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inspired by marc jacobs

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a while back, i saw on the website of Kathryn Vercillo photos of shawls with pins designed by marc jacobs. i love them! i have not thought a stitch pattern often used for pillows and blankets would also create a beautiful shawl. and if you like to buy an original marc jacobs shawl go here. UPDATE: the photos and info are not available anymore, but here is another link.

 

a few years i have cushions on the couch that i had made of the same stitch pattern. they also have a shoelace closure, see here how you too can make a closure like that

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tutorial

the marc jacobs shawls are made of wool and i used acrylic yarn with crochet hook size 5 mm.

on the pictures i had seen that the shawls have 12 rows with double crochets and 11 rows with single crochets. the length is a matter of gambling. my shawl is narrower because my yarn is thinner, but i could have increased the number of rows.

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how to make

if you also want to make such a shawl, you can follow these steps.

NOTE: this shawl has a front and back – just like the marc jacobs’ one – by the way of crocheting.
  • choose thick yarn – wool or acrylic –  and a contrasting yarn that is different in color and material. the size of your hook you choose depends on your yarn.
  • stitches used (american terms): ch, sc, dc.
  • crochet chains until you have the length that you desire, if you have chains left after the first row you detach them and tidy weave in the yarn end.
  • row 1. 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc into the next ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, cut yarn, don’t turn
  • row 2. change color and attach yarn onto the first dc, make 1 sc also into the first dc, 3 ch, 1 sc into the first 1-ch sp, *3 ch, 1 sc into the next 1-ch space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make the last sc into the last dc of the previous row, cut yarn, don’t turn
  • row 3. change color and attach yarn onto the first sc, make 2 ch (=first dc), 2 dc into the first 3-ch space, *1 ch, 3 dc into the next 3-ch space*, repeat until end of row, make the last dc into the last sc of the previous row, cut yarn, don’t turn

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  • row 4 and further. repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 12 rows or the width you like.
  • with the right side facing, attach color 1 to any stitch you like and crochet 1 row of sc all around the shawl with 2 sc in the corners. try to divide the stitches as well as possible, for example on the long side 1 sc in every stitch 
  1. also into the chain, not in the 1-ch spaceshawl inspired-by-marc-jacobs - elisabeth andrée
  2. and on the short side, 1 ch in the sc and 1 sc in the side of the dc
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  • weave in the ends and your shawl in ready to wear.
enjoy!