Bella Vita Shawl – older version

Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern
Below you can find the old pattern of my Bella Vita Shawl. Please notice that this is a previous version of the pattern which is updated on August 16. You can find the better, easier and updated version here. The pattern below will remain available for those who already started working on the older version and really need to take a look at the old pattern, but I highly recommend using the new one.

Materials

– 1 Cottonfloweryarns cake, 3ply and 1000m. The yarn is from a German lady that sells on Etsy. She currently has free shipping worldwide, also to the USA.
– 3.5 mm hook (US E/4 hook, UK 9)

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
dc around: double crochet around the chains of the previous row, so into the big empty space (hole)
puff: puff stitch
picot: ch 3, sc in first ch
( ): the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row
**: repeat what’s between the **

Puff stitch

Below you can find a video showing you how to crochet the puff stitch.

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Other notes

– The first 4 chains at the start of every row are 1 dc + 1 chain
– Double crochet stitches above the chains are worked around the chains instead of inserting your hook through the loops.
– The counting includes chains

Bella Vita Shawl

Bella Vita Shawl crochet pattern diagram
Start with ch 4, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round (4)

Row 1: ch 4 (1 dc + 1 ch), 3 dc in the ring, ch 2, 3 dc in the ring, ch 1, 1dc in the ring. (12 if you include the chains)

Row 2: ch 4, 1 dc around the ch of the previous row, 3dc, 1 dc around the chains of the corner, ch 2, 1dc around the chains of the corner, 3dc, 1dc around the ch of the previous row, ch 1, 1dc in the third chain of the previous row. (16)

Row 3: ch 4, 1 dc around, 5dc, 1 dc around the corner, ch 2, 1 dc around the corner, 5 dc, ch 1, 1 dc around, ch 1, 1 dc in third ch of previous row (20)

Row 4: ch 3, 1dc in same stitch, 7 dc, 1dc around, ch 2, 1 dc around, 7 dc, 1 dc around, 1 dc in third ch of previous row (22)

Row 5: ch 3, 2 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, dc till the corner, 1 dc in the corner, ch 2, 1 dc in the corner, dc till the end, 2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in third chain of previous row. (28)
Bella Vita Shawl crochet start close-up
Row 6 & 7: Repeat row 5 (34) (40)

Row 8: ch 3, 1 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, dc till the corner, 1 dc in the corner, ch 2, 1 dc in corner, dc till the end, 1 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in third chain of previous row. (44)

Row 9 – 11: Repeat row 5 (50) (56) (62)
Row 12: Repeat row 8 (66)
Row 13: Repeat row 5 (72)

Row 14: ch 3, 1 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till corner, ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in the corner, ch 2, 1 dc in the corner, *ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till end, ch 2, 1 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in third chain of previous row. (40 if you include the chains in the corner)

Row 15: Repeat row 5, but make 2 dc around all chains from the previous row (82)

Row 16: Repeat row 14, but at the corner, make: 1dc in the last stitch before the corner, 1dc in the corner, ch 2, 1 dc in corner, 1 dc in the next dc.

Row 17: Repeat row 15 (92)

Row 18: ch 2, 2 sc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, sc till corner, 1sc in corner, ch 3, 1 sc in corner, sc till end, 2sc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 sc in third chain of previous row. (99)

Row 19: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till corner, 1 puff in corner, ch 2, 1 puff in corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till end
End: 2 hdc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 20: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 1, 1 puff stitch (between the puff stitches of the previous row)* till corner, 1 puff in corner, ch 2, 1 puff in corner, *ch 1, 1 puff stitch* till end
End: 2 hdc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 21: ch 2, 2 sc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 1 sc around chains previous row, *2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner, 1sc in corner, ch 3, 1 sc in corner, *2 sc between the puff stitches* till end,
End: 1 sc after last puff from previous row, 1 sc in next hdc, 2sc between last hdc and starting chains of previous row, 1 sc in third chain of previous row. (113)

Row 22: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, 1hdc* till corner, 1 hdc in corner, ch 2, 1 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in 1st stitch after corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1hdc* till end
End: 2 hdc between last hdc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 23: ch 3, 2 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in back loop only* till corner, 1 dc in corner, ch 2, 1 dc in corner, 1 dc in 1st stitch after corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1dc in back loop only* till end
End: 2 dc, 2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in second chain of previous row.

