Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

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This beautiful occasions evening shawl is a handmade lacy crochet shawl pattern is just the perfect accessory when you want to have a whisper of coverage and something elegant to wear. This beautiful occasions evening shawl is an easy way to bring style to any fashion. The full free pattern is right here for you to make your very own.

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Side View Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Crochet Shawl Pattern Journey

I am on a quest to make a beautiful shawl for the amazing women in my family. I have made one for me too. There are a few shawls that I have already made and have posted those patterns you. 

To make it easy for you to find them, I have provided the links for you at the bottom of the post. They are on the Pattern Princess website though.  If you make one of your own, I would love for you to post your handiwork in the comments. I love it when I can help people create their own works of beauty.

Views of the Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

A few months ago, I purchased a dress form. I think it is one of the best things I could have purchased. It is so nice to help show pictures of some examples of how the shawl could be worn. This also helps me take pictures of the shawl for closeups and different views.

Back View

The shawl is just laying over the shoulders. The lattice work on the back view is so nice. This really is an easy crochet pattern once you get started.

Back View Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl
Back View Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Lacy Crochet Shawl Wrapped Around body

Because this shawl was made a bit longer, it is easier to wrap around your body. This would be wrapped and tied in front; however, this view shows the wrap just draped around the body.

Wrapped Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl
Wrapped Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Side Views of Shawl Perfect for a Wedding Shawl

Here are a number of different side views. I just love how the scalloped edge enhances the drape of the shawl. If you are interested in the pin I used, here is where you can get one that looks like the one in the picture.

Side View Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Crochet Shawl Pattern

This lovely crochet shawl pattern is worked in rows until the desired length is achieved. The lacy scalloped crochet border is crocheted as each row is completed. Therefore, this pattern works up rather quickly. Once you get the two-row repeat mastered, it is an easy project. In order to help with understanding the crochet pattern, I have included a video tutorial and a step-by-step photo tutorial to help you in understanding the written directions.

Skill Level

I would rank this crochet pattern a one or two levels just beyond beginner. You certainly need to be able to do a chain, single crochet, double stitch, and read a pattern to be able to accomplish this. However, once a crocheter gets the hang of this pattern though, it is very easy to work and the results are beautiful.

Video of Crochet Pattern

If you are a person that would rather see a video of the stitches being done, I have a video link near the bottom. Note: this pattern is a bit wider and longer than the Victoria Lacy Shawl Crochet Pattern, but the stitches are the same except for the lacy edge. If you want to see the pattern video from the beginning, go to my you tube channel as it is there as the Victoria Lacy Shawl. I would love it if you would subscribe to my you tube channel-you would then be notified of any new crochet tutorials that are added.

Close up of Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Photo Tutorial of Pattern

A few years ago, I published this crochet pattern. This was when I was really new at writing patterns and explaining them. Recently, I had a lovely lady ask for help with this pattern. When I asked her what her specific question was; she said she really liked the photo tutorial on the Victoria Lacy Shawl and wished I would do that for this pattern too.

I try my best to have my patterns and tutorials be clear for folks so they can enjoy crocheting their own items too. Anyway, her comment made me realize that it was time to go back to this pattern and help with the clarity.

Below the video, I have included a very detailed photo tutorial. I really want everyone to be able to make this shawl if they want to.

Note: I have updated the ETSY PDF printable of this pattern to include all of these step-by-step photos too.

Weekend or two Crochet Project

This Lacy Shawl is a pattern that goes quickly. If you need a gift for someone, that would make such a lovely gift. The shawl looks complicated to complete, but it is just two rows of setting up and the pattern repeats until your desired length. The border is crocheted as you complete each row. Saves time.

Finished Size

Laying flat, this shawl measures 20 inches wide X 68 inches long.

Yarn Used

Caron Simply Soft 3 skeins in off white. Each skein is approximately 315 yards and I used the entire 3 skeins or 945 yards of yarn. This is not only a soft yarn, it is washable and dryable. This is a nice feature especially since this is something that you would wear and it could get dirt on it.

Inspiration

I hope that the many pictures of this shawl have provided inspiration for you to make one for yourself or to give as a treasured gift to someone special. I love the look of this shawl so much, just had to share all the pictures I took. Onto the directions…

Directions: Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Pattern Alteration

The pattern can be altered to any width or length that you desire. The width can be adjusted by adding or decreasing 8 plus 2 stitches for the foundational row of chain stitches. Along with changing the width of the pattern, you can make the shawl the length that works for you. While I used 3 full skeins of yarn, you may want yours shorter and only use 2 skeins. Be creative and make it a style that you want to use as a fashion staple.

