Fortune’s Shawlette

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Fortune’s Shawlette was inspired by the ubiquitous corner to corner stitch, aka the diagonal box stitch. But of course I had to add my own twist to the idea, creating a lacier, more open, summer ready stitch pattern. And boy, did it earn it’s name!

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One skein of Knit Picks Fingering Hawthorne Fingering was used… and in the end, there was only 1 yard left over! Good fortune indeed! And while I was crocheting it, the stitch pattern reminded me of diamond plate – another sign!

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The result is gorgeous, and just right for year round – bunch it up for warmth, stretch it out for a light as air layer on the shoulders. If you want a bigger shawl, you could try a thicker yarn, or even use the same yarn and add more rows – it’s super easy, and once you get started, it’ll fly off the hook!

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Fortune’s Shawlette

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Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch; turn. (1 block)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, (slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; turn. (2 blocks)

Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] twice; turn. (3 blocks)

Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 3 times; turn. (4 blocks)

Row 5 – 40: Continue as above, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 40 blocks across. If you want a bigger shawl, continue until desired width.

Row 41: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 41 times; do NOT turn. Continue to edging.

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Edging Row 1: Working along sides, ch 1, sc 2 sts in each block (each dc and each ch-3 sp) along both sides, working an extra sc at the point of Row 1; turn. (165 sts – 82 sts per side, plus 1 at the point) NOTE: Place a stitch marker in the extra stitch at the point.

Edging Row 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st st, [skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st] until 1 st remains before the marked stitch, skip the next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the marked st (place marker in this ch-2 sp), skip 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, [skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st] until 3 sts remain, skip the next 2 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the last st; turn. (57 V sts)

Edging Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, (2 dc, ch 2) in each ch-2 sp until you get to the marked ch-2 sp, 5 dc in marked ch sp (remove marker), ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) in each remaining ch-2 sp until only 1 ch-2 sp remains, dc 2 in the last ch-2 sp, dc in the last st; turn. (61 dc sts)

Edging Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in 2nd st, ch 3, sl st in next st, (ch 2, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in next st) until you get to the dc-5 set at the point, ch 2, sl st in first dc, ch 3, sl st in second dc, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in third dc, sl st in fourth dc, ch 3, sl st in 5th dc, (ch 2, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in next st) along the remaining sts, sl st in last st; break yarn and finish off.

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I hope you enjoy Fortune’s Shawlette free crochet pattern! It was super fun to crochet – and fast too! I love one skein patterns, and I love the effect of blocking lace like this. It was pretty before blocking, but blocking it out really made the stitches open up beautifully. As for the shawl pins, the stick was picked up at my local JoAnn fabrics, and the copper swirl was part of the first Ficstitches Yarn Kit – you can order it separately at Craftwich Creations!

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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Knit Picks for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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  1. 7

    Mary says

    This is stunning, I am going to try to make this. Thank you for the free pattern and the great instructions

  2. 11

    Andria says

    I love this pattern – I’ve been looking for something to do on a long haul flight and this looks perfect.

  3. 13

    Sue Plantinga says

    This is truly the first pattern for a crochet accessory that I really like! Now to find just the right yarn to make it – and thank you for making the pattern free!!

  4. 17

    Nicole H says

    I’m getting started on this right now! I don’t have a full skein of fingerling yarn… So we’ll see how far I get before I have to buy more yarn. Haha.

  5. 18

    Nicole H says

    Sorry, I’m stuck on “ch3 sp of previous row.” I know what this means, I’m just having a hard time finding the correct stitch to put my hook in. My pattern isn’t looking like yours. If you could share a close-up pic, that might help.

    • 19

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Nicole! This stitch can be a little crazy if you haven’t seen it done before. I hope to add a video tutorial in the next month, but for now, take a look at this one, I’ve got it linked to the right moment: She’s using British terms, and she isn’t doing the ch 1, skip 1 in between the dc sts, but it shows where the ch-3 sp is, and how to sl st into it. :)

      • 20

        Nicole H says

        Thanks Tamara, that helps. I got it right on the second try, but mine still doesnt look like yours. We’ll see!

