Crochet The Fantine Shawl
Hello everyone! Today, I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to Crochet The Fantine Shawl.
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely week. I am, despite the fact my little one is still recovering from Tonsillitis, which has been so difficult for him, bless him. He is on the mend so hopefully he will be all better in only a few days, and life can go back to normal. Managing being a mummy and a crochet blog and Youtube channel can sometimes be challenging, but I love both so much that it keeps me going!
The video tutorial can be found here on Youtube: Crochet Fantine Shawl Video Tutorial
Inspired by my favourite book Les Miserables
In the meantime, I am bringing to you a new design that is close to my heart. Indeed, I was inspired by my favourite character, Fantine, from my favourite book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I am so happy with the result! Made with just one cake of Rico Creative Degrade Wool, the ombre pink colour and light weight texture make it a perfect delicate accessory for the chilly winter evenings.
Rico Creative Degarde, the perfect yarn to crochet The Fantine Shawl
This ombre yarn is an absolute delight to work with, almost addictive. I could not seem to stop crocheting row after row! However, created with a simple C2C pattern, it’s simplicity and beauty, as well as the V shape of it, reminded me of Fantine and the French 19th Century that is so close to my heart!
I watched the BBC’s recreation of Les Miserables and loved it so much, it was a beautiful adaptation from the book. I saw Cosette wear a shawl very similar to this one. However, I decided to name it The Fantine Shawl because for me Fantine is the epitome of motherhood and beauty, sacrificing everything that she has for the well being of her child.
A simple and beautiful shawl
As I said, I named it The Fantine Shawl because it’s beauty lies in it’s delicate and simple feminity. The V shape is reminiscent of the French 19th Century fashion, so it fit perfectly with what I had in mind. I can completely imagine myself transported back to the Romantic era created by Victor Hugo when looking at this shawl.
I would definitely recommend Rico Design’s Creative Wool Degradé. It is very soft for a yarn containing wool, and it is very fine, creating the most delicate result which I loved. I thought the combination of this colour, fine yarn and V shape created a lovely accessory for those chilly days.
A very easy pattern
It is a very easy pattern, so if you are a novice crocheter, please don’t be scared, as you will definitely be able to manage this project. The C2C pattern is very repetitive and soothing for the soul, which I really love in a crochet project.
I hope you enjoy this design, let me know what you think in the comments, as I love to know if you have made one of my designs! Also, you can tag me on Social Media, I love seeing your work.
The free PDF pattern can be downloaded here: Fantine Romantic Shawl
Please take care my lovely crochet friends,
The Pattern to Crochet The Fantine Shawl
Gauge: Please note gauge is not crucial for the completion of this project.
Notes: I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will need:
1 skein of Rico Creative Degrade woool in shade 002 Fuchsia
4,5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Sl st : slip stitch
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)
Ch : chain
To start, make a slip knot.
Complete rows as follows:
1: Ch.6, DC in 4th ch from the hook and in each st along (=4 DC)
2: Ch.6, turn work, DC in 4th ch from hook and in each st. along (=4 DC); turn work to sl. st. in between the 3rd and 4th DC from the previous row; ch. 3 (counts as a DC throughout), and add 3 DC in between the 3rd and 4th DC from the previous row to form a square.
3: Ch.6, turn your work, DC in 4th ch. from hook, DC in each st. along (=4DC); sl. st. to previous square in between 3rd and 4th ch.; ch. 3, and add 3 DC in that space twice more..
3-end (when you are satisfied with the size of your shawl): repeat row 3, adding the required number of squares as you go along.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed this design, Xoxo,