Free lace shawl crochet pattern

Hook up a lacy wrap with real elegance with this free crochet shawl pattern.

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If you’re looking for a super-stylish shawl to complete your outfit, then look no further! This free crochet shawl pattern by Simply Crochet editor Sara Huntington is a gorgeous accessory that works equally well wrapped over an evening dress or just thrown over your everyday clothes!

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This free crochet shawl pattern features a beautiful repeating diamond design, and uses clever treble shaping to create a perfect triangular shape. Plus we’ve made ours in sumptuous West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace yarn, a blend of Falkland wool and mulberry silk – after all if you’re going to make such a special shawl then need to use some special yarn too!

You will need

Tension

First 15 rows of the pattern measure 14x20cm (51⁄2×73⁄4in) after blocking

Measurements

Finished Shawl measures 90x150cm (351⁄2x59in) wide after blocking

Abbreviations

BR (Beginning of row) Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in next st, ch3

ER (End of row) Tr in last 2 sts, turn V-st (2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch3) in next ch-2 sp Inc V-st (2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch3) in next ch-2 sp

Diamond inc 2tr in next tr, tr in each st to last tr before ch-sp, 2tr in next st, ch3

Diamond dec Tr2tog over next 2 tr, tr in each st to last 2 tr before ch-sp, tr2tog, ch3

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

The Shawl is worked from the bottom up.

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Ch4.

Row 1 (RS) 3tr in 4th ch from hook, turn. [4 sts]

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in next tr, ch2, tr in next tr, tr in third ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 3 BR, V-st, ER. [8 sts]

Row 4 BR, Inc V-st, ER. [10 sts]

Row 5 BR, (V-st) twice, ER. [12 sts]

Row 6 BR, V-st, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 7 BR, V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, ER. [14 sts]

Rows 8-12 BR, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER. [24 sts]

Row 13 BR, V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, ch1, skip next st, 5tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 14 BR, V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice, 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER. [27 sts]

Row 15 BR, Inc V-st, tr2tog over next 2 tr, 6tr, ch1, skip next st, 6tr, tr2tog, ch3, Inc V-st, ER.

Stitch Pattern

The repeat sections marked between * and ** on Rows 16-23 are not needed on the first repeat of the stitch pattern, but will be used for subsequent repeats.

Row 16 BR, *(V-st) twice, Diamond dec**, (V-st) twice, ER.

Row 17 BR, *V-st, (tr, ch3) in next ch-3 sp, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, (tr, ch3) in next ch-3 sp, V-st, ER.

Row 18 BR, *V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 19 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Rows 20-21 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 22 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, tr3tog over next 3 tr, ch3**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 23 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, tr in next tr, ch3**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 24 BR, *V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, ch1, skip next st, 5tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st; rep from * once more, ER.

Row 25 BR, *V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice, 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st; rep from * once more, ER.

Row 26 BR, Inc V-st, *tr2tog over next 2 tr, 6tr, ch1, skip next st, 6tr, tr2tog, ch3**, (V-st) twice; rep from * once more, ending last repeat at **, Inc V-st, ER.

Rows 16-26 set patt.

Repeat Rows 16-26 six times more, working the repeat section an extra time on each 11-row section.

To finish, repeat Rows 16-23 once more, do not fasten off.

You will have 8 diamonds across the shawl. The repeat sections are marked between * and ** on Rows 16-23, and between * and ; on Rows 24-26.

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Border

Row 1 Working along the top of the shawl, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each tr and ch across, turn.

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last stitch, 2tr in last stitch, fasten off.

To finish

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

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