Ana Lucia Shawl

I’m happy to share a new free crochet shawl pattern: the Ana Lucia Shawl. This elegant shawl has some beautiful details and has matching tassels on all ends. This is the second design in my new series of patterns dedicated to my extended family (people with the same condition as me).

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Ana Lucia Shawl - a free crochet shawl pattern by Wilmade

About Ana Lucia

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. She loves to wear girly and bright colors like cute pink tutu’s!

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Ana Lucia with one of her cute ballet outfits

Ana Lucia

About the design

My mother helped me with this design. 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 chose a pink/purple gradient yarn cake with glitter because Ana Lucia loves to wear girly pink tutu’s.

Close-up of the details
Ana Lucia Shawl - close up of beautiful details - free crochet shawl pattern

About the pattern

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!

Ana Lucia Shawl laying flat
Ana Lucia Shawl - picture from above - free crochet shawl pattern

Tassels that give a final touch to the shawl
Ana Lucia Shawl - Tassels close up - free crochet shawl pattern

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About this special 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.

> Read more about me
> Read more about this special series of patterns

Ana Lucia Shawl patternAna Lucia Shawl by Wilmade - a free crochet shawl pattern

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Materials

1 gradient plied yarn cake on Etsy (4 ply, 760m / 830yds)
Alternative yarn cakes: Scheepjes Whirls.

> Read more about gradient yarn cakes

Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook, UK 8)

Finished size

Height: 60cm / 23.5” before blocking
Width: 145cm / 57” before blocking

Gauge

20 double crochet and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches used

– 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

Notes

– 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

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of the Ana Lucia Shawl.


* Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Shawl

Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to make a circle

Row 1:
ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 2, 4 dc in the ring (8)

Row 2:
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!

Row 7:
Repeat row 2 but make front post double crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches (44)

Row 8:
Repeat row 2 but make the double crochet stitches in the back loops only (50)

Row 9:
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)

Ana Lucia Shawl Row 9 - V stitch tutorial

Row 9 – V Stitch

Row 10:
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)

Ana Lucia Shawl Row 10 - 7 dc around ch bow tutorial

Row 10 – 7 dc and 1 sc

Row 11:
ch 3, 2 dc in the first stitch,
7 fpdc, *1 bpsc, 7 fpdc* till end,
3 dc in last stitch (93)

Ana Lucia Shawl Row 11 - 7 fpdc bows fpdc tutorial

Row 11 – 7 fpdc & 1 bpsc

Row 12:
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

Ana Lucia Shawl Row 12 - double crochet in 1st, 4th and 7th st tutorial

Row 12 – stitches in sc and 1st, 4th & 7th dc

Row 13:
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)

Ana Lucia Shawl Row 12 - double crochet in 1st, 4th and 7th st tutorial

Row 13 – Double crochet stitches

Row 14:
Repeat row 2 but make back post double crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches (86)

Row 15:
Repeat row 2 but make the double crochet stitches in the front loops only (92)

Row 16:
Repeat row 2 (98)

From now on it’s all repeat!

Row 17 – 46:
Repeat row 7-16 three more times

Border

Row 47 – 51:
Repeat row 7 – 11

Counting

The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.

Ana Lucia Shawl counting table

Tassels

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)

How to make tassels - tutorial by Wilmade

4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot. Secure tight.

5. Trim the bottom

How to make tassels 2 - tutorial by Wilmade

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46 Comments

  • Reply
    MaryAnn Marquez
    13 December 2018 at 3:39 am

    I love this shawl. I just have a question about row 10, what does “bow” stand for? I notice that in the picture the 7dc shell and in the next chain space is a single crochet, it looks a lot closer to each other in the picture but as I am doing mine there is more space where in the picture no space. Am I putting the single crochet in the right space? Thank you for your help with this matter.

  • Reply
    Hazel
    28 November 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Are you working this pattern using 2 strands?

  • Reply
    Teri
    23 October 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I just want to say thank you for sharing your wonderful pieces with us. You are very talented. I would also like to say Kudos to the awesome clear instructions. Your extra effort to make it easier for us to understand by doing a simple chart for rows etc is very well done. I wish everyone would provide this. Well done and once again….keep it going. Go strong and never look back….as the future is yours to live !

  • Reply
    iuliana
    12 October 2018 at 1:35 pm

    thank you for this tutorial, I made mine and I am happy with ..I wanna ask if you have a tutorial for a poncho? I will like to made one with neck up

  • Reply
    Gloria Neumair
    11 October 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. It was very easy to follow, your instructions are perfect. I made my shawl with Alize acrylic thread and a 3.5mm hook. It was alot of stitches, but the final result is a polished look, and stretchy material that hugs your shoulders nice. Let me know how I can post a photo of it on your site for all to see.

  • Reply
    Aida Jager
    8 October 2018 at 3:34 pm

    This is just a cheap copy of the lost in time shawl…

    • Reply
      Jessami
      22 October 2018 at 5:39 am

      That is just being mean for the sake of nothing.

      Regardless of the inspiration of the pattern (and I have seen “Lost in Time” too, they are not that similar), the patterns are free, and made solely for a good cause. To shed light on a rare illness. You should be ashamed.

  • Reply
    Dunia
    25 September 2018 at 11:05 am

    Hallo my name is Dunia from Amman Jordan middle east.. Wonderful work… In my aria thay don’t know English language… I whant ask you for Permission to make this wonderful shall in Arabic language video and i will put your link below??!!! And thank you.. Bless you ❤️

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  • Reply
    Jo
    28 August 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Wilma, thanks for this gorgeous pattern.would it be possible to use cotton yarn to do this? Would the pattern have to be adapted?
    Thank you

  • Reply
    Marlies
    26 August 2018 at 8:40 am

    Hi Wilma,

    Love the pattern! Are there diagrams of this pattern? And if not, is it okay with you if I make them?
    Love from Holland!
    Marlies

  • Reply
    Joann Downs
    16 August 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Love, love the Ana Lucia Shawl and would like to make mine in the same exact yarn you used. Could you direct me to the website that I can buy this and also name and color of yarn? Thankyou so much for your generosity and beautiful patterns.
    Joann Downs in Oregon, USA

  • Reply
    Felicia
    14 August 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Wilma, can I use any type of yarn to make this shawl?
    Thank you! 🙂

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  • Reply
    Donna M Myers
    13 August 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Hi, I love your patterns! Especially the Ana Lucia shawl. I’ll definitely be making that next. God bless!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 August 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much Donna!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    4 August 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Wilma, thank you for sharing this lovely pattern! I’ve just started on it and seems to be hitting a problem with my stitch count after row 13. From row 14, my count is only 84 instead of 86 and the shortage compounds as I move along… any idea what have I done wrong? Thanks in advance!

    Cheers Jenn, from sunny Singapore! 🙂

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    Cathleen Wilbourn
    11 July 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I must say I love this shawl pattern. Ive already completed 2 repeats, but I do have a question. Your pattern calls for 4 total repeats, but Im a plus size woman and wanted to see if I could make 6 repeats, is that possible?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 July 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much Cathleen! Yes, you definitely can. You can repeat as many times as you like 🙂

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        Cathleen Wilbourn
        15 July 2018 at 12:24 am

        do you have a stitch count for repeats 5 and 6? since im making mine a bit larger. or how would i figure it out myself?

        • Reply
          Wilma
          18 July 2018 at 4:06 pm

          Hi Cathleen, I just did some math for you, here you can find the stitch count if you want to make more repeats! Extra stitch count Ana Lucia Shawl

  • Reply
    Sue
    10 July 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Wilma,

    Thank you for this beautiful shawl pattern. I am using a medium worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook. The work is coming out tight looking. I noticed on your video, your shawl looks similar in tension to mine but in another picture of the finished shawl, the tension looks loose and more open. Should I use a bigger hook? My tension is average (not too tight but not too loose). Thank you.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 July 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Sue, thank you for your compliment! If the shawl is already looking too tight, I would try using a bigger hook indeed. The shawl will turn out bigger (also because you’re working with medium worsted yarn), but you can decide to only make 3 repeats instead of 4. Or if you want to have an extra big shawl, then you can just continue making more repeats 🙂

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      susan peel
      5 August 2018 at 10:48 am

      Hi Wilma,
      I am still doing my shawl as I have a couple of other projects on the go but this has to be my favourite as I do it everytime I have a coffee even with my first brew of the day. l was wondering can you use this pattern to make a throw? l would love a throw or comfy blanket in this. I am loving all your creations and l hope all is well for you. xxx

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  • Reply
    Kristine
    13 June 2018 at 10:43 am

    Hi, I have bought your pattern from Etsy. Some questions before I start my project.

