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Diana Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

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In this post, you will see the Diana Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern.

This open-work shawl is perfect for summer days thrown over your swimwear, shorts, or dress.

The shawl is made in a row repeat simple pattern that is a mindless project once you get started.

It’s a great project for a new maker and an experienced crocheter. 

This cozy shawl will upgrade any summer outfit and keep you warm on chilly evenings. 

A beautiful shawl that will make the perfect accessory for summer, crochet one in all of your favorite different colors.

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the diana triangle crochet shawl free pattern

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.

Crochet triangle shawl

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The stitch pattern used in this design

This triangle shawl design is created in a repeat row pattern of treble crochet (The US term).

The treble stitch is one of the basic stitches, so this is an easy crochet pattern for a beginner crocheter.

The pattern is worked until you have your desired size.

The shawl is crocheted from the top down.

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Easy crochet triangle shawl

Crochet Lessons

Take a look at the crochet lessons for tutorial posts with step-by-step photos and instructions and video tutorials perfect for newer crocheters. 

Tutorials include how to hold a crochet hook, how to create a chain stitch, and how to crochet the basic crochet stitches like single crochet stitches (sc) (how to single crochet (SC)), double crochet stitches (dc) (how to double crochet (dc) for beginners), and treble crochet stitches (tr) (how to treble crochet (tr)). 

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This shawl pattern is great for beginners.

beginner crochet shawl

Diana Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

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Notes

This shawl is a triangle shawl crocheted from the top down.

The stitch pattern used is simple treble crochet.

This is a light and airy crochet shawl.

Video Tutorial

You can view a video tutorial showing you how to start the shawl on my YouTube channel here.

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Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)

Gauge

  • 12 sts / 8 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In treble crochet)
  • Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project.

Measurements / Sizes

  • Length tip to tip (laying flat and not stretched out) = 34 inches/87 cm
  • Width (wingspan laying flat and not stretched out) = 66 inches/168 cm
  • One size
Diana crochet shawl

The supplies you need

Yarn

  • 2 x Comfy Merino 400m/437yd per 100g in the color Diana from Martin’s Lab.
  • Any UK 2ply/USA fingering/AUS 3ply yarn will be suitable for this project.

Hook

Notions

Tassels

Diana Yarn from Martin's Lab

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • CH – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SP – Space
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • TR – Treble crochet (US Treble crochet NOT UK)
  • WS – Wrong side
easy crochet shawl for beginners

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 11.

  • Row 1: 2 tr in 5th ch from hook. 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch. (2tr, ch 2, 2tr) in next ch. 1 tr in each of next 2 ch. 3 tr in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 4. 2 tr in the first tr. 1 tr in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2tr, ch 2, 2 tr) all in the 2-ch sp. 1 tr in each st to last tr. 3 tr in the last tr. turn.

Rep row 2 until your shawl reaches this size (or you run out of yarn):

  • Length (laying flat and not stretched out) = 34 inches/87 cm
  • Width (laying flat and not stretched out) = 66 inches/168 cm

You can make it smaller or larger depending on your preferences, you can keep repeating row 2 until you get your desired size.

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.

*Please note if you make it smaller you may need less yarn and larger you will need more yarn.

Crochet triangle shawl variegated 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.

Blocking Tutorial

If you want to learn more about blocking, you can view this blog post here –Blocking Knits – How To Block Knitting Guide

Diana crochet shawl being blocked

How Long Should A Triangular Shawl Be?    

The length of a triangular shawl can vary depending on personal preference, the desired style, and the purpose of the shawl.

There are no strict rules for determining the length, but here are some general guidelines to consider:

  • Traditional Shawl Length: A common length for triangular shawls is from the base of the triangle (center point) to the bottom edge, typically ranging from 25 to 40 inches (64 to 102 cm). This length provides a moderate amount of coverage and allows the shawl to be draped over the shoulders and back comfortably.
  • Customized Length: The length can be adjusted based on individual preferences. Some people may prefer shorter shawls that fall around the mid-back or even higher, providing a lighter and more decorative accessory. 

