4 Crochet Shawls that Inspire!

Cast on day for our 2023 Shawl KAL is fast approaching, and many of us are getting our yarns ready to get started! With so much knitspiration recently, we wanted to turn our attention to those getting their crochet hooks ready to shawl-a-long instead. Crochet stitches produce a wide variety of fabrics from delicate, lace-like flowers to sturdy fabrics perfect for keeping you warm. Whether you exclusively crochet or this is your first project, we’ve gathered up some fabulous recommendations to get you ready for April 21st! Links to purchase the patterns on Ravelry are included with every featured shawl, as are links to the yarns in our shop.

Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh

Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh
© Christina Hadderingh / ASpoonfulofYarn

Inspired by the “hotel of bees” in All the Light We Cannot See (perhaps some audiobook inspiration to keep you company while you crochet), the Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh is made with a series of overlay and open crochet, as well as filet and puff stitches. Crocheted in a sport weight, take a look at our Lichen & Lace Rustic Heather Sport! We’re partial to the colors “Snow,” “Pollen,” and "Frost" to match the original palette, but take a look to see which ones are most bee-utiful to you!


Lichen and Lace Snow  Lichen and Lace Pollen  Lichen Lace Frost


Scottish Hap by Rich Textures Crochet

Scottish Hap by Rich Textures Crochet
© The Scottish Hap by Rich Textures Crochet

While haps are usually seen on the needles, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a gorgeous hap with crochet! The Scottish Hap by Rich Textures Crochet is a stunning crocheted version of this classic Shetland favorite. Made with an H hook, this hap requires a slightly thicker yarn than its 2ply counterparts. For this, check out Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran Worsted! Don’t be fooled by the name – a British aran weight is the equivalent to an American worsted, so this should be the right match. Available in a range of natural Shetland colors, this is sure to be the perfect combination!

Jamieson and Smith Aran Worsted

Farm Girl Shawl by Liz Alvino 

Farm Girl Shawl by Liz Alvino  Farm Girl Shawl by Liz Alvino

© Farm Girl Shawl by Liz Alvino

With just 400 yards and two buttons, this gorgeous Farm Girl Shawl by Liz Alvino can switch between a triangle shawl and a bandana style cowl with optional fringe. This versatile yet simple shape is easy to adjust bigger or smaller,  and is the perfect canvas for a variegated skein of yarn. We’d love to see this in Junction Fiber Mill’s Making Tracks: an 100% American wool sourced with stunning color variegation spun closeby in Vermont. Pair it up with one of our darling buttons, and you’ll come out of this Shawl KAL with a cute and versatile shawl for all occasions!

Junction Fiber Mill

Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt 

 Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt

Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt © woolpedia.de

Enjoy crocheting but don’t feel “fluent” yet? Sometimes it can be intimidating reading a pattern for the first time, whether it be knit or crochet. But with the Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt, you get a step by step videos crochet to make a stunning lacey shawl! The best part? She filmed them for both right and left handed crocheters! We’d love to see this stitched up in Blacker Lyonesse 4ply linen/wool blend: it’s 50% linen content gives it that extra drape and jewel tone perfect for a shawl. With so many extra resources, this is the perfect pattern to take your stitching to the next level! 

Blacker Lyonesse


With all these inspiring crochet projects to consider, we hope you'll grab some yarn from the shop and join us for our 2023 Shawl Kal. It's free to participate, and there are prizes to be won!


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