The Aberdeen crochet shawl was on the back of my mind for a while now. I always loved the look of all those fabulous knit shawls and wanted to make a crochet version.
Creating crochet that looks like knitting is, I can say, my favorite thing when designing a new piece. I love the challenge so much, even if it takes much longer than a regular crochet piece. And this one does! Believe me! But the end result is so worth the effort and the extra time.
The stitch pattern is fairly simple and you will get a hang of it right away. It creates a beautiful texture that looks exactly like the knit stitch and the fabric is so stretchy and squishy!
It looks like knitted ribbing, doesn’t it? Well, I can assure you it’s crochet and plus I have an extensive blog post on 10 types of crochet ribbing, you might want to check out.
I was thinking of blocking it but I liked so much the drape and the elasticity that I decided against it. After all, it is already huge and the blocking would make it enormous! Its larger side is about 90 inches (2.30 m)!
Its one of a kind design as an asymmetrical shawl makes it unique in so many ways! One side is much longer than the other and helps you style it in many different ways. The Aberdeen crochet wrap can be worn as a giant blanket scarf, over a jacket in the winter months and it is perfect for layering during the spring or autumn!
Totally reversible with one side full of stripes and clear color changes. The beauty of the other side though, is that the colors blend together like the purl side in knitting creating a different effect! As much as I tried I really couldn’t pick a side to call my favorite. I would love to know if you prefer one over the other and how you are going to style this huge crochet shawl!
If, on the other hand, you are on the hunt for more crochet shawl patterns free, I have compiled a huge list with 53 of the most amazing crochet shawls. You are welcome to check it out and don’t forget to reply in the comments with your favorite.
You can grab the Aberdeen crochet shawl pattern on Etsy, Ravelry and Love crochet. Just click on the images below.
Ready to make the Aberdeen shawl? I can’t wait to see what colors you are going to choose for your own crochet shawl. Also, use the hashtag #aberdeenshawl and #malloomakers on Instagram and tag me @mallooknitwear in the photo so I can see your progress. I always share your best pics on my account!
If you are in the mood for a more lightweight, summer crochet shawl, you can check out my Plumeria shawl to crochet.