The end of winter is nearing and the evenings are getting wamer. The good news is, this means you can start crocheting spring and summer items. The Gathering Driftwood crochet shawl pattern is the perfect transition scarf. It’s an easy beginner triangle scarf. All you need to know to make this crochet scarf pattern are single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitch.
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You can wear the Gathering Driftwood shawl on your shoulders over a cute dress for date night or around your neck as a triangular scarf over, let’s be honest, any outfit.
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This lacy crochet scarf is made with linen yarn from Darn Good Yarn. It’s my first time working with linen yarn and I’m really amazed at how it instantly makes your project more elegant and dressy. The sport weight yarn helps get a great drape and flow in your triangular shawl. The linen is also surprisingly soft against your skin.
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Before you Start your Triangular Scarf
- 3.5 mm/ US E – 4 crochet hook.
- Darn Good Yarn linen yarn weight 2 sport (100% linen, 320m /350 yards) Polar Bear White – 2 skeins (use code KNITTINGWITHCHOPSTICKS15 for a 15% discount)
- Optional: 5 mini tassels
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
Triangular Scarf Size
The triangular scarf is 1.35m / 53” long and 65 cm / 25.5” wide (at the tip of the triangle)
The gauge for this pattern, in alternating rows of sc and dc is 18 st by 20 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Abbreviations & Instructions
This pattern follows US notations
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- ch = chain
- inc = increase = make 2 st in the same stitch
- skip = miss stitch
Repeat instructions between ** the indicated number of times or until the end of the round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2 does not count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
I use a turning ch 2 for dc stitches as I find it gives me a neater edge.
Each stitch is worked in a separate stitch unless specified otherwise. Stitches between ( ) are to be made in the same stitch.
Stitches above a ch 1 space are worked in the ch 1 space.
The Actual Crochet Shawl Pattern
With a 3.5 mm / US 4 hook, ch 3, turn.
R1: 4 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, turn. <4 dc>
R2: 2 dc in first st, dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, dc, 2 dc in last st, ch 1, turn. <10 dc>
R3: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across including ch-1 sp (place marker in sc in ch-sp), 2 sc in last st, ch 2, turn. <12 sc>
R4: 2 dc in first st, dc in each st to marked st, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in marked st, dc until last st, 2 dc in last st, ch1, turn. <18 dc>
R5 – R14: Repeat rows 3-4 5 times (for a total of 6 times). <58 dc>
R15: Repeat row 3 one more time. <60 sc>
R16: 2 dc in 1st st, *ch 1, miss 1, dc* until marked st, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in marked st, *1 dc, ch 1, miss 1* until last st, 2 dc in last st, ch 1, turn. <66 dc>
R17: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across including ch-1 sp (place marker in sc in ch-sp), 2 sc in last st, ch 2, turn. <68 sc>
R18 – R21: Repeat rows 16-17 2 more times (for a total of 3 times). <84 sc>
Repeat rows 4 to 21 3 more times (4 sections of eyelets total),
Repeat row 4 one more time.
Finish with 3 repeats of rows 3 and 4.
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Block your triangular scarf carefully.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
Optional: For a touch of color, sew on the mini tassels. One at each point of the triangle and one in the middle of each of the sides of the scarf (not on the back edge).
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