Your Easy Guide to Crocheting a Triangle

While squares, rectangles, and circles are some of the most common shapes in crochet, triangles are also an essential shape that every crocheter should know how to make.

Below, we’ll explore the reasons why you might need to crochet a triangle and provide a simple pattern that you can follow to create your first crocheted triangle. Keep on scrolling down to learn how to crochet a triangle today!

crochet triangle pattern


To make this triangle design, you will need to know how to chain, single crochet and single crochet increase.

Learn more about the single crochet stitch and the single crochet increase below.

Single Crochet (sc):

  1. Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
  2. Bring the yarn over (Yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
  3. Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Single Crochet Increase (sc inc)

  • Single crochet into a stitch.
  • Single crochet into the same stitch again
  • You have now completed a single crochet increase!

Why Crochet a Triangle?

There are many reasons why you might have to crochet a triangle. One of the most common reasons is to create a shawl or wrap. Triangular shawls are a popular accessory for both casual and formal occasions, and they can be made in a wide range of sizes and colors to suit any style. A triangle can also be used to create a bunting or garland, which can be hung in a child’s room or used as a festive decoration for a party or event.

Another reason to crochet a triangle is to create a motif or appliqué. Triangular motifs can be used to decorate clothing, bags, and other accessories. A crocheted triangle can also be used as the basis for more complex shapes, such as hexagons and octagons.

Finally, crocheting a triangle is a great way to expand your crochet skills and challenge yourself with new techniques. Triangles involve increasing stitches in a specific pattern, which can be fun for new and beginner crocheters to try.

How to Crochet a Triangle

Crocheting a triangle involves increasing and decreasing stitches in a specific pattern to create a shape that has three sides and three angles. While there are many ways to crochet a triangle, the following pattern is a simple and beginner-friendly way to create your first crocheted triangle.

Skill Level: Easy


  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice (any yarn weight will work)
  • Crochet hook in the size recommended for your yarn
    • Example uses 4.5 mm crochet hook size
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

Crochet Abbreviations


  • The triangle pattern is written in standard US terms
  • () at the end of the rows show the total st count for that row.
  • You can use any size yarn or crochet hook to make this triangle.
  • The finished size will vary with different yarn weights and hook sizes.

Crochet Triangle Instructions

Row 1: ch 2, in the second ch from the hook sc 2x, turn. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc, sc 2x into the last st, turn. (3)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc into each st across, sc 2x into the last st, turn. (4)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc into each st across, sc 2x in the last st, turn. (5)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc into each st across, sc 2x in the last st, turn. (6)

Continue on with chaining one and single crocheting into each st across, always ending with two single crochet stitches in the last stitch (rows will increase by one stitch each time) until you reach the desired triangle size needed.

The crocheted triangle below is 15 rows, with a finished size of 4″ x 4″ at the widest points.

Finishing: Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends throughout the triangle with a yarn needle (aka tapestry needle)

Crocheting a triangle may seem daunting at first, but it’s a skill that every crocheter can master.

Triangles can be used to create shawls, garlands, and motifs, and they offer a fun and challenging way to expand your crochet skills. With the simple pattern provided above, you can create your first crocheted triangle and add this essential shape to your crochet repertoire.

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