Easy Tunisian Crochet Lace Shawl – Free Pattern

I have designed a beautiful Tunisian crochet lace shawl that is easy to make. Although the stitch pattern looks complicated, it is in fact a beginner friendly shawl.


This Tunisian crochet lace shawl is another design that has been previously designed for a magazine. It was published in an issue of Crochet Now magazine many moons ago.

I was looking through my wardrobe when I come across this beautiful Tunisian crochet shawl! I have loved wearing it since and thought it would be a shame not to share it with you!

Many people think that Tunisian crochet is stiff, thick and it curls up. However, with the right choice of yarn and hook combination it does not have to be at all.

My Tunisian crochet lace shawl is so soft, light, airy and… drape!!! It feel so lovely just like any other crochet shawl around your neck. It it so pliable and will not stick out like a sore thumb.

Tunisian Crochet Lace Shawl Stitch Combination

I personally think this is where the secret to an amazing drape lies. The shawl uses Tunisian crochet lacy shell stitch. That is right, you can indeed create shells with Tunisian Crochet!

Surprisingly, the shells are not created on the forward pass as you might think. Indeed, they are created on the return pass by pulling the hook through 6 loops at a time which creates the shell. This pulls 5 loops together to a point so you are essentially creating the shells upside down.

I feel like I confused you a little by trying to describe something that is super easy. Check out my quick handy video below on how to work the stitch I used for my Tunisian crochet lace shawl.

I hope you have now mastered the Tunisian crochet lacy shell stitch so you are ready to make your own shawl. If you wanted to adjust the finished size of this Tunisian crochet lace shawl you can indeed adjust the starting chain. The shell stitch combination repeats over multiples of 5 + 2 stitches. To adjust the length, simple add or remove number of rows.

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MATERIALS NEEDED FOR TUNISIAN CROCHET LACE SHAWL

Cygnet Cottony DK x 6 balls in Powder Blue (DK; 111m per 50g ball; 8% viscose, 46% cotton, 46% acrylic)

The yarn has since been discontinued, to find a suitable alternative available to you, please CLICK HERE.

6 mm Tunisian crochet hook at least 30 cm long

Yarn needle

Scissors

Blocking mats

Pins

FINISHED SIZE

45 cm wide x 155 cm long
To adjust the width chain multiples of 5 + 2 sts To adjust the length, add/miss row repeats.

TENSION

5 shells x 9 rows = 10 cm measured over Tunisian lace shell st

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

lp(s)- loop(s)
yrh- yarn over hook

FP- forward pass

RP- return pass

PATTERN NOTES

  • keep your tension as even as possible for uniform shells
  • do not chain too tight on RP as you will need to insert hook into each ch st
tunisian crochet lace shawl

TUNISIAN CROCHET LACE SHAWL MAIN PATTERN

With Tunisian hook chain 97.


Row 1 FP: starting in 2nd ch from hook, pick up loop in each ch across leaving all loops on hook. 97 lps

Row 1 RP: yrh, pull through 1 loop, 2 ch, yrh, pull through 6 loops on hook, * 4 ch, yrh, pull through 6 loops on hook; rep from * until 2 loops remain on hook, 2 ch, yrh and pull through last 2 loops.

Row 2 FP: pick up loop in each of next 2 chs, *pick up loop in top of next shell, pick up loop in each of next 4 chs; rep from * across, pick up loop in each of last 2 chs and 1 loop under both strands of last st. 97 lps

Row 2 RP: as Row 1 RP.


Repeat Row 2 another 123 times.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Firmly block to dimensions.

THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN IN PART OR IN FULL AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN WITH A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER. THANK YOU.


I really hope you have enjoyed this Tunisian crochet lace shawl pattern and stitch tutorial.

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If I have inspired you to try Tunisian crochet, I have more patterns available for free right here on my blog. I have recently published Tunisian Crochet Cross Stitch – Free Pattern and Tutorial which is another gorgeous stitch to try.

My Tunisian crochet ear warmer pattern is a beginner friendly pattern using the classic Tunisian knit stitch. I used the same stitch for the Tunisian crochet pullover free pattern which is a classic knit look pullover created with a crochet hook.

If you are after a warm accessory, check out Free Winter Crochet Wrap Pattern – Reversible Lenny Wrap.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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