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Looking for a quick and easy crochet shawl pattern? Look no further! I have gathered together some of my favorite one skein crochet shawls in this collection.

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Most of the patterns will use a single skein of yarn (approx. 400m) or you could use your favourite gradient yarn cake (approx. 1000m) to make a larger shawl.

A one skein crochet project can be made fast so they are perfect for last minute gifts. Because you use only a single ball of yarn, only 2 ends to weave in when you are finished!

What can I make with One Skein of Yarn

We all have those single skeins of precious yarn in our stash. You may have chosen one to purchase at a yarn store or show and it is now sitting on a shelf.

With the variety of colors, textures, and stitch patterns available in this collection, there’s sure to be a crochet shawl that fits your style. Whether you’re looking for a cozy and warm shawl for winter or a lightweight option for spring and summer, a one skein crochet shawl is the perfect choice.

Yarn for a One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern

You can use any type of yarn for a crochet shawl, but fingering weight yarn and gradient yarn cakes are two popular choices for one skein projects.

Fingering weight yarn typically comes in 400-meter skeins, while gradient yarn cakes can be anywhere from 800 to 1000 meters. When choosing yarn for a one skein shawl, it is important to match your crochet hook to the yarn’s recommended size.

You can always check the ball band for this information.

One Skein Crochet Crochet Shawl Patterns

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Flora Shawl

Flora Shawl is perfect for that precious skein of Indie Dyed yarn you have been saving. This is an easy level crochet pattern using simple stitches.

This free crochet shawl pattern is for a narrow asymmetrical shawl with a wide wing span. The lacy design is the perfect size to add a pop of style to a summer outfit.
one skein crochet shawl free pattern

Copper Beech Shawl

This easy crochet pattern is a narrow, asymmetric design that can be draped as a shawl or wound around the neck as a scarf. 

The pattern consists of double crochet stitches only, and includes a helpful crochet chart. 

Free pattern for a one skein crochet shawl

Seamróg Shawl

This is a 2 skein crochet shawl made with a gradient yarn cake. 800 – 1000m of your favourite gradient yarn is all that is needed to make this light and lacy triangle shawl.

It has a wide wingspan to curl around your neck and shoulders. An easy/intermediate make using sc, dc, puff stitches and chains, that will keep your interest as you crochet.

One skein shawl, free crochet pattern using gradient yarn cake

Little Fictions Shawl

Little Fictions is another very popular shawl crochet pattern, with a beautiful drape. You will need 400m of fingering weight yarn.

One beautiful skein of yarn is all that is needed to show off this light and lacy shawl pattern.

One skein of yarn makes this triangle shawl. Free crochet pattern

Fragrant Shawl

Crochet Triangle Shawl with an easy shell stitch pattern. One cake (approx 1000m) of your favourite fingering weight gradient yarn, is all that is needed to make this light and lacy triangle shawl.

It has a wide wingspan to curl around your neck and shoulders and is an easy make using basic stitches so you can relax and crochet! This pattern includes a Video.

Tendril Shawl

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!

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

The pattern incldes a video tutorial and a crochet chart.

crochet one skein shawl

Apricot Rose

This shawl is made with a gradient yarn cake, which gives it a beautiful ombré effect. One cake of your favourite gradient yarn is all that is needed to make this Pattern for a Semi-circle Crochet Shawl.It perfectly drapes around your neck and shoulders and is an easy relaxing pattern using basic stitches.

The half-circle shape of this crochet shawl is very versatile, and the open lace stitches make the design light and easy to wear.
crochet shawl semi circle in gradient yarn

Vintage Peach

Vintage Peach is a light and airy crochet triangle shawl. The pattern is simplicity at its best!

Once you have the first few rows established, it is basically a one-row repeat pattern. Includes a video tutorial.

crochet lace one skein shawl in peach yarn

Winter Ice

Winter Ice is a one skein lace shawl with a beautiful drape, using approx. 400m of fingering weight yarn.

One beautiful skein of yarn is all that is needed to show off this very pretty and lacy triangle shawl/scarf pattern in an easy 2-row repeat. Includes a video tutorial.

Green Olive Triangle Shawl

Green Olive is a one skein shawl crochet pattern that is the perfect project for showcasing a skein of hand dyed yarn.

With a delicate lace stitch pattern and a classic triangle shape, it will become a firm favourite!

olive green crochet shawl

If you make any of these patterns, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet – I can’t wait to see what colours you use with the patterns!

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  1. Hi Annie, I’ve found a lovely silk yarn with beads and sequins from tribe yarns the specs are

    100% Regal Silk

    100m (110yd)


    4 mm (US 6)
    20 st = 10cm (4″)

    I’m looking for a crochet shawl pattern for this yarn. Can you recommend any please and also let me know how many skeins I would need?

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon

    Kind regards


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