Bella Vita Shawl

Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern

My mother made herself a crochet shawl with one of my Cottonflowersyarn cakes I ordered a while back. I love how the colors change so equally. She wrote down the steps while working on it and asked me to share it here on my blog, so others can make it as well.

So here you go, the free pattern of my mom’s crochet shawl which we call the Bella Vita Shawl (means good life in English)!

NOTICE!
The pattern is simplified and updated on August 16. I received a lot of feedback and tried to make the pattern easier to follow. Most changes include the way I wrote the pattern (sorry, it was our first shawl pattern. We have learnt a lot and will make sure the next shawl will be easier to follow!). I also have added more pictures, I think this will be helpful. If you’ve already started working with this pattern, you can continue with the pattern below, the differences will not be visible. If you really want to use the previous version, you can find it here.

Materials

– 1 Cottonfloweryarns cake, 3ply and 1000m. The yarn is from a German lady that sells on Etsy. She currently has free shipping worldwide, including Canada and the USA.
This is the yarn cake that we used for the second shawl. I think it really looks like sunset colors! 🙂
– 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
puff: puff stitch
picot: ch 3, sc in first ch
**: repeat what’s between the **

Puff stitch

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

Other notes

– We turn our work at the end of every row
– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 dc
– Double crochet stitches above the chains are worked around the chains instead of inserting your hook through the loops.
– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row.
– The counting does not include the chain 2 in every corner.

Bella Vita Shawl

Bella vita shawl free crochet pattern patroon diagram
Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round (4)

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 and 4: repeat row 2 (20, 26)

Row 5:
ch 3, 1dc 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,
2 dc in last stitch (30)

Row 6 – 13 (8 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5 (36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70)

The ‘big gap’ rows

Row 14:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch, ch 2
*skip 2, 2 dc, ch 2* till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in the corner,
*ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc* till end,
2 dc in last stitch (74)

Row 15:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the second stitch,
*2 dc around the chain bow, 2 dc* till corner,
1 dc in the next stitch, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
1 dc, *2 dc around the chain bow, 2dc* till end,
1 dc in the one but last stitch, 2 dc in the last stitch (78)

Row 16: repeat row 14 (82)
Row 17: repeat row 15 (86)

The puff stitch part

Row 18:
ch 2, 2 sc in first stitch,
*1 sc in each stitch* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*1 sc in each stitch* till end,
3 sc in last stitch (92)

Row 19:
ch 3, 1 dc in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till corner,
*1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff* in corner,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 puff stitch* till end,
2 dc in last stitch (96)

Row 20: repeat row 19. Make the puff stitches between the puff stitches of the previous row (100)

Row 21:
ch 2, 1 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the second stitch,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner,
*1sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till end,
1 sc in the one but last stitch, 2 sc in the last stitch (104)

3 rows with smaller gaps

Row 22:
*Ch 4, 1 dc* in the first stitch,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till corner,
*1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till end,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (110)

Row 23:
*Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in the first stitch,
*ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till corner,
chain 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
chain 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till end,
*1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (120)

Row 24: repeat row 22 (126)

Making puff stitches again

Row 25:
ch 2, 2 sc in the first stitch,
*2 sc around the chain bow, skip next dc* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*skip next dc, 2 sc around the chain bow* till end,
3 sc in last stitch (you should have 68 sc on both sides, 136 in total)

Row 26: repeat row 19 (34 puff stitches and 2 dc on both sides)
Row 27: repeat row 20 (35 puff stitches and 2 dc on both sides)

Row 28:
ch 2, 1 sc in the second stitch,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till corner,
*1sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*2 sc between the puff stitches* till end,
1 sc in the one but last stitch, 1 sc in the last stitch (146)

And the last ‘big gap’ rows!

Row 29: repeat row 5 (150)
Row 30: repeat row 14 (154)
Row 31: repeat row 15 (158)
Row 32: repeat row 14 (162)
Row 33: repeat row 15 (166)

Now it’s all repeat repeat repeat!

