Porphyry shawl – Tunisian crochet pattern


A simple and beautiful triangle shawl made using Tunisian crochet stitches.

This PDF version comes with full instructions and a chart. See the videos for beginning the shawl.


A bit about the pattern

Make a gorgeous triangle shawl using Tunisian crochet stitches that create a beautifully textured fabric.

The pattern uses alternating Tunisian simple stitches and twisted knit stitches to create two mirrored panes that grow on the bias and create a light curve on the top side of the shawl. This makes the shawl drape nicely on your shoulders.

Skill level

Intermediate or enthusiastic beginner – you need to know how to make Tunisian simple stitches, Tunisian twisted knit stitches and Tunisian full stitches. Follow the videos if you are not familiar with these stitches.

Finished size

If you use the recommended yarn, you will get a shawl that is about 180 cm or 70″ in length and 70 cm or 27″ in depth at the widest point.


You can use any DK or size 3 yarn in your stash, preferably wool (any kind of wool, not just sheep wool) or acrylic or a blend. You can also mix colors or use gradient cakes.

You will need approximately 600 meters or 300 grams or DK or size 3 yarn and an 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook with a cable (between 60 cm and 100 cm is what I find is usually available – either will work, as you can cram lots of stitches on the cable).

If you use much thinner yarn, go down a hook size or two, if you use thicker yarn go up a hook size. In the end, you need to be able to slip the stitches on and off the hook easily.

Videos for Porphyry

There are two video tutorials available for the first five rows and the binding off, for both right-handed and left-handed crocheters.




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