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Tropical Lacy Shawls – Free Knitting Patterns

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Sometimes all we need is a fresh dose of knitting patterns for lacy shawls and a tropical breeze that feels like summer. If you don’t have an island at hand, all you can do is to buy yourself some pina colada and try setting up a hammock in your living room. So while you are just chilling, why not pick up your knitting needles… right?

Delicate and lacy shawls should be found in any woman’s closet because they are so versatile! It’s because they can have a lot of beautiful ornaments and flow fantastically.

Tropical Knitted Shawls use ombre yarns, which provide amazing color flow, so mix it with nice crescent shape and you will make unique accessory! Hone your skills while making something stunning. Remember that it will surely make an amazing gift, too.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Stripy Summer Knitted Tops and Colorful Knitted Socks.

Lacy Shawls Free Knitting Pattern Ideas


This marvellous design by Katrin Schubert makes a real eye-catcher when it comes to lacy shawls knitting patterns. It has a large crescent shape and openwork lace texture, which result in a genuinely stunning combination!

The colours do not come at random here either. The tropical green used for the body of the shawl contrasts wonderfully with the magenta-coloured edges. Can’t fight back the feeling of knitting this one? No wonder!

Level: upper beginner Author: Katrin Schubert

woman in knitted shawl

photo by Katrin Schubert /

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Get ready because, with this knitting pattern, you will set the world on fire! The openwork texture that Julia-Maria Hegenbart has given it is a true knitting masterpiece. Plus, we’ve already lost our heads for these gorgeous pastel colours!

The pattern includes a stockinette stitch which creates the lovely lace texture from the picture. The shawl makes a perfect one to wear on warm summer days, so be sure to add it to your wardrobe!

Level: upper beginner Author: Julia-Maria Hegenbart

hanging knitted shawl

photo by Julia-Maria Hegenbart /

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Wavy Fantasies Lace Shawl

What a beautiful fantasy! Elena Gotlib has created a real work of art here, without a doubt.

We love absolutely everything about this shawl pattern! Ambitious knitters will spend a wonderful time working on this project. So chic!

Level: advanced Author: Elena Gotlib

Lacy Knit Shawl

This pattern has been discontinued.

Sketching the Rainbow

What a spectacular burst of color! This knitting lace shawl pattern is a perfect example of its author’s artistry, without a doubt. We love absolutely everything about it. The colors, the ombre yarn, the one of a kind lacework…it is all so pretty!

Level: advanced Author: a catnach

Lacy Knit Shawl

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Gamayun Bird

This stunning lace shawl knitting pattern reminds us of birds of paradise. Now you can wear colorful feathers too! Delicate ornaments and elegant crescent shape make this shawl very versatile. We have decided to show you the original version designed by Natalia Sha because of its stunning colors.

Level: intermediate Author: Natalia Sha

Rainbow Lacy Shawl

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Begonia Swirl

Leaves and swirls, what an amazing mix of shapes! This lacy shawl looks really beautiful in blue and gold because it reminds us of a tropical sunset. Take a look at the edging here, maybe you can use it in your other knitting projects? This author’s border is so beautiful!

Level: intermediate Author: Carfield Ma

Lacy Knit Shawl

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  1. Hello ! Please help me with the diagram of the “Wavy Fantasies Lace Shawl” from Mrs. Elena Gotlib. I would like to buy the diagram. Thank you, maybe you can answer me!

      1. This was a free pattern. If the designer gives her permission, someone who has it in their Ravelry library (I checked, and my copy is still there) can send you the pdf.

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