Never ending shawl

never ending shawl free crochet pattern 3
I made another crochet shawl! Again I used a pretty yarn cake. Actually no matter what crochet shawl you make, every shawl will turn out great with yarn cakes that change colors in a subtle way ghehe. As summer is over, I decided to use darker colors for this shawl. Blue is one of my favorite colors, so I chose a blue/grey/black cake! I think the colors look very chique and it looks great with a simple black (or blue) dress.

The Never ending Shawl is called ‘never ending’ because you can work on it till you think it’s done! …Or till you run out of yarn like I did. The best thing about this crochet shawl is that you don’t have to focus on following a pattern. All the stitches you need to know for the shawl are single crochet and half double crochet with an increase in the first and last stitch. That’s all! This makes the Never ending Shawl a great project to work on while traveling. I worked on it in the car (while Koen was driving) and train – and of course while watching my favorite Netflix series. Also, if you’re a beginner, this shawl is a very easy and great project to start with!


– 1 yarn cake – *note: unfortunately the shop that sells the yarn I used for this shawl is offline till the end of November. I have searched on Etsy for similar yarn and colors and advice a yarn cake from this shop (choose a color and select option 1094 yds which is the same length as the cake I used).
– 3.5 mm hook (US E/4)


Below you can find a 2-minute video of the Never ending Shawl. Scroll further for the written pattern.

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
st: stitch
**: repeat what’s between the **
( ): the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

Never ending Shawl

Start with 3 chains

Row 1: (1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc) in the third chain from the hook, ch 2, turn (3)
Row 2: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first st, 1hdc in the next st, (1sc, 1hdc) in the last st, ch 2, turn (5)
Row 3: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first st, *1hdc in the next st, 1sc in the next st* repeat till end, (1sc, 1hdc) in the last st, ch 2, turn

That’s it! Repeat row 3 till you think the shawl is long enough or till you’re out of yarn. Told you it was easy 😉

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  • Reply
    25 November 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Hi! How big does your shawl measure? I have just finished on the third colour and can’t decide if I should use one more ball of the same colour or move on to the next colour. Worried that it may not be big enough if I move on to the next colour which I planned to use 2 balls of. Thanks!

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      4 December 2017 at 12:29 am

      Hi Faith, I don’t have my shawl here at the moment but will measure asap (Monday or Tuesday!). x

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    Casey Allbery
    15 October 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Still waiting for this yarn, but thank you for this wonderful pattern and tutorial.

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      16 October 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Casey! Unfortunately the shop of the yarn I used is still down, I just contacted her again for an update!

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    11 October 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Wilma, I purchased cotton flowers for a different project, but I was unable to read my work. But with this pattern of yours I can read what I Crocheted and love the yarn n pattern together. Thank you for sharing this lovely shawl.

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      16 October 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment, really appreciate you took the time to write me this! <3

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    8 October 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Ah, beauty in simplicity. Just got some yarn for this one today… thanks so much for the pattern! 🙂

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    8 October 2017 at 4:59 am

    When I try to find the yarn it says the page is unavailable

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      8 October 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, I just checked and the link indeed doesn’t work. I contacted the seller and she emailed me that the link will probably work as of tomorrow!

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      10 October 2017 at 7:16 am

      Hey hey, I contacted the seller and she told me the yarn will probably be back online tomorrow/ soon.

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    6 October 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Love it, thank you for sharing! I’m starting one for myself today .

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      8 October 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment! <3

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    5 October 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Can red heart boutique yarn be used for your shawl?

    • Reply
      8 October 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Yes I think you can use any yarn. Just make sure to use a matching hook size! My yarn was very thin so I used an E hook (3.5mm) but Red Heart Boutique might be more bulky 🙂

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    Ja ong
    5 October 2017 at 7:41 am

    This is lovely…I will try to make one on my next crochet project. Thanks Wilma for sharing

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      8 October 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment! <3

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    2 October 2017 at 2:58 am

    How many skeins did you use? 10 – 1.000m skeins?

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      2 October 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Hey, I used 1 yarn cake which is 1000m

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