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Dinosaur Crossing Shawl -- PDF knitting pattern

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Fossilized dinosaur footprints … or a parade of tulips? You can decide what you see in this lacy crescent shawl.

Dinosaur Crossing is worked sideways from one tip to the opposite tip. A wide lace and cable border swoops along the bottom of the shawl while garter stitch rows form a small body along the top. Easy short rows help to create the crescent shape.

Instructions are included for two shawl sizes. The beginning and ending of both sizes are the same.

All instructions are both written and charted.

Gauge is not critical for this pattern, but using a different yarn weight or needle size will affect the size of the finished shawl.


58 (66)” / 147 (168) cm in length and 17 (18)” / 43 (46) cm deep


620 (780) yds / 567 (713) m of fingering weight yarn

Small sample shown in Wollmeise Twin (340 yds / 311 m per 100 g; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon) in natürlich

Large sample shown in Wollmeise Pure (383 yds / 350 m per 100 g; 100% superwash merino) in Taube


US Size 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, at least 32” / 80 cm in length


24 sts x 29 rows per 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking

24 sts x 36 rows per 4” /10 cm in garter stitch after blocking


Yarn needle; stitch marker; cable needle; 1.25mm crochet hook for beading (optional); 25-150 grams of 6/0 seed beads (optional) – approximately 3 grams are needed for each ‘footprint’.

You will get a PDF (4MB) file