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Bella Vita Shawl

The Bella Vita Shawl is a simpel and elegant triangle crochet shawl made with a gradient color changing yarn cake. It features double crochet stitches, chains and puff stitches. The pattern is a repeat of 15 rows with 75 rows in total plus a border. It was designed by my mother who named this design ‘Bella Vita Shawl’, which means good life in Italian.

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Bella Vita Shawl

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About this design

This shawl was designed by my mother. When she shared her shawl on Facebook, it got lots of positive comments and people asking for a pattern. She asked me to write down the pattern and share on my blog, so others can make it as well.

So here it is, her first shawl pattern. She calls it the Bella Vita Shawl, which means good life in Italian. My mom’s current obsession is the puff stitch, which you can definitely see back in this design. She wanted to keep the design as simple as possible and therefor made a series of stitches that repeats itself throughout the pattern.

Bella Vita Shawl free crochet pattern

About this pattern

This shawl is worked top-down and contains of 75 rows plus a border. Most rows are made out of double crochet stitches, followed by a few rows made with chains. To make this pattern a bit more elegant, a few rows are made with puff stitches. The combination of these different stitches create an interesting and beautiful effect.

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About the yarn

For this design she used a gradient plied yarn cake. This yarn is 3-ply which means it’s made out of three threads combined together. Every few meter one of the three treads changes color, which creates the ‘magic’ you can see in this shawl: it subtly changes the colors from grey/sand to salmon.

If you want to know more about yarn cakes and which options there are, check out this blog post.

Bella Vita Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern - Scheepjes Whirl

She made another shawl with the following colors (doesn’t it remind you of sunset colors!?)Bella Vita Shawl - free crochet shawl pattern - Scheepjes Whirl

Bella Vita Shawl


– 1 yarn cake which is 3 ply and 1.000m (1.094 yards).
Alternative yarn cakes: Scheepjes Whirls.

> Read more about gradient yarn cakes

3.5 mm hook (US E/4 hook, UK 9)

Finished size

Height: 75cm / 30” before blocking
Width: 175cm / 69” before blocking


Gauge will vary depending on what yarn you use. With a 3ply cake:
20 double crochet and 12 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches that are used (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

– Pattern is worked top-down

– We turn our work at the end of every row

– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 double crochet stitch

– 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 Crochet Shawl Pattern

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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,
ch 2, skip 2, 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 (23 puffs and 2 dc on both sides)

Row 20: repeat row 19. Make the puff stitches between the puff stitches of the previous row (24 puffs and 2 dc on both sides)

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,
ch 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till end,
*1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch (122)

Row 24: repeat row 22 (130)

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 next stitch, 1 sc in 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
If you want to make your shawl longer, continue making the rows you just made.

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


Row 75: repeat row 14 (177 dc on both sides)

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* repeat till end,
2 sc in last stitch

(picot: ch 3, sc in first ch)

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  1. Hi there, Im on row 46. In your written pattern for rows 45-64 you say to repeat rows 14-33. BUT, in your chart, you show something totally different. What one do I follow? Im making this for my daughter so Id like to make sure this is done correctly.

  2. Hi! I am new to reading patterns, and so far this has been wonderful to work with. I am however getting stuck at row 21.
    I am coming up 4 stitches short (100 instead of 104). All previous rows are correct, and I am honestly stuck here.
    Has anyone else come across this problem? How have you solved it?

    1. I was also stuck on row 21 but I figured out my mistake (or rather the pattern mistake?)
      You have to make the first group of “ch2 between puff stitch” before the first puff stitch of row 20. This adds 2 on each side and you get 104.

  3. I don’t count stitches so I don’t know how many I have by R49, but I’m out of yarn and have a lot of rows to go. My stitches aren’t especially loose, so I don’t know what’s going on. I’m using Scheepjes Woolly Whirl, 1.000 m. But the shawl is big enough by now so I think I can wing it by this last row.

  4. Hi, I think there is a mistake for row 55, I think the end count is 182 instead of 278. Lovely shawl though

  5. Hey Wilma, i love your patterns, they’re easy to follow and so much fun to do. I’m trying to find this grdient color yarn cake that you compared to sunrise. Can you please tell what is the brand and name of the color?

