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I have another One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern for you today! Tendril is a beautiful asymmetric lace shawl crocheted with only one skein of fingering weight yarn.

When you are finished, only 2 ends to weave in! Perfect for that precious skein of Indie Dyed yarn you have been saving.

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The pattern repeat is an easy 4 row repeat with basic stitches, so once you have the repeat established, you can relax and crochet!

Now includes a Video! You can find it further down the page

Yarn for a One Skein Crochet Shawl

I purchased a beautiful skein of yarn last year from My Crochet Makes, (edit: yarn no longer available) a shimmering purple with flashes of acid yellow, blue, green and copper. It also contains Yak and Silk fibers so is beautiful to wear next to your skin.

A single skein of Fingering Weight yarn will make a small shawl for wrapping around your neck, and dressing up a Spring outfit.

Gauge is not crucial, but if you crochet tightly, go up a hook size to achieve a nice lace and loose drape.

Here is a beautiful sample made by one of my lovely testers. The colour is called Bridesmaid!

one skein crochet shawl free pattern

One Skein Crochet Shawls 

I love one skein patterns that you can start and finish quickly, and use up that precious skein completely. They are the perfect portable crochet project and you will have a gorgeous wearable accessory that will add a touch of handmade style to your outfits!

If you enjoy making lacy light crochet shawls, you will also love this one skein shawl crochet pattern I designed. Or Winter Ice, another beautiful crochet shawl pattern using a single skein.

Purchase One Skein Crochet Shawl eBook

It contains 6 of my most popular one skein shawls!

How to get The Crochet Shawl Pattern

Read on for Instructions and you can purchase an INEXPENSIVE Printable PDF of the pattern in US or UK Crochet Terms on Ravelry

On Etsy  Your purchase is always appreciated and helps me provide more Free patterns for you!

Skill Level

Only basic stitches are used in this shawl but some concentration is required until the row increases are established. Stitches included are dc, dc3tog and tr.


 My Crochet Makes Hand Dyed Yarn: 4 Ply – 60% SW Merino /20% Yak/20% Silk – 100g/366m 4mm crochet hook

You can use 400m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.

Note: The yarn I used is no longer available


Shawl pictured measures 70in [178cm] on the longest length and 32in [82cm] on the shortest side (border) after blocking


US Crochet Terms

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sp – space

UK Crochet Terms

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Tr – treble crochet

Dtr – double treble stitch

Sp – space

Notes (read carefully)

  • Shawl starts at one end. Working in rows, increasing each row on one side only, and decreasing in ‘steps’ every 4 rows on the other side, until desired size is reached.
  • Shawl needs strong blocking to give it its shape
  • Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr throughout
  • Ch 2 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • Includes written instructions and a crochet chart. Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • Gauge is not important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest make a swatch of the first 5 rows and see what hook size works best for you.
  • I have included some tips in the first 8 rows to help stitch placement. Once you have the 4-row pattern repeat established, the shawl will work up quickly!
  • Stitch counts (in Itallics) are included at the end of the first 8 rows to help you

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.

Shell: [dc3tog, ch 2, dc3tog]

V – Stitch (v-st): [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc]

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

Video for Tendril Shawl

Instructions for Tendril – One Skein Crochet Shawl

Set-up Row: Ch 6 (counts as beg ch,1 dc, ch 2), 1 tr in 6th ch from hook, turn – 2 tr

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2 here and throughout), v-st (see special stitches) in ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the ch 6 of set-up row), turn – 1 tr, 1 v-st

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp (you insert your hook into the beg ch 6 of previous row), turn – 1 tr, 2 v-st

Row 3: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, 1 dc in beg ch-2 (you can insert your hook into the space if you prefer), turn – 1 tr, 3 v-st, 1 dc

Row 4: Ch 2, shell (see special stitches) in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 2 times, [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 4 shells

Row 5: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, 1 dc in next sp (between last and next shell), turn, leaving last 2 shells unworked – 1 tr, 3 v-st, 1 dc

Row 6: Ch 2, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 4 v-st

Row 7: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, [v-st in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, 1 dc in beg ch-2, turn – 1 tr, 5 v-st, 1 dc

Row 8: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, [shell in next v-st] 4 times, [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn – 1 tr, 6 shells You should now be getting familiar with the pattern. The next 4 rows (rows 9-12) form the pattern repeat for the shawl.

Row 9: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, * v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across until 2 shells remain,1 dc in next sp (between last and next shell), turn, leaving last 2 shells unworked.

