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Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern (Free)

January 11, 2023
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Green Olive is a triangle 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!

Best of all, when you are finished crocheting your last stitch, you will only have two ends to weave in. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, you will love the simplicity and beauty of this beautiful shawl.

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How to get the Pattern for Green Olive Shawl

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written pattern instructions
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free printable pattern with 6 pages including all details and the addition of a printable crochet chart on a single page. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

olive green crochet shawl

Yarn

This beautiful shawl uses one skein (400m) of fingering weight yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook. Fingering weight yarn (4 ply) is a delicate and lightweight type of yarn, which makes it perfect for creating crochet lace patterns.

The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.

You could also make this pattern using a different weight yarn. Worsted weight yarn and a larger hook would create a cozy shawl.

Use different colors from your stash to make a statement piece! Follow the pattern instructions as normal but you could change colors for each row repeat – great for mini skeins.

Inspiration 

The beautiful skein of yarn I used for this design was my inspiration. I purchased 2 skeins of La Bien Aimee on a visit to Lisbon a few years ago. One of my most popular patterns Vintage Peach was crocheted using one of the colors and I had this gorgeous olive green color sitting on my shelf just waiting for another special project.

With the remaining skein, I wanted to create an open and elegant shawl and let the beauty of the yarn shine. The open stitch pattern and triangular shape really make the most of that precious skein.

I must say a quick word about blocking. Blocking is essential for this design so do not miss that step, it is magic!

green olive triangle shawl on a mannequin

More Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Patterns

I think you all know I love making shawls! Check out the easy pattern for this crochet triangle shawl in a gradient yarn, or this easy crochet shawl pattern using only basic stitches.

If you love one skein patterns, check out this very popular lacy shawl. It also has a video tutorial. And also this triangular shawl pattern using one skein of yarn and a relaxing repeat row.

Stitches for the Lace Crochet Shawl

Newer crocheters can make this lovely pattern! Once you have the row repeat practised a few times, the pattern will fly along. It only uses basic crochet stitches – single crochet and double crochet stitches that you will join with chain spaces so will need some concentration in the beginning (and keep an eye on your stitch count!)

If you purchase the ad-free PDF pattern, you will receive a beautiful crochet chart. Made for me by Madame Stitch and you should check out her lovely blog!

Printable Pattern

You can find the free pattern with written instructions below. Or you can purchase the ad-free printable pattern with the addition of a crochet chart. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy 

Instructions for Green Olive Shawl

Skill Level

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

Pattern is in US crochet terms

Measurements

Shawl blocked measures 183cm/72in wide by 68cm/27in deep excluding tassels

Materials

La Bien Aimee Merino Singles – Fingering/4 ply, 100% Merino/100g/366m(400yds)

One skein of colorway – The Shire

4mm Crochet Hook

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

Notes

  • Shawl is a triangle creating a wide wingspan
  • The main body is worked in one piece from top down, increasing on each side and in the middle to form a wide triangle
  • Place marker (pm) in centre st or ch-sp as instructed
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required
  • Gauge is not important. To achieve a light drape tension, I suggest making a swatch of the first 6 rows and see what hook size works best for you

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

Sc        single crochet

Dc       double crochet

Ch       chain

Rep     repeat

Sp       space

Beg     beginning

T-ch    turning chain

Yo       yarn over

Pm      place marker

UK Crochet Terms

Dc       double crochet

Tc       treble crochet

Ch       chain

Rep     repeat

Sp       space

Beg     beginning

T-ch    turning chain

Yo       yarn over

Pm      place marker

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (v-st) – (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the same space/stitch

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog): In indicated space/stitch, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Shell – (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in the same space/stitch

Pattern Instructions 

Using 4mm hook, make a magic ring

Row 1: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc, ch 5 here and throughout), v-st, ch 5, 1 dc in magic ring. Close magic ring and turn – 2 dc, 1 x v-st, 2 x ch-5 sp

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1 here and throughout), shell in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in centre of v-st (pm), ch 1, shell, ch 1 in last ch-5 sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn – 2 dc, 1 sc, 2 x shell, 4 x ch-1 sp

Row 3: Ch 8, skip next (ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip next (dc2tog, ch-1 sp), v-st in centre sc (pm), ch 5, skip next (ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip next dc2tog, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn – 2 dc, 1 x v-st, 4 sc, 2 x ch-3, 4 x ch-5

Row 4: Ch 8, 1 sc in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in centre of v-st (pm), ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in last ch-5 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn – 2 dc, 7 sc, 8 x ch-5 sp

Row 5: Ch 8, [1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] 4 times, v-st in centre sc (pm), [ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn – 2 dc, 1 x v-st, 8 sc, 10 x ch-5 sp

Row 6: Ch 4, shell in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, [1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 1] 2 times, 1 sc in centre of v-st (pm), [ch 1, shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp] 2 times, ch 1, shell in last ch-5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn – 2 dc, 5 sc, 6 x shell, 12 x ch-1 sp

Repeat rows 7-10 start

Row 7: Ch 8, skip next (ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, * ch 5, skip next (dc2tog, ch-1 sp, sc, ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * until last dc2tog before centre marker, ch 5, skip next (dc2tog, ch-1 sp), v-st in centre sc (pm), ch 5, skip next (ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, * ch 5, skip next (dc2tog, ch-1 sp, sc, ch-1 sp, dc2tog), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next dc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with ch 5, skip (last dc2tog, ch-1 sp), 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn.

Row 8: Ch 8, 1 sc in first ch-5 sp, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * ending in last ch-5 sp before centre v-st, ch 5, 1 sc in centre of v-st (pm), ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * ending with ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn.

Row 9: Ch 8, 1 sc in first ch-5 sp, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to ch-5 sp before centre marker, ch 5, v-st in centre sc (pm), * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * ending with ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn.

Row 10: Ch 4, shell in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, * 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; rep from * to centre marker, 1 sc in centre of v-st (pm), ch 1, shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, * 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, turn.

Rows 11- 42: Repeat rows 7-10 8 times

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Block shawl by soaking 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’ of the final shell row……it will make a huge difference to the finished piece! Add tassels if you wish.

Tassel Instructions

Make 2 tassels as follows:

Using a book approx. 4-6in [10-15cm] in width, cut a 12in length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel.

Wrap yarn around book about 20 – 24 times (depending on thickness required). Using the 12in tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end.

Wrap another length of yarn around tassel 1in from top approx. 8 times and knot ends together. Trim if needed and sew securely to 2 corners of shawl.

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