Lithology – A Beautiful New Crochet Shawl Pattern

Lithology – A Beautiful New Crochet Shawl Pattern

lithology crochet shawl on a branch

Introducing the Lithology Shawl: a crochet adventure like no other. Inspired by the intricate patterns found in rocks beneath the earth’s surface, the Lithology Shawl will take you on an exciting journey to discover the hidden treasures deep beneath the earth.

Read on to find out all about the shawl, or dive right in and get the pattern here now:

The Lithology Shawl

Inspired by the intricate patterns found in the layers of rock beneath the earth’s surface, creating the Lithology Shawl will take you on a crochet journey like no other.

As you work through the pattern, you’ll discover the joy of bringing the earth’s hidden treasures to life with your hook. Each stitch will transport you deeper into the mesmerizing world of geological wonders.

The Lithology Shawl is a giant, cosy, triangular shawl that will envelop you in warmth, pattern, colour and style. Crafted with the softest merino yarn, it is as luxurious as it is beautiful.

lithology crochet shawl being held by a person

The shawl uses tapestry crochet with extended single crochet (extended double crochet in UK terms) stitches to create an intricate colorwork pattern with a sumptuous drape.

It’s made in rows that gradually get shorter as you work through the pattern, so you will seem to get faster and faster as you go (a very satisfying way to crochet!).

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or a beginner looking for a challenge, this pattern is designed to be enjoyed by all skill levels. With detailed instructions and helpful tips, the pattern contains everything you need to create a stunning masterpiece reflecting the beauty of nature.

The Pattern Details


The Lithology Shawl uses the following yarn:

Hobbii Friends Extra Fine Merino (4 ply; 165m / 50g ball; 100% wool)

  • MC: 5 balls of Deep Ocean (89)
  • A: 2 balls of Light Gray (117)
  • B: 2 balls of Dusty Rose (52)
  • C: 2 balls of Cappuccino (10)
  • D: 2 balls of Dune (07)

Alternative Yarns

You could switch to another 4 or 5 ply yarn. For a cozy shawl, choose one with some wool content, or for a lighter creation, opt for a soft cotton yarn.

Whichever yarn you choose, I recommend making a gauge swatch to check your gauge and that you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Crochet Hook

I used a 3 mm hook to make the shawl with the above yarn. If you use a different yarn weight, you should make a test swatch and adjust your hook size accordingly.


The shawl is triangular with sides measuring 218 cm, 173 cm and 133 cm.

Tapestry Crochet Video Tutorials

The Lithology Shawl is a tapestry crochet design. The pattern includes links to these useful video tutorials to help you with the techniques needed. Just click on one to have a watch:

lithology crochet shawl hanging from a tree

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