Peacock Stitch Shawlette



Marie Segares/Underground Crafter


The peacock stitch is another term for broomstick lace. This shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and “regular” crochet. (If you’re new to broomstick lace, you may want to check out the photo tutorial included with my free pattern for Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl.) I also used a wonderful self-striping yarn, Cascade Yarns Casablanca, in the Peacock colorway, which makes the stripes happen automatically.Skills usedBasic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitchWorking in rows, increasing, decreasing, crocheting in the back loop onlySpecial techniques and stitches: broomstick lace, dc2tog, dc3tog (described in pattern)Skill LevelIntermediate

Materials List

Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 1 skein in 5 Peacock, or approximately 220 yd (200 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.US 35/19 mm straight knitting needle, or any size needed to obtain gauge.3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.Yarn needle.

Finished Size

Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).


16 sts x 8 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


The Pattern

You can find the complete pattern here on my blog

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