Macaw wings shawl TCAL – Parts 1 & 2

Here are parts 1 and 2 of the Macaw wings shawl pattern, part of the TCAL event running until March 24th. You have full instructions and two charts. See below for links to higher quality charts and the other parts of the pattern. Parts 3 & 4 coming soon.

About the Macaw wings shawl TCAL

This Tunisian crochet shawl TCAL is an online event that will last between January 20th 2023 and March 24th 2023 and involves weekly releases of blog posts with parts of the pattern.

You can read more about the event here and how to participate.

Make sure you read the observations on that page and make a gauge swatch before you start.

This blog post is about the first two sections of the pattern and is possibly the most important in the event.

Once you finish these two sections, you will be ready to tackle the rest of the pattern.

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Full view of the Macaw wings shawl.

Navigating the TCAL

Main blog post with all information and links to all sections.

Blog post with next sections (now available).

Photo tutorials for tricky stitches:

  1. Eyelets in a foundation row.
  2. Short rows in the foundation chain – how to make short rows and how to work subsequent short rows in the same foundation chain, short rows in Tps.
  3. Simple stitches (Tss) and purl stitches (Tps) in eyelets.
  4. Decreases and eyelets.

Where to buy the PDF versions

If you don’t want to wait for the rest of the sections to be published, the pattern is also available to buy as PDF with a regular and low vision version, big charts and a cheat sheet.

Find it on these platforms:

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Abbreviations

  • Ch – chain;
  • Ls – last stitch: insert hook behind the two vertical bars at the end of the row, YO and pull up a loop;
  • M1 – make 1 Tss: insert the hook in the next horizontal space, YO and pull up a loop;
  • M1P – make 1 Tps: YU, insert the hook in the next horizontal space, YO and pull up a loop as if to make a Tps;
  • R – regular return pass: Ch1, Rep [YO and pull through 2 loops on hook] until 1 loop remains;
  • Rep – repeat;
  • Sc – US single crochet, UK double crochet;
  • Sl St – slip stitch;
  • SRR – short row return pass: Rep [YO and pull through 2 loops on hook] until 1 loop remains on the hook;
  • St(s) – stitch(es);
  • Tps – Tunisian purl stitch: YU, insert the hook under the vertical bar of the next St, YO and pull up a loop; for Tps in eyelets, see detailed instructions on page 33;
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch: insert hook under the vertical bar of the next St, YO and pull up a loop
  • Tss2Tog – Tunisian simple stitch 2 together: insert the hook under the front vertical bars of the next 2 Sts, YO and pull up a loop;
  • YO – Yarn over;
  • YU – Yarn under: bring the yarn under and to the front of the hook.

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Instructions

Section 1

For Row 1, pick up loops in the back bumps of the chains (these count as Tss).

Row 1: Ch 21, Rep [YO, Tss] 3 times, 6 Tss, SRR (13 loops)

Tip: watch out for the first YO space!

Row 2: Rep [Tss, YO, Tss] 2 times, 5 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 4 Tss, SRR (18 loops)

Row 3: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 8 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 5 Tss, SRR (21 loops)

Row 4: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 6 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 7 Tss, SRR (25 loops)

Row 5: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, SRR (28 loops)

Row 6: 2 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, Tss, R (30 loops)

Row 7: Tss, YO, 2 Tss, 25 Tps, Ls, R (31 loops)

Row 8: 2 Tss, YO, 2 Tss2Tog, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 2 times, 4 Tss, Ls, R (30 loops)

Row 9: 3 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 2 times, 5 Tss, Ls, R (30 loops)

Row 10: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 2 times, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, Ls, R (29 loops)

Row 11: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 7 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 2 times, Tss2Tog, YO, 2 Tss, Ls, R (28 loops)

Row 12: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 3 times, Ls, R (27 loops)

Row 13: [Tss2Tog, 2 Tss] 2 times, Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 3 times, Tss, Ls, R (25 loops)

Row 14: 3 Tss2Tog, 17 Tps, Ls, R (22 loops)

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Row 15: Rep [YO, Tss] 3 times, 2 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 3 times, M1, Ls, R (26 loops)

Tip: watch out for the first YO space!

