How to Make a Crochet Shawl – Crochet Pattern for a Shawl

This free antique crochet shawl pattern was originally published in 1915 in Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to crochet this classic shawl. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted shawl pattern.

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern:
Crochet a Vintage Shawl

Vintage 1920s Crochet Shawl


13 ozs. 2-ply BEEHIVE Real Elder Wool
A No. 8 Celluloid Crochet Hook


The crossed treble pattern in which this shawl is worked give a nice close fabric very suitable for the purpose.

Its shell stitch border is both pretty and simple.

The original measured 33″ x 58″


The Center

Commence with 250 ch.

1st Row – * Miss 4 ch., then, into the next stitch, work 4 tr., 1 ch. and 4 tr., miss 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next, repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with a half block (i.e., 4 tr. into 1 stitch), turn. The tr. stitches should measure a good inch in height and the top of the stitches be finished off firmly.

2nd Row – Miss the half block just made, * 4 tr. between the 2nd and 3rd stitches of the next half block, 1 ch., then 3 tr. between the 2nd and 3rd stitches of the half block that was missed (working over the 4 tr. just made), 1 d.c. under the ch. in the middle of the net block, miss the next half block, repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with half a block (in the last half block of the previous row), turn.

Repeat the last row until the shawl measures 52 inches, or the required length.

Making the Border

Work 3 rows of treble stitch evenly round the four sides of the shawl, always taking up both threads throughout, joining with 1 s.c. at the end of each row, and turning with 3 ch. At each corner work 3 or 4 tr. to increase.

4th Row – Miss 4 stitches, 1 long tr. in the next, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the first of these ch., 1 long tr. into the same stitch as that into which the 1st long tr. was worked, repeat from * until there are 9 tr. in the next group, miss 4 stitches, 1 d.c. in the next, repeat from the beginning of the row until the groups are worked all round the shawl. Work extra trebles and picots into the corner groups. Fasten off and run in the ends.

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Crochet Pattern Books for Shawls

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