Others may prefer longer shawls that extend down to the hips or beyond, providing more warmth and coverage.

Ultimately, the length of a triangular shawl is subjective and can be adjusted to suit your specific preferences and needs.

It’s always helpful to try on the shawl as you go or compare it to a similar garment to ensure you achieve the desired length.  

Close up of crochet triangle shawl

How Do You Wear A Triangular Shawl?    

A triangular shawl can be worn in various ways, depending on personal style, occasion, and the desired look.

Here are a few common ways to wear a triangular shawl:

  1. Draped over the shoulders: This is the classic way to wear a triangular shawl. Simply drape the shawl evenly over your shoulders, allowing the point of the triangle to hang down in the center of your back. You can adjust the length and position of the shawl to achieve the desired coverage and drape. 
  2. Wrapped around the neck: For a cozy and stylish look, you can wrap the shawl around your neck like a scarf. Fold the shawl in half diagonally to create a triangle, then drape it around your neck with the point facing downwards. You can secure it in place with a shawl pin or simply let it hang loose.
  3. Belted or cinched: To add a touch of elegance and definition, you can belt or cinch the shawl at the waist. Drape the shawl over your shoulders with the point centered in the back, then bring the ends around to the front. Secure the ends together with a decorative belt or ribbon, creating a more fitted and structured look.
  4. One-shoulder wrap: For a more casual and asymmetrical look, you can wear the shawl over one shoulder. Drape the shawl over the desired shoulder, letting it hang down the front and back. You can secure it in place with a shawl pin or leave it loose for a relaxed and effortless vibe.
  5. Creative variations: Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ways of wearing your triangular shawl. You can try draping it diagonally across your body, tying it in a loose knot, or even wearing it as a headscarf or sarong, depending on the size and fabric of the shawl.

Ultimately, how you wear a triangular shawl is a matter of personal preference and style. 

Triangle shawl crochet

What Is The Best Yarn Weight For A Summer Shawl?

The best yarn weight for a simple triangle shawl depends on personal preference, the desired drape and look, and the climate you’ll be wearing it. 

A lightweight yarn will be ideal for a summer shawl. 

Here are a few yarn weight options that are commonly used for summer shawls:

  • Lace weight yarn is incredibly lightweight and delicate, making it an excellent choice for summer shawls. It creates an airy, open fabric with a beautiful drape, perfect for creating intricate lace patterns. A great choice for a special occasion. Learn everything about lace weight yarn here – What Is Lace Weight Yarn?
  • Fingering weight yarn is another popular choice for summer shawls. It is slightly heavier than lace weight and creates a fine, lightweight fabric. Fingering weight shawls can feature delicate lacework or textured stitches and provide good drape and breathability. Learn everything about fingering yarn here – What Is Fingering Yarn? Your Ultimate Guide
  • Sport weight yarn is slightly heavier than fingering weight and can be suitable for summer shawls, especially if you prefer a slightly more substantial fabric. It balances lightweight and warmth, making it suitable for cooler summer evenings or air-conditioned environments. Learn everything about sport weight yarn here – What Is Fine Weight Yarn? (Sport Weights Guide)
  • DK weight yarn is slightly thicker than sport weight and can be used for lightweight and comfortable summer shawls. It offers more coverage and warmth than the lighter weights mentioned above while still maintaining breathability. Learn everything about DK weight yarn here – What Is DK Weight Yarn? (Your Guide To Double Knitting Yarn)

When selecting the yarn weight, consider the desired drape, the openness of the fabric, and the level of warmth you desire in your summer shawl. 

Additionally, keep in mind that the stitch pattern and crochet hook size used can also affect the overall look and feel of the shawl.

It’s always helpful to swatch and experiment with different yarn weights to find the one that best achieves the desired outcome for your summer shawl.

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