Caroline Ingall's shawl

I have seen a few post in the net for a pattern for the red shawl that Ma wears on Little House on the Prairie tv show. But I am not sure what pattern that would be. Can any one point me to the pattern that would be most like her shawl? Thanks,

HI Wanda!

Look at this… :slight_smile:


Someone over at mentioned that it looked like a half granny square. There’s a link to instructions for that, but I’m sure Mary Grace (a.k.a. MGM) may have a tutorial for that right over here. Good Luck!

I would love to say Of Course I have a video for that one! But I don’t! Great idea though, so thank you for that! I will definitely put it on my list of things-to-do. I love doing videos that I know will be helpful to someone in particular, then if others also find them and are helped by them, so much the better!

I have made this exact pattern before…one year for Christmas I made them in black, one for each nun in the convent where my sister is! That was a lot of crocheting!

Anyway, I will do this and post a link to it as soon as it is available.

Thanks for thinking of me!

BTW, today I sewed up the cutest little quilted bag. I’ll be showing it on my site soon in case you are interested in seeing it!


I remember the shawl form tv but I have never seen a pattern for it. Now somewhere is a pattern for a doily created by Laura and it was once on the internet but I can’t seem to find it.

Mary Grace,

How many black shawls did you crochet??? That was so nice!! What kind of yarn is good for a granny shawl so that it still has some drape?

I’d love it too if you did a video for the half-granny.

Mathwizard, Susan Marie’s link mentions that doily, but I didn’t see it. It probably just takes some searching on those Laura Ingall Wildings websites it gives.

Regarding the doily, I wrote to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield MO and this is what they had to say:

[INDENT]Thank you for your interest in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum. I believe the doily you are referring to is the one with a bird, is that correct? It is my understanding that it had been available on-line but is no longer available. We do not have the pattern, as it was duplicated with the permission of the Director from photos. Laura and Rose both did handwork, and we have several examples on display in the Museum.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Best wishes,

Darlys Wynn
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum

3068 Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Highway A
Mansfield, MO

Phone (417) 924-3626
Fax (417) 924-8580
Toll-free 1-877-924-7126

Rocky Ridge Farm…where the “Little House” books were written[/INDENT]


I haven’t been able to find it yet. If you do then please let us know as I would like a copy of it.

HERE is my version of the half granny shawl…not a complete shawl, but a sample, pictures, video and pattern.

I am actually going to finish the sample into a complete shawl though. I’m using the leftover yarn from my Sweet Liberty afghan that I made this past summer. It is a nice soft Bernat worsted and should make a cozy shawl in red, white and blue.


:cheering: :cheering: I knew you could do it!! :cheering: :cheering:

I’m still working on my shawl and it’s coming along nicely. I used up all my leftover red yarn and white yarn. Now I’m working on using up the leftover blue yarn to finish it up. I think it will be a nice size. Pictures will be posted when it is finished.


The shawl is finished and I’ve posted some pictures on my website if you would like to see it! There is also a link to the post with the pattern in case you are interested in making one yourself.

Click HERE to see the finished pictures.


You did a great job, Mary Grace…I LOVE the colors!
Merry :slight_smile:

There is a Laura Ingalls Wilder crocheted Doily in Piecework Magazine May-June 2008.
You might be able to buy back issues from the magazine

The link is an art link. Can you fix it?

I found this … looks like you can order old copies…

And there is a correction to the symbol key…found here…