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 stitches you have to know in order to crochet this eye-catcher. Believe me, its clear geometrical pattern catches one's attention right away.
I crocheted two of these shawls many years ago. The shawl presented on this page shawl was made of cotton yarn. Another one of light blue mohair. I can't say which one looks better. They are different. Each one has its own charm, but the pattern looks perfect for both yarns. None of two shawls has lost its shape after many times 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. There are three total of those crosses per shawl. Center of each cross is in the point where either FOUR full rectangular or triangles have common points.
There are seven rows, to crochet edging. (See the graphical chart on the left side of the pattern in the table below.) Work around two shorter sides of the shawl using the chart below. For the longer side (see the bottom side of the chart below) crochet a few rows of the three-chain arches to form the edge of the shawl.