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.
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.
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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.
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!
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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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- Pollyorange hand-dyed skein (100% superwash wool; 4-ply yarn; 425m per 100 g) x 1 skein in Disco B**ch
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Blocking mats
- Yarn needle
CROCHET BEGINNER SHAWL FINISHED SIZE
150 cm long x 80 cm at the widest point
4 V sts x 7 rows measures 10 cm
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr- treble crochet
ch-sp- chain space
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.
The shawl is worked from the point towards the wider edge. It consists of a 4-row pattern repeat.
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 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.
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.
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.
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