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I have been crocheting for 40 years. It is a craft that I want to promote and encourage in everyone that loves to create. I especially like to bring the antique patterns and techniques forward in ...

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Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl

from Design by Robin Abdullah
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl
Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl Pelerine Front
Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl Pelerine
Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl Shawl
Dripping Diamonds Pelerine or Shawl Shawl Back

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crochet

Pattern Description:

A very old classic pattern updated into a new classic look. Dripping Diamonds will make you feel like a million bucks. This pattern is designed so that you can follow the pattern or customize it to your own look. There are three distinct sections to the shawl. Each section can be made as deep as you desire.

The pattern is designed so that you can decide how many panels to make. Each panel is triangular shaped. Choose only 2 panels and go with a basic shape or choose 3 and have what is classically referred to as a Pelerine. You can choose more panels if you like but the pattern is going to focus on just the first 2 shapes. Your customized shawl is worked as one piece.

This is it! Step outside of the box. Be unique! Drip Diamonds!!

Pelerine - A woman's cape of lace or silk with pointed ends at the center front, popular in the 19th century.

Skill Level - Intermediate
This pattern is designed so you can customize the depth of each of the 3 sections and choose 2 different shapes. It is rated intermediate because you need to make choices.

Dimensions of samples
Shawl: 33 in center back by 72 in wingspan (84cm by 183 cm)
Pelerine: 21 in center back by 58 in wingspan (53 cm by 147 cm)
Tip - The size of your shawl is going to be determined by your yarn choice, the size of your hook, your tension, and the choices you make in designing your shawl.

Beads (optional) used in samples
81 - 8 mm round faceted beads used on Shawl
91 - Size 6/0 seed beads used on Pelerine
Tip - The number of beads you use will depend on how you customize your own Shawl or Pelerine.

Fiber Used in samples
Shawl: Aunt Lydia's Giant Crochet Thread, Size 10, white, 400 yards per ball
Ozen-is Silver Metallic Thread No: 50 (doubled with crochet thread)
Used 2 balls Aunt Lydia's = 800 yards / 732 meters
1 spool Ozen-is = 800 yards / 732 meters
Pelerine: 8/2 Heavy Lace Weight yarn, Oak, unknown fiber
Used 3.1 oz / 88 gr

Tip - You can use any weight yarn for your shawl. I recommend a fingering weight or lighter weight so that you get lovely drape.

You just might be dancing around and singing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" when you wear your new shawl!


There is no gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pelerine: 21 in by 58 in
  • Shawl: 33 in center back by 72 in wing span
  • Both Pelerine and Shawl are fully adjustable in size


  • beads are optional

You Will Also Need:

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Lace weight


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