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29 Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

These free knitting patterns for shawls range from beginner-friendly to intermediate lace patterns, and they are all so lovely!

By: Melissa Conner, Editor,
24 Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

We've put together this collection of free shawl knitting patterns for those days when you want to be extra prepared for warmth and comfort. These simple and fun knitting patterns are great for crafters of all skill levels, and having a shawl on hand is a smart move for those of us who live where the weather outside is frightful sometimes.

There's nothing that beautifies an ensemble like a lovely and lacy shawl...and this Stella Luna Lace Shawl would make the perfect addition to a classy outfit.  Light and airy, this shawl could be worn at summer weddings and dinner parties and is also great for keeping in the office in case there's a slight chill in the air after lunch.

If you've been hunting around for the perfect year-round shawl, you've found your destination.  These knit shawl patterns are great for summer and winter and everything in between!  So grab those needles and let's get to work!

Free Shawl Knitting Patterns for Beginners

If you're new to knitting and just getting your feet wet with your first shawl, give these patterns a try! These gorgeous patterns feature bulky yarn and easy stitches so they'll work up quickly. Don't be discouraged by the size of these knitting patterns! Even if you're a beginner, you can make these projects easily.

  • Quick and Easy Shawl

    Knit a quick and easy yet elegant shawl to wrap up in the evenings. This free shawl knitting pattern from Patons is easy enough for beginners.

  • Big Beginner Knit Shawl - Scarf

    This is maybe the easiest shawl pattern for knitters out there. Great for beginners, it is done in basic stitches and made with bulky yarn, so it works up quickly!

Free Lace Shawl Knitting Patterns

Lace shawls are some of the most beautiful knitting patterns out there, and you can learn how to make one yourself with some of the beautiful patterns listed below! These projects will take concentration and they'll take more time to work up than some of the other projects in this collection, but the end results are so worth it.

  • Emily's Circular Lace Shawl

    This round knit shawl is perfect for any season.  Use it to add color to a tee shirt and jeans or a nice dress ensemble.

  • StellaLuna Knit Lace Shawl Pattern

    This beautiful free knitting pattern will remind you of the Victorian era. Throw it over a fancy dress and head out the door to a party or wedding.

  • Easy Lace Shawl

    This lace shawl knitting pattern creates a pretty wrap for the colder months. The pattern is quick and easy, requiring no seaming, but looks impressive.

  • A Time of Rain

    This elegant pattern is done in pale blue yarn with raindrop-like stitches for the perfect April shawl.

  • Ashes of Roses

    Feast your eyes! This gorgeous project as some of the most beautiful stitch work you will see in this collection. Not for the faint of heart!

  • Xcellent Shawl

    The deep pink yarn featured in this pattern makes this project such a lovely and feminine accessory.

  • Lace for Mom

    The name says it all! Learn how to knit the lace motif seen here and create an accessory mom will adore for years to come.

  • Hike to Marion Falls

    Need a comfortable added layer for that early morning hike? This beautiful project will add so much aestheticism to your stroll through nature.

Knitted Shawl Patterns: Triangle

Triangle shawls are so cozy and lovely. They're great for new knitters to practice increases and decreases, and they're just so cozy! If you're looking for patterns with this particular shape, consider any of the options below.

  • Knotted Lace Triangle Shawl

    This is an easy and fun knit shawl pattern for beginners.  Best of all, you can make it with one ball of yarn!

  • Easy Cranberry Shawl Knitting Pattern

    This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even.

  • Triangle Squared

    This is a great way to make a triangle shawl! The square motifs and beautiful border give this project a stunning patchwork look.

  • Mockingcable Shawl

    This skinny triangle shawl is easy and lovely, the perfect neutral accessory.

  • Candy Shawl

    Use only two skeins of yarn and basic knit and mesh stitches to complete this cozy project.

  • Revenge of the Kea

    FIERCE. Knit a shawl with the word revenge in the title for your next accessory. The red accents give this project a feathered style.

  • Just Meshing Around

    This knit shawl pattern is lightly knit with a worsted weight yarn so you can wear it in summer or layer it with more clothing for the cooler months.

  • Easiest Ever Triangle Wrap Pattern

    This light and airy, easy triangle wrap can be worn like a scarf, small shawlette or simple cover-up.

More Free Easy Knitted Shawl Patterns

Looking for more free shawl knitting patterns? Below, we have more options for you to peruse! Some of them have lovely motifs you'll be excited to try, and others come in unique shapes that drape in beautiful ways. No matter your style, you're sure to find a patterns to love in this collection.

  • Knit Moebius Wrap

    This project is AWESOME because you don't have to worry about those flailing ends! Just like with an infinity scarf, this project is super easy to wear because it drapes around you so nicely and you don't have to hold it in place or tie anything.

  • Princess Shawl

    This beautiful Princess Shawl from Red Heart Yarn was inspired by Princess Kate, who was seen wearing one very similar.  A knitted shawl is a great fashion staple, as it's great to wear year round and can easily be dressed up or dressed down.

  • Wavy and Warm Winter Shawl

    If you're working on Christmas gifts for your loved ones, you need to get started now! This wonderful shawl is the perfect item to keep cozy during the long winter.

  • Fae la Verte

    Love bold colors? This pretty shawl will add oomph to your wardrobe! The variegated yarn is a wonderful touch.

  • Autumn Leaves Shawl

    Dress up your attire with this lovely project. It drapes nicely and will add so much to your life.

  • Fractal Wing Shawl

    Check out the shape of this project! This is an awesome idea for making a simply lovely new accessory.

  • Prairie Knit Shawl Pattern

    Embrace your inner country sweetheart with this pretty pattern. Made from blue and white yarn, this project is the new accessory you need!

  • Knit Pear Sorbet Shawlette

    Sure, free knitted shawl patterns are great, but shawlette's are even better. This shrunken shawl is the perfect complement to any outfit.

  • Skylark Knit Shawl Pattern

    Soar above the rest style-wise, when you knit and purl this stunning shawl that features a sunset of colors.

Loom Knit Shawl

  • Three Seasons Shawl

    Great for spring, fall, or winter, you will enjoy knitting and wearing this soft, luxurious shawl.

Do you prefer triangle shawls or rectangular ones? Why?

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