New to crochet and looking for a beginner crochet triangle shawl? Try this one skein pattern using only basic stitches and chains…
Design Story and Inspiration for This One Skein Shawl
I wanted to create a shawl that used only one skein of cake yarn, easy enough for a beginner with basic crochet skills – that looked pretty enough to wear just about anywhere.
So I started with some basic crochet stitches: a double crochet, chain 1 pattern and loved it so much I just kept working row after row of the same pattern, until I was almost out of yarn, then I worked a border with chains, single crochet and slip stitches. I love the way it turned out!
Yarn Options for this Easy Crochet Shawl
For my shawl, I chose Lion Brand Mandala, and I love the way the colors change in this yarn. It is a DK weight yarn (#3) and comes in a huge variety of colors. It has a lot of yardage in the cake, which is another reason I chose it for a shawl.
You can substitute any cake yarn for this project, just be sure to adjust your hook size if you choose to make it with a different weight yarn, such as worsted weight yarn or aran. Check the recommendation on the ball band if you aren’t sure which hook size to use.
Commonly Asked Questions about Triangle Shawls
Triangle shawls are either worked from the point up, or they can be worked from the center down to the point. It depends upon the stitch pattern and the designer’s choice. This patter is worked from the center down, and then the border is worked along the edges.
There are many ways to wear a crochet triangle shawl, and really no wrong way. You can drape it over your shoulders, wear it like a triangle scarf around your neck, pin it in place on one shoulder, or even fold it to look more like a shrug or cardigan. The choices are endless.
The beauty of shawls is that there are many stitches that lend themselves well to shawls. I’ve even seen the shell stitch and a bobble pattern in a shawl design that were just stunning. Moss stitch is another great stitch for a beautiful shawl that is easy enough for a beginner.
This design uses mostly double crochet and chains, and the more delicate border is chains, single crochet and slip stitches.
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Free Crochet Shawl Pattern Details
This shawl is begun in the center back and works outward. It is very simple and the yarn does all the color changing for you!
You can make a tassel for each point if you like.
See? Super easy!
How to Customize Your Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern
This pattern is SO easy to customize! Want it larger? Just keep repeating the same row. Smaller? Work less rows.
You can also make it in any weight yarn you like – even fingering weight yarn if you like! Just make sure to adjust your crochet hook size, like I mentioned above. Of course, this type of change would require you to work more repeat rows, but the basic design would be the same.
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Beginner Crochet Triangle Shawl
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala, 1 skein Sphinx (DK weight #3)
Crochet Hook: US H (5.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 20 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10cm) in dc, ch-1 pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 24″ x 48″
Ch 3 counts as dc at beginning of row.
Ch 4 counts as dc, ch-1 at beginning of row.
Video Tutorial for this Simple Triangle Shawl
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Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 4th ch from hook; turn (5 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in last st; turn (13 sts).
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in same st, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc; repeat to ch-1 space of previous row, ch 1, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space, repeat from * to last st, ch 1, dc in last st; turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, dc in same st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in dc; repeat to ch-1 of top shell (center of dc, ch 1 dc of previous row), ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * to last st, ch 1, dc in last st; turn.
Rows 5-48 (or desired width): Repeat row 4.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to end; turn.
Row 2: Slip st to center of first ch-3 space; *ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in center ch of next ch-3 space; repeat from * to end.
Weave in ends.
Block if desired.
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