Mexicana Elegante Shawl

Mexicana Elegante Shawl

This elegant shawl was sold at The International Crafts Fair in Mexico City a couple of years ago, together with several other shawls, which you can see in the post Mexicana Shawls. Hence the name for this one and all other shawls from this collection.

The shawl is still very popular and some ladies have asked me for instructions. That’s why I decided to write this post and written tutorial for knitting and crocheting, since this piece is a combination of those two techniques. 


So, the shawl was made using knitting and crocheting techniques. For both techniques you will need intermediate knowledge. The upper part of the shawl is knitted on 2 needles, and the ribbed texture is obtained by two basic stitches – stockinette stitch and garter stitch. The bottom part is crocheted. Stitches used are double crochet, treble crochet, chain, single crochet.


  • About 200 gr of yarn for needles/hook 3 to 4 mm (US needles 3 to 6, hook D-3 to G-6)
  • Knitting needles 4 mm (US size 6, UK size 8)
  • Crochet hook 4 mm (US G-6)
  • 2 markers


The size of the shawl can vary depending on the type of yarn and your manner of knitting/crocheting, i.e. whether you work loosely or tightly.

Approximate dimensions of the shawl are the following:

Height – 64 cm / 25 in

Upper edge length – 130 cm / 51 in

Mexicana Collection

A special collection of shawls exhibited and sold at The International  Crafts Fair in Mexico City features unique pieces of accessory made from the finest fibers


    1. Hi, Linda! Thank you very much. I wrote the Stockinette Stitch from 2. row on purpose so that people don’t get confused with the initial 1. row of the shawl which is different than the other, later first-row repeats of the Stockinette Stitch. But I guess I caused more confusion instead 🙂 Do you have a suggestion? Maybe for the starting row of the shawl I could write “foundation row” instead of Row 1? And then to change numbers in stockinette – Rows 1 and 2 instead of Rows 2 and 3. How does that sound? It would probably be more clear. I hope I haven’t caused even more bewilderness with this comment, haha! 😀

  1. Brenda Johnson

    Thank you for the free pattern. This is a beautiful shawl, and after reading through the pattern I see a question that is very unclear. Under the knitting instructions, Pattern A, you give directions for rows 1, 2, 3, and then you skip row 4, and give directions for rows 5-10. Could you explain what to do in row 4?

    1. Dear Brenda,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and especially for noticing the mistakes in the pattern. I have corrected the 2 mistakes I had in both stockinette and garter stitch patterns. Please, write in the comments if you spot any other errors in the instructions. I truly appreciate the effort and it makes me very happy to receive every kind of feedback. I’m so happy you liked the shawl! 🙂
      Wishing you lots of joy in making this piece!

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