Creating a crochet triangle shawl is a wonderful project for both beginners and experienced crocheters. Below, I’ll provide you with a basic pattern and description to get you started on making your own beautiful triangle shawl. Feel free to adjust the yarn type, hook size, and colors to match your personal style.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Yarn: Choose a yarn that suits your taste and desired warmth. A lightweight, soft yarn like fingering or sport weight is great for a delicate shawl, while worsted weight yarn will make a warmer, cozier shawl.
  2. Crochet Hook: Choose an appropriate hook size for your yarn. Check the yarn label for recommended hook sizes.
  3. Scissors: For cutting yarn.
  4. Tapestry Needle: For weaving in ends.


  • ch: Chain
  • dc: Double Crochet
  • st: Stitch


Step 1: Foundation Chain

  • Begin by making a foundation chain. The length of your chain will determine the width of your shawl. A typical starting chain might be 4-6 inches long. Remember that the longer your starting chain, the wider the base of your shawl will be.

Step 2: Row 1

  • In the 4th chain from the hook (count the loop on the hook as the first), make 2 dc stitches. This creates your first cluster of double crochet stitches.

Step 3: Increase Rows

  • For each following row, start by chaining 3 (this counts as your first double crochet stitch).
  • Turn your work.
  • In the same stitch as your turning chain, make 2 more dc stitches (this forms another cluster).

Step 4: Continue Increasing

  • For each row, you’ll increase by making 1 more cluster than the previous row. To do this, you’ll crochet 3 dc stitches into the space created by the previous row’s cluster.

Step 5: Shawl Sides

  • Continue increasing until your shawl reaches your desired width. Remember, the shawl’s width will be approximately half of your starting chain length.

Step 6: Straight Rows

  • Once your shawl is as wide as you’d like, you can start working straight rows. These rows won’t have any increases; you’ll just crochet 1 cluster of dc stitches into each space created by the previous row’s cluster.

Step 7: Shawl Length

  • Continue crocheting straight rows until your shawl reaches your desired length. A typical length might be around 30-36 inches, but you can make it shorter or longer as you prefer.

Step 8: Finishing

  • To finish your shawl, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through your tapestry needle and weave it in along the edges to secure.

Optional: Edging

  • If you’d like, you can add an edging to your shawl for a decorative touch. Common edgings include a simple single crochet border or a lacy picot edge.

Remember, crochet is a flexible craft, and you can customize your triangle shawl with different stitch patterns, colors, and yarn types to make it uniquely yours. Enjoy the creative process, and you’ll have a beautiful triangle shawl to wear or give as a gift!