This triangle shawl crochet pattern is worked up in a lightweight yarn using the moss stitch. You can wear this around your shoulders or like a triangle scarf around the neck to keep you warm.
It is perfect for all seasons and makes for a nice gift idea. In the spring and fall seasons, this might be all you need in addition to a long-sleeved sweater. And in the winter, this fits nicely underneath a winter coat to keep the drafts out.
My favorite part about this crochet shawl is that it is a mindless pattern to work on. I love these types of patterns because they are so relaxing! It makes you wish you could just keep going and going, one shawl after another!
So grab your tea (or coffee) and put on your favorite flick and let’s get crocheting!
How Do You Make a Triangle Shawl?
This shawl pattern is started at the bottom point and worked to the top. This way you make your increases at the beginning and end of each row. It is an easy crochet shawl pattern, perfect for beginners who are ready to work with increases.
For this free pattern, I started with two chains.
Row 1: Then, single crochet, chain 1, single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook. (I had a hard time seeing my chain 1, so I placed a marker in the first chain 1.)
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn your work. (The turning chain 1 does not count as a stitch.) Work 2 single crochet into the first stitch. Chain 1.
Then single crochet into the chain one space made in the previous row. Chain 1.
Work 2 single crochet stitches into the last stitch. You should have 5 single crochet stitches and 2 chain one spaces.
Row 3: Chain 1 and turn your work. Work 2 single crochet into the first stitch. Chain 1.
Then work 1 single crochet and a chain 1 into each chain 1 space across to the last 2 single crochet stitches.
Skip next single crochet and work 2 single crochet stitches into the last stitch. You should have 6 single crochet stitches and 3 chain 1 spaces.
And that is all there is to it! Continue with row 3 until you have the size you want.
How Big Should a Crochet Triangle Shawl Be?
The finished size for this shawl measures 45 by 22 inches. This is where one skein of yarn left me. But the pattern is a one-row repeat, which means you can make it as big or as small as you like.
I used Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow. It’s a super fine yarn that works well with a 4 mm crochet hook.
It is a self-striping yarn with four strands. And instead of all colors being changed at once, only one strand gets changed at the time. This leaves you with more knots than what I care for, but I LOVE the gradual color change this gives you.
Overall, I love this yarn and hope that it will be here for a good long time!
With that said, the moss stitch looks great in any yarn weight and hook size.
More Free Crochet Shawl Patterns
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- Double Crochet and Cross Stitch Rectangular Shawl Crochet Pattern
- Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl
- Simple Seeded Lace – Rectangular Shawl Crochet Pattern
- Red, White and Blue Crocheted Shawl Pattern
Moss Stitch Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart It's A Wrap Rainbow (Super Fine, #1; 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton; 5.29oz/150g; 623yds/570m) Color: Nautical, 1 ball.
- Crochet Hook: 4mm
- Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 25 sts/chs and 24 rows = 4".
- Finished Size: 45" across the top row by 22.5" from the bottom point to the top row.
- Ch 2,
- Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook. Turn. [2 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in last st. Turn. [5 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. [6 sts]
- Rows 4-137: Rep Row 3 until you have reached the size that you want.