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inspired by marc jacobs



a while back, i saw on the website of Kathryn Vercillo photos of shawls with pins designed by marc jacobs. i love them! i have not thought a stitch pattern often used for pillows and blankets would also create a beautiful shawl. and if you like to buy an original marc jacobs shawl go here. UPDATE: the photos and info are not available anymore, but here is another link.


a few years i have cushions on the couch that i had made of the same stitch pattern. they also have a shoelace closure, see here how you too can make a closure like that

cushion cover by elisabeth andréecushion cover by elisabeth andrée


the marc jacobs shawls are made of wool and i used acrylic yarn with crochet hook size 5 mm.

on the pictures i had seen that the shawls have 12 rows with double crochets and 11 rows with single crochets. the length is a matter of gambling. my shawl is narrower because my yarn is thinner, but i could have increased the number of rows.

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how to make

if you also want to make such a shawl, you can follow these steps.

NOTE: this shawl has a front and back – just like the marc jacobs’ one – by the way of crocheting.
  • choose thick yarn – wool or acrylic –  and a contrasting yarn that is different in color and material. the size of your hook you choose depends on your yarn.
  • stitches used (american terms): ch, sc, dc.
  • crochet chains until you have the length that you desire, if you have chains left after the first row you detach them and tidy weave in the yarn end.
  • row 1. 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc into the next ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, cut yarn, don’t turn
  • row 2. change color and attach yarn onto the first dc, make 1 sc also into the first dc, 3 ch, 1 sc into the first 1-ch sp, *3 ch, 1 sc into the next 1-ch space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make the last sc into the last dc of the previous row, cut yarn, don’t turn
  • row 3. change color and attach yarn onto the first sc, make 2 ch (=first dc), 2 dc into the first 3-ch space, *1 ch, 3 dc into the next 3-ch space*, repeat until end of row, make the last dc into the last sc of the previous row, cut yarn, don’t turn

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  • row 4 and further. repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 12 rows or the width you like.
  • with the right side facing, attach color 1 to any stitch you like and crochet 1 row of sc all around the shawl with 2 sc in the corners. try to divide the stitches as well as possible, for example on the long side 1 sc in every stitch 
  1. also into the chain, not in the 1-ch spaceshawl inspired-by-marc-jacobs - elisabeth andrée
  2. and on the short side, 1 ch in the sc and 1 sc in the side of the dc
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  • weave in the ends and your shawl in ready to wear.

16 thoughts on “inspired by marc jacobs

  1. beautiful!! Is there a name to this lovely stitch?

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  3. so much better than the marc jacobs original….

  4. Bedankt voor de Marc Jacobs- tip.Ik vind vooral de kussens heel leuk.Jouw blog is een enorme bron van inspiratie!Hartelijke groet!

  5. Thank you ladies for the kind messages:)

  6. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the colours you chose. Thank for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays.xNataliewww.marigoldsloft.blogpsot.com

  8. What a beautiful scarf! Thanks for the inspiring pattern 🙂

  9. Your shawl looks very nice – the colors are pretty and will brighten up the cold winter days. Thanks for sharing your directions. 🙂

  10. This is a very enjoyable post indeed. First of all I didn’t know this Mark Jacobs (sorry, I do not follow fashion in spite of a daughter working for Prada), looking at his creations is a treat for the eyes.Second, your shawl is superb, I like the colours you chose and many thanks for the tutorial: you are a genius!

  11. Adorable..Thanks for sharing my dear friend 🙂

  12. Beautiful..Thank you for the stitch pattern.

  13. Tr??s Chic! Je hebt een geweldig oog voor patronen en kleurcombinaties. En het is nu echt wel tijd voor een lekkere warme shawl. Ons huis is niet gebouwd voor warme behaaglijke winters. Miscchien maak ik wel een megashawl waar ik me helemaal in kan wikkelen. :)Een heel fijn weekend Andree.

  14. you are my rescue! I love these shawls, and the sweaters too! thanks for the stitch pattern, I will try it too!!your explications are always so easy!Yours turned out beautiful, love the two mustardy colors combination :)xox, d.

  15. Hi D!</div><div>Your are welcome and thank you!&nbsp;</div><div>I love the sweaters too, a lot, but I – with my body – would look like a chubby teddybear in it:D Success with yours!