Never ending shawl

I made another crochet shawl! For this design I used a gradient plied yarn cake. Actually no matter what crochet shawl you make, every shawl will turn out great with a yarn cake that changes colors in a beautiful gradient way.

never ending shawl free crochet pattern 3

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.


Cottonflowersyarns gradient plied yarn cakes

The Never ending Shawl is called ‘never ending’ because you can work on it forever.. or till you think it’s done! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย I stopped when I ran out of yarn.

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!

never ending shawl free crochet pattern

This makes the Never ending Shawl a great project to work on while traveling. I worked on it in the train and car (while Koen was driving) – and while watching my favorite Netflix series.

If you’re a beginner, this shawl is a very easy and great project to start with!

Never ending shawl free crochet pattern by wilmade


– 1 yarn cake which is 3 ply and 1000m (1094 yards). Or select 600m / 800m if you want a smaller shawl.
Alternative yarn cakes:ย Scheepjes Whirls.

> Read more about gradient yarn cakes

– 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 whatโ€™s between the **
( ): the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

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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 youโ€™re out of yarn. Told you it was easy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    21 February 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you for linking to my shop, appreciate it! and glad to see your followers love this pattern, it works so well with gradient yarn <3

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    30 January 2018 at 3:41 am

    Hi again Wilma,

    I just realized what a dumb question as your instructions state to keep repeating the pattern until the shawl is long enough. I have my answer. Thanks!

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      30 January 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Ghehe yep, you can repeat the pattern till you think it’s long enough! x

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        9 February 2018 at 7:07 pm

        Hi Wilma. On row 3 where the pattern is enclosed in asterisk does that mean to do those two stitches in the same stitch? I am doing it in the next stitch as it reads and winding up with a hdc before the last stitch in parentheses. Am I doing this right?

        Thank you

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          9 February 2018 at 7:58 pm

          Hi Nathalie, it means you need to repeat the part between the **. Only the first and last stitch of a row need more stitches in one stitch ๐Ÿ™‚ So you basically just make an increase in the first stitch, then crochet ‘1hdc, 1sc in next’ till the end, and make another increase in the last stitch. Let me know if you have more questions!

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    30 January 2018 at 1:40 am

    What could I do to crochet this in a plus size?

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    25 November 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Hi! How big does your shawl measure? I have just finished on the third colour and canโ€™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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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?

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      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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