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Magnificent Mantle

It's that time again... Snowmageddon! We just survived Snowpacalypse, and now I'm being told to prepare for yet another weekend spent snowed in with the dogs. Can't we ever get a break? And it's been so cold here that my normally cozy seat in the window has been too frigid for much enjoyment. I guess I'll just have to make myself comfortable on The Animator's office chair. I'm not supposed to be there, but it's the comfiest, quietest chair in the house (when he's not working in it, that is).

So a snowed in weekend calls for a good stash-busting project. Here's one The Animator's Wife created recently.

Magnificent Mantle 1 Magnificent Mantle 2

We love how it can be wrapped around the neck like a scarf or draped over the shoulders. And the best part is, it's warm.

56" wide x 24" long
J hook - 650 yd WW

BODY

Ch 3.

Row 1. 3 exsc in 3rd ch from hook. 3 exsc.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. 2 exsc in 1st exsc, exsc in next exsc, 2 exsc in last exsc. 5 exsc.

Row 3. Ch 2; turn. 2 exsc in 1st exsc, exsc in ea rem exsc across to last exsc, 2 exsc in last exsc. 7 exsc.

Rows 4-48. Rep row 2. 97 exsc.

DO NOT FINISH OFF.

EDGE - worked in end of rows.

Row 1. Ch 4; DO NOT TURN. Sk end of row 48, *dc in next end of row, ch 1; rep from * to row 1 (corner). (Dc, ch 1) twice in corner, **dc in next end of row, ch 1; rep from ** to row 47. Ch 1, dc in row 48. 97 ch sp.

Row 2. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first dc, tr in ea ch sp and dc across to corner, 3 tr in corner, tr in ea ch-sp and dc across to last ch-sp, 4 tr in last ch sp. 200 tr.

Row 3. Ch 7; turn. Sk first 3 tr, *sc in next tr, ch 5, sk next 3 tr; rep from * across to corner. (sc, ch 5, sc) in corner, sc in next tr, ch 5, sk next 3 tr, sc in next tr, **ch 5, sk next 3 tr, sc in next tr; rep from ** across to last 2 tr, ch 7, sc in t-ch. 51 ch sp.

Row 4. Ch 6; turn. *Sc in next ch sp, ch 5; rep from * across to corner. (Sc, ch 5, sc) in corner, ch 5, **sc in next ch sp, ch 5; rep from ** across to last ch sp, (sc, ch 3, dc) in last ch sp. 53 ch sp.

Row 5. Ch 6; turn. *Sc in first ch sp, ch 5; rep from * across to corner. (Sc, ch 5, sc) in corner, **ch 5, sc in next ch sp; rep from ** across to last ch sp, ch 6, sc in last ch sp. 54 ch sp.

Rows 6-11. Rep rows 4 & 5. 63 ch sp.

Row 12. Ch 4; turn. *Sc in next ch sp, ch 3; rep from * across to corner. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in corner, ch 3, **sc in next ch sp, ch 3; rep from ** across to last ch sp. (Sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp. 65 ch sp.

Row 13. Ch 4; turn. Tr in first dc, tr in first ch sp, tr in next sc, *3 tr in ch sp, tr in sc; rep from * across to corner. 5 tr in corner, tr in sc, **3 tr in ch sp, tr in sc; rep from ** across to last ch sp. 3 tr in last ch sp. 360 tr.

Row 14. Ch 4; turn. Sk first tr, dc in next tr, *ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr; rep from * across to corner. 5 tr in corner, ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next tr, ch 1, dc in next tr, **ch 1, sk next tr, dc in next tr; rep from ** across. Ch 1, dc in t-ch. 133 ch-sp.

Row 15. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *sc in ch sp, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last ch sp. 2 sc in last ch sp. 267 sc.

Row 16. Ch 4; turn. 3 tr in first sc, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc, *sk next 3 sc, 7 tr in next sc, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc (shell made); rep from * 14 times. 7 tr in next sc, sc in next sc, **sk next 3 sc, 7 tr in next sc, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from ** 16 times. Sk next 3 sc, 4 tr in last sc. 35 shells..