Row 34 – 44 (11 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2
Row 45 – 64 (20 rows): Repeat rows 14 – 33
Row 65 – 74 (10 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5

To make it more clear and easier to track, I have created a table which summarizes row 34 till 72. The table below shows what row you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row.

Row Repeat row Amount of stitches
34 2 172
35 5 176
36 2 182
37 5 186
38 2 192
39 5 196
40 2 202
41 5 206
42 2 212
43 5 216
44 2 222
45 14 226
46 15 230
47 14 234
48 15 238
49 18 244
50 19 61 puff + 2 dc on both sides
51 20 62 puff + 2 dc on both sides
52 21 256
53 22 262
54 23 272
55 22 278
56 25 288
57 19 72 puff + 2 dc on both sides
58 20 73 puff + 2 dc on both sides
59 28 298
60 5 304
61 14 77 on both sides
62 15 310
63 14 79 on both sides
64 15 318
65 2 324
66 5 328
67 2 334
68 5 338
69 2 344
70 5 348
71 2 354
72 5 358
73 2 364
74 5 368

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

Border

Row 75: repeat row 14

Row 76:
ch 2, 1 sc in the first stitch,
*1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc,1 picot on the dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, skip 1* till corner,
*1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc* in corner,
*skip 1, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 picot on the dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1sc, skip 1* repeat till end,
2 sc in last stitch

(picot: ch 3, sc in first ch)

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And your beautiful shawl is done! Have fun and don’t forget to show us your pictures! Tag me on Instagram @wilmawestenberg.

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103 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle P,
    17 September 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Is it supposed to look like a cup for the first several rows? I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      17 September 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Hey hey, no not really.. A little bit, but not extreme. I think it’s your tension, do you crochet very tight? Also, in the end you can block the shawl to make it more straight. I have another shawl with the same basis (first 15 rows are the same) which has a video, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIqE9O9muXs

    • Reply
      Michelle P,
      17 September 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Nevermind, preggobrain attack didn’t allow me to put two and two together and figure out you turn at the end of the row without being told! I’m looking forward to finishing this beautiful pattern!

      • Reply
        Wilma
        17 September 2017 at 9:58 pm

        Thank you for letting me know, I will add that we turn our work at the end of every row! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa
    10 September 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Hello Wilma,
    I have been able to follow your “updated” pattern with little to no issues until I came to row 25. I have completed (and ripped out) this row a few times and cannot seem to make it match. I keep coming up with 66 sc on each side (132 sc total) The prior “stitches per row” are spot on. Any pointers?

    Thank you

    • Reply
      Maggie
      11 September 2017 at 3:47 am

      I’m having the exact same issue! Please help

    • Reply
      Elaine
      12 September 2017 at 2:58 am

      Hi, I had 68sc on each side. So maybe you would like to check your stitches again?

      • Reply
        Lisa
        12 September 2017 at 3:22 pm

        Thank you Elaine. I will re-check once again. Perhaps I am mis-reading something!

    • Reply
      Roisin
      12 September 2017 at 7:10 pm

      I got to 68 on each side IF I included the corner stitches, but thats the only way 🙁 I think this is why my count for row 26 is missing a puff stitch on each side.

    • Reply
      Traci
      13 September 2017 at 1:54 am

      I’m having the same problem when row 25 repeats (Row 56). I’ve worked it and torn it out several times but cannot get 288 stitches.

      • Reply
        Roisin
        13 September 2017 at 5:53 pm

        For a sanity check- are we to include all chains as a stitch? Ie for the dc, ch, dc- thats 2 stitches?
        And if its only the corner chains we don’t include, I read that as meaning the stitches in the corner counted to the whole row count.

        • Reply
          Lisa
          14 September 2017 at 1:38 am

          I never could get the “68 stitches” so I just added a SC in the 2 DC coming into/going out of, the corner. That made the count correct, which in turn made the number of PUFF STITCHES correct. Not sure if that will help anyone, but it is how I was able to move forward.

          I am using bulkier yarn, and you can’t really notice the change.

          Hope this helps…..

