Aida Lacy Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern

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I wanted to publish this free pattern for Woman’s Day, but unfortunately, I was unable to log in to my blog and edit it. It took some time for me to figure out why and by then Woman’s Day was already over.

To every lovely woman out there who fights her own battles behind closed doors, juggles a million things and is the epitome of unconditional love, A belated Happy Woman’s Day!
I hope you enjoy working on this free pattern. This would make a perfect project for Spring, lacy and airy! The stitches used are so tall,  your shawl grows a mile a minute. I was able to complete it in 2 days flat.
The part I struggled with was taking the pictures. If there is any part I hate about blogging and crochet, it is capturing the items on camera. Some colors and lighting just don’t work in your favor and it makes my blog look less awesome! I hope you see the real beauty behind the crappy pictures of this shawl.
For anyone who has the patience, I bet this shawl would look lovelier in a fingering weight, thinner yarn. Enjoy the pattern.

Crochet Pattern

Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.


  1. DK weight, size 3 yarn. Cotton preferable.
  2. Hooks H (5 mm) and F(3.75mm). H hook is used only for the foundation chain.
  3. Yarn needle to weave in the tail.

7 triple crochet stitches alternating with 4 chains = 10 inches long
Finished Measurements
62 inches long and 24 inches wide.
Takes around 650 yards.
Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
tr- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
st- stitch
Stitch Explanations
Triple crochet (tr): It is a taller than a double crochet and worked as follows:
Wrap the yarn around the hook 2 times, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, *(yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.——A triple crochet made.
Lacy shell: (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) all worked into the same st.


With H hook, chain 248. If your gauge is different than mine, you are expected to chain a multiple of 5+8.
Row 1: Switch to F hook. 1 tr in the 13th chain from hook ( 4 chains count as the first triple here and throughout), *(ch 4, skip 4 chains, 1 tr in next), repeat from * till the end. Turn.-———- 49 tr
Row 2: Ch 5, 1 tr in the same st as ch-5, 1 lacy shell ( see stitch explanation above) on top of each of the 47 triple crochet stitches, end with a ( tr, ch 1, tr) on top of beginning ch-4. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 8, 1 tr on top of the middle triple of the next lacy shell, *(Ch 4, 1 tr on top of the middle triple of the next lacy shell), repeat from * a total of 46 times, Ch 4, 1 triple on top of the ch-4. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 alternately till you get a total of 24 rows. Fasten off and weave in the end.
Your lovely shawl is ready to wear!

Related Crochet Shawls:

Valentina Lacy Shawl- A show stopper!

Aida Shawl or Wrap for Summer


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  1. March 21, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I don't think the pictures are crappy. What caught my eye is the draping quality to this shawl. Add to that, that it is a fast pattern to work up. I think you have done a great job on both. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. March 29, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    This is a lovely shawl. I love the such pattern. And, thank you so much for sharing the pattern; I plan on making it soon.

  3. April 12, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Lol, logging in can sometimes be such a hassle. Happy it worked though and a wonderful project!

  4. April 22, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Nice pattern. I think I'll use it to make a light summer throw for our bed when I want to take a nap. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Debbie
    April 28, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    This is a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to make it. Thank you for the pattern.

  6. May 12, 2015 / 1:40 am

    Is the wording for Row 1 correct that you start the triple crochet for row 1 in the 13th chain from the hook? That seems a bit far down the chain to start it. Is it supposed to start at the 4th chain from the hook? Thank you?

    • May 27, 2015 / 2:35 am

      No, it is not off. 13 counts for 1 triple + 8 chains.

  7. May 14, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I love this pattern. Can a blend of Mohair yarn be used? I have always worked with acrylic yarns. I've decided that after 37 years of crocheting it's ti me to branch out. I have just started working with worsted cotton thread. I have 3 projects for myself using #10 cotton thread. I'm a little nervous about making them but I also said to myself it's time. I am just now signing up for your newsletter. Thank you in advance for letting me ramble.

    • May 27, 2015 / 2:31 am

      Yes, I think it would come out beautiful. I think the thinner the yarn, the more gorgeous this will turn out.

  8. Anonymous
    June 6, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Thanks for this pattern, I will try it as soon as I've finished the 3 projects going now. About the "crappy" pictures, Plae a piece of dark fabric underneith to show off the pattern and texture,

  9. Anonymous
    June 21, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this pattern! I have looked and looked for a shawl pattern that does not end in a "V" in back, but is still open and lacy…this is it! I'm starting it today, in pure white.

  10. February 22, 2016 / 2:38 am

    It is a beautiful shawl! I'm new to crochet and having a little difficulty on Row 2. I completed Row 1 and did the chain 5 and 1 tr on the same stitch on Row 2, but confused on the rest. Am I to do a chain or chains after the chain 5 and 1 tr in between each tr from the previous row? Tried doing chain 5 and the 1 tr but it doesn't seem to appear as it should. Thank you so much for your response. Trying to make this for my sons' teachers for end of school and don't have much time.

    • February 22, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      No, you don't chain after the initial ch 5 and triple. You will work (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) on top of each triple.

  11. Anonymous
    April 27, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    What exactly is DK weight yarn? Thx!

    • April 28, 2016 / 12:59 am

      It refers to the thickness of the yarn. Yarn label might call it DK and also have the number 3 on the label. It is also called Light Worsted or 8 ply.

  12. Anonymous
    December 9, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    How much of the yarn does it take to make the shawl?

    • December 11, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Around 650 yards. It is mentioned in the pattern.

  13. LUANNE
    February 15, 2019 / 11:06 am

    I LOVE this piecd and making it with fingering resulted in a beautiful shawl to show off my summer tan, when I get it! And you Missy, are way too hard on yourself! The picture drew many of us in, obviously, Your pictures are truly representative of the piece.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      February 15, 2019 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Luanne. I would love to see a picture of your shawl. Tag #crochetdreamz on Instagram if you wouldn’t mind sharing it.

  14. Christy Buster
    March 18, 2020 / 11:53 am

    What is wrong with your pictures??! The first picture is what caught my eye, the shawl is gorgeous. I love this pattern, it’s amazing! I am sooooo in love with your blog–just discovered it today, I think you’re doing an amazing job, you are one talented lady!

    • Shehnaaz
      March 18, 2020 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am glad you like my designs.

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