Row 17. Ch 1; turn. 3 sc in first tr, *sc in next 2 tr, 3sctog over next 3 st, sc in next 2 tr, 3 sc in next tr; rep from * across. 274 sc.

Finish off.

Abbreviations

3sctog 3 single crochet together
ch chain
ch sp chain space
dc double crochet
ea each
exsc extended single crochet
rep repeat
rem remaining
sk skip
tr treble

46 comments:

  1. this is wonderful! how much ww did it take?

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  2. Oh yes--I knew I was forgetting something! This one took about 650 yards.

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  3. Wow! Recently knitted Aestlight and it was a real learning experience for me, the crocheter. Thanks for this...I'd love to compare them!!!

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  4. Hi there, what type/weight is the yarn that you used?

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  5. Looks like a very clever design and fun to crochet. (I loved doing the clapochet!)
    Could you possibly post a couple of photos of the shawl spread out, so the full pattern shows? does it look just like Aestlight?

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  6. PS (Because in black the pattern doesn't show. ;-)

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  7. Anonymous - I used Vanna's Choice worsted weight on this one.

    Marianne - I actually sent this one out in crochet swap so I can't get any more pics of it. However, if you look it up on Ravelry, there are already people posting pics of theirs. And yes, it does look very similar to the Aestlight. ;)

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  8. Thank you Selena :) I want to give this one a go

    -Nat

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  9. Selena

    My human (tunsia on raverly)just finished the Animator's Wife's new creation. I must ask you to tell her to quit making these fun patterns. My human did nothing but play with this for five days and paid no attention to me or my sister lyddie. Hummpphhh . I had to insist that I be in the picture with finished product or I would have lost all control in the house... You know how it is.

    Thanks for taking care of this.

    Lola
    The Wonder Cat

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  10. Hi Lola! I'll see what I can do... Right now she's working on some vintage patterns, so you should be safe for now. ~_^ Glad your human enjoyed the pattern though. ^_^

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  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  12. OH so BEAUTIFUL! I shared this link at Crochetville~*THANK YOU!* sooo very much for such a lovely pattern!!! I hope to try it next.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  13. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    How do you do an extended single crochet stitch?

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  14. Hello, Anonymous!

    Check out Rachel's tutorial for extended single crochets at the Crochet Spot: http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-extended-single-crochet-stitches-exsc/

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  15. AnonymousJuly 16, 2010

    It is truly a wonderful piece... One question though; I'm not particularly good at modifying patterns... how would I go about making it larger than 56''? I'd like to decorate it a bit and use it as a practice scarf in bellydancing class... only it needs to be larger to accomodate my plus size hips... Thanks
    Stephanie
    Qc Canada

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  16. Hello Anonymous! To make a larger scarf, I would repeat row 3 for more than 48 rows. The solid triangle is about 26" wide at the top, so figure out how many inches longer than 56" you need it to be (say X inches), and keep repeating row 3 until it is 26 + X inches wide. Count the rows and make sure you have a number of rows divisible by 4. Then the rest of the pattern should work out okay. :)

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  17. OK, this may be a dumb question, but I'm hoping someone can help. I'm sure I'm misunderstanding something somewhere, but...I get to row 4 and it says to repeat row 2 (all the way to row 48). When I do this it doesn't get any wider and doesn't look "right". I tried it twice with different tensions to no avail. Is there some way to know what I'm not doing correctly?

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  18. Candle Lady, I had the same problem, and wasted a whole lot of good quality yarn in the process. (Learned my lesson to always use some practice yarn first when trying out a new pattern.) Is anyone going to help resolve this?

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  19. Candle Lady and Anonymous - I'm so sorry for the delay in my response. As long as you are increasing by one stitch at the beginning and end of each row, it should be widening. Without seeing what you're doing, it's hard to help. Could you email me a pic of your WIP? selena k {at} crochet kitten {dot} com

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  20. Question: In row 3 it states "sc in t-ch".

