The Maia Triangular Shawl is a simple crochet triangle shawl pattern that can be easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders and the lace edging adds a touch of elegance. I made my version with a light medium weight yarn, but you can change the yarn weight in your version for different looks.
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Back in 2014, the folks at Prime Publishing were launching I Like Crochet. I designed a series of seasonal crochet triangle shawl patterns for them, starting with a seasonal spring shawl.
In New York City, spring temperatures can vary quite a bit, from very cool to almost summery. I used one of my favorite workhorse wool yarns, Cascade 220 Superwash, so that the shawl could be worn as a warm scarf if necessary, but was still breathable on a hotter day.
I actually used some colors that I had in my yarn stash that were originally destined to be part of a baby blanket, but I love the resulting look.
This crochet triangle shawl pattern is pretty simple to make. It’s crocheted from side to side, increasing to the midpoint and then decreasing towards the other end. The edging is worked in the round.
I’ve included links to tutorials for the decreases, since that is usually the place where most beginner crocheters could struggle.
If you decide to make your version in a different weight of yarn, use a crochet hook a size or two larger than what you would usually use for the same weight. That will allow the shawl to drape nicely. Also, you may find that you use a different amount of yarn than I did.
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Maia Triangular Shawl
Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
This simple crochet triangle shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders and the lace edging adds a touch of elegance. A version of this pattern was originally published in I Like Crochet as the Seasonal Spring Shawl. This pattern is part of the Choose Your Destination Crochet Along.
- Customizable. Photographed sample measures 62” (157.5 cm) across wingspan x 11” (28 cm) deep along spine.
- Cascade 220 Superwash yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 2 skeins in 1915 Banana Cream (MC) and 1942 Mint, or approximately 350 yd (320 m) in MC and 80 yd (73 m) in any light medium weight yarn.
- US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Stitch markers.
- Yarn needle.
- 15 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shawl pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CC – Contrast Color
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for this stitch pattern is available here.
- dc4tog – double crochet 4 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for this stitch pattern is available here.
- ea – each
- MC – Main Color
- RS – right (front) side
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Stitches between parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.
- Shawl is crocheted side to side in increasing rows to midpoint, and then decreasing rows to opposite edge. Adjust the size by changing the length to the midpoint.
- Edging is crocheted in rounds and then rows.
- Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as stitch.
- Move up stitch markers for each round/row of edging to mark position.
Increase to midpoint
- With MC, ch 3.
- Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, pm in same ch to mark edge. (3 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in next st, 2 dc in last st. (4 dc)
- Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in ea st across.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st.(Increases by 1 st per row)
- Rows 5-60: Rep Rows 3-4, 28 times, or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm) from start, or about 1” (2.5 cm) less than half of desired length.
- Row 61: Turn, ch 2, pm around turning ch to mark center row, dc in same st and in ea st across.
Decrease to end
- Row 62: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog.(Decreases by 1 st per row)
- Row 63: Rep Row 3.
- Rep Rows 62-63 until 4 sts remain.
- Rep Row 3 once.
- Final Row: Turn, ch 2, dc4tog, do not fasten off, pm in dc4tog to mark edge.
- Begin working in the round.
- Round 1 (RS): Turn, ch 1, begin worked along angled edge, 2 sc in side of ea row to center marked st, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in side of center row, 2 sc in side of ea row to beginning marked st, sc in first marked ch, turn to work along long straight edge, 2 sc in side of ea row to first st, sc in same st, fasten off MC.
- Begin working in rows along angled edge.
- Row 1: With RS facing, join CC with sl st to last st of Rnd 1, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in next st;** rep from * across angled edge to marked ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st, rep from * to ** across to marked st.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as sc + ch-3 sp), *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in last sc.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip (sc, ch-3 sp, sc), work (dc, ch 3, sl st to first ch, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp;** rep from * across to center, skip 2 ch-3 sps, (2 dc, ch 3, sl st to first ch, ch 2, 2 dc) in center sc, skip 2 ch-3 sps, repeat from * to ** across, ending with sc in first ch of ch-4 st, fasten off CC.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends. Wet or spray block to shape.