• Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

Phosphene is the medical term for "seeing stars" which is what I think of when I see these circular motifs linked together with little star shapes, in between. While a triangular layout is indicated in this pattern, modular designs can be assembled in any number of configurations, from cowl, to stole, to blanket or even a table runner, you are only limited by the amount of yarn you have and the type of yarn and hook size you choose.

Motifs are charted and written out.


Approximately 63" / 160 cm wingspan, 35" / 89 cm depth after blocking.


1 skein of Lorna's Laces, Helen's Lace (50% silk, 50% wool) – 1250 yd / 1143 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein in color Grapevine

Note: Yardage is overestimated to allow for discrepancies in gauge and swatching.

  • US C / 2.75 mm crochet hook*
    Tapestry needle
* Or size to obtain gauge


Each 7-round motif is approximately 7" / 18 cm after blocking

Note: Gauge is approximated here and is not instrumental to the success of this shawl but may impact the finished size and yardage required for your piece. Yardage has been slightly over estimated to account for swatching and variation in gauge.

What you get

You are purchasing a PDF download. You will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. I accept Pay Pal payments only. This pattern is 5 pages plus a cover and is provided in color that should print well in black and white. The pattern includes a motif layout, photos and all the instructions needed to complete this pattern. The file may take a few minutes to download over a slower connection.

Skills required to crochet this garment:

  • Single Crochet
    Double Crochet
    Triple Crochet
    Slip Stitch

Resources and Thanks

Tech editing: Julie Holetz

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