    What is a t-ch?.

    Thanks

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  21. The t-ch is the turning chain from the previous row. :)

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  22. Hi! I'm currently doing this pattern. I was looking all over the place for a size and look just like this one! So now I'm on row 12 (of the 2nd part). It's huge! It looks waaaaay bigger than the one you had in the pic! I used worsted weight yarn- this Caron Simply Soft yarn.... and a J hook. Row 1-48.... that is the part that looks big. Do you have a tight stitch? I think maybe I did it very loosely.

    So instead of repeating rows 4+5 3x in the 2nd part of the pattern, I only repeated once. I'm so bummed because that is my favorite part of the shawl! Next time I'll use a smaller hook and crochet the first part tightly! I think then it'll be a smaller shawl.

    All in all, the pattern is great so far!

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  23. Love your shawl pattern! The sold triangle part is much bigger than your picture depicts. I'm on my 3rd shawl already. The only part I have trouble with and have to "fudge" is the corner part of the edging. The corner of Rows 3 and 14 of the edging don't come out if following your pattern. I've counted exact stitches and chain spaces, but it always looks crooked and uneven if I follow your directions. I do my own thing on the corners for those rows- which I guess changes it a bit, but it still ends up looking good. I just can't follow those rows.

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  24. I saw this pattern and could not wait to try it! I made it with a beautiful WW wool/alpaca blend with a slight varigated color. OMG! It turned out wonderful and everyone at work was desperate to know who the lucky recipient was (we drew names for Christmas). I almost didn't give it up and will be making it again and again. There were some areas of the pattern I had questions about. I agree with the comments that the initial triangle was bigger in size than appears in your picture.
    These are some of the changes I made
    I think rows 4-48 should say repeat Row 3.
    Edge Row 2. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr, (shouldn't this be Row 2. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first dc)
    I only did rows 1-7 of the edge and then skipped to row 12. I knew this would throw the stitch count off but it worked out fine. I wanted a little less mesh. I will send pictures as soon as possible. THANK YOU for all your hard work in developing such a wonderful pattern.


    Linden

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  25. Just finished this late Christmas present for my g-ma... and I totally want to keep it for myself! Check out some pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=55201308&l=a32843b398&id=5100092

    ~ Brittany

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  26. Thanks for the link, Brittany--it's beautiful!

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  27. I made this and it turned out beautifully!! thanks for the pattern! I get compliments on it all the time :)

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  28. Greetings,
    I just finished making this shawl today, and it's amazing! But I have a few little things to point out...
    1) I used sport weight yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook, and it turned out to be 57" x 30". That doesn't make sense...a smaller hook and a smaller yarn, but it turns out bigger???
    2) the repeat in the body isn't right. You wrote "repeat row 2" when it should have read "repeat row 3" Repeating row 2 was impossible!
    3) there were about four errors in the pattern--such as writing "tr" instead of "dc", and "dc" instead of "sc". And also in row 15 of Edge says to sc in the ch sp and in the next dc, right? Well, I do that to the corner, happy as can be, but the corner isn't in dc! And there aren't any ch's either! So I went on as though the tr were dc with ch's between them.
    4) I had to add a border of exsc 'round the top so that the raw edge of the net part wasn't showing.
    But all's well that ends well! I've been crocheting since I was 8 (I'm 14 now) so I knew how to get 'round the mistakes, even when I made only 6 tr in the shells on the edge instead of 7. And I'm really happy in my new shawl!!!
    Thanks for the pattern! Despite the need for doodles all over the paper (I printed it out, you see) I'll treasure this pattern for years to come (unless the paper gets ruined, in which case I'll have to treasure the Word document instead)
    Cheers,
    Katy

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    1. i 100% agree with you. I noticed the same mistakes in the same places. I had to fudge it also. But I still love the pattern

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  29. AnonymousJune 10, 2011

    Beautiful creation!! Can anyone tell me if this pattern is written in US crochet terms, or British crochet terms???? Thanks a bunch :)

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  30. This pattern is in US terms. :)

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  31. I'm trying to get this pattern dont for my friend's birthday on the 6th, i'm stuck at row two though, the instructions are "Row 2. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr, tr in ea ch sp and dc across to corner, 3 tr in corner, tr in ea ch-sp and dc across to last ch-sp, 4 tr in last ch sp. 200 tr." I'm new to reading patterns, so i'm slightly confused. Where it says tr in ea ch sp and dc across to corner, am i supposed to do a trebel and a double in each chain space or how is that supposed to read?

