Crescendo is a super light, openwork shawl that you will love for summer. The simple top-down construction starts with a simple double crochet fabric that slowly becomes an ever-increasing lace-work pattern that grows into a lovely shell edging. The beauty of this shawl is in the simplicity of the stitches that allows the yarn to shine. It is the perfect finishing piece for a cool summer evening or a night on the town or throw it on top of jeans and t-shirt to add a bit of pizzazz when out running errands.


  • Full-color photos with written pattern, stitch charts and schematic
  • Imperial/Metric measurements
  • Finished Size 58 inches wide by 29 inches deep
  • Written tutorial for any special stitches

Materials you need at home:

  • 1100 yds / 1006 m lace weight yarn
  • US Size 3.00 mm or size needed for gauge. , , Sample uses Black Trillium Fibres Silken (85% Merino , / 15% Mulberry Silk; 7.05 oz/200g = 1450 yds / 1326 m) in the colorway Cloud Layers 1029
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Karen Whooley

Karen Whooley is an award-winning, internationally known crochet designer, author, and instructor. She develops patterns and teaches classes for crocheters who want simplicity and elegance wrapped up in adventure.

Karen is the author of Modern Italian Lace Crochet, Coastal Crochet, A Garden of Shawls, and 20 other books as well as many patterns published in books and magazines. Her classes both online and live are some of the most sought after in the crochet genre. Crochet is her passion and she wants to take that passion and inspire crocheters in any way she can. Most importantly, Karen wants to bring each crocheter self-confidence and enable them to take what they have learned from her designs and classes so that they can happily create whatever spurs their own crochet passion.

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