  6. Wilma…I have 70 stitches going into row 14. If I follow the instructions to a tee I have one extra stitch at the turn. I have ripped this out a dozen times and I just can’t get it to come out right. I have looked at your diagram and while I see what is supposed to happen, I have an extra stitch at the corner. PLEASE HELP!! It is so frustrating.

  7. I think row 23 should be
    Row 23:
    Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the first stitch,
    *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till corner,
    ch 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner,
    ch 1, (NO SKIP 1) *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till end,
    *1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch

    At least that’s how it looks in the photo provided. For symmetry’s sake.

    1. I also have the same problem with row 23. Row 22 is ok in term of number of stitches but I can only get 118 instead of 122 as per the pattern. Could you please help?

  8. I loved this pattern for years and was really excited to try it. However I’m now stuck on row 75. I do have 184 stitches on either side on the end of row 74 (368 in total). Which I should have according to the pattern. But when I do row 75 I have one stitch to many. I have no idea why.

  9. So glad that I read these comments. I too have been crocheting for many years (50) and cannot follow this pattern. On one row it says there should be 19 stitches and all other rows the stitch count is an even number. I followed the pattern but could never come up with the number of stitches that are supposed to be there. Nice shawl but the pattern leaves a lot to be desired. I have spent way too much time trying to figure it all out. Also in the rows with big spaces it says to ch 2, skip 2, 2 dc. should read ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. I crochet 2 dc in one stitch and ended up with a mess….Tore that out, but still do not get the stitch count right. You cannot have 19 stitches on one row and follow that up with even stitches…………moving on, sorry

  10. I am sorry I tried your pattern Bella Vida Shawl and really you should get someone proof your patterns before you send them out I cannot make heads or tails of it anyway! I am an accomplished crocheter, but i have wasted a lot of time trying to work your pattern.

  11. Hello love the pattern so far. Just having an issue with row 21 I’ve double counted both the puff rows and both are coming out right on both sides but when I get to the single crochet part I’m getting 84 instead of 104 not sure how, help please!

  12. Wilma, I absolutely LOVE this shawl! I made it using Mandala Centaur, and used just over 2 cakes. I messed it up a little and ended up with a little different product, but still basically the same and really pretty! I have a question though, how do you get it to stay in shape? Mine keeps reverting to a misshapen trapezoid!

    Thank you for all your work!

    1. Ok, I just read the thread and found your blocking instructions! Thanks. I’ll post a photo when I get it finished!

  13. I GIVE UP! This is a beautiful pattern, and with my experience, I should be able to finish it in no time. However, I have spent so much time counting, ripping, counting, and ripping. I cannot make my counts match yours for more than 1 row. I gave up on row 26, after frogging back at least four times to row 19!

  14. Hi! Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern with us. I currently trying to make my 1st shawl for mom but I am stuck at row 54. On my 1st half, I managed to get 136 stitches but on my next half, it appeared as 137 stitches. I checked and counted numerous time still can’t figure out what’s wrong. I tried to reduce by 1 stitch for last stitch which initially gave a total of 5 stitches (*1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in last stitch). However by doing this, it affected the next starting row.

    It would be greatly appreciated if anyone help me! Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Wilma,
      This time I went thru the pattern noticed the differences of stitches between R22 to R25 and R53 to R56 are different.

      If we repeat this set of stitch pattern, should the differences of stitches be the same?

      From the pattern:
      R23=122 (12 stitches diff btw R22-R23)
      R24=130 (8 stitches diff btw R23-R24)
      R25=136 (6 stitches diff btw R24-R25)

      From the table:
      R54=272 (10 stitches diff btw R53-R54)
      R55=278 (6 stitches diff btw R54-R55)
      R56=288 (10 stitches diff btw R55-R56)

      If same differences as R22-R25, the new no. of stitches for R54 and R55 will be as below (this is what I been getting..) :

      R54=274 (12 stitches diff btw R53-R54)
      R55=282 (8 stitches diff btw R54-R55)
      R56=288 (6 stitches diff btw R55-R56)

    2. I never count to see if my stitch count matches. If you are close you can always make an adjustment at the corner or the end. 136/137 close enough. Or try just counting the first few rows and then if you are crocheting carefully you will be good. I am amazed how my counts work out the be very accurate in the end.

