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I make pretty things exclusively using The Natural Dye Studio's luxury yarns.
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Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl
Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl
Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl
Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl
Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl
Lorna Doone Crochet Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The basic crochet stitches

Pattern Description:

Lorna Doone was inspired by the character Lorna Doone from the novel of the same name, written in 1869 by R D Blackmore.
The book is a dramatic romance and is set in the beautiful East Lyn valley on Exmoor.
We are very lucky to live and work about 5 miles away from the book's setting.
I have designed and made this triangular wrap for Lorna to keep her warm on the windswept high moor.

Lorna Doone is made with a specially spun British wool - 40% Exmoor Horn (our local Exmoor sheep breed)/30% Zwartbles/30% Wensleydale.

The photographs on this pattern were taken near the mouth of the East Lyn river at Lynmouth, Exmoor.

Lorna measures approx. 88 inches along the top edge by 31 inches from the centre top to bottom point and is made of a total of 94 motifs, 68 are hexagonal, 16 are triangular and 10 are half hexagonal.

You will need
The Natural Dye Studio's Lorna Doone Great British Wool 4 ply
You can use The Natural Dye Studio's Dazzle 4 ply/sock yarn.
Lorna Doone and Dazzle sock are both spun to the same specification and so are interchangeable.
4 skeins
Crochet hook in size 3.5 mm.
Tapestry needle for sewing in loose ends.

The blocked motifs, using variation 1, measure approx. 5 inches from point to point. It is important to get the tension correct so you will need to make several swatches and block them to establish the correct hook size for you.


  • 4 Ply Wool, 3.5mm crochet hook

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

The Natural Dye Studio Great British Wool