    I will be using Scheepjes Woolly Whirl for this shawl. Can i use hook size 3mm instead? Or whats the smallest hook I can use? Will the shawl uses all the 1000m ? Cos it will be a waste if I have left a portion of the color unused.

    Thanks for your kind advice.
    Kristine, Singapore

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 June 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Kristine, thanks so much for your support and buying the pattern! All the way from Singapore, wow! <3

      I have used a cake which was 760m so yes, you will have some left overs. Or you can make the shawl bigger by repeating the rows one more time, then you'll probably use the full 1000m.

      About the hook size, I think you can, but it also depends on whether you crochet tight or loose. Just try a few rows and you'll notice whether you like it or not 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Wilma

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    Deisy Radel
    9 June 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Wilma!
    I really enjoyed the shawl!
    I would like to ask a few questions: How many meters are there to make the shawl? Do you use the 760m line or use less? It’s because I live in Brazil, and here only lines with 600 meters (take a look https://www.armarinhosaojose.com.br/fio-prisma-circulo-600m.68946.html). If it is more, how can I make for my shawl to have a gradient equal to yours?
    And another question, did you start using the middle or the end line? In gray or dark red? I would like to make my shawl starting with the lighter color near the neck and darker towards the end (just like you did).
    Thank you if you can answer me.
    Thank you and your blog is fantastic!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 June 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Deisy,

      So sorry for my late reply, I hope I can still help you! I used a bit less than 760, I would say… hmmm.. 720 maybe? With the left overs I made tassels.

      That yarn looks amazing! I see some amazing color options, love it! I think 600m is really not enough, do they also have bigger cake options which are about 800m? Or you can make a smaller shawl, you just need to make less repeats, but then it will turn out quite smaller. I have another shawl that was made with a 600m cake: https://wilmade.com/pom-pom-happiness-shawl/

      I started in the middle because that’s easier with a yarn cake, but also because I wanted to start with that color. With other shawls I have started from the outside sometimes. Just depends on the color!

      Best wishes,
      Wilma

      • Reply
        Deisy Radel
        20 June 2018 at 11:29 pm

        Thank you! I was wainting for your reply to buy the cake 🙂
        I think that they have only 600m… but I can try a smaller shawl. Thank you!
        Hugs, Deisy.

  • Reply
    Mary
    2 June 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Wow, such a pretty pattern and I love that yarn! Amazing job!

  • Reply
    Madeleine
    29 May 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing The pattern!
    Love to work The shawl up
    Ty and hugs
    Madeleine Sweden

    • Reply
      Wilma
      1 June 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much Madeleine! Hugs from Holland!

  • Reply
    Maricarmen
    26 May 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Hola Wilma! Acabo de llegar a tu blog gracias a “The Linky Ladies Parties”. Muy bonito el chal, y preciosos los colores.
    Gracias por la explicación. Saludos 😉

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 May 2018 at 10:21 pm

      ¡Muchas gracias por visitarme! 😀

  • Reply
    Judy
    25 May 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Wilma, thank you so much for the pattern for this stunning shawl! It’s the start of a holiday weekend here in the U.S., and I know exactly what I will be making this weekend. Thank you, too, for sharing the story of your extended family and the beautiful photo of Ana Lucia.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 May 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind message Judy! Enjoy your long holiday weekend! <3

  • Reply
    Della Bennett
    24 May 2018 at 1:01 am

    This is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing pattern.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 May 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you dear Della!

  • Reply
    Susan
    20 May 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Wilma, you have done it again! Beautiful shawl! I cant wait to finish what I’m working on to start this one! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 May 2018 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you so much Susan, really appreciate it! 😀

  • Reply
    Diane Smith
    19 May 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I love your Joyful Josie shawl and have been looking for the yarn you used to make it. I live in the US and can’t seem to find the Durable Colorful Cake yarn to purchase. Do you have any idea where I could buy this yarn or suggest another yarn I could use that would produce the same beautiful effect? I would appreciate any help you could provide.
    Thanks!
    Diane Smith

    • Reply
      Wilma
      19 May 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Hi Diane, thanks so much! If you go to the materials section at the Joyful Josie Shawl page, you can find a similar yarn cake that is sold in the USA! 🙂

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