Mezzaluna (Crescent Moon) Wrap by Nancy P

Mezzaluna (Crescent Moon) Wrap

by Nancy P
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
600 - 900 yards (549 - 823 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Update: May 24, 2013 - FruPigalopp has created a Dansk (Danish) translation of the pattern. The pdf is available to all using the link below:


Update: May 4, 2013 - wuscheltigger has kindly translated the pattern to Deutsch (German). The pdf is available using the link. below. Danke scheon wuscheltigger!

There are four versions of the pattern that can be downloaded as of today: my still-in-progress draft, a UK English terminology version created by dsweeney, a simplified version created by JudyOC and one that works from the outside to the neck that was created by Sonea Delvon.

(You will see all four versions when you click the link above.)

This has truly become an international project. I want to again thank everyone for your help and support for this pattern. As of today, it has been downloaded by 1,164 Ravelry members. I couldn’t be happier. It’s my small way of giving something back for all of the help I’ve received from Ravelers. I think our spirit shows here, with the three Ravelers who provided additional versions. I love making new friends along the way.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in testing and those who took the time to provide feedback to help perfect the written pattern.

Update: May 20, 2012:

A UK English terminology version of this wrap is now available as a PDF, thanks to dsweeney. (You will see three versions when you click the link above.)


Update: March 31, 2012: “Mezzaluna Shawl, the Other Way Around.” There is a second version of this shawl available as a PDF. (You will see both versions if you click the link above.) Sonea Delvon has been tinkering with the pattern and worked up a smaller version that starts from the opposite direction (working from the outside in), beginning with a long chain.

FYI - Notes here are in reverse order. (3/30 - ETA: I want to be sure this is clear - reverse order notes means my notes here on this page and my project page. It does NOT refer to the PDF.)

Update: March 9, 2012: We have at least 3 nice shawls made from the pattern, so I decided to upload the draft even though I still need to condense it into crochet shorthand. Your patience is much appreciated.

Many thanks to those who have helped me test.

This is a crescent-shaped shawl that draws heavily on a pattern published in Japanese. Working from photographs, writing it up in English.

February 20, 2012: This pattern is currently in testing.

It isn’t ready in crochet shorthand yet, but if you’d like to try the plain English version, send me a PM and I’ll send you the latest PDF.