The shawl has made a huge comeback in fashion, worn both traditionally and “backwards” as a triangular scarf. There are many gorgeous patterns out now…and so many of them look like they’d take ages to make! While the end result is no doubt worth it, I know that sometimes you want (or need!) a project that works up fast fast fast. So today I’ve gathered together 10 free patterns for crochet shawls that take less than 450 yards of yarn to make – great for gift giving, and perfect when you want something special to wear to that holiday party, but don’t have a lot of time to prepare!
10 Free Patterns for Crochet Shawls
- Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski (300-340 yds): The pattern calls for fingering or sock yarn, but I’ve seen some lovely examples in heavier weight yarn!
- Crochet Baktus by Helda Panagary (437 yds): Another one that calls for fingering, but looks just as good in worsted (just remember to up the hooks size too)!
- Little Wing Shawlette on Crochet Uncut (265 yds): With Aran weight yarn you can have a finished shawl in just 20 rows, and one or two skeins of yarn!
- CloudBurst Shawl by Tuesday Fortnite (300-350 yds): A shawl that works up in just 3 hours (on average)?! Worsted weight and an 8.0mm hook make this crochet shawl pattern fast as can be.
- Sunspree One Skein Shawl on NaturallyCaron.com (251 yds): Made with just one skein of DK weight Naturally Caron Spa yarn, this small shawl is easier to make bigger if desired – just repeat rows 3 and 4 until you’ve got the size you want!
- Neptune’s Tears by Anastasia Roberts (400+ yds): This is one for the more experienced crocheter. The stitches themselves aren’t that complex, but the pattern is more of a loose recipe than an explicit set of instructions. Beautiful though!
- Wingspan Crochet Shawl by Carole Marie (306-328 yds): UPDATE: This pattern is no longer free, but is available for purchase. Modeled after the popular knit Wingspan Shawl, this version included directions for three different sizes.
- Pico Bandito Shawl on Jonboy Crafts (150-300 yds): This is an amazingly simple crochet shawl pattern – and the result is this very trendy crescent shape! So simple it’s brilliant!
- Morning Has Broken by Kelly Surace (360-370 yds): Two skein of Lion Brand Homespun or another Bulky yarn is all it takes to make this large shawl pattern. Be sure to check the gallery for color ideas and inspiration, I don’t think the original photo does it justice.
- Sezession I by Rodger Murry (437 yds): This cozy and lovely granny-style shawl is sure to warm the heart and shoulders of anyone who wears it.
Have you made a crochet shawl for yourself, or as a gift? Which shawl pattern is your favorite – and which do you think is the fastest? Share in the comments!
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