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Richmond Crochet Boomerang Shawl Pattern – a free crochet pattern

The Richmond Shawl is a delicate and sophisticated crochet boomerang shawl that is perfect for the transitioning months when you need a little something to layer up and look beautiful too.

With a gentle curved ‘boomerang’ shape to effortlessly drape around, you will love to dress up any outfit with it. Style it as a traditional triangle shawl, a forward neck tie or at the side, it’s a lovely summer crochet shawl that everyone will love.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Richmond crochet shawl pattern with added charts and schematics in my pattern store to download and print.

woman in white shirt with a textured lightweight crochet shawl around neck, holding it with one hand at her shoulder.

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About the Crochet Boomerang Shawl Pattern

I’ve always wanted to design a curved crochet shawl or scarf but working out the increases and decreases put me off for so long!

I decided I really wanted to make myself one to wear this Spring and Summer and so figured I’d just have to work the numbers out.

It turned out that it was way easier to design than I’d feared and I really enjoyed adding some texture with the puff stitches and lightness with the mesh/filet section too.

I know that some crochet patterns can seem intimidating so I’ve made a free video tutorial to go with the pattern and if you choose to purchase the PDF then you’ll also get stitch charts and schematics too.

Pattern Options

This crochet shawl pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern:

Access for free >>> Scroll down to find the pattern in this blogpost.

Purchase and Print >>> Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added schematic in my pattern stores:

Join and save>>> Join HanJan Crochet and receive regular discount codes (and more free patterns too!)

Pin for later >>> Pin the Richmond Shawl crochet pattern to your crochet Pinterest board.

woman wearing white shirt, jeans and textured crochet boomerang shawl with hands in pockets.

Other Patterns You Might Enjoy

Here are a few more of my crochet shawl and scarf patterns that I thought you might enjoy – they are a range of techniques, colours and styles!

Yarn

To make the Richmond crochet boomerang shawl I used Palette Yarn by WeCrochet.

It’s a beautifully delicate fingering weight yarn that’s 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 231yds/50g.

I used 3 balls of Coriander Heather to make the shawl.

If you’d like to go with a light cotton instead then a great alternative yarn is Summerlite 4ply by Rowan which is 100% cotton and 175m/50g.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours and are available for worldwide shipping.

Yarn option one >>> find the yarn I used here.

Yarn option two >>> find a great alternative yarn here.

close up of a beige textured crochet boomerang shawl and 4 balls of fingering weight yarn

Tension and Sizing

The summer crochet shawl measures 127cm by 88cm at the widest points when blocked and is perfect to drape gently around either your shoulders or neck.

15sts and 10 rows of UK treble/US double crochet = 10cm by 10cm.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

tog – together

Crochet Stitches

The Richmond Shawl uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet

Special Crochet Stitches

3htr puff st (UK)/3hdc-puff st (US):

(Yrh, insert hook in sp or st indicated, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same sp or st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

When working the puff stitches, make sure to pull up the stitch to the height of the rest of the row to make them neat and even.

woman looking sideways at camera wearing a textured triangle crochet shawl across her back and shoulders

Pattern Notes

A ch 3 at the beginning of a row always counts as a stitch (alternatively you could work a stacked stitch if you prefer).

Turn your work at the end of each row.

The shawl is worked in rows with increases and decreases as per the pattern to give it a curved shape.

When you block your shawl, make sure to follow the shape of the natural curve to get the best result.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial >>> how to crochet a boomerang shawl

How to block your crochet shawl

Blocking a crochet project, especially one like this shawl, can really transform it into something really spectacular. It makes the stitches sit really evenly by ‘opening them out’ and shapes the item to exactly the size it should be.

