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Crochet kite-shaped shawl

Eferhild is a kite-shaped shawl that is easy to wear and provides a warm, comforting shield of armour around the neck against winter’s cool winds. The shawl begins at the narrow point, increasing gently to form the kite shape. Elegant lace intersperses the solid crochet bands and the shawl is finished with a tassel. Eferhild looks particularly beautiful in yarn that has long colour changes.

Eferhild is an old English name meaning warrior maiden. Inspired by the legends of shield maidens and warrior women who have left their mark on history, this shawl feels both strong and protective and yet feminine and soft.


One Size

Width: 66 cm / 26 in

Height: 140 cm / 55 in


Fingering weight yarn

Shown in: Schoppel Crazy Zauberball: 75% wool, 25% nylon, 420m (459 yds) in 100g, colourway Flussbett
2 balls needed)

Needles & Notions:

3 mm (US C/D) crochet hook

1 crochet stitch marker


20 stitches and 10 rows per 10cm x 10cm measured in pattern

Skills required:

Crochet stitches: chain, treble

Increases and decreases

Pattern contains a photo tutorial for making tassels

Pattern information:

Originally published September 2019

Current version: Eferhild_(UK)_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 1.5Mb

Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Sarah Alderson

Tech editor: Elly Doyle


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