Open Stitch Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern

This free easy rectangular crochet shawl pattern is worked up in a lightweight yarn, which makes it perfect for the summer and transitional weather. It’s the perfect accessory to take to the beach as a cover from the sun. Or keep it in your purse to have it handy for the cooler summer evenings, because you never know when you might need it.

Not only is this perfect for the summer, but you can also bunch this up for a cozy winter scarf if you like. Wear it with a coat, over a warm sweater in transitional weather or choose whatever style goes well with your wardrobe.

Depending on your choice of colors, this could be the perfect shawl for every occasion from weddings to funerals and every occasion in between!

A lightweight easy rectangular crochet shawl draped around the shoulders.
Open Stitch Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern

The Size

The finished crochet rectangle shawl measures 12 inches by 65 inches. It’s a fairly nice size for most, but the pattern is easy to adjust as needed. Simply adjust your starting chains in a multiple of three to get the length you need. Then continue with the pattern rows until you have the width you need. It’s that simple to adjust this from child to adult.

The wrap worn as a cozy winter scarf.

The Yarn

You only need one skein of Red Heart’s It’s a Wrap yarn. It’s a self-striping, fine #2 cotton/acrylic blend. Although it contains acrylic, the light weight combined with the cotton makes this ideal for summer or any season of the year.

The beauty of this yarn is the beautiful color blends that you get in each skein. It’s perfect for those who love color, but don’t care to make the color changes. It also takes the guesswork out as to whether or not the colors go together. This is always a bonus for me! Another bonus is that with multiple colors it’ll match more outfits.

I chose a neutral color, but the yarn is available in bright and cheerful colors as well.

If you’re using a different yarn, you could easily crochet this up in a single color or even in a striped design. It could be the perfect stashbuster if you have a few colors to clean up.

You could also try this in a different weight yarn if you like. A worsted weight acrylic yarn would give you lots more warmth in the winter months! Just make sure to choose a hook that gives you a nice drape once complete.

The Stitches Used for this Rectangular Shawl

The stitches used in this lightweight shawl are the single crochet and double crochet stitches. I’ve also added chain spaces to give it a bit of lace. So if you can make those stitches, and are comfortable with skipping stitches and working with a fine yarn, then you can make this crochet shawl.

This free crochet pattern is super easy and mindless to work on! If you have good lighting for the evening, this is the perfect project for relaxing at the end of the day!

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Open Stitch Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern

This shawl is worked up in a lightweight yarn, making it great for throughout the year.
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  • Yarn: Red Heart It's A Wrap Rainbow (Fine, #2; 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton; 5.29oz/150g; 623yds/570m) Color: Foggy, 1 ball.
  • Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 16 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: 12" wide by 65" long.



  • Ch 261, or any multiple of 3.
  • Row 1: Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [260 sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st, now and throughout), dc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [260 sts]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [260 sts]
  • Row 4: Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across. Turn. [174 sts and 86 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [260 sts]
  • Rows 6-39: Rep Rows 2-5. Fasten Off at last row.

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  1. I came across this shawl pattern and I love. Going to start on it today it looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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