          • Roisin
            15 September 2017 at 2:01 pm

            I’ll try this! Thanks so much, was driving me insane

  • Reply
    Mamie Schroeder
    10 September 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Wilma I would love to try this pattern but what size is this pattern for I have read pattern but did I miss something? Thank you

  • Reply
    Tamson Bryony Kirk
    9 September 2017 at 12:13 am

    OMG i was struggling with the original pattern I’m dyslexic, and this was the first shawl pattern i have tried . 🙁
    I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU, for listening to other crafters using your pattern and take the time to improve it so we can all enjoy what is a beautiful shawl, it takes a huge amount of effort and courage to do what you did, thank you again it was really worth it and I am glad to say I am flying through and really enjoying making it. Many many thanks.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      12 September 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment! Really appreciate it! <3

  • Reply
    AbracaDebra
    5 September 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Love this shawl but everything I crochet is a circle so I play with sharp sticks. Have any of your followers converted this beautiful pattern for knitters? If so would love to share!

  • Reply
    Jean Williams
    4 September 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Hi the shawl is lovely. Can you tell e what size it is in length and with? I would like to make it

    • Reply
      Wilma
      12 September 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Hey hey, I will ask mom to measure the shawl and add it to the pattern – and will leave a comment here so you’ll get a notification! 😉

  • Reply
    Natalie Gross
    28 August 2017 at 12:32 am

    Hello! Love the shawl!
    I’m stuck on the beginning of Row 23. “*Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in the first stitch”. All of that in the first stitch is making the edge of the garment uneven. The stitch count in Row 23 is 10 stitches greater than the previous row. It’s making things a bit wonky. Help!

  • Reply
    donna jackson
    25 August 2017 at 11:41 pm

    The link for the yarn website says its 3 skeins for the price. How many did it take for this?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      26 August 2017 at 8:58 am

      Hey hey Donna, you’ll need 1 cake which is 1000m and 3ply. If you click on the link, it will direct you to the exact same cake as we used. In this case 3 skeins means it’s 3ply (3 strands).

      • Reply
        Donna Jackson
        27 August 2017 at 1:17 am

        Thank you, I was trying to figure it out. Love the gray and light pink. This is so pretty. Thanks and congrats to your mom for sharing such a beautiful shaw!

  • Reply
    donna jackson
    25 August 2017 at 11:39 pm

    The link for the website says it’s 3 skeins, how many did it take for this?

  • Reply
    Billie
    22 August 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Wilma! OOPS! just found the file button! Billie.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      25 August 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Glad you found it! 🙂 x

  • Reply
    Billie
    22 August 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hello Wilma, Lovin’ your family pattern! Looking for a way to save this as a file on my computer. Do You know how? Thanks, Billie

  • Reply
    Rebekkah Stewart
    20 August 2017 at 11:33 pm

    What is the stitch count for row 25? It’s the single crochet row…thanks!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      21 August 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Hey hey, I wrote puff where it should be sc! 68 sc on one side, so 136 in total 🙂

  • Reply
    Tania
    20 August 2017 at 12:59 am

    Thank you so much for the updated pattern notes!! I have been struggling a little, have only made it to row 16 so far but hopefully the simplifications should get it going a little more quickly now. Kind regards Tania (Brisbane Australia)

    • Reply
      Wilma
      21 August 2017 at 5:49 pm

      So sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your kind reply! If you need any help, please ask! x

      • Reply
        Tania
        24 August 2017 at 1:15 am

        Oh, please don’t apologise!! 😉 It’s pushing me out of my comfort zone 🤣( I just wish I could spend more time on it)

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    Gretchen Pfeffer
    10 August 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Have a couple of questions about row 32. 1. What is the stitch count? 2. Is there any modifications from row 30?

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    • Reply
      Sandra
      10 August 2017 at 8:00 am

      Thank you so so much for this lovely pattern! I fell In love when I saw it and got the cake already from Etsy. I am a beginner in crocheting and I am very excited about trying this! I started already slow and steady but I am a bit confused and I think I have to start all over again which I don’t mind 🙂 my question to you, as I see the pattern it looks the first stitches can either be started by 4 chain OR 1dc +1 turn ch???
      Thanks so much again to you Mom for sharing this gorgeous shawl!

