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You will love this Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern that combines the magic of gradient yarn with the simplicity of basic stitches. 

This lightweight shawl is designed to create a beautiful drape that you can wrap around your neck and shoulders. 

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The easy crochet pattern is suitable for an adventurous beginner – the more experienced will love the easy row repeat of this design once the pattern is established.

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How to get the Pattern for Fuschia Shawl

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the free pattern and written instructions
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free PDF pattern with 7 pages including a step by step tutorial  and the addition of a printable crochet chart. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy
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Best Yarn for this Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern

To make this beautiful shawl, you will need 800 – 1000m of fingering weight yarn. I used one yarn cake of Scheepjes Whirl in the color Turkish Delight and a 3.5mm crochet hook. 

Gradient yarns cakes give a stunning effect in crochet shawls – and the best part is, there are mimimal ends to weave in!

There is a huge selection of lightweight yarns available, from delicate fingering weight yarns in wool, to cotton blends. These yarns all offer the ideal combination of softness, drape, and stitch definition for creating a stunning crochet triangle shawl. 

If you are looking for cozy shawl crochet projects for the winter season, you could easily make this pattern in a worsted weight yarn. 

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More Crochet Shawls using Gradient Yarn

If you love using gradient yarn cakes, you have come to the right place!  You will find plenty of free patterns for crochet shawls on my blog, using fingering weight yarn cakes.

If you prefer crochet rectangular shawls, you will love this crochet wrap in a wave pattern.

And this lovely crochet triangular shawl with shells is a simple crochet project with a stunning result. Or this stunning lace crochet shawl with gradient yarn.

If you like semi-circle designs, you will love this simple pattern for a summer shawl.

What is the Best Crochet Stitch for a Shawl

Double crochet stitches are an excellent choice for crocheted shawls due to their height, so patterns will work up quickly. 

The stitch is a good balance between height and thickness, giving the fabric warmth and coverage while still draping nicely. You can use this stitch for various shawl styles, including cozy wraps and intricate lace patterns. 

This easy crochet shawl pattern is suitable for both beginners and advanced crocheters. It features basic crochet stitches in a shell pattern, and a simple repeat stitch using chain spaces, double crochet and treble stitches.  

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Fuschia Shawl Free Crochet Pattern 

Get the free written pattern below or you can purchase the ad-free PDF pattern with 7 pages including a step by step tutorial  and the addition of a printable crochet chart.

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Materials

  • 1 cake of Scheepjes Whirl (4ply weight, 60% Cotton 40% acrylic, 215-225g/1000m) in 778 Turkish Delight

  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (US G)
  • Yarn needle

You can use 800m – 1000m of any Fingering weight yarn, or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook. 

Measurements

Shawl pictured measures 100in [254cm] x 32in [81cm] 

Gauge

10 rows/ 3 pattern repeats = 4in x 4in [10cm x 10cm]

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch3, sl st back into 1st ch

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

MR – magic ring

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Notes

  • Pattern is written in US crochet terms
  • Shawl is worked bottom up and worked in rows
  • Instructions are for using a full cake of Scheepjes Whirl. I left 30g of yarn to complete border. I began with the purple shade and ended with the gorgeous red!
  • Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr throughout
  • Gauge is not important. If using a different yarn, use a hook suitable for your own tension. Make a swatch of the first 6 rows to test your hook size.
  • Shawl pictured uses the same yarn for the border but a contrast yarn would also look beautiful.
  • Finish pattern repeat when shawl is the required size

Fuschia Shawl Crochet Pattern Instructions

Make Magic Ring or ch 5 and work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in 5th ch from hook

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in MR, pull to close ring, turn – 2 tr, 2 dc

Row 2: Ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip next d c, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in last st (top of beg ch 4 here and throughout), turn – 2 tr, 7 dc

Row 3: Ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp and 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in last st, turn – 2 tr, 12 dc

Row 4: Ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp and 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * once, ch 1, skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in last st, turn – 2 tr, 17 dc

Row 5: Ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp and 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from *  twice, ch 1, skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in last st, turn – 2 tr, 22 dc

Row 6 (repeat row): Ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, * ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp and 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending with ch 1, skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 tr) in last st, turn.

Rows 7 – 61: Repeat Row 6 for pattern, or until size desired. Leave approx. 30g of yarn to complete the border. Do not fasten off yarn.

Continue to border

Border (read notes before starting)

  • Turn your work after final row, to crochet down first side. The edging is worked around 2 sides of shawl – first working down 1 side to bottom point (beg of pattern) and back up other side. You will not work along top edge.
  • Depending on where you are in the pattern, you will work either a sc, or (2dc, picot, 2dc) in the bottom point of the shawl.
  • You will work into the row ends of each row along the sides. It is the st loop at the beginning and end of each row, where you worked your first and last sts. (see below pictures for guidance)

Edging Row 

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *ch 2, (2 dc, picot (see special stitches), 2 dc) in next row end, ch 2, 1 sc in next row end; repeat from * around both sides until you reach the other end of top edge. Finish with a sc in final st. 

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4 Comments

  1. Hello Carmen! This pattern is GORGEOUS! I would love to use it to make a beach sarong. Do you have any suggestions regarding how to modify it?

    1. Hi! You can increase the length by chaining more multiples of the stitch pattern. And you can make it wider by crocheting more rows

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