Rainbow Among the Clouds Shawl by Lucilla Alfano

We first worked with Lucille when we hosted her Jeans Flower Stole CAL.

She is an energetic crocheter from Italy, who when young, was told she was not capable of crocheting. Well, by the look of all her beautiful works now, that certainly was not the case. Just goes to show what determination can accomplish. Her projects, creativity and enthusiasm for the craft are amazing. Lucilla’s goal is to spread the love of crocheting to all, and this beautiful shawl pattern will certainly make that goal a success.

Lucille’s style can best be described as happy! Her designs are loaded with color and flowers. When I first saw Lucilla’s Rainbow Among the Clouds, I was immediately taken to spring time in my garden. Now, I realize that it’s actually November and the snow is falling as I write this, but it reminds me of this quote. And couldn’t we all use a few roses in December!!! (Think Christmas/Hanukkah gifts!)

You can see more of Lucille’s beautiful work on Instagram, @lucilla_alfano and her Facebook page, Uncinetto & Amigurimi.

And now, on to the a Rainbow Among the Clouds Stole! Scroll down to view or download the pattern. But you’ll want to linger awhile before you do and take in the beautiful shawls made by our testers! You’ll find an English (US) version of the pattern as well as Italian. Remember the patterns will only be available for free for 7 days.

Here are some photos and comments from our testers.

Silvana said, “this is a beautiful and fancy shawl and provides a bit of glamour when wearing it. The pattern has some different sections but if you follow it step by step you should be fine. The end result is worth it.”


My thoughts on this shawl…
Though i jumped into the race at the eleventh hour 😀 and made on time , loved making this gorgeous shawl/scarf 🤩💕 the pattern is very easy and quick to make, the outcome is simply awesome 🤩❤️… Really i am feeling thankful to the pattern writer and the beautiful and wonderful team 😘😘 for encouraging and helping at each and every single step 💕💕
God bless you ☺️🙏🙏🙏

Her yarn info:

For this beautiful shawl – Rainbow Among The Clouds, i used Ganga Alisha yarn (Navy Blue)- 300gms, Vardhman Rangoli(multishade of blue)-100gms for design and ruffles, and Ganga Smarty(Indian Ice Batik pink)-100gms for flowers.
For shawl i used 5.5mm Crochet hook and for flowers i used 4.5mm Crochet hook…

Jerrilynn loved the pattern so much that she made two! For her first she Plymouth Encore Yarn (75%Acrylic & 25%Wool) in color Pumpkin Pie with a 5.5 mm hook
Size 5.5 MM HOOK
For one ruffle and the flowers I used:
Encore Yarn (75%Acrylic & 25%Wool) in color… Light Grey Heather…
2 skeins= 400 years
Hook size 5.5
The Fan Ruffle* I used size 8 MM HOOK
The Flowers I
Used size 4 MM HOOK..

“For my second shawl, I used Caron Jumbo Ombre: sepri color… Size 5.5 MM & 6 MM HOOKS.. Before the roses.”

Michelle used Bernat premium in green aprox 400yrds. Bernat premium White sparkle aprox 300 yards. The remaining Color’s were dk yarns from her stash.


Great job, girls! And now…the moment you’ve been waiting for…here is the pattern!

Rainbow Among the Clouds Shawl Pattern (English-US)

Rainbow Among the Clouds Shawl Pattern (Italian)

Important note! There is a very small error in the pattern for the flower. Rather than chain 36, only make 35 chains. We will upload a corrected pattern as soon as it’s available.

Enjoy making this shawl and be sure to show them off on our Facebook group CAL – Crochet A Long

Happy Crocheting!


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