The Patina Lace Shawlette is an easy, lacy crochet shawl with a simple stitch pattern repeat that is easy to remember. This rectangular shawl uses an easy lace stitch pattern in different directions to create a beautiful, color-blocked accessory.
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You may remember seeing these beautiful skeins of handspun yarn in my Instagram feed a few months back.
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One of my favorite things about traveling is deciding “which #yarn should I pack with me”? For this trip to #PrimeCon, I decided to bring my #indieyarnofthemonth: 3 beautiful #handspun skeins by @terrafibres. Swipe through to see it wound. Now to pick the right project for the flight home! #undergroundcrafter #indiedyers #indieyarn #crochetersofig #terrafibres
I love to work with handspun yarns, so I was thrilled with Terra Fibres agreed to provide me with three skeins of her lovely handspun (in two solid colors and a marled skein combining both solids).
I really wanted the yarn to be the star of the story of this rectangular shawl, so I picked very simple and easy-to-remember stitch patterns for this design.
You can see the construction best in the photo just above this one. The project starts with several wide rows in the first color. Then, you turn the project perpendicular and work the same stitch pattern in narrower rows across the side of your original rows. It gives the appearance of using two different stitches but you don’t have anything new to remember! Finally, a border is crocheted across the long edge, bringing the whole piece together.
You may be wondering about the inspiration for the name of the Patina Lace Shawlette. Patina is that greenish film that forms on bronze or copper (think: the Statue of Liberty), and the colors Terra put together for me reminded me of the look of aged metals. By the way, if you aren’t loving one of the colors that Terra Fibres already has in stock in the shop, not to worry! Terra now has an option where you can pick your own color and she will spin the yarn to order. How awesome is that?
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Patina Lace Shawlette
Easy Lacy Crochet Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
A simple, rectangular shawl uses an easy lace stitch pattern in different directions to create a beautiful, color-blocked accessory.
- 9.5” (24 cm) wide x 56” (142 cm) long after blocking.
- Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 164 yd/150 m) – 1 skein each in Caramel (CA), Caramel/Mint Marled (CB), and Mint (CC), or approximately 164 yd (150 m) each in 2 solid colors and in 1 marled colorway in any handspun, light weight yarn.
- US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. I used a hook with sunflower lady bug polymer clay handle by Pastiche Accessories.
- Yarn needle.
- 16 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across, unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a hook size larger than your typical choice for the yarn’s thickness for better drape.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- CC – Color C
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- tr – treble (triple) crochet
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
- Shawlette is crocheted in flat in rows in 3 sections in one piece. Each section is crocheted in 1 color.
- When choosing colors, note that CA is worked across in wider rows, CB is worked across in narrower rows, and CC is the border.
- Change colors in final yarn over of last stitch on designated rows.
- Chain spaces count as stitches.
Section 1 – Wider Rows
- With CA, ch 133, or any multiple of 5 sts, + 8 sts.
- Row 1: Turn, skip 12 ch (counts as tr + ch-4 sp), tr in next ch, *ch 4, skip 4 ch, tr in next ch; rep from * across. (121 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as tr + ch-1 sp), tr in same st, *skip ch-4 sp,** (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr; rep from * across, ending after ** before final st, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 8 (counts as tr + ch-4 sp), skip (next ch-1 sp, next 2 tr, next ch-1 sp), tr in next st, *ch 4, skip (next ch-1 sp, next 2 tr, next ch-1 sp), tr in next st; rep from * across.
- Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3, 3 more times.
- Row 10: Rep Row 2 once.
- Row 11:Turn project perpendicular to work along short edge, ch 1, 4 sc in side of each row across to first row, 5 sc in side of first row, changing to CB in last yarn over of final sc. Fasten off CA. (41 sts)
Section 2 – Narrower Rows
- Continue to crochet in CB along short edge.
- Row 12: Rep Row 3.
- Rep Rows 2-3 until project measures approximately 52” (132 cm) long unblocked, or approximately desired length, ending after a rep of Row 3, changing to CC in last yarn over of final tr. Fasten off CB.
- Row 13: Turn project perpendicular to work along long edge, ch 1, 4 sc in side of each row in CB across to Row 11, sc in side of Row 11, sc in each st and each ch-1 sp in CA across.
Section 3 – Border
- Continue to crochet in CC along long edge.
- Row 14: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), skip 1 st, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
- Row 15: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
- Rows 16-19: Rep Row 15, 4 more times.
- Row 20: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp,** skip next st; rep from * across, ending after ** before last st, sc in last st. Fasten off CC.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
- Spray or wet block to open up lace.