The Fairy Lights triangle crochet shawl pattern is the perfect combination of elegant and cozy. If you’ve never done colorwork before, this is a great pattern to start with! The simple colored bobbles add a fun texture and personality to this triangular wrap, and my detailed pattern will guide you through it step-by-step.
The Fairy Lights Shawl is a new free triangle shawl crochet pattern here on the blog. Read about my inspiration and the simple construction below, then purchase the pdf pattern with photos and instructions here for only $4.70 or scroll down for the free version.
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A Versatile Shawl for Day or Night
I love a piece that can seamlessly transition from day to night. Even better when I can wear it multiple ways! The Fairy Lights Shawl can be worn as a classic shawl draped over a dress or a nice top to keep you warm, but it can also be looped to create a fun oversized scarf that looks fantastic with jeans. It’s large enough to cover you when you’re cold, but trim enough that it’s not in the way.
It’s the perfect item to bring with you on days when the weather is unpredictable. I like to keep mine hanging by the front door so I don’t forget it as I leave the house.
Why I Recommend You Purchase the PDF Pattern
If you’ve never used PDF patterns before, you are missing out on so much convenience!
- You don’t need an internet connection
- You don’t need to have your computer, phone or tablet around to work on your project.
- You don’t need to panic if your husband accidentally closed the page
- You can take notes, highlight your size and write down where you are.
- When your best friend begs you to make her the same sweater, you have the pattern ready..
- It’s a great way to support the blog so I can continue to bring you knitting tutorials.
Before you Start
- 5.5 mm / US I – 9 hook.
- WeCrochet Swish worsted (50g, 100% fine superwash merino, 100m / 110 yds):
- 10 skeins Marine Heather (Main Color MC)
- 1 skein Nutmeg Heather (color A)
- 1 skein Rose Heather (color B)
- 1 skein Wonderland Heather (color C)
- 1 skein Honey (color D)
- 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.
- 1 stitch marker.
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 dc / sc, is 13 sts by 11 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- skip = miss
- sl st = slip stitch
Work instructions between [ ] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
Each stitch is worked in a separate stitch unless specified otherwise. Stitches between ( ) are to be made in the same stitch.
The turning ch 1, ch 2 count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
- Bobble = [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through two loops] 5 times in the same space, yo and pull through all 6 loops.
- The Fairy Lights shawl crochet pattern features the Bobble Chevron Stitch. You can find the detailed step-by-step photo tutorial here.
Tips and Tricks
- Although the bobble stitches aren’t reversible, I like to keep my shawls as reversible as possible. The colorwork bobble sections are worked using tapestry crochet (the yarn color not in use is worked over by the current color and it will sit within the stitches being worked) to make the shawl prettier on both sides.
The Actual Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern
With your 5.5 mm / US I – 9 hook and MC yarn, ch 3.
Row 1: Dc 4 in the 3rd ch, turn. <5 st>
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in st at base of ch, dc, (2 dc, ch 1 (place stitch marker), 2 dc) in next st, dc, 2 dc, turn. <11 st>
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in st at base of ch, dc until st marker, (2dc, ch 1 (place stitch marker), 2dc) in marked space, dc until last st, 2 dc in last st, turn. <17 st>
Row 4 – 27: Repeat Row 3 24 times. <161 st>
Row 28: Ch 1, sc in st at base of ch, sc until st marker, (sc, ch 1 (place st marker), sc) in marked place, sc until last st, 2sc in last st, turn. <165 st>
Add contrast color A. Work the bobbles in contrast color A while continuing in MC for all ch and sc stitches.
Row 29: Ch 1, sc in st at base of ch, bobble, [sc 7, bobble] until marker, (sc, ch 1 (place st marker), sc) in marked space, bobble, [sc 7, bobble] until last st, 2sc in the 2nd ch below, turn. <increase by 6 st, 22 bobbles>
Row 30: Repeat Row 28. < increase by 4 st>
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in st at base of ch, sc 4, bobble, [sc 3, bobble] until 4 st before marker, sc 4, (sc, ch 1 (place st marker), sc) in marked space, 4 sc, bobble, [sc 3, bobble] until last st, sc 3, 2sc in the 2nd ch below, turn. <increase by 6 st, 40 bobbles>
Row 32: Repeat Row 28. <increase by 4 st>
Row 33: Ch 1, sc 8, bobble, [sc 7, bobble] until 9 st before marker, sc 9, bobble in marked st (move st marker up), sc 2, [sc 7, bobble] until last 8 st, sc 7, sc in the 2nd ch below, turn. <increase by 6 st, 21 bobbles >
Row 34: Repeat Row 28. <increase by 4 st>
Row 35 – 38: Repeat Row 3 4 times. <increase by 24 st>
Row 39: Ch 1, sc until marked st, ch 1, skip marked st (move st marker up), sc across, sc in ch below. <no increase>
Repeat Rows 28 to 39 with contrast color B.
Repeat Rows 28 to 39 with contrast color C.
Repeat Rows 28 to 39 with contrast color D.
You are done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your shawl even prettier, help even your stitches and make the textures come out even more, wet block your project.
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.