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Rising Tide Asymmetrical Crochet Triangle Shawl – Free Pattern

This beautiful crochet shawl pattern is made from an asymmetrical triangle using puff stitches and easy lace. Great crochet scarf pattern to use Lion Brand Mandala, Caron Cakes or Sweet Rolls.

This elegant asymmetrical crochet triangle shawl pattern is simple to follow and fun to wear year round. Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.

This easy, asymmetrical crochet shawl pattern is perfect for summer weddings or beach vacations. The puff stitch and lace pattern are very simple to learn, yet create a beautiful effect. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand Mandala and Ice Cream yarns!
This free asymmetrical crochet shawl pattern is part of a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

Whether you’re headed to the beach, a wedding or just need protection from some overzealous air conditioning, this asymmetrical crochet triangle shawl is the perfect go-to way to wrap up this summer–and for the rest of the year!

This elegant asymmetrical crochet triangle shawl pattern is simple to follow and fun to wear year round. Perfect for wearing to the beach, a summer wedding or even during the winter.

How to Crochet a Shawl

I’ve shared several free crochet shawl and triangle scarf patterns here on the blog and several even include video tutorials. Here are a few of the free crochet shawls patterns Make & Do Crew readers have likes best, but you can always find all my free scarf patterns here.

Free crochet shawl patterns and easy crochet triangle scarf patterns from Make and Do Crew. All featuring Lion Brand Yarn.

1. Revival Scarf + Video Tutorial // 2. At First Blush Scarf + Video Tutorial
3. Newsprint Shawl // 4. Dawn Till Dusk Triangle Scarf

How to Make a Crochet Shawl Asymmetrical

This easy crochet shawl pattern is technically a scalene triangle. Haven’t heard that term since 8th grade geometry? Let me offer a refresher–because I just had to google it too! A scalene triangle has three different sides of three different lengths.

In this free crochet shawl pattern, we achieve that shape by increasing on one side of the pattern and not increasing on the other. Then some very simple lace “waves” are added at the end of the shawl, creating sides of three varying lengths. The benefit to this shape of shawl that I’ve found is it allows you to wear it in several ways to achieve a really different look.

This easy asymmetrical crochet shawl pattern is made from simple puff stitches and lace. Featuring Lion Brand Ice Cream and Mandala yarn.This easy, asymmetrical crochet triangle scarf pattern is perfect for summer weddings. The puff stitch and lace pattern are very simple to learn, yet create a beautiful effect. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand Mandala and Ice Cream yarns!

Easy Care Yarns Can Be Elegant Too

Would you believe that the beachy look of this free crochet shawl pattern is achieved with two affordable, washable baby yarns? A while back, I realized that Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn and Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn had almost an identical gauge according to their labels.

Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn in the color "Cool Mint" and Lion Brand Mandala Yarn in the color "Wishing Well" come together to make a beautiful free crochet shawl pattern.

After some experimentation, I decided there was a way to combine the two that was sort of greater than the sum of the parts. I really think the final effect is quite soft and elegant, all while still being machine washable!

Last month, I shared the Remix Cardigan, in which I deconstructed skeins of Lion Brand Mandala yarn to create my own gradient. I did a bit of “cake cutting” with this shawl sample to curate the order of the colors, but what I love about Mandala is that the whole project can still be done for so much less of an investment than if you had to buy each color of yarn separately! (Watch the video tutorial on How to Deconstruct Yarn Cakes here.)

This easy asymmetrical crochet shawl pattern is made from simple puff stitches and lace. Free pattern featuring Lion Brand Ice Cream and Mandala yarn.

A Stitch Chart — Visual Learners, Rejoice!

This crochet shawl pattern really is pretty easy, but we all know how crochet pattern language can sometimes take something simple and make it sound scary and complicated. That’s why I love crochet stitch charts so much!

