10 Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

Illustration of a crochet shawl

Illustration: The Spruce / Theresa Chiechi

A crochet shawl is a perfect item for every season of the year. An openwork shawl can be the ideal swimsuit cover-up in summer while an oversized shawl can keep your neck warm even on the coldest days of winter. There are many different ways to crochet a shawl, including different shaping options such as triangle shawls and rectangular shawls. These 10 free crochet shawl patterns will help you explore all of the ways to get warm with wraps.

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    Easy Scrap Yarn Shawl

    Shawl Crocheted Using Scrap Yarn
    Erica Jackofsky

    Here is a free crochet pattern for a unique, colorful triangle shawl that you can make using your leftover yarn. This stashbuster project offers a great way to practice making wraps without having to purchase new materials. Most people have a wide range of colors in their yarn stash, so this free crochet pattern provides a great way to make a shawl that incorporates many shades of the rainbow. This is definitely a fun and easy crochet pattern that serves as a great starting point for crocheting shawls.

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    Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl

    Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl pattern
    njSharon AND DebiAdams, Ravelry

    One of the most special kinds of crochet shawls that you can make is a prayer shawl, a wrap that has been imbued with special intentions to help the recipient heal or experience compassion. This particular prayer shawl has the beautiful crochet butterfly stitch worked into the design, making it a great choice for people undergoing change and transformation. Of course, this is also just a pretty crochet wrap that would work well with springtime fashions, so even if you don't want to make a prayer shawl, it would still work as a basic shawl pattern.

    Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl free crochet pattern by DebiAdams

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    Pineapple Doily Shawl

    Pineapple Doily Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
    Laura Garsten

    Many crochet shawls incorporate the beautiful pineapple motif into their design. It is a great lacy option that is showcased wonderfully in accessories such as wraps. This particular shawl is unique because it is worked almost as an entirely complete circle, giving this wrap a particularly feminine design. Circle shawls are not nearly as common as shawls worked in rectangles and triangles so it serves as a great statement piece.

    Pineapple Doily Shawl free crochet pattern by Little Laura

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    Juliette Shawl

    Different angles of the crochet shawl
    Jessie Rayot

    This unique crochet shawl has a completely round design, making it a poncho-inspired shawl that you don't have to worry about slipping off of you even if you're wearing it while being active. The beautiful blue-green color makes this a stunning accessory that catches attention whenever it walks into a room. The stitches are simple but are worked in a combination that makes the design of the shawl capture your attention.

    Juliette Shawl free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

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    Crochet Heart

    Crochet Heart Shawl Free Pattern
    Gypsy Cat Crafts

    This is a fun crochet pattern because it combines three different shapes in one design. The shawl itself is a triangle crochet shawl. The motifs that make up the shawl are squares. The design within each square is a heart. This is a perfect accessory to wear on Valentine's Day and a fun one to wear at any time of year. Make it red or pink for Valentine's Day or in other colors suitable to different seasons of the year.

    Crochet Heart Shawl free crochet pattern by Gypsy Cat Crafts

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    Coral Fringe Triangle Shawl

    Macrame Knot Fringe Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
    Undeniable Glitter

    This is a straightforward openwork triangle shawl. What makes it a little bit special (besides that stunning coral yarn color) is the macrame knot fringe that lines the edge of it. It is always fun to add fringe to your accessories. It is also fun to combine crafts and although it's just the basics of macrame here, it really adds a nice touch to the overall pattern.

    Coral Fringe Triangle Shawl free crochet pattern by Undeniable Glitter

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    Autumn Leaves Filet Crochet Shawl

    Autumn Leaves Filet Crochet Shawl Free Pattern

    Filet crochet is a beautiful technique that allows you to create complex designs while working only with chains and double crochet stitches. It's the perfect technique to practice while making a shawl. This particular shawl uses the colors of fall to create a luxurious wrap great for the season. This pattern has a graph and symbol chart to make it easy to work although you should know the basics of the filet crochet technique before beginning.

    Autumn Leaves Shawl free crochet pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns

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    Cotton Candy Shawl

    Pink Cotton Candy Crochet Shawl Pattern
    American Crochet

    The beautiful pink color on this cotton candy inspired creation is sure to stand out when you first see it. This makes it a great pattern for October (breast cancer awareness month) or for anyone who enjoys wearing pink. This crochet shawl is made using cozy mohair yarn so it really feels nice; make it in another color if pink isn't your thing.

    Cotton Candy Shawl free crochet pattern by American Crochet 

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    Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette

    Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette Free Crochet Pattern
    Petals to Picots

    Do you have a beautiful skein of fingering weight yarn that you have been holding on to because it is so special? It is the perfect choice for this delicate yet cozy crochet shawlette. This is a fairly easy stitch pattern but you get to work backward across skipped stitches for a really pretty detail effect.

    Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette free crochet pattern by Petals to Picots

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    My Story Shawl

    Colorful Beginner Crochet Shawl Free Pattern
    Dedri Uys

    This crochet shawl pattern is designed with the beginner in mind. Not only does it uses basic crochet stitches but there is a lot of detail in the instructions to help you along as you work. That said, it's anything but a simple, boring pattern; it has a picot edge that you build as you go, which is very unique. More than this, you are encouraged to make color choices that really tell your story in the finished project.

    My Story Shawl free crochet pattern by Look at What I Made

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