The Cedar Creek Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern will be your go to shawl pattern! It is quick, easy and it looks fabulous. The shawl can be worn as a traditional shawl or flip it around and wear it as a trendy triangle scarf.
Keep reading for all of the details and the free pattern or you can purchase an inexpensive PDF version here.
How to crochet an easy shawl
Does it get any easier than a simple shawl made with half double crochets and chains? I don’t think so. Expect that it is also asymmetrical which means that increases on this shawl are straight forward and simple.
Stitches used for the Cedar Creek Shawl
The first three quarters of the shawl is worked in all half double crochets with an increase either at the beginning or at the end of each row.
The last quarter alternated between sections of half double crochets, and half double crochet, chain 1, half double crochet (I call it an open hdc in the pattern notes and it is a lot like a moss stitch). There are still increases in the open hdc rows but they are the same as the other rows.
If you decide that you want your shawl a little bigger, just continue the striping pattern by adding 2 rows of open half double crochets to each open hdc section. (ex. the next hdc stripe will have 11 rows of open hdcs.) There are 3 solid hdc rows between each open hdc section.
Yarn used for the Cedar Creek Shawl
This crochet shawl was made using Comfy Cotton Blend yarn which you can get from Lion Brand Yarn. (There’s also a link further down to this yarn on Amazon.)
Comfy Cotton Blend is a mix of cotton and polyester that is easy to work with and has great drape. Looking closely at the yarn, it looks like they wound together a couple strands of cotton with a couple strands of polyester which gives even the solid colors some variety and depth.
There are 5 solid colors available in Comfy Cotton Blend (someone please make this is Moccachino and send me a picture) with the rest of the colorways being variegated.
Since the stitch pattern of this shawl is simple it will look great both in the solid colorways and in the variegated ones.
Cedar Creek Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern Free
Skill Level: Easy
US size H/8, 5.0 mm crochet hook
Comfy Cotton Blend by Lion Brand Yarn (7oz, 392 yds)
2 cakes in Silver Lining (used approx. 13.3 oz)
Large Eye Yarn Needle
hdc(s): half double crochet
inc: 2 hdcs in the same stitch
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 14 hdcs by 12 rows
Finished Size: asymmetrical triangle:35” by 59” by 50”
The shawl is an asymmetrical triangle that is first worked in solid half double crochets. The last quarter of the shawl is worked in stripes of open half double crochets (hdc, ch 1, hdc – like a single crochet moss stitch) and solid half double crochets.
There is an increase (inc) in each row, either at the beginning of the row or at the end of the row.
The stitch count increases by 1 with each row with the first row starting with 2 stitches. (ex. Row 110 will have 111 stitches.)
When you get to the open hdc sections (hdc, ch 1, hdc) keep your stitches loose especially on the chains. It is easy to tighten tension on these rows and end up with sections that are narrower than the solid half double crochet sections.
Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdcs in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (2)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc, inc, turn. (3)
Row 3: ch 1, inc, hdc in each st to the end of the row, turn. (4)
Row 4: ch 1, hdc in each st, inc in last st of the row, turn (5)
Rows 5-106: repeat rows 3 and 4
Row 107: ch 1, inc, (ch 1, skip 1, hdc) repeat to the end of the row, turn.
Row 108: ch 1, hdc, (hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 1) repeat to the end of the row, inc in last st of the row, turn.
Row 109: ch 1, inc, (ch 1, skip 1, hdc) to the end of the row, turn.
Row 110: ch 1, hdc in each st until the last st of the row, inc in last st of the row, turn.
Row 111: ch 1, inc, hdc in each st to the end of the row, turn.
Row 112: ch 1, hdc in each st until the last st of the row, inc in last st of the row, turn.
Row 113: Repeat row 107
Row 114-117: Repeat rows 108 – 109
Row 118-120: Repeat rows 110-112
Row 121: Repeat row 107
Row 122-127: Repeat rows 108 – 109
Rows 128-130: Repeat rows 110-112
Row 131: Repeat row 107
Rows 132-139: Repeat rows 108 – 109
Rows 140-142: Repeat rows 110-112
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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