Today it’s time for an easy crochet shawl: the Double Crochet All The Way Shawl. As the name already indicates, this beginner-friendly shawl is made with double crochet stitches. It’s a project without too much thinking and counting and is perfect to work on while traveling or watching Netflix. If you like, you can add fringes or tassels. The shawl also looks great as it is, without any additions.
About the design
This easy crochet shawl is made with double crochet stitches. I chose a basic triangle shape, which means we make two increases in every first and last stitch and one increase in the middle of the shawl (to create a corner). It’s the basis I use for most of my shawl designs. I decided to add fringes, but you can also wear the shawl without any fringes or tassels.
The Double Crochet All The Way Shawl is one of my easiest patterns. I’m working on a series op patterns which are super simple and beginner-friendly, such as the Never Ending Shawl which I published one year ago. I got many positive messages from people saying that they appreciate the simplicity of the Never Ending Shawl. I decided to work on more easy crochet shawl patterns using other shapes and stitches.
About the yarn
For this crochet shawl I’ve used a gradient yarn cake. One cake has a length of 1.000m / 1.094 yds and a weight of 220g/7.94 oz. I really love how the colors change in a very subtle way. It creates such a beautiful gradient effect! With this yarn you don’t have to worry about weaving in ends or picking color combinations at all.
> Click here to read more about alternative yarn cakes that are available in the USA
Double Crochet All The Way Shawl
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– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)
Height: 60cm / 33″
Width: 160cm / 70″
16 double crochet stitches equal 10 cm / 4”
10 rows equal 10 cm / 4”
Gauge is not really important as this shawl will still fit if gauge is different.
Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet
* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) within instructions: work a group of stitches all in the same stitch
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– The shawl is worked top-down
– We turn our work at the end of every row
– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 dc
– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row
– The amount of stitches mentioned at the end of a row only includes the double crochet stitches and not the chains (the first 3 chains at the start of a row count as 1 double crochet).
In this video you can see how to make the shawl.
Easy crochet shawl pattern
Chain 4, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round
ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, turn (8)
ch 3, 2dc in first st,
1dc in every st till center ch-2 space,
(1dc, ch 2, 1dc) in center ch-2 space,
1dc in every st till end,
3dc in last st, turn (14)
Row 3 – 55:
Repeat row 2
Below you can find an overview of the amount of stitches you should have.
If you like, you can finish the shawl with fringes. I added fringes to every second stitch. It’s easy to make, but takes quite some time.
1. Cut 6 strands of yarn (20cm/8″ each)
2. Pull the middle of all strands through the stitch
3. Yarn over and pull the strands through the loop
4. Make another knot
5. Use your fingers to move the knot in the right position
6. Trim the fringes
Another option is adding tassels to all corners of the shawl. Here’s how to make them.
1. Wrap the yarn around your hand until you find it thick enough. With a 4-ply cake (fingering weight yarn) 45 times should be enough. Cut two more strands which are about 40 cm / 16″.
2. Fold one strand around one of the two ends. Tie a tight knot.
3. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot)
4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot. Secure tight.
5. Trim the bottom
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