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Alera Shawl, a Free Crochet Shawl Pattern and CAL, Part 2

Close up of red shawl. Alera Shawl, free crochet shawl pattern and CAL with Banana Moon Studio and Ancient Arts Yarn.

Now we are ready for part two of the Alera Shawl! By now everyone should be in and be enjoying the discussion in the Facebook group, but if you haven’t found it yet, you can get there with this link.

I will be announcing a giveaway winner in the Facebook group today! If you haven’t already, be sharing your progress on social media with the hashtags #CodexAleraCAL and #bananamoonstudio. Those public social media posts are entries for the giveaways!

Reading schedule

Remember! We don’t want spoilers in the group. Stick with the reading schedule below when you are discussing the book in the group.

May 8 Chapter 26

May 9 Chapter 29

May 10 Chapter 32

May 11 Chapter 35

May 12 Chapter 38

May 13 Chapter 41

May 14 Chapter 44

May 15 Chapter 47

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Alera Shawl Pattern, Section Two

Notes Today we begin the most textured section of the shawl. I originally planned to make cables for this section, but it was proving to be finnicky, and I didn’t want the shawl to be that complex. However, we will use post stitches. If you aren’t familiar with those, watch the how-to video below the pattern to see how they’re done.

Abbreviations Used

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

st = stitch

EFPdc = extended front post double crochet

dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together

EBPdc = extended back post double crochet

rep = repeat

Special Stitches

EFPdc Yo, insert hook around post of designated st starting on the front side of fabric, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.

EBPdc Yo, insert hook around post of designated st starting on the back side of fabric, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.

Textured Section

Row 1 (RS) Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *EFPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 79 sts.

Row 2 Ch 2, dc in first 7 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, 1 additional dc in last st, turn – 80 sts.

Row 3 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, EFPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EFPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, to last 5 sts, dc in last 5 sts, turn – 81 sts.

Row 4 Ch 2, dc in first 5 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, EBPdc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 82 sts.

Row 5 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *EFPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, ending last rep at **, dc in next st, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 82 sts.

Row 6 Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending last rep at **, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 83 sts.

Row 7 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *EFPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, EFPdc in next 5 sts, dc in last st, turn – 84 sts.

Row 8 Ch 2, dc in first st, EBPdc in next 5 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 85 sts.

Row 9 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, EFPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts**, EFPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending last rep at **, EFPdc in next 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 85 sts.

Row 10 Ch 2, dc in first st, EBPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts**, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending last rep at **, EBPdc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 86 sts.

Row 11 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *EFPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last st, dc in last st, turn – 87 sts.

Row 12 Ch 2, dc in first st, *dc in next 6 sts, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 88 sts.

Row 13 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *EFPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 5 sts, ending last rep at **, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 88 sts.

Row 14 Ch 2, dc in first 4 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, 1 additional dc in last st, turn – 89 sts.

Row 15 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, EFPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EFPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn – 90 sts.

Row 16 Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, EBPdc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 91 sts.

Row 17 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *EFPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, EFPdc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 91 sts.

Row 18 Ch 2, dc in first st, EBPdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 92 sts.

Row 19 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *EFPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, EFPdc in next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 93 sts.

Row 20 Ch 2, dc in first st, EBPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 94 sts.

Row 21 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, EFPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts, EFPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 7 sts, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 94 sts.

Row 22 Ch 2, dc in first 6 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, EBPdc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 95 sts.

Row 23 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *EFPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending last rep at **, dc in last 4 sts, turn – 96 sts.

Row 24 Ch 2, dc in first 4 sts, *EBPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending last rep at **, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 97 sts.

Row 25 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *EFPdc in next 6 sts**, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending last rep at **, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 97 sts.

Row 26 Ch 2, dc in first st, *EBPdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across, 1 additional dc in last st, turn – 98 sts.

Row 27 Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, EFPdc in next 2 sts, *dc in next 6 sts**, EFPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 5 sts, ending last rep at **, EFPdc in next 4 sts, dc in last st, turn – 99 sts.

Row 28 Ch 2, dc in first st, EBPdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 6 sts**, EBPdc in next 6 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending last rep at **, EBPdc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn – 100 sts.

As with all my patterns, please do not make digital or hard copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

And here’s the video for this section!

Happy crocheting,

April

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