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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
Rising Tide Asymmetrical Crochet Triangle Shawl
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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.
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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
Approx. 78” x 32” at widest/tallest points
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.
Puff Stitch Section
• 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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