Pattern of the Week: Tunisian Crescent Shawlette

Crochet shawls are just about the most practical items around. They keep you warm, add color and style to any outfit, and let you try new techniques on a relatively small scale. Plus, they’re so beautiful! It’s no wonder we publish so many shawl patterns. If you’re a lover of all things shawl and are constantly searching for your next shawl project, you’ll want to check out the Tunisian Crescent Shawlette from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.

This lovely piece features traditional lace elements, but the Tunisian crochet technique and gradient yarn give it a modern spin. I especially love that the lace isn’t too fussy (as some lace tends to be), so the overall effect is clean and modern. This crochet shawl would be perfect over a dress on special occasions, but I can also see throwing it on over a sweater in the winter or a tee in the spring for a casual-yet-polished look. Best of all, the shawl is worked from the outside in, so the ever-shortening rows make you feel like the project is flying off your hook!

The sample uses Red Heart Yarn It’s a Wrap, a lovely gradient yarn that comes in a variety of shades, so you can go as bold or a neutral with your colors as you’d like. The yarn is composed of three distinct color sections, and before beginning the shawl, you’ll re-wind each color into a separate cake. The effect is a lovely, modern shawl you’ll reach for again and again!

Photos by Harper Point Photography

Photos by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE 64″ wingspan and 12″ deep at center.

YARN (affiliate link) Red Heart Yarns It’s a Wrap (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 1,100 yd [1,006 m]/7 oz [200 g]; ): #E864_9243 Western, 1 ball.

HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm) Tunisian hook, 30″ cable. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS (affiliate link) Yarn needle.

GAUGE 15½ sts and 16 rows = 4″ in tks, blocked.


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