          • 22

            Shannon says

            I’m so glad you added this! I was just scrolling through to see if anyone else was having the same problem. I made one with some heavier “fingering” weight and it wasn’t as lacy as yours. I decided to use more of a lace yarn and it is bunching up a bit. I kept thinking that the weight would eventually cause it to lay as nicely as yours does. Thank you for sharing another awesome.s pattern! I hope to make about 10 of these for Christmas!

      • 24

        Meghan says

        Thank you for this – I was using my phone when I started the pattern and so I didn’t see the link to the side and I was stuck, too! The video cleared it right up, though. First time doing this stitch, but I’m on row 6 and it’s already looking gorgeous. Thank you for this pattern – this will be the first wearable I’ve made for myself since I started crocheting in February :-)

        • 25

          Tamara Kelly says

          😀 Thank you so much! There’s just so many places you can stick a hook while crocheting – makes it tricky to describe in words sometimes!

  6. 28

    Jennifer M says

    I love this! Also, tried it out just to see how it works up and it is so easy! Thanks for the free pattern!

  7. 32

    Jen says

    This pattern spoke to me, telling me to make it. Now. So, I went on your recommended yarn site, and bought 2 skeins of the color I liked! This will be in my ‘Next to make’ list, that changes daily! Thanks for creating such a wonderful pattern.

  8. 36

    samina says

    Hi! Love this! Thanks to the blogger! This is amazing site, blogger replies fast and have free pattern! I always become happy when i see shawls and srarves of crochet on this website as i become sure i can because there r free instructions! I freaking love it.. Gonna try! THANKS SOOOOO much :)

  9. 38

    Anna says

    Non capisco nel secondo giro quando dice ma nella cat scorso ( scivolare st..,3 cat 1 m alta 1 cat 1 m alta ) in ch-3sp del giro precedente .chi mi può aiutare?

  10. 43

    Patty D says

    If I hadn’t just started a project I would start it right now. Wait we can’t have too many WIP going at one time now can we! And I have a nice fingering weight yarn to work it up in. Oh my dare I? Thank you for the free pattern and all you do to help us out on the site! Patty

  11. 45

    Natalie says

    Wow that is breath takingly beautiful!!!!! I hope as a self taught beginner i can make this, purple is my fav color and its so beautiful, it has me written all over it lol. Fingers crossed. Thank you for such a splendid design. 😀

  12. 47

    KELLEY ANn lahey says

    This is a beautiful shawlette. I made it this evening with Patons Lace Sequins colour Moonstone. I will post a picture on Ravelry tomorrow. It is simply beautiful and easy to make. :-)

  13. 54

    Tammy Wolfe says

    This is so beautiful! I’ve been searching for a project for some lovely, fingering yarn I purchased about 2 years ago, and this is it! Took me a couple tries to figure out early on that each slip stitch went In a different ch3 sp, but once I got it, I got it! I’ve made several of your beautiful patterns and they all turned out great. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing with us!

  14. 56

    Isabelle says

    Looking for something to do on a transatlantic flight next week… and i think that i found what i was looking for! Can you tell me how much time it will takes to do this (approx)?

    Thank you!

    • 57

      Tamara Kelly says

      Not much! I don’t time myself – too many interruptions! But I want to say it took around 8 hours of crocheting… that’s my best guess anyway. :) Have a great trip!!

  15. 59

    kAREN gENDA says

    This is just gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing – I can’t wait to make this for my daughter. She works in New York City and wears scarves/warps pretty much year round.

  16. 61


    I’m going to need you to stop designing awesome free patterns…. People are going to think I am in some kind of cult of Moogly….

  17. 66

    Lorraine Branagan says

    Thank you so much the video link was very helpful as I was also stuck!
    Cant wait to see the finished product :)

  18. 68

    Debbie says

    This is a gorgeous shawl! I have a wedding to attend in a couple weeks and want to make it in time for the occasion. I too, am having some trouble getting started, but I don’t see the a link for the video mentioned in a recent comment. Could you please provide it so I can get started on this amazing pattern? Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • 69

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Debbie! Here’s what I said in the other comment: I hope to add a video tutorial in the next month, but for now, take a look at this one, I’ve got it linked to the right moment: She’s using British terms, and she isn’t doing the ch 1, skip 1 in between the dc sts, but it shows where the ch-3 sp is, and how to sl st into it. :)

  19. 71

    Anja says

    Gorgeous pattern! I did it like in the youtube video but with the skipping, but my work doesn’t really look like your pattern. Probably because I used a 100% cotton yarn, so everything looks very compact. Well since this one is only a test I’m not to unhappy about it. However you lost me completely at the edging rows. I hope you will show how to make those in your video as well =) Can’t wait for it =D and next time I’ll try a viscose cotton yarn because wool or polyacrylic yarns are just too hot for summer. I hope it’ll work. However thank you so much for the gorgeous pattern.

