Such Simple Shawl

Believe me, this is Such Simple Shawl! 😉 This beginner-friendly accessory is made with Lionbrand Mandala, worked top-down and only uses double crochet stitches combined with chains. That’s it! A great project to work on while watching TV or Netflix while your hands continue crocheting on autopilot. You can easily adjust the shawl to your preferences: make it smaller or bigger, add tassels or fringes.. You decide! This Mandala yarn scarf pattern also includes a video tutorial.

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Such Simple Shawl

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About this design

I’m working on a series of simple shawls for 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.

mandala yarn scarf pattern - backview

About this pattern

This triangle shawl is worked top down and features double crochet stitches and chain spaces. It’s worked in rows, which means we turn our work at the end of each row.

The shawl is a simple repeat of 4 rows: 2 rows are simple double crochet stitches, 2 rows are chain spaces.

I decided to add tassels to each end of the shawl. You can easily change the size of your tassels (bigger, smaller) or no tassels at all. Or maybe fringes for a boho touch?

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About the yarn

For this shawl I’ve used Lion Brand Mandala (color Unicorn). This is a popular self striping yarn from the USA. It’s 100% acrylic and with just one cake you can make a scarf or small shawl.

I used 2 cakes at the same time. When I ran out of the first color, I continued with the same color from the second cake. Then I continued till I finished the second color of that second cake and attached the first cake again. This will create more even striping with bigger color blocks. To save yarn or get a more randomly striped look, you can also crochet as usual and use only one cake.

Lionbrand Mandala yarn color Unicorn pink white blue purple

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Materials

– Mandala cake color Unicorn (Weight 3/light | 590yds/5.3oz | 540m/150g)
You need 1 cake for 1 shawl. I used 2 cakes at the same time to create more even striping with bigger color blocks. I made 2 shawls out of 2 cakes.

– Crochet hook 6mm (J/10)

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

Finished size

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

Gauge

13 double crochet and 8 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

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

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Shawl is worked top-down

– We turn our work at the end of reach row

– First 3 chains count as the first stitch

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

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Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or begin with a magic circle.

Row 1:
ch 3, 2 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc into ring (6)

Row 2:
ch 3, 2 dc in first st,
1 dc in each st to ch-2 sp,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
1 dc in each st to last,
3 dc in last st, turn (12)

Row 3:
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, skip next st,
*1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st* to ch-2 sp,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
*ch 1, skip next st, 1 dc in next st* to last,
ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc in last st, turn (18)

Row 4:
ch 3, 1 dc in first st, ch 1, 1 dc in next st,
*ch 1, skip next st, 1 dc in next ch-sp* to ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next st,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
*ch 1, skip next st, 1 dc in next ch-sp* to last,
ch 1, skip next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1,
2 dc in last st, turn (24)

Row 5:
ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st,
*1 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next st* to ch-2 sp,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
*1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch-sp* to last,
1 dc in next st, 3 dc in last st, turn (30)

Row 6 – 41:
Repeat row 2 – 5 nine more times

Row 42:
Repeat row 2 (252)

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 Such Simple Shawl

Tassels

Tassels are great for a final touch. It’s very easy to make them using a tassel maker.

1. Wound yarn around your phone 40 times. Cut two more strands.

2. Add a knotted cord on top.

3. Knot a strand around the tassel, about 1 cm from the top knot.

4. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot) and trim the ends.

Tadaa!

How to make tassels for a crochet shawl - with Lion Brand Mandala yarn

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Terri
    30 October 2019 at 7:38 pm

    What are the numbers at the end of each round? It’s not for stitch amount cause they don’t match up

  • Reply
    Dixie Stringer
    9 September 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Wilma, I want to thank you and tell you how wonderful it is that you offer beautiful FREE patterns available to we widows and everyone on a fixed income can learn and enjoy our passion of crochet. Your patterns are absolutely beautiful and you are a really talented teacher. Having the videos of the patterns helps so much and particularly when you complete a certain stitch or the end of a row and show to the camera how the completed stitches look is so helpful for visual learners. I am so glad I found your site and will continue to follow your work. Again, THANK YOU, Wilma…

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    Jen Savoie
    26 July 2019 at 5:52 pm

    You have some many lovely shawl patterns, how to choose? I can’t/won’t, I’ve added several to my ‘to make’ queue! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply
    Becca
    21 July 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you for such a simple but beautiful shawl. I have made two so far.

  • Reply
    Caroline
    4 July 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Hi I’m doing mandala yarn scarf pattern or such a simple shawl. Does the chain 2 space count as stitches too or do I ignore them thank you

    • Reply
      J
      16 July 2019 at 4:00 pm

      It says right in the notes at the beginning that it counts as a stitch.

  • Reply
    Emily
    13 June 2019 at 9:13 am

    Hey Wilma,
    Wat een mooie omslagdoek. Heel mooi hoe je de kleuren zo breed hebt laten verlopen. Wat een idee. Ik vind de mandala cakes erg mooi en fijn om mee te werken. Ik heb er nog 2 uit Amerika. Maar wibra verkoopt dezelfde bollen onder een andere naam. Mooie sjaal en zeker beginnervriendelijk lijkt me.
    Fijne dag.

    Lieve groetjes,
    Emily

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