Caron Simply Soft 3 skeins in off white.

Size H (5mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

ST = Stitches

SP = Space

Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl Printable Pattern

Directions:

Chain 90

Row 1:

SC in 2nd CH from Hook [CH 4, Skip the next 3 ST (SC, CH 3, 3 DC) in the next CH, Skip the next 3 CH, SC in the next CH]. Repeat between [ ] across, ending with a SC in the last ST. Turn

Row 2:

CH 3, SC, in the top of the first DC SP of previous row. CH 4, SC in the top of the next DC SP of previous row. Then, CH 4, SC in the top of the next DC SP of previous row. SC in the top of the CH 3 SP of previous row. CH 3, 3 DC in the previous row CH 3 SP. SC in the next CH 4 SP. [CH 4, in the next CH 3 SP, SC, CH 3, 3 DC. SC in the next CH 4 SP] Repeat across between [ ] until you reach the end. End with a SC in the last ST. Turn

Repeat row 2 until the desired length

Here is a closeup to help you see a bit more of the detail for the stitches. I would love to see what this has inspired you to make.

Close up of Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl

Step-By-Step Photo of Beautiful Occasions Lacy Crochet Shawl

Sample size 18 stitches. Multiples of 8 plus 2.

Swatch is 18 stitches – 8 + 8 + 2 = 18. It looks a bit goofy with the scalloped edges being so little. However, it shows the stitches that are used throughout the shawl pattern.

Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Initial Steps
Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Initial Steps
Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Steps 2
Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Steps 2
Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Steps 3
Beautiful Occasions Photo Tutorial Steps 3

Swatch showing Row 1 Completed

Swatch Showing Row 1 Complete
Swatch Showing Row 1 Complete

Continuing with Row 2 Tutorial

Row 2 Step 1
Row 2 Step 1
Row 2 Step 2
Row 2 Step 2
Row 2 Step 3
Row 2 Step 3
Row 2 Step 4
Row 2 Step 4
Row 2 Step 5
Row 2 Step 5
Row 2 Step 6
Row 2 Step 6

Swatch showing row 2 completed

Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl Row 2 Tutorial Completed
Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl Row 2 Tutorial Completed

Finally Row 3

This is a repeat of row 2; however, I wanted to show how it will look at the pattern continues.

CH 3, SC, in the top of the first DC SP of previous row. CH 4, SC in the top of the next DC SP of previous row. Then, CH 4, SC in the top of the next DC SP of previous row. SC in the top of the CH 3 SP of previous row.  (this first part completes the scalloped edging at the beginning).

Row 3 Set of Photos 1
Row 3 Set of Photos 1
Row 3 Set of Photos 2
Row 3 Set of Photos 2

CH 3, 3 DC in the previous row CH 3 SP. SC in the next CH 4 SP.  [CH 4, in the next CH 3 SP, SC, CH 3, 3 DC. SC in the next CH 4 SP] Repeat across between [ ] until you reach the end. End with a SC in the last ST. Turn

Row 3 Set of Photos 3
Row 3 Set of Photos 3
Row 3 Set of Photos 4
Row 3 Set of Photos 4
Row 3 Set of Photos 5
Row 3 Set of Photos 5


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13 thoughts on “Beautiful Occasions Evening Shawl”

    1. You are most welcome. Thank you so much for the compliment. I am trying to continue to improve my instructions as I get more experience and feedback. It means a lot. Glad to be sharing.

  1. Your shawl pattern is no doubt a gorgeous one BUT for the life of me i can’t follow the second row… i want to make this into my prayer shawl pattern that i do for homebound church members and cancer patients, PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND how to do ROW TWO. If possible to do a video demo for two rows . THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH.

  2. Love this pattern. I was hoping you would show how to do the border. It is so lovely. How you give direction for that soon. Thank you so much.

    1. The border is done as you complete each row. It is written in the pattern and the video shows this step as well. Take another look. Email me if you still have questions, and I will do my best to help you. Vicky

  3. Definitely a magnificent design, but easy? I read every word, follow a pattern word for word, but the reviews scare me. First, I’ll bookmark this pattern to visit the video when I can give your gorgeous design my best shot! Thank YOU!

  4. A beautiful pattern, but I cannot for the life of me, get row 2 to work for me as it is written. I have tried to follow your tutorial but still at a loss. Would you please check the instructions as written. I’m going to have to set this down for now. Very disappointed.
    Judy

  5. Pattern Princess,
    Thank you sooo much for the step by step instructions!! You are so kind. Such a beautiful Shawl!
    Judy

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