Beginner Crochet Shawl Pattern: Lorelai Triangular Shawl

Today’s pattern is an easy beginner crochet shawl. The Lorelai Triangular Shawl is great for beginners or for more advanced crocheters to work on while watching streaming, waiting in line, or commuting. It uses a meditative, simple, 1-row repeat.

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I love working on so-called mindless projects as the weather gets warmer. Maybe I’m crocheting outdoors, maybe I’m taking a big summer trip somewhere, or maybe I’m spending more time with family, but I don’t want to be chained to a complex pattern or counting my stitches every few seconds once it starts heating up outside.

If you feel the same — or if you just love a pretty shawl — then the Lorelai Triangular Shawl could be the perfect beginner crochet shawl pattern for you!

The increases are simple, and other than the color changes, the pattern is mostly the same row worked over and over. Easy peasy.

Like most triangular shawls, Lorelai can also be styled several ways so you can wear it as a cover up in the air conditioning when it’s warm out or under a coat once it gets cold again.

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Lorelai Triangular Shawl

Easy Beginner Crochet Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter

This easy beginner crochet shawl is the perfect project to work on while watching streaming, waiting in line, or commuting. The simple 1-row repeat is meditative!

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample measurements: 45” (114.5 cm) wingspan x 22.25” (56.6 cm) spine.

Materials

  • Big Twist Value yarn (100% acrylic, 6 oz/170 g, 380 yd/347 m) – 1 skein each in Cream (CA), Slime (CB), and Varsity Green (CC), or approximately 165 yd (151 m) in CA, 195 yd (178.5 m) in CB, and 260 (238 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6mm mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • 16 scBL = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop in crochet here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisks as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Work stitches between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • When selecting colors, choose a darker option for CC as you will use it to finish the edges and crochet over yarn tails.
  • There are many ways to crochet into chain spaces. I used the first method shown in the video below for this pattern.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet into chain spaces, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • Ch 1 at start of Rows and sl st at end of Rounds DO NOT count as stitches.
  • Change color in the last yarn over of the row when indicated. When possible, you should also crochet over your yarn tails. The video below demonstrates how to change color and crochet over your yarn tails.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to change colors and crochet over your yarn tails, click HERE to watch it on Facebook.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • With CA, ch 4, skip first 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in ring. (3 sts on each side + ch-2 sp)
  • Optional: Place stitch marker in ch-2 sp to mark center. Move up each row.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 scBL in first st, scBL in next st and each st across to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, scBL in next st and each st across to last st, 2 scBL in next st. (Increases by 2 sts on each side + ch-2 sp)
  • Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2, 3 times, changing to CB (see Pattern Notes) in last yo of final st on Row 5. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 6-10: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CC in last yo of final st on Row 10. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 11-15: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CA in last yo of final st on Row 15. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 16-20: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CB in last yo of final st on Row 5. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 21-25: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CC in last yo of final st on Row 10. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 26-30: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CA in last yo of final st on Row 15. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 31-60: Rep Rows 16-30 twice, or until shawl measures 43” (109 cm) across straight edge, or approximately 2” (5 cm) less than desired wingspan.
  • Row 61: Rep Row 2 once, changing to CB in last yo of final st. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 62: Rep Row 2 once, changing to CC in last yo of final st. Fasten off CB.
  • Border Round: (Right Side) Rep Row 2 across angled edge, place stitch marker in last st of row, turn to work along straight edge, ch 1, sc in side of each row (see video below) across to ring, 2 sc in ring, sc in side of each row across, ch 1, join with sl st to first sc.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet around the side of your project, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • Final Row: (Right Side) Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), skip first 2 sts, dc in next st, [ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st] across to ch-2 sp, ([ch 1, dc] 3 times, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st] across to marked st. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on Wrong Side of shawl.
© 2024 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2024/05/23/beginner-crochet-shawl-pattern-lorelai-triangular-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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