How to crochet shawls

How to crochet shawls

How to crochet shawls

Baby it’s cold outside… and you need this fast and easy crochet shawl to keep you cozy! This rectangle shawl is absolutely beginner friendly, only using double crochet stitches, which also makes it quick to work up! To make this easy crochet shawl we will be using Caron Colorama O’go which is really the main attraction for this shawl. The colors work up so beautifully and I couldn’t be happier with the design.

This free crochet pattern is included in my 12 Days of Crochet Christmas roundup! If you’re looking for more quick, crochet gift ideas for the holidays, be sure to check out the other 11 patterns here.

How to crochet shawls

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  • Caron Colorama O’go Yarn (bulky weight #5; 100% acrylic; 228 yds)
    • 3 skeins in Tabby
  • 8mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations used:

*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
Double Crochet (dc) Treble Crochet (tr)

Finished Measurements

  • 17″ wide x 71″ long before fringe (84″ after fringe)


  • 8 st x 5 1/2 rows = 4″ square

Helpful Tutorials

  • Double Crochet Tutorial
  • Easy Crochet Rectangle Shawl Pattern Video Tutorial


  • Ch 2 does not count as st
  • For this pattern we will be working in between the posts of each double crochet, not through the top of the stitch

Easy Crochet Rectangle Shawl Pattern for Beginners

Row 1: Ch 37, dc 3rd ch from hook and each ch down (35)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in sp between dc posts from previous round

Rows 3-100: Rep Row 2

Your rectangle shawl should measure approx 71 inches


Cut 70 strands of your leftover yarn that measure about 17 inches each. Tie 35 strands onto each side, in between each dc post.

How to crochet shawls

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make an easy crochet shawl for beginners! If you made this crochet rectangle shawl, I would love to see it! Tag me over on Instagram @sigonimacaroni or post your photos inside our community Facebook group.

Check out the rest of my quick, crochet gift ideas for the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas here!

This pattern is an original pattern by Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

Crochet Shawls for Beginners are here! Want to make your first true crochet piece? Why not try a triangle shawl? It’s easy to make, versatile, and looks great even in the most basic form. There is a lot of patterns for crochet shawls for beginners available online for free, so you shouldn’t have problems with finding something for yourself.

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