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Learn How to Crochet the Romany Shawl

Updated May 20, 2024

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Learn how to crochet the Romany Shawl with my step by step pattern and video tutorial. I imagine being on holiday in a candlelit taverna with this gorgeous crochet shawl wrapped around me, the metallic yarn glistening in the soft evening glow, lush!

Is there anything better than being asked ‘I love that, where did you buy it?’ and responding with ‘I made it!’

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Romany Crochet Shawl

In this blog you’ll find all the information you need to make this this gorgeous Romany crochet shawl including an optional PDF and a video tutorial. Achieve the ultimate ‘I made it’ feeling with this beginner friendly pattern and for more inspiration keep reading as I have so many lovely wearable designs by some of our amazing guest designers.

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materials & tools

  • Yarn: Hobbii Metallico (70% Polyamide, 21 % Acrylic, 9% Merino Wool), Aran weight (#4), 115m (125yds), 50g (1.75oz). 6 balls of Colour A (Shade 2), 2 balls of Colour B (Shade 3), 2 balls of Colour C (Shade 4).

You will also need:

terms & abbreviations

  • Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, then pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook
  • Chain (ch): Yarn over, then pull through one loop on hook
  • Double Crochet (dc): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, then pull through remaining two loops.
  • Treble Crochet (tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, then pull up a
  • loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, then pull through remaining two loops.

pattern notes 

  • Written in UK terms 
  • Skill Level: Beginner 
  • Gauge: At the end of row 5, your triangle should measure 21 cm (8.25 inch) wide by 10 cm (4 inch) from centre to point.
  • Completed Size: 176 cm (69.25 inch) approx. wide by 108 cm (42.5 inch) approx. from centre to point.
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Romany Crochet Shawl

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romany crochet shawl pattern

With Colour A, Ch 4 and then join with ss in first ch to form a ring.

rows 1-5

  • Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr and ch-1 here and throughout), working into circle, 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1, tr. Turn. [8 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  • Row 2: Ch 4, 3 tr in ch-sp, ch 1, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. Ch 1, (3 tr, ch 1, tr) in ch-1. Turn. [14 tr, 4 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  • Row 3: Ch 4, *3 tr in ch-sp, ch 1; repeat from * to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 1. Then repeat from * to end. (Ch 1, tr) in last sp. Turn. [20 tr, 6 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  • Row 4-5: Repeat row 3. [32 tr, 10 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp at end of row 5]

Top Tip! Tally your pattern repeats by writing them down on a note pad so you can tick off each row repeat or use stitch markers to help you keep count.

rows 6-8

  • Row 6: Ch 4. *Tr in ch-sp, tr in next 3 sts; repeat from * to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. tr in next 3 sts, repeat from * to last ch-sp. (Tr, ch 1, tr) in last ch-sp. Then turn. [48 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  • Row 7: Ch 4, tr in ch-sp, tr in each st to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, tr in each st to ch-sp. (Tr, ch 1, tr) in ch-sp. Turn. [56 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  • Row 8: Ch 4, tr in ch-sp, tr in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip st. *Tr in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip st; repeat from *to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. Ch 1, skip st. Then repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining before the ch-sp. Tr in next 2 sts, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last sp. Turn. [50 tr, 16 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
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rows 9-30

  • Row 9-10: Repeat row 3 changing to Colour B in last st of row 10. Fasten off Colour A. Turn. [62 tr, 20 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 10]
  • Row 11-15: Repeat row 6-10 changing to Colour A in the last st of row 15. Then fasten off Colour B. Turn. [92 tr, 30 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 15]
  • Row 16-25: Repeat row 6-10 twice, changing to Colour C in the last st of row 25. Fasten off Colour A. Turn. [152 tr, 50 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 25]
  • Row 26-30: Repeat row 6-10, changing to Colour A in the last st of row 25. Fasten off Colour C. Turn. [182 tr, 60 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 30]

rows 31-48

  • Row 31-40: Repeat row 6-10 twice, changing to Colour B in the last st of row 40. Then fasten off Colour A. Turn. [242 tr, 80 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 40]
  • Row 41-45: Repeat row 6-10, changing to Colour A in the last st of row 45. Fasten off Colour C. Turn. [272 tr, 90 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 45]
  • Row 46-47: Repeat row 6-7. Turn. [376 tr, 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 47
  • Row 48: Ch 1, 2 dc in ch-sp, dc in each st to ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp.
  • Dc in each st to ch-sp, 2 dc in ch-sp. Fasten off. [384 dc, 1 ch-1 sp]
  • Sew in ends and block your work as desired.

