Want to crochet a shawl but don’t know where to start? This easy crochet shawl pattern is perfect for beginners and experts alike!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Easy Crochet Shawl
This shawl was really inspired by the yarn itself. Sometimes I buy a yarn that seems to tell me what it wants to be.
I originally thought of making a blanket with this yarn, but it really wanted to be a shawl, so this easy crochet pattern was born.
My favorite shawl is a crochet triangle shawl, so it was a no-brainer for me to choose this shape.
Yarn Options for a Crochet Triangle Shawl
This design is worked in yarn from Hobby Lobby and it was one of my first designs with yarn from this store! Can you believe it??
We have had Hobby Lobby stores in my area for a very long time, but I just usually go to JoAnn or Michael’s. My kids wanted to browse at our local store so I checked out the yarn and fell in love with this beautiful cake yarn.
This cotton yarn is worsted weight and comes in many beautiful colors. I chose the Paris Morning color way because the pink, off-white and gray shades just really spoke to me.
If you would like to substitute yarn, any worsted weight yarn should work as a shawl doesn’t have to meet gauge exactly.
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Easy Shawl Crochet Pattern Details
This beautiful shawl pattern uses only basic crochet stitches to create a stunning shawl design. It begins with a traditional granny stitch, then filet crochet and finally a row of double crochet.
It is worked from the center out and can easily be customized to be larger or smaller than the pattern.
How to Customize this Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern
If you would like to make this triangular shawl smaller, it’s easy to work less rows, either of the granny stitch or the filet mesh.
If you would like to make this shawl larger, just add rows, whether granny stitch, filet mesh or double crochet. It’s really easy to customize!
Another way to customize this shawl is by adding or omitting tassels. I thought this shawl really needed tassels and I love it with them, but it can easily be a triangular shawl without tassels.
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Easy Crochet Shawl
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton, 2 skeins Paris Morning (3 if making the tassels)
Crochet Hook: US Size H (5.00mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, tassel maker (if desired)
Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows = 4″ (10cm) in dc
Finished Size: Approximately 52″ wide x 30″ long
Ch 4 at beginning of row counts as dc, ch 1.
Free Crochet Shawl Pattern
Row 1: (Dc, ch 5, dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook; turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, 3 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) in ch-5 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch space; repeat from * to ch-5 space, (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) in ch-5 space, ch 1, repeat from * to turning ch, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 1, dc in next ch, dc in next ch; turn.
Rows 4-38: Repeat row 3.
Row 39: Ch 4, dc in first dc, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * to ch-5 space, (ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ch-5 space, repeat from * to end, working (dc, ch 1, dc) in last st (a st could be either a ch or a dc in the row below); turn.
Rows 40-45: Ch 4, dc in same dc, *ch 1, skip ch space, dc in dc; repeat from * to center (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space, repeat from * to end; turn.
Row 46: Ch 3, dc in each st, working (dc, ch 1, dc) in center (dc, ch 1, dc) from the previous row.
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