Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

I recently discovered Hobbii and their wide variety of beautiful, squishy yarns. When I tried them for the first time, I could not resist ordering a cake of Twister. I already knew I wanted to create another shawl, and this yarn was the perfect inspiration. 

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For this design, I chose a simple shape and combined it with some of my favourite stitches. I’ve written some complex patterns in the past, and I really wanted to make something that wasn’t too complicated but still fun, something that would coordinate with anything and add instant style to any outfit.

How to crochet the Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to make a 62” L x 31” H shawl with added notes for making a larger shawl. 

Abbreviations:

Rs = Right Side

Ws = Wrong Side

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Tr = Treble Crochet

Mc = Mixed Cluster

Materials:

I used Hobbii Twister, which is a 55% Cotton/45% Acrylic, #2 Fingering weight yarn. 

Get the yarn here!

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 1094 yds. 

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4.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

If you are using a different yarn, gauge is not very important with this shawl. Use a hook that suits your yarn and gives it a good drape. 

If you are using the same yarn I used and you would like to achieve the same drape, you may want to get close to the gauge I achieved.

I have noted in the pattern at which point you should measure for gauge.  

Notes:

Ch1 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch1 between sts does count as a stitch. 

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is considered a dc. 

You can find a tutorial for working into the 3rd LO here.

You can find a tutorial for the Mixed Cluster (Mc) stitch here.

Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Instructions

This shawl is created in one piece, working in rows. 

With 4.5 mm hook: 

Begin with a Magic Ring.

  1. (RS) Ch3. Work a dc and tr into the ring and pull tight to close. Turn.   – 3 st
  2. (WS) Ch4, hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, ch1, hdc in same st). Ch1, sk1, hdc in last st.   – 5 st
  3. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.  – 7 st 
  4. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, 2hdc in same st). Hdc in next st and each st across. Turn.   – 9 st 
  5. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in BLO of next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Working in both top loops, (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 11 st 
  6. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, 2hdc in same st). Hdc in 3rd LO of next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 13 st 
  7. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Beginning In same st, mc across until all sts have been worked. (Hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 15 st
  8. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, 2hdc in same st). Beginning in same st, mc across until all sts have been worked. Hold back the last ch1 of the last mc, and hdc in the last st. Turn.   – 17 st
  9. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. (2hdc, dc) in last st. Turn.   – 19 st 
  10. Ch3, 2hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, 2hdc in same st). Hdc in 3rd LO of next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 21 st 
  11. Ch3. Dc in BLO of next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Working in 2 top loops: (2dc, tr) in last st Turn.   – 23 st 
  12. Ch4, hdc in 1st st (counts as dc, ch1, hdc in same st). *Ch1, sk1, hdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 25 st

Gauge Check: At this point your first 12 rows should be approximately 4” high and your last row should be 4 ¾” wide. 

Repeat rows 3-12 until you have achieved the desired size. For my shawl I worked a total of 126 rows and used up the entire cake of yarn. 

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To make it easier to follow along, I have made a shorthand version of the pattern below. 

Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

  1. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 27 st
  2. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 29 st
  3. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 31 st
  4. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 33 st
  5. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 35 st
  6. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 37 st
  7. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 39 st
  8. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 41 st
  9. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 43 st
  10. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 45 st
  11. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 47 st
  12. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 49 st
  13. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 51 st
  14. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 53 st
  15. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 55 st
  16. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 57 st
  17. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 59 st
  18. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 61 st
  19. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 63 st
  20. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 65 st
  21. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 67 st
  22. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 69 st
  23. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 71 st
  24. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 73 st
  25. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 75 st
  26. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 77 st
  27. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 79 st
  28. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 81 st
  29. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. –  83 st
  30. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 85 st
  31. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 87 st
  32. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 89 st
  33. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 91 st
  34. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 93 st
  35. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 95 st
  36. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 97 st
  37. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 99 st
  38. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 101 st
  1. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 103 st
  2. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 105 st
  3. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 107 st
  4. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 109 st
  5. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 111 st
  6. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 113 st
  7. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 115 st
  8. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 117 st
  9. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 119 st
  10. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 121 st
  11. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 123 st
  12. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 125 st
  13. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 127 st
  14. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 129 st
  15. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 131 st
  16. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 133 st
  17. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 135 st
  18. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 137 st
  19. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 139 st
  20. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 141 st
  21. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 143 st
  22. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 145 st
  23. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 147 st
  24. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 149 st
  25. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 151 st
  26. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 153 st
  27. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 155 st
  28. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 157 st
  29. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 159 st
  30. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 161 st
  31. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 163 st
  32. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 165 st
  33. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 167 st
  34. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 169 st
  35. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 171 st
  36. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 173 st
  37. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 175 st
  38. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 177 st
  1. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 179 st
  2. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 181 st
  3. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 183 st
  4. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 185 st
  5. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 187 st
  6. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 189 st
  7. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 191 st
  8. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 193 st
  9. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 195 st
  10. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 197 st
  11. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 199 st
  12. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 201 st
  13. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 203 st
  14. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 205 st
  15. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 207 st
  16. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 209 st
  17. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 211 st
  18. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 213 st
  19. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 215 st
  20. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 217 st
  21. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 219 st
  22. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 221 st
  23. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. – 223 st
  24. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 225 st
  25. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 227 st
  26. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 229 st
  27. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 231 st
  28. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 233 st
  29. Ch1, hdc, mc across. (Hdc, dc) in last. – 235 st
  30. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Mc across. Hdc in last. – 237 st
  31. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 239 st
  32. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO across. – 241 st
  33. Ch3. Dc in BLO across. (2dc, tr) in last. -243 st
  34. (Ch4, hdc) in 1st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc.** across. – 245 st
  35. Ch1, hdc across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 247 st
  36. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc across. – 249 st
  37. Ch1, hdc. Hdc in BLO across. (2hdc, dc) in last. – 251 st
  38. (Ch3, 2hdc) in 1st. Hdc in 3rd LO
Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! Since I used a cotton blend, my shawl did not need to be blocked. If you used a wool blend, I would recommend blocking to stretch and flatten your shawl.

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Effortless Shawl - Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

Effortless Shawl – Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

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