Our Fave Crochet Shawl Patterns
Many of us are home during this global pandemic or at least have had our normal routine disrupted. So I thought I would share more patterns that we love at Love & Stitches. I thought it would only be one blog post. Then as I was looking through my Ravelry library, I realized this needed to be broken up into smaller chunks. So every week for the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite patterns that we have made at the shop or are on our maker wish list along with yarn suggestions. Looking for knit patterns? Check out this post.
Let's start with the virus shawl! I figured this pattern needs to be in this list partially due to its name and our current circumstances, but really because its a gorgeous pattern. This is a free pattern and the designer has created video tutorials to follow. You can use any weight yarn even though it was originally made in a sport weight yarn.
I have shared this once and I will share it again. The Loveland Shawl is a wonderful pattern to learn new tunisian crochet skills. Tunisian crochet is a mix of crochet and knit and in this pattern you actually use the tunisian knit and purl stitch. Mom has already made one with 2 different colors of Whirligig. I started mine last week using Aegean Tweed. Even though these yarns different weights, this pattern is easily adaptable to grow as big as you want it to be. We also have tunisian crochet hook sets with interchangeable cords so you can keep working this shawl comfortably on your hook.
Feel like Wonder Woman with this free pattern. All you need for this awesome wrap is 2 contrasting colors. Great for the adventurous newbie or advanced beginner as this pattern uses short rows for its unique shaping. However the designer has added diagrams to help you know exactly where you are in the W.
*Make the "wee" size in a sport weight yarn, Aegean Tweed, Pacific Sport, Cherub DK, Llamerino, or Sarasota
This is truly one of my favorite crochet shawl patterns. We worked on this pattern back in the fall for our crochetalong. The pattern is broken up into smaller chunks with lots of variety in stitches and textures. So if you are looking to challenge yourself or play with new stitches, this is the project for you. Mikey has also been so nice to include video tutorials for the stitches used in this pattern.
The pattern calls for a worsted weight cotton and a size G hook, but I found a sport weight yarn with the same size hook creates a nicer drape.
Another simple shawl with simple textures to keep your mind and hands busy. The Sitka Shawl features two gorgeous textures that create a simple, yet stunning look. If you enjoy mindless projects and beautiful textures, you’ll love this one.
Another great shawl by Melissa Fisher. Even though this pattern is written for a bulky weight yarn, the pattern is written in a way that you can use any weight yarn. You just keep repeating the rows until it is as big and cozy and you want. Mom and I have both made this pattern several times in a variety of yarn weights and colorways. This shawl looks great with variegated or hand dyed yarns. Color block yarns like Hot Cakes or Whirligigs would look great with this pattern too.
Be sure to use a hook at least one size larger than the label recommends to ensure a nice drape.
The thing I love about shawls is that they can be worn in so many different ways. I prefer to wear mine more like big scarves. My mom goes a little more fashionable and will wear hers at an angle with a shawl pin at her shoulder. Or sometimes you need it to act more as a lap blanket as you read a good book or work from home.
I hope you enjoy these patterns! Let us know if you need help picking out colors or yarn. We're happy to help
Stay safe and healthy :)