Antonella is an easy crochet shawl pattern made with just one skein of yarn. This simple lace shawl is easy to customize to your preferred width and a self-striping yarn makes the colorwork easy.
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The Antonella Shawl is an easy crochet shawl pattern that looks more complex than it is to make. It uses a simple combination of stitches and can easily be adjusted to your preferred length.
It’s also a one-skein project. I used King Cole Harvest DK for my version (which you can find at your local yarn shop or online at Wool Warehouse UK). This is a soft, light weight (DK/#3) yarn that is mostly acrylic with a touch of alpaca. It’s also a self-striping yarn, so it does all the colorwork for you. Each skein has a generous 585 yards (535 meters) of yarn, so it is more than enough for an Antonella Shawl.
The Antonella Shawl was the second pattern in the Weekend Mystery Crochet Alongs with Underground Crafter, and the original pattern was released in three parts. This post has now been updated to include more pictures and the full pattern.
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Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
This simple lace shawl is a one skein project that can be customized to your preferred width. A self-striping yarn does the colorwork for you! The Antonella Shawl was the third pattern in the Weekend Mystery Crochet Alongs with Underground Crafter.
- Adult: 62” (157.5 cm) long before blocking x 8” (20.5 cm) wide.
- King Cole Harvest DK yarn (90% acrylic/10% alpaca, 5.3 oz/150 g, 585 yd/535 m) – 1 skein in 5203 Heather, or approximately 585 yd (535 m) in any light weight, self-striping, acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.
- Pastiche Accessories US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Stitch markers.
- Yarn needle.
- 17 dc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- rm – remove stitch marker
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
Work to midpoint
- Ch 18.
- Set Up Row: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 17 ch. (17 sts)
- Row 1: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), dc in third st, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] across.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), [skip ch-1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1] 7 times, skip ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch.
- Rows 3-54: Rep Row 2, 52 more times, or until piece measures approximately 31” (79 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
Work to end
- A helpful video tutorial showing four ways to crochet into a chain space is available below.
- If you can’t see the video showing four ways to crochet into a chain space above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- Row 55: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st] across.
- Row 56: Rep Row 1.
- Rows 57-106: Rep Rows 55-56, 26 more times, or you have the same number of Rows in Part II as you do between Row 1 through the end of Part I.
- Row 107: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st] across. Do not fasten off.
Edging and Borders
- A helpful video tutorial showing how to work single crochet stitches into the side of rows is available below.
- If you can’t see the video above showing how to work a single crochet into the side of a row, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- Edging Round: (Right Side) Turn to work along long edge, ch 1, pm in ch-1 sp, sc in side of first row, 2 sc in side of each row across to the last row, sc in side of last row, *turn to work along short edge, ch 1, sc in next 17 sts, ** turn to work along long edge, ch 1, sc in side of first row, 2 sc in side of each row across to the last row, sc in side of last row, rep from * to ** once, sc to first sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to join, pm in ch-1 sp.
- Continue working in rows between stitch markers on the long edge. You will have an even number of stitches between the stitch markers.
- Border Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, rm, sc in same ch-1 sp, pm in sc, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] across to sc before marker, rm.
- Border Row 2: (Wrong Side) Turn, sl st in first sc and in first 2 ch in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same st, pm in sc, [ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp] across, ending in ch-3 sp before stitch marker, skip last sc, rm. (Decreases by 2 ch-3 sp)
- Rep Border Row 2 as desired. Each repeat of Border Row 2 will make the shawl wider while also changing the shape so that the Border is narrower. With 5 repeats of Border Row 2 (through Border Row 7), your shawl will be approximately 6” (15 cm) wide; with 11 repeats of Border Row 2 (through Border Row 15) it will be approximately 8” (20.5 cm) wide as shown in the photo below.
- After you have made as many repeats of Border Row 2 as desired, fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
- To open up the lace and even out the width, you’ll want to block your shawl. I recommend wet blocking. If you’re new to blocking, you can find more details in Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.