Kraken Shawl

Kraken Shawl Pin

There’s only one thing to say about this shawl…

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Okay, maybe there’s more than just one thing to share about this shawl. For starters, it’s absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Check out these photos:


To make this shawl, I’ve used Tahki Alden yarn in dark teal. It’s not a very adventurous name for a yarn color, but trust me when I say that this is the prettiest color of yarn I have ever used. The deep blue and green tones remind me of the ocean, and the rich darkness of the color is perfect for the kraken!

The stitch used for the main part of the shawl is filet crochet. It may look intimidating, but it’s incredibly easy to learn! In this pattern, I’ve included all kinds of notes, charts/diagrams, and even a link to a video tutorial on the filet crochet technique. If you can do a chain stitch and a double crochet stitch, then you can make this shawl!

At this time, the Kraken Shawl pattern will not be released as a free pattern on this website. However, it is available for purchase from my Etsy shop. Each pattern purchase you make helps keep Two Hearts Crochet stay up and active on the web. If you choose to purchase this pattern, please know that your support means so much to me! I know you’re going to love this Kraken Shawl pattern. So thank you for your purchase! And of course, please contact me if you have any questions.

Click here to purchase the Kraken Shawl pattern.

The pattern comes in a handy PDF download format, and it includes everything you’ll need to know in order to make this pattern, including:

  • materials list
  • stitch abbreviations guide
  • gauge information
  • how to do filet crochet (diagrams included!)
  • information on decreasing (diagrams included!)
  • tips on how to read the graphs
  • border instructions
  • instructions for the finishing touches

And here’s something nifty: you can now add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and save it for later! Click here to add it to your queue. Alternatively, you can add it to your Ravelry favorites or library, whichever floats your boat (assuming of course that the kraken hasn’t found it first…)

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21 thoughts on “Kraken Shawl

  1. hej alex! i bought your pattern today and it is incredible nerdy1! :0) i have made now the harry Potter graphagan for my datter, the nerdy cardy and crochet along on the solarsystem and of course, my new project the kraken shawl! i startet with crocheting in november 2017 because i want to do the harry potter graphagen, i had not crochet before, yes – single crochets and chains! :0) thank you for this fantastic new hobby…greetings from denmark, ulrike :0)

  2. Liebe Alex,
    ein so tolles Tuch, so ein so schönes Design ♥
    Nach englischen Nähanleitungen kann ich nähen, aber Häkel- und Strickanleitungen haben mich da wirklich schon verzweifeln lassen.
    Ich liebe “GoT” ♥ (und natürlich auch “Big Bang Theory” ;))

    Liebe Grüße
    und danke für dein Verlinken zu unserer Party “Magic Crafts”

  3. You got me hooked on your projects. This will definitely be my next… Greetings from Austria, Gabriele

  4. I just went looking for this on Google as I randomly remembered seeing it last month… love the shawl, will definitely be buying the pattern at some point in the very near future 🙂

    1. Hi Majbritt–I’m not sure if this particular yarn is available for purchase in Europe, but any wool blend in DK-weight would work just fine! I know that Wool Warehouse has a wonderful selection of DK yarns on their website. Have you checked them out yet?

      1. hi
        I will try to look around 🙂
        Having a little trouble with the border, not sure i do understand how?
        A picture closeup?

  5. Alex, This might be an off the wall question but I purchased your pattern and wondered whether you think I could work this up in a cotton or cotton blend yarn? I live in Florida and a wool shawl isn’t often feasible to wear!

    1. Hi Ann! I think you could definitely work this up in a cotton or a blend, which would certainly make it cooler. Just try to match the yarn weight so that your shawl ends up about the same size (but I don’t think you’ll have a problem finding worsted-weight cotton yarn). 🙂

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  7. Hi I bought the pattern today and I have to say I’m a bit confused. It describes the first row of the pattern as being open blocks but from your pictures on Ravelry it is clear that the top row of the shawl is NOT open blocks. Could you please clarify how to kick this pattern off? I’m fine with all of the filet crochet and understand how that bit works. I’m quite unclear on how the border is created based on the pattern. Thank you

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