I have a beautiful FREE crochet shawl pattern for you today.
This post also contains a photo and VIDEO tutorial… just scroll down to view all the details!
A BEAUTIFUL, ALL SEASONS DESIGN
The design of this shawl will suit all seasons.
And this particular shade, with its gorgeous hues of lilac and purple, will look good with your summer, autumn and winter wardrobe, I’m sure!
But if purple doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry! At the time of writing, there are currently 33 stunning colour combinations to choose from, so have fun browsing through the gorgeous selection of shades on offer!
The finished size of the shawl is generous and the drape is gorgeous, so feel free to wear it in a few different styles.
A RELAXING PROJECT
This crochet shawl, with its easy 2-row repeat, is a meditative and calming project for you.
And if you decide to work up your shawl using a gradient yarn – like I did – then watching the beautiful colours slowly transition will promote even further that sense of relaxation and peace of mind.
It’s also a fast crochet project…once you’re comfortable with the repeat, this shawl will work up really quickly!
In this free crochet shawl pattern I used Cotton Kings Sultan Deluxe (previously known as Twirls Deluxe) from Hobbii, which is a #2 / sport / 4 ply yarn.
It’s 100% premium cotton and is so soft!
It’s also easy to work with and the gradual, long colour transitions are truly beautiful.
Ready? Let’s take a closer look at this free crochet shawl pattern…
INSTRUCTIONS: FREE CROCHET SHAWL PATTERN
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Easy. There will be a certain level of concentration required, but just for the first few rows… once you’ve mastered the 2-row repeat, this shawl will work up quickly.
Please see details of project levels at the Craft Yarn Council.
- Yarn: #2 / sport / 4ply Cotton Kings Sultan Deluxe from Hobbii (100% cotton, 1093 yds / 1000 m, 8.8oz / 250 g), Colour Royal Amethyst (10) 1 skein / cake.
- Crochet hook: E (3.5mm) (these hooks are fabulous – the yarn just glides off them!)
- Scissors (super sharp… and pretty)
- Yarn needle (the bent tip makes sewing and weaving in ends much easier)
- Blocking mats (optional) (thick, heat resistant and come with non-rust pins too)
GAUGE / TENSION
This is not important, however depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet, you may have to go up or down a hook size to achieve a nice drape. Work the first 8 rows with the recommended crochet hook (E / 3.5mm) to determine whether you need to change the hook size or not.
After blocking (you can see how I blocked my shawl in the video tutorial below):
Width – total wing span is 81 inch (206cm)
Height – 34 inch (86.25cm) measured from top to bottom
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet: Yarn over (yo), insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook). Yo, pull through remaining 2 loops. 1 double crochet completed.
sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo), pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yo, pull through both loops on hook. 1 single crochet completed.
sl st – slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo), pull up a loop, you will have 2 loops on your hook. Pull the first loop through the second loop. 1 slip stitch completed.
sp(s) – space(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
Turn: Turn your work clockwise or anti-clockwise. It doesn’t matter as long as you are consistent for a neater edge.
FAN – (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in indicated st / sp
SHELL – (7dc) in indicated st / sp
V-st – (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in indicated st / sp
- US crochet terms used.
- The shawl is worked in one piece, starting from the bottom and making increases along the row to form a triangle shape.
- You can alter the size of this shawl by working more or fewer of the pattern repeats (this will alter the amount of yarn that you will use).
- You can use any #2 / sport / 4 ply yarn for this project.
- If you are using the recommended yarn (Sultan Deluxe), you will pull the yarn from the centre of the cake (in the photos below I used the outer part of the cake, which is in a white colour, for demonstration purposes only).
Ch6, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
Row 1. Ch3, 1dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in ring, TURN.
Row 2. Ch1, (sl st) twice over to ch2 sp, (ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc) in ch2 sp (1st corner FAN made), ch2, FAN in next ch2 sp (last corner FAN made), TURN.
Row 3. Ch3, FAN in ch2 corner sp, ch2, V-st in 2nd ch of the next ch2 (work through the st, not sp), ch2, FAN in ch2 corner sp, TURN.
Row 4. Ch3, FAN in ch2 sp of 1st corner FAN, ch2, 1sc in last dc of corner FAN, ch2, SHELL in next V-st, ch2, 1sc in 1st dc of last corner FAN, ch2, FAN in ch2 sp of last corner FAN, TURN.
Row 5. Ch3, FAN in ch2 sp of 1st corner FAN, ch2, V-st in next sc, ch2, 1sc in centre st of next SHELL, ch2, V-st in next sc, ch2, FAN in ch2 sp of last corner FAN, TURN.
Row 6. Ch3, FAN in ch2 sp of 1st corner FAN, ch2, 1sc in last dc of corner FAN, ch2, SHELL in next V-st, ch2, 1sc in next sc, ch2, SHELL in next V-st, ch2, 1sc in 1st dc of last corner FAN, ch2, FAN in ch2 sp of last corner FAN, TURN.
Row 7. Ch3, FAN in ch2 sp of 1st corner FAN, ch2, V-st in next sc, ch2, *1sc in centre st of next SHELL, ch2, V-st in next sc, ch2*, repeat from * to * until the last corner FAN, end with a FAN in ch2 sp of last corner FAN, TURN.
Row 8. Ch3, FAN in ch2 corner sp, ch2, 1sc in last dc of corner FAN, *ch2, SHELL in next V-st, ch2, 1sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * until 1 V-st remains, end the row as follows: ch2, SHELL in last V-st, ch2, 1sc in 1st dc of corner FAN, ch2, FAN in ch2 sp of last corner FAN, TURN.
Repeat rows 7 & 8 for the pattern, working a total of 94 rows or until you reach the desired size. Make sure that you finish at the end of a row 8 repeat.
Weave in your ends.
I decided to block my shawl. By following my method below, you will really open up your work and display the beautiful lace stitches you have just created.
- Place your shawl on some blocking mats (no need to pin it to the mats).
- Hover your iron just above the shawl and release the steam. As you’re releasing the steam, gently pat and smooth out the shawl with your hands.
- Leave to dry completely before moving the shawl.
You can see how I blocked my shawl in the video tutorial below (click on the relevant timestamp in the description box of the video and you will be taken immediately to this part of the tutorial).
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PIN IT FOR LATER!
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet shawl pattern!
If you can’t make it right now, don’t forget to pin it to your board for later 😊
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