The Lydia Shawl by Denise Crawford
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The Lydia Shawl

Crochet
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
US
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

*09/29/15:** After being contacted by the talented Donatella De Finis with her wonderful chart for The Lydia Shawl, I had to send out another update to include the chart in the pattern. Thank you, Donatella, for so graciously letting me add the chart. And for your time in creating the chart.**

09/21/15: The pattern has been updated to add another border option, and to clarify/correct chain 1 placements in Row 3. I’ve also added the note that the pattern is written US crochet terms.

10/21/14: Pattern has been updated/revised. Feel free to download the new version.

03/31/2015: Pattern is written with US terms for the stitches. I can’t believe I never put that on here until now.

One day when I was browsing on etsy, I saw this simple and lovely shawl, but could not find a pattern for it. So I decided to write up my own version.

You can use any weight of yarn you like. Use a solid yarn, or use a self striping yarn. Play with it and have fun with it. Make it your own - give it your own personality.

To get more drape, use a hook a couple of sizes larger than what the yarn calls for. When I used Knit Picks Chroma Fingering yarn, I used an I hook.

You can make the shawl without a border and leave it with a simple straight edge. Or you can make a border of picot stitches. I’ve made a couple with a shell border.

You can also make the shawl as big or small as you want. If you just want a little something to cover your shoulders, make it smaller - as a shawlette (one skein of yarn would probably work well). If you want more coverage for warmth, make it larger - as a full shawl (two skeins or more would probably work well).

Please feel free to share this pattern, it is free after all. But it would be lovely if you could credit me as the designer when you share it.