As a bonus in the ad-free, printable PDF, I’ve included a stitch chart that shows both the puff stitch section of the pattern as well as the “Waves” section. If you’re a visual learner or if you’re having any trouble knowing when to increase or where to place your stitches, I really think this printable PDF is worth the investment. You can purchase it here. I hope you find it useful!

Learn how to crochet an asymmetrical shawl using this free pattern, tutorial and stitch chart for the Rising Tide Crochet Shawl.

Rising Tide Asymmetrical Crochet Triangle Shawl
Free Pattern

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Explanation:
This elegant four-season shawl is much simpler than it looks. You’ll have the stitch pattern memorized before the sun sets behind the sea! Basic puff stitches combine with a lace trim to make for a shawl that’s a perfect mix of squish, fluff and fancy. And the yarn? Two easy care acrylics come together to create a scarf that’s as uncomplicated to wash as it is to crochet.

Skills required include double crochet, chains and single crochet. Less experienced crocheters might find the stitch chart at the end of the pattern PDF a helpful addition to the written pattern.

Supplies:
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• MC: Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn (Weight: 3/light –  394 yds, 3.5 oz)
– Sprinkles – Cool Mint (#923-303) – 2 skein (approx. 195 g used in sample)
• AC: Lion Brand Mandala Baby (Weight: 3/light –  590 yds, 5.3 oz)
– Wishing Well (#526-204) – 1 skeins (approx. 75 g used in sample)
• Tapestry needle
Size J (5.75 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch marker or safety pin

Measurements:
Approx. 78” x 32” at widest/tallest points

Gauge:
8 Puff sts and 7 ch-1sps x 6 rows = 4”
as worked in Puff Stitch Section

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
AC – accent color
ch – chain
ch1sp – space created by 1 ch
ch5sp – space created by 5 chs
ch7sp – space created by 7 chs
dc – double crochet
MC – main color
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
tch – turning chain
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over

Ps – puff stitch: [yo, insert hook as directed, yo, draw a loop through] 3 times in same place, yo draw through first 6 loops on hook, yo, draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

Overall Pattern + Sizing Notes:
• To make a larger shawl, simply continue in Puff Stitch Pattern or Chain Waves Pattern (or both) for additional rows.

MAIN SHAWL

Puff Stitch Section

Notes:
• To change colors between rows, complete the final yo of the last dc of the row with the new color. Pattern is written with the assumption that the last dc before a color change will be worked this way.

• Increases always take place at end of even-numbered rows (marked “inc”). Work last dc at end of inc rows loosely. It can be helpful to place a stitch marker on inc side to remind you to increase at the end of each row on that side.

Foundation Row: Ch 6.

Row 1 (WS): Sk 3 ch, 1 Ps in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in last ch; turn. (1 Ps)

Row 2 (RS inc): Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 Ps in first ch1sp, ch 1, [1 Ps, ch 1, 1 dc] in tch; turn. (2 Ps)

Row 3 (WS): Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 Ps in first ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 Ps, 1 Ps in next ch-1sp, ch 1, sk last Ps, 1 dc in tch; turn. (2 Ps)

Row 4 (RS inc): Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 Ps in first ch1sp, *ch 1, sk 1 Ps, 1 Ps in next ch1sp; rep from * to last Ps, ch 1, sk last Ps, [1 Ps, ch 1, 1 dc] in tch; turn. (3 Ps)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 Ps in first ch1sp, *ch 1, sk 1 Ps, 1 Ps in next ch1sp; rep from * to last Ps, ch 1, sk last Ps, 1 dc in tch; turn. (3 Ps)

Rep Rows 4 and 5 until there are 92 rows, ending with a Row 4. (47 Ps)

Attach AC. Work 8 additional rows in the Row 4 and Row 5 pattern, changing colors within accent color as desired. (Sample is worked with 4 rows each of two different colors.) There should now be 100 total rows and 51 Ps in final row.

For more instruction on deconstructing yarn cakes to create your own color gradients, see this video tutorial.