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  32. Hi Andrea! It means you're supposed to do a treble crochet in each stitch across. So treble in each chain space and also treble in each double crochet, but when you get to the last chain space, put 4 treble crochets in there.

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  33. Bonjour, j'ai traduit votre modèle en français, voici le lien: merci pour ce joli châle, j'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à le faire, et je partage donc pour les copines francophones !! http://miaouxdoudoux.kazeo.com/des-projets-qui-changent/magnificent-mantle-traduit-en-francais,a3098486.html

    bien à vous ! Vinciane

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    1. I have an idea of what you just said, but I don't know much French. If you're asking if you can post a French translation of the pattern, that's fine with me. Thanks for linking back to my blog! Your mantle turned out beautifully.

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  34. Will this work nicely with a more variegated type yarn?

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    1. It should. I've seen it work well with all different types of yarn. :)

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  35. AnonymousJune 28, 2012

    What kind of Vanna's Choice & how many skeins, please?

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    1. 3 skeins of the regular worsted weight Vanna's Choice should be all you need: http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/vannaschoice.html

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  36. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    I love this pattern. I just finished my first Magnificent Mantle which I made with Lion Brand Cottonease and a J hook and it turned out beautifully! Yeah, there are a couple of mistakes, but they are minor and easily figured out. It helped a lot to read the other comments before I started. I am so glad I found this pattern, I'm starting on my second Magnificent Mantle. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!

    Jean

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  37. There are at least two typos in this pattern. One of them isn't that big a deal:

    At the start of Row 2 of the edging:

    Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr (should be dc), tr in ea ch sp and dc across to corner, 3 tr in corner, tr in ea ch-sp and dc across to last ch-sp, 4 tr in last ch sp. 200 tr.

    The second, though, really screwed me up until I figured out what was going on. In Row 3 of the edging:

    Ch 7; turn. Sk first 3 tr, *sc in next tr, ch 5, sk next 3 tr; rep from * across to corner. (sc, ch 5, sc) in corner, sc in next tr, ch 5, sk next (should be 3) tr, sc in next tr, **ch 5, sk next 3 tr, sc in next tr; rep from ** across to last 2 tr, ch 7, sc in t-ch. 51 ch sp..

    I think that's it, though I'm not finished with mine yet. I made a couple of minor mistakes in the first part and ended up with only 95 ex sc in the final row, but it lays flat and the problem isn't visible and shouldn't cause any trouble later on. But I couldn't figure out why my chains weren't lining up in Row 3 of the edging until I realized you'd left that '3' out.

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    1. Thank you for pointing these out! I made the changes above.

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  38. I have made this shawl 3 times now. Once in lace weight, 2 strands held together one variegated color one solid, once in solid color worsted weight, and once in tonal lace weight 2 strands held together and beaded on the edge. They all came out beautifully! Thank you for this fantastic pattern!

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  39. US terms that I know do not include exsc (extended single crochet). I know sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), tr (treble crochet and a few others but not exsc. Could it be that the terms are UK? I know that their terms are different.

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    1. The terms are US. Check out Rachel's tutorial for extended single crochets at the Crochet Spot: http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-extended-single-crochet-stitches-exsc/

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  40. I recently made this in a black yarn with what looked like silver tinsle weaved through out the yarn. IT WAS GORGEOUS. Very fancy looking. The yarn was I Love This Yarn called blk sparkle.

    I love this pattern. Yes there are a few typos but you can pretty easily figure out what she was trying to say. The numbers are correct and it does work up soooo nicely. Everyone loves it.

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