Free Crochet Beginner Shawl – Diamonds For Flora Shawl Pattern

Easy Crochet Shawl For Beginners Free Pattern

This is an easy crochet beginner shawl pattern that uses simple stitches. It creates a lovely lacy shawl which is the perfect accessory.


I am so excited to share this gorgeous crochet shawl pattern with you. This design was one of my early patterns.

However, I have reviewed it and I am bringing you an updated version.

I would like to share a little story behind the name with you. Diamonds For Flora is a shawl dedicated to Helen.

Helen is a dear online friend of mine I have met through Instagram. Her “online name” is Flora.

Helen has been organizing Christmas Gift Swaps via Instagram for a number of years. You get paired up with another participant.
Then the fun of exploring and getting to know them a little start, before you put together a small gift package.

crochet beginner shawl - Diamonds For Flora

They receive this gift for Christmas and if they are patient enough, they will have a lovely surprise package to open.

I joined in the fun one year and got lucky to be paired up with Helen aka Flora.

Part of the simple brief was to include an item of your craft. As Helen is a crocheter herself, I did not see much point in sending her a crocheted item.

Instead, I did what I do best and designed her a bespoke shawl – Diamonds For Flora.

I was over the moon when Helen received it and was happy with the design. You can see her version on the Ravelry listing.


Designers’ Picks For Summer 2022

This crochet beginner shawl is featured in Designers’ Picks For Summer 2022 Blog Hop. You can download a free PDF version of the pattern on 18th June 2022 for 24 hours only (EST time zone). Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the download button and instructions. Please visit the main round-up and check out all the other patterns from some amazing designers.

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The pattern is also available in an amazing crochet pattern bundle that features ALL the patterns from the blog hop. It is a summer collection of stunning crochet patterns ranging from garments to accessories to homeware picked by some of the world’s leading crochet designers. And there’s a huge 90% off RRP!

You will get 33 stunning Summer patterns from leading crochet designers – 11 size inclusive garment patterns, 7 shawls and wrap patterns, 7 homeware and blanket patterns, 5 Summer bag patterns, and 3 headwear patterns.

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Crochet Beginner Shawl Design

I love the simplicity of this easy crochet beginner shawl. It is the perfect pattern for beginners that have mastered the basic stitches.

The combination of basic stitches grouped into innovative stitch patterns make this shawl easy yet stunning make.

You will start crocheting at the bottom point of the triangle. One side remains the same, the opposite side is where the increases happen.

This will give your crochet beginner shawl an elongated triangle shape. The great thing about this shawl construction is that you can keep repeating the pattern until you run out of yarn!

This way you can use up an entire skein of yarn and completely customize the finished size of your shawl.

I personally love this shape as it can be worn in many different ways to show off the simple lace.

PIN THIS PATTERN FOR LATER

crochet beginner shawl free pattern

Choosing Yarn For Diamonds For Flora Beginner Shawl

Diamonds For Flora is a great crochet shawl design that is perfect for those precious skeins of hand-dyed yarn. The original sample has been made in an indie-dyed yarn from PollyOrange.

It was a 4-ply skein of yarn that was made up of 100% superwash merino yarn, 425 m per 100g hank.

However, there are so many suitable alternatives, and here are a few that I have picked for you!

  1. Stroll Tonal – this is a fingering weight yarn consisting of 75% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, and 25% Nylon. The variegation in Stroll Tonal is subtle enough to highlight complex stitch patterns but still adds interest as you crochet through the shifting colors.
  2. Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye – the high twist gives this yarn a bounce and resiliency perfect for socks, shawls, sweaters, and more. It consists of 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, and 20% Polyamide (Nylon).
  3. Hawthorne Speckle Hand Painted – every speckle skein is painted by hand with eccentric dapplings of color against the softest of backgrounds. It uses the same base as the kettle dye variety.
  4. Gloss Fingering – at 70% Merino Wool, and 30% Silk this is a yarn that will require a more gentle approach and care.

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MATERIALS

CROCHET BEGINNER SHAWL FINISHED SIZE

150 cm long x 80 cm at the widest point

TENSION

4 V sts x 7 rows measures 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tr- treble crochet

ch-sp- chain space

rep- repeat

beg- beginning

V st- (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in same st

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

PATTERN NOTES

The shawl is worked from the point towards the wider edge. It consists of a 4-row pattern repeat.

direction of work for the crochet shawl

CROCHET BEGINNER SHAWL MAIN PATTERN

Row 1: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), (1 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into 4th ch from hook, turn.

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as st throughout), 1 sc into top of first dc, 3 ch, 1 dc into next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch. Turn.

Row 3: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into same st at the bottom of 3 ch, miss next 3 ch- sp, V st into next dc, miss next 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between V st and next dc, 3 ch, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch. Turn.

Row 5: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, miss next (3 ch-sp, 1 sc, 3 ch-sp), 1 V st in next dc, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 6: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between V st and next dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 sc into 3rd ch of beg 5 ch from prev rnd. Turn.

Row 7: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 V st in next dc, miss next (3 ch-sp, 1 sc, 3 ch-sp), 1 V st in next dc, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

crochet graph

Crochet Beginner Shawl pattern continues…

Row 8: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between next 2 V sts, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between V st and next tr, 3 ch, 1 dc into top of beg 4 ch from prev rnd. Turn.

Rnd 9: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, *miss next (3 ch-sp, 1 sc, 3 ch-sp), 1 V st in next dc; rep from * once, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 10: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, *3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between next 2 V sts; rep from * once, 3 ch, 1 dc in last 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 sc into 3rd ch of beg 5 ch from prev rnd. Turn.

Row 11: 4 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 V st in next dc, *miss next (3 ch-sp, 1 sc, 3 ch-sp), 1 V st in next dc; rep from * across, miss last 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

Diamonds For Flora crochet shawl

Pattern continues…

Row 12: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, *3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between next 2 V sts; rep from * across working last sc between V st and tr, 3 ch, 1 dc into top of beg 4 ch from prev rnd. Turn.

Row 13: 5 ch (counts as 1 dc + 2 ch), 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 5 ch, *miss next (3 ch-sp, 1 sc, 3 ch-sp), 1 V st in next dc; rep from * across, miss last 3 ch-sp, 1 tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 14: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, *3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, 1 sc between next 2 V sts; rep from * across working last sc between V st and dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in last 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 sc into 3rd ch of beg 5 ch from prev rnd. Turn.

Repeat rows 11-14 another 21 times.

Repeat rows 11-13 once more. Do not fasten off.

BORDER

Row 1: start working into next 2 ch-sp, *(1 dc, 1 ch) 4 times, 1 dc in same 2 ch-sp; repeat from * across all 2 ch-sp.

Fasten off and block to dimensions. Sew in all ends after blocking.


Final thoughts…

I hope you have found this chunky crochet necklace helpful. If you think your crafty friends would find this tutorial helpful, why not share it with them? 

You can share a direct link to this tutorial on your social media. 

Other shawl patterns you might like:

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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