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The Fisherman's Wife Shawl

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : The Fisherman's Wife Shawl
The Fisherman's Wife Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • Half Double Crochet

Pattern Description:

A genteel version of the rugged Fisherman's Wool sweater.

Create this romantic hand crocheted shawl using soft and warm Fisherman's Wool, to keep yourself cozy and stylish on your journey at sea.

A ruffled border adds to the drama of this unique but timeless accessory.

Embellish with dark brown velvet ribbon and your favourite vintage brooch to bring up the level of opulence.


12 sc & 13 rows = 4" X 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 30" W X 65" L (This stitch creates an extremely soft, flexible and stretchy fabric so your final measurements may vary greatly.)


  • 1400-1500 yrds of worsted weight yarn
  • "J" Hook
  • "K" Hook

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 yards Ribbon
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors