Crochet Regency Era Shawl Free Pattern
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a crochet Regency Era Shawl free pattern. I am very excited to be bringing you this new project that I have called The Jane Regency Era Shawl. Indeed, what better name to use for this Regency Era wrap than the first name of Regency Romance, Jane Austen?
You can find the video tutorial for this project here:
Crochet Regency Era Shawl Free Pattern: an Homage to Jane Austen
I decided to name this Regency Era Shawl after the queen of the Regency Era, Jane Austen. Indeed, I had realized some time ago that I had never named a single of one of my Regency Era projects after Jane. I have to say that I may qualify myself as a “Janeite”. This is the name given to fans of Jane Austen, who for instance collect all of her books, and memorabilia also. I have to admit I do love all things Jane Austen related. Indeed, I especially love reading books inspired by this wonderful author, such as A Weekend With Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly.
Long story short, I did find that I had never had the idea of naming one of my Vintage Crochet creations after one of my favorite authors. I do love Jane Austen and her novels so much! I particularly enjoyed Pride and Prejudice, which I have read quite a few times. The Regency Era is so inspiring, and I do love the fashion of those times. The last time I crocheted a Regency Era Shawl was when I created The Sweet Love Regency Era Wrap. I still love this wrap so much! Let me know if you made this.
Crochet Regency Era Shawl Free Pattern: the design
The Regency Era fashion is characterized by femininity and pastel colors. It features lovely flowing Empire dresses, as well as long slim wraps and shawls. Delicate and dainty, these accessories were very popular.
I personally love crocheting a vintage wrap or accessory. As you may know, I have a degree in History of Art, and I do love anything that is historical and pretty!
This crocheted wrap is created by making a long and slim strip with the Fantail stitch. This is a beautiful stitch which I absolutely love, and creates the most beautiful design. I made this vintage look clutch bag/purse last month with Fantail stitch, and I absolutely adore it! I am going to make quite a few projects using this beautiful and feminine stitch. When I was making the clutch bag last month, I knew I would be making a wrap with this very stitch, as the fantail stitch is so perfect for wraps and shawls.
I used Drops Muskat yarn for this wrap, which is a 100% mercerized cotton yarn. This beautiful yarn is of a DK/light 3 shade, and is a delight to work with. I also used a 4.5 mm crochet hook to make this shawl. This is how I created this beautiful vintage wrap, and I do hope you enjoy crocheting this item as much as me.
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Crochet Regency Era Shawl: The Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store: Crochet The Jane Regency Era Wrap PDF Pattern
Level: Easy +/Intermediate
4” (10 cm): 8 rows
4” (10 cm): 2,5 fantail repeats
Size of finished project:
9,5” (23,5 cm) x 53” (135 cm)
6 skeins of Drops Muskat in color 02 (or any other 100% cotton yarn in DK/Light 3 yarn)
A 4,5 mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
I will be writing in US terms (British terms in brackets)
Sl st: Slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
EOR: End of row
Please note this pattern is a multiple of 10+2 stitches
Row 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, SC into the next ch; *sk 3 ch, work a fan of [3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC] into next ch, sk 3 ch, SC into next ch* *, ch 1, sk 1 ch, SC into next ch. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at* *, SC into last ch, turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 2 (=HDC), HDC into same first stitch. *Ch 3, SC into ch sp at center of Fan from previous row, ch 3* *, HDC, ch 1, HDC (=V stitch) into next sp from previous row. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at **. Place 2 HDC into last stitch, turn your work.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 DC into same first stitch. *SC into next ch arch from previous row, ch 1, SC into next ch arch from previous row* *, crochet a Fan (3DC, ch 1, 3 DC) into sp at center of next V stitch from previous row. Repeat from * until you end last repeat at **, place 4 DC into last stitch, turn your work.
Row 4: Ch 1, SC into same first st. *Ch 3, HDC, ch 1, HDC (V stitch) into next sp from previous row, ch 3, SC into sp at centre of next Fan from previous row. Repeat from * until you end last repeat into the top of the last stitch, turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 1, SC into same first stitch, * SC into next arch from previous row, 3DC, ch 1, 3DC (=Fan) into space at center of the next V stitch from previous row, SC into next arch from previous row * *, ch 1. Repeat from * until you end your last repeat at * *, SC into last SC from previous row, turn your work.
Row 6-until project measures 53” long: Repeat rows 2, 3, 4, 5.
Do not fasten off.
Single Crochet Edging:
Ch 1 (=SC), place a SC evenly all along the four sides of the project, making sure you space them out evenly and place sufficiently. Once you reach the first ch 1, slip stitch to close off round of Single Crochets.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.