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Free lace shawl crochet pattern

Hook up a beautiful lace wrap with real elegance with this free crochet shawl pattern.

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Published: February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am
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If you're looking for a super-stylish lace shawl to complete your outfit, then look no further! This free crochet shawl pattern by Simply Crochet editor Sara Huntington is a gorgeous accessory that works equally well wrapped over an evening dress or just thrown over your everyday clothes!

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This free crochet shawl pattern features a beautiful repeating diamond design, and uses clever treble shaping to create a perfect triangular shape. Plus we've made ours in sumptuous West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace yarn, a blend of Falkland wool and mulberry silk - after all if you're going to make such a special crochet lace shawl then need to use some special yarn too!

You will need

Tension

First 15 rows of the pattern measure 14 x 20cm (5½ x 7¾ in) after blocking

Measurements

Finished crochet shawl measures 90 x 150cm (35½ x 59in) wide after blocking

Abbreviations

BR (Beginning of row) Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in next st, ch3

ER (End of row) Tr in last 2 sts, turn

V-st (2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch3) in next ch-2 sp

Inc V-st (2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch2, 2tr, ch3) in next ch-2 sp

Diamond inc 2tr in next tr, tr in each st to last tr before ch-sp, 2tr in next st, ch3

Diamond dec Tr2tog over next 2 tr, tr in each st to last 2 tr before ch-sp, tr2tog, ch3

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet shawl pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

The Shawl is worked from the bottom up.

If you're looking for more amazing crochet shawls to try, then make sure to check out our pick of the top 30 crochet shawl patterns! And if you're after some yarn inspiration to make those shawls with, you can always check out the best crochet thread and crochet lace yarns too!

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Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Ch4.

Row 1 (RS) 3tr in 4th ch from hook, turn. [4 sts]

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in next tr, ch2, tr in next tr, tr in third ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 3 BR, V-st, ER. [8 sts]

Row 4 BR, Inc V-st, ER. [10 sts]

Row 5 BR, (V-st) twice, ER. [12 sts]

Row 6 BR, V-st, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 7 BR, V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, ER. [14 sts]

Rows 8-12 BR, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER. [24 sts]

Row 13 BR, V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, ch1, skip next st, 5tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 14 BR, V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice, 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER. [27 sts]

Row 15 BR, Inc V-st, tr2tog over next 2 tr, 6tr, ch1, skip next st, 6tr, tr2tog, ch3, Inc V-st, ER.

If you've enjoyed making this free crochet shawl pattern, why not complete your crochet outfit with our Free pink tunic top crochet pattern or our Free V-stitch crochet top pattern. And don't forget about the accessories! Try our Free crochet clutch bag pattern or our free granny square crochet jewellery patterns!

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The repeat sections marked between * and ** on Rows 16-23 are not needed on the first repeat of the stitch pattern, but will be used for subsequent repeats.

Row 16 BR, *(V-st) twice, Diamond dec**, (V-st) twice, ER.

Row 17 BR, *V-st, (tr, ch3) in next ch-3 sp, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, (tr, ch3) in next ch-3 sp, V-st, ER.

Row 18 BR, *V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, V-st, ER.

Row 19 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Rows 20-21 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, Diamond dec**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 22 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, tr3tog over next 3 tr, ch3**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 23 BR, *V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, tr in next tr, ch3**, V-st, Diamond inc, V-st, ER.

Row 24 BR, *V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, ch1, skip next st, 5tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st; rep from * once more, ER.

Row 25 BR, *V-st, 2tr in next tr, 5tr, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice, 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3, V-st; rep from * once more, ER.

Row 26 BR, Inc V-st, *tr2tog over next 2 tr, 6tr, ch1, skip next st, 6tr, tr2tog, ch3**, (V-st) twice; rep from * once more, ending last repeat at **, Inc V-st, ER.

Rows 16-26 set patt.

Repeat Rows 16-26 six times more, working the repeat section an extra time on each 11-row section.

To finish, repeat Rows 16-23 once more, do not fasten off.

You will have 8 diamonds across the shawl. The repeat sections are marked between * and ** on Rows 16-23, and between * and ; on Rows 24-26.

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Border

Row 1 Working along the top of the shawl, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each tr and ch across, turn.

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch, tr in each st to last stitch, 2tr in last stitch, fasten off.

To finish

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed making this free crochet shawl pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Sara HuntingtonEditor, Simply Crochet magazine

Crochet designer, teacher and Editor of Simply Crochet magazine, Sara Huntington is a legend in the crochet community. Sara started as a crochet designer for Simply Crochet before becoming the editor in 2015. She still regularly designs for the magazine as well as teaching crochet in her spare time. You can keep up to date with Sara on Instagram at @crochetdeli

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