    • 72

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Anja! I’ll try to work the border in there for sure, thank you for letting me know it’s needed! Mine looked kinda compact and squished too, until I blocked it!

      • 73

        Anja says

        I’m so sorry but what does block actually mean in crochet terms? (I’m not a native English speaker and my dictionary isn’t really of help with this.)

        • 74

          Tamara Kelly says

          Sorry Anja! The little squares that you’re making in this pattern. :) Because of the nature of this stitch, there aren’t standard rows to measure.

          • 75

            Anja says

            I’m sorry if this is a stupid question, but I read one of the other comments where someone said they finished their shawl and it’s small but once they blocked it it willl hopefully be as big as the one you made. Now here’s the question:

            So blocking the shawl is actually an activity that one has to do after the actual crochet part is over? How do you block it? I mean what does one have to do in order to block the shawl, what kind of activity is behind that term? Can you describe what blocking as an activity actually means or what it should be/look like?

            I’m sorry if this is a weird or stupid question. But I love the pattern just so much and I want to do it right.

          • 76

            Tamara Kelly says

            Hi Anja! There are several methods of blocking, but with lace, the best way is usually to get the finished item soaked, gently squeeze out the excess water, and then pin it out on a blocking board, stretching the fabric into shape, and then letting it air dry. :)

  20. 77

    Jen says

    Hi again! Just received my yarn from Knitpicks, printed off the pattern ( I usually have trouble with my printer, it doesn’t like me!), and have my pattern and yarn stashed together in plain site, so I can start it next. Can’ wait! I’m also getting my new yarn spinner that has 3 spinners on 1 base, can’t wait until that comes on Saturday. It is Christmas in July for me!

  21. 79

    Amy says

    This is my first crocheting a shawl or shawlette. It’s also my first time using a pattern. Usually, I can just look at a picture and figure it out. I’m hoping to make several of these as gifts for my bridesmaids. So far, what I have is looking more like a scarf. Is it supposed to look like this first starting or am I doing something wrong?

    • 80

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Amy! It should look like a triangle with a jagged top. I will be adding a video tutorial next month when I get home! :)

  22. 81

    Dana says

    Each week I look forward to seeing your email in my inbox and can’t wait to see what new ideas and patterns I’ll find. This week I was intrigued in the shawl pins that were used in the photos of this shawlette. I love shawl pins and really like both the spiral and wooden pins! Do you know where they might be purchased from?

  23. 83

    Dawn says

    I’m making this as a gift for my sister…the body of it worked up very quickly but I’m really struggling with the edging. Obviously row 1 was simple, but I’m just not getting the v-stitch counts the pattern calls for. From there I’m sure I’ll be ok, but I am lost…

    • 84

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Dawn! To break it down in “words” rather than pattern-speak, it’s a V stitch in every other stitch, with 3 V sts in the point. The first and last V stitch, at the top of the shawl on either side, is a bit wider than the rest, with a ch-3 instead of a ch-2. Does that help?

  24. 87

    Mary says


    Thanks for the video link. I love this, but am new to crochet, so I was totally confused. I will view the video that you linked. Thanks again.

  25. 89

    Jenny says

    Fell in love with this the minute I saw it!!! I am making one now using a locally made super wash merino wool that I picked up in Tempe, AZ. It is a hand painted yarn in jade green and teal. I have just started the edging this evening and the shawl is gorgeous! Very small, but I know when I block it it will be the finished size of your shawl. Thank you very much for offering this pattern to all of us, it is so generous of you. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. The repeat allows it to be a handy “non-thinking” pattern and the result is amazing. Would love to send you a picture after it is completed. Is there a way to do that? Again, thanks! I am a huge fan!

  26. 91

    lucy says

    Hi, loveing the pattern. And thank u so much. I am currently having a bit of troble with edging row 3. The number of the stiches, 56times down one side. So do I do the that in every chain space. As that does add up, but looks nothing like your shwal edging. As u also seem to miss one. Or is it 2dc ch2 x2 in each ch sp.????? Confused. Kind regards.

