Mae’s Shawl: Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern
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If you’re looking for a stylish project that will work well with virtually any yarn, and one that allows you to keep on crocheting until you run out of said yarn, Mae’s Triangle Shawl crochet pattern is it, friend!
Mae’s Shawl Crochet Pattern
I don’t know about you, but when I go on vacation or road trips – forget the mugs or magnets – I buy yarn as my souvenir. Then I can say that this is my “Portland” scarf, or my “Dallas” hat, remembering the experience every time I don said accessory. Modeled after the Mae’s Chevron blanket pattern I published a while back, this triangle shawl uses the same crochet stitches and same basic principle.
This time we’ll start at the center and evenly grow the shawl in the shape of a triangle. What’s so great about this concept, is that you can literally continue crocheting until the project is as small or as large as you like, or until you run out of yarn.
You could, for example, make a small triangle and use it as a head kerchief. Or you could make a very large triangle and use it as a full body shawl, or even a lapghan.
This shawl is a great pattern to use with that vacation yarn mentioned above! Not only can you use any yarn, but gauge is virtually irrelevant since you can simply stop whenever you like.
Virtually any yarn with the recommended hook size as found on yarn label. More on yardage below.
For the grey version I used approximately 600 yards of a DK/Size 3/Lightweight Alpaca blend yarn I picked up in Portland, Oregon with a J/6mm crochet hook. This was the perfect size for a triangle scarf.
For the colorful version, so far I’ve used 750 yards of Capretta Superwash, a fingering weight yarn, with a size D/3.25mm hook. Right now it is the size of a triangle neck scarf, about 56″ wide. I do have more of this yarn and plan to continue working on it as a side project. When I decide I’m finished, I’ll share an updated photo and yardage information.
This pattern is not particularly difficult to crochet, but it does require counting and knowledge of all basic (and some advanced) crochet stitches.
Pattern Notes/Special Stitches:
Bead Stitch (tutorial here)
Linked Double Crochet (tutorial here)
Crossed Double Crochet (tutorial here)
Half Double Crochet (tutorial here)
DcIncUp = Increase at top point. Dc in next st, Fpdtr around center st 2 rows down, dc in same st as first dc. See clear, step-by-step photos for this particular stitch in Mae’s Chevron pattern.
I find it extremely helpful to mark the center-most stitch of each row with a stitch marker.
If using just one color/skein of yarn, ignore the yarn color changes throughout pattern.
Triangle Shawl Pattern
Row 1: With color A: Ch-2, 7hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (7)
Row 2: Ch-3, (counts as dc) turn, 2dc in first st. Ldc in next 2 sts, 3dc in next st. Ldc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st. (13)
Row 3: Ch-1, (does not count as st) turn, 3hdc in first st, hdc in each st to center st, 3hdc in next. Hdc in each st to end, 3hdc in last. (19) Switch to color B
Row 4: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, 2dc in first st. * Bead, sk st * repeat between * * to center st. DcIncUp (see pattern notes). Repeat between * * down other side. 3dc in last st. (25)
Row 5: repeat row 3 (31) Switch to color C
Row 6: Ch-3, turn, 2dc in first st. * (sk next st, dc in next, dc in skipped st) * repeat between * * to center st. DcIncUp. Repeat between * * down other side. 3dc in last st. (37)
Row 7: repeat row 3 (43) Switch to color A
Row 8: Ch-3, (counts as dc) turn, 2dc in first st. Ldc to center st. DcIncUp. Ldc down other side. 3dc in last st.
Repeat rows 3 – 8 twelve more times (or whenever you feel like stopping)
Final Row: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end, placing 3sc in center st.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
I hope you love working on this beautiful triangle scarf. ♥ When you’re finished I’d love to see a photo of yours. Tag me by using @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.
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