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Looking for a long lacy rectangle shawl crochet pattern? The Estelle Wrap is a beginner crochet wrap pattern. With an easy repeating stitch pattern, consistent touches of texture, this easy crochet shawl pattern is reversible and easy to convert. Read on to find out more about this crochet wrap pattern and how to make yours.
Estelle Wrap inspiration
The Estelle Wrap is my third every crochet design and first to be released in the Estella Series. Estella is my mother in-law and I initially created Estella as a birthday present for her during the early stages of the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020. While I was working on that shawl, I wondered if I could recreate the stitch pattern as a rectangle and this easy rectangle shawl pattern is the result.
It turns out it is easier to reengineer a pattern you didn’t totally write down in a different shape than it is to rework the original! Beginner crochet shawl patterns, and especially rectangle shawl crochet patterns, lend themselves to being customised or customisable and once I had confirmed my desired width and stitch count, this beginner crochet pattern worked up extremely quickly.
For triangle shawl lovers, also check out the Two M’s Shawl – my first published pattern.
Easy rectangle shawl pattern yarn & materials
This design was created during the summer heat of the pandemic – covid-19 2020. Ugh. As I rummaged through my stash, using this gorgeous cake from Flo’s Yarn Basket immediately stood out as the perfect choice. A gradient 4ply yarn cake, 1000m and a 60% Cotton 40% Acrylic mix.
I was hoping to create a light, summery/beachy version with this wrap as the sun was shining brightly here in Pwllheli and I wanted something I could throw around my shoulders to walk up to the beach. I think I succeeded. I have also remade this wrap in my more usual colours – shades of blue.
Unlike the Scheepjes Whirl or similar branded alternatives, this cake is unplied and comprises individual strands of yarn which are not plied, stuck or wound together. This is unnerving at first, but once you get used to working with this type of cake it is fabulous.
Estelle Wrap pattern info & tips
Estelle really is an easy rectangle shawl pattern. Using stitches that are familiar to all beginners and introducing the puff stitch, this design is easy to follow as it has a repeating stitch pattern and a small number of different stitches are used.
When making your rectangle shawl, gauge isn’t super important, however a clean and crisp tension and stitch definition are. When making your puffs, try to make all your loops fairly loosely, as this will make it easier to pull through when working the last part of the stitch.
Skill level: Beginner, Easy
Terms: US Crochet terms
Yarn: 1000m gradient yarn cake – I used the colourway Peachy in my sample from Flo’s Yarn Basket. In my blue sample I used, Twirls Deluxe no from Hobbii. Other great alternatives are Scheepjes Whirl, Twister or any fingering weight yarn in similar amounts. This beginner crochet shawl pattern will also work up beautifully in solid colours, or for a more autumnal feel, use a DK or 3-weight yarn.
Hook: 4mm, or whatever is required to achieve gauge, OR what is most appropriate for the yarn you choose to make your easy rectangle shawl.
Other materials: scissors, darning needle and stitch markers
- Double Crochet
- Puff Stitch
This beginner friendly pattern works up quickly, however, there are a couple of irregular stitch placements at the end of rows. Please be mindful of which row of the repeat you are on. Complete the row as written – this will ensure that your wrap stays straight.
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I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Estelle Wraps!
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Bye for now,