Fretwork Shawl pattern PDF

Fretwork Shawl pattern PDF

This delicate shawl features inset bands of openwork and an elegant lace edging. The shawlette is the perfect size to wrap around your neck like a scarf or wear across your shoulders with a pretty shawl pin, while the larger shawl size provides more coverage. Even newer crocheters can make this effortless and stunning project, with clear instructions that are both written and charted.

This is an advanced beginner project - you should be comfortable with chain stitch and double crochet to start the shawl. Additional skills in the edging include picots. Both the first rows and the edging are shown in stitch diagrams as well as written out. 

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Fretwork Shawl kits are available and include the pattern PDF.



4" = 20 sts and 14 rows in Double Crochet, blocked

Note: yarns shown usually knit at 32-36 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch



Width: 40(57") at widest point

Length: 17"(24.5")



450(950) yards lace weight yarn in main color

40(100) yards lace weight yarn in contrast color


465(1000) yards lace weight yarn for solid color shawl

US E (3.5mm) and US F (3.75mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge and 1 size larger

removable stitch marker

yarn needle

pins (for blocking)

Yarns shown:

Sincere Sheep Cormo Lace (100% cormo wool; 1100 yards/4 ounces)

Apple Tree Knits Stellar Lace Gradient (70% merino wool/30% silk; 1085 yards/100 grams)

Malabrigo Lace (100% merino wool; 470 yards/50 grams)

Toluca Knits Coronado Lace (100% cotton; 465 yards/50 grams)