This Is Me Shawl

This Is Me Shawl, a new free triangle shawl pattern inspired by… myself! This design is part of my new series of patterns dedicated to my extended family (people with the same condition as me).

For this design I used my favorite type of yarn, which is a fingering weight Scheepjes Whirl yarn cake with beautiful gradient colors. I wanted to create a simple but elegant shawl that goes with every outfit. As always, I tried to make the pattern as simple as possible by making simple repeats. You only need to repeat 10 rows which are all very simple.

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This Is Me Shawl

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This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl

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About the design

I wanted to make a triangle shawl, because that’s currently my favorite shawl shape. I also wanted the shawl to be elegant and wide, so I can wear it with most of my outfits.

The shawl is mainly made with double crochet stitches, but also includes chains and even one row of single crochet stitches. To create a ribbed effect, some rows are made with front post double crochet stitches.

The texture from the ribbed rows are combined with rows that have different stitches and chain spaces, which creates a nice effect and beautiful details.

I chose the colors pink and grey, because it gives a feminine touch and I just love to work with pink yarn.

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl

About the pattern

As mentioned above, I wanted to create an elegant shawl. At the same time I aimed for a beginner-friendly pattern that’s suitable for beginners who don’t have that much experience yet. I think it worked out great, because the shawl looks beautiful and the pattern is quite simple.

There are only 10 rows that need to be repeated; 6 rows are made out of simple (front post) double crochet stitches, and 4 rows involve some fun stitches and chain work. That’s all!

With left over yarn you can make three matching tassels to add to the ends of the shawl. Personally I think this gives the shawl a final touch.

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl

About this special series of patterns

I was born with a (benign) tumor in my face. For more than 22 years my doctors did not know what it was exactly. In 2017 I did a second opinion and got diagnosed with an ultra rare condition. I immediately started searching for other people with this condition.

So far I have found about 20 people in the whole wide world. It’s amazing how many similarities we have and how much we look alike. I feel very grateful they came into my life.

Many of my upcoming patterns, including this one, will be special designs inspired by my new ‘extended family’ who have made a huge impact on me.

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> Read more about this special series of patterns

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl

This Is Me Shawl

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Materials

– 1x Scheepjes Whirl (color ‘Night Time Bubbles 788’). Or,  read more about gradient yarn cakes

– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook, UK 8)

Finished size

Height: 60cm / 23.5” before blocking
Width: 170cm / 67” before blocking

Gauge

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

Stitches used

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– fpdc: front post double crochet
– 3 dc cluster: cluster with 3 double crochet – Yarn overinsert hook in st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. *Yarn over, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat 2 times. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on your hook, ch 1.

Notes

– This pattern is worked top-down

– 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 (unless stated otherwise)

– The counting only includes the dc stitches, not the chains in the corner (unless stated otherwise)

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of the This Is Me Shawl.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Triangle Shawl pattern

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Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to form a ring

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

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

Row 3:
Repeat row 2 (18)

Row 4:
ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st,
1 fpdc in each st to ch-2 space,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
1 fpdc in each st to last,
3 dc in last st (24)

Row 5:
Repeat row 2 (30)

Row 6:
Repeat row 4 (36)

Row 7:
Repeat row 2 (42)

Row 8:
Repeat row 4 (48)

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl - Row8

Row 9:
ch 3, 2 dc cluster in 1st st,
*ch 2, sk 2, 3 dc cluster in next st* repeat to ch-2 space,
(3 dc cluster, ch 2, 3 dc cluster) into ch-2 space,
*ch 2, sk 2, 3 dc cluster in next st* repeat to last st,
3 dc cluster in last st (18 clusters)

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl - Row9

Row 10:
Note: mind you, we work with sc here instead of dc!
ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st, ch 4,
*1 sc into next ch-2 space, ch 4* repeat to center ch-2 space,
(1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc) into center ch-2 space,
*ch 4, 1 sc into next ch-2 space* repeat to last st,
ch 4, (1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc) in last st (1st ch from previous row) (21 ch-4 spaces)

