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Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern – Dove Wings by Andrea Crețu

Are you looking for a quick crochet project that is easy and makes a beautiful triangle shawl pattern?

In this post, I am excited to share with you the latest guest pattern, the Dove Wings Shawl designed by Andrea Crețu from YarnAndy. You can check out Andrea’s other designs on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts, and you can follow her on YouTube and Instagram too.

This pattern is a part of the Guest Blogger series on KnitterKnotter! Here, you will find free patterns shared by some very talented bloggers from around the world!

The Dove Wings Shawl is a crochet triangle shawl pattern for beginners. The free pattern in this post is written in US terms but if you get the PDF version, Andrea has included a UK terms version as well.

Meet the Designer

I’m Andrea Crețu, the designer making Yarnandy patterns. I like practical projects, especially those that can be worn or gifted. I like designing both in regular crochet and Tunisian crochet and rounded triangle shawls are somewhat of a specialty of mine.

** All the pictures in this blog post are provided by Andrea Crețu

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Dove Wings Shawl image for Pinterest. In this picture, Andrea is wearing her Dove wings shawl over a black dress. This shawl is beginner friendly and works up really quickly since it is made with Aran weight yarn.

Inspiration for the Pattern

I’ve always been fascinated with wings and feathers. As a child, I wished I could transform into a swallow and fly away to visit my grandparents whenever I wanted.

This shawl is only one way I’ve come up with to turn crochet stitches into a pair of wings. I’m planning a whole collection of wing shawls.

A close up of the wings of the Dove Wings Shawl by Andrea Cretu.

About the Pattern and the Yarn

This is a very simple pattern, completely beginner-friendly, made up mostly of treble stitches. It is made up of two sections that you crochet separately and then sew up.

The thick yarn and large hook make this a quick project that you can complete in a day or two. You could also use thinner yarn and a smaller hook to make a child-sized pair of wings.

Pattern

This pattern (US terms) is available for free on the KnitterKnotter blog. Scroll down to find the written instructions. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter @yarnandy

The ad-free PDF version of this pattern comes with written instructions (US terms and UK terms) and ‘easy to read’ charts.

Get the pattern PDF from Ravelry

Get the pattern PDF from Andrea’s website

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Size 4 or Aran weight yarn with 60 meters per 50g; about 350-400 grams or 400-500 meters
  2. Hook:  7 or 7.5-mm crochet hook or hook that goes with your chosen yarn
  3. Scissors and tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Experience level

Beginner – simple and relatively few stitches make this pattern beginner-friendly.

Size

The finished shawl sample measures about 230 cm or 90″ in length and 45 cm or 19″ in depth.

The entire wingspan of the Dove Wings shawl designed by Andrea Cretu.

Abbreviations and Stitches (US Terms)

  1. Ch – chain;
  2. Dc – double crochet;
  3. EDc – extended double crochet; YO, insert hook into working space and draw up a loop, Ch1, repeat [YO and pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times to complete the stitch;
  4. HDc – half double crochet;
  5. MR – magic ring;
  6. Sc – single crochet;
  7. STr – standing treble crochet; draw up a tall loop with your hook, YO twice with this loop, insert hook into working space and draw up a loop, Ch1, repeat [YO and pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times to complete the stitch;
  8. Sk – skip;
  9. Sp – space;
  10. St – stitch;
  11. Tr – treble;
  12. YO – yarn-over.

Resources

Here is a video tutorial where Andrea explains how to make this shawl in detail.

Gauge

Make a gauge swatch following the pattern below. Adapt your hook size to reach the recommended swatch size.

9 Tr stitches per row and 3.5 rows will make a 10 by 10 cm or 4” by 4” square. 

Pattern Notes

  • Stitches in {curly brackets} are all worked in the same stitch.
  • This shawl is worked in two pieces that are seamed on the spine of the shawl. These pieces are worked symmetrically from the tips towards the wider end. 
  • If you want the shawl to be wider at the mid point, you can increase more in the top part of the pattern (the part without the scallops).
  • The shawl consists of feather-like parts which are made up of two rows. If you want to add more feathers, keep increasing with a multiple of two rows, before you make the short rows at the spine.
  • You can also make this shawl larger or smaller by using thicker yarn and hooks or thinner yarn and hooks. 
  • At the beginning of each row, you have the option of choosing between a standing treble or Ch4 for the first stitch.
Andrea Cretu is wearing he Dove Wings shawl that is available as a free crochet pattern on knitterknotter.com.

Instructions

Wing pattern – make 2

R1. {STr, 3Tr, Ch3, Sl St] in MR, turn
R2. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 2Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R3. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 4Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R4. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 6Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R5. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 8Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R6. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 10Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R7. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 12Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R8. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 14Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R9. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 16Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R10. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 18Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R11. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 20Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R12. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 22Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R13. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 24Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R14. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 26Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R15. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 28Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R16. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 30Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R17. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 32Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R18. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 34Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R19. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 36Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R20. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 38Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn
R21. {STr, 3Tr} in first St, 40Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R22. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 42Tr, 4Tr in last St, turn

You should measure the top edge now. It should be about 120 cm or 47”.

If you want to continue increasing the length of the shawl, you can add multiples of two rows as in pattern.

Shaping the spine (done for each wing)

If you added extra rows in the main part, you will now need to add extra rows at the beginning of this section, also in multiples of 2, only increasing the number of Tr stitches between the beginning and end section with 4 stitches for each pattern repeat you did.

R23. Ch1, 1Sc, 1HDc, 1Dc, 1EDc, 41Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R24. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 36Tr, 1EDc, 1Dc, 1HDc, 1Sc, Sl St into the next St, turn
R25. Sl St into the next St 4 times, 1Sc in next St, 1HDc, 1Dc, 1EDc, 31Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R26. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 26Tr, 1EDc, 1Dc, 1HDc, 1Sc, Sl St into the next St, turn
R27. Sl St into the next St 4 times, 1Sc in next St,1HDc, 1Dc, 1EDc, 21Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R28. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 16Tr, 1EDc, 1Dc, 1HDc, 1Sc, turn
R29. Ch1, 1Sc, 1HDc, 1Dc, 1EDc, 11Tr, Ch3, Sl St into next St, turn
R30. 8Tr in top of last Tr from previous row, 6Tr, 1EDc, 1Dc, 1HDc, 1Sc

When you finish one wing, cut off the yarn and weave in the end or leave it for sewing up the bottom part of the shawl.

Assembly

Once you make the second wing, leave a long tail that you will use for sewing (about 1 meter or 30-40”).

Use this long tail to sew up the two wings, starting at the bottom and going up towards the top edge. Leave the small feathers at the bottom or sew them up partially with the other tail, going in the opposite direction.

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Pinnable image for the Dove Wings shawl that would be a perfect prayer shawl! This is an easy crochet Shawl Pattern that is beginner friendly. This image shows Andrea holding her shawl showing the stitch detail of the wings.

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