Row 16: Rep [Tss, YO, Tss] 2 times, 5 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 3 times, Ls, R (28 loops)

Row 17: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 8 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, YO, Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, M1, Ls, R (30 loops)

Row 18: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 6 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, YO, Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, M1, Ls, R (32 loops)

Row 19: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, YO, Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, M1, Ls, R (34 loops)

Row 20: 2 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, YO, Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, Ls, R (34 loops)

Row 21: Tss, YO, 2 Tss, 29 Tps, M1P, Ls, R (36 loops)

Row 22: 2Tss, YO, 2 Tss2Tog, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 3 times, 4 Tss, M1, Ls, R (36 loops)

Row 23: 3 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 4 times, Tss, M1, Ls, R (37 loops)

Row 24: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 4 times, M1, Ls, R (37 loops)

Row 25: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 7 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 4 times, Tss2Tog, YO, M1, Ls, R (37 loops)

Row 26: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 4 times, Tss2Tog, YO, 2 Tss, M1 Ls, R (37 loops)

Row 27: Rep [Tss2Tog, 2 Tss] 2 times, Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 5 times, Tss, M1, Ls, R (36 loops)

Row 28: 3 Tss2Tog, 28 Tps, M1P, Ls, R (34 loops)

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Chart for section 1

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Tunisian crochet chart for section 1 of the Macaw wings shawl pattern.

Here’s the Tunisian crochet chart legend for these charts only.

Legend Macaw wings shawl TCAL Tunisian crochet chart jpg

Section 2

Row 29: Rep [YO, Tss] 3 times, 3 Tss, SRR (10 loops)

Tip: watch out for the first YO space!

Row 30: Rep [Tss, YO, Tss] 2 times, 5 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 2Tss, SRR (16 loops)

Row 31: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 8 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 6 Tss, SRR (22 loops)

Row 32: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 6 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, Tss, SRR (27 loops)

Row 33: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 2 times, YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss, SRR (33 loops)

Row 34: 2 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 3 times, 3 Tss, SRR (37 loops)

Row 35: Tss, YO, 2 Tss, 37 Tps, SRR (42 loops)

Row 36: 2 Tss, YO, 2 Tss2Tog, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 5 times, Tss, M1, Ls, R (43 loops)

Row 37: 3 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 5 times, 3 Tss, M1, Ls, R (44 loops)

Row 38: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 5 times, 2Tss, M1, Ls, R (44 loops)

Row 39: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 7 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 5 times, Tss2Tog, YO, 2 Tss, M1, Ls, R (44 loops)

Row 40: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 6 times, Tss, M1, Ls, R (44 loops)

Row 41: Rep [Tss2Tog, 2 Tss] 2 times, Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 6 times, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, Ls, R (42 loops)

Row 42: 3 Tss2Tog, 34 Tps, (M1P), Ls, R (40 loops)

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Row 43: Rep [YO, Tss] 3 times, 2 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, Tss, M1, Ls, R (44 loops)

Tip: watch out for the first YO space!

Row 44: Tss, YO, 2 Tss, YO, 6 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, Tss, M1, Ls, R (47 loops)

Row 45: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 8 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, Tss, M1, Ls, R (49 loops)

Row 46: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 6 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, Tss, M1, Ls, R (51 loops)

Row 47: Tss, YO, Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, Tss, Ls, R (52 loops)

Row 48: 2 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 4 Tss, Rep [YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss] 6 times, YO, Tss2Tog, M1, Ls, R (53 loops)

Row 49: Tss, YO, 2 Tss, 48 Tps, (M1P), Ls, R (55 loops)

Row 50: 2 Tss, YO, 2 Tss2Tog, YO, Sk 1, 7 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 7 times, 3 Tss, Ls, R (54 loops)

Row 51: 3 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, Rep [2 Tss, YO, Sk 1, Tss] 2 times, Rep [3 Tss, Tss2Tog, YO] 7 times, 4 Tss, M1, Ls, R (55 loops)

Row 52: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 3 Tss, YO, Sk 1, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 7 times, Tss2Tog, YO, Tss, M1, Ls, R (55 loops)

Row 53: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 7 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 8 times, M1, Ls, R (55 loops)

Row 54: Tss2Tog, 2 Tss, YO, Tss2Tog, 5 Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 8 times, Tss2Tog, YO, M1, Ls, R (55 loops)

Row 55: Rep [Tss2Tog, 2 Tss] 2 times, Tss, Rep [Tss2Tog, YO, 3 Tss] 8 times, Tss2Tog, YO, 2 Tss M1, Ls, R (54 loops)

Row 56: 3 Tss2Tog, 46 Tps, Ls, R (51 loops)

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Chart for section 2

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Tunisian crochet chart for section 2 of the Macaw wings shawl pattern.

Final remarks

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