Row 24: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 3 hdc, skip 1, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 hdc in front loop* till corner, 1 hdc in corner, ch 2, 1 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in 1st stitch after corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 hdc in front loop* till end
End: 3 hdc, 2 hdc between last hdc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 25: ch 2, 2 sc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 4 sc, *2 sc around all chains, skip hdc from previous rows* till corner, 1 sc in the last 2 hdc from previous row before corner, 1 sc in corner, ch 3, 1 sc in corner, 2 sc, *2 sc around all chains, skip hdc from previous rows* till end
End: 4 sc, 2 sc between last hdc and starting chains of previous row, 1 sc in second chain of previous row. (131)

Row 26: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 1 hdc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff* till corner, at the corner: ch 1, 1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff, ch 1, 1 puff in the first stitch after corner, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff* till end
End: 1 hdc in last stitch of previous row, 2 hdc between last stitch and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 27: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 2 hdc, *ch 1, 1 puff* till corner, at the corner: ch 1, 1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff* till end
End: 1 hdc in last stitch of previous row, 2 hdc between last stitch and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

Row 28: ch 2, 2 sc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, 2 sc, *2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner, 1 sc in corner, ch 3, 1 sc in corner, *2 sc between the puff stitches* till end
End: 2 sc between last sc and starting chains of previous row, 1 sc in second chain of previous row. (151)

Row 29: ch 3, 2 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, dc till corner, 1 dc in corner, ch 2, 1 dc in corner.
End: 2 dc between last stitch and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in second chain of previous row

Row 30: ch 3, 1 dc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row, *ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till corner, at the corner: 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, 2 dc, *ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till end.
End: ch 2, 1 dc between last stitch and starting chains of previous row, 1 dc in second chain of previous row

Row 31: Repeat row 5 and make 2 dc around all chains from the previous row (166)
Row 32: Repeat row 30
Row 33: Repeat row 5 and make 2 dc around all chains from the previous row (180)
Row 34: Repeat row 8 (184)
Row 35: Repeat row 5 (190)
Row 36: Repeat row 8 (194)
Row 37: Repeat row 5 (200)
Row 38: Repeat row 8 (204)
Row 39: Repeat row 5 (210)
Row 40: Repeat row 8 (214)
Row 41: Repeat row 5 (220)
Row 42: Repeat row 8 (224)
Row 43: Repeat row 5 (230)
Row 44: Repeat row 8 (234)
Row 45: Repeat row 5 (240)
Row 46 – 64) Repeat row 14 – 33
Row 65: Repeat row 5 and make 2 dc around all chains from the previous row (344)

Row 66: Repeat row 5
Row 67: Repeat row 8
Row 68: Repeat row 5
Row 69: Repeat row 8
Row 70: Repeat row 5
Row 71: Repeat row 8
Row 72: Repeat row 5
Row 73: Repeat row 8
Row 74: Repeat row 5 (390)

If you want to make your shawl longer, continue making the rows you just made.

Border

Row 75: repeat row 30
Row 76: ch 2, 1 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, *hdc, dc, picot on the dc, dc, hdc. 1sc in next stitch, skip 1* repeat till corner, at corner: 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc. *hdc, dc, picot on the dc, dc, hdc. 1sc in next stitch, skip 1* repeat till end. End: 1 sc between last stitch and starting chains of previous row, 1 sc in third chain of previous row.
Bella Vita Shawl crochet bottom close-up

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    Natalie
    28 January 2018 at 1:58 pm

    This shawl resembles the “find your fade” trend that is so attractive.

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