Easy Crochet Rectangle Shawl Pattern: Littorina Shawl

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The Littorina Shawl is lovely combination of shells and lace in an easy to crochet rectangle. This stylish crochet shawl pattern can be worn on the shoulders, secured around the waist or as cozy scarf.

This crochet rectangle shawl works up quickly with double crochet stitches over a four row repeat! Then the shawl is bordered with shell stitches to give it a polished look.

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Periwinkle shawl stylishly draped on mannequin and secured with wood shawl stick.

I adore the versatility of a rectangle shawl. Especially one with drape for days!

This easy crochet pattern was fun and relaxing to work on. Once you get going it’s an easy repeat.

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This shawl stick is the perfect accessory – it’s beautiful in its simplicity. I love how the border here acts like a little collar on this easy rectangular shawl.

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The Yarn

Thanks to WeCrochet for providing the yarn for this design! Brava Worsted* works up beautifully in this lace and shell design.

The color is Seraphim, which is just on par with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Periwinkle. It’s a gorgeous muted shade of purple.

And the great thing about Brava is they have all the colors, whether you’re looking for muted tones or bright colors!

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This lightweight rectangular shawl pattern is a simple crochet pattern. The shells and open lace create a beautiful design from an easy stitch pattern.

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  • 6mm US Size J-10 crochet hook*, yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors
  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Brava (100% acrylic; 218 yd / 199 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g); color: Seraphim (6) balls, or 1308 yd/1196 m of comparable yarn


  • Ch 3 counts as a st, I highly recommend a ch 3 alternative.
  • Stitch multiple is 4, plus 1.
  • For best result check gauge before beginning.
Progress of rectangle shawl in purple with crochet hook.



dc – double crochet


sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch 


RS-right side


Skill Level


This is a great pattern for beginners!


4” / 10 cm x 4” / 10 cm = 12 dc x 7 rows of dc

Finished Dimensions

60” / 152.5 cm x 21” / 53.5 cm


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Littorina Crochet Rectangle Shawl Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $25

The Littorina Shawl is an easy crochet shawl pattern. This stylish rectangle shawl features basic crochet stitches and a simple repeat that's perfect for beginner crocheters.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Brava (100% acrylic; 218 yd / 199 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g); color: Seraphim (6) balls, or 1308 yd/1196 m of comparable yarn


  • 6mm US Size J-10 crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors


  1. Ch 205 = 60”

    Row 1. 5 dc in 6th ch (first 3 chs count as a dc), *{sk 3 chs, 5 dc in next ch} rep from * until 3 chs are left, sk 2 chs and dc in the last ch, turn. (50 sets of shells + 2 dc = 252 sts)
  2. Row 2. Ch 3, sk 2 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next st, *{sk 4 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next st} rep from * until 3 sts are left, sk 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.
  3. Row 3. Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), sk 1 st, 3 dc in ch 3 sp, *{ch 2, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in ch 3 sp} rep from * until 2 sts are left, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in last st, turn.
  4. Row 4. Ch 3, sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next st, *{sk 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next st}, rep from * until 3 sts are left, sk 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.
  5. Row 5. Ch 3, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next ch 1 sp, *{sk 4 sts, 5 dc in next ch 1 sp}, rep from * until 3 sts are left, sk 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.
  6. Rep rows 2-5 until you have eight reps total = 33 rows = 20.5” tall laid flat, unstretched unblocked. Progress of crochet shawl in purple yarn with streamline hook. If you change the number of reps, stop after a repeat row 5.
    5 dc = shell
  7. Since this is a lacy shell shawl, I opted not to add a single crochet border first. You can add one if you wish, but I've included pictures below to help with stitch placement.

  8. Continue from last row, turn corner and place 5 dc in side of same row, *sk next row place 5 dc in side of next row, rep * to next corner.Green needle pointing where to start next shell stitch on shawl border.

  9. Now you’ll be working on the other side of the starting chain: Turn corner and place 5 dc in first ch, Shell stitch in corner and turn to continue on other edge.
  10. *sk the ch that has the 5 dc from row 1 worked into it, and place 5 dc into middle ch between row 1 shells. Rep from * across to next corner.
  11. Work up this side as in step 1, sl st to first dc to join the border round.
  12. Cut yarn and weave in ends.Finished crochet shawl in purple on mannequin in corner of room with cream curtain and medium wood floor.

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  1. Hi Rebecca,
    To make a shorter length shawl you need a stitch multiple of 4, plus 1 more. You can also subtract from my starting chain of 205 in 4s.
    I hope this helps.