Free Crochet Shawl Granny Pattern

Have you been looking for an easy crochet shawl pattern? If so, then you’ll love this free pattern! This simple shawl featuring the granny stitch maybe it! It looks beautiful and will keep you cozy.

Scroll on down for the free shawl crochet pattern here on the blog, or purchase a convenient PDF crochet pattern instead.

Quick & Easy Granny Shawl Crochet Pattern Free

Related: Do you want more top, scarf and wrap ideas? You’ll need to try the Olivia Top, or the Isle Wave Wrap too! I am so excited to see all the shawls that will be made!

Make This Quick Crochet Shawl Today!

This crochet triangle shawl is easy to make, follows a simple stitch repeat and works up with quick with minimal ends to weave in, so you have more time to make even more patterns!

This easy crochet pattern is great for a beginner crochet level as well as advanced crocheters, plus everyone in between.

I designed this simple granny shawl because I love classic, but modern looking pieces like this crochet wrap I recently created.

Also, simple and easy designs are my thing! 😉 If you love simple crochet patterns, then this simple shawl pattern is the perfect choice to crochet.

Read on down to find this quick and easy crochet shawl pattern to get started today! 

Keep on reading to get the free crochet pattern for the Granny Shawl shown above!

The Stitches of a Crochet Shawl

For the entire shawl, you’ll need to know two basic crochet stitches, which is great for those of us who LOVE quick & easy patterns! (Yep, like I said before, that’s me!)

The repeating pattern of this triangle shawl makes it the perfect project for a beginner.

The two simple stitches you’ll need to have an understanding of are the double crochet stitch and the chain stitch, both of which are easy to learn!

Granny Shawl Stitches

Learn more about double crochet stitches as well as the chain stitch below with our stitch pattern tutorials.

Double Crochet (dc): 

  1. Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
  2. YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
  3. YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
  4. YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.

Double Crochet

Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: dc
Difficulty Level: Easy
Learn this stitch →

Patterns Using This Stitch →

Chain Stitch (ch):

 A simple crochet stitch that often forms the foundation of what crochet stitches are worked into during projects.

  • Make a slip knot.
  • Insert hook into slip knot point first, bring yarn over the shaft of the hook from back to front and grab it with the throat of the hook.
  • Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto the hook. This movement will make one chain stitch
  • Repeat steps two and three until you have the desired number of stitches for a pattern. One loop will remain on hook.

The Stitch Chart for a Granny Shawl

I created a free stitch chart for this pattern for those that may want one as a companion to the written design. Plus, sometimes just seeing the stitches written out helps to get the design completed.

This chart shows the first four rows of the pattern, and if you scroll down you will find the details on the remaining rows, which are easy to learn since they are row repeat of the next! I hope this crochet stitch chart is useful for you!

Granny Shawl Stitch Chart

The Yarn for a Crochet Granny Shawl

For this crochet shawl, I used Touch of Alpaca Yarn from Lion Brand. It is a 90% acrylic yarn & 10% Alpaca fiber, hence the name touch of alpaca!

This four yarn weight (aka worsted weight) yarn is warm, incredibly soft, delicate and the best part is that it is hypoallergenic! 

Once you work this up, you will see just how amazing it is, how the fiber drapes beautifully and how it shows the beautiful texture details of the stitches!

Tip: Taupe is the first yarn color listed and is what I used for this granny shawl, but you are welcome to explore the different colors! 

Touch of Alpaca Yarn

Touch of Alpaca

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Touch of Alpaca

Fiber: 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca
Yardage: 207 yds / 190 m
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch

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Extra: If you’d like to make a lightweight shawl or a Summer shawl, you can try the Summer Nights Shawl, which is perfect for warmer weather and climates.

Ready to Get Started on This Simple Granny Shawl?

Keep on scrolling down to find the granny shawl details and free written crochet pattern, or you can watch the YouTube tutorial on this granny shawl too if you’d like.

Be sure to let me know what you think after you make one in the Easy Crochet Facebook community group!

Happy Crocheting Friends!

PS: You can purchase the inexpensive Granny Shawl PDF below for on the go crocheting!

The Free Granny Crochet Shawl Pattern

Description: Make a classic granny shawl today to keep you warm this fall and cozy all winter long! 

Skill Level: Easy


Crochet Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ch = chain
  • sk = skip

Finished Size

  • 68″ at widest point at the bottom of shawl and 32″ from top to bottom of the shawl. The shawl is one size fits most.


  •  Each dc 3 is approximately 1 inch
  • If the gauge is not followed, your shawl will turn out too big or too small.