Row 10: Ch 2, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, *v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across until last ch-2 sp, [v-st, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn

Row 11: Ch 6, v-st in 1st ch-2 sp, * v-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, 1 dc in beg ch-2, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, shell in 1st v-st, * shell in next v-st; rep from * across, ending with [shell, ch 2, 1 tr] in last ch-2 sp, turn.

Rows 13 – 64: Repeat rows 9 – 12 *You can make your shawl small or larger by working fewer or more pattern repeats. Make sure you finish on row 12

Final Row (Border): Ch 1, * [1 sc, picot (see special stitches), 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending with  [1 sc, picot, 2 sc] in last ch-2 sp. 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. Take your time pinning finished shawl, and use a pin on each ‘point’…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece!

Crochet Chart for Tendril Shawl

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  1. I love your shawls! This one will look so very nice in the Malabrigo Sock yarn in Archangel I have been saving for a while. I have a questions about a portion of your instructions. The pattern here is noted as written in US terms. The Special Stitch definitions have thrown me for a loop, as it were 🙂

    Is this DOUBLE CROCHET 3 together? “Treble Crochet 3 Together (tr3tog): 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.”

    Shell: [tr3tog, ch 2, tr3tog] — DC3tog?

    V – Stitch (v-st): [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] — TR or DC?

    Thank you so very kindly for the clarification. I am just a Midwestern (U.S.) hayseed who needs everything spelled out 8*D

    1. Barbara, thank you so much!! I accidentally put in the UK version in that part….but its fixed now, thanks to you! No matter how many times I check everything, a silly error can get through. I am sending you the PDF as a thank you. Carmen xx

  2. I’ve just started this pattern but I don’t think I’m doing it right. Have you got a YouTube tutorial for it?

    1. This is beautiful. Am I supposed to turn after every row? I just started (2 rows) and am confused. I’m trying to read the chart but it looks like I have to turn to get the stitches where they need to be. Thanks!

    2. Love this pattern. It was tricky to start, but have figured it out. I am on row 39 right now, and can’t wait for the finished product.

  3. I was just gifted a skein of yarn that would be perfect for this pattern. I love it and hop I can master reading the charts. I’m saving it. ❤️

    1. Thanks Pam! Take your time with the first few rows, and I am sure you be flying along in no time!

  4. Carmen, I am just now branching out to use more color in my crochet creations, would love to find the color yarn you used in your project, and not having much success in finding it.. Would you please direct me as to where to locate that lovely purple yarn? Thank you!!
    I love your designs, would like to use more of your patterns.

    1. Hi Deb! I don’t think the yarn is available anymore but one skein of any hand-dyed yarn would work perfectly. They all dye the most beautiful colours!

  5. I have the remains of a ball of merino but I am pretty sure it wont be enough. It is a hand dyed local wool. Just imagine seeing your beautiful patterns and not being able to go out to the yarn shop! So, I must keep searching for something to make with a ball of unknown length until the lockdown is over.
    Lovely patterns and thank you for sharing. Keep safe and well, and until I can get some more yarn, I will just drool over the two shawls I want to start with.

    1. Hi Paddy! If you have a few small amounts of the same weight yarn, you could use them in a shawl to make stripes of colours. I hope you can find some yarn you can use, and thank you!

  6. Would I get this out of a 330g cone of wool? Would hate to get near the end and find out I didn’t have enough!!

    1. Hi. The shawl used 100g of Fingering weight yarn (approx 400m). Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Sue. I made 16 repeats in total (if you count the ‘steps’ on the shawl). Blocking is the magic that opens up the pattern:)

      1. I’ve got 18 points so far. I’m working in pure alpaca wool. Have yet to see how much it grows when I block it!

        1. Hi Georgina! You will wet your shawl and pin it out and leave to dry. If you google ‘blocking crochet’ you will find loads of info….it makes a huge difference!

  7. hi from Belgium. Thx for this explication. Just one question more : do i have to make some decrease at the end ? I m a bit lost. Thx for the help you ll give me

    1. There is no decrease at the end. Make sure you finish on a row 12 of the pattern repeat!

      1. Gorgeous pattern! I have used very fine yarn, so the project has taken a while, but well worth the effort! Thanks so much!

  8. Hi! This is such a beautiful and fun pattern, thank you for creating it! I just finished row 64 and my long edge measures 40 inches long – I’m using Scheepjes Whirl with a 3.25 mm hook (I crochet loosely). Will the shawl open up to 70 in with blocking from where I have it now, or should I keep going?

