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Easy Lightweight and Lacy Crochet Triangle Shawl

My lightweight and lacy crochet triangle shawl is an easy project and is suitable for confident beginners. 

You’ll only need 100g of 4ply yarn so a great stash busting project!

This free pattern is written in UK and US Crochet Terms.

lacy crochet shawl in pink draped over the back of a chair

If you feel confident crocheting blankets and scarves, you’ll be able to follow this lightweight crochet shawl pattern while gaining experience of increasing. 

If you’ve been crocheting for a while, you’ll love the simplicity. 

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This crochet triangle shawl would make a great addition to your spring or summer wardrobe. 

lacy crochet shawl in light pink draped over a chair
Easy lightweight and lacy crochet shawl

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Why you’ll love crocheting this lacy shawl

Elegance and Style: this triangle shawl has a delicate and elegant appearance. The pattern can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit, making a stylish accessory for both casual and formal occasions.
Special Occasions: Crocheting a lacy shawl can be perfect for special occasions such as weddings, parties, or other formal events. A handmade lace shawl adds a personal and sentimental touch to these memorable moments.
Versatility: A lacy shawl is a versatile garment that can be draped over your shoulders for a classic look or worn in various ways to complement different outfits. It can be a practical layer for cool evenings or a fashionable accessory.

Design Inspiration

We’ve been invited to a summer wedding and I was playing around with crochet designs for an accessory that could be worn through the day and evening. 

I didn’t want a large and bulky shawl but something light and airy to sit gently on my shoulders.

I couldn’t make up my mind whether a lightweight scarf or a crochet lace shawl would be best. 

Having now crocheted both, this lacy crochet shawl works best. 

Even though the stitches and sequencing are simple, I think it looks romantic! 

I’ve named the shawl Lauren (for the bride).

crochet lacy shawl in pink styled on a mannequin
lace shawl crochet

How the pattern is worked

I’ve used a larger hook than the yarn recommendation because I wanted space between stitches for the air to flow through.

I know that starting with a magic ring can be difficult for some so I’ve started this lacy crochet shawl pattern with chains and a slip stitch to form the ring.

The shape of this shawl is made by increasing at the beginning and end of rows.

A V-stitch is made in the middle of each row – this is the centre of the shawl.  You might want to put a stitch marker here.

The sequence for this lace shawl pattern is 6 rows of treble crochet (US double crochet) followed by the repeating pattern:

  • 3 rows of crossed trebles / US crossed double
  • 4 rows of treble crochet / US double crochet
  • 1 row of crossed trebles / US crossed double
  • 2 rows of treble crochet / US double crochet
crochet shawl showing the left side of the lacy pattern
repeating pattern

The border is two rows of chains, double (US single crochet), half treble crochet (US half double crochet) and treble crochet (US double crochet).

This crochet triangle shawl is 34 rows in total. 

If you would like a longer shawl, continue repeating the pattern sequence but remember if you do, you will need more yarn.

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Yarn Choices

James C. Brett Baby 4 Ply is 100% premium acrylic and machine washable (30 degrees). 

Baby 4ply is beautifully soft and gives super stitch definition. 

The yarn just glided on my hook which is great when working with lacy stitches.

Pattern Notes

  • Beginning chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • Increases at the start of a row are made in the base of chain 3
  • Increases at the end of a row are made in the final stitch
  • Chain 1 space of the V-Stitch is the middle of the shawl
  • Stitch counts for each row are in parentheses ie; UK (8tr 1 ch1-sp) US (8dc 1 ch1-sp)

Level

Easy

a lacy crochet shawl in pink is draped over the back of a chair
This crochet lace shawl works up really quickly and a great addition to your summer wardrobe

Materials

  • 100g James C Brett Baby 4 ply – color code 8
  • 5mm hook
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (for sewing in ends)

Stitches and Abbreviations

Double crochet (dc) /  US single crochet (sc) : insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 2 loops on hook

Treble crochet (tr)  /  US double crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook

Half treble (htr)  /  US half double (hdc) :  Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook

V-Stitch (V-st) = 2tr, ch1, 2tr in same st / US 2dc, ch1, 2dc in same st

Crossed Treble (Xtr)  /  US Crossed Double (Xdc) : Skip a stitch, 1tr/1dc into next stitch, 1tr/1dc into skipped stitch working in front of the tr/dc just made

  • Ch = chain
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Sp = space
  • Sk = skip
  • Prev = previous
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • Beg = beginning
  • Rep = repeat

Measurements

Wingspan 116 cm  /  45.75 inches

Top to tip 58 cm  /  23 inches

Gauge is not critical for this project. Block to size and open up the stitches.

lacy crochet shawl in pink is opened up to full wingspan

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Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Ch3, sl st in the first st to form ring

Row 1: (RS) ch3 (counts as a st throughout) in the ring make 3 x tr, ch1, 4 x tr, turn (8tr, 1 ch1-sp)

Row 2: (WS) ch3, 2 x tr in base of ch 3, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, V-St in ch1-sp, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, 3 x tr in top of beg ch 3, turn (12tr, 1 V-st)

Row 3: ch3, 1 x tr in base of ch3, 1 tr in each st to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, 1 tr in each st to the last st, 2 x tr in top of beg ch 3, turn (14 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 4: rep row 3 (16tr, 1 V-st)

Row 5: rep row 3 (18 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 6: rep row 3 (20tr, 1 V-st)

