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Melbourne Shawl Crochet Pattern

A stay-on-your-shoulders wrap in a season-spanning style, the Melbourne Shawl crochet pattern is a real winner!

smiling young dark-haired woman wearing the Melbourne Shawl Crochet Pattern by Edie Eckman

A five-sided open square creates the generous drape of this shawl. The extra side means that it wraps securely and stays in place. How many different ways can you style it?

 Melbourne Shawl Crochet Pattern by Edie Eckman wrapped on a dress form

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closeup of corner detail of Melbourne Shawl crochet pattern
smiling young dark-haired woman wearing the Melbourne Shawl Crochet Pattern by Edie Eckman

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cover image of book: Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

This is part of my “Mystery Shawls” collection; I’ve named shawls after the settings in some of my favorite mystery novels and shows. Kerry Greenwood’s lady detective Phyrne Fisher hails from Melbourne. If you haven’t read about her, start with Cocaine https://amzn.to/3RlxhaqBlues, the first book in a series of many, or watch the TV adaptation.

The Yarn

Yarn weight 1 Super Fine

Choose your favorite three colors of fingering weight yarn, or go for broke with a novel color combination as shown here. Be sure to save a few yards of each color for the final selvedge edging.

I used Anzula Haiku (70% superwash merino/20% bamboo/10% nylon), which comes in 3.5 ounce/100 g skeins of 425 yards/388 meters each. I used one skein each of Penny, Aqua and Shitake.

While these exact colors may no longer be available, there are plenty of beautiful colors to choose from!

dark-haired young woman holding a crocheted shawl out to show the shape and "wingspan"

The Pattern

The downloadable pdf includes full text instructions and stitch charts. American crochet terms are used throughout. The pattern has been professionally tech-edited.

The pattern is available as a download on this website through Payhip, and on Ravelry.

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