Sure, here’s a simple and elegant crochet shawl pattern suitable for beginners. This pattern creates a lightweight and versatile accessory that can be worn year-round.
- Yarn: You can use any worsted weight (medium/4) yarn of your choice. Approximately 400-450 yards should be sufficient.
- Crochet Hook: Choose a size that complements your yarn. A 5.5 mm (US I-9) hook should work well with most worsted weight yarns.
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- st(s): stitch(es)
Note: This shawl is worked in rows.
- Start by chaining 4.
- In the fourth chain from the hook, work 3 dc.
- Turn your work.
- Chain 3 (this counts as your first dc), then work 2 dc in the same stitch.
- In the top of the turning chain from the previous row, work 1 dc.
- Turn your work.
Row 3 and Beyond:
- Repeat Row 2 until your shawl reaches your desired size.
- When your shawl is the size you want, you can add a simple edging for a more finished look.
- On one of the shorter edges (the starting chain edge), work sc stitches evenly along the edge. You can work 1 sc in each row or adjust the number of sc stitches as needed to make the edge look neat.
- Once you reach the corner, work 3 sc stitches into the corner to help turn the edge smoothly.
- Continue working sc stitches evenly along the other shorter edge and around the tip of the shawl.
- When you reach the starting point of the edging, slip stitch to the first sc to join. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
- Block your shawl to open up the stitches and give it a nice shape. You can wet block it if your yarn allows.
Your simple and elegant crochet shawl is now complete! You can experiment with different yarn colors and types to create shawls for various occasions. This pattern is a great starting point for beginners to practice their double crochet stitches and get creative with their crochet projects.