Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl

Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl that is large and blue held up behind a woman with yellow-leaved trees in the background

Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl

Attention beginner crocheters! Here is a triangular shawl that really is an easy beginner crochet shawl – yay!

If you are a beginner crocheter and would like to make something to wear, I highly recommend making a shawl. Crochet shawls are usually made as a “one-size-fits-all” and offer not only warmth but also comfort. Crochet shawls can go with a variety of outfits and can be crocheted in all kinds of yarn to make them suit each season. This easy crochet shawl pattern is made with medium weight yarn so it’s warm and cozy. (But you could make it with thinner yarn and wear it in the spring/summer.)

The Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl laid on flat surface with a close-up view of the lacy stitches in shades of blue

This easy beginner crochet shawl uses mainly double crochet stitches and chains and very simple shaping techniques. (This means you won’t believe how easy it is to create the triangle shape without needing to know any fancy methods or stitches 😉) And to really make this easy beginner crochet shawl an eye-catching wearable, you’ll be crocheting with Red Heart’s Super Saver OMBRE yarn – such beautiful color-changes all done for you as you crochet the easy stitches and turn out a beautiful project like a pro.

I love how this easy shawl turned out and enjoyed crocheting the simple stitches with my new Furls hook and the lovely blues of this yarn. Good news is that I also have created a step-by-step video tutorial to help you work through this beginner shawl pattern – Click here to see the tutorial (or scroll down below).

Let’s get started!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


71″ wide x 30″ long

Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl laid flat with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn in Scuba (blue) color with 2 crochet hooks on top


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Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn (medium weight) – 2 skeins (in color: Scuba) Total yardage per skein = 482 yds

(I used a very small amount of the second skein for the edging because I wanted to use the darker blue color)

K/6.5mm and I/5.5mm hooks by Furls

Yarn needle

Optional: Blocking supplies – blocking board (or large piece of cardboard), 100 rust-proof pins, 2 clean towels

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Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl laid on wooden floor showing triangular shape and shades of blue


YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

Sc (single crochet)

Sl st (slip stitch)

Dc (double crochet)

Hdc (half double crochet)

Special Stitches:

V-st (V-stitch): (dc, ch 2, dc)

W-Vst (Wide V-stitch): (dc, ch 3, dc)

Corner Shell: { (dc, ch 1) 4 times; dc} all in same st

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Available now!


Shawl is started in the center and worked out from there for the first half

Then the second half is worked into the base of the first row of the first half

Lastly the edging is worked around the entire shawl

The I (5.5mm) hook is only used for Round 2 of the edging (for the rest of the project, use the 6.5mm(K) hook)

Right-handers and Left-handers can use the same diagram & directions below – just make sure to lay your project in the same direction as the diagram when you are ready to start the second half

Easy shawl shown on a woman with it wrapped around her shoulders - you see the back view with trees in the background

Instructions for the Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Easy shawl stitch pattern shown close up

First Half:

Ch 77

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hk; ch 3; [sk next 2 chs, V-st in next ch] across up to last 3 chs; sk next 2 chs, V-st in last ch. Turn. (25 V-sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp of first V-st; V-st in each sp between all V-sts across up to last V-st; dc in 2nd dc of last V-st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, V-st in sp between each V-st across; V-st in sp after last V-st; dc in turning ch. Turn.

Rows 4- 48: Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Row 49 : Repeat Row 2

Row 50 (Last Row): Ch 3, dc in V-st. Fasten off.

Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl laid flat on top of several colorful fall leaves - shawl is triangular in shape and in shades of blue

Second Half:

Join with sl st in base of first sl st on First Half (This is Point E in Diagram above)

Row 1: Ch 3, V-st in the base of each V-st along Row 1 of First Half. Turn. (25 V-sts)

Work remaining Second Half as for First Half for Rows 2 – 50. Do not fasten off.

(You will end this half at Point A)

Diagram for the Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl:

Diagram of how to assemble the triangular shawl


Whichever side is facing when you are working on the edging will end up being the Right Side of the shawl

a small part of the easy shawl project shown with blue yarn and the first round of the edging in red yarn

The photo above shows Round 1 of the edging in the red yarn

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in dc just worked; Working across Side B (see Diagram), (sc in base of next st, ch 2) across to Point C; sc in side of dc at Point C; (ch 2, sc in base of next st) along Side D to next Point (E) ending with a sc in Point E; (ch 2, sc in base of next st) along Side F ending with a sl st in 1st sc of round at Point A. Fasten off.

Wind off yarn until get to darkest blues and cut yarn

Put slip knot on I(5.5mm) hk and join with sl st in sc at Point A

a small part of the shawl edging shown in a close up view with round 2 of the edging labeled with text

This photo shows Round 2 of the edging worked into Round 1 (still in the red yarn)

Round 2: Sl st in each of next 2 chs and next sc; * (5 dc in next sc, sl st in next sc; WV-st in next sc, sl st in next sc) across to Point C stopping when 3 more scs left on this side; 5 dc in next sc, sl st in next sc; Corner Shell in last sc of side (Point C); sl st in next sc (1st sc on next side); *

Repeat from * to * 2 more times along the next 2 sides of triangle of shawl ending with sl st in 1st sl st of round. Fasten off.

A close up of the point of the shawl with the edging

Here is a close-up of the edging including the “Corner Shell” at one of the points


Using yarn needle weave in all ends

The Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl laid flat on towels and pinned in place to show how to wet block shawl

Wet block shawl: Soak shawl in cool water and press out excess water with towel

Lay shawl out on dry towel over cardboard (or blocking board) as shown in photo above

Pull out stitches and edging stitches and pin in place (as shown in photo below)

Close up of easy shawl edging showing how to pin the edging stitches

Let dry completely – remove all your pins and your shawl is ready to wear (or gift)! Tada!

I hope you are proud of yourself for crocheting and completing this easy beginner crochet shawl! Did you make yours in this pretty blue (Scuba) color or did you pick one of the other beautiful colorways of the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn? I love how the stitches in this easy shawl are tall and worked in the spaces so the project comes together quickly and can even be worked on while watching TV or having a conversation. 🙂

Woman wearing a blue easy crochet shawl over her shoulders and facing the camera

This Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl is a variation of another free crochet pattern, The Twilight Shawlette, that you’ll find here. And if you are interested in how I came up with the design, you can read about the whole process here.

Remember, all of my FREE crochet patterns are available here and all of my shawl patterns are here.

Thank you for visiting! Happy crocheting!


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