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Victoria Lacy Shawl Crochet Pattern

Today, we are delighted to unveil a timeless treasure from our crochet collection, the exquisite Victoria Lacy Shawl. With its delicate lace pattern and graceful design, this shawl embodies the essence of refined elegance and timeless beauty.

This Free Crochet Pattern uses worsted weight yarn and a one row repeat. Once you get started, you just complete a row until your desired length. Using basic stitches, you will be amazed at how quickly each row of crochet is completed.

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.

Victoria Lacy Shawl Rectangle Crochet 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

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.

Victoria Lacy Shawl is Versatile: Styling a Rectangle Shawl

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.

Gorgeous crochet shawl draped over hooks

Simply drape the shawl over your shoulders, letting it cascade down your back. It’s a timeless style that adds an elegant touch to any outfit. Perfect for jeans and a t-shirt or a more formal ensemble.

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.

To wear as a Shoulder Wrap, wrap one end of the shawl around your shoulders, letting the other end hang freely. This creates a cozy yet chic look that’s perfect for cool evenings or air-conditioned spaces.

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.

Victoria Lacy Shawl with cameo pin

Another option is a Belted Shawl. Wrap the shawl around your shoulders and secure it in place with a thin belt around your waist. This creates a polished look, perfect for dressing up a simple outfit or defining your hourglass silhouette.

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. 

Rectangle Crochet Shawl

The finished size of the shawl is approximately 14 inches wide by 64 inches long. Just so soft and cozy for a wrap.

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, 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.

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.

Victoria Lacy Shawl laying flat

Flat view showing the rows of crochet stitches. The combination of yarn and easy stitches create a lovely drape. There was no need for blocking and very few yarn ends to weave in.

Directions: Victoria Lacy Shawl Rectangle Crochet Pattern

Skill Level:

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.


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 Yarn in Soft Pink. 630 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can purchase it from Yarnspirations. We have a link on our savings page.

Size H (5mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle



CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

ST = Stitches

SP = Space

[ ] = Repeat Between

Pattern Notes

Written in US Crochet Terms.

Turn at the end of each row.

Pattern is a repeat of row 2.

Photo tutorials and video tutorials below the written directions.

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.

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Chain 82

Row 1:

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 between [ ] across ending with a SC in the last ST. Turn

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.

Row 2:

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 between [ ] until the last CH 4 SP. End with a SC. Turn

Repeating Row

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.

Pink prayer Shawl


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.

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

Here are photos of the crochet stitches to help understand how to work the crochet pattern.

First two pictures

Second two pictures

Third two pictures

Fourth two pictures

Fifth two pictures

Sixth two pictures

Seventh two pictures

If you loved this free pattern, please share on your fave social media links at the bottom. It helps to show me that these types of posts are helpful – thank you!

Here are some other lace shawl crochet patterns you might be interested in.

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Sunday 19th of May 2024

Thank you so much for this beautiful Victorian Lace Shawl and instructions. This is my FIRST endeavor and I have read your instructions over and over again. I think I may have it, but mine isn’t as pretty as yours. I’m going back to the tutorial to see if I’ve missed something. I’m looking for more “easy or beginners “ patterns. Thanks again!


Tuesday 21st of May 2024

Hi Florence, Thanks for sharing. So glad to hear you were able to make this as a beginner. We do have quite a few beginner friendly shawls and scarves on the website. All the patterns on the website are free too. Keep crocheting and enjoying the process. Vicky


Thursday 12th of October 2023

Can you please tell me which you used for the shawl in the photos — the 2 DC or the 3 DC? The shawl is very pretty and I would like it to be like the one in your main photo. I noticed that the last comments were in 2021. How is your health now?


Friday 13th of October 2023

Hi, I used the 3 DC. Thanks for asking. Thankfully, I am still cancer free. Feeling good and loving time I get to spend watching my first grandbaby. He is turning a year old soon and what a joy it is. Wishing you good health too. Enjoy your crochet project. Casey and I love to see when people tag us in their photos on social media. Vicky


Friday 11th of June 2021

I have worked with velvety yarn and I think that the Victoria Lacy Shawl is a bit too lacy to use the velvet yarn with. I think that the slippery yarn would work out in places and have undesirable loops. This pattern I recently finished would be lovely as a baby blanket. I am also working on a mint colored velvet blanket with half double crochet v-stitches that is turning out wonderful too. I hope to have the blanket done and the pattern posted in a few weeks. Vicky

Selma Paxson

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Thanks, Selma Paxson for

Nicole Arthurton Dennis

Friday 2nd of April 2021

I am new t crochet, and I made the scarf. It took me a few attempts to start, but I finished and I'm happy with the end result. Thank you for sharing your pattern!


Friday 2nd of April 2021

I am so happy to hear that you didn't give up. It is good to hear that a person new at crochet can master this too. Enjoy your lovely shawl. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Vicky

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