  15. Hi Wilma,
    This is a beautiful pattern. However I am having difficulty with counting the stitches. On row 21 your stitch count is 104. I have repeated this row 4 times. Each time I get 100! And the previous row has the correct number of puff stitches. Am I supposed to include the chain-3 in the corner when counted the number of stitches for this row? Please help.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful shawl pattern. Please, it would be so very helpful if there was a viedo to follow.
    Thank you,

  17. Hi Wilma

    I’m currently making de Bella vita shawl n wondering if it’s normal tat de top of de shawl is not straight…?? As mine is a lil curved…Wld appreciate yr advise Tk u

    1. Hi Wilma, thanks for sharing your Bella Vita pattern! I’m currently working on it right now however, I seem to be stuck on Row 60. I can’t seem to come up with 304. I keep getting 302 instead. My previous rows are correct! Any suggestions? thank you

      1. I also get 302. If you look at the same stitch counts between identical rows in previous repeat you willing find that 302 is correct! EX: row 28 146 st, row 29 150 stitches (difference 4 stitches)
        Row 59 (which is row 28) 298 st, row 60 298+4 stitches=302, NOT 304.

        I’m sure you’ve already figured this out but I’m hoping my reply may help someone else else!

        1. Thank you!!! I’ve unraveled this row three times already because I kept getting 302 instead of 304.

          1. I SOOOO wish i would have looked at these comments before i ripped out row 60. Thank you all – because I also was coming up with 302 after multiple counts.

  18. I can’t get my stitch count to be right on row 22. I have 106 instead of 110. My puff stitch row was is right.

  19. Hello ! First of all, thank you for this wonderful shawl! But I am annoyed because in realizing it (I have done it twice!) The upper edge is never right … my mesh number is good, so I do not understand where my error comes from … could you help me ? Or do you know how to “hide” that? Thank you in advance !!

  20. I am loving the pattern! In fact, it’s my first shawl. However, I’m really stuck on rows 53-56. I managed to alter the pattern slightly to keep the same number of stitches as you by not doing 3 dc at the beginning and end of row 54. On row 55 I have 278 stitches. My big problem is that row 25 increases by 6 the first time you do it, but when you repeat it for row 56, it says it increases by 10 stitches. Suggestions?!?!

  21. Hello Wilma,

    I was wondering for Row 14 i was wondering why am i getting 76 stitches instead of 74, what could i be doing wrong?

    1. Hi Hira, do you count the chain 2 in the corner? I don’t include chains in the corner in the counting, only the DC. Maybe that’s it. Did you have 70 in row 13?

      1. I am totally lost on row 14, I have 70 in 13 but can not figure the count out on 14. Without counting chains only counting DC I get 50

  22. I love the shawl, but frankly it’s driving me crazy. I have ripped it out completely 4 times with 2 different yarns. No matter what I do when I get to the puff part it all goes wrong. I end up with 2 short stitches each row, even after double and triple checking the counts. I spend 75% of my time just ripping out rows over and over. I don’t know why it refuses to turn out right, but even with 25 years experience I CANNOT make the counts correct with these instructions.

    1. Hi Mellie, ripping crochet work is very frustrating, I feel you! I’m trying to think with you, could it be the last DC of a row (which are the 3 chains of the previous row?) – this one could easily be forgotten because it doesn’t look like an normal DC! You can also send me a picture via instagram DM if you like, maybe I can see something on the pic.

  23. I’m looking the cake yarn in the 1000 M (1094 yards). Can you tell me where it was purchased at? Thank you,

    1. Hi Kathleen, the shop that sold the yarn cake is still closed – they were supposed to open in January, I haven’t heard anything since then. 🙁 I added a link to another store that sells (almost the same) yarn cakes, maybe there you can find a nice color you like!

