Crochet The Valentina Shawl Free Pattern
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you the Crochet Valentina Shawl free pattern. This new project is perfect for beginners, and looks beautiful in all seasons. This week is Valentine’s Day week, and I decided to create a project which was bright and sunny. I also called this new crochet wrap The Valentina Shawl. Indeed, I love the name Valentina and thought it would be appropriate for this project.
The video tutorial for this wrap can be found here:
Crochet The Valentina Shawl Free Pattern: the inspiration
For this project, I used one skein of Lion Brand’s Mandala Baby yarn in shade Narnia. This yarn is absolutely stunning, and I had ordered it a few weeks ago, and I could not wait to create a wrap with it. I knew instantly when I saw this beautiful variegated yarn that I wanted to create a classic shawl with a frilly edging. I love frilly edgings so much on wraps, as they look very feminine.
The last time I used this yarn was for crocheting The Polina Half Circle Wrap. I do love this yarn as it is so uplifting and soothing to see building up. Let me know if you have used this yarn before too! It definitely reminds me of vintage crochet shawls which were bright and vivid.
It is quite possible a new vintage crochet project will be coming soon! In the meantime, here is shawl with whimsical colors that I hope will also inspire and put you in a good mood. So this project is a little piece of Eastern European inspired heaven.
Crochet The Valentina Shawl Free Pattern: the design
The pattern for this shawl is quite simple. I used a slight twist on the C2C pattern to create the main part of the shawl. Indeed, it is in fact a C2C pattern that is used for this project, as explained below in the pattern section. However, it is not a simple Double Crochet which is crocheted in this pattern, but a Treble Crochet. So this colorful wrap is made using a C2C treble crochet repeat pattern, which gives this pattern a very fine and delicate finish.
Once the main part of the shawl is done, a beautiful frilly edging is added. I only needed one skein of yarn for this project, which actually really surprised me. The wrap is definitely quite wide. Therefore, I am very happy with the whole fact that I only needed one skein. After the main part is done, you just need to fasten on the cream yarn and start your frilly edging.
This very simple pattern is perfect for relaxing by a cozy fire. It is very easy and repetitive, yet it is still a stunning wrap. I love the mix of a simple pattern repeat with a stunning yarn and elaborate edging. This creates a very beautiful piece without too much complications.
Let me know what you think of this project!
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Crochet The Valentina Shawl: the Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store here:
Notes: I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
4” (10 cm): 4 rounds of C2C pattern
Size of finished shawl (including border)
31” (79 cm) x 69” (175 cm)
You will need
1 skein of Lion Brand’s Mandala Baby yarn in shade Narnia
1 skein of Paintbox Simple DK in shade Champagne White
5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
TC: Treble crochet (UK Double Treble)
EOR: End of Row
To start, make a slip knot.
Complete rows as follows:
1: Ch 7, TC in 5th ch from the hook and into next 2 chains (=4 TC)
2: Ch 7, turn work, TC in 5h ch from hook and next 2 chains (=4 TC); turn work to sl st in between the 3rd and 4th TC from the previous row; ch 4 (counts as a TC throughout), and add 3 TC in between the 3rd and 4th TC from the previous row to form a square.
3: Ch 7, turn your work, TC in 5th ch from hook, TC in next 2 chains (=4 TC); sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC; ch 4 (=TC), and add 3 TC in that space, sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC. Ch 4 (=TC), and add 3 TC in that space, sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC.
4-38: repeat row 3, adding the required number of squares as you go along.
Fasten off, tidy up your loose end.
Create your border
Fasten on cream yarn to one edge of the V side of the shawl.
Row 1: Ch 1, and place a SC all along the edge of the shawl, making sure they are evenly placed (this is the side where the stitches are not clearly visible, so just place these SC as evenly as you can). There is not a specific amount of SCs which are needed.
Row 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place 2 more DC inside that 1st stitch (=3 DC together in one stitch). Place 3 DC into next stitch until EOR.
Row 3: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into next stitch until EOR.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.