Imitation Dove (Elora Dannon) Scarf/Shawl from Willow

January 24, 2023

I loved Willow as a kid. When I heard the series was coming out I made my husband watch the movie since he hadn't seen it. The series is really really different from the movie. While the movie had a broad audience, the series is definitely geared more towards a younger audience and the pacing is off.

All that said I became obsessed with the scarf/shawl/sweater(?) that the character of Dove wears. Hers has a hood which I didn't feel like I needed. I also thought that having the arms as long as they are in the series (they sometimes drag on the ground) was impractical. I really liked the idea though of a scarf that effectively has arm holes in it which make it more like a shawl/sweater/ Imitation Dove (Elora Dannon) Scarf/Shawl from Willow

This worked up really quickly and isn't really complicated. If you wanted the arms to be longer then you would just chain more to start and adjust the arm hole placement. This pattern uses 2 skeins of Big Let's Twist in Peacock II from Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnet. Each skein is 560 of worsted yarn so if you had another worsted yarn that was about 1000 yards you could use that. I used a 5.5 mm hook.


ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
fphdc - front post half double crochet

Chain 237. I am 5'3 and on me this crosses my shoulders and nearly touches the ground
Row 1: hdc in the second chain from the loop. hdc to the end
Row 2: ch 2, fphdc in each chain across
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each chain across Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Repeat row 2
Row 9: Repeat row 3
Row 10: Repeat row 2
Row 11: ch 2, hdc in the first 76 stitches, ch 18, skip 18 stitches, hdc in the net 50 stitches, ch 18, skip 18 stitches, hdc to the end
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you run out of yarn. I ended up with 26 rows

Imitation Dove (Elora Dannon) Scarf/Shawl from Willow

Imitation Dove (Elora Dannon) Scarf/Shawl from Willow

If I made this again I'd probably want another 500 yards of yarn to make it both longer and wider, but I'm really happy with how it came out.

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