    • 92

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Lucy! This seems to be a confusing row, there are some explanations in the other comment replies. I’ll add a video tutorial when I get back from the Knit and Crochet Show! :)

  27. 95

    Christina wright says

    Thank-you for this lovely pattern! I have been saving some handpainted merino from a very special trip, and this was the perfect shawl for it.
    I, also had some problems with the edging, this is what I did: Edging Row 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st st, skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st 26 times, [skip the next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st] 4 times, skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st 26 times, skip the next 3 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the ch 1 sp between the dc and sc at the end of row 41; turn. (57 V sts)

    I will post the 3rd row tomorrow, as my crafting time is over for today.

    • 96

      Christina wright says

      Edging Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, (2 dc, ch 2) in next ch sp 28 times, 4 dc in next ch sp (at the point), ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) in next ch sp 27 times, 2dc in the last ch3 sp(V st), dc in the top of the ch2 from row 2; turn. (118 dc sts)
      Edging Row 4: sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) 28 times, ch 3, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) 28 times, sl st in the top of ch2 from row 3; break yarn and finish off. (59 ch-3 loops)

    • 97

      Christina wright says

      For some reason the Ravelry software took out my brackets. THIS is what I did: Edging Row 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st sc, {skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st} 26 times, {skip the next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st } 4 times, {skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st} 26 times, skip the next 3 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the ch 1 sp between the dc and sc at the end of row 41; turn. (57 V sts)
      Edging Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, {(2 dc, ch 2) in next ch sp} 28 times, 4 dc in next ch sp (at the point), ch 2, {(2 dc, ch 2) in next ch sp} 27 times, 2dc in the last ch3 sp(V st), dc in the top of the ch2 from row 2; turn. (118 dc sts)
      Edging Row 4: sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) 28 times, ch 3, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc, (ch 2, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc) 28 times, sl st in the top of ch2 from row 3; break yarn and finish off. (59 ch-3 loops)

      • 98

        Lori Paddock says

        I had a with edging row 3. I’ve redone it three times and I cannot get 56 repeats on a single side. Since 28 is half, I was wondering if 56 was supposed to be for the entire edging. That makes sense to me because edging row 2 has 57 V sts.

        • 99

          Tamara Kelly says

          Yes, I’m sorry, this is a typo. I’ll be correcting it this week, and creating a video tutorial as well. :)

          • 100

            Lori Paddock says

            Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I finished this yesterday while in the hotel. We’re moving and once I get settled and can wash and block it, I will upload a pic on Ravelry. I really admire your talent!

  28. 102

    Carole-Jayne says

    For a couple of years now I have been ‘saving’ this gorgeous baby alpaca sport weight yarn – in ginger!!!! which apparently I am told (by people who love me) that this is MY colour. It was so gorgeous I was afriad to ‘waste’ it and actually make something out of it.
    Your pattern came to me today, and now the yarn is now sitting on my lap smiling at me. I now know why I couldn’t use it before – it was waiting just for you! it is perfect!!!! and I am so very happy. I simply can’t remember when I last made something for myself.
    1 very happy Canadian camper. THANK YOU.

  29. 104

    Chantal says

    This shawlette is so beautifull… I’m a beginner in crochetting and feel more confident with a ” diagramme” of a pattern thénar with only the explanation as m’y english is ont very good. I soûls like to know if you will make one diagramme like the one you shared with the artfully scarf (i am about to finish this one.) it will so helpfull if you could…
    Thanks for sharing! Just love it!

    • 105

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m afraid this one would be very difficult to diagram, but I am planning a video tutorial.

  30. 108

    Myrna says

    Thank you for the pattern and links. I ordered several colors (goddess is absolutely stunning) of this yarn from Knit Picks. Have fun at the Knit and Crochet show!

  31. 113

    Terri says

    I totally love this pattern, but I cannot figure out the edging at all. I’ve made my out of cotton, because it seemed more summery than acrylic. I’ve finished up the pattern, and it looks nothing like this, but it’s still pretty. I’m completely stuck on the edging row 1 where it says sc 2 stitches in block. Mine doesn’t really have blocks. Should I be putting 2 single crochet stitches in each space around?

