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Kate is a designer and content creator, specializing in crafts and textile-related topics. She runs the Crochetpedia website, where she shares her crochet patterns, teaches through video tutorials, and researches crochet techniques. The experience as a pattern designer and education in fashion helped her better understand the world of textiles and handicraft. Kate comes from the family of makers, knitting and sewing from the early age. She lives by the Polish seaside with her partner and a dog.

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Drape yourself in elegance with our latest guest post – a stunning Magnolia Lace Free Crochet Shawl Pattern exclusively designed by the talented Kate from Crochetpedia.

About the Project

Magnolia Lace Shawl is a lightweight shawl made with light-fingering yarn. It’s a project for adventurous beginners and intermediate crocheters. It’s worked from the middle top down in rows, and it’s a great project for using ombre yarn. An accessory like this will be a great addition to any closet or a thoughtful gift idea.

The easily printable Magnolia Lace Shawl PDF version is available in our shop:

A hand-crocheted pink and white gradient shawl with a lacy pattern, displayed on a white background.

About the Author

Kate comes from a family of makers who never stop creating. She runs Crochetpedia, where she shares her patterns, tutorials, and ideas. Follow her free crochet shawl pattern if you want to hone your skills, try new techniques, or create something beautiful.

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Difficulty Level

🧶🧶 – Adventurous beginner

Yarn

  • KOKONEK Classic (3-ply, 50% cotton 50% acrylic) length: 1312 yards (1200 m), 8,5 ounces (~ 240 g) / Light Fingering / col. A027

You can substitute this yarn for: 

  • 1312 yards (1200 m) of Light Fingering yarn of your choice

or 1640 yards (1500 m) in total of:

  • Scheepjes Whirl (Fingering) + Whirlette
  • YarnArt Flowers (Fingering) + YarnArt Flowers Unicolor
  • Hobbii Twister (Sport) + Hobbii Twister solid

Whichever yarn you choose, always use the smallest recommended hook size. Your yarn choice will affect the final size of your work.

Materials

  • Crochet hook – 2,5 mm (or other smallest recommended hook size for your yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations and special stitches

  • R# – row number
  • RS – right side of the work
  • WS – wrong side of the work
  • st – stitch
  • ch.s. – chain space
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase (dc inc – increase with double crochet, or 2 dc in the same stitch)
  • blo – back loop only
  • flo – front loop only
  • fpsc – front post single crochet
  • bpsc – back post single crochet
  • magic ring
  • crab stitch
  • lace stitch – 4-row repeat: instructions in rows 12-15

Measurements after blocking

  • width: ~ 140 cm / 55 inches
  • length: ~ 69 cm / 27 inches

Notes

  • The shawl is worked from the middle top down in rows and the work is turned over after each row.
  • The right side (odd rows) of the shawl is indicated by visible post stitches, while the wrong side (even rows) is more simple.
  • Numbers in brackets (#) indicate the overall stitch count for the row, where the turning chain from the beginning of the row is counted as 1 stitch (unless stated otherwise). 
  • The overall stitch count does not include chain stitches in the middle part of the row.
A bottom part of triangle of pink lace shawl with white orchids on the side.

Pattern

The easily printable Magnolia Lace Shawl PDF version is available in our shop:

START: magic ring

RS | R1 6 sc.

WS | R2 chain 3, 1 dc inc in the same st, 1 dc, 1 dc inc, 2 ch, 1 dc inc, 1 dc, 3 dc in one st. (12)

From now on work double crochet stitches in the back loop only (blo).

RS | R3 chain 3, 1 dc inc, 4 dc, 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc all into the chain space, 4 dc, 1 dc inc, 1 dc. (18)

WS | R4 – SOLID DC-S

chain 3, 1 dc inc, 1 dc in each st, middle: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc in the chain space, 1 dc in each st until you reach two last stitches, which are: 1 dc inc, 1 dc. (24)

RS | ROWS 5-8 as in row 4. Remember that your last stitch of the row should go into the top of the turning chain.

Stitch count for each row

  • Row 5: (30) 
  • Row 6: (36) 
  • Row 7: (42) 
  • Row 8: (48)

The diagram below shows how the rows are made: the beginning, middle, and end are the same for the same type of row (i.e. solid double crochets).

A diagram of kinematic chains illustrating various mechanical joints and linkages in a structured layout.

