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Lamia Wrap – A Free Tunisian Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Finally ready to learn Tunisian crochet? You’re in the right place! Try the Lamia Wrap, a FREE Tunisian crochet shawl pattern designed in collaboration with Kenyarn.

Learning Tunisian crochet is much easier than it seems, especially when you have the perfect pattern and yarn. The Lamia Wrap simplifies this fun technique by combining simple stitching with luxurious yarn. You’ll enjoy making this Tunisian crochet shawl just as much as you’ll love wearing it. Start your Lamia Wrap now with this free crochet pattern + tutorial video.

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Get The Lamia Wrap

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Lamia Wrap + helpful tutorial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the one-page, ad-free PDF version of the Lamia Wrap from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.

Beginner Tunisian Crochet Shawl

Learning any new skill can be daunting, but it’s not impossible! I learned the basics of Tunisian crochet during an impromptu lesson at a yarn convention. Maybe today is the day you learn!

Tunisian crochet is a hybrid of knitting and crochet. It creates a beautiful fabric and there are hundreds of stitches to learn. The Lamia Wrap allows you to master the basic technique while making a beautiful Tunisian crochet shawl.

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Tunisian Crochet Shawl Yarns

I had the immense pleasure of working with Jake from Kenyarn to design the Lamia Wrap. Jake’s newest yarn base, Foggy Aran, combines merino wool and alpaca yarns with a bit of nylon to create a yarn that is delightfully soft. Foggy Aran is an aran weight yarn, meaning that it falls in category 4 with worsted weight yarn, but it is actually slightly heavier than a traditional worsted weight yarn. I used 3 skeins to make the Lamia Wrap. Browse the entire collection of Foggy Aran from Kenyarn HERE.

If you can’t get your hands on Foggy Aran, swap in any worsted weight yarn for this Tunisian crochet shawl. Experiment with a fiber that is new to you, or one that you’ve been eyeing for a while. The Lamia Wrap’s simple stitch pattern lends itself well to solid or tonal yarns, and a bit of animal fiber will help with the drape. Some personal favorites would be WeCrochet’s City Tweed Aran, Lion Brand’s Pound of Love, or Malabrigo Worsted.

Learn my 3-Step Method for Yarn Substitutions in this blog post.

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Get The Lamia Wrap

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Lamia Wrap + helpful tutorial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the one-page, ad-free PDF version of the Lamia Wrap from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.

Lamia Wrap Details

DESCRIPTION

Conquer your fear of learning Tunisian crochet when you start stitching the Lamia Wrap. This beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet shawl features subtle shaping, meditative repeats, and 2 gorgeous stitch patterns for a fun and functional triangle wrap. Make yours with Aran weight yarn to add to your minimalist wardrobe, or gift a shawl to your most stylish friend.

MATERIALS

  • Kenyarn Foggy Aran (category 4) aran weight yarn. 585 yards of the color “Three Sisters” was needed to complete the original sample (3 skeins).
  • 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with 32″ cord (grab THIS set!)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies
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FINISHED SIZE

60″ wingspan x 27″ depth

GAUGE

4″ = 15 stitches x 12 rows in Tss pattern, unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch = chain
  • Lts = Last Tunisian Stitch
  • Rep = repeat
  • RetP = Return Pass
  • Tps = Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Tss = Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • Sl St = slip stitch
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts): Insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tss.

 –Return Pass (RetP): Ch 1, (yarn over, pull through the next 2 loops on hook) until 1 loop remains on hook.

Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 1: (Tss 1, tps 1)

Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 2: (Tps 1, tss 1)

Lamia Wrap Pattern

Let’s make the Lamia Wrap together! Follow along in this tutorial video:

Shawl Pattern

ROW 1: Ch 3, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and the following ch, RetP.

ROW 2: Tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 3: Tps 1, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 4: Tss 1, tps 1, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 5: (Tps 1, tss 1) 2 times, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 6: (Tss 1, tps 1) 2 times, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

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ROW 7: (Tps 1, tss 1) to last st, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 8: (Tss 1, tps 1) to last 2 sts, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROWS 9-13: Rep Rows 7-8 2 times, THEN rep Row 7 once more.

ROW 14: Work Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 1 for 13 sts, tss each st to last st, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 15: Work Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 2 for 13 sts, tss each st to last st, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROWS 16-117: Rep Rows 14-15. Shawl should be about 42” when measured from Row 1 to Row 117 along the straight edge (not the increase edge).

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ROW 118: Work Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 1 to last 2 sts, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROW 119: Work Honeycomb Pattern, ROW 2 to last 2 sts, tss 1, yo, Lts, RetP.

ROWS 120-127: Rep Rows 118-119.

Sl st bind off in Honeycomb pattern. Weave in all ends. Wet block to finished measurements.

