Crochet Pattern: Serape Shawl

Serape Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter. This beginner-friendly rectangular shawl is perfect for keeping warm and makes a great prayer/comfort shawl, too. Wearing the Serape Shawl is like wrapping yourself up in a great big hug. (Can you tell I’m smiling underneath it?)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by WEBS/Valley Yarns.

If you like simple projects – some might call it “mindless” crochet – or, if you’re a beginner looking for your first “big” project, then the Serape Shawl is perfect for you.

The sample is made with Valley Yarns Charlemont, a lusciously soft blend of superwash Merino wool, mulberry silk, and polyamide. This yarn has phenomenal drape, but so does the stitch pattern.

This shawl is very long and wide, so it’s perfect for a prayer or comfort shawl.

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Serape Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 501_superfineThe special stitch creates an interesting texture and a gentle drape for this rectangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • 70” (178 cm) long x 13.5” (34.5 cm) wide before blocking


  • Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Merino/20% polyamide, 20% silk, 3.5 oz/100 g, 439 yd/401.5 m) – 3 skeins Purple Passion (CA), 1 skein Natural (CB), and 1 skein Burgundy (CC), or approximately 1,790 yd (1,637 m) in any sock weight yarn.
  • US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • 26 sts x 11 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) when pinned flat but not blocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • cv-st – crossed v-stitch – Sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in first of skipped sts working over last dc. (Uses 3 sts)
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions


  • With CA, ch 434 (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 1 st).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1, sc in next st and in ea st across. (433 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *cv-st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st, sk 1, *dc in next ch-1 sp, cv-st; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in ch-1 sp, sk 1, 2 dc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *cv-st,** dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 st remaining, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 5-10: Rep Rows 3-4 3 times.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 19: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 4, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 21: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 22: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.

Hooded Scarves to Crochet

  • Row 23: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 24: Rep Row 4, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 25-28: Rep Rows 3-4 twice.
  • Row 29: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 30: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 31: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 32: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 33-40: Rep Rows 3-4 4 times.
  • Row 41: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 42: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off CA.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2014, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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