    • 114

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Terri! It will open up with blocking. :) The little sets of “ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc” each make a block, or small square. So basically you work 2 sc in each block, square, row, or space along the edge. They’re all the same thing, really. :)

  32. 115

    Annie V says

    Question regarding row 1 of the edging. It says to work into the ‘blocks’. What space is considered the ‘block’? From the corner going left along my edge it looks like there are 2 horizontal bars of stitches, an open space, a vertical bar of stitches, a 2nd open space, a second vertical bar of stitches, a 3rd open space, then 2 horizontal bars of stitches. It continues that way along the edge. Are the ‘blocks’ every open space??

    • 116

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Annie! Each set of ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc is a block. So as you work along the side, you can alternate between working 2 sc between the 2 dc, and around the ch at the bottom of one block, and around the second dc of the next block. Does that make sense? I hope to get the video made very soon.

    • 118

      Tamara Kelly says

      I can’t send out individual emails, but I will certainly be sharing the link on social media and in the weekly newsletter! :)

  33. 119

    Elizabeth Rhodes says

    Hi, thanks for this gorgeous pattern. I can see how the Blocking will be helpful when finished.
    For the first couple of rows it was bunching up until I watched the Video and realized what the chain 3 space was.
    That was extremely helpful!
    I’m just wondering about these instructions: {(slip st, ch 3, ch 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row} 3 times; turn
    Do you do the slip stitch twice or only first at the beginning of the stitches?
    and also do you chain 3 three times?
    Thanks, Elizabeth

    • 120

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Elizabeth! You slip stitch into that ch 3 space like in the video, then ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch 3, then that brings you to the next edge where you can sl st in the ch 3 space, and start a new block. Does that help?

      • 121

        Elizabeth Rhodes says

        Thanks! I’m not sure what you mean by the “next edge?” So are you starting a new black in a separate chain 3 space or in the same chain 3 space as when you first do the first (slip st, ch3, dc, ch 1, dc)?

        • 122

          Tamara Kelly says

          Each ch 3 sp will have a new block built up from it on the next row. The video will make it all very clear, I think, as soon as I can get it made. I’m hoping to debut it next week! :)

      • 123

        Elizabeth says

        Thanks! I’m not sure what you mean by “the next edge?” Are you using the same ch 3 space or is each new block going into the next ch3 sp?? So if you are doing the following 3 times (slip st, ch 3, dc,
        ch 1, dc) each is going into a new ch-3 space or are all 3 going into only one ch-3 space? Thanks so much!!

        • 124

          Tamara Kelly says

          Ah, ok! Sorry, it’s always going into a new one. Presuming you are right handed, when you make a set of “ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc” it will bring you up to the edge of another block in the previous row. You sl st into that new block and start again to make a new block. As you’re working the top edge of the piece should have a sort of sawtooth or zigzag edge.

  34. 125

    Terri says

    This is beautiful! I ordered the exact yarn and also a blue. Hope to make one for myself and a friend. About half way done with mine. Started it first so will have had good practice for the gifting one. Easy. Quick. And very pretty! It does look very small right now. Hoping my blocking skills are good enough to end up like yours. Thank you for the pattern! :)

  35. 127

    Patty rae says

    Well mine turned out awful. I thought I knew how to crochet & follow a pattern, but I’m waaay too stupid to follow this.

    • 128

      Tamara Kelly says

      Oh no Patty! I’m so sorry you didn’t have good luck with it. Perhaps the video will clear things up.

    • 129

      Pat reiersen says

      Patty, If you’re smart enough to write an email, you’re smart enough to follow a pattern. It took me a million tries to follow a pattern. Please don’t think you’re stupid. It just takes practice.

  36. 131

    Terri says

    Can I ask a question more about the yarn than the pattern. I have never used yarn that came as a “hank” (?) like this. I did not roll it into a ball before I started and I ran really short for the pattern. My question is…if I had rolled it into a ball, would it have stretched the yarn to the point that I might have had enough? Does that make a difference?

    I appreciate any advice. LOVE this pattern!

    • 132

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Terri! The main reason to roll the yarn into a ball or cake is so that it doesn’t tangle as you use it – I’m impressed you were able to do so, when I’ve tried I end up with a big mess! I’m sorry you ran so short, I had a bit left over, so I’m wondering if it might have been a gauge issue?