Row 7: ch3, 2 x tr in base of ch3, tr in next st, *sk next st, tr in next st, tr in front of missed st (Xtr made over 2 sts), * rep to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, *rep to last st, 3 x tr in last st, turn (24tr, 1 V-st)

Row 8: rep row 7 (28 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 9: rep row 7 (32 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 10: ch3, 2 tr in base of ch3 *tr in each st to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, * rep to last st, 3 tr in last st, turn (36 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 11: rep row 10 (40 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 12: rep row 10 (44 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 13: rep row 10 (48 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 14: rep row 7 (52 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 15: rep row 10 (56 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 16: rep row 10 (60 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 17: rep row 7 (64 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 18: rep row 7 (68 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 19: rep row 7 (72 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 20: rep row 10 (76 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 21: rep row 10 (80 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 22: rep row 10 (84 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 23: rep row 10 (88 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 24: rep row 7 (92 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 25: rep row 10 (96 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 26: rep row 10 (100 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 27: rep row 7 (104 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 28: rep row 7 (108 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 29: rep row 7 (112 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 30: rep row 10 (116 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 31: rep row 10 (120 tr, 1 V-st)

Row 32: rep row 10 (124 tr, 1 V-st)

Continue with this sequence from row 13 for a larger shawl

Border

Row 33: *ch4, sk 3sts, dc, rep to centre ch1-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch1-sp, *rep to last st, turn

Row 34: ch1, *[dc, htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr, dc in each ch3-sp] including centre ch2-sp to end of row, dc in ch1 from prev round

Fasten off

Weave in ends.

Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern Instructions US Crochet Terms

Ch3, sl st in the first st to form ring

Row 1: (RS) ch3 (counts as a st throughout) in the ring make 3 x dc, ch1, 4 x dc, turn (8dc, 1 ch1-sp)

Row 2: (WS) ch3, 2 x dc in base of ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, V-St in ch1-sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 3 x dc in top of beg ch 3, turn (12dc, 1 V-st)

Row 3: ch3, 1 x dc in base of ch3, 1 dc in each st to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, 1 dc in each st to the last st, 2 x dc in top of beg ch 3, turn (14 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 4: rep row 3 (16dc, 1 V-st)

Row 5: rep row 3 (18 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 6: rep row 3 (20dc, 1 V-st)

Row 7: ch3, 2 x dc in base of ch3, dc in next st, *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in front of missed st (Xdc made over 2 sts), * rep to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, *rep to last st, 3 x dc in last st, turn (24dc, 1 V-st)

Row 8: rep row 7 (28 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 9: rep row 7 (32 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 10: ch3, 2 dc in base of ch3 *dc in each st to centre ch1-sp, V-st in ch1-sp, * rep to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn (36 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 11: rep row 10 (40 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 12: rep row 10 (44 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 13: rep row 10 (48 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 14: rep row 7 (52 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 15: rep row 10 (56 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 16: rep row 10 (60 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 17: rep row 7 (64 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 18: rep row 7 (68 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 19: rep row 7 (72 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 20: rep row 10 (76 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 21: rep row 10 (80 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 22: rep row 10 (84 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 23: rep row 10 (88 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 24: rep row 7 (92 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 25: rep row 10 (96 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 26: rep row 10 (100 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 27: rep row 7 (104 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 28: rep row 7 (108 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 29: rep row 7 (112 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 30: rep row 10 (116 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 31: rep row 10 (120 dc, 1 V-st)

Row 32: rep row 10 (124 dc, 1 V-st)

Continue with this sequence from row 13 for a larger shawl

Border

Row 33: *ch4, sk 3sts, sc, rep to centre ch1-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch1-sp, *rep to last st, turn

Row 34: ch1, *[sc, hdc, tr, ch2, dc, hdc, ds in each ch3-sp] including centre ch2-sp to end of row, sc in ch1 from prev round

Fasten off

Weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

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6 thoughts on “Easy Lightweight and Lacy Crochet Triangle Shawl”

  1. Hi Wanda,

    The numbers in parenthesis are the stitch counts in each row (I added them in response to the comment you’re referring to).

    So for example, in row 1, the stitches that count as doubles (US terms) are ch3, 3 x doubles, 4 x doubles = a total of 8dc plus a chain 1 (8dc plus 1 ch1-sp).

    Row 2 increases by 4 stitches = the stitches that count as doubles (US terms) are ch3, 2 x doubles, 3 x doubles, 3 x doubles, 3 doubles = a total of 12 dc plus 1 v-stitch)

    Row 3 increases by 2 stitches, and all rows thereafter increase by 4 stitches per row.

    You can ignore the numbers in parentheses if you prefer.

    I hope this helps.

  2. I would like a total stitch count in every row, also. I am so confused as to how you get that number of dc at end of each row that is in parentheses??

  3. Hi Carolyn, I’m glad your shawl turned out beautifully 🙂 Thank you for sharing the yarn you used as it may help others in the US to substitute James Brett. Thank you for your lovely comments about the pattern. I’ve noted your suggestion and plan to include the stitch counts.

    I appreciate your time in sharing your feedback 🙂

  4. I just finished making your shawl. It turned out beautifully. I used #2, 4-ply acrylic yarn as you did. Since I live in the US, I used Yarn Bee “Yarntopia” (sold by Hobby Lobby) in the color “Blush” that is very soft and nearly the same color as yours. Your instructions are very clear and easy to follow. My only suggestion would be to indicate how many stitches there should be in each row. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern.

  5. My Daughter is getting married and i am looking for ideals to put on the table for little gifts for the guests.

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