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Enchanting Eva Shawl

Make a triangle shawl with flowers and lacy details using my free crochet pattern including video tutorial. The Enchanting Eva Shawl is worked top-down with a fingering weight gradient yarn cake. This shawl is part of my special series dedicated to my extended family (people with the same rare tumor as I). Scroll down for my free pattern.

This pattern is also available on Etsy and Ravelry. The special formatted PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support my work.

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About Eva

This shawl is dedicated to Eva (25) from Brisbane, Australia. We met through Instagram in 2020. Eva didn’t have a diagnosis and stumbled upon my photo with Jaycee. She recognized herself and reached out to me. The exact same happened to Virginia from Germany that week. Who would have thought only 2 years later the three of us got to meet in real life?

Eva (24), Wilma (28), Virginia (33) in Schwarzwald, Germany. Dec 28, 2022.

Wilma Westenberg meeting Eva and Virginia, 3 women with ultra rare condition Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis PIK3ca PROS

About the shawl

For Eva, I wanted to make an elegant shawl design with some lace details. Eva is very calm so I felt like a yellow gradient yarn cake (fingering weight) would be a good match.

The pattern consists of a 8 row pattern repeat that can be repeated as many times as you want. This way you can easily adapt the pattern for a kidsโ€™ size or adult size. Below you can find a video tutorial which shows you how to make this shawl step by step.

Enchanting Eva Shawl - free crochet pattern by Wilmade - triangle shawl pattern with video

About me

Hi! I’m Wilma. I’m a crochet designer from Holland.
With my Story Shawls I’m sharing my personal story one stitch at a time.

> Read more about me
> Read more about my story shawls

About my Story Shawls

I was born with a benign tumor on my face. For over 22 years, doctors were unable to diagnose it. In 2017, I did a second opinion (though honestly, it was more like the 10th opinion) and was finally diagnosed with an ultra-rare condition that affects only a handful of people worldwide.

Since then, I have been actively searching for others with this condition, and I have already found 100 people from all over the world. It has become my life goal to find and meet them.

Many of my upcoming patterns are special shawl designs inspired by my “extended family” as I like to call them.

Wilma en Jaycee - Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis FIL PROS PIK3ca

Story Shawl Collection

I’m working on a shawl collection dedicated to my ‘extended family‘.

I released my first shawl in 2018, and I plan to continue creating them as long as I keep finding new people with the same rare condition as me.

All patterns are available for free including video tutorials.

STORY SHAWL COLLECTION

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Enchanting Eva Shawl
free crochet pattern

Materials

โ€“ Gradient yarn cake
weight 1/super fine/fingering
1094yds/1000m
7oz/200g

The gradient yarn cake I used is not available internationally, but Iโ€™ve found a seller on Etsy who sells gradient yarn cakes in the USA in many colors. Click here to read my blog post about gradient yarn cakes and other alternatives in the USA.

โ€“ Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)

โ€“ Stitch marker

โ€“ Tapestry needle

โ€“ Scissors

โ€“ Clover tassel maker (optional)

โ€“ Blocking mat + pins (optional)

Measurements

After blocking:
Height: 24″ / 61 cm
Width: 57″ / 145 cm

Gauge

With hook size 4mm: 20 dc x 10 rows = 4 x 4โ€ / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

โ€“ r: row
โ€“ gs: good side
โ€“ ws: wrong side
โ€“ st: stitch

โ€“ ch: chain
โ€“ ch-sp: chain space
โ€“ sl st: slip stitch
โ€“ sc: single crochet
โ€“ hdc: half double crochet
โ€“ dc: double crochet
โ€“ fpdc: front post double crochet
โ€“ fptr: front post treble crochet
โ€“ v-st: v-stitch: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st
** repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
< > amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Special stitches

โ€“ puff stitch: yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), pull up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure stitch.

โ€“ flower: [puff, ch 2, sl st in puff] repeat 3 more times, 1 puff

โ€“ bobble stitch (extra big): DC7TOG, ch 1 to secure. Explanation: [yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops] repeat 6 more times, yarn over, pull through all 8 loops on your hook.

Note: a normal bobble stitch is worked as DC5TOG, but in this shawl, it’s DC7TOG as you want your bobble to be extra big for a nicer outcome. If you’re making this shawl with worsted weight yarn, or if you don’t have enough yarn, you can make bobbles as DC5TOG instead of DC7TOG.

Notes

โ€“ This pattern is written in US terminology

โ€“ Shawl is worked top down

โ€“ Shawl is worked in rows: we turn our work at the end of each row

โ€“ First 3 chains count as the first stitch

โ€“ Stitch count does not include center ch-2

โ€“ It is helpful to place a stitch marker in the first, center and last stitches and move it up with every row

โ€“ If you’re making this shawl with worsted weight yarn, or if you’re afraid you don’t have enough yarn, you can make bobbles as a DC5TOG instead of DC7TOG to save some yarn.

โ€“ You can make the shawl bigger or smaller by simply adding or removing pattern repeats as mentioned in the pattern.

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this shawl. If you do not see the video, turn off your ad-blocker.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me **

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or begin with a magic circle.

