Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern
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Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern


Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a new project on how to crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl free pattern. Indeed, this new project is part of my Vintage Crochet Series. This new crochet tutorial is reminiscent of the fashion of the 19th century and is directly inspired by my favorite book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

The video tutorial can be found here:

Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern: A Vintage Crochet Project

This new shawl project is part of my Vintage Crochet Series. This Vintage Crochet series is where I share my love of vintage fashion, from shawls and wraps to hair scarves and much more! I love this series so much and hope to add many more projects to it over the next few months.

Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern
This project is typical of the 19th Century

If you enjoy vintage crochet, don’t forget to check out The Juliette French wrap. This wrap is very delicate also and features a lovely stitch and edging too. It is also inspired by the 19th Century. As you may know by now, my favorite book in the world is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I crocheted many projects inspired by this beautiful book, such as The Fantine Shawl and The Cosette Shawl. These are also part of the Vintage Crochet series, and both feature a delicate C2C stitch too.

The name Eponine is of course featured in my favorite book Les Miserables. One of the Thenardier’s daughters is called Eponine, and plays a very intricate part in the unraveling of the detailed plot of the book. This is such a beautiful name, typical of the 19th Century in France. Indeed, feminine names finishing in “ine” are very popular in France (even today), and were very popular in the 19th Century, and throughout history, in France.

Let me know which is your favorite book! I would love to know.

Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern
This is a really feminine project to crochet!

Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern: The Yarn

For this project, I used Drops Paris yarn. This is a very beautiful yarn which is considered a medium/size 4 yarn. For this shawl, I used this yarn in shade Cherry Blossom 70. This is 100% cotton yarn, making it perfect for every season.

I love yarns by Drops; if you follow me, I have used many yarns by this brand. Indeed, I have used this very yarn for this textured French beret. I also love other yarns by this brand; indeed, I have made many projects with Drops Muskat yarn, which is a finer 100% cotton yarn. This Boho festival bag has also been crocheted with Drops Muskat. This flower granny square has also been made with this mercerized cotton yarn.

Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl Free Pattern
The shell stitch edging really elevates this shawl

Cotton yarn is lovely to crochet with as it so versatile and fun to work with. This dainty feminine purse is also crocheted with Drops Muskat yarn. I loved crocheting this project; let me know if you ever used this yarn before.

This design features a very simple and delicate filet crochet pattern. Once the main part of the shawl has been crocheted, a beautiful shell stitch edging is then added. I love this pattern so much, and I hope you enjoy it too!

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Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl: The Pattern

You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store: Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl PDF Pattern

You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Ravelry store: Crochet The Eponine Vintage Shawl PDF Pattern

Level: Easy/beginner


4” (10 cm)= 15 Half Double Crochets

4” (10 cm)= 9 rows

Size of finished shawl

16” (41 cm) wide and 66” (167 cm) in length


I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)

You will need

6 skeins of Drops Paris in shade Cherry Blossom (or 490 yards of a Medium 4/Aran weight yarn of your preference)

A 5 mm crochet hook

A pair of scissors

Tapestry needle


Ch: chain

St: Stitch

Sl st: slip stitch

Sk: Skip

HDC: Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)

SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

EOR: End of row/end of round

To begin

To start, make a slip knot and chain 52.

Complete rows as follows:

1: Place a HDC into 3rd ch from hook and into each ch across until eor (first ch 2 counts as a HDC).

2: Ch 3 (=HDC+1 ch sp), turn your work, HDC into 3rd stitch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, HDC in next st* until EOR.

3: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into 2nd st, and into every st (both ch sp and HDC from previous row) until EOR.

4-142: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (alternating them).

Do not fasten off.

Add shell stitch border

Round 1: Ch 1 (=SC), place a SC into each stitch across until you reach first corner. Once you reach the first corner, turn your work so as to work your SC evenly across the first length of the scarf. This is the β€œwrong” side of the stitches, so just make sure you place SCs evenly across this length.

Carry on placing SCs all along the 4 sides of this scarf until you reach the first ch 1.

Sl st to close of round off round.

I placed 553 SCs into this first round (this is the perfect for the next round as you will need a number of SCs that is a multiple of 7).

Place a SC around the whole shawl
Place a SC around the whole shawl

Round 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place 4 DC into same 1st stitch to form shell (=5 DC).

[Sk 2 st, place a SC into next st, sk 2 st, place 5 DC into next st (=shell)] until eor.

Note: When you reach the corners, this doesn’t change anything about this shell pattern (ie just carry on creating shell stitch round without changing anything at the corners).

Shell stitch
Place your shell stitch edging all around your project

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.



  • Brenda Stevens

    The name of your shawl caught my attention. I too love the book Les Miserables! I first became acquainted with the when we went to see the play done by local high school. I fell in love with the name Cosette so much that I promised myself that if I had another daughter, I would name her Cosette! Three or four years later my youngest child, a girl, was born on my grandma Audrey’s birthday and we named her Cosette Audrey!

  • Raven

    I know you’ve already gotten this comment, but oh well: So excited to see “Les Miserables” references in your beautiful crocheting work– it’s one of my favorite books, too, especially the first part (as I saw you mentioned was your favorite in one of your other patterns). I’m fondest of Jean Valjean and Javert, myself, but I certainly appreciate and love Fantine, Cosette and Eponine very dearly, as well, and adore your beautiful creative tribute to them. Thank you for sharing your love of Hugo’s literature alongside your masterful yarn-work!

    • Selina Veronique

      Good afternoon! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I love that you love Les Miserables like myself!
      I love Javert and Jean Valjean too, that story line is so gripping. I’m really looking forward to creating more crochet projects celebrating these characters and this wonderful book!
      Thank you again for your kind words!

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