Connected Bows Shawl

Connected bows shawl free crochet pattern scarf wearable

A new shawl pattern for the cold winter months! My mom came up with the idea to make a very wide shawl with a small detail in the middle. Simple but not too simple! By making the shawl extra wide, you can wear it in different ways: like a normal scarf around the neck or like a shawl around the shoulders.  The pattern is easy to follow and a good project for beginners as well.

For this design I worked with a new yarn cake called ‘Romance Merino Silk’ from the Etsy shop Wollelfe. The shop owner Katrin is from Austria and dyes the yarn herself. Katrin ships worldwide and has many color options available. If you want to work with fingering yarn, she has two options: Merino-Silk and Merino-Twin. The Merino-Silk blend is perfect for items like shawls, wraps, etc. It drapes really wonderful and has a nice sheen because of the silk content. The Merino-Twin is perfect for sweaters and things that are washed very often.


– 1 Romance Gradient Yarn Cake (Merino-Silk), fingering yarn 1000m. If you want a cheaper option, you can get the same cake and color without silk here.
– Crochet hook 5 mm

YouTube video

I’ve made a video explaining how to make the Connected Bows Shawl (written pattern below).

Abbreviations/stitches used for this shawl:

Ch: Chain
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet (US)
Hdc: Half double crochet (US)
Dc: Double crochet (US)
**: repeat between **
(Number): amount of stitches at the end of the row


– The shawl is worked in rows, which means you turn at the end of every row
– I did not count the turning chains as a stitch, I only used them to gain height


Chain 73, turn
Row 1: 1 sl st in the second ch from hook, *1 dc in next 2 st, 1 sl st in next 2 st* repeat 17x, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 2, turn(72)

Note: Continue to work on the other side of the starting chains
Row 2: 1hdc in every stitch till end, ch 2, turn (72)

Row 3: 1hdc in next 20 st, *ch 7, skip 6, 1hdc in next 20 st* 2x, ch 2, turn (72 or 74 if you count the 2 extra chains)

Row 4: 1hdc in next 20 st, *ch 6, skip 6, 1hdc in next 20 st,* repeat 2x, ch 2, turn (72)

Row 5: 1hdc in next 20 st, *ch 3, 1sc in 4th chain of the first chainbow – around the second chainbow-, ch 3, 1hdc in next 20 st* repeat 2x, ch 2, turn (72 or 74 if you count the 2 extra sc)

Repeat rows 3 to 5 till you run out of yarn or till you gain the desired length.

Finishing off

Last row before border: 1 hdc in every stitch (72)
note: when you reach the chain bows, make 3 hdc around the bows. See video on the top of this page.

Border: 1 sl st in the first st, *1 dc in next 2 st, 1 sl st in next 2 st* repeat 17x, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 sl st in the last st (72)

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    Tammy Thompson
    17 January 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I found your pattern on Elk Studio’s ‘Make it for Me’. It’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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