RS | R9 – BACK POST SC-S 

chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 1 bpsc into each stitch, 2 sc into the chain space, 1 bpsc into each st. (50)

Now you work double crochets in both loops.

WS | R10 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES

chain 3, 1 dc inc, 1 dc into each stitch until you reach 2 middle stitches: 1 dc inc, 2ch, 1 dc inc. 1 dc into each stitch until you reach the last two stitches: 1 dc inc, 1 dc. (54)

RS | R11 – SOLID SC-S

chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc in each st, middle: 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc into the chain space, 1 sc in each st, 1 sc inc, 1 sc. (60)

The next four rows create a repeatable lacy stitch pattern. The diagram below does not show the beginning or end of the row, but how the stitches interact with each other. Four colors indicate four rows of the repeatable module.

A grid of colorful, stylized dna double helix icons in blue, pink, and green.

WS | R12 – LACE 1

chain 3, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc all in one st, [skip one, 1 dc, skip one, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in one st] repeat until you’ve got 4 stitches left before the middle: skip 1, 1 dc, skip 1, 1 dc.

middle: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc into the chain space, 

1 dc, skip 1, 1 dc, skip 1, [1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in one st, skip one, 1 dc, skip one] repeat until the last two stitches: 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in one st, 1 dc.

You’ve got 7 chain spaces on each side. (14 ch.s.)

  • Important! Instruction “1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc all in one st” will be further referred to as “chain space” in the stitch count. 
Close-up of a pink, textured crochet shawl with varying patterns and stitches.

The easily printable Magnolia Lace Shawl PDF version is available in our shop:

RS | R13 – LACE 2

chain 3, 1 dc in the same st, 4 dc into the loop, 1 dc in the dc from the previous row repeat until you reach the last three stitches: skip 1, 2 dc,

middle: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc into the chain space,

2 dc, skip 1, 1 dc in the dc from the previous row, 4 dc into the loop repeat until the last stitch: 1 dc inc. (82)

  • Important! Instruction “4 dc into the loop” will be further referred to as “cluster”.
  • Important! Instruction “1 dc in the dc from the previous row” will be further referred to as “lone dc”.

WS | R14 – LACE 3

chain 3, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in one st, [skip two, 1 dc between 2nd and 3rd dc of the “cluster”, skip two, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc into the “lone dc”] repeat until you reach the last four stitches: 1 dc in between the 2nd and 3rd stitch,

middle: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc into the chain space, 

1 dc in between the 2nd and 3rd stitch, [1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc into the “lone” dc, skip two, 1 dc between 2nd and 3rd dc of the “cluster”, skip two] repeat until you reach the last two stitches: 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in one st, 1 dc.

You’ve got 8 chain spaces on each side. (16 ch.s.)

A close-up of a pink textured shawl with a white orchid flower in the lower left corner.

RS | R15 – LACE 4

chain 3, 1 dc in the same st, 4 dc into the loop, 1 dc in the dc from the previous row repeat until you reach the last three stitches before the middle: skip 1, 2 dc,

middle: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc into the chain space, 

2 dc, skip 1, 1 dc in the dc from the previous row, 4 dc into the loop repeat until you reach the last stitch: 1 dc inc. (92)

WS | R16 – FLO SC-S

chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc in each st, middle: 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc all into the chain space, 1 sc in each stitch until you reach the last two stitches: 1 sc inc, 1 sc. (98)

RS | R17 – SOLID DC-S – as in row 4, but worked in both loops. (104)

WS | R18 – FRONT POST SC-S 

chain 1, 1 fpsc into each stitch, middle: 2 sc into the chain space, 1 fpsc into each st.  (106)

RS | R19 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (110)

ROWS 20-27: as in row 4 – solid blo dc-s.

Stitch count for each row

  • Row 20: (116)
  • Row 21: (122) 
  • Row 22: (128) 
  • Row 23: (134) 
  • Row 24: (140)
  • Row 25: (146) 
  • Row 26: (152) 
  • Row 27: (158)

WS | R28 – FRONT POST SC’S – as in row 18. (160)

RS | R29 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (164)

In rows 30-51 repeat the rows 12-15 consecutively.

WS | R30 – LACE 1 – as in row 12.

You’ve got 20 chain spaces on each side. (40 ch.s.)

RS | R31 – LACE 2 – as in row 13. (212)

WS | R32 – LACE 3 – as in row 14.

