Barton Hap Kit (issue three)
We now offer handy kits for all our patterns in The Annual (issue three). This is the fabulous Barton Hap by Rosina Northcott, and all kits include enough yarn to crochet this shawl, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy crocheting! Please be aware that the kit does not include a copy of the Annual as we know some of you will have ordered them separately
Based on the traditional Scottish square hap design this beauty has been brought south to Devon, with inspiration from the Honiton lacemakers. Think hills and heather with beautiful, panoramic scenes. We named this pattern ‘Barton’ which means farmstead/yard and is a common Devon place name, as we think it would an easy garment to throw on while working the odd jobs around the farm.
This pattern can be made as a full (square) or half (triangle) hap, with a linen stitch centre and a border of cheerful colours with a combination of classic crochet stitches such as pretty puffs, a little lacy filet and finished with picots.
Appledore (Lace; 550m per 100g)
CCs: 25g in each of 5 colours
Sample shown in: Hoary Morning (MC), Ellis Bitter (CC1), Slack Ma Girdle (CC2), Foxwhelp (CC3), Pig Snout (CC4), Sweet Coppin (CC5)
Exmoor Sock (4ply; 400m per 100g)
CCs: 35g in each of 3 colours
Sample shown in: Bulderin’ Clouds (MC), Mackerel Sky (CC1), Dimity (CC2), Plashes (CC3)
Four equal sides (A) of: 135cm / 53”
Wingspan (diagonal): 183m / 72”
Two equal sides (A) of: 135cm / 53”
Depth (B): 103cm / 40.5”
Wingspan (C): 213cm / 84”
Measured over linen stitch pattern, after blocking:
Full Hap: 14 dc x 24 rows = 10cm / 4”
Half Hap: 12 dc x 20 rows = 10cm / 4”
Full Hap: 3.5mm (US E/4) crochet hook
Half Hap: 3.75mm (US F/5) crochet hook
Always use a hook size that results in the correct gauge after blocking.
Both haps are constructed by crocheting the main body in linen stitch, starting from a corner point. The border of rippled puff stitches and filet lace is then added, worked in contrast colours. Both versions can be made bigger or smaller by working more or fewer rows, in multiples of 24, over the increasing part of the main body. This will adjust the stitch count for each edge of the border by multiples of 24, and keep the border pattern the same.
The Annual (issue three)
This pattern is currently only available in print. Pick up a copy of our Annual here.