  37. 133

    Cyndi Hylton says

    Hi Tamara,
    Thank you very much for sharing what will probably be a beautiful shawl pattern (once I figure out what I’m doing wrong). I can’t figure out where to go once I’ve completed the 3rd square. Are you planning to share a chart for this pattern? Because that’s where I usually turn to figure out where I’ve gotten lost while crocheting a new pattern. I have viewed the video link which you have thoughtfully provided; however, the woman crocheting that form of the pattern only chains 3 after the first two boxes. I have made that pattern numerous times and what is pictured above isn’t that. Can you please have patience with me and tell me where I have gone wrong?

  38. 135

    rosario says

    me encanto su trabajo pero se me complica un poco leer los patrones en ingles prefiero el graico o un video gracias por compartir su trabajo

  39. 137

    Maria says

    Absolutely beautiful. I love shawls and wear them more than often. Loved the color and the pattern. Just finished stacking up on various yarns from Knit Pick! Beautiful yarns, never bought from them before. Happy they ship to P.R. Now waiting for their arrival to start the shawl. Hoping it turns out like yours! Saying hello from San Juan Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

  40. 141

    SArah says

    When you did the blocking (I’ve never blocked out project before) did you just stretch and pin the outside edges of the shawl? Or did you also have to place pin in each “square” to help the shape? It’s an absolutely beautiful piece that I want to do, I just want to ensure I can make it just as pretty as yours is when I’m done.

  41. 143

    Pat reiersen says

    Hi Tamara,
    I have finished the body of this shawl and am ready for the border. I hope you include the border in your video because I am having trouble identifying the “block” where the 2 sc should go in row 1. My stitches are a lot rougher than yours and that’s probably the problem. I think it will look much better when I block it. By the way, I used to see if I had something in my stash for this and it worked great I had some Valley Yarns fingering in the color North Sea. It looks lovely. Again, the blocking will tell the story. I’ll post a pic if it turns out well. Thanks for all you do. I’ve learned so much from you.

    • 144

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thanks Pat! There was a miscount in the border, so that’s fixed, and the video *should* debut this week, fingers crossed. Blocking does make a world of difference with this one! Yarnsub is a great site!

      • 145

        Pat Reiersen says

        Well, I finished it and it’s beautiful. But I don’t know how to send a pic. Actually I have before and after blocking. What a difference for anyone wondering if it’s worth it.

        • 146

          Tamara Kelly says

          Hi Pat! Unfortunately I don’t have a way for people to send in pictures directly to the blog. But you can post them on the Moogly Facebook page! :)

  42. 147

    Terri says

    Please notify me when a video showing the edging is uploaded. It’s a beautiful shawl, although the pattern isn’t as distinct with the heavier cotton thread I used. I ended up making my own border for my first shawl. I want to figure out the more intricate one shown here before I make it for a gift.


    • 148

      Tamara Kelly says

      I cannot send out individual emails, but it should go up on the site tomorrow morning (barring technical snafus) and will be linked in the weekly newsletter! :)

  43. 149

    Elizabeth T. says

    Either I’ve become an incredibly loose crocheter or I’m taking the gauge incorrectly. Gauge: 6 boxes in a row = 4″—that’s measured horizontally, right? Because at best, I’m getting 5 boxes to 4″ on an I hook, and I’m worried that if I go down to H or G, the fabric will be so dense that it won’t open up when blocked.

    • 150

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m sorry Elizabeth, I should have been more clear – measure along one smooth edge, along the outside of the shawl. One of the \/ sides. I’ll make a note of it in the pattern!

      • 151

        Elizabeth T. says

        Okay, that’s working *much* better. In fact, I’m getting gauge with a J hook, just as the pattern specifies. Thank you!

    • 153

      Tamara Kelly says

      I can’t send out individual emails, but it should be up tonight or tomorrow… just a little more editing to do!

  44. 154

    JANE says

    I love this pattern! I have some beautiful hand-dyed dk yarn-about 100 grams. Do you think it might work for this pattern? I was thinking that since the yarn is bigger I might get the same size shawlette without as much yardage as the fingering yarn that you used.

  45. 155

    Bethany says

    I got five hanks of this exact yarn as a gift, and have been struggling to find a use for them, since each one is a different color. I love your finished shawl, and I’m about 6 rows into mine now. I’m trusting you now that it’ll look better when blocked, cause right now mine just looks messy, haha.