There are a few ways to block things but these are my favourites:

  • Steam block – set your iron to steam and lightly steam over the shawl (you can do it through a protective cloth if you’re worried), then pin to measurements and allow to dry.
  • Spray block – pin the shawl out to desired dimensions and lightly spray with water and allow to dry naturally.
Richmond Shawl Purchase pattern option

Richmond Shawl Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Foundation chain: ch4 (counts as st and ch)

Row 1: tr in 4th ch from hook, turn [2]

Row 2: ch3, tr in st at base of ch, 2tr in next st, turn [4]

Row 3: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in next st, tr2tog, turn [5]

Row 4: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, tr in next 2, 3tr in last, turn [7]

Row 5: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in next 4, tr2tog, turn [8]

Row 6: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, tr in each st to last, 3tr in last, turn [10]

Row 7: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [11]

Rows 6 and 7 form the first set pattern.

Rows 8-13: Repeat the first set pattern [20]

Row 14: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *tr in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3tr in last, turn [22]

Row 15: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st *tr in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [23]

Row 16: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, tr in each st to last, 3tr in last, turn [25]

Row 17: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [26]

Rows 14-17 form the second set pattern.

Rows 18-29: Repeat the second set pattern [44]

Row 30: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *3htr-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3tr in last, turn [46]

Row 31: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st, *3htr-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [47]

Row 32: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, tr in each st to last, 3tr in last, turn [49]

Row 33: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [50]

Rows 30-33 form the third set pattern.

Rows 34-45: Repeat the third set pattern [68]

Rows 46-61: Repeat the second set pattern [92]

Rows 62-77: Repeat the third set pattern [116]

Row 78: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *3htr-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3tr in last, turn [118]

Row 79: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st, *3htr-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [119]

Row 80: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, *ch1, skip next st, tr in next st; rep from * to last, 3tr in last, turn [121]

Row 81: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, *tr in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [122]

Rows 82-85: Repeat Rows 78-81 [128]

Row 86: ch3, tr2tog over st at base of ch and next, tr in each st to last, 3tr in last, turn [130]

Row 87: ch3, 2tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last 2, tr2tog over last 2, turn [131]

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

a textured, beige triangular crochet shawl laid flat on a white bed sheet

Standard US Crochet Terms

US Terminology

Foundation chain: ch4 (counts as st and ch)

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, turn [2]

Row 2: ch3, dc in st at base of ch, 2dc in next st, turn [4]

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in next st, dc2tog, turn [5]

Row 4: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, dc in next 2, 3dc in last, turn [7]

Row 5: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn [8]

Row 6: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, dc in each st to last, 3dc in last, turn [10]

Row 7: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in each st to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [11]

Rows 6 and 7 form the first set pattern.

Rows 8-13: Repeat the first set pattern [20]

Row 14: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *dc in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3dc in last, turn [22]

Row 15: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st *dc in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [23]

Row 16: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next,  dc in each st to last, 3dc in last, turn [25]

Row 17: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in each st to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [26]

Rows 14-17 form the second set pattern.

Rows 18-29: Repeat the second set pattern [44]

Row 30: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *3hdc-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3dc in last, turn [46]

Row 31: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st, *3hdc-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [47]

Row 32: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next,  dc in each st to last, 3dc in last, turn [49]

Row 33: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in each st to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [50]

Rows 30-33 form the third set pattern.

Rows 34-45: Repeat the third set pattern [68]

Rows 46-61: Repeat the second set pattern [92]

Rows 62-77: Repeat the third set pattern [116]

Row 78: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, ch1, skip next st, *3hdc-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last, 3dc in last, turn [118]

Row 79: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, ch1, skip next st *3hdc-puff st in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [119]

Row 80: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next, *ch1, skip next st, dc in next st; rep from * to last, 3dc in last, turn [121]

Row 81: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, *dc in next st, ch1, skip next st; rep from * to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [122]

Rows 82-85: Repeat Rows 78-81 [128]

Row 86: ch3, dc2tog over st at base of ch and next,  dc in each st to last, 3dc in last, turn [130]

Row 87: ch3, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in each st to last 2, dc2tog over last 2, turn [131]

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

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