You’ve got 21 chain spaces on each side. (42 ch.s.)

RS | R33 – LACE 4 – as in row 15. (222)

Stitch count for each row

  • Row 30 – lace 1: 20 chain spaces on each side (40 ch.s.)
  • Row 31 – lace 2: (212)
  • Row 32 – lace 3: 21 chain spaces on each side (42 ch.s.)
  • Row 33 – lace 4: (222)
  • Row 34 – lace 1: 22 chain spaces on each side (44 ch.s.)
  • Row 35 – lace 2: (232)
  • Row 36 – lace 3: 23 chain spaces on each side (46 ch.s.)
  • Row 37 – lace 4: (242)
  • Row 38 – lace 1: 24 chain spaces on each side (48 ch.s.)
  • Row 39 – lace 2: (252)
  • Row 40 – lace 3: 25 chain spaces on each side (50 ch.s.)
  • Row 41 – lace 4: (262)
  • Row 42 – lace 1: 26 chain spaces on each side (52 ch.s.)
  • Row 43 – lace 2: (272)
  • Row 44 – lace 3: 27 chain spaces on each side (54 ch.s.)
  • Row 45 – lace 4: (282)
  • Row 46 – lace 1: 28 chain spaces on each side (56 ch.s.)
  • Row 47 – lace 2: (292)
  • Row 48 – lace 3: 29 chain spaces on each side (58 ch.s.)
  • Row 49 – lace 4: (302)
  • Row 50 – lace 1: 30 chain spaces on each side (60 ch.s.)
  • Row 51 – lace 2: (312)

The easily printable Magnolia Lace Shawl PDF version is available in our shop:

A pink and white crochet shawl with a delicate pattern, draped over a surface.

WS | R52

chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc in each st, middle: 3 sc, 2 ch, 3 sc all into the chain space, 1 sc in each stitch until you reach the last two stitches: 1 sc inc, 1 sc. (320)

RS | R53 – SOLID DC-S – as in row 17. (326)

WS | R54 – FRONT POST SC-S – as in row 18. (328)

RS | R55 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (332)

In rows 56-67 repeat the rows 12-15 consecutively.

Stitch count for each row

  • Row 56 – lace 1: 41 chain spaces on each side (82 ch.s.)
  • Row 57 – lace 2: (422)
  • Row 58 – lace 3: 42 chain spaces on each side (84 ch.s.)
  • Row 59 – lace 4: (432)
  • Row 60 – lace 1: 343 chain spaces on each side (86 ch.s.)
  • Row 61 – lace 2: (442)
  • Row 62 – lace 3: 44 chain spaces on each side (88 ch.s.)
  • Row 63 – lace 4: (452)
  • Row 64 – lace 1: 45 chain spaces on each side (90 ch.s.)
  • Row 65 – lace 2: (462)
  • Row 66 – lace 3: 46 chain spaces on each side (92 ch.s.)
  • Row 67 – lace 4: (472)
A close-up of a textured, pink crochet shawl displaying various stitch patterns.

WS | R68: FLO SC-S – as in row 16. (478)

RS | R69 – SOLID DC’S – as in row 17. (484)

WS | R70 – FRONT POST SC-S – as in row 18. (486)

RS | R71 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (490)

WS | R72 – FRONT POST SC-S – as in row 18. (492)

RS | R73 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (496)

WS | R74 – FRONT POST SC-S – as in row 18. (498)

RS | R75 – SOLID DC-S OVER POST STITCHES – as in row 10. (502)

WS | R76 – SOLID SC-S – as in row 11. (508)

RS | R77 – CRAB STITCHES

1 crab stitch in each stitch all the way. (508)

Hand holding a folded pink crocheted shawl with intricate patterns.

You’re done!

We hope you enjoyed following this free crochet shawl pattern. Make it your favorite spring accessory, or gift it to someone you love.

The easily printable Magnolia Lace Shawl PDF version is available in our shop:

Thank you!

This pattern was tested by the amazing Judy Goudreau who runs Judy’s Creations. She used Hobbii Twister (# 50) and Hobbii Twister solid (#107 & 131) with a 3.5 mm crochet hook. It’s a thicker yarn, so she omitted a few last rounds.

Big thank you for this beautiful version, Judy! You can follow her on social media for more fabulous crochet creations on Facebook and YouTube.

Handcrafted ombre crochet shawl with a gradient from purple to teal, displayed against a white background.

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