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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Victoria Lacy Shawl is very similar without the ruffled edge.
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.
Laying flat, this shawl measures 20 inches wide X 68 inches long.
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.
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
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.
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
ST = Stitches
SP = Space
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
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.
Here is the promised video link so you can see the pattern in action.
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.
Swatch showing Row 1 Completed
Continuing with Row 2 Tutorial
Swatch showing row 2 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).
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
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.