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Winter Ice is a Crochet One-Skein Lace Shawl with a beautiful drape, using approx. 400m of fingering weight yarn. One beautiful skein of yarn is all that is needed to crochet this very pretty and lacy triangle shawl/scarf pattern in an easy 2-row repeat.

This lace shawl has a bottom-up construction. You will use basic crochet stitches that combine to create an interesting lace pattern, that is relaxing and quick to crochet.

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Helpful Video

You can watch a tutorial for this shawl below and on YouTube and you can find the written pattern further down the page.

This beautiful lacy shawl will add a touch of elegence to your wardrobe. The easy lace shell stitches create a triangular shawl that you will wear for years.

More Crochet Shawl Patterns

I have a thing for crochet lace shawl patterns so you will find a huge collection on my blog. You may enjoy this pretty triangle lace shawl that also uses just one skein of yarn. Check out this collection of One Skein Crochet Shawls that include more free crochet patterns for lace shawls.

How to get the Pattern for Winter Ice Shawl

  • Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the free crochet shawl pattern and video
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free printable version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support!

The pattern is in US crochet terms

crochet one skein lacy shawl

Yarn and Pattern Details for a Crochet Lace Shawl

This beautiful shawl uses one skein (400m) of fingering weight yarn and a 4.5 mm crochet hook. Fingering weight yarn (4 ply) is a delicate and lightweight type of yarn, which makes it perfect for creating crochet lace patterns.

I used a larger than recommended crochet hook for fingering weight yarn. This resulted in a more open lace stitch design.

This lacy shawl crochet pattern is very versatile and you can make this shawl bigger by using more yarn and adding more rows. You could also use a heavier weight yarn (light worsted/DK) and a matching hook and it would work beautifully!

Blocking your shawl is very important to open up the pretty lace stitches, so make sure you don’t skip this step.

Only basic stitches are used in this shawl but some concentration is required until the row increases are established.


  • Green Elephant Yarn Fingering Weight /425m/4 ply Sock: 75% SW Merino Wool/25% Nylon/100gr) in colourway Under the Sea (yarn no longer available)
  • A small amount of a contrast yarn for tassels
  • 4.5mm crochet hook, or whatever hook size gives a loose tension
  • You can use 425m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.


Shawl measures 66 in [168cm] wide x 25 in [63.5cm] depth


  • The main body is worked in one piece from bottom-up, increasing on each side until a triangle is made.
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • You can use any Fingering weight yarn to achieve a similar effect
  • Includes written instructions. Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • Gauge is not important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest you use a hook one size larger than recommended for the yarn you have chosen.


US Crochet Terms

  • Beg      beginning
  • Ch       chain
  • St        stitch
  • Sc       single crochet
  • Dc      double crochet
  • Tr       treble crochet
  • Sp      space

UK Crochet Terms

  • Beg      beginning
  • Ch       chain
  • St        stitch
  • Dc      double crochet
  • Tr       treble crochet
  • Dtr     double treble crochet
  • Sp      space

Special Stitches

2 Double Crochet Cluster (2 dc cl): Yo, insert hook in space indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook.

V-Stitch (V-st): [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in stitch indicated in pattern

Shell: [2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl] in space/st indicated in pattern

Crochet One Skein Lace Shawl Pattern

Using 4.5mm hook make a magic ring

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), v-st (see special stitches), ch 2, 1 tr in magic ring, turn and pull ring tight – 2 tr, 1 x v-st, 2 x ch-2

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in 1st st, ch 1, shell (see special stitches) in next v-st, ch 1, 1 sc in 4th st of beg ch 6, turn – 1 shell, 2 sc, 2 x ch-1

Row 3: Ch 6, v-st in 1st st (the sc at base of ch 6), ch 2, 1 sc in centre of next shell (insert hook in top of centre 2 dc cl), ch 2, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last st, turn – 2 tr, 2 x v-st, 1 sc, 4 x ch-2

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, ch 1, shell in next v-st, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, shell in next v-st, ch 1, 1 sc in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn – 2 shell, 3 sc, 4 x ch-1

Row 5: Ch 6, v-st in 1st st, ch 2, sc in centre of next shell, ch 2, v-st in next sc, ch 2, sc in centre of next shell, ch 2, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last st, turn – 2 tr, 3 x v-st, 2 sc, 6 x ch-2

Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 1, shell in next v-st, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * across making last sc in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn

Row 7: Ch 6, v-st in 1st st, * ch 2, sc in centre of next shell, ch 2, v-st in next sc; rep from * across ending last repeat with [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last st, turn

Rows 6 & 7 form pattern repeat

Rows 8 – 54: repeat rows 6 & 7. Fasten off yarn.


Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. Take your time pinning your shawl…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece! Add tassels if you wish.

Tassel Instructions

Make 3 tassels as follows:

Using a book approx. 6-8” in width, cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel. Wrap yarn around book about 30 times (depending on thickness required). Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Wrap another length of yarn around tassel 1” from top approx..5 times and knot ends together. Trim if needed and sew securely to 3 corners of shawl.

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    1. Hi Sharon. Apologies for delay! Did you watch the video for the shawl? If you are following the pattern correctly, it should work out fine. Feel free to email me a picture and I will try to help:)

      1. Hi Carmen,
        I did not see the video until a couple of days ago and it looks like I can understand it. I will definitely give it another shot. Thanks for this.
        Happy Easter

  1. I ended up being inspired by this lovely sure and created my own using five ply wool and a size 6 crochet hook.
    The wall is 100% lambs wool and it is sourced from my local Bendigo woollen mills.
    I would like to share it with you were not certain which social media I should use.

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