Easiest Crochet Shawl Ever

Nov 22, 2005
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by Kika Robinson

Introduction

shawlThis was a one-day project for designer Kika. (Hint. It can be a one-day project for you, too.) She couldn't find a pattern for a triangle shawl that she liked, so she took matters into her own hands. Don't you want to take this matter into your own hands, too? Hook on.

Materials List

  • Two balls of Luxury Mohair by King Cole (202m/220yds, total), colour Valencia.
  • A big fat plastic hook, size Q (16mm).

The Pattern

I did the entire thing with sc in the front loop only, but I am pretty sure it would work for any stitch you like.

Make a chain as long as you want the shoulder part to be. I made a chain that is about 66" (168cm) long.

Starting in the second ch from hook * decrease in the first two stitches at the beginning of the row, sc across, decrease in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. Repeat from * until you've run out of stitches (at the point of the triangle).

This one ended up being 66" (168cm) long by 32" (81cm) wide at the bottom point. There was enough yarn left over to make two hefty tassels which I love.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet


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Comments

Renee wrote
on Jun 3, 2006 1:23 PM

thats beautiful, thanks for posting the pattern , Im gonna try it :)

Renee wrote
on Jun 27, 2006 9:45 PM

OMG Thats very pretty, Great job :)I love it

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on Aug 22, 2006 8:13 PM

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Linda wrote
on Sep 5, 2006 9:46 PM

Yay! Looking forward to trying it!

audrey d mierop wrote
on Sep 8, 2006 9:17 AM

patterns on shawls crochet and bags.

nmcentire1 wrote
on Sep 24, 2006 7:16 AM

Very beautiful shawl have some yarn I just can't wait to use on this. Thank you..

Kim wrote
on Oct 4, 2006 3:00 AM

Finally a shawl that I can really do without constantly looking at the pattern. Love it thanks so much.

Kathy wrote
on Oct 18, 2006 3:00 PM

Can't wait to try this..sounds too easy to be true. Thanks for sharing! Its gonna be a great night tonite to crochet. lol

Anonymous wrote
on Oct 27, 2006 4:45 PM
just what i was looking for

thanks!

martie wrote
on Dec 2, 2006 1:06 PM

I am a beginner at crochet. I also hate having to constantly look at patterns while I'm crocheting. I used your decrease idea to make a shawl but I believe I used an N hook, chained 116, started with about 8 rows of single crochet without decreasing, changed the color, then started half double crochet and began decreasing one stitch at the beginning and end of each row. The front comes down to almost mid-thigh and the point at the back comes to the bend of my knees. (I'm 5'2".) I was making it for myself but my 13 year old daughter liked it so much I gave it to her and am starting another one for myself. Thanks for that decrease idea. Makes it very fast and easy.

Patrice1318 wrote
on Jan 29, 2008 2:29 AM

Leave it to me to mess up a simple pattern!! I live in Scotland, but travelled to St. Louis last week to visit my family. I was really looking forward to trying to make this shawl. I went immediately to Walmart, could not get to Hobby Lobby, and bought yarn. The pattern does not say to use the two balls of yarn together, but that is what I did since the hook was so big. I ended up with a shoulder warmer! So what did I do wrong? OK, I did not use the type of yarn specified because I did not have time to find it. But I was surprised that it turned out wrong anyway.

Any advice would be much appreciated. I am back in Scotland now though and the yarn here is so different!

( I always buy a supply of yarn when I go home!)

I really want to try this one again.

KathyY@4 wrote
on Jan 30, 2008 6:02 PM

Patrice, I haven't made this, although I plan to. I am certain that it means crochet with only one strand at a time. Any pattern that calls for using 2 or more strands at once will always say that.

If you aren't thrilled about the shoulder shrug, consider unraveling it and make=ing this againg, using one strand at a time.

I didn't know yarn differed that much from country to country. Just never thought about it.

Best wishes on it.

Kathy

KathyY@4 wrote
on Jan 30, 2008 6:05 PM

This is a great basic pattern that you can change slightly by adding fringe or a scalloped border. Or changing colors for stripes. Lots of possibilities.

Thanks!

Patrice1318 wrote
on Jan 31, 2008 12:38 AM
HI Kathy

I had decided to unravel it, never had to do that before, but the yarn is really pretty! My mistake to use two strands. It made sense to me! OH well.

Yes, yarn is very different here. It is something you would never think about unless you were in a different country! They do alot of knitting in Scotland, not much crochet. But one time I went into a wool shop and was looking for a Q hook. I had seen a pattern for one. They were amazed, nothing bigger than a K and those were hard to find. The salesclerk looked really confused and asked what type of yarn you would use a hook like that for! They don't have chunky, or that lovely soft yarn, or even varigated colors. It is very frustrating when you are used to walking into Walmart or Hobby Lobby and having a banquet of choice!!

I will try the shawl again, thanks!

