Making an extravagant rectangle lace shawl is easy with this crochet pattern, which includes beautiful, large fans throughout in a quick 4-row repeat.
“Petticoat Lace Rectangle Shawl” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Jun. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
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Petticoat Lace Crochet Rectangle ShawlDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, size 3 weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 skeins (966 yards used) of Turquoise
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work row 1 to provide the foundation.
- Work rows 2-5 to establish the row repeat.
- Work up to row 153 to complete the length.
- Work a final row to mirror the beginning.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This project is a rectangle shawl, worked from short edge to short edge in a repeat of 4 rows. The initial stitch count has 5 repeats that form Fans, or large scallops. Upside down, these Fans give the appearance of a petticoat, (remember Crinoline Ladies?) which explains the name I’ve chosen for the design.
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15″ wide, 70″ long.
Stylecraft “Special DK”, size 3 weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 skeins (966 yards used) of color Turquoise.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
If you are unable to use Stylecraft Special DK, any acrylic or acrylic blend in size 3 lightweight yarn will be close enough.
You can also use a heavier weight yarn, if you prefer. You’ll need more yarn and a larger hook. The project will be bigger. Or, adjust the stitch and row count.
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Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
This lace shawl is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; RS=right side; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sp=space.
Fan: In 7-dc group, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times, dc in last dc of 7-dc group.
In stitch pattern, 19 stitches for 9 rows measures 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 14, then add 2.
The length can be changed by working the 4-row repeat as many times as you would like, ending with a row 2 of the repeat.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Tip: Use a hook one size larger if your initial chain is too tight.
Row 1: Ch 72, sc in second ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp, *Fan (see Special Stitches above) across 7-dc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last 7-dc group, Fan across last 7-dc group, sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, *sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of Fan, ch 3, sc in 4th dc of Fan, ch 3, sc in 5th ch-1 sp of Fan, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last Fan, sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of Fan, ch 3, sc in 4th dc of Fan, ch 3, sc in 5th ch-1 sp of Fan, 4 dc in beg ch-4 sp, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, sk first dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 2 times, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, *Fan across 7-dc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last 3 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, sk first ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, *7 dc in next ch-3 sp, sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of Fan, ch 3, sc in 4th dc of Fan, ch 3, sc in 5th ch-1 sp of Fan, rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 7 dc in last ch-3 sp, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in beg ch-4 sp, turn.
Rows 6-153: Rep rows 2-5.
Row 154: Rep row 2. Fasten off.
Weave in ends with yarn needle. Block lightly, if desired.
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