Chain “Waves” Section

If desired, switch to next color of AC skein in the final yo of last dc in Puff Stitch Section. Turn.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 5, sl st in top of first Ps, *ch 7, sk 1 Ps, sl st in top of next Ps; rep from * to last 2 Ps of row, ch 7, sk 2 Ps, sl st in top of tch; turn. (25 ch7sps, 1 ch5sp)

Note: If you added or subtracted rows and ended the Ps section with an even number of Puff stitches, you will sk only 1 Ps at end of row before working sl st in top of tch.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, *7 sc in next ch7sp; rep from * to ch5sp, 3 sc in ch5sp; turn. (178 sc)

Row 3 (WS): Ch 7, sk first 7 sc, sl st in next sc (center sc of second loop), *ch 7, sl st in center sc of next loop; rep from * to end of row (3 sc remain from previous row); turn. (25 ch7sps, 1 ch5sp)

Row 4 (RS): Ch 1, *7 sc in next ch7sp; rep from * to last ch7sp, 5 sc in last ch7sp; turn. (173 sc)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 5, sk first 2 sc, sl st in next sc, *ch 7, sl st in center sc of next loop; rep from * to end of row, ch 7, sl st in 2nd of 3 remaining sc three rows below. (25 ch7sps, 1 ch5sp)

Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 2-5 twice.

Row 14 (RS): Rep Row 2.

Row 15 (WS): Rep Row 3.

Row 16 (RS): Rep Row 4.

Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends.

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14 Comments

  • Renee
    August 18, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I love this idea and it looks easy. Thank you for doing some unique, fun patterns.

    Reply
  • Carol
    August 19, 2018 at 6:21 am

    This lovely, thank you for sharing your pattern.

    Reply
  • Linda Kelley
    August 19, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I tried to use the password you gave me to get into the Vault, but I still couldn’t get in ??!! can you Help Me With it ??!! Thank you Linda Kelley

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

      Hey Linda,

      Make sure you’re capitalizing the M and the I and that there’s no spaces between the words. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Janet
    August 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I am looking for a light weight shrug pattern in a large size, Love your shawl.p pattern

    Reply
  • Tammy
    August 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

    This is beautiful, love the colors

    Reply
  • Phyllis
    September 1, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Jess, Thank you for your lovely patterns. I have done a few projects so far and am now working on the first half of the day date cardigan. So far have not had any problems understanding the pattern until now. I am at the section of adding the extra rounds of the hexagon. It says to stop with XS/S but keep going for larger sizes.. Repeat rounds 3 & 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, more times. But after last round is completed there are 95, 103, 111, 119 dcs for 2-6 sides and 73, 79, 85, 91 dc on side 1. Does this mean I am adding on 8 more rounds total or does this go for 1–M/L, 2–L/XL, 3–2X/3X, 4–4X/5X sizes?? And if it is the sizes then do the numbers keep increasing if I wanted to make the largest sizes? .It is kind of confusing. I wrote you here because I didn’t know if you would get it if I went back to that pattern and left comment. I will watch the video again and also see if I can catch it from there. Thank you for your time and keep going with your patterns. I love them. Phyllis

    Reply
  • Debbie Mott
    September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hi, I love your pattern for the Rising tides shawl.
    But, I ran out of the sprinkles yarn at 7 more rows to crochet! UGH!
    I measured and my gauge is correct and the yarn yardage is correct also.
    Has anyone else encountered this? I did order another skein of yarn as I want it to look right.
    Debbie

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I actually had extra Ice Cream in mine. (I wish I could just give it to you!) Since yarn yardage is measured in weight and not length, I’ve noticed it can vary skein to skein. You’ll have plenty of extra of the self-striping yarn, so feel free to work extra rows in that. I think that would look beautiful too.

      Jess

      Reply
      • Debbie Mott
        September 20, 2018 at 7:58 am

        Thank you for your nice reply. it is a beautiful shawl and cant wait to get to the mandala part, finish and then on to your
        cross stitch pillow. Love your patterns!

        Reply

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