Shawls make a lovely project and great accessory, in that they can be worn as both fashionable in summer and warm in winter! The patterns are often almost always worked in one piece, so continuous work makes it easy and no sewing to worry about.
I also aimed to include smaller scale shawls that can be made using Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball Yarn, found here. This yarn has a lovely texture and is lightweight, so the 440m ball goes a long way in making you the perfect shawl!
Gradient coloured yarn looks super effective and is fun to watch all the colours reveal themselves as you crochet! There are plenty of colour options available in the Lion Brand Yarn, although you could branch off and use your own favourite. Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy these patterns!
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Fire and Ice Shawl
This shawl is made simply through crocheting a triangle. The multicoloured yarn creates the gradient colouring, so no need to worry about changing colours and sewing in loose ends! It was made with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball Metallic yarn and the designer confirms that you can in fact make your shawl with one skein, how cool is that! The shawl works from the tip and increases into the triangle from there. Some difficult stitches are involved, so I would deem this an intermediate project.
Simple Summertime Shawl
This shawl looks super intricate but is again just made up of a crochet triangle. The colours really stand out against white clothing here, so your yarn choice is key in really making this design pop! With Shawl in a Ball yarn, this shawl is lightweight and works up quickly. US terminology is used in this pattern, although there is a helpful link to terms in 10 different languages. Considering the simple design, this would be great for beginners. There are also links to tutorials included for tricky stitches.
Gradient yarn again looks amazing here, and I love the purple colour used! This is an easy and repetitive pattern, although the designer notes the need for concentration until the increase part. About 400m of fingering weight yarn is needed, which creates a lovely drape and lightweight design. The stitch used is mostly v-stitch, looks intricate but is simple consisting of only 1 double crochet, chain and double crochet again! There are some photos and stitch charts included which is helpful.
Bless Your Heart Granny Triangle Shawl
How sweet does this granny square design into a shawl look! The tassel on the corner also creates a nice touch. The ‘bless your heart’ in the name comes from the subtle heart design, like as seen in the light pink row in the image above! That makes this a great project for around Valentine’s day, or get away with it for any time of year. Caron Cakes yarn is used which automatically creates the change in colour. With a simple design like granny square, the designer says you can almost make this in autopilot!
Garden Lattice Shawl
The fringy edge of this shawl makes it nice and unique! Superfine or size 1 yarn is recommended here to achieve that lacy look and lightweight finish. The pattern mostly involves simple stitches, puff stitch might be a new one but the designer includes a written description of the stitch so it is hopefully not a problem! The pattern consists of three rows, and then repeating the second and third rows for the rest of the triangle. The edging is then made with chains and slip stitches, and it turns out great!
V-Shaped Striped Shawl
The colours in this are stunning! The pattern is from the Lion Brand site, and they offer colour packs for you to purchase that would go with the pattern, or you could just download it for free. It is an advanced beginner project, as only basic stitches involved but a good understanding of pattern reading is needed and there is a lot of colour work. The shawl works up to be about 44 inches by 22 inches at the longest point. Of course this is dependent on your tension although shawls are great in that they do not have a strict gauge.
A shawl inspired by a dinosaur, what more could you want? The main part of the shawl is made with double crochets and trebles to create the spikes. Rainbow yarn looks cool here, although a green would really resemble the dinosaur design! Again only one skein is needed, keeping in mind the fingering weight yarn and 4mm hook might make the project take a little longer to work up.
This shawl may be advanced project as it involves complicated stitches such as the 3 half double crochet puff stitch (3hdc-puff st). But do not let that turn you off as it very well might be a fun learning curve! The delicate design looks super effective and makes this shawl the perfect accessory to almost any outfit. The designer conveniently recommends some yarn such as Palette Yarn by WeCrochet, although shawl in a ball yarn could be easily substituted if you wish. Besides this written pattern, there is also a video tutorial and instructions on how to block your finished project.
Blackberry Pudding Shawl
This shawl is stunning! Various other people have made this pattern in interesting colour combos which can be viewed on the designer’s Ravelry page here. The shawl is worked from one point, increased and then decreased to end on the other point. It has round edges and the puff stitches are said it create a texture that looks lovely and is fun to make!
Finally, we have this Hot Chilli shawl, where the colour choice certainly lives up to its name. The pattern is beginner friendly, works up quickly and in one ball. On one side (the left as seen above) form and interesting ‘teeth’ look as the designer describes it! So blocking is important to really make the stitches sit well and stand out. The pattern is available to purchase, with a crochet chart included in the pdf for easy following of the pattern, or it is free on the website as linked. Annie Design Crochet has many shawl designs on their Ravelry and Etsy amongst other things, so be sure to check that out!