  • Ch 3’s count as a stitch
  • Written in Standard US terms
  • You can add fringe by using our free tutorial
  • This shawl shouldn’t require any blocking since the yarn has a beautiful drape to it, but if you prefer to block, then go ahead!
  • You can add tassels to the ends of the shawl points. Follow along with our tassel tutorial to make them.
Granny Shawl stitch Chart
Triangle Granny Shawl Crochet Pattern

Granny Crochet Shawl Pattern

Row 1: Start with a ch 3, in the 3rd ch from the hook dc 2 times, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same stitch, turn. (6)

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in first st, sk 2 st’s and ch 1, dc 3 times in the ch 2 space from the row before, ch 2, dc 3 more times in the same ch 2 space, ch 1, sk 2 sts, end with 3 dc’s in the last st, turn. (12)

Row 3: ch 3, dc 2 times in the first st,  ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc 3 times into the last st, turn. (18)

Row 4: ch 3, dc 2 times in the first st, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, dc 3 times in the same ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 3 times int the next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 3 times in the next ch 1 space, ch 1, sk 2 sts, end with 3 dc’s in last st, turn. (24)

Row 5 – 32: Repeat row 4. The stitch counts for each row will be as follows starting with Row 5 and ending with row 32.

Stitch Count for Rows 5- 32: 30,36,42,48,54,60, 66,72,78,84,90,96,102, 108,114,120,126, 132,138,144,150,156, 162,168,174,180,186, 192

After row 32 fasten off your yarn and weave in the loose ends throughout!

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  1. Hi Krista!
    New to crocheting and came across your shaw pattern. Loved making it! And loved how it turned out. Thank you for sharing it here!

  2. You’re a crochet angel Krista . I wanted to make this shawl but couldn’t figure it out , you made it super easy and clear instructions . Thankyou!

  3. Thank you for this easy, yet beautiful pattern. It works up fast.
    and your instructions were very easy to follow!

  4. Hi there! Wanting to make this for a coworker who is retiring…but do you only require 1 ball of yarn? What a great pattern and very affordable if that’s the case. Can’t wait to get started!

    1. Hi! You will need about 550 yards of any four weight yarn or about 3 skeins of Touch of Alpaca (207 yards per skein). You could use one ball of Pound of Love by Lionbrand, since it has over 1,000 yards in one skein, to make this shawl too.

      Happy Crocheting!


  5. Hi Krista!

    I was wondering how big this shawl should turn out to be? I am going to make it smaller for my niece and am not going to complete every row. What are the dimensions of the finished shawl in full size?


  6. I want to try this shawl, and have the scarfie yarn (#5 bulky) What hook would you recommend, a 7? Or larger? Thank you!

      1. Thank you. Just one more question….the last set of dcs in the row, do they go into the space between the chain and 2 dcs, or do you work them into the top of the 3rd chain? Thank you.

  7. This is such a great pattern. I just want to make sure I’m not doing something wrong. I’m going along following the pattern and it looks like one side is bigger than the other or has more stitches. Is it supposed to be like that or is it supposed to be symmetrical?

  8. I am trying to make this but I am a little confused when you get to row 5. Am I suppose to do anything different than the video says? or just keep going along.
    I am using a cotton yarn and it is not coming out as nice as your but I am also a Advanced Beginner.
    Can you suggest another yarn that would drape like the Alpaca? I live in Florida so I was trying the cotton cakes since I wanted to use it for the springtime.

  9. I really love this shawl and cannot wait to make it. I am a advanced beginner but I am confused with -Row 5 addding a dc 3 times . I know you used Touch of Alpaca but what do you think about Caron cotton Cakes which is 60% cotton and 40 Acrylic. Will it flow like the Alpaca? I am in Florida so I want a light and airy yarn for the summer. thanks Jean

    1. I do not think the caron cakes will drape the same unfortunately. 24/7 cotton has a nice drape but you could always experiment with the first few rows with a couple different yarns to see what you like best. 🙂

      As for row five it means that you will have an additional six stitches per row. You are repeating row 4 but with the increasing of stitches each time an additional six stitches will be added per row.

      Hope this helps and happy crocheting!


  10. So easy to follow!! This was my first crochet pattern I ever followed, first time using the double crochet stitch, and first project that wasn’t a headband, beanie or scarf (lol). Thank you for making this!

  11. If you do not count the chains, the final stitch count(by your chart) is 5 for row 1, 11 for row 2, 17 for row 3…etc. I also don’t understand why you wouldn’t count the chains.

  12. Hi there – I have just started following your pattern – thank you! I seem to have more stitches for each row than your pattern suggests so row 2 I had 14 stitches, row 3 I had 22 stitches, row 4 I have 32 stitches – can you please help – what am I doing wrong?? Thanks

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