Elegant ~ Crochet Lace Fan Shawl

Who else is so over winter and looking forward to some nice weather? (Anyone? Just me??) Shake off the winter blues with happy colors and this beautiful crochet Lace Fan Shawl, the perfect crochet accessory for spring and summer!

I eyed this fan lace motif a looong time ago, and I absolutely wanted to use it for a shawl. The stitch motif is called Feather and Fan Stitch and there are several patterns that use it to make rectangular shawls and wraps.

However, I really wanted to adapt the Feather and Fan Stitch to make a triangular shawl for my mum’s birthday!

So, after a little bit of trial and error, a.k.a. lots of frogging, I finally came up with the right numbers for a perfectly triangular shawl!

Once I had the right numbers and stitch repeats, I went on and on, crocheting many rows until a very obvious question finally crossed my mind.

Maybe the shawl is going to grow after blocking?

Well, the answer is yes, the shawl grows a lot after blocking because the lace stitches really open up!

So, keep it in mind when you crochet your shawl. Especially if you are going to use wool or wool blends, the lace stitches will need blocking to show up at their best!

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Crochet Lace Fan Shawl - Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Skill Level

I can tell you this pattern is really great fun and works up incredibly fast considering it’s with fingering weight yarn.

However, it uses a variety of stitches, including:

  • Lots of chains
  • Double Crochets (easy…)
  • Trebles (also easy…)
  • Double Crochet 2 Together (Have you ever tried?)
  • Double Crochet 7 Together (Too much? Try checking the photo explanation before giving up!)

Nevertheless, once you learn the basic pattern, the shawl grows easily by repeating the same three blocks of rows!

Materials

– 3.5-mm (E-4 USA, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
– Fingering Weight, #1 Superfine Yarn
– Tapestry Needle

Yardage

1136.2 yds/ 1040 m

My Yarn Recommendation

For my shawl, I used Cascade Yarn Heritage Solid Color Dusky Orchid (5705), which I got on LoveCrafts.

Other valuable options available on WeCrochet are:

Yarn Substitutions

Feel free to use Sport or DK (3, Light) Yarn.

  • If you’re using Sport-weight yarn, I suggest you use a 4-mm crochet hook.
  • If you’re using DK yarn, I suggest you use a 4.5-mm or 5-mm hook depending on the yarn.

Size

84″ (214 cm) wide and 36″ (91 cm) deep.

Gauge

With Fingering Weight Yarn and a 3.5-mm hook: 11 Dc for 5 rows in 2″ (5 cm)

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain
Ch-Less Dc – Chainless Starting Double Crochet
Ch-Less Tr – Chainless Starting Treble Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2Tog – Double Crochet Two Together
Dc7Tog – Double Crochet Seven Together
Fan – Fan Motif
MC – Magic Circle
Picot – Picot Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
Yo – Yarn Over

Pattern Notes

  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • * –Repeat the instructions from the * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all in the same indicated st.
  • If the pattern says “5 sc”, it means that you have to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.

Construction

This triangular shawl is crocheted in successive rows from the bottom center-out.

The first 8 rows are worked in double crochet. Then, after one transition row (row 9), the lace fan motif starts.

For the border, the last row is worked in single crochet and picot stitches.

SPECIAL STITCHES

CHAINLESS STARTING DOUBLE CROCHET (CH-LESS DC)

Please, take a look at this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Ch-less Dc.

If you prefer learning from a video, you can check how to make a chainless double crochet on YouTube!

CHAINLESS STARTING Treble CROCHET (CH-LESS Tr)

Please, take a look at this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Ch-less Tr.

If you prefer learning from a video, you can check how to make a chainless treble crochet on YouTube!

Double Crochet 2 Together (Dc2Tog)

Starting Point In this pattern, the dc2tog is always done between the ch-1 spaces that come before and after a dc7tog (explained below). This means that when you read “dc2tog”, you actually need to dc2tog with a skipped stitch in between the 2 dc. Here’s how:

  • Step 1. Yo, insert your hook into the first ch-1 space (pink arrow in Starting-Point picture), yo, and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook). Yo, draw yarn through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook).
  • Step 2. Sk the dc7tog from the previous row. Yo, insert your hook into the next ch-1 space (white arrow in Starting-Point picture). Yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook). Yo, draw yarn through two loops (3 loops on your hook).
  • Step 3. Yo, pull through all 3 loops.
How to Crochet 2 together - Step-by-Step Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Double Crochet 7 Together (Dc7Tog)

  • Step A. Yo, insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yo, and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook). Yo, draw yarn through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook).
  • Step B. Repeat step 1 in the next st (3 loops on your hook).
  • Step C. Repeat Step 1 into the next 5 sts (8 loops on your hook).
  • Step D. Yo, pull through all 8 loops.
How to Crochet 7 Together - Dc7Tog - Step-by-Step Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Fan Motif (Fan)

(Tr 1, ch 1) twice, [tr 1, ch 1, tr 1] in next st, (ch 1, tr 1) twice.

Detail of the lace motif used to crochet the Lace Fan Shawl - Raffamusa Designs

MAGIC CIRCLE (MC)

To learn how to crochet the magic circle, please, check out this step-by-step tutorial.

Picot Stitch (Picot)

Ch 3, sl st in the back bump of the first made ch.

Crochet Lace Fan Shawl – Pattern

Make a MC.

Row 1. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 2, ch 2, dc 3. (3 sts per side, ch-2 tip)
Alternatively, ch 4 and crochet Row 1 into first made ch.

