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Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl Pattern

This beautiful crochet shawl wrap pattern is inspired by everyone's favorite Princess.

Updated August 24, 2018
Princess Diana Crochet Shawl
Princess Diana Crochet Shawl
This image courtesy of roseannabeck.com

For a shawl that embodies so much grace and beauty, you will want to work up the Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl Pattern. Whether you make it as a fashion statement for a night out or as a prayer shawl for a strong woman you're thinking about, this shawl is a gorgeous find.

Made up of classic shell stitches as well as v stitches, this is one of the prettiest crochet wraps and shawls patterns you'll ever find. Plus, you will be warm and feel wonderful in this shawl. The rose blush colored yarn will look good with any complexion and adds to the coziness of the crochet pattern.

It has the air of pure regality that will make anyone feel royal while wearing this lovely shawl. If you are unfamiliar with the shell stitch, take a look at this shell stitch tutorial. If you need help master the v-stitch, here is a tutorial to help you out.

 

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge4 rows =  2"; Shell in sc = 2"

Finished Size18 in x 63 in

Materials List

  • RED HEART Soft: 4 skeins 9770 Rose Blush
  • Crochet Hook: 5.50mm (US I-9) or size needed for gauge

Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl

Note: Shawl is worked in two halves. The first half begins at the center of the shawl and is worked to one end. The second half begins across the opposite side of the foundation chain and is worked to the other end.

First Half Crochet Shawl Instructions:

(beginning at center of shawl)

  1. Row 1 (RS): Ch 74, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 3 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn.

  2. Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch, [ch 1, V St in ch space of next Shell, ch 1, V St in next sc] across ending with ch 1, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.

  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [Shell in ch space of V St, sc in ch space of next V St] across, ending with Shell in last V St, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.

  4. Rows 4 – 51: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern. 

  5. Row 52 (WS): (Sc, ch 3, sc) in first sc, *ch 3, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last sc and fasten off.

Second Half Crochet Shawl Instructions:

  1. Row 1 (RS): With right side facing and working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first sc, [Shell in ch below Shell, sc in next sc] across ending sc in last sc, turn.

  2. Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch, [ch 1, V St in ch space of next Shell, ch 1, V St in next sc] across ending with ch 1, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.

  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [Shell in ch space of V St, sc in ch space of next V St] across, ending with Shell in last V St, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.

  4. Rows 4 – 51: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern. 

  5. Row 52 (WS): (Sc, ch 3, sc) in first sc, *ch 3, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last sc and fasten off.

Abbreviations:

Shell
(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.
V Stitch (V st)
(dc, ch 1, dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.
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This is so gorgeous! I can't get over the detail.

I find the stitches elaborate and complicated but I find the color used drab and no life at all. Maybe this will look great in a more vibrant color, in earth or black.

A beautiful pattern for a beautiful shawl. Working the stiches from the center to one end, then starting at the center again and working to the other end makes this beautiful combination of V stiches and Shell stiches lay perfectly to each other. I have some Shawl in a Ball and would love to use it with this pattern.

I think using a variegated yarn or an ombre yarn would transform this delicate shawl into something stellar! Are you familiar with the Rd heart Unforgettable yarn? How about the Shawl in a Ball or even the Caron Cakes that are currently offered out there. A shell is just a simple 3 double crochets, a chain and another three double crochets. Easy!

Just got all the yarn needed, can someone tell me the instructions for the shell, ie 3 dbl cr chain? 3 dbl or how does it go -

Pretty in pink and very feminine. I love this princess Diana crochet shawl and the skill level is showing as easy. I can see that you will make two pieces and attach. With only a few rows to master that continue to repeat, you can not go wrong with this little lovely shawl.

I love patterns that only have a few rows to work and then you repeat them to the desired length. This one is made with two pieces attached and even though I have not crocheted the v-stitch, I am sure I can learn it. Thanks for the free pattern.

I agree, this shawl is a beauty and I love anything pink. Working a v stitch is easy. Make sure to use a soft yarn. I dont like regular super saver yarn now since I felt how soft other yarns are compared to it.

Totally royal!!! I can see where this shawl gets its name. It's so intricate and delicate. I can't hardly believe it's labeled as easy...almost too good to be true! I love that it has two stitches in it that are new to me and I'm sure that with all this practice of the shell and "v" stitches I'll have them down well by the time I wrap up in this little jewel!

I love that it almost looks like bromstick lace!

I'd like to work up a swatch. Can you tell me the repeat on this pattern please?

Hi Judon, Are you asking about the gauge? It's listed above the pattern: Crochet Gauge4 rows = 2"; Shell in sc = 2" Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Princess Diana was a wonderful and giving soul. The world is a better place because of her. This shawl can definitely make a fashion statement and the rose blush color is a very feminine color just like she was. This pattern looks fairly easy and the two specialty stitches are easy to work.

I love this shawl and the pattern sounds gratifying, but I don't enjoy using a large hook. I wonder if there is any way to adapt it to use a size G hook? Ty!

You could adapt it to a size G hook but you will need to experiment on swatches before you begin the project to get your gauge correct. It would take more stitches and rows.

Would anyone know what ply Princes Diana shawl is worked in please?

Red Heart Soft yarn is 4-ply.

Any #4 yarn would work.

I really ought to stop looking at shawl patterns because I love them so much I just want to make them all, lol! This pattern is lovely and I have seen that it is made in 2 halves which is interesting so I am keen to see how that works out.

The intricate pattern crocheted in the rose colored yarn gives this shawl a warm and cozy look. I really like the textured look of this shawl and can't wait to make it. The pattern described does not seem hard to follow, which is something I always look for before I start a project.

I am making this shawl now. I love the pattern but I seem to be using double the amount of yarn called for. Your picture looks flat, yet the other one pictured looks more like mine, Kind of ruffelly, I am into 25 row and am on the third skein of yarn. HELP, I am making this for Christmas and it does not look like your picture at all. Why am I using so much yarn?

This shawl is very appropriately labelled. Princess Diana Crochet Shawl. Princess Diana was a very fashionable, stylish, and elegant woman. This crochet shawl very well speaks of her elegance and good taste. She was a trend setter, a fashion icon. Anything that she wore would often set a trend to women all over the world.

For row 2 it says, CH 3, dc in same stitch.....what stitch is that?

Hi bsalisbury, It would be where you normally insert your hook for a double crochet, into the second stitch, not first. Just be sure to put in 2 double crochet stitches into the same stitch. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This pattern is very easy to do ... but the end result is marvelous!

Thank you for sharing that you made this. I was wondering if it was wondering about the difficulty level, since I have been trying to make things, lately, i can finish fairly quick. It is good to know someone thought it was easy. It is always quicker to make projects that have an easy stitch pattern.

I want to try this pattern.

What a beautiful Princess Diana Crochet Shawl. I really like the unique way of crocheting in the back of the foundation row to do the second half of the shawl. When I seen the picture, I thought it looked like broomstick lace. But no, this is better.. I so want to make one for the cool fall nights and days. Thank you so much for this free beautiful pattern.

Is there an error at the end of row 3? It reads "2 dc in last stitch." Should it be "1 sc in last stitch"?

I wonder about this too, i seem to be increasing the width

Just wanted to add, i started over and followed the pattern exactly as written, (corrected my increasing err) and the result is an absolutely stunning shawl! Thanks so much for pattern!!

There are a lot of free patterns with no print button. It is very difficult to work off a tablet.

This is the best shawl ive ever seen!!!!Will try this out soon.

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