  • Reply
    Skye
    9 August 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi
    I also have a count of 135 for row 25. Can you please tell me if the 131 is the correct count?
    Thanks

  • Reply
    Reyna
    9 August 2017 at 3:11 am

    I’m slightly confused by rows 19 and 20. You start with 2 hdc but end the row with 2dc and a hdc; and say to crochet in the DC of the previous row. The previous row is all sc.
    “Row 19: ch 3, 2 hdc between the 1st and 2nd stitch of the previous row”
    “End: 2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row, 1 hdc in second chain of previous row.

    Row 20 says to put a puff stich between the puff stitches of the previous row but when starting the row there is no puff stitch to put the first one between.
    “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)”

    Please help, the pattern is so beautiful so far.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      9 August 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Reyna, thanks for letting me know! I’ve changed row 19, it should be hdc.

      About row 20: normally you would make a puff stitch in the stitch of the previous row. So the first stitch is like a normal puff stitch. But as we will make puff stitches between the puff stitch gaps of row 19, I’ve added extra info stating ‘between the puff stitches of the previous rows’. As the first stitches are hdc and not puff stitches, these will be normal puffs in the stitch and not between them.

  • Reply
    Gretchen Pfeffer
    9 August 2017 at 2:36 am

    Hi Wilma, can you help me out with row 24. I am coming up with 135 stitches for this row. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong. TIA

    • Reply
      Gretchen Pfeffer
      9 August 2017 at 2:40 am

      I meant row 25.

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    Jennifer L Murray
    1 August 2017 at 2:40 am

    Hi! I’m in the process of making this beautiful shawl but I’m stuck on row 19 from the beginning to the end. Exactly which stitch do I put the first 2 hdc in? You say in between the first and second but there’s no in between. Also at the end you say to put the last stitches in the DC of the previous row but the previous row was single crochet all the way across. Please reply soon as I’m on a roll and hate to stop. I’m using lion brand mandala yarn to make this.

  • Reply
    Christina Dunlap
    31 July 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Wilma! Thank you so much for sharing your mom’s pattern with us and thank you to your mom for writing it! I am currently on row 24 and needing some clarification. At the beginning of the row you say “ch3, 2hdc between 1st and 2nd stitch of previous row, 3hdc, sk1, ch1 sk1, hdc in next.” Is there an extra skip1 in there or am I really suppose to skip2? Also what is the stitch count at the end of row 24? I have 70, is that correct? I ask because I was up to row 27 but it was starting to look wonky. Thanks again so much!

  • Reply
    Keith Moss
    28 July 2017 at 12:27 am

    Hi. I’m getting stuck on row 19. As soon as I chain 3 the work begins to bubble. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong now

    • Reply
      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi Keith, I don’t really understand what’s happening when you chain 3. Can you maybe send me a picture so I can take a look? You can email me or send me a pic via Instagram or Facebook

  • Reply
    Karen
    27 July 2017 at 2:12 am

    Roughly how big will this fit? Just trying to figure out sizing.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:23 am

      From top to bottom it’s 95 cm (almost 1 meter), not that big! If you want a bigger shawl, you can add extra rows.

  • Reply
    Annie
    25 July 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Hello Wilma. Thankyou and your mum for this pattern. It is just what I need to take with me next week when I fly to USA for holiday. No idle hands during the flight for me. Thanks again. Xx

    • Reply
      Wilma
      28 July 2017 at 8:24 am

      Hi Annie, thanks so much for your kind reply. How exciting, wishing you a great flight and an amazing time in the US! Don’t forget to check out the big craft stores (Michael’s, Jo-anns, Hobby Lobby). The yarn departments are amazing! x

  • Reply
    Sandy Hammond
    22 July 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Wilma, I love the pattern for this shawl, and I am crocheting this pattern. I ran into trouble on Row 14. Row 13 counted 72 stitches. When I finish Row 14, I only come up with 40 stitches, (off count by 4). I have torn it apart many times, reread the pattern multiple times and I can’t see where I am wrong. What am I missing? I include the dc, ch2, dc in the corner as part of my count. I also count in the dc between each row at beg and end. I am baffled. Can you please help me? Please tell your mother she does beautiful handwork. I could learn a lot form her. Thank you.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      22 July 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Sandy, that is correct! My bad, I put the wrong number at the end of row 14. We just counted and end up with the same amount as you. 38 dc & 38 chains (40 with corner as you described). Will change it when I” home, thanks for letting me know! If you have any other questions, please let me know! X

  • Reply
    Michelle Cronmiller
    21 July 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful shawl thank you so much! You and your mother are so kind and talented.You must have gotten your love of crochet your Mom . Blessings to you both!!!

