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Lilla Shawl a Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners

The Lilla Shawl is a free, beginner crochet pattern. It’s an easy triangle shawl that’s perfect for Spring and Summer. This crochet shawl pattern includes photo tutorial.

The Lilla is a relaxing crochet pattern. The 3 row repeat is simple to remember. Beginners and seasoned crocheters alike will enjoy the lightweight Lilla Shawl.

Personally, I love a small shawl that doesn’t overwhelm for this time of year. When I no longer need it on my shoulders I can wear it as a triangle scarf, or even stash it in my bag. However, if desired I’ve also added instructions for continuing to increase your triangle shawl into a larger size.

The Yarn

I splurged on this gorgeous cotton yarn. Berroco Weekend Cotton is soft, and stretchy.

This gorgeous yarn comes in an array of colors. While choosing the perfect colors is so fun-it’s also challenging!

picture of front Lilla triangle shawl

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Can I substitute yarns?

You can use any #4 medium worsted weight yarn. A cotton yarn will be most comparable to the shawl in the picture.

The natural fibers of a cotton yarn are more breathable. This is a great option if you plan to use your shawl for warmer weather. Plus the natural fibers block beautifully.

I am also a fan of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton yarn. It has a gorgeous sheen to it that reminds of the Berroco Weekend yarn. It also comes in so many amazing colors.

picture of Lilla Shawl triangle back

The Lilla Shawl works up beautifully and block easily in cotton. This triangle shawl does need blocking to achieve the proper shape.

Not to worry, I’ve included photos and instructions for blocking at the end of this pattern.

More Triangle Shawl Patterns

The Ottobre Shawlette is a small shawl that includes a variety stitches. Photo tutorial included for this top down shawl also.

Crochet Granny Triangle Scarf is a classic triangle scarf or shawl with photo tutorial so even beginners can make this granny triangle scarf.

The Easy Mesh Triangle Shawl Photo Tutorial also includes video tutorial making the decreases easy peasy. This open lacy design is simple and gorgeous.

Pin It Now, Make It Later

picture of free crochet shawl pattern lilla shawl pin image with text

What other summer makes do you enjoy? I made so many crochet totes last summer.

Tonya’s Carry Me Away Tote Bag pattern is free and it’s so cute. I love how solid her design is on this pattern.

View the Lilla Shawl Create Crochet Web Story!

You can also purchase a well formatted, printable & ad-free pdf pattern (scroll down for the free pattern) on Etsy or Ravelry.

Materials

Notes

-Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Mc-magic circle

V-stitch: double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in same stitch

Mb-mini bean-insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yo (3 loops on your hook) insert your hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

sc-single crochet

st(s)-stitch(es)

rep-repeat

sk-skip the indicated stitch

yo-yarn over

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 dcs x 8 rows

After blocking, shawl measures 24″ deep, 54″ wide

You can also purchase a well formatted, printable & ad-free pdf pattern (scroll down for the free pattern) on Etsy or Ravelry.

Shawl Pattern

In Color A

Begin with a mc.

1. Ch 3, place 8 dc into the circle, and turn. (9 sts) Pull tail to form a semi circle.

picture of how to crochet triangle shawl beginner row 1

2. Ch 4 (counts as dc +ch 1 here & throughout), dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, v-st into next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (15 sts)

picture of beginner triangle shawl free pattern row 2

3. Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch 1 sp, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, 2 dcs in last ch 1 sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (19 sts)

picture of row 3 lilla triangle shawl free crochet pattern

4. (RS) Ch 3, 2 dcs in same st, dc in next 8 dcs, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2,

picture of center mini bean stitch crochet shawl pattern free tutorial

dc in next 8 dcs, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (25 sts)

picture of crochet triangle shawl free pattern row 4 tutorial

5. (WS) Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc} rep from * 5x, ch 1, sk next ch,

picture of crochet shawl triangle tip tutorial row 5

v-st in next ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk mb st,

*{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc} rep from * 5x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (31 sts)

picture of Lilla Shawl free crochet triangle shawl pattern through row 5

6. Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch sp, *{sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp} rep from * 6x, sk next dc, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc, *{2 dc in next ch 1 sp, sk next dc} rep from* 7x, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (35 sts)

7. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 16 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 16 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (41 sts)

8. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc}, rep from * 9x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc} rep from * 9x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (47 sts)

9. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 11x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in next ch sp, *{sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp} rep from * 11x, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn. (51 sts)

10. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 24 dcs, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 24 dcs, 3 dcs in the 3rd ch, turn. (57 sts)

11. Ch 4, dc in the same st, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 13x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk. next dc} rep from *13x v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (63 sts)

12. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 15x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in next ch sp, *{sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp} rep from * 15x, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (67 sts)

13. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 32 dcs, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 32 dcs, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (73 sts)

14. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc} rep from *17x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc} rep from * 17x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (79 sts)

15. Ch 3, *{2 dc in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 19x (2 dc ch 1 2 dc) all in next ch sp *{sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch sp} rep from *19x dc in 3rd ch, turn. (83 sts)

16. Ch 3, 2 dc in same, dc in next 40 dcs, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 40 dcs, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (89 sts)

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17. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 21x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1} rep from * 21x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (95 sts)

18. Ch 3, *{2 dc in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep 23x, place (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) in next ch sp, *{sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp} rep from * 23x, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (99 sts)

19. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 48 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 48 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (105 sts)

20. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 25x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next, ch 1, sk next dc} rep from * 25x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (111 sts)

21. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from *27x (2 dcs, ch1, 2 dcs) all in next ch sp, *{sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch sp} rep from * 27x, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (115 sts)

22. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 56 dcs, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 56 dcs, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (121 sts)

23. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 29x, ch 1, sk mb st,  v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, *{dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc} rep from *29x, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (127 sts)

Change to Color B.

24. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 30x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 30x, 2 dc in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (131 sts)

25. Ch 3, 2 dc in same, dc in next 64 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 64 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (137 sts)

26. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 32x ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 32x, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (143 sts)

27. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 34x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 34x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (147 sts)

28. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 72 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 72 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (153 sts)

29. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 36x ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in tch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 36x ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (159 sts)

30. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 38x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 38x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (163 sts)

31. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 80 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 80 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (169)

32. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 40x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 40x, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (175 sts)

33. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 41x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 41x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (179 sts)

34. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 88 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 88 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (185 sts)

Change to Color C.

35. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 44x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 44x, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (191 sts)

36. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 45x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 45x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (195 sts)

37. Ch 3, 2 dcs in same, dc in next 96 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 96 sts,, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (201 sts)

38. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 48x, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 48x, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (207 sts)

39. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 49x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 49x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (211 sts)

40. Ch 3, 2 dc in same, dc in next 104 sts, mb st in center ch 1 sp, ch 2, dc in next 104 sts, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (217 sts)

41. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep from * 52x ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * 52x, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (223 sts)

42. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * 53x, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * 53x, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (227 sts)

Shawl pictured stops here.

picture of Lilla triangle shawl back

How to Keep Increasing

For a larger shawl continue to rep these 3 rows until desired length. It may help to mark your center st with a st marker. 

1. Ch 3, 2 dc in same, dc in each st to center ch 1 sp, mb, ch 2, dc in each st, 3 dcs in 3rd ch, turn. (+6 sts)

2. Ch 4, dc in same, *{ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next} rep to center, ch 1, sk mb st, v-st in ch on top of mb st, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, v-st in 3rd ch, turn. (+6 sts)

3. Ch 3, *{2 dcs in next ch sp, sk next dc} rep from * to center, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) all in center ch sp, sk next dc, rep from * to last 3 sts, sk next dc, 2 dcs in next ch sp, dc in 3rd ch, turn. (+4 sts)

Finishing

Ch 1, sc in same st and each st to center, (sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp, sc in each st to end.

Weave in ends. Block your shawl.

Blocking

Watch a little time lapse video of how I blocked the Berryessa Scarf! It’s a really simple process. I use steam blocking in this video.

Since this one is cotton and washable, I washed it on a gentle cycle and laid it out on my blocking mats.

photo tutorial triangle shawl blocking

Using my hands, I smoothed it into shape. I pinned along the edges to keep it in place.

picture of shawl edge pinned

Then I let it dry. Eccola!

picture of triangle shawl blocking

I hope you enjoyed this free triangle shawl crochet pattern! I’d love to see your version of the Lilla Shawl.

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cheryl heming

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

This shawl is so pretty, I love the colorway.

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