I’ve made this super simple crochet shawl using Somen by Hoooked yarn. The yarn is a blend of 60% recycled cotton 40% sustainably sourced linen and comes in a range of colours – the shade I’ve used is called Oro. It’s a DK weight yarn but it’s still light and airy so it works well for this crochet shawl. I used 4 x 100g balls (about 720 yards in total) but the pattern is written in a way which you can make your shawl as big as you like. Although I highly recommend the Somen by Hoooked yarn you can of course substitute it for any yarn, of any weight (remember to use the recommended hook size).
The pattern only requires you to use chains and double crochets (only working into the back loops on one of the rows) so it really is very easy and a great pattern for beginners. You can begin the shawl with a magic ring or by chaining 4 and slip stitching with the first chain, whichever is your prefered method. You could also add a border after your last row to add your own personal touch!
5mm ( USA)
Approx. 720 yards
Gauge doesn’t matter as you continue to work until the shawl is your desired size.
This pattern is written so you can make the shawl any size.
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
slst – slip stitch
st/s – stitch/es
Blo – back loop only
Make a magic ring (or ch 4 and slst with 1st ch), ch 3, 3 dc into the centre of the ring, ch 2, 4 dc into the centre of the ring. Ch 3, turn.
Row 1: dc into the same st as the ch 3, dc in each st across. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* into the ch 2 space. Dc in each st across, 2 dc into the final st. ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Repeat row 1.
Row 3: dc in blo of the same st as the ch 3, dc in blo of each st across. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* into the ch 2 space. dc in blo of each st across, 2 dc in blo of the final st. ch 3, turn.
Row 4-6: dc into the same st as the ch 3, dc in each st across. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* into the ch 2 space. Dc in each st across, 2 dc into the final st. ch 3, turn.
Continue working rows 3-6 until the shawl is your desired size.