  • Reply
    kagurasohma
    20 July 2017 at 10:04 am

    Hello,
    I really like the shawl I’m trying to make it but I’m stuck at row 5

    “2 dc between last dc and starting chains of previous row,”

    I don’t see where I have to do the dc.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:15 am

      Hey hey, this means you should make 2 DC between the last 2 stitches. But the very last stitch is actually 3 chains (3 chains = first DC of previous row). So ‘2 DC (an increase) between the last DC and 3 starting chains. Hope this helps! Otherwise I can draw it for you 🙂 x

      • Reply
        kagurasohma
        20 July 2017 at 11:30 am

        yeah would really appreciate a drawing. I can’t see where to insert the hook

  • Reply
    Peg
    18 July 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you for such a beautiful design please thank your Mother too, I love these colours together and will be buying from the recommended Etsy shop. I may have to ask my friend to help me a little, I’m not always confident with crochet patterns and sometimes need visual help to get me over a stumbling block (in my brain😄) so looking forward to working this.👍😊💕

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Peg! If you need any help, feel free to ask! x

    • Reply
      kagurasohma
      20 July 2017 at 11:12 am

      yeah I had understood that but I don’t see where I have to insert my hook don’t see where is the between the 2 stitches ^^`

  • Reply
    Heather Watts
    18 July 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Wilma, give your Mum a big hug for allowing you to share this shawl pattern with us, it is really beautiful.
    I am awaiting the yarn to arrive which I ordered through Etsy, can’t wait to get started!
    Heather

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thanks so much for your kind reply Heather! Will show her your comment.

  • Reply
    Christy
    17 July 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Hi there! I wanted to tell you how beautiful your shawl is. Also, I am looking for clarification on the yarn. You state that you used only one cake but I can not find any that are the size you stated. Please clarify if you do actually need more than one cake. Thank-you.

    • Reply
      Kerry
      18 July 2017 at 2:46 pm

      1 Cottonfloweryarns cake, 3ply and 1000m. If you check out the lady’s etsy, the 1000m is the first on the drop down list of sizes.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hi! Yes, one cake is used for the shawl. I put the link, name, info, etc at the materials section. You can click on that link and see all details – or contact the seller if you need some more info x

      • Reply
        Sandra Morris
        24 July 2017 at 5:11 pm

        Beautiful piece! I am confused as to the amount of yarn. Is it only one 1000m cake? Or one cake 3 ply and 1000m? What is the total meters used as i would like to purchase the correct amount. Thank you.

        • Reply
          Wilma
          24 July 2017 at 5:12 pm

          Thank you! Yes, we used one 3ply / 1000m cake. If you click on the link, you will be redirected to the exact same yarn cake. x

  • Reply
    matkailijakirppu
    16 July 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Lovely! 🙂

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thank you! 😀

  • Reply
    Ginny
    15 July 2017 at 3:59 pm

    What color is shown…..thank you

    • Reply
      jo.
      16 July 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you very much for the shawl pattern of your mother’s…it is lovely and I sure appreciate her for sharing .

      • Reply
        Wilma
        20 July 2017 at 10:20 am

        Thanks for your kind words Jo! x

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:21 am

      Hi Ginny, I put the link to the exact same color combination at the materials section! x

  • Reply
    Valda B
    14 July 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Again, thank you for posting this. I have few friends that I would love to make this as gifts for them.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      20 July 2017 at 10:19 am

      TY for your kind reply! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa Spears
    13 July 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Is the Dc around the same thing as a front post DC?

