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Easy Crochet Triangle Shawl – Free Pattern for Spindle Shawl

August 31, 2019

Looking for a quick crochet triangle shawl pattern to whip up for the colder weather? I have a simple and beautiful Free crochet pattern for you today! Spindle Shawl uses a lovely open lace crochet stitch, and a bottom-up construction to create this cosy shawl. The 2-row pattern is easy to memorize ,and the interesting edging adds a stylish twist and pop of colour. You can customize the size by simply adding more repeats.

crochet triangle shawl free pattern

The main body of the shawl uses a worsted weight cotton yarn Stylecraft Monet and the colour-way is Water Lilies (3972). It is a gorgeous speckled cotton yarn with great stitch definition.  I love the heavy weight of cotton in shawls, it gives a wonderful drape, like a cosy hug, to wrap around your neck. You can use any worsted weight yarn of your choice to make this shawl. Gauge is not important, just make sure you use a hook size that suits your tension. I suggest you use a size bigger hook than recommended for your yarn, to give this piece the loose drape it requires.

You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF of the Spindle Shawl pattern in US or UK Crochet terms on Ravelry

and on Etsy

Skill Level

Only basic stitches sc, dc, tr and dc2tog are used in this pattern and it is suitable for a confident beginner. It includes a crochet chart for the main body of the shawl.

Materials

Main Colour: 2 Balls of Stylecraft Monet – Water Lilies (3972) / aran weight/200yds [183m]: 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton/100gr)

Contrast Colours: Approx. 80 – 100g of of worsted weight (aran weight) yarn for border in 3 contrast colors. Pattern used 3 colours of Rico Creative Cotton Aran

6mm [J/10] crochet hook

You can use 400 – 500m of any worsted weight (aran weight) for your main color, or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 72in [183cm] long x 24in [61cm] wide after blocking

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

SC – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sp – space

Special Stitches

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Notes

  • The main body is worked in one piece from bottom-up, increasing on each side until a shallow wide triangle is made.
  • The edging is made by attaching yarn to the bottom of the shawl and working in rows
  • You can use an extra ball of your chosen yarn for the border if you wish, or use up small balls from your stash
  • Includes written instructions and a chart. Pattern written in US crochet terms.
  • Ch 4 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 tr
  • Ch 6 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc and ch 2
  • Gauge is not important.

Instructions for Main Body of Shawl (see chart further down page)

Using Main Color and 6mm hook, make a magic ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout), dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog,1 tr in ring, turn – 2 tr, 2 cl

Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), 1 dc in 1st st (top of treble from previous row), ch 2, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 2 dc,1 sc

Row 3: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc (from previous row), [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn – 2 tr, 6 cl, 2 sc

Row 4: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * once more, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 4 dc, 3 sc

Row 5: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc, * [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * two more times, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn – 2 tr, 10 cl, 4 sc

Row 6: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * three more times, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn – 2 tr, 6 dc, 5 sc

Row 7: Ch 4, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in 1st st, 1 sc in next dc, * [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog] in next sc, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * across, [dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 8: Ch 6, 1 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * across, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr] in 4th ch of beg ch 4, turn.

Repeat rows 7 & 8 for pattern for a total of 36 rows. You can make your shawl bigger by repeating these 2 rows as many times as necessary. Fasten off yarn.

Border

Using first Contrast colour, you will join yarn in same place you finished last row, to top left hand corner of shawl. You will be working down first side of shawl to ‘peak’ (beg of pattern). You will place each sc in either a ch-4 sp, or side post of a tr, as you work your way along both sides.

Row 1: Join first contrast color in top of tr in corner, ch 6, 1 sc in 1st ch-4 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3, * 1 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3; rep from * until you reach bottom of shawl, 1 sc in beg ch (magic circle), ch 3, * 1 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next sp (around post of tr), ch 3; rep from * to top right corner of shawl, 1 sc in final ch-4 sp, [ch 3, 1 dc] in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st dc, * 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn. Fasten off yarn.

Row 3: Using next contrast color, ch 6, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with [1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc] in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2. Fasten off yarn

Row 5: Using next contrast color, rep row 3.

Row 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st dc, * 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, [1 dc, picot, 1 dc] in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6, turn. Fasten off yarn.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry.

Crochet Chart (rows 1 – 6)

Stitch Legend

You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF of the Spindle Shawl pattern in US or UK Crochet terms on Ravelry

and on Etsy

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  • Reply
    Pamela Sample Moshier
    January 16, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Love this pattern! So easy and the drape is very fluid. I used Red Heart Super Saver, color Artist print and did not use a contrasting yarn for edging. So ended at row 4 of edging…soon I will make with all row….. ????

  • Reply
    Margaret Cameron
    March 1, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have a whole lot of ripped down 4 ply yarn (from husband’s old jumpers and my cardigans) ready for reuse, but it’s now a lot thinner than the original so I’m using the one strand into three method to ‘thicken’ it up. This pattern looks ideal – the shawl will be warm and cosy, but not overly bulky or heavy. Can’t wait to get started 👏👏👏👏👍

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