Beginners Crochet Shawl Free Patterm

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With this crochet shawl free pattern, you’re about to embark on a journey where creativity meets cosiness. Are you ready to wrap yourself in warmth and sophistication? Crochet enthusiasts, get your hooks ready because we’re diving into the world of creating stunning shawls!

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Absolute Beginner Crochet Shawl Pattern

If you are an absolute beginner and are looking for a good first time crochet project thats not too small and too big either, then this double crochet beginners shawl is all you need!

This pattern can be attempted by all level crocheters, the only thing that might be a bit challenging to the beginners is that we crochet in the back loop only (BLO) to give us this ribbed look!

Without saying too much, how about we look into the materials to get us started on this crochet shawl!

Materials Needed

Before you begin your crochet adventure, gather these essential materials:


TO get the exact drape i got in this crochet shawl, then you need a DK weight yarn. DK weight yarn works well for a versatile shawl, but feel free to explore with various textures and fibres for a unique touch.

Crochet Hook:

Choose an appropriate crochet hook size that complements your yarn choice. Typically, a 4mm to 5mm hook is ideal for a shawl project depending on your tension.

Scissors and Yarn Needle:

These will be your trusty companions throughout the project for cutting yarn and weaving in those ends.

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Tips for Beginners

If you’re new to crocheting or tackling your first shawl project, here are some helpful tips to set you on the right path:

Start Simple:

Opt for patterns labeled ‘beginner-friendly’ to get a hang of the stitches and techniques involved in shawl-making.

Count Your Stitches:

Maintain an accurate stitch count as it ensures your shawl retains the intended shape and size.

Patience Is Key:

Crocheting a shawl might take some time, so be patient with yourself. Enjoy the process, and don’t rush through the stitches.

Experiment with Colors:

Don’t hesitate to play with various colour combinations. Mixing shades can bring a unique flair to your shawl.


Level: Easy

Pattern Notes

>This is good to know, take note that Chain 3 at the beginning of every row counts as a double crochet or a stitch. we will be placing 2 extra double crochets at the beginning and end of our rows in the same stitch, making it three double crochets in the same stitch.

> This whole crochet shawl is worked in the back loop only to achieve that ribbed look i know i love so much

>The pattern uses US crochet terms

> The pattern is in one size only, however, it can be made in an size. if you would like it smaller, then reduce the number or rows, you can keep trying it on to see the size you find perfect. If you would like it longer/ bigger, then i suggest you add more rows than the pattern suggests.

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Stitches Used

So for those new to crochet, you will see a lot of abbreviations in this pattern as that is how patterns are written. So here is a check sheet/ cheat sheet for you:

  • Ch- chain
  • DC- double crochet
  • BLO- back loop only
  • St- stitch
  • Slst- Slip stitch

Gauge: 14 stitches wide X 8 rows in 4 inches

Finished Measurements

the shawl measured 52 inches laying flat from corner to corner and 21 inches from the centre to the bottom V.

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Crochet Shawl Pattern

Foundation Chain- Ch 4, slst in to the fist ch you made to make a ring

Row 1- Working into the center of the ring, ch 3, place 2 dc into the ring ch 2 and place another 3 dc into the ring

Row 2- Ch 3 and turn your work. Remember from here on we will be working into the back loops only. in the same st, place 2 dc to make 3 dc. This is an increase, in the bl only, work dc till the ch 2 place in the centre. place 2 dc in the ch 2 space, ch 2 then place another 2 dc, proceed to work in the bl till the last st, place 3 dc in the last stitch. ch3 and turn.

Note, using the stitch markers to mark the first and last dc you make will make it easy to keep count.

Row 3- 30 you will repeat rows 1-2. you will increase 8 stitches in every row.

At the end of row 30, ch 1 and cut the yarn, weave in all the ends.

If you would like your crochet shawl bigger or smaller, increase the number of rows as you go.

Congratulations on your crochet beginners shawl. I hope it keeps you warm in the winter and if you are planning on gifting it, i just know that someone will love it, Hand made gifts are the crafters way of saying i love you.

Until next time,

Happy crafting!

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