How to crochet a shawl. The Spring Simplicity Shawl is a calming, simple crochet shawl that any crocheter will enjoy if they are looking for a meditative, mindful crochet project. This easy triangle crochet shawl enables you to take a break from stress and overthinking and utilize therapeutic crafting to help you focus on and live in, the present.
For May 2022, I am hosting a Spring Shawl crochet-along (CAL) on my Buy Me A Coffee page - you can sign up for the CAL any time during May and receive a copy of the pattern for FREE!The women currently enrolled in my beta crochet program ("The Relaxed Creative: Master mindful crochet and enjoy therapeutic crafting any time, any where and every day") wanted to make an easy crochet shawl and I firmly believe that beginner crocheters should be able to make nice, pretty things and not just dishcloths! So this project is very beginner friendly and provides terrific practice for working double crochet in rows. The body of the shawl is made from rows of double crochet. The border is made from rows of single crochet and chain stitches.
- A shallower, wider shawl and
- A deeper but less wide version
- The shawl is designed to result in straight, even edges with no holes at the beginning of the rows, so you won't need to edge your fabric but there are instructions on how to add an optional border if you choose to.
U.S. terminology is used throughout.
To complete this project you’ll need:
- Between 500 and 750 yards of fingering or light fingering weight yarn (see Yarn, below for recommendations)
- Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook plus a 4.0mm crochet hook for the optional border
- Locking stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- T-pins and blocking surface
For the deeper shawl (which is not as wide), with no border, I used various sock yarns from my stash. The main colour (variegated) yarn is Socknado by Ancient Arts and the solid colours are mostly Jawoll Superwash 75/25 by Lang Yarns
All the details for yardage and colourways are in the pattern.
For the demonstration shawl for CAL I am using Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering in colourway Sabine.
The yarn bowl seen in the demonstration videos for the CAL is by Aitken & Hyde, purchased from Handknit Yarn Studio.
Missed the CAL? Click the button below to buy the pattern for the shawl. Any crochet patterns purchased on my website can also be saved to your library in Ravelry.