      1. I can find cake yarns in Wichita, KS, USA but not the 1000+ yards. Ours are all 500+ yards.

  24. Idk why, but I can’t get the first three rows done. You should do a video tutorial doing this!

    1. Hi Shirley, nowadays I always try to make a video before I launch a pattern. This was my first shawl (launched more than a year ago) and back then I didn’t make videos. But as this is my most popular pattern, I might still want to make a video even though it’s one year later. To be continued! 🙂

      1. I’m so stuck!! It seems like my stitch count doesn’t add up to what you have. It looks good. I redid, I did right… But it doesn’t add up. Ugh

    2. I am having the same problem! Not an expert at reading and following patterns, but I will persrvere! Good luck to you

    1. Thank you so much for sharing, I love your shawl! The colors you used are gorgeous!! Showing your blog post to my mom as well 😀

  25. Hi Wilma!
    I’m getting back into crochet and plan to make this as something pretty for myself! (I don’t spoil myself very often) I was wondering how you did the border to match the color changes so perfectly? Thank you!

  26. i’m bad just read at the top of pattern your notes about the corner two chains are not counted so i’m good it comes out right if I don’t count them is this with every row I don’t count these two chains?

  27. sorry me again when you say chain three and than dc in first stich do you mean in the same stitch as the chain three at the beginning of the row.

  28. hello and thank you for sharing this beautiful shawl. And thank you for the diagram at the beginning it really helps to see where to put the stitches but the diagram. I don’t know if this has been mentioned before and I missed it in the comments but the written pattern and the diagram don’t match at Row 5. I followed the diagram all the way to row 13 since there is no difference between row 2 and 5 so now my stitch numbers are off. I’m now on row 15 but I can’t tell if I’m doing it right cause I can’t verify the stitch count but it looks right. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

    1. Hi Stacey, so sorry for my late reply. I just scrolled through the comments and noticed I haven’t answered your question. There is a difference between row 2 and 5. Row 2 has 3dc in the first and last stitch, row 5 only has 2dc in the first and last stitch! So that’s probably the reason why your stitch counts was different. Let me know if I can help with anything else!

  29. I know you have a measurement from top to bottom can you please give a measument along the top of the shawl. Thanks

  30. It’s a beautiful shawl, but I got to row 21 and had to frog it to the start. I found the top of the shawl was just entirely too tight, and it wouldn’t lay flat. Now, I’m thinking that’s because my general crochet is a good snug stitch, so I thought I would share a piece of advice for others who stitch a bit tight. I added one stitch to the starting chain in each row, and one to the center of each row. Guess what? It lays flat now. Yay! Wonderful pattern though, I can’t wait to finish!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and support, Melissa! Really appreciate it. And thanks so much for sharing your advice on how you got the top more flat, hope this helps more people that crochet more tight! x

      1. I’m using Caron Cakes in Berries and Cream and Blueberry Cheesecake. If you’d like, I’ll send pictures along when I finish, just know I crochet slow lol.

  31. Thank you Wilma. I just found this pattern and after reading though all the replies etc..i saw where there were several typos or errors on the pattern. Cam you tell me or post a link to where the correct pattern is at. I know you don’t receive many replies from men..but as a child staying with my Grandma in the mountains if NC..she taught me how to crochet to keep me entertained. Now as I am older in not good health I have picked it back up…why?? Because there is 9nly so much TV..and reading one can do until they want to do something that has a purpose. I make lots of stuff to give away…to those In need.
    I also love to make these wraps for the elderly in retirement homes etc.
    .so thank you for your reply to come and for this terrific pattern!

  32. i bought the yarn from etsy over more than one month but it didnt arrived and they refund my mony , so Is there any another yarn that can i use. Thanks.

      1. Hi, did you get the same amount of stitches in the next rows? Could be the case that you counted a bit different than me, it’s a bit confusing with all those chains! I got 120 by making exactly what I wrote at row 23:
        *Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc* in the first stitch, (4 increases)
        *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc* till corner,
        chain 1, *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc* in corner, (2 increases)
        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 (4 increases)
        Making 10 increases in total = 120 stitches

  33. Hi, I’m having a problem with row 14. I ended up with 50 stitches instead of 74. I did the ch3 then 1 dc in first st and chained 2..
    Then skipped 2 and did 2 dc in next st, then chained 2. Then I reversed that: chained 2, 2 dc in next st, and chained 2 after the corner.

    What am I doing wrong?

    1. Row 14 is an issue for me too…Are you counting all the stitches? I really like this, but can’t seem to get it!

    2. I did it with chain 2, dc in the next 2 st chain 2 . When I read it the first time thought it was 2 dc in the next st also. My count came out correctly. If you look at her example that’s how she’s doing it.

