This Victoria Lacy Shawl Crochet Pattern only has two rows. Once you get started, you just complete a row until you have made the lacy shawl to the desired length. You will be amazed at how quickly each row of crochet is completed.
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Rectangle Crochet Shawl Pattern
This lacy shawl is a long rectangle pattern. It has just the right amount of coverage to keep you warm on a cool day in the fall. Yet, this is light and lacy enough to wear on those warmer summer days to wear as a cover over a swimsuit or just to keep the sun off your shoulders. I have included a few photos of the shawl to help with wearing and crocheting this beauty.
Today, this was crocheted in a lovely soft pink yarn; however, any colorway will work for this pattern.
Crochet Pattern Tutorials
There is a Step-by-Step video near the bottom of this post.
Thanks to the suggestions in the comments section, I have added step-by-step photos of the stitches as well near the bottom of this post. Thank you for your feedback.
The crochet results are just stunning!
Victoria Lacy Shawl is Versatile
I used my dress form to show off this Victoria Lacy Shawl in a variety of different looks. In one of the photos, you will notice a beautiful cameo pin that adds beauty to this already beautiful shawl. I think anyone would feel pretty wearing this soft and stylish shawl. I hope these pictures give you some ideas on how to style this shawl.
In the picture below, the Victoria Lacy Shawl is wrapped around the shoulders. I like this look just as much as when it is hanging down and draping over the shoulders. I might add a pin on the shoulder to not only keep it in place, but to add a bit more beauty to the look.
This next picture shows the shawl is just draped over the shoulders. This is a close-up so you can see the stitches a bit better too.
Accent with a Pretty Pin
This beautiful cameo brooch is so pretty with this lacy shawl. It has the same color tones and I just love the style it adds. I also like that I don’t have to continually pull and adjust the shawl, the pin keeps it in place nicely.
I tried to show you the generous size of this lacy shawl. It is folded in half and folded over a bit more to get this look. The finished size of the shawl is approximately 14 inches wide by 64 inches long.
The picture below is a flat view of part of the shawl to help you see the detail.
Cancer Prayer Shawl
Since designing this lacy crochet shawl pattern, I myself have been diagnosed with breast cancer. While my cancer was caught with a routine mammogram, it is still quite the medical ordeal, and I will deal with it for the rest of my life.
Remember to do the monthly checks. Get your mammogram done. Please make sure to take the time to get your regular medical check-ups done. Lastly, help a friend and remind them to get their check-up done. Stay healthy!
Update. It has been two years since my cancer diagnosis. Thank you to all who have reached out to see how I am doing. Things are still okay as long as I take my medicine, I am still cancer free today. I still go to the doctor for check-ups, but all is good again.
Crochet for Those in Need
Those of us that have the talent to make beautiful things with our hands have the ability to uplift someone going through a tough time. Never did I think that the Victoria Lacy Shawl would take on so much more meaning. I hope that this shawl pattern will help support someone. If you know how to crochet, I challenge you to make at least one for a person in need.
I would rank this crochet pattern a one or two levels just beyond beginner. I would recommend that you can complete a chain stitch, single crochet, and double stitch. Also, reading a pattern is a plus. There are video tutorials to help with the crochet pattern too.
It might seem like this would be a hard pattern; however, it is a wonderful repeating pattern. Once you get going a few rows, it is repetitive; therefore, it is very easy to work and the results are beautiful.
When I was designing this pattern, I must have started over at least 15 times before I could get it to look good on the ends and throughout. I am glad I kept trying though because I really love the look and feel of this lacy shawl.
Weekend or two Crochet Project
This Victoria 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.
Directions: Victoria Lacy Shawl
Finished Size: approximately 12 inches wide by 64 inches long. If you wanted to make it narrower or wider, I would use multiples of 8 + 2. Longer or shorter just decrease or add rows.
2 Skeins yarn 6oz – Caron Simply Soft-Soft Pink
Total yarn used is just under 630 yards.
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
ST = Stitches
SP = Space
Crochet Pattern Directions:
SC in 2nd CH from Hook *CH 4, Skip the next 3 ST (SC, CH 3, 3DC) in the next CH, Skip the next 3 CH, SC in the next CH. Repeat from * ending with a SC in the last ST.
Complete Row 2, 2 Different Ways
(I have made this pattern with 2DC and with 3DC using the same foundational chain stitches). I have two videos below one showing the 2DC and one showing the 3 DC. No matter which one you choose, they are both beautiful.
CH 5, SC, in the first CH 3 SP. In the same SP, (CH 3, 2 DC) or you could (CH 3, 3 DC). SC in the next CH 4 SP, *CH 4, (SC, CH 3, 2 DC) or you could (SC, CH 3, 3 DC) in the next CH 3 SP, SC in the next CH 4 SP. Repeat from the * until the last CH 4 SP – end with a SC. Turn
Repeat row 2 until the desired length. this does not have a special border, as it is just beautiful and lacy just the way it is. Also, it is also much easier not to add a border, but you are welcome to add a border if you wish.
Cut yarn and pull through the last ST leaving about a ten inch tail. I like to use a yarn needle to weave in the end going in a variety of directions back and forth until it feels a bit secure. Then I cut the excess yarn. Make sure to go back to the starting row yarn and weave that in too.
The Caron Yarn is machine washable and dryable; however, I would probably wash by hand if you had to just to keep the shape. I have washed handmade crochet items in my wash in the past only to get something hooked on the agitator and ruin the item.
Crochet Stitches Video Tutorial Number 1 With 2DC
This one explains the first row and shows how the crochet pattern for row two.
Victoria Lacy Shawl Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial Number 2 with 3DC
This one, I am starting from the beginning because people asked for it.
There are pictures showing the step-by-step further down…if this is how you learn, keep reading.
I truly want you to be able to make your own Victoria Lacy Shawl. Thank you for visiting. I hope you had as much fun making this as I did. Enjoy wearing your beautiful Victoria Lacy Shawl.
As I write this post, it is March and there is still snow on the ground in Wisconsin. The warm days of summer will be upon us soon and it will be a perfect time to make and wear your very own shawl.
Since making this Victoria Lacy Shawl, I have made other lacy shawls that are very popular. Here are the links to those as well.
Here are photos of the crochet stitches to help understand how to work the crochet pattern.
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