Triangle Crochet Shawl
I am so excited to share this incredibly easy pattern for a triangle crochet shawl that creates a beautiful, lightweight and reversible crochet shawl.
You can wear this crochet triangle shawl around your neck or around your shoulders. It’s a perfect lightweight shawl for summer nights or to wear indoors around your neck.
Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern
The first few rows of this crochet triangle shawl pattern make the bottom tip of the triangle and then the rest of the pattern is made by repeating the exact same stitch which is a combination of single crochet, chain and double crochet stitches.
This stitch, which is similar to the blanket stitch, is one of my absolute favorite stitches. It’s the same stitch that is used in my Classic Baby Blanket, Easy Cowl and Easy Bandana patterns.
The pattern includes a row by row stitch count with measurements up until row 55, which for me, created a triangle shawl that was 60″ wide and 26″ high. But you can easily customize the size by making less or more rows.
Each row is increased by the one-stitch repeat (made up of 3 stitches), making it a perfectly even triangle. Both the front and the back of the shawl look exactly the same.
For this pattern, you can use any size 2 (fine) yarn. I used and highly recommend Cotton Fair, which is machine washable.
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Crochet Shawl Pattern Details
The pattern creates a triangle shall that is approx. 60” wide and 26” high.
This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart.
4” x 4” = 15 sts and 9 rows (following the pattern. Only count stitches not chains)
Yarn: Approx. 632 yds of any size 2 (fine) yarn. I used 2 skeins* of Cotton Fair in the color Bright Peach. This yarn is 52% cotton and 48% acrylic (3.5 oz / 100 g and 317 yds / 290 m). *Note: I used all of the 2 skeins so if you want to be safe, get an extra skein.
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.00 mm)
Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape. Optional: a 5” object (a piece of thick cardboard, a notebook, etc.) to help you cut strands for the tassels.
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- ch-2 sp = chain-2 space
- Always work into the 1st st, the st attached to the chain.
- Chains never count as sts.
- Tip: make the tassels first (to ensure straight strands as the end of skeins can sometimes be curly).
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Crochet a Triangle Shawl Video Tutorial
Here is a step by step video tutorial or you can keep scrolling down for the written instructions. If you have any troubles seeing the video, you can also watch this video on YouTube.
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Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern Instructions
Reminder: I recommend making the tassels first (to ensure straight strands as the end of skeins can sometimes be curly).
Start: Chain 4.
Row 1: In the 4th ch from hook, 3 dc. (3 sts – reminder: chains never count as stitches).
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Make 2 dc in each st across. (6 sts).
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. In the 1st st, sc. Ch 2. In the next st,
2 dc. *In the next st, sc. Ch 2. In the next st, 2 dc.* Repeat from * to * across. (9 sts).
Note: every time you ch 2, it creates a ch-2 space that you will work into on the following row.
Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. In the 1st st (the top of the last dc from the previous row), sc. Ch 2. In the next st (the top of the 2nd last dc from the previous row), 2 dc. For the remainder of the row, only work into the ch-2 spaces (not stitches). Working into the 1st ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same space. *Working into the next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space.* Repeat from * to * across row. (12 sts).
Row 5 and on: Repeat Row 4 until the height of your work measures 26” (approx. 55 rows) or your desired height. (Stitch count for each row is on the next page). You can end after any row. After reaching your desired height, fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
Triangle Crochet Shawl Measurements & Stitch Count
Measurements are taken after finishing the row and are approximate. Measure the width from end to end. Measure the height from the bottom tip to the top.
Note: measurements are just for reference. Your sizing doesn’t need to be the same.
Row 5: 15 sts. (4” wide x 2.5” high)
Row 6: 18 sts.
Row 7: 21 sts.
Row 8: 24 sts.
Row 9: 27 sts.
Row 10: 30 sts. (8.5” wide x 4.5” high)
Row 11: 33 sts.
Row 12: 36 sts.
Row 13: 39 sts.
Row 14: 42 sts.
Row 15: 45 sts. (14.5” wide x 7.5”high)
Row 16: 48 sts.
Row 17: 51 sts.
Row 18: 54 sts.
Row 19: 57 sts.
Row 20: 60 sts. (19” wide and 8.5” high)
Row 21: 63 sts.
Row 22: 66 sts.
Row 23: 69 sts.
Row 24: 72 sts.
Row 25: 75 sts. (23” wide and 12” high)
Row 26: 78 sts.
Row 27: 81 sts.
Row 28: 84 sts.
Row 29: 87 sts.
Row 30: 90 sts. (30” wide and 14” high)
Row 31: 93 sts.
Row 32: 96 sts.
Row 33: 99 sts.
Row 34: 102 sts.
Row 35: 105 sts. (35” wide x 16” high)
Row 36: 108 sts.
Row 37: 111 sts.
Row 38: 114 sts.
Row 39: 117 sts.
Row 40: 120 sts. (40” wide x 19” high)
Row 41: 123 sts.
Row 42: 126 sts.
Row 43: 129 sts.
Row 44: 132 sts.
Row 45: 135 sts. (45” wide x 22” high)
Row 46: 138 sts.
Row 47: 141 sts.
Row 48: 144 sts.
Row 49: 147 sts.
Row 50: 150 sts. (51” wide x 24” high)
Row 51: 153 sts.
Row 52: 156 sts.
Row 53: 159 sts.
Row 54: 162 sts.
Row 55: 165 sts. (60” wide x 26” high)
You can use your favorite method for making and attaching tassels or follow these directions (the video tutorial for this pattern includes all of these steps).
Make two tassels.
Take a 5” object (such as a thick piece of cardboard, a notebook or a CD case). Leave a 3” tail and wrap your yarn around the 5” object 20 times. Cut the yarn leaving a 3” tail.
Cut a 16” strand of yarn from your skein and slip it underneath all the strands of yarn.
Shimmy it up to the top, with equal lengths on either side. Slide it and the wrapped yarn off the object.
Tie the 16” strand of yarn in a knot twice around the strands of yarn at the top.
Cut a 20” strand of yarn. Tie it around the strands of yarn, approx. 1” from the top (with equal lengths on either side) and make two knots. Take one end of this 16” strand and wrap it around the strands 3 times. Take the other end of the strand also also wrap it around the strands 3 times. Put this end in a yarn needle and feed it through the middle of the wrapped yarn.
Cut through the loops and trim the ends so they are all the same length (I cut mine to be 3.75”). You can just use scissors or you can use painter’s tape, a cutting mat and rotary cutter to get perfectly straight ends (read more on how to cut your ends perfectly).
Attach each tassel to widest ends of shawl using the 16” strand of yarn (at the top of the tassel). With your yarn needle, start at the ch-2 sp and weave into a few nearby stitches. Then weave back to the tassel and put your yarn completely through the tassel head. Go back into the shawl body and weave into a few more nearby stitches. Then weave back to the tassel and feed the end through the middle of the wrapped strands and pull all the way through. Trim the end to be the same length as the other tassel strands. Repeat for the other 16” strand end.
Repeat for each tassel. And now you have a new Crochet Triangle Shawl!
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