a crocheted version of Jaali. The construction and techniques are almost the same. I even tried to find a motif that would emulate the same kind of lacy effect in the border. I think I did well. I can do better, but that is for another attempt. Depending on your preferences you can work up a scarf or a shawl in triangular, trapezoidal, or full-square shape, all from the same pattern. The 5 page pdf consists of written instructions and charts to help you work up a scarf/ shawlette/ or a full-sized shawl. Thanks to the following for making this pattern a reality. Test Crocheters: Triangle: merripurdy, pixie56; Trapezoid: amerz, madinina, Bizyhands; Full-Square: yarnedaround, lynetteack Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY double crochet increasing decreasing GAUGE DK: 21 sts/10 rows = 4” x 4” in body pattern before blocking. Fingering: 27 sts/12 rows = 4” x 4” in body pattern before blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Scarf/ Shawlette/ Shawl in Triangle, Trapezoid or Full square versions

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) 400 - 2000 yards (366 - 1829 m)
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle

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"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011. She is originally from India and likes to call herself “A Student of Life”. She is a self-taught knit and crochet designer who is constantly on the lookout for new techniques, ideas, and inspirations. She has been creating stuff for as long as she can remember. Her designs have also been featured in newsstand and online magazines like Knitty, Tangled, YarnForward, & Inside Crochet. Off late she is growing more and more obsessed with seamless projects and doesn't need an excuse to start one. SSK also loves sewing, embroidery and all things fabric. She is now working on drafting her perfect fit basic patterns so that she can design all kinds of garments to sew.