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I hope you enjoy this easy triangle shawl crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners! It’s worked up using just double crochet stitches with a little added texture to the stitch by using front or back loops.

You can make this shawl in any size you like and it’ll definitely be a staple in your wardrobe once it’s ready.

This is one of those mindless crochet projects that, once you get the hang of the row repeat, you can crochet on and on. It’s also great for making as big or as small as you like because after you’ve reached the desired size, you can just stop right there.

There’s a little technique to it so if you’re a beginner looking to advance your skills, this is a great pattern. You’ll learn something new and be left with a beautiful piece you can toss on over any outfit!

Beginner triangle crochet shawl pattern worn with point at front and big tassel.

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More about this easy textured crochet shawl

Simple and chic — that’s exactly how I’d describe this beginner-friendly crochet pattern. It’s a go-to project for when you’re not in the mood for anything complex but you want to still pick up your crochet hook and a ball of yarn.

Another great aspect about this shawl is that you can bust your stash with it and use up your scraps. If you have a ball, half-a-ball of some colors, you can put them in this shawl and make colorful tassels at the end. That’ll really pull everything together nicely!

You get to set the tone of your shawl — whether that’s funky or neutral, retro or chic. The choice is yours!

Close up of textured crochet shawl pattern.

How do you crochet a triangle crochet wrap like this?

This shawl is worked in one piece from a two-row repeat. It forms into a triangle as you work with the sides extending further and further as you go.

You can change colors whenever you’d like and at the end, add tassels to the corners. Once you’re finished, you can style it as a scarf or wrap.


To crochet this beginner-friendly crochet shawl pattern, I used two shades of Wander by Furls Crochet (100% acrylic, 120yds(109m)/100g, worsted weight), namely, Sandbar and Cocoa.

My shawl came together with 3 balls of Sandbar and 2 balls of Cocoa but you can use any worsted weight for your project. Some great options are:

According to the size you are making, you’ll increase/decrease the number of balls you use. With the yarn and hook I used, the finished shawl measures 70cm by 130cm ( 27.5” by 51”) without tassels.


Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Video Tutorial

You can watch a full video tutorial for the Willow Shawl here:

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Easy crochet triangle shawl pattern with tassels.

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sp – space

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

yoh – yarn over hook

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only


The beginner shawl uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

Special Stitches

This shawl is made by starting from a small triangle and working your way out.

If you want to make more neckwear crochet projects, I’ve got a few suggestions for you (and you can search my blog for more patterns too):

The special stitches used in this simple crochet triangle shawl are given below:

Front Loop Only: flo

Work the stitch into the front loop only of the stitch. Looking at the stitch from above this is the loop nearest you.

Back Loop Only: blo

Work the stitch into the back loop only of the stitch. Looking at the stitch from above this is the loop furthest from you.

Pattern Notes

The pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.

The shawl is made in rows and you will turn at the end of each row.

A stacked crochet stitch at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch. If you would prefer not to work stacked stitches then you can chain 3 that counts as a stitch instead.

Change color in whatever sequence you like on the shawl but always do it at the end of a row on the last ‘yarn over and pull through’ of the last stitch.

Woman holding up easy crochet shawl in cream and brown with tassels.


The possibilities are endless with this pattern to really make it your own and completely unique. You can easily customise the entire shawl by continuing to work as many or as few repeats of Row 2 and Row 3 as you would like.

You can also customise by changing your yarn weight – just make sure to use a hook that gives you the drape of fabric that you are happy with.

You can change colour at any point, add stripes, use a single block colour, anything you like!

You can add tassels to each of the points as I have or leave them off if you prefer. If you have plenty of yarn left you can always add a fringe too if you like.

Gauge and Sizing

The gauge for the shawl is 12sts and 6 rows = 4” by 4” but gauge isn’t essential as long as you are happy with the drape of your fabric.

Images showing dimensions of crochet shawl pattern when finished.

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US Terminology


Using the colour of your choice (I chose Sandbar to begin), ch2.

Row 1: (RS): (4dc, ch1, 4dc) into 2nd ch from hook. [8dc, 1 x ch1-sp]

Row 2: (stacked dc, dc) in 1st st, dc in flo of each st to ch1-sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1-sp, dc in flo of each st to last st, 2dc in last st. [14dc, 1 x ch1-sp]

Row 3: (stacked dc, dc) in 1st st, dc in blo of each st to ch1-sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1-sp, dc in blo of each st to last st, 2dc in last st. [20dc, 1 x ch1-sp]

Rows 2 and 3 create the Main Set Pattern.

Rows 4-35: Repeat the Main Set Pattern.

If you would like to follow my colour sequence then change colour at the end of Row 26 before continuing Row 27 with Cocoa.

Repeat the Main Set Pattern as many times as you like for a larger or smaller shawl.

Once you have completed the amount of Rows that you would like break your yarn.

Weave in ends to finish.


If you would like to add tassels as I have here then use Cocoa and make 3 tassels of approximately 20cm long.

Attach them to each point of the shawl and weave the ends into the shawl to secure.


If you prefer using a chart to guide you through the pattern, here it is:

Diagram showing easy crochet triangle shawl pattern.

Photo Stitch Tutorial:

You can watch a step by step video tutorial of the shawl, plus here are some step by step pictures that will help too.

Ch2 and begin the shawl

Stacked double crochet

Alternative to stacked stitch – ch3

Back and front loops of stitches

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