I have a cosy Crochet Cake Yarn Shawl pattern for you today! You can use just one ball of any of the lovely Cake Yarns in a DK weight/Light Worsted weight that are available everywhere. The gorgeous colour changes in a Cake gradient yarn will do all the colour choosing for you! This pattern is very easy and beginner-friendly and you can crochet up a few shawls for gifting in no time!
You can find a Video for this shawl below
The shape of this shawl is asymmetric – a boomerang shape that is perfect for wrapping around your shoulders, and makes a warm cosy scarf against winter winds.
The pattern is an easy make using basic stitches only. Once you have the first few rows worked up, it is a simple 2-row repeat. You can adjust the pattern easily by making more or fewer rows, to make the size you want. My shawl is made from a beautiful soft DK cake yarn called Curiosity from King Cole Yarns in swirling variegated shades, which gives a wonderful stripy effect. I am a King Cole Ambassador so I get sent some of their lovely yarn to try out on a regular basis! The colour I used is called Waterlily, with lovely colour changes throughout….that teal blue is gorgeous! I love all the luscious colours in this yarn and you can find your local stockists here
The shawl pattern decreases gently on one side, while increasing on the other side to form an asymmetric triangle and you can easily get a nice sized shawl from one ball!
You may also like to check out Alannah Shawl another of my beginner-friendly shawl designs.
All my Free Crochet Shawl designs can be found HERE
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- King Cole Curiosity DK/525yds [480m]: 100% Acrylic/150gr) in colourway Waterlily
- 4.5mm crochet hook
- You can use approx. 500m of any DK weight/ light worsted weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.
Shawl measures 70 in [178cm] in longest length x 56 in [102cm] x 31 in [79cm] after blocking
17 dc x 9 rows in pattern using recommended hook and yarn.
US Crochet Terms (UK terms in brackets)
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sp – space
Dc – double crochet (UK treble crochet)
- Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc throughout
- Ch 2 at beginning of a row does NOT count as a stitch and you do NOT work into it on the next row
- It is recommended that you block your shawl for a polished finish
- Pattern is written in US crochet terms
Video for Crochet Cake Yarn Shawl
Instructions for Crochet Cake Yarn Shawl
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, and beg ch), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn – 3 dc
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc in 1st st (at base of ch 3), 1 dc in next st, turn, leaving last st unworked – 4 dc
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st (top of beg ch-3), turn – 4 dc
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1 st (base of ch 3), 1 dc in next 3 sts, turn, leaving ch 2 (from previous row) unworked – 6 dc
Row 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 4 dc, 2 x ch-1 sp
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in last st, turn, leaving ch 2 unworked – 8 dc
Row 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in next st, [ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 5 dc, 3 x ch-1 sp
Row 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp across, 1 dc in last st, turn, leaving ch 2 unworked – 10 dc
Row 9: Ch 2, 1 dc in next st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st; rep from * across, ending with ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc in last st, turn – 6 dc, 4 x ch-1 sp
Row 10: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp across,1 dc in last st, turn, leaving ch 2 unworked – 12 dc
Repeat rows 9 & 10 for pattern
Shawl pictured worked a total of 98 rows. You can make your shawl larger if you wish by crocheting more rows – finishing on a row 10.
Final row: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off
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. Add tassels if you wish for a finishing touch.
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