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Omna Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

February 6, 2019

Cozy, squishy and huge, this free pattern for a crochet rectangle shawl makes a lovely crochet blanket scarf to add style to your winter outfits. Wear it as a wrap around your shoulders, or as a cosy scarf to drape around your neck to keep those cold winds at bay.

Omna Shawl – Omna is the Irish word for Oak tree. On the day we took these pictures, I remember looking around at the beautiful trees and seeing oak leaves on the ground.

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The pattern is an easy design. The first few rows require concentration, but I have included step by step photos to help the process.

Yarn for this Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

I used 2 balls of King Cole Curiosity DK yarn to make my shawl, but any DK weight yarn would work as well. Gradient cake yarns make a gorgeous crochet wrap, no color changes and only a few threads to weave in! You could also used a worsted weight yarn to make a heavier shawl. Or fingering weight/lightweight yarn to make a more lacy shawl with an elegant look. Just chain the width you want your shawl to be using the stitch multiple given, and crochet the repeat row until your shawl is the length you wish.

crochet rectangle shawl in cake gradient yarn

Details for the Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern

Rectangular shawls are a great pattern for a beginner as you have no shaping to make. I have included the multiples for the pattern, so you can make your shawl any width you choose. The easy crochet pattern has only one row to repeat using double crochet stitches. It is a versatile stitch pattern that you can use to make a lightweight shawl with finer yarn or a winter shawl/wrap with a heavier weight yarn.

You can find the free crochet pattern below, and **You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF with 6 pages, of the Omna Shawl pattern on Ravelry

Or purchase on Etsy

Materials

King Cole Curiosity DK/100% acrylic,150g/480m/524yds

  • 2 balls in Sunset 2894
  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook

You can use any DK weight yarn to achieve a similar effect 

Notes

  • Shawl is a long rectangle approx. 70in (178cm) length x 18in (46cm) wide
  • The wrap can be made longer or wider by working more pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • Pattern multiple is 16 chains + 4 ch
  • You can use any weight yarn and matching hook to achieve a similar effect.
  • Includes written instructions. Pattern written in US crochet terms with UK terms in table below
  • Pay careful attention to first 3 rows until pattern is established. Photo tutorial may be helpful
  • Gauge is not important

Measurements

70in (178cm) length x 18in (46cm) wide – without fringing

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

Dc       double crochet

Ch       chain

Rep     repeat

Beg     beginning

Sp       space

T-ch   turning chain

UK Crochet Terms

Tc       treble crochet

Ch       chain

Rep     repeat

Beg     beginning

Sp       space

T-ch   turning chain

crochet rectangle shawl

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crochet rectangle shawl

Read on for instructions, and there is a picture tutorial further down the page

Instructions for Crochet Rectangle Shawl (US Terms)

Ch 100

(tip – add a few extra chains in case you miss one, you can always undo extra later)

Row 1: 1 dc into 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc into next ch] twice. Ch 1, skip 1 ch, * [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch, skip 1 ch, [dc into next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch] twice, dc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 3 times; rep from * to last 10 ch, [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch, skip next ch, [dc into next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] twice, dc into next ch, skip 2 ch, dc into last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch-1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp, * skip next ch-1 sp, next 2 dc and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch-1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc into 4th ch of beg ch-4, turn.

 Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch-1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp, * skip next ch-1 sp, next 2 dc and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch-1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc into 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Repeat row 3 until you have reached the length you require, or run out of yarn! I made a total of 104 rows using 2 cakes of yarn. I left enough for fringing. Weave in all threads

Finishing

Block shawl by pinning into shape and steaming gently. Cut lengths of yarn approx. 10-12in [25-30cm] long. I used 6 lengths for one side, and 7 lengths for the other side (total of 13) You will need 10-15 lengths of yarn for each fringe piece, depending how thick you want your fringe. Fold each piece in half and attach to the points on both ends of wrap

crochet rectangle wrap in cake yarn**You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF of the Omna Shawl pattern on Ravelry

**Purchase on Etsy

Instructions with Picture Tutorial

Ch 100

tip – add a few extra chains in case you miss one, you can always undo extra later)

Row 1: 1 dc into 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc into next ch] twice, ch 1, skip 1 ch, * [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch,skip 1 ch, [dc into next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch] twice, dc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 3 times;

rep from * to last 10 ch, [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch, skip next ch, [dc into next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] twice, dc into next ch, skip 2 ch, dc into last ch, turn.


Row 2: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times,

[dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch-1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp, * skip next ch-1 sp, next 2 dc and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times,

[dc, ch-1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc into 4th ch of beg ch-4, turn.


Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch-1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp, * skip next ch-1 sp, next 2 dc and next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, [dc, ch-1] 4 times into next ch-1 sp, [dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc into 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Repeat row 3 until you have reached the length you require, or run out of yarn! I made a total of 104 rows using 2 cakes of yarn. I left enough for fringing. Weave in all threads

Finishing

Block shawl by pinning into shape and steaming gently. Cut lengths of yarn approx. 10-12in [25-30cm] long. I used 6 lengths for one side, and 7 lengths for the other side (total of 13) You will need 10-15 lengths of yarn for each fringe piece, depending how thick you want your fringe. Fold each piece in half and attach to the points on both ends of wrap.

crochet rectangle shawl

crochet rectangle shawl pin

 

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  • Reply
    Rose
    February 7, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    This is such an elegant pattern.

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      [email protected]
      February 7, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you! The yarn colours are so muted and gentle in that colourway:)

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    Emily
    February 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Thank you for the pattern. Love the colours. So pretty.
    Have a nice day.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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      [email protected]
      February 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate your kind words x

    • Reply
      Kayte Costello
      November 19, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      This pattern is so pretty and fun and easy! I just started it the other day and it’s working up so quickly and I can already tell that I’ll be making more 🙂 Thanks for the pictures, they really helped me get the hang of it in the beginning!

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        [email protected]
        November 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

        Thank you! I love a relaxing repeat pattern, perfect for chilling in the evening. I am so pleased the pictures helped!

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    mary hessel
    October 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Are there corrections in this pattern?

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      [email protected]
      October 24, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Mary. I have not received any feedback that the pattern needed corrections but I am always happy to listen! Feel free to email me: [email protected]

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    Kayte Costello
    November 23, 2019 at 3:52 am

    I am finishing up my shawl and I love this pattern so much. I really want to make one as a throw blanket for my couch. I know that it says the pattern repeat is 16+4. But I want to be sure that my foundation chain is correct. Do you have any idea of how many chains I should start with to make a throw? Thank you!!

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      [email protected]
      November 23, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Hi Kayte! Thank you! The pattern would make a lovely throw. The amount of stitches would depend on a few factors – the weight of yarn you are using, and the width you want. My suggestion is – to make a small swatch first and use that to find your final measurement. It will be worth it:) Using the yarn and hook for your throw, chain 36 (2 pattern repeats + 4) and crochet approx 10 rows. Lay your swatch out carefully (make sure it is flat and not twisted), measure the width (you will have 2 repeats) and use that to give you an approx. measurement. Eg. if your measurement is 10in, you will know that 1 pattern repeat will be 5in. If you want a throw 50in wide, you will need to make a starting chain of 16 chain [+ 4] x 10 = 160 chain. Hope that makes sense!

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        Kayte Costello
        November 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

        That makes sense!! Thank you so much for your help 🙂

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    Juanita Rynearson
    April 20, 2020 at 1:47 am

    I have a hard time reading directions and I’m only good at diagrams. I really want to master this scarf as it’s a simple pattern but I am loosing. I use a larger hook for the foundation row however my problem begins on the second row. I am trying but close to tears.

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      April 20, 2020 at 7:39 am

      Hi Juanita. I am sorry you are having difficulty. The beginning of the pattern does require careful counting but once you have that established, its all easy repeat from there. The picture tutorial provided should help you with stitch placement. Try again and hopefully it will work for you!

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    Amy Fent
    May 25, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Hi,
    I have never read a pattern before, only used you tube videos but really like this one – I have looked on your channel but can’t seem to find it.
    Is there a video tutorial for this?
    If not – can you advise why there are sections in brackets – are these steps different to the non bracketed steps?
    I really want to try this but am literally stuck on the first line of instruction :'(

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      [email protected]
      May 25, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Amy, I do understand how a video can help. I have been planning videos with a while but I’m still not there yet (poor internet connection!) The instructions inside the brackets are to be crocheted the amount of times it says after each one. Example: Row 1: 1 dc into 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc into next ch] twice. (follow instructions inside brackets 2 times) Ch 1, skip 1 ch, * [dc, ch 1] (follow instructions inside brackets 4 times) 4 times into next ch,…..and so on

      Give it a go and try repeating the instructions out loud as you work (I find it helps!) and I hope it will become clear. Once you get past the first 3 rows, you will fly along.

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    Amy Fent
    May 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you – will try again

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      samantha costello
      January 7, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      I feel the same way, I was sight taught so learning from a pattern like this without a video has been a tough struggle! I hope it worked out for you, but I’ll be looking for something else sadly.

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