  46. 156

    Donna Marie says

    I cannot see the blocks on the first row of edging. I am thinking it is 2 sc per block. Still confused.

    • 157

      Tamara Kelly says

      Ok, if you look along the edge, you’ll see a dc, then ch 3, then dc, then ch 3, etc. Each of these is the edge of one block. Does that help?

      • 158

        Donna Marie says

        That makes sense, however one side turning does not look that way. In other words one row is as you say but the turn-around row is not like that.

  47. 160

    Donna Marie says

    Tamara, You are most gracious in your reply’s but I just cannot see what you are explaining. I am so upset with myself that I cannot see this. I have been crocheting for 42 years. How will we know when you post a video and when you do will you really explain this part?

  48. 164

    Gusella patricia says

    Je viens de finir… Trés facile et rapide les vidéos m’ont beaucoup aidées au début. Les photo sont sur ma page ravelry. Encore merci pour ces merveilleux patrons Tamara …
    Ravelry. Gusellapatricia

  49. 166

    Patricia says

    Coucou Tamara
    Voilà c’est fait, les vidéos sont claires et explicites. Merci pour le partage…la photo est sur ravelry…..

  50. 168

    ruchi says

    This is a stunning pattern. Thanks for sharing.
    I just finished making one in the same colour as your.
    Enjoyed making it.

  51. 170

    Susan says

    I have some lovely silk, worsted weight yarn that I want to make this pattern in. Will that work? and What size hook would you recommend? I know it may change the size but it shouldn’t use more yarn than fingering, correct??

  52. 172

    Laura C says

    I made one, it came out beautiful. Used a worsted weight. It is presently submitted in the local county fair!
    Thank you for the pattern, just started one with a little lighter yarn, bigger hook., N.
    I’m sure it will be a beauty!


  53. 174

    Carmen says

    I’m wondering is there anything to say approximately how much yarn I need left to make the edging? I’m making it in malabrigo sock, which is about 439 yards/skein…I want it to be a little bit bigger if I can manage it, it’s for my wedding. Only have one skein of the colorway though so not sure how much further I may be able to stretch it. They didn’t have more at the shop and sadly I can’t afford to order online…plus I hate the risk of the colors being different with it.

    • 175

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m afraid I didn’t measure out how much was needed for just the edging. My best recommendation would be to look at the finished projects on Ravelry, for someone who used a different yarn for the edging, and see if they list the yardage for that yarn.

  54. 176

    Lorna says

    Thankyou Tamara.
    I have made the Moogly shawl in some gorgeous Scottish yarn (merino/silk/yak mix) dyed by my friend Helen at Ripples Crafts. It is blocking now but I love it and I will be gifting it to a friend in need. Thanks for your generosity to make the pattern free and your time to make videos which I found very helpful as I’m a bit of a beginner at crochet.
    Lorna in Scotland x (joyofchicks on Ravelry)

  55. 178

    Elisabetta says

    hello, this beautiful patter thanks
    I’m trying to do with the wool but is very compact and not decorated like your
    Could you help me?

    These are the specifications of the wool
    Name: Magic Jawoll Dégradé
    Brand: Lang Yarns
    Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)?
    Wraps per inch
    Meterage: 437 yards (400 meters)
    Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    Gauge: 28.0 to 32.0 sts = 4 inches
    Needle size: US 1½ – 4 or 2.5 – 3.5mm
    Fibers: 75% Wool
    25% Nylon (Polyamide)

    I am using needle size: 3.5mm

    Thank you very much

    • 179

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hello Elisabetta! This pattern calls for fingering weight yarn much like what you’re using, so that’s fine, but it also calls for a 6mm hook, which is significantly larger than a 3.5mm hook. So using the 3.5mm hook will create a much more compact fabric. Even with the 6mm hook, it doesn’t open up to the full lace look until you block it.

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    Bethany says

    I think I’ve done something wrong towards the end with mine. It was a triangle and it was fine, and then suddenly it started getting wider faster than it was getting taller. I didn’t think anything of it, but then when I started doing the edging, I realized that instead of the nice blocks that I have further down towards the point, my three dcs in the chains are at the edge, so I’ve got nowhere to put the two scs! Basically, instead of having nice |___|_|___|___, I’ve got |___|_|_|_|_|___|….does that makes sense? Maybe I’ll just pull out the edging and a bunch of rows and see if redoing it fixes the problem…

  57. 182

    Claudia says

    Hi Tamara,

    beautiful shawlette. Thank you for the pattern. Always glad to find pretty crochet patterns since I prefer that to knitting.

