This Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl lets the yarn do the work when using a gorgeous colorway of size 3 yarn (in a cake) called Stylecraft Batik Swirl. A Top Down Shawl like this allows you the flexibility to make it any size with any weight yarn.
You’ll love working on this easy Crochet Triangle Shawl with this gorgeous colorway of bright, happy colors. The long color changes in cake yarn make beautiful stripes, with unexpected intervals.
“Lyla” Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman, © Oct. 2022 All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet
Skill Level: Easy
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Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl | Lyla ShawlDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- 2 cakes Stylecraft Batik Swirl size 3, color: Rainbow, 1000 yards used
- Crochet Hook Size I-9 (5.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Stitch Marker or spare pieces of contrasting yarn
- Work rows 1-10 of pattern.
- Work rows 11-16 of pattern (repeat established).
- Work 6-row repeat six more times.
- Work final row then weave in ends securely. Block lightly, if desired.
This shawl is worked top down, starting with the top center and working down. Stop crocheting whenever you like to make a triangle head wrap, triangle mini shawl, or the full shawl.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
My favorite part of this shawl is the yarn. The colors are gorgeous and I love the sort of heather-y, denim look of the Batik Swirl cake yarn.
There is one stitch that may cause a little side step. The Split Cluster is a 2-double crochet cluster that starts in one stitch but ends in another. Sounds simple enough, right? But, do notice that the first half of the stitch starts in the same stitch as the previous single crochet, not in a new stitch.
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66″ across the top, 33″ height.
Stylecraft “Batik Swirl”, 80% acrylic/20% wool, 601 yds/550m per 7.05 oz/200g per cake, 2 cakes, color: Rainbow, approx. 1000 yards used.
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Since this triangle shawl is worked from the top center down to the point, you could technically use any weight of yarn. Use the crochet hook that gives you the “hand” you like for the shawl. Stop crocheting whenever you have reached the length you desire.
An excellent substitution is Lion Brand Mandala Yarn. It’s currently available in 27 shades. The cakes are a little smaller but two cakes should still be enough yardage for completion.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size I-9 (5.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Stitch Marker or spare pieces of contrasting yarn.
This design is made for any weight yarn so gauge (tension) isn’t as important as it is to make the fabric you like. You want it to be flexible enough to drape across the shoulders easily.
Using different weights of yarns will require different yardages. To get closest to the shawl shown, after row 6, the top of the shawl measures about 8″ and the height is about 3 1/2″.
Split Cluster (SpCl): Yo, insert hook in same st as sc, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, sk 2 sts, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook.
Additional Help for Split Cluster
You have just completed a single crochet and 2 chains. Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch as the single crochet you just worked. Yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. That’s a partial double crochet. You have 2 loops remaining on your hook. Skip 2 stitches. Now for the next partial double crochet. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops then yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the cluster. When you continue, you chain 2 and sc in the same stitch where you just completed the second partial.
This Crochet Triangle Shawl pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; beg=beginning; dc=double crochet; lp(s)=loop(s); sc=single crochet; sk=skip; st(s)-stitch(es); tr=treble crochet; yo=yarn over.
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
This Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl starts at the center top and works down, increasing at both the sides and the center point. Once the pattern is established, there is an easy 6-row repeat.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as beg ch and dc), 8 dc in fourth ch from hook, turn: 9 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) here and throughout), 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn: 15 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 6 dc, 4 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn: 22 dc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, SpCl (see Special Stitches above), ch 2, sc in same dc as SpCl, repeat from * across, turn: 7 SpCl.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in same sc, 5 dc in top of each SpCl, 2 tr in last sc, turn: 39 sts.
Row 6: Mark centermost dc with stitch marker, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to marker, 3 tr in marked dc, dc in each dc to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn: 43 sts.
Row 7: Mark centermost tr with stitch marker, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to marker, 3 tr in marked tr, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last dc, turn: 47 sts.
Row 8: Mark centermost tr with stitch marker, ch 1, sc in each st to marker, 3 sc in marked tr, sc in each remaining st, turn: 49 sc.
Row 9: Mark centermost sc with stitch marker, ch 1, sc in each sc to marker, 4 sc in marked sc, sc in each remaining sc, turn: 52 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, SpCl, ch 2, sc in same sc as SpCl, repeat from * across, turn: 17 SpCl.
Row 11: Mark centermost SpCl, ch 4, 2 tr in same sc, 3 dc in top of each SpCl to marked SpCl, 5 dc in top of marked SpCl, 3 dc in top of each remaining SpCl, 3 tr in last sc, turn: 59 sts.
Row 12: Mark centermost dc with stitch marker, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to marker, 5 tr in marked dc, dc in each st to last tr, 2 dc in last tr, turn: 65 sts.
Row 13: Mark centermost tr with stitch marker, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in each st to marker, 5 tr in marked tr, dc in each st to last dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn: 73 sts.
Row 14: Mark centermost tr with stitch marker, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to marker, 3 sc in marked tr, sc to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn: 77 sc.
Row 15: Mark centermost sc with stitch marker, ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to marker, 4 sc in marked sc, scto last sc, 2 sc in last sc: 82 sc.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, SpCl, ch 2, sc in same sc as SpCl, repeat from * across, turn: 27 SpCl.
Rows 17-58: Repeat rows 11-16.
Final row: Mark centermost SpCl, ch 4, [sc, ch 3, sc] in top of each SpCl to marked SpCl, [sc, ch 5, sc] in top of marked SpCl, [sc, ch 3, sc] in top of each remaining SpCl, tr in last sc, fasten off.
Weave in all ends securely. If desired, block lightly.
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