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Wilma
      13 July 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hey hey! DC around is just normal DC, but made around the chains of the previous row. So normally you make a DC in another stitch, but to make sure you make the DC around the chains, we named it ‘DC around’. Let me know if you have any more questions! x

      • Reply
        Lisa Spears
        13 July 2017 at 5:23 pm

        Thanks! So dc in the chain space.

        • Reply
          Valda B
          14 July 2017 at 8:12 pm

          Hi. I just looked this up on Youtube and found a nice video from Garnstudio, and it looks like for us Americans, “DC around” means DC into the big empty space (hole) made in the previous round. I just wanted to be sure, because when written out, it seems like FPDC to me too. I feel confident now! LOL

          • Wilma
            15 July 2017 at 2:27 pm

            Hi Valda, in the patterns I use abbreviations. Otherwise the text will be way too long. In the abbreviation section on top of the page you can find the meaning of this! If you need to make a front post double crochet, I would have used FPDC 🙂 x

  • Reply
    Charlotte Lind
    11 July 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Thanksgiving you to you and mom for sharing.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 July 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks for your kind reply Charlotte! 🙂

  • Reply
    Astrid
    10 July 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Is er een Nederlandse versie van dit patroon?

    • Reply
      Wilma
      11 July 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hoi hoi, ja, ik zet ‘m vanavond online! Had er gisteren helaas geen tijd meer voor 🙂 x

      • Reply
        Elly van Drunen
        15 July 2017 at 10:48 am

        Hoi, is dit al on line en waar kan ik me er dan op abboneren?? Groet Elly

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          Wilma
          15 July 2017 at 10:50 am

          Hoi, ja het staat al online. Klik op de Nederlandse vlag, dan kom je bij de Nederlandse versie van mijn site. wilmade.com/bella-vita-omslagdoek

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    Pat
    10 July 2017 at 5:56 pm

    This shawl is beautiful! What is the size of it? I’m a pretty big girl an need a pretty big shawl.

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much! I used the smallest yarn cake, you can get the same colors / yarn cake with more length and make more rows to make a larger shawl! 🙂 x

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    Kate
    10 July 2017 at 11:06 am

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Kate! <3

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    Kim
    10 July 2017 at 7:52 am

    Will there be a video tutorial for this shawl?

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      Wilma
      12 July 2017 at 1:43 pm

      It takes long to make & record & edit, next time I will try to find a way to make a video, but for this one I do not think I can make a video anytime soon. Maybe later when I have a bit more time! 🙂 x

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    Mary Ann
    10 July 2017 at 5:28 am

    Look at the chart. It means three loops plus one turning loop which equals four chain stitches. It is a chain four, but NOT dbl crochet, just chain four, then three double crochet, etc. Charts are read from right to left.

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    Linda
    10 July 2017 at 2:50 am

    Thank you for posting and thank your Mom for her thoughtfulness.

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      Wilma
      10 July 2017 at 8:12 am

      Thank you for your kind message! I will show her your comment x

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    Rhonda Tenderholt
    9 July 2017 at 11:49 pm

    This is a beautiful shawl. I haven’t started yet, reading over the pattern to make sure I understand.

    Row 1: ch 4 (3l + 1 turning ch) – what does (3l) mean?

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      Karen Del Gatto
      10 July 2017 at 1:26 am

      Means you have a total of 31 chains + 1 turning ch

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      Laurie Steed
      10 July 2017 at 2:10 am

      Thanks for asking this question as I was wondering the same thing. I think the directions may have a typo. It looks like the letter ‘l’ instead of the number ‘1’. Just enough of a difference to look a little different!

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      Sherry
      10 July 2017 at 2:56 am

      It can’t be 31 chains, your working in the circle you made in the prv step. I think its supposed to be ch 4 which would be a dbl crochet with a ch 1… 🙂

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      Misty
      10 July 2017 at 7:13 am

      I interpret it as 3 loops + 1 chain. Maybe?

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      Wilma
      10 July 2017 at 8:11 am

      TY, it indeed was a typo. I edited it now. The first 4 chains mean it’s a double crochet (=3 chains) + 1 chain. 🙂

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