How to crochet shawl? The one which you can see here is not the simplest one to crochet. But at the same time it doesn't require any special skills or complicated stitches.
Chains, single crochets, double crochets, and treble crochets are all you need to make this eye-catcher. Its clear geometrical pattern catches one's attention right away.
I crocheted two of these shawls many years ago. This shawl was made of cotton yarn. Another one of mohair. I can't say which one is better. The pattern looks perfect for both yarns. None of two shawls has lost its shape after washing. (I never put my crocheting/knitting in the washing machine so. -:)
A lace shawl pattern, consists of six full squares and four triangles. They are crocheted separately, but joined to each other in the last row of the lace pattern. A graphical chart for the crocheting each square or triangle is given in the table below.
As it often happens, when a lace pattern is created by different geometrical shapes (rectangular, triangular, pentagons, and etc.), some additional pattern can be seen at their borders where adjacent lace motifs meet each other. In our case a central flower-like part of each motif is surrounded by the lace crosses formed by the edges of the square motives.
|Crochet chart of a square, triangle, and edging. Click to enlarge.|
|Central part of the lace motif.|
|Four squares are joined to each other creating additional lace pattern.|
There are seven rows, to crochet edging. (See the graphical chart in the table above.) Work around two shorter sides of the shawl using the chart above. For the longer side crochet the three-chain arches to form the edge of the crochet shawl.
Modern Russian language crochet magazine Duplet. with a lot of patterns and pictures (color and BW). FREE shipping worldwide! Look inside, video tour is attached!
" Duplet # 166."
(See the link Crochet magazine Duplet at the top.)