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Looking for a simple lace triangle shawl pattern? Ana Mae is a beginner puff stitch crochet triangle shawl. With a simple repeat and a pop of detail, surrounded by lace, read on to find out more about the pattern and how to make your own Ana Mae.
Ana Mae simple triangle shawl pattern inspiration
Once I had finished designing Sadie and Bridget for It’s a Wrap, I had the triangle shawl bug. I wanted to create something with a simple open lace that was timeless but with a pop of detail. Combining stitches and elements from Rebecca and Sadie, Ana Mae is an easy puff stitch crochet triangle shawl with a lacy repeat that works well in solid or multiple colours.
Named after Angela Bassett as Ana Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner, hopefully emulates the timeless regal quality that Angela displays in her characters. The name I wanted to use was Bernadine, because I fell in love with her and finally liked my own name when I saw her in Waiting to Exhale. However, I can’t spend my life explaining that it’s not really named after me, so I chose an old favourite and immediately it stuck.
To find out more about the book and how it all got started, check out the blog post here.
As a designer, one pattern sometimes inspires another and that is definitely the case with this beginner puff stitch triangle shawl pattern. Ana Mae Sideways is the rectangle shawl or wrap version of this beginner crochet pattern. Worked on a short row, you can find out more and access the free crochet pattern for the wrap here.
Lace Triangle Shawl yarn & materials
To make my original Ana Mae lace crochet triangle shawl, I used 2 x Hobbii Twister Solid in Violet (no 131). A bold purple it’s actually a deeper shade than it appears on the screen. Twister Solid is a 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic 2 or fingering weight yarn. To find out all the details on Twister Solid and the original Twister yarn, check out the blog post here.
To make my second Ana Mae I used a 1 x 1000m 4ply gradient cake from Crochet UK in Edinburgh.
Easy Lace Triangle Shawl Crochet pattern info & tips
Ana Mae is a beginner lace triangle shawl crochet pattern. Worked from the smallest point, this design works up quickly with a repeating pattern that is easy to remember and adjust.
Gauge is not important with this beginner lace triangle shawl, consistent tension is. The intermittent pop of puff stitches creates additional surface texture.
Easy to adjust, this design will work well in any 2 or 3 weight yarn, a suitable alternative would be Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo Cotton, which you can find out more about here.
Skill level: beginner, easy
Terms: US crochet terms
Type: written pattern and chart included in book
Yarn: 2 – 3 x Hobbii Twister solid or 800 – 1200m of any 2 or fingering weight yarn
Hook: 4mm or whatever is required to achieve gauge
Other materials: stitch markers, darning needle, scissors
- Double Crochet
- Treble Crochet
- Puff Stitch
Easy lace triangle shawl testers
Thanks to Carmel and Lyn for testing the Ana Mae duo of shawls. Lyn’s Ana Mae is here below and you can check out Carmel’s Ana Mae Sideways on the blog post here.
Get the Ana Mae Pattern
Ana Mae is available exclusively in my book, It’s a Wrap – 20 Modern Crochet Shawls. To find out more about the book and the designs included check out the post here.
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I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Ana Mae’s!
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Bye for now,