In this post, you will see the crochet granny triangle shawl pattern.
This open-work shawl is perfect for summer days thrown over your outfit.
The shawl is made in a repeated pattern that is a mindless project once you get started.
The main stitch used in this pattern is the US TR – treble crochet.
This creates an open network of clusters that make up a large granny triangle.
Scroll down to view the free pattern or purchase the inexpensive ad-free PDF in my shop here.
What Is A Triangle Shawl?
A shawl with a triangle shape is created either with a top-down or bottom-up construction.
This normally starts off by chaining a few stitches and ends with many stitches.
This shape is one of the simplest of all shawls and is easily worn in a few different ways.
The stitch pattern used in this design
This granny triangle shawl design is created in a repeat pattern of US treble crochet.
The pattern is worked until you have your desired size.
The shawl is crochet from the top down.
This shawl needed 2 x skeins of Martin’s Lab Yarn – Comfy Merino/color Zinnia.
This yarn was crochet with one strand for a light, airy shawl.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This shawl pattern is great for any beginners.
- You should be comfortable making a slipknot and creating a chain.
- You should know how to treble crochet.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding of crochet abbreviations and terms.
Crochet Granny Triangle Shawl Pattern
This shawl is a granny triangle shawl crochet from the top down.
The stitch pattern used creates clusters of treble crochet.
This is a light and airy crochet shawl.
You can view a video tutorial showing you how to start the shawl on my YouTube channel here.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
- 3 clusters (12 sts) in width (of treble crochet) / 4 cluster rows (in treble crochet) in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In pattern)
- Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project.
Measurements / Sizes
- Length (laying flat and not stretched out) = 32 inches/ 81 cm
- Width (wingspan laying flat tip to tip) = 64 inches/163 cm
- One size
The supplies you need
- 2 x Merino Singles 366m/400yd per 100g in the color Zinnia from Martin’s Lab.
- Any UK 2ply/USA fingering/AUS 3ply yarn will be suitable for this project.
- Grab 25% off Martin’s Lab yarns with the code – Handylittleme – valid until the 30th of September 2021.
- 4.5mm (US 7) hook.
- I used my Pym Ergonomics Set.
- Make 3 tassels before you begin to crochet the shawl.
- One tassel will be sewn to each point of the shawl.
- You can view a tutorial showing you how to make tassels here.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
- CH – Chain
- Cont – Continue
- Patt – Pattern
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- SS – Slip stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- TR – Treble crochet (US Term)
- WS – Wrong side
Granny Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern
Please note – Make the 3 tassels before you start the shawl, so you don’t run out of yarn later on.
ch 4 and join with an ss to make a circle.
- Row 1: 4 ch (counts as 1st st) – now work into the circle – 4 tr, 3 ch, 4 tr, ch 1, 1 tr, turn,
- Row 2: 4 ch, 4 tr in 1-ch space, ch 1, (4 tr, 3 ch, 4 tr) in the 2-ch space, ch 1. 4 tr in 1-ch space, ch 1, 1 tr, turn,
- Row 3: 4 ch, *4 tr in 1-ch space, ch 1. Rep from * to 2-ch space (the middle space of the triangle). Now work (4 tr, 3 ch, 4 tr) in the 2-ch space, ch 1. *4 tr in 1-ch space, ch 1. Rep from * to last space, then ch 1, 1 tr in the same space, turn,
Rep row 3 until your shawl reaches this size or you run out of yarn:
- Length (laying flat and not stretched out) = 36 inches/92 cm
- Width (laying flat and not stretched out) = 68 inches/172 cm
Finish by doing an SS into the last ch, secure the yarn, leaving a small length of around 4 inches, and cut.
You can then weave in the loose ends.
You can make it smaller or larger depending on your preferences, you can keep repeating row 3 until you get your desired size.
*Please note if you make it smaller you may need less yarn and larger you will need more yarn.
Finishing and Blocking
You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:
Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.
Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.
Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.
Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.
If you want to learn more about blocking, you can view this blog post here – Blocking knits – 3 ways to reshape your knitting.
You may also like…
- Love Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern
- Diana Triangle Shawl Pattern
- Atantis Beach Cover Up Pattern
- Tote Bag Crochet Pattern
- Zinnia Crochet Crossbody Bag Pattern
I love seeing your finished projects!
If you enjoyed making the shawl pattern, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.
If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook page and share a photo! I’d love to see your work!