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Crochet shawl on a white mannequin in peach, grey and brown yarn.

Romany Crochet Shawl Pattern

Learn how to crochet the Romany Shawl with my step by step pattern and video tutorial. I imagine being on holiday in a candlelit taverna with this gorgeous crochet shawl wrapped around me, the metallic yarn glistening in the soft evening glow, lush!

Materials

  • Yarn: Hobbii Metallico (70% Polyamide, 21 %Acrylic, 9% Merino Wool), Aran weight (#4), 115m (125yds), 50g (1.75oz). 6 balls of Colour A (Shade 2), 2 balls of Colour B (Shade 3), 2 balls of Colour C (Shade 4).

Tools

  • Hook Size: 5mm
  • You will also need:
  • Large Darning needle
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Instructions

  1. With Colour A, Ch 4 and join with ss in first ch to form a ring.
  2. Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr and ch-1 here and throughout), working into circle, 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1, tr. Turn. [8 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  3. Row 2: Ch 4, 3 tr in ch-sp, ch 1, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. Ch 1, (3 tr, ch 1, tr) in ch-1. Turn. [14 tr, 4 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  4. Row 3: Ch 4, *3 tr in ch-sp, ch 1; repeat from * to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 1. repeat from * to end. (Ch 1, tr) in last sp. Turn. [20 tr, 6 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  5. Row 4-5: Repeat row 3. [32 tr, 10 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp at end of row 5]
  6. Row 6: Ch 4. *Tr in ch-sp, tr in next 3 sts; repeat from * to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. tr in next 3 sts, repeat from * to last ch-sp. (Tr, ch 1, tr) in last ch-sp. Turn. [48 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  7. Row 7: Ch 4, tr in ch-sp, tr in each st to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, tr in each st to ch-sp. (Tr, ch 1, tr) in ch-sp. Turn. [56 tr, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  8. Row 8: Ch 4, tr in ch-sp, tr in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip st. *Tr in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip st; repeat from *to ch-3 sp. (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp. Ch 1, skip st. Repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining before the ch-sp. Tr in next 2 sts, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last sp. Turn. [50 tr, 16 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-3 sp]
  9. Row 9-10: Repeat row 3 changing to Colour B in last st of row 10. Fasten off Colour A. Turn. [62 tr, 20 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 10]
  10. Row 11-15: Repeat row 6-10 changing to Colour A in the last st of row 15. Fasten off Colour B. Turn. [92 tr, 30 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 15]
  11. Row 16-25: Repeat row 6-10 twice, changing to Colour C in the last st of row 25. Fasten off Colour A. Turn. [152 tr, 50 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 25]
  12. Row 26-30: Repeat row 6-10, changing to Colour A in the last st of row 25. Fasten off Colour C. Turn. [182 tr, 60 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 30]
  13. Row 31-40: Repeat row 6-10 twice, changing to Colour B in the last st of row 40. Fasten off Colour A. Turn. [242 tr, 80 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 40]
  14. Row 41-45: Repeat row 6-10, changing to Colour A in the last st of row 45. Fasten off Colour C. Turn. [272 tr, 90 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 45]
  15. Row 46-47: Repeat row 6-7. Turn. [376 tr, 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp at the end of row 47] Row 48: Ch 1, 2 dc in ch-sp, dc in each st to ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp.
  16. Dc in each st to ch-sp, 2 dc in ch-sp. Fasten off. [384 dc, 1 ch-1 sp]
  17. Sew in ends.
  18. Block your work as desired.

Notes

gauge:
At the end of row 5, your triangle should measure 21 cm (8.25 inch) wide by 10 cm (4 inch) from centre to point.
completed size:
176 cm (69.25 inch) approx. wide by 108 cm (42.5 inch) approx. from centre to point.

other notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • This shawl is worked from the top and centre.
    When changing colour, pull through new colour in the last yarn over of last stitch of previous row.

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2 Comments

  • Ariana
    March 10, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    Loving this pattern so far–quite easy to follow as a new-ish crocheter. However I’m on row 17 and finding it very challenging that there are not stich counts for every row. Is that information somewhere, or is there an easy way to calculate that, as it’s hard to when I miss a stich but don’t know which of the last several rows is the problem . Thank you!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 13, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Arianna Thank you, I’m glad you like it I’m afraid I don’t have the stitch counts for each individual row but the written pattern does let you know how many stitches you should have at the end of each pattern repeat.

      Reply

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