Row 1 – dc (WS): 
ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, turn <6 dc> 

Row 2 – dc (GS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 
1 dc in next 2 st,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
1 dc in next 2 st,
3 dc in last st, turn <12 dc>

Row 3 – v-st (WS):
ch 4, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 2 st, 
*v-st in next st, skip 2 st* to center ch-2 sp,
(v-st, ch 2, v-st) in center ch-2 sp,
*skip 2 st, v-st in next st* to end,
skip 2 st, v-st in last st, turn <6 v-st>

Row 4 – flowers (GS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 
*sc in next v-st, flower in next v-st* to center ch-2 sp, sc in last v-st,
flower in center ch-2 sp,
*sc in next v-st, flower in next v-st* to end,
sc in last v-st, 3 dc in last st, turn <3 flowers including center>

Flower is worked as following:
[puff, ch 2, sl st in puff] repeat 3 more times, 1 puff. You should now have a total of 5 puff and 4 picot in one v-st.

Tip row 4: add a stitch marker in 3rd puff in center ch-2 sp to make it easier to recognize the center in the next row.

Row 5 – fpdc (WS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, fpdc in next 2 st, 
*fpdc in next sc, fpdc in next 5 puff* to center ch-2 sp, fpdc in last sc,
fpdc in first 2 center puffs,
(1 fpdc, ch 2, 1 fpdc) in 3rd center puff,
fpdc in last 2 center puffs,
*fpdc in next sc, fpdc in next 5 puff* to end,
fpdc in last sc, fpdc in next 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn <30 fpdc>

Row 6 – v-st texture (GS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 5 st, v-st before first puff 2 rows below, 1 dc in next st, 
*1 dc in next 3 st, 1 fptr in 1st dc of v-st 3 rows below, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 fptr in 2nd dc of v-st 3 rows below* to center ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next 2 st, 
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
1 dc in next 2 st, *fptr in 1st dc of v-st 3 rows below, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2 st, fptr in 2nd dc of v-st 3 rows below, 1 dc in next 3 st* to end,
1 dc in next st, v-st after last puff 2 rows below, 1 dc in next 5 st, 3 dc in last st, turn <36 sts not including v-st and fptr/ch>

Row 7 – bobble (WS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st, ch 6, skip next 6 st, 
*bobble in next ch-sp, ch 6* to center ch-2 sp, 
(hdc, bobble, hdc) in center ch-2 sp,
*ch 6, bobble in next ch-sp* to end,
ch 6, skip 6 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn <5 bobbles including center>

Note: push the bobbles to the good side of your work
Fun fact: hdc before and after bobble in center ch-2 sp makes the bobble pop out more

Row 8 – dc (GS):
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st, skip next 2 st, 6 dc in next ch-6 sp, 
*fpdc in next bobble, 5 dc in next ch-6 sp* to center ch-2 sp, 
(1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in center bobble,
*5 dc in ch-6 sp, fpdc in bobble* to end, 
skip 2 st, 6 dc in last ch-6 sp, 1 dc in next 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn <48 sts>

Row 9 – ch-sp (WS):
ch 3, 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 
*ch 8, skip 5 st, sc in next st* to center ch-2 sp, ch 8, skip next 3 st, 
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
ch 8, skip next 3 st, sc in next st, *ch 8, skip 5 st, sc in next st* to end, 
dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn <8 ch-sp not including center ch-2 sp>

Row 10 – dc (GS):
ch 3, 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st, skip sc,
*6 dc in next ch-8 sp* to center ch-2 sp, 1 dc in dc before center ch-2 sp,
(dc, ch 2, dc) in center ch-2 sp,
1 dc in dc after ch-sp, *6 dc in next ch-8 sp* to end, 
skip sc, 1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in last st, turn <60 dc>

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Repeat

Repeat row 3 – 10 until row 52 or until your shawl has the desired measurement. Make sure to end with row 4 (flower) for a beautiful border.

Stitch count

The table below shows the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row. Note that stitch count does not include 2 center chains. First 3 turning chains count as 1 stitch.

Tassels (optional)

Make 2 tassels (one for each end of the shawl).

1. Wrap the yarn around your hand or phone 50 times or until you find it thick 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

Blocking

You can (steam) block the shawl to help smooth the stitches.


End of pattern.

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7 Comments

  1. I love the patterns and I am so impressed by your positive attitude and the way you open yourself to others. You are an encouragement to many, may God richly bless you.

  2. love the shawl and am so pleased that the 3 of you have met up and are friends. honestly thought that the 2 of you were twins. happy crocheting. love your crafts.

  3. Hoi Wilma , prachtige sjaal , die zal Eva geweldig staan .
    Heb je voor Virginia ook ‘n sjaal ontworpen ?
    Je bent ‘n echte topper , super mooie ontwerpen maak je .
    Is het ‘n zus van je die vaker de kleding enz op de foto staat ?

    Mvg Marga

  4. Love love your patterns .could I possibly use a No. 3 yearn for this Eve pattern. I have never used a fingering yarn. thank you Betty

  5. Wow this one is a stunner!! Your designs are amazing I love following your journey. Thank you for your generous spirit

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