Dragonfly Stole – Free Crochet Pattern

Dragonfly Stole

This delicate design is imbued with the fragility and wonder of a dragonfly. Through special stitches, the stole’s architecture draws inspiration from the network of veins crisscrossing a dragonfly’s translucent wings. This one of a kind stole will add a whimsical and elegant finish to any ensemble.

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Materials

Dragonfly Fibers Pixie 100% Superwash merino wool fingering weight yarn (475 yds/100g/ 4 oz per skein):  2 skeins in Titania.

Hook: size 3.5 mm

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Pattern Info

Gauge:  4 rows and 16 sts = 3” as body of pattern repeats (tr and chain section)

Completed (blocked) Dimensions: 1.5 feet X 6 feet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Necessary Skills: basic stitches, special stitches

Abbreviations

[ ]         work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

ch        chain

dc        double crochet

rem      remaining

rep       repeat

RS        right side

sc         single crochet

sk         skip

sl st      slip stitch

st(s)      stitch(es)

tr          treble crochet

xs         times

yoh      yarn over hook

Pattern

Notes: Stitch count at the end of each row includes stitches and chains (sts/chs).

Ch 76.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (75 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout pattern), turn, dc in each st across. (75 dc)

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout pattern), turn, [tr in each of the next 3 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, tr in next st, ch 5, sk 5 sts] rep across row, tr in each of the last 4 sts. (75 sts/chs)

Row 4: Ch 4, turn, tr in each of the next 2 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts/chs, tr in each of the next 3 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, [tr in next st, ch 5, sk 5 sts/chs, tr in each of the next 3 sts/chs, ch 5, sk 5 sts/chs] rep across row, tr in each of the last 3 sts.

Rows 5 – 12: Rep rows 3 & 4 four times.

Row 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout pattern), turn, sc in each st/ch across.

Row 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of the next 15 sts, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in each of the next 13 sts] rep 2 more times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in each rem st across. (75 dc/chs)

Row 15: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of the next 11 sts, [ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc in ch, ch 4, sk 4 sts, dc in each of the next 5 sts] rep 3 more times, dc in each rem st across.

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of the next 10 sts, [ch 5, sk 5 sts/chs, sc in sc, ch 5, sk 5 sts/chs, dc in each of the next 3 sts] rep 3 more times, dc in each rem st across.

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st/ch across.

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next 16 sts, [hdc in the next st, sc in each of the next 13 sts] rep 3 more times, sc in each rem st. (75 sts)

Rows 19 – 28: Rep rows 3 & 4 five times.

Rows 29 – 34: Rep rows 13 – 18 once.

Rows 35 – end: Rep rows 19 – 34 four more times.

To finish main body:

Rep Rows 19 – 28 once more.

Next row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Next row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Border:

Rnd 1: Begin where last row ended, ch 2, sc in side of row, **[ch 2, sk post of st, sc in next dc base] rep 2 xs, *[ch 3, sk post of st, sc in next tr base] rep 10 xs, ch 3, sk sc and dc post, sc in next dc base, [ch 2, sk dc post, sc in next dc base] rep 2 xs, [ch 3, sk dc post, sc in next sc base, rep from * across side, ch 3, sk final dc post, sc in dc base, ch 2 at corner**, sc in each st across to corner, ch 2 at corner, rep instructions from ** to ** across side.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout border), [dc in each st across to corner, ch 2 at corner, dc in each st/ch across to corner, ch 2 at corner] rep once more, dc in last st/ch, sl st in first dc to connect rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, [dc in each st across to corner, ch 2 at corner, dc in each st/ch across to corner, ch 2 at corner] rep once more, dc in last 2 sts/ch, sl st in first dc to connect rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, [dc in each st across to corner, ch 2 at corner, dc in each st/ch across to corner, ch 2 at corner] rep once more, dc in last 3 sts/ch, sl st in first dc to connect rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, [dc in each st across to corner, ch 2 at corner, dc in each st/ch across to corner, ch 2 at corner] rep once more, dc in last 4 sts/ch, sl st in first dc to connect rnd.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Block to 1.5 feet x 6 feet

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