  34. I am having issues with rows 22 – 24. I keep getting on more stitch on each half of the middle chain 2. Can you post pics of of the ends on arch side?

  35. Rows 21-23, how is there such a high stitch count? I don’t have even half that. Are we counting the chains in between the dcs?
    Also my shawl is beginning to look diamond shaped, is that correct?
    It’s a beautiful pattern and i love how it’s working up but I do have some confusion.

    1. Hi Dani, it’s Wilma’s mom here. Yes, we counting the chains between the dcs. The diamond shape will disappear at the end. Sorry you had to wait so long for my answer!

  36. Hey Wilma! I love this shawl, but I have given up after row 13. I ended with 70 stitches as stated, but after I complete row 15 I can’t seem to get to 74 stitches. Can you give me insight to what I am doing wrong? Please talk me out of quitting. I am not a quitter, but after hours of messing with it, I am lost. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jenny, it’s Wilma’s mom here, how many stitches do you count? Can you please send me a picture where I can look for you if I can see what is different?

  37. The lady selling this yarn is no longer on Etsy. Can you tell me if you’ve ever used anything that compares to this so I can use that instead? Thanks!

      1. i already bought the yarn from etsy and it is supposed to delivered on 5th Oct and now when i check the seller is no longer exist 🙁

      2. i already bought the yarn from etsy and it is supposed to delivered on 5th Oct and now when i check the seller is no longer exist

        1. By the way, I think your yarn will still arrive (or already has arrived) because the shop is offline since last week so yours is already sent out before that date!

  38. I am sort of stuck on row 19/20. From reading comments, I’m confused if row 19 is supposed to be hdc or dc. My print reads as “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)”

    Also, my stitch count is correct for row 19. I did row 20 and the edge curved way out. Does the first and last puff stitches go in between the dc and first/last puff stitch of previous row or do you skip the first gap? Please email me! I’m loving this and I’m using my very special yarn my husband got me for Christmas last year! I finally settled in this pattern.

    1. Hi Valerie, Wilma’s mom here. Row 19 is dc. The edge curve is gonna be disappear after the next rows are done.
      Does the first and last puff stitches go in between the dc and first/last puff stitch of previous row ✔️ YES

      1. I am trying this again because I love this shawl, but stick again on the same row. I am going to keep going!

  39. To anyone else pulling their hair out like i did, stitch count on row 23 should be 122 and on row 24 should be 130. That’ll give you the 68 sc on row 25.

      1. omg!!!! Thank you for this. I’ve been stuck on 22-24 for WEEKS!! Final decided to check the comments. I’m going to power through to row 25 and see if it’s the same. I get 122 in row 23. Thanks

    1. Hi, sorry for my late response! If you want to repeat the whole ‘block’ with puff stitches etc you can repeat rows 14-33 and if you just want to add a few more rows, you can make a few more rows with DC which are rows 2, 5, 2, 5, etc

  40. Wilma, thank you for this lovely pattern. I am getting stuck though. On row 13 I have 70 stitches which includes the corner. On row 14 I have 74 stitches including corner and each chain 2 except the actual corner.
    On row 15 I get 102 when I should have only 78. Where did I go wrong? I can send you pics if you want.

  41. This is a beautiful shawl. I am working on it right now. I do have a question though. When I am working on row 25-26 (2nd round of puff stitches) is it natural for the straight edge (the one that goes at the top) to curve? I am not sure if it is suppose to or not.

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

    1. 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!

  43. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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…..

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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!

    1. 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! 😉

  47. 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!

    1. 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).

      1. 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!

  48. 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

  49. 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)

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

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

  53. 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.

    1. 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.

  54. 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

    1. I don’t see where a half dc is written in the pattern – am I missing something? I am on row 22 and can’t see where the 6 additional stitches are added. Please help

  55. 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.

  56. 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!

  57. 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

  58. 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

    1. 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

  59. 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.

    1. 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

  60. 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!!!

  61. 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.

    1. 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

  62. 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

    1. 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 ^^`

  63. 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!

  64. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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

      1. 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.

        1. 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

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

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

    1. 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

        1. 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

          1. 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

        1. 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

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

    1. 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

    1. 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

  67. 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.

  68. 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?

    1. 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!

    2. 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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