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl - Row10

Row 11:
ch 5, 1 dc in 1st st,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-4 space across to last st,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in last st (1st ch from previous row) (23 ch-2 spaces)

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl - Row11

Row 12:
ch 3, 1 dc in 1st st,
3 dc in each ch-2 space across to center ch-2 space,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch-2 space,
3 dc in each ch-2 space across to last st,
2 dc in last st (72)

This Is Me - Free crochet triangle shawl pattern by Wilmade - Scheepjes Whirl - Row12

Row 13 – 62:
Repeat row 3 – 12 five more times

Row 63:
Repeat row 3 (378)

Stitch count

The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of DC stitches you should have at the end of each row. Note: the stitch count at
row 9/19/29/39/49/59 = amount of clusters,
row 10/20/30/40/50/60 = amount of ch-4 spaces and
row 11/21/31/41/51/61 = amount of ch-2 spaces

This Is Me Shawl - free crochet triangle shawl pattern - stitch count

Tassels

Tassels are easy and fun to make. Personally I think this gives the shawl a final touch.

1. Wrap the yarn around your hand until you find it thick enough. With 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)

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. Secure tight.

5. Trim the bottom

How to make tassels 2 - tutorial by Wilmade

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    KATIE B
    20 February 2019 at 2:20 am

    I just finished the shawl using Lion Brand Mandala yarn in color Gnome using an I hook and it turned out so pretty!! Thanks for writing the pattern. I can’t wait to make another. Using the video along with the written pattern really helped.

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    Beatrice
    18 February 2019 at 1:57 am

    i cannot get the numbers of chain two spaces to work out and it also gets reallycurvy,,, what am I doing wrong??

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    Din
    13 February 2019 at 11:49 am

    Hi! This is a lovely shawl and I’m trying to make it but my edge is coming out curved and not straight.. Is it really like that or am I doing something wrong? I would really like to make this one for my friend.

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    Din
    13 February 2019 at 11:48 am

    Hi! I’m trying to make this shawl but my edge is coming out curved and not straight.. I would really like to make this one for my friend.

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    Tina
    31 January 2019 at 2:37 am

    Hi Wilma. I just finished making your “This is Me” Shawl and I absolutely love it!! It is the first item I have made, besides scarves and 1 afghan. Your tutorial was wonderful!! Thank you for this gorgeous pattern!! ☺☺

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    Tennille
    20 January 2019 at 7:27 am

    Hi there. Thanks you for the beautiful pattern. Did you only use one skein? If I buy a different kind of yarn, how much do we need to make this? Also should we use fingering weight?

    Thank you

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    Kitty
    18 January 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I just saw this shawl on Elk Studio as part of the Make it for me month.
    Thank you so much, I love working with the whirls, the colours are so vibrant, the changes so subtle and the yarn feel so nice and soft. I will be making this in the near future for sure.

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    Pippa
    12 January 2019 at 12:40 am

    Gorgeous pattern. Great tutorial. Thank you!

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    Dena
    3 January 2019 at 12:14 am

    Hey there! This shawl is beautiful! What type of yarn did you use?? My coworker purchased your pattern on Etsy and she’s looking to make it just like the one you picture here.

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      Wilma
      3 January 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you! I used Scheepjes Whirl (color ‘Night Time Bubbles 788’)

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        Joan Buchli
        26 April 2019 at 10:39 pm

        Only one skeinor how nany

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    Jan Swartz
    17 December 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Wilma! Thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns. Your work is stunning and the patterns along with the pictures and video are so easy to follow. You are an artist and a teacher!
    Merry Christmas

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    Christina from Canada
    17 December 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful!!! I look forward to making this pattern! 🙂 Thank you for your patterns!

  • Reply
    Emily
    15 December 2018 at 11:00 am

    Hey Wilma,
    Je hebt alweer een super mooie sjaal ontworpen. Ik vind het zo gaaf dat je dit doet en alles ook nog eens gratis aanbiedt. Echt heel tof. Mooie keuze van garen ook.
    Fijn weekend.

    Lieve groetjes,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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