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Let me warn you now – the Lamia Wrap is a terribly addictive pattern. I’m already on my 3rd and I’ve pulled a skein of Pound of Love for the 4th one, which I plan to gift to my neighbor. What yarn will you use for your Tunisian crochet shawl?

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Comments

  1. AvatarJudy says

    Thanks so much for the new pattern! Can’t wait to start! You make me very excited about starting again! Still working on the bumps! I’ll grab a coffee for you soon! I enjoy reading your page! Thanks for your smiling face! Pls.tell your ginger 🐱 hello! Thanks again!

  2. AvatarSimon says

    I’ve recently watched the video tutorial for this shawl and I’m amazed at how simple it looks! I’ve never made a shawl of any kind but this one is definitely going on the to-do list!πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing!πŸ’–

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      I’m so glad you’re interested in this one! I absolutely adore it and I’m already planning my 3rd one. Hope you enjoy stitching it as well!

  3. AvatarGiulia says

    I think I might try this with a DK weight. It’ll be my first project but I think with the pattern and video tutorial that I can do it. I’m excited and scared at the same time!

  4. AvatarJenn says

    Hey Toni! Just wanted to say that I love your tutorials and patterns! You are such a wonderful teacher and your joy and passion for the craft comes through loud and clear. I started this pattern as soon as I watched your video as the honeycomb stitch is one of my favorites. I have 5 rows and the bind off left and I’ll be done, yay! I have enjoyed every single stitch of this pattern and already have plans to make many more. πŸ™‚ Keep spreading the crochet and tunisian crochet love! πŸ’–

  5. AvatarSaffiya Sheik says

    Hi Toni I’m so impressed with your videos and I’m going to try your shawl and your explanation is so clear to understand .
    Thank
    Saffiya Sheik
    South Africa

  6. AvatarSammy says

    Hi Toni,

    Thanks for sharing another beautiful pattern! Your creations are truly stunning. I want to create a longer wrap. Should I increased the mixed honeycomb and simple stitch row count to achieve this or would my wrap become disproportional?

    Thanks!
    Sammy

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Sammy – so glad you like this pattern! I would recommend doing more body rows to make your shawl longer. I try to make sure the width of the honeycomb border along the top is about the same, if not slightly wider, than the border along the right edge. Hope that helps.

  7. AvatarMary says

    Hi Toni!
    Love this pattern! And I love your book! Been reading it to learn Tunisian crochet these past few months. Been working on it with a DK weight cotton. I’ve got a question for you. My shawl is now 45” with the DK. I’m looking to make it a bit bigger so I can fit it around my shoulders. I noticed though that it may be a bit of an uneven triangle if I start doing the honey comb border when I make the shawl even bigger. Do you have suggestions about what I can do and or what length to make it so it will be a bit more of an even triangle?
    Thanks for all your help!! And for introducing me to the world of Tunisian crochet!! πŸ™‚

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Mary πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for your message. I’m glad that you’ve been dipping your toe into Tunisian Crochet! The Lamia Wrap is not an equilateral triangle and there is no adjusting you can do to make it so. I’d recommend making the Honeycomb border the same width as the Honeycomb panel on the side of the shawl. This shawl is easy to customize, so feel free to try it one way, and frog it if you don’t get the desired effect.

  8. AvatarBev R. says

    Thank you…Thank you…Thank you….Just watched your tutorial for the shawl and can’t wait to make it. I did Tunisian crochet years ago mainly for baby blankets but life got busy so I laid it down. Now that I’m retired (I think
    ..I’m a nurse so not sure I’ll ever be completely retired). I’m back to crafting and loving it. You made this so easy and fun. You are most definitely a fabulous teacher. Can’t wait for more tutorials. !!!!. Much success.!!!!. Thank you again !!!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that there’s more Tunisian crochet in your future. Happy stitching and congrats on your semi-retirement πŸ˜‰

  9. AvatarDidem Turgut says

    Hi Toni,

    you are right it is adictive. I finished my third one.
    Love it!
    thanks for sharing your patterns with us.
    Love from Johannesburg

  10. AvatarJulie says

    I think the lamia wrap is beautiful! It has been fun seeing your progress on it during the yarn love challenge. I want to use up some hand dyed yarn in my stash. It is 463 yards (75% merino and 25% nylon). How would I figure out how many rows to take out of the center? I’ve never made a wrap/shawl before so I am unsure how to do this. Thank you in advance!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Julie! It would be a little tricky – a bit like playing yarn chicken – but it can be done with some math. Make a large gauge swatch of honeycomb stitch, weigh it, make note of the total number of stitches in the swatch (multiple the number of stitches by the number of rows), then use a fraction calculator like this one to approximate the number of stitches based on the amount (weight) of yarn you want to use for your border. That stitch number will be the number of stitches for your final row. I hope that even makes an ounce of sense, lol.

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