    I have a question about the yarn used. A couple of reviewers said the yarn was scratchy feeling. How did you find the yarn?

    Thanks again.


    • 183

      Tamara Kelly says

      I didn’t find it to be scratchy, but it does contain wool, and some people are more sensitive to that than others. is a great resource for options!

  58. 184

    Fuego Azul says

    I just received my hank of Hawthorne Kettle Dyed in Blackbird for this shawl. It’s wound into a skein & patiently waiting for my day off when I can start this beautiful pattern!

  59. 187

    CAROLEE says

    Hi Tamara, looking forward to trying another of your amazing patterns!! Tried going through comments to find answer to my question but there are far too many. My apologies if it’s been asked…
    May you please confirm for me hook size? I bought a super fine (#1) yarn for this pattern. Seems even thinner than my fingering yarn. Your pattern calls for 6mm hook. That seems huge and my stitches are looking very sloppy! Is this correct? Please confirm.
    Thx again for all of your amazing patterns!

    • 188

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Carolee! That is the size hook I used, but everyone has a different tension, so you’ll want to check your gauge and adjust if necessary. :) Thank you!

  60. 192

    nadia saleh says

    Lovely pattern! I gave it several tries and failed miserably :(:(
    Could you explain to whre to find the ch3 I I previous row? And do i need to turn the work? Please help!!!

    • 193

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hello Nadia! Did you watch the video tutorial that’s linked at the top of the pattern, below the hook and yarn?

  61. 194

    Connie L says

    Hi Tamara. I am in love with this pattern. I keep staring at it and I finally have the perfect person to make it for. I just have a question. I don’t have fingering yarn, I would like to use the Caron simply soft medium weight. Do you think it will turn out the same or look chunky. And which hook size would you recommend? Thank you so much, for great patterns and an open heart to share.

    • 195

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Connie! Thank you! It will certainly be thicker/warmer, but of course that’s not necessarily a bad thing! :) I would bump up to a size M/N hook to get the same lacey look, or maybe just to a K to get a less lacy look. :) You may wish to steam block it when it is done to open up the lace and keep it open.

  62. 196

    Jess Gregg says

    Stunning? Is not even the word for this!! Cannot wait to try it, got my yarn all picked out, hoping I can come close to replicating. Thank you for the free pattern. It’s nice when you come across something that you know could be sold by the pattern and the designer could make some fun money from it but yet they choose to share the gift of their creativity to others. I’m making this shawl for my grandmother who recently had to move into assisted living and this has her name all over it. I can’t work due to a disabling illness so money is tight to say the least so I’m happy I can use your free pattern to help comfort grandma with this beautiful shawl. Thank you for your talents!

  63. 198

    Olga says

    You have done it again. I have some beautiful bamboo yarn I have been holding on to for the perfect project. I think I found it!!
    Thank you!!

  64. 200


    Hi Tamara. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I am making this for my mother in law. I am a bit stuck with edging row 1. Just wondering where to put my 2 scs along the longest side (ss,ch1,sc,ch1,doc)?
    I can’t watch the video due to my crappy rural internet service. If you can explain it to me I’d be very grateful. Thank you for your time x

  65. 205

    Shahad says

    Hi, the momnet i saw the shawl i knew i had to make it it’s absolutely gorgeous.

    But i have a question, would it make any difference if i used cotton thread to make it?

    Thank you ❤️🙈

  66. 209

    Sherry Bohrmueller says

    Love this shawl, do you have to block it? I don’t have anywhere to pin it too that’s big enough.

    • 210

      Tamara Kelly says

      It is somewhat important to open up the lace pattern. You could lay it out on bath towels on your bed!

    • 212

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Karen! Can you please let me know what you want to be unsubscribed from? Anything I email should have an unsubscribe link at the bottom – that’s the quickest way to unsubscribe from something, as otherwise I have to guess at what you are referring to.

    • 214

      Tamara Kelly says

      The open look comes after blocking – that’s what “opens up” the stitch pattern. :)

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