I’m happy to share a new free crochet shawl pattern today: the Ana Lucia Shawl. This is the second design in my new series of patterns dedicated to my extended family (people with the same condition as me).
The Ana Lucia Shawl is dedicated to dear Ana Lucia, a six year old girl from Colombia. She’s a very happy girl that loves to dress up and pick her own outfits. I really hope I can meet Ana Lucia and her family one day!
My mother helped me with this design. We chose a pink gradient yarn cake with glitter because Ana Lucia loves to wear girly, happy, bright colors like cute pink tutu’s!
We wanted to design an elegant shawl with beautiful details, based on her beautiful name ‘Ana Lucia’ and her girly feminine style. We came up with a shawl that is mainly made out of double crochet stitches and variations of this stitch, like back post, front post, worked in back loops only and of course normal double crochet stitches.
We tried to make the pattern as simple as possible, taking beginners into account while designing. There are only 10 rows that need to be repeated four times. That’s all!
And even those 10 rows are quite simple. Five rows are double crochet stitches, the other five rows contain a bit more variation. Simple and fun to make with a beautiful outcome.
As we had some yarn left, we decided to make matching tassels to add to the ends of the shawl. Personally I think this gives the shawl a final touch!
About this series of patterns
I was born with a (benign) tumor in my face. For more than 22 years my doctors did not know what it was exactly. In 2017 I did a second opinion and got diagnosed with an ultra rare condition. I immediately started searching for other people with this condition.
So far I have found about 20 people in the whole wide world. It’s amazing how many similarities we have and how much we look alike. I feel very grateful they came into my life.
Many of my upcoming patterns, including this one, will be special designs inspired by my new ‘extended family’ who have made a huge impact on me.
– 1 Ana Lucia yarn cake (4 ply, 760m / 830yds)
– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook, UK 8)
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Height: 60cm / 23.5” before blocking
Width: 145cm / 57” before blocking
20 double crochet and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– fpdc: front post double crochet
– bpdc: back post double crochet
– bpsc: back post single crochet
– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 dc
– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row
– The counting only includes the dc stitches, not the chains in the corner
Below you can find a video tutorial of the Ana Lucia Shawl.
* Click here to see the video on YouTube
Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to make a circle
ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 2, 4 dc in the ring (8)
ch 3, 2dc in the first stitch,
1 dc in every stitch till corner,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner,
1 dc in every stitch till end,
3 dc in last stitch (14)
Row 3 till 6:
Repeat row 2 (20, 26, 32, 38)
Let’s start with the details!
Repeat row 2 but make front post double crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches (44)
Repeat row 2 but make the double crochet stitches in the back loops only (50)
ch 5, (2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in first stitch,
*skip 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch* till corner,
ch 2, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner, ch 2,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, skip 2* till end,
(1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in last stitch (42)
ch 1, 1 sc around first chain bow,
*7 dc around next ch bow, 1 sc around next ch bow* till end,
1 sc in 4th chain of last chain bow (89)
ch 3, 2 dc in the first stitch,
7 fpdc, *1 bpsc, 7 fpdc* till end,
3 dc in last stitch (93)
ch 3, 2 dc in first stitch,
2 bpdc, *1 bpdc in first dc from 7, ch 3, 1 bpsc in 4th dc from 7, ch 3, 1 bpdc in last dc from 7, 1 fpdc in sc* till corner,
1 bpdc in first dc from 7, ch 3
(1 bpsc in 4th dc from 7, ch 2, 1 bpsc in same stitch),
ch 3, 1 bpdc in last dc from 7,
*1 fpdc in sc, 1 bpdc in first dc from 7, ch 3, 1bpsc in 4th dc from 7, ch 3, 1 bpdc in last dc from 7* till end, 2 bpdc,
3 dc in last stitch (54)
* Read this row carefully, it uses four different stitches which I have highlighted
In this row we’re going to make a DC in every stitch and every chain space (ch sp)
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 5 st,
*1 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 3 st* repeat till corner, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp,
(1dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner,
1 dc in next ch-3 sp, *1 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch-3 sp* repeat till end,
1 dc in next 5 stitches, 3 dc in last stitch (80)
Repeat row 2 but make back post double crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches (86)
Repeat row 2 but make the double crochet stitches in the front loops only (92)
Repeat row 2 (98)
From now on it’s all repeat!
Row 17 – 46:
Repeat row 7-16 three more times
Row 47 – 51:
Repeat row 7 – 11
The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.
Tassels are easy and fun to make. Personally I think this gives the shawl a final touch.
1. Wrap the yarn around your hand until you find it thick enough. With a 4-ply cake (fingering weight yarn) 45 times should be enough. Cut two more strands which are about 40 cm / 16″.
2. Fold one strand around one of the two ends. Tie a tight knot.
3. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot)
4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot. Secure tight.
5. Trim the bottom
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