Patrice

Caya wrote
on Jul 15, 2008 2:06 PM

Looks Really Cool! I'll Try It Sometime! If I Could rate on this thing, I would say 5 stars!

crochet2008 wrote
on Sep 24, 2008 6:28 AM

Hello I love crothes shawls as well.

http://yellowspringscrochet.etsy.com

CherisseJ wrote
on Oct 11, 2008 5:30 AM

i made this in an evening ..came out wonderfully ...so it is easy!

thinking that i'll make a few.

mammie carol wrote
on Feb 8, 2009 4:42 AM

Hi I am new to crochet I have done 2 scarfs and a wash cloth, I have the shawl on my hook and just need to check if I am doing it right.

Dc slip stitch 2 stiches 1 chain turn do I dc in the chain on following rows? or just the last 2 stitches?

pollyfrog@2 wrote
on Feb 17, 2009 11:02 PM
Patrice - don't forget that in America their double and treble crochet stitches are different - In America they call it double crochet, but it is the same as treble crochet in the uk, That could account for your missing length - I tried the shawl (doing uk treble where it says double) and it came out fine for length - lovely easy, adaptable pattern.

Best Wishes Polly

penncypoo wrote
on May 22, 2010 2:39 PM

I'm a beginner when it comes to patterns and material lists (my grandmother always just handed me some yarn and a hook, gave me the first rows and told me to keep going) So I'm having a hard time translating different yarn types into something that I can find around my neck of the woods. (crochetting's not as popular as it should be in California).

Is there another kind of yarn that's easy to find just about anywhere that you'd recommend I try for this one? 

brezer wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 4:31 PM
I made this shawl for my mother-n-law. It was easy enough to make but I think it needs a border or edging. Any suggestions?
brezer wrote
on Mar 29, 2012 4:32 PM
I made this shawl for my mother-n-law. It was easy enough to make but I think it needs a border or edging. Any suggestions?
lil_mama06 wrote
on Apr 20, 2012 11:47 AM

Thank you..Been looking for a quick,easy shawl pattern for my daughter's 13th birthday in a couple weeks. AND  great Mother's day gifts. I think I just may have to go buy some more yarn..

Cher-Lynn wrote
on Sep 24, 2012 5:40 AM
I love your pattern I have made 3 different shawls out of it. I had this bulky but lightweight yarn for the first one, The second was for me and I made it with homespun. This last one is for a friend going through chemo. I knew she would be cold so I got the warmest yarn I could find which was Woolease. I made it oversized so she can climb inside it and wrap herself up in it. I didn't put tassels on any of them, not my thing but they all came out perfect. Thank you. When I made the homespun on I used an N hook.
RubyDawn36 wrote
on Nov 3, 2012 8:11 PM
RubyDawn36 wrote
on Nov 4, 2012 5:03 AM

I really want to do this shawl for my mom for Christmas. 

However I am not understanding a couple of things.  This pattern says to decrease by 2 at the beginning. What does this mean? And then to decrease at the end. Again what does this mean? And do you have to decrease every time from the beginning and end until you're done with the shawl? I hope some one can help me with this so I can get started. Any help would be great. Thank you very much! 

RubyDawn36 wrote
on Nov 5, 2012 9:19 PM

Ok i want to make this, but I am so very much unsure what decrease means.  Does that mean skip over them?  Does it mean to single stich them, what, what, what does this mean.  i really want to make this for my mom but i have no idea what decrease means.  HELP!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you

on Feb 4, 2013 7:50 PM

This is amazing.  I made one heavy shawl out of chinchilla yarn and I want to make another out of Redheart Boutique Magical in Wizard.  Everyone loves the one made of chinchilla (not real chinchilla).

To DECREASE I used this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zKgIe3Yu-4

She is awesome.  This woman is where I learned to crochet!

I might try a HDC on the wizard shawl rather than SC.  I like the twisty bit look of HDC.

Thank you for posting this.  There are so many complicated shawl patterns out there.  I'd been wanting to make a triangle shawl for a long time (last fall or so) but couldn't find a pattern I could understand.  I wouldn't say I'm beginner, but I'm at the "easy" stage of patterns.  Not quite up to intermediate!

Again, thank you so much for posting this.  I want to make one for my mom and my MIL for Mother's Day.

on Apr 26, 2013 10:06 PM

I made this with an N hook using half double crochet stitch. and Vanna's Choice in Charcoal Heather. I had to use about 7 skiens. It was the first crochet project I made. It is for a friends, but the shawl came out so nicely, I got a different color for myself, and my kids have also requested one in colors they chose too! I'm going to use the P hook for mine I think. Thanks for this pattern!!

on Apr 26, 2013 10:06 PM

I made this with an N hook using half double crochet stitch. and Vanna's Choice in Charcoal Heather. I had to use about 7 skiens. It was the first crochet project I made. It is for a friends, but the shawl came out so nicely, I got a different color for myself, and my kids have also requested one in colors they chose too! I'm going to use the P hook for mine I think. Thanks for this pattern!!