Chrysanthemum Shawl

Chrysanthemum Shawl
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I have been trying to design a new shawl. The stitch pattern I am using reminds me of a chrysanthemum – hence the name.

I started with a single crochet, chain 1 for a 7/6 count.

Next Round: single crochet, chain 2, ending with a single crochet. Stitch count equals circle formula.

Next Round: single crochet, chain 3, ending with a single crochet. Stitch count equals circle formula.*

Next Round: single crochet, chain 4, ending with a single crochet. Stitch count equals circle formula.

Next Round: single crochet, chain 5, ending with a single crochet. Stitch count equals circle formula.

Next Round: single crochet, chain 2, single crochet in third chain, chain 2,  ending with a single crochet. Stitch count deters from circle formula by maintaining same stitch count as previous row.

Resume pattern beginning at round with asterisk.

What is confusing me, is how I am getting so much extra rippling. I kind of like it and would hope that the rippling would act as weight as well as a design element, but I am afraid that it might be too much. I am unsure if I should proceed or not. If you have any experience with shawl design, I would appreciate some feedback.

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