    1. You can keep going. With a smaller hook, I think your shawl will be smaller and increase more slowly than mine (hope that makes sense!) but you will still end up with a lovely shape and size after blocking. And thank you!

  9. Thanks for the detailed instructions and the video, this was my first crochet project, the yarn was ordered on amazon and as I am from another country, I had to improvise (also due to my lack of yarn knowledge) but I love my tendril stole, so thank you again!

  10. Thank you so much for this pattern, especially the video and the chart.

    I’m making this shawl to accompany my stay-at-home Halloween costume — Jane Austen.
    If I post photos online, I’ll be sure to tag you and link this blog.

  11. Thank you for the pattern, I have a beautiful shawl to give as a Christmas gift in my daughter school! Is the most beautiful thing that I crocheted, and I am crocheting for more then 20 years now.

  12. Hi Thank you so much for this lovely tutorial on your gorgeous shawl. I have a question the above says now with video further down & I see where is says Video for Tendril Shawl just below special stitches but there’s not a video or clickable link I also tried clicking the photo just below it to no avail. Has the video part been removed? I’m on a laptop using Windows 10 with Firefox browser if that matters? Thanks in advance for any clarification.

    1. Hi! I just checked and the video is there so I am not sure why it didn’t load for you. You can also find the video on my Youtube channel Anniedesigncrochet. Hope that helps!

  13. Beautiful shawl and was pleasure to work on it, is not my first one from this site, thank you Carmen for your patience and precise explanations, now im finishing on your shell pattern shawl, cant wait to finish it, nice day and many greetings from Czechia

  14. The video and the pattern you post don’t match. I’m getting frustrated because I can’t follow along and they aren’t going together. Row four in your video “chain4, treble” in your instructions and chart, “chain 2 and shell.” I know the terms are different but not THAT different! Help! Which one do I do? There’s no border with picot in your photos, what the heck?

    1. Hi! I am sorry you are having difficulties with the pattern. I suggest you follow the chart only and see how you get on. I made the video a few years ago and I will check and see if there is an issue:)

  15. Thank you so much for including that video! It was so helpful to be able to see it working up and follow along! Keep up the lovely work and thanks for the beautiful pattern!

  16. Carmen, I am absolutely LOVING this pattern. I have been having difficulty finding a pattern for my Chroma lace, and this pattern is working up beautifully with this yarn! I find this pattern most relaxing and meditative. Thanks again for designing another beauty that is also relaxing and enjoyable to crochet!

    1. Hello again. I’ve just completed row 8 of your red clover shawl and wonder if I’m doing something wrong. My outer edge shells are quite rounded while yours are more pointed.

      1. The edges become more pointed once you have blocked your shawl. Place a pin in each shell:)

  17. I made this shawl in a Malabrigo sock yarn. It was so much fun to crochet. I did just block it but I feel uncertain about the final look. It’s obviously asymmetrical, but it seems so long and not very wide/high. Does that sound right? It’s longer than a bath towel (I blocked it on a towel), but no more than a third the height of the towel. Does it sound like I did something wrong? It looks “right” according to the pattern and I know I followed correctly. Am I supposed to heavily stretch it down during blocking? I couldn’t see it happening. I have a photo but I can’t post one.

    1. Hi! Your shawl sounds good, the pattern is a smallish asymmetrical design. If you use pins to block the damp shawl on a mat (a yoga/exercise mat works great), you will really get a good stretch!

  18. Hi Carmen, I purchased this pattern off Etsy a couple of years ago. I was excited to start it straight away but struggled to make sense of the first part, I couldn’t get past row 5 ish. I’ve picked it up on and off a few times since and always got confused at the same point. I’m finally chasing it up and was hoping to find a video showing what you do, but the video I found above says Tendril Shawl but actually shows something else. Do you have a video please? Thank you!

  19. I’ve been crocheting for 54 years. Dc3tog is a decrease stitch. And you do it in 3 dc’s from the prev row (It would go like this, wrap yarn around hook, draw up a loop in next dc,wrap yarn around hook draw thru 2 loops, holding last 2 loops on hook, then rpt twice, then draw a loop through all loops on hook…3dc cluster made). What you’re doing is a 3dc cluster, ch 2, 3dc cluster because it’s done in the ch sp. Which is sort of like a dec but it’s done in the sp instead of the dc from last row. I hope I explained that right. (US version) I see this is 4 years old now, so this may not be seen!

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