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Pop-Up shawl

The Pop-Up Shawl is a beginner-friendly triangle scarf featuring the popcorn stitch. It’s worked bottom-up: hence the name pop-up 😉. For this project you can use any yarn weight you want: I used a gradient yarn cake (fingering weight) for that beautiful drape. It’s a great project for beginners who want to make their first crochet triangle scarf!

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Pop-Up Shawl

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Pop-Up Shawl - free crochet triangle scarf for beginners

About this design

I like to make simple shawls that are easy to understand. I’m working on a series of patterns that are focused on beginners who want to give their first crochet shawl a try.

In my designs I play with different shapes, textures, colors and yarns. So far I’ve designed the Never Ending Shawl, which is a triangle shawl worked bottom-up, the Double Crochet All The Way Shawl, a triangle shawl worked top-down, and the To The Point Shawl, worked one side to the other. All patterns are available for free on my blog.

Pop-Up Shawl - free crochet pattern for beginners - pinterest pin

About this pattern

This triangle-shaped shawl is worked bottom-up with increases at the start and end of each row. You’ll notice that the first few rows work up very fast and will take longer as you go. It’s worked in rows, which means we turn our work at the end of each row.

The shawl is a simple repeat of 10 rows: 7 rows are simple double crochet stitches, 2 rows are chain spaces and 1 row is made out of popcorn stitches. Below you can find a video tutorial which shows you how to make this fun stitch.

Triangle scarf crochet pattern for beginners - Pop-Up Shawl by Wilmade

About the yarn

For this design I used a gradient plied yarn cake. Actually no matter what you make, each project will turn out great when working with a gradient yarn cake 😉 The yarn cakes I like to work with are automatically changing colors in a beautiful, gradient way.

Gradient plied yarn cake - Scheepjes Whirl and Wolltraum

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Pop-Up Shawl: a simple triangle scarf


– 1 gradient yarn cake (Weight 3/light, 875yds/7.1oz, 800m/200g).
Alternative yarn cake available in the USA: Hobbii.
> Click here to read more about alternative yarn cakes available worldwide.

– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)

Finished size

Height: 65cm / 25.5″
Width: 165cm / 65”


17 dc and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– ch-sp: chain space
– dc: double crochet
– po: popcorn stitch


– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Shawl is worked bottom-up

– Turn your work at the end of reach row

– First 4 chains do not count as a stitch


Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube


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Chain 8, turn

Row 1:
1 dc in 5th chain from hook and each ch across, turn (4)

Row 2:
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in last st, turn (8)

Row 3:
ch 4, 3 dc in first st, 1 dc in each st to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn (12)

Row 4 & 5:
Repeat row 3 (16, 20)

Row 6: ch-spaces
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st* repeat across, ch 2, skip 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn (24)

Row 7: dc
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat across, 1 dc in next 2 st, 3 dc in last st, turn (28)

Row 8: popcorn
ch 4, 3 dc in 1st st, *1 popcorn in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st* repeat across, 1 popcorn in next st, 1 dc in next st, 3 dc in last st, turn (32)

Row 9: dc
repeat row 3 (36)

Row 10: ch-spaces
repeat row 6 (40)

Row 11: dc
repeat row 7 (44)

Row 12 – 15: dc
repeat row 3 (48, 52, 56, 60)

Row 16 – 65:
repeat row 6 – 15

Stitch count

The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.

Stitch count overview Pip-Up shawl


Tassels give a final touch to your shawl. This is how you can make them:

1. Wrap the yarn around your hand or phone until you find it thick enough. With a 4-ply cake (fingering weight yarn) 55 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)

How to make tassels - tutorial by Wilmade

4. Fold the other strand around the top of your tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot.

5. Trim the bottom

How to make tassels 2 - tutorial by Wilmade

Share a picture!

If you make this triangle scarf, please tag or mention me on Instagram @wilmawestenberg and add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. I would love to see what colors you used and feature some of your pictures!


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  1. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I am working on this shawl right now. I’m crocheting it with a cotton/bamboo blend yarn in pure white. It is going to be beautiful for the summer. Very simple and elegant. Can’t wait to finish it.

  2. hi! I was wondering if you could put a boarder on the shawl or not. and if so what would you suggest?

    1. What is the name of the yarn in the black, grey, and white yarn and where did you get it

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