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Easy And Elegant Crochet Triangle Shawl

Easy Crochet Lace Triangle Shawl

The Bracken Ridge scarf tutorial uses basic crochet stitches to create a wonderfully easy and elegant crochet triangle shawl that looks as good worn over a summer dress as it does with a t shirt and pair of jeans.

Easy and elegant Bracken Ridge Crochet Triangle Shawl with Tassel

If you are a beginner crocheter this is a great project for you to practice your Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet stitches.

Even if these are new to you, don’t worry as I have YOUTUBE TUTORIALS to help you learn, or you can develop your crochet skills further on the Crochet College page 

Before You Start

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What Do I Need To Crochet A Simple Triangle Shawl?

To create your easy and elegant crochet triangle shawl you will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook (see my favourites on Amazon or Lovecrafts)
  • Approximately 660yards of fingering weight yarn.

I used Gloss Fingering Weight by Knitpicks.com/WeCrochet.com . This is a beautifully soft 70% merino 30% silk mix, which creates a really luxurious accessory to your handmade wardrobe.

Thanks to Knitpicks/Wecrochet for supplying the yarn free of charge for this project.

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How Do You Make A Triangular Scarf?

Triangular shawls are easy to create once you know how!

We will start by creating our base, then we will increase each row by 4 stitches. We do this by adding an extra stitch at the beginning and end of each row then by working 2 extra stitches into the central chain space.

Don’t worry if this all sounds confusing, I’m going to talk you through it – and add pictures as we go so you won’t get left behind, I promise!

King And Eye Crochet Triangle Shawl

Which Crochet Stitches Do I Need For My Triangle Shawl?

You will need to know how to create some basic crochet stitches for this easy and elegant triangle crochet shawl. As long as you can:

Chain (Ch)

Yarn Over (YO)

Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Double Crochet (DC)

Skip 1 (sk1)

then you’ll be fine. We will also be using the Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only stitch but I explain how to complete this when you need it.

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How To Start Crocheting Your Simple Triangle Shawl

I usually recommend creating a gauge swatch before you start a crochet project as there’s nothing worse than realising it’s only going to fit your favourite teddy bear when you’ve finished.

In this case gauge isn’t important as the shawl will grow naturally through stitch increases and you just stop crocheting when you can wrap yourself up in it.

Chain 4 to start, this will give us a working chain of 3 stitches as we are going to use Double Crochet first.

Row 1 Work 4 DC all into the 4th chain. Turn your work (5DC)

Row 2 Ch2. Work 2HDC into the first DC.

Work 1 HDC into the next stitch.

Work 1HDC,ch2 then another HDC into the third stitch (this will be our central ridge.)

Work 1 HDC into the 4th stitch.

Work 2HDC into the last stitch.

Turn your work. (8 stitches)

Row 3 Ch2. Work 2HDC into the HDC below.

Work 1HDC into each of the next 3 HDC.

Work 1HDC, ch2, 1HDC into the central chain space

Work 1HDC into each of the next 3 stitches.

Work 2HDC into the last stitch.

Turn your work (12 stitches)

Row 4 Ch3. Work 1 DC into the first stitch (we only need 1 here as the turning chain counts as a stitch on the DC rows).CH1,sk1

*1DC into the next stitch, ch1,sk1* repeat *to*until you reach the last stitch before the central chsp.

Work 1DC,ch1 into the last stitch

Work 1DC, ch2,1DC into the chain space.

Ch1 *1DCch1,sk1* Repeat *to* untul you reach the second to last stitch.

1DC in next stitch,ch1. 2DC into the last stitch. (16 stitches)

Creating Our Four Row Repeat

Now we have our triangle scarf base we will continue with repeats of the next four rows until your shawl is the size you would like – or you run out of yarn!

Row 5 Ch2 2HDC into the first stitch. 

HDC into the top of the DC below.

HDC into the chsp below. To do this, YO (yarn over) then insert your hook into the chain space, YO again and pull up a loop so the yarn is wrapped around the chain below. YO and pull through the 3 remaining loops.

Continue with *HDC into DC, HDC into ch sp* until you reach the central rib. Work 1HDC, ch2 1HDC into the ch sp. Then continue with *to* until the last stitch.

Work 2HDC into the last stitch. Turn your work

Easy And Elegant Crochet Traingle Scarf

Row 6 Work 2 HDC into the first stitch. HDFLO into each stitch until the central rib. 

To HDCFLO sounds complicated but it’s really very easy.

You will create your HDC as usual with a YO but you will only insert your hook under the front leg of the stitch below.

It’s easier to find the front and back legs of the stitch if you turn your work and look at it from the top. You will see a V shape. Insert your hook only under the leg of the V that is nearest to you.

The image below should help you

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only

Row 7 Ch2. Work 2HDC into the first stitch. Work 1HDCFLO into each stitch to the central rib.

Work 1HDC,ch2.1HDC into the central ch sp.

Work 1HDCFLO into each stitch until the last stitch.

Work 2HDC into the last stitch.

Row 8 is a repeat of Row 4 so: Ch3. Work 1 DC into the first stitch (we only need 1 here as the turning chain counts as a stitch on the DC rows). Ch1,sk1

*1DC into the next stitch, ch1,sk1* repeat *to* until you reach the chain space.

Work 1DC,ch1.

Work 1DC, ch2,1DC into the chain space.

Ch1 *1DC,ch1,sk1* Repeat *to* to the second to last stitch.

1DC in next stitch,ch1. 2DC into the last stitch.

Easy Crochet Lace Triangle Shawl

Continue repeating Row 5-8 until you have a shawl that is the size you require (or you run out of yarn, although you could add a stripe in a different colour for a great effect.

My shawl is 95cm  (37″) from tassel to tip.

Don’t forget to take lots of photos and tag me on intagram (@kingandeye)

How To Make Your Tassel

Cut a piece of cardboard around 15cm wide. Wind the yarn around the cardboard about 20-30 times (depending on how fat you want your tassel to be).

Cut your yarn leaving a long end and thread through a needle. Slip the needle through the centre of the loops and tie it tightly.

Remove the cardboard, take a length of yarn and place the loops onto it. Wrap the yarn around the outside of the loops about 2-3cm below the fold and the tie, fasten this VERY securely!

Place one blade of your scissors inside the loops and cut them to create the ends of your tassel. 

Sew your tassel to the middle point of your shawl.

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