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Easy Crochet Shawl for Beginners (Alannah Shawl)

September 5, 2022
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Alannah Shawl is an Easy Crochet Shawl for Beginners.  Choose some beautiful yarn, add some fringing and you are right on trend!

The easy pattern uses only double crochet stitches and works up fairly quickly for a fabulous result. You will only need approximately 600m of Worsted weight yarn to make this cosy crescent shape shawl.

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How to Get The Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the Instructions
  • Printable Ad-Free PDF: Printable pattern with 5 pages including all details. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

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How to Crochet an Easy Shawl for Beginners

A crochet shawl is one of the easiest crochet projects you can try. This shawl is great for a beginner crocheter, as it uses just basic crochet stitches. It is easy to customize as well, using any yarn and hook you like. Stitch counts are included at the end of a row to help you keep on track.

You will start your shawl at one end and increase on one side only. You will work straight for a number of rows and then decrease on one side only to the other end. You can then add fringe detailing for extra flair!

easy crochet shawl for beginners

The Yarn

Sample uses a worsted weight yarn from We are knitters calledThe Pima Cotton. This soft cotton yarn makes a beautiful lightweight shawl. You can use any worsted weight yarn to make this beautiful shawl and a 5 mm hook.

Dk weight yarn would also be suitable with a matching hook size. The size of your shawl will be smaller but you can adjust it by working more increase rows before you start the straight section.

I added simple stripes of a contrast yarn to my shawl, but can also choose to make this simple pattern in a single color with minimal ends to weave in!

salmon color crochet shawl

More Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

I love designing shawls and you are sure to find easy patterns and some more challenging designs for advanced crocheters on my blog.

This easy crochet pattern for Banna Shawl has plenty of style! You might like Coral Charm a crochet triangle shawl, that is a quick relaxing make and can be crocheted in any weight yarn you choose. The pattern includes a picture tutorial and a chart to help you.

Feile is an easy shawl design using different colors. This easy to wear rectangular shawl is worked in a four-row repeat crochet pattern, and it’s easy to customize for your perfect size.

crochet shawl on woman in woods

Skill Level – easy

Only basic stitches are used in this pattern, but some concentration is required until the row increases are established.

Materials

We are knitters The Cotton, 100% cotton-pima, 100g/212m/232yds

  • Main Colour (MC) – 2 balls in Salmon Pink
  • Contrast Colour (CC) – 1 ball in Khaki
  • 5 mm crochet hook

You can use any Aran or Worsted weight yarn to achieve a similar effect 

Printable Ad-Free PDF: Printable pattern with 5 pages including all details. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

Notes 

  • Shawl is crocheted in rows, starting at one tip, first increasing, then working straight and then decreasing to the other tip.
  • The pattern increases and decreases on one side only. Using a stitch marker to mark this side, makes following pattern easier
  • Ch2 does not count as a stitch
  • Colour Sequence: 6 rows MC, 1 row CC
  • You can use any weight yarn and matching hook to achieve a similar effect but be aware your meterage will differ
  • Includes written instructions and a photo tutorial
  • Stitch counts in italics at the end of a row
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms 

Dc     double crochet

Ch     chain

Rep   repeat

Beg   beginning

Sp     space

MC   main color

CC    contrast color

Gauge

15 sts and 7 rows in dc = 10cm (4”)

Measurements

The shawl in sample measures 70” (178cm) wide and 15.5” (39cm) deep, without the fringe.

Special Stitches

  • Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): 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) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog): 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.

Instructions for Easy Crochet Shawl for Beginners

Using 5mm hook and MC chain 5

Row 1: 2dc in 4th ch from hook, ch1, 1dc in last st, turn – 4dc

Row 2: Ch4 (counts as 1dc, ch1 here and throughout), skip ch-1 sp, 2dc in next st (increase made), dc in next st, dc in last st (t-ch), turn – 5dc

Row 3: Ch2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 6dc

Row 4: Ch4, skip ch-1 sp, 2dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, turn – 7dc

Row 5: Ch2, dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 8dc

Row 6: Ch4, skip ch-1 sp, 2dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, fasten off MC, turn – 9dc

Rows 7: Join in CC, ch2, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st. ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, fasten off CC, turn – 10dc

Row 8: Join in MC, ch 4, skip ch-1 sp, 2dc in next st, dc to end, turn – 11dc

Row 9: Ch2, dc across, making 2dc in last st before ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 12dc

Rows 10 – 49: repeat rows 8 & 9, following colour sequence in notes – 52dc

You will now work 13 rows straight with no increase as follows

Row 50: Ch4, skip ch-1 sp, 1dc in next st, dc to end, turn – 52dc

Row 51: Ch2, dc across to ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 52dc

Rows 52 – 61: Repeat rows 50 – 51

Row 62: Repeat row 50 – 52dc

You will now begin to decrease on one side only. Remember dc2tog = 1 dc on following row

Row 63: Ch2, dc across to last 2 sts before ch-1 sp, dc2tog (decrease made) over 2 sts, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 51dc

Row 64: Ch4, dc2tog (decrease made) over first 2 sts, dc to end, turn – 50dc

Row 65: Ch2, dc across to last 2 sts before ch-1 sp, dc2tog over 2 sts, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn – 49dc  

Row 66: Ch4, dc2tog over first 2 sts, dc to end, turn – 48dc

Rows 67 – 110: repeat rows 65 & 66, following colour sequence. You will decrease by 1 st each row – 5dc at end of row 110

Row 111: Ch2, dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4. Fasten off and weave in all threads.

Fringing

Cut lengths of yarn approximately 25cm/10in in 2 colours. Make fringes using 4 strands of yarn (2 of each colour) and fold in half to make each fringe 8 strands. Attach fringes evenly along bottom edge of shawl around each row end (see pictures). Trim if needed.

crochet shawl with fringe

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and spray lightly with water and leave to dry. You can wet block shawl if desired – check your yarn fiber instructions.

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