Knitting patterns for crescent shaped shawls. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 5/30/22
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Crescent shaped shawl knit with mesh lace. Designed by Corinne Ouillon. Example knit with one skein of lace weight yarn.
Lace Dream Shawl
Crescent shaped shawl knit from the top down with two separate lace sections and finished with a ruffle. Designed by Go Handmade for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
Wild Swan Shawl
Crescent-shaped lace shawl knit from the top down. WS rows are purled except for edge sts and double yarnovers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Anne-Lise Maigaard and Nim Teasdale.
Lace crescent-shaped shawl with a variety of lace patterns formed primarily of eyelets. Beads have been added. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Zuzana Pohankova.
2 color crescent-shaped shawl knit in garter stitch and a slipped stitch Dot Stripe pattern that adds small seeds of contrasting color. Knit in fingering weight yarn on larger needles to give a beautiful drape. Designed by Lisa R. Myers.
Crescent-shaped shawl knit with a stockinette body followed by a lace border reminiscent of flowers or leaves. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Mia Rinde. Available in English, Danish, and French
- Get the free knitting pattern in English - but see errata on Ravelry page
- See the Ravelry page
- See more of Mia's shawl patterns
Crescent-shaped shawl features a garter stitch body with lace border and picot edge. The long gentle curve of the shawl means it stays on your shoulders. DK weight yarn. Designed by Christelle Nihoul.
Now in a Minute Shawl
Crescent-shaped lace shawl is worked sideways mostly in stockinette with a simple lace edging, and shaped with short rows. The long gentle curve of the shawl means it stays on your shoulders. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Brenda Dayne for Knitty.
Crescent-shaped lace shawl alternating garter stitch, 2 row mesh lace, and stockinette. DK weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
More Free Patterns
Crescent-shaped shawlette knitted from the top down in worsted-weight yarn with a border of leaf lace motifs below a garter stitch upper half. Its shape and wide wingspan allow for multiple styles of wear. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions. Instructions for customizing the size are included in the pattern. Designed by Jennifer Weissman.
No Lo Sé Shawl
Crescent-shaped lace shawl that knits up in no time, starting at one tip and gradually growing larger, featuring a garter stitch section, mock cable eyelet section, and a lace section. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Renate Siebke for Knotions.
Lattice Crescent Shawl
This shawl is a crescent-shaped shawl knit top down with a Garter stitch body and 2 bands of lattice lace at the bottom edge — a narrow band of small lattice lace, followed by a wider band of large lattice lace, set off by ridges of Double Garter stitch. Written instructions or chart. 85" (216 cm) wide x 16.5" (42 cm) deep. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Weissman for Cascade Yarns.
Lovely Day Shawl
Crescent shaped shawl knit sideways in a 24 row repeat cable and lace design on stockinette. DK weight yarn. Designed by Camille Coizy Delahaie. Written instructions. Available in English and French.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive - page is a mix of French and English. Scroll down the page to download the pdf file
- Direct link to the pdf file
- See the Ravelry page
Hill Island Wrap
Crescent shaped shawl worked from the top down in garter stitch. The 4 row repeat lace edging is knit on continuously and may or may not be worked in a contrasting color. DK weight yarn. Designed by Little Church Knits
Lily Crescent Shawlette
Julie Farmer designed this easy lace shawl in fingering yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Fingering weight yarn.
Crescent shaped stockinette shawl with ostrich plume lace border. Designed by Nidhi Kansal. Pictured project took less than two skeins of the recommended sport weight yarn. Pictured project by drizzleofhoney
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca yarn used in the project at Deramore’s (75 colors)
Tassel Cable Crescent Shawl
Stockinette shawl with a decorative cable border and shaped with short rows. Cable stitch pattern is given in written instructions and chart. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Leapman.
Crescent shaped shawl knit in stockinette with stripes and striped chevron edging. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Designed by Cheryl Toy for Little Church Knits. Fingering weight yarn.
Crescent shaped shawl with zigzag lace edge knit in bulky yarn. Available in English and Portuguese. Designed Filipa Carneiro
Patterns for Purchase
San Gabriel Shawl
Crescent shaped shawl is worked from the bottom up, beginning with the lace border. Short rows create the crescent shaping. The easy lace pattern stitch is both charted and written. Designed by Martha Wissing. Sport weight yarn.
Crescent shaped shawl knit from the top down with eyelet stripes with a flame or leaf shaped lace border. Designed by IrmianDesign. Fingering weight yarn.
Crescent shaped shawl knit from the top down with an all-over texture and wavy lace. All instructions are in fully written format. Designed by Woolenberry. Sport weight yarn.
Crescent shaped shawl knit from the bottom up. Lace pattern is provided in written instructions and chart. Designed by Monique Gascon. DK weight yarn. Available in English and French
Ride the Whirlwind Shawl
Asymmetrical crescent worked with two colors, in several easilly memorized stitch patterns including slip stitch, drop stitch, stockinette and garter to create a swirling effect reminiscent of a whirlwind. Designed by Diana Edstrom. Fingering weight yarn.
Reversible crescent shawl with an all over textured stitch pattern and a chevron stitch lace border, that adds a romantic touch. The openings in the lace are large enough for you to loop an end through to hold the shawl in place. Knit bottom-up starting from the lace border and shaped with the short rows. Designed by Alla Saenko. Fingering weight yarn.
Crescent-shaped laceshawl worked from the bottom up in 3 sections. The designer says this is an enjoyable knt and the repeats are easy to memorize yet not boring. Pattern includes charts and written directions, and stitch count totals for every row. Uses one skein of fingering weight yarn but you can increase the size with more repeats. Designed by Lily Go.
The Juniper Shawl merges a classic crescent shaped design with a flowing lace and nupp edging, resembling juniper branches. It is worked from the top down, starting with a garter tab, with increases placed along both sides. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Destiny Meyer of Knifty Knittings who allows you to sell items knit from this pattern.
Havasu Falls is a crescent shaped shawl that is perfect for gradient yarns. Finished Size: 72 inches x 16 inches but easily customizable to get the size you want! Both charted and full written instructions are included. Get the knitting pattern on Etsy
This crescent shaped shawl is worked in a mix of garter stripes and short-row wedges to create a fun interplay of two contrasting colors. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured project by Purlificknitter.