Row 2. Ch-less dc (counts as a dc here and in the rest of the pattern), [dc 2] in the first dc, dc 2, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in the next ch-2 space, dc 2, [dc 3] in the third ch of initial ch-3 from Row 1. (6 sts per side, ch-2 tip)

Row 3. Ch-less dc, [dc 2] in the first dc, dc 5, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in the next ch-2 space, dc 5, [dc 3] in the last st. (9 sts per side, ch-2 tip)

Row 4-8. Ch-less dc, [dc 2] in the first dc, dc 1 in each dc from the previous row, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in ch-2 space, dc 1 in each dc from the previous row, [dc 3] in the last st. (Row 8: 24 sts per side, ch-2 tip)

Transition Row

Row 9. Ch-less dc, [dc 2] in the first dc, tr 3, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, tr 3, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 2, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in next ch-2 space, dc 2, hdc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, tr 3, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, tr 3, [dc 3] in the last st. (27 sts per side, ch-2 tip)

Row 9 - Crochet Lace Fan Shawl - Raffamusa Designs

First Tr Fan Row

Row 10. Ch-less tr (counts as a tr here and in the rest of the pattern) in the first st, tr 1, ch 1. (Fan, ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1) twice. In next st, [(tr 1, ch 1) twice. In next ch-2 space, [tr 1, ch 2, tr 1]. In next st, [(ch 1, tr 1) twice. (Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1, fan) twice, ch 1, tr 2. (17 tr, 17 ch-1 spaces, 2 dc7tog, ch-2 tip)

Dc Row

Row 11. First Side: Ch-less dc, [dc 2] in first tr, dc 1 in next tr, dc 1 in next ch-1 space. *(Dc 1 in next tr, dc 1 in next ch-1 space) 5 times, dc 1 in next tr. Working in next two ch-1 spaces (before and after the dc7tog), make a dc2tog. Repeat from * twice. (Dc 1 in next tr, dc 1 in next ch-1 space) twice, dc 1 in next tr.

Shawl Tip: In next ch-2 space, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1].

Second Side: (Dc 1 in next tr, dc 1 in next ch-1 space) twice, dc in next tr. *Working in the next two ch-1 spaces (before and after the dc7tog), make a dc2tog. (Dc 1 in next tr, dc 1 in next ch-1 space) 5 times, dc in next tr. Repeat from * twice. Dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next tr, [dc 3] in last st.

In short…

On the Sides: [Dc 3] in the first and last st, dc 1 in each tr and ch-1 space from the previous row. At the ch-1 spaces before and after the dc7tog from the previous row, dc2tog.
Shawl Tip: [Dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in the ch-2 space from the previous row.

Second Tr Fan Row

Row 12. First Side: Ch-less tr, [tr 4] in the first st. (Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1, fan) twice. Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1.

Shalw Tip: (Tr 1, ch 1) twice. In next dc, [(tr 1, ch 1) twice]. In next ch-2 space, [tr 1, ch 2, tr 1]. In next dc, [(ch 1, tr 1) twice]. (Ch 1, tr 1) twice.

Second Side: (Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1, fan) twice. Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1, [tr 5] in last st.

Dc Row

Row 13. Repeat Row 11.

Third Tr Fan Row

Row 14. First Side: Ch-less tr, [tr 4] in the first st, tr 3. (Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1, fan) 3 times. Ch 1, sk 2.

Shawl Tip: In the next ch-2 space, [tr 1, ch 2, tr 1].

Second Side: Sk 2. Ch 1, (fan, ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1) 3 times. Tr 3, [tr 5] in last st. (Beginning/Ending 8 tr and 3 fans per side, (tr, ch-2 space, tr) at the tip)

Row 15. Repeat Row 11.

Fourth Tr Fan Row (Same as First but with New Tip!)

Row 16. First Side: Ch-less tr in the first st, tr 1 in next st, ch 1. (Fan, ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1) 3 times. Fan once more.

Shawl Tip: Sk 5. In next st, [(tr 1, ch 1) twice]. In ch-2 space, [tr 1, ch 2, tr 1]. In next st, [(ch 1, tr 1) twice]. Sk 5.

Second Side: Ch 1, (fan, ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1) 3 times, fan once more. Ch 1, tr 2. (4 fans per side, 1 modified fan at the tip)

Row 17. Repeat Row 11.

Row 18-53. Keep growing your shawl by repeating Rows 12-17.

Border

Row 54. Ch 1, (sc 2, picot) 7 times, sc 2. *(Sc 2, picot) 5 times, sc 2. Repeat from * 14 times. (Picot, sc 2) 8 times. In next ch-2 space, (sc 1, picot, sc 1). On the next side, sc 1, (picot, sc 2) 9 times. *(Sc 2, picot) 5 times, sc 2. Repeat from * 14 times. Sc 2, (picot, sc 2) 7 times.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Block your shawl to open up the lace stitches.

Your crochet Lace Fan Shawl is ready!

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12 thoughts on “Elegant ~ Crochet Lace Fan Shawl”

  1. So in row 13 it says repeat row 11. But row 12 ends with dc7tog and 5 tr. But when you turn and work row 11…unless i did something wrong ,theres not enough spaces to accommodate that bc theres no ch1 sp between the tr at the end of 12… Can u help.

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    • Hi Karen,
      You’re right, I should phrase it better.
      So, when I say repeat row 11, you do not have to repeat row 11 word by word. Instead, make a row of double crochet stitches using the same principles of row 11. So, make the 3 dc in the first and last st, dc in each st and each ch-1 space from the previous row with the exception of the ch-1 spaces before and after the dc7tog, in which you make a dc2tog. At the tip, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in the ch-2 space.
      Does this answer your question? If you need help, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail 🙂
      Raffaella

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