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The easiest crochet triangle shawl ever

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Airy, easy, and quick to make! Yes, you will have it all in this crochet triangle shawl pattern that’s perfect for the warmer weather. With this mesh stitch you can make it in just a few hours.

Triangle shawls are one of the most versatile and exciting accessories that go great with most garments. Not to mention, they are elegant and easy to style.  

This is a 6 row-repeat pattern that features a nice, scalloped edge to give it a minimal finishing look. And, to complete the sophistication of this shawl, the yarn used is a cotton blend fine weight. Which is soft and drapey. So beautiful!

The easiest crochet triangle shawl ever
Easy crochet triangle shawl pattern

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Best yarn for a crochet triangle shawl 

Triangle shawls are accessories that are supposed to be chic, but comfortable. So, the best yarns for them are the lighter weight ones. I would recommend Fine weight (Sport #2) to worsted weight (#4), otherwise, they will look too bulky. 

Make them large enough to add a layered look and warmth to your neck in the colder temperatures. Besides, if you use yarns natural fiber yarns, they will have all the warmth and comfort that you need.

The yarn used for this pattern

Since this pattern uses an open stitch, you won’t need a huge amount of yarn. I used Cotton Fair by Premier yarns, which is a Fine weight (Sport #2). The fiber content for that yarn is 52% cotton and 48% acrylic.

Speaking of crochet shawls, I have a free pattern here on the blog of a The Rio Rectangle Shawl. And guess what? I used the exact same yarn and color for that shawl as well. That’s how much I love it. 

The colorway was Baby Blue, and the amount was 7.69 oz (218 g), 697 yds (637 m). 

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Common questions about triangle shawls

Triangle shawls are among the most fun crochet projects to work with. They are usually straight forward and use easy pattern repeats. Here a few FAQ’s to get you informed before you start making your shawl.

How do you start a triangle shawl in crochet?

Most triangle shawls are made from the center outwards with a group of row repeats. You will then work increasing on the sides, making it as big or as small as you want your shawl to be. 

The deeper you go with your increases for the triangle shape, the bigger the shawl will be. Of course, there are other ways to make shawls as well, but this is the most common one.

What are the dimensions of a crochet triangle shawl?

A good size for a triangle shawl starts at 60” wide x 30” tall. Most patterns will give you instructions for stitch repeats in case you want to make it oversized or smaller.

The shawl pictured in this pattern measures approximately 68” (173 cm) wide x 32” (81 cm) tall x 49.5” (126 cm) on the sides.

How do you style a crochet triangle shawl?

The best thing about triangle shawls is the versatility and multiple styling possibilities. Not to mention, they go well with most garments and most occasions. 

Here are a few of the most common ways to wear a triangle shawl.

  • Centered in the back: this is probably the most traditional way to style a triangle shawl. Throw it over your back with the side points wrapped around your shoulders.
  • Kerchief: with this style, you will wrap the side ends around your neck and the point of the shawl will go in the front.
  • As a scarf: this is a great styling option for the colder weather. Just wrap it randomly around your neck for extra warmth.
The easiest crochet triangle shawl ever
The crochet triangle shawl in the Kerchief style

Instructions for this crochet triangle shawl pattern

  • This pattern was written using standard US terminology.
  • The level of difficulty of the pattern is Easy. By the way, the skills needed consist mainly of chains and double crochet stitches only. 
  • The construction of this crochet triangle shawl consists of working from top down. Starting in the middle, going outwards, increasing on the sides.
  • You can make this shawl larger or smaller by adding more or making fewer pattern repeats.
  • Chain 4 at the beginning of each row count as double crochet stitch and a chain 1 space.

Materials needed

  • Sports weight yarn (#2)
  • 4:00 mm (US G-6) hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle 
  • Measuring tape or rule

Pattern abbreviations and terms

  • Cluster: a group of 3 dc in the same ch sp ch / chs: chain / chains
  • dc: double crochet
  • FO: fasten off
  • mc: magic circle
  • rep: repeat
  • RS: right side
  • sp: space
  • st / sts: stitch / stitches
  • ( ) repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
  • repeat instructions after asterisks as directed

Size of the finished shawl

Approximately 68” (173 cm) wide x 32” (81 cm) tall x 49.5” (126 cm) on the sides.

crochet triangle shawl size chart
Crochet triangle shawl size chart

A note on gauge

Gauge is not crucial for this project. But the first 9 rows of the pattern measures 11” x 7.5” x 7.5” (28 cm x 19 cm x 19 cm).

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Here is the pattern for this crochet triangle shawl. You will be working a 6 row-repeat until you reach the size you like. But the pictured shawl has 52 rows, and the model is 5’6 (167 cm) tall, in case you need a reference.

Total Time: 6 hours

  1. Crochet Row 1

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    Row1 (RS): in a mc, ch 3, (dc 3, ch 1) 2x, dc 4, ch 5, turn.

    As an alternative to the magic circle, you can chain 4 and place all the sts in 4th ch from hook.

  2. Crochet Row 2

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    Row2: (sc in next ch sp, ch 5) 2x, sc in last st, ch 4, turn.

  3. Crochet Row 3

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    Row3 (RS): *(dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * two more times, (ch 1, dc) in last ch 5 sp, ch 4, turn.

  4. Crochet Row 4

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    Row4: dc 3 in first ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp) 2x, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) in middle ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp) 2x, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.

  5. Crochet Row 5

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    Row5: dc 3 in first ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp) to last before center, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) in middle ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp) to last ch 5 sp, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.

  6. Crochet Rows 6-8

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    Row6-8: In this step of the crochet triangle shawl you will be repeating exactly what you did in Row 5. Follow the instructions above.

  7. Crochet Row 9

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    Row9: dc 3 in first ch 1 sp, (dc 3 in next ch 5 sp) to last before center, (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) in middle ch 1 sp, (dc 3 in next ch 5 sp) to last ch 5 sp, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.

  8. Crochet Row 10

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    Row10: dc 3 in first ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sc in sp after next 3 dc) to last before center, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) in next ch 1 sp in the middle, (ch 5, sc in sp after next 3 dc) to last, ch 5, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.

    Repeat Row5-Row10 through Row 52, or as many times as needed, to your desired size.

  9. Crochet the scalloped edging

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    Row53: 3 extra chs (7 chs total), sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a picot st, dc 3 in first ch sp, *sc in next ch 5 sp, (dc 3, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a picot st, dc 3) in next ch 5 sp**, repeat between * and ** to last before center, you will have a sc in last ch 5 sp before the center, (dc 3, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a picot st, dc 3) in the middle ch 1 sp, now repeat between * and ** to last, sc in last ch 5 sp, (dc 3, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a picot st, dc 1) in last ch 1 sp. 

    Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in the ends.

    Note: The sample in this picture has only 11 rows to show what the entire edging looks like. But the final crochet triangle shawl pictured in this pattern has 52 rows.

Estimated Cost: 10.00 USD

Supply:

  • Sports/Fine weight yarn #2

Tools:

  • 4:00 mm (US G-6) hook

Materials: Yarn Scissors Tapestry needle Measuring tape or rule

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Other free patterns I think you will love

Before you go, take a look at these other patterns that I think you will love. They are also free here on the blog.

I hope you love making this super easy crochet triangle shawl. I know there are many patterns out there for you to choose from. But this one is very straight forward and so quick to make that I am sure you will enjoy working on it.

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