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Crochet Angel Shawl

By: Kristin Omdahl
Updated April 06, 2021

If you're looking for a simple shawl crochet pattern, try this crochet angel shawl by Kristin Omdahl! It's light and simple, a wonderful summer crochet shawl.

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Crochet Angel Shawl
Finished size: 72" x 26" not including fringe


  • 650 yards of light worsted weight yarn, sample shown in Henry's Attic Prime Alpaca
  • 120 yards of assorted ribbons or yarn for fringe
  • Crochet hook K (6.5mm)
  • Tapestry Needle

Special Stitch Glossary:
Sc-tbl: sc into back loop only
Dtr (double treble): Wrap the yarn over the hook 3 times and insert the hook into the work (or sixth chain from hook). *Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw it through 2 loops.* Repeat from * to * 3 times to complete the triple treble. *RV=5

Note: all stitches are worked through back loop only.

  1. Row 1: Ch 11 sts, turn, sc into second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (10 sc)
  2. Row 2: ch1, 2sc in each sc across, turn. (20 sc)
  3. Row 3: ch1, sc in each sc across, turn. (20 sc)
  4. Row 4: ch5 (counts as first dtr, skip first st, dtr in each st across, turn. (20 dtr)
  5. Row 5: ch1, sc in each st across, turn. (20 sc)
  6. Row 6: ch1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn. (40 sc)
  7. Row 7: repeat row 4, turn. (40 dtr)
  8. **Row 8 - 10: repeat rows 3, 3, 4 (40 sts)
  9. Row 11 - 13: repeat 2 - 4 (80 sts)
  10. Row 14 - 16:repeat rows 3, 3, 4 (80 sts)
  11. Row 17 - 19: repeat rows 3, 3, 4 (80 sts)
  12. Row 20 - 22: repeat rows 3, 3, 4
  13. Row 23 - 25: repeat rows 2 - 4 (160 sts)
  14. Row 26 - 40: repeat rows 20 - 22 (five times)
  15. Row 41: repeat row 2 (320 sts)
  16. Row 42: ch1, sc, *ch9, skip 3 sts, sc*, repeat from * to * to end.
  17. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
  18. Wash the shawl by hand in baby shampoo. Blot dry and block to desired finished size.
  19. Using the 120 yards of ribbon, cut into 12" lengths. Use 5 or 6 pieces for each ch9 space and attach fringe using a slip knot.

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This shawl is a mixed media piece and that makes it too cool! The use of ribbon, yarn fringe and maybe even strips of lace comprise the fringe you see. The alpaca yarn is luscious and the finished piece requires you to wash in baby shampoo to then block it. She looks great wearing it!

This is a beautiful shawl. I think it will be fairly easy to make. It would be a really nice gift but I may just want it for myself. I don't think I'd use ribbon. It would make a big difference what kind of ribbon to use. I wouldn't go to all the work to have a ribbon that unravels or shreds. It would be nice with a fine fluffy yarn fringe, don't you think?

Really an angel because it is so light, so immaculate and easy to manager. This is probably the easiest shawl to make so far. Will also look great in deep solid colors. Perfect for the warmer months as it will just provide enough cover.

This is a beautiful shawl, I can't wait to make. I think I'll skip the ribbon for the fringe and use yarn instead. Anyone else done this? I'm not to sure how the ribbon would wash up and stay fresh looking? It will be a great spring night crochet project for me.. Thank you for the free pattern..

What does the abbreviation RV=5 mean? Thanks

I have wondered myself what that meant. I finally found it explained under Kristin's (the pattern designer) website. RV=5 means the row value of that stitch is equivalent to 5 rows of single crochet.

I am hoping to start this over the weekend. I can't wait. Thanks

The 'special stitches' section say -- Sc-tbl -- I don't see that in this pattern at all - ?? The rows only indicat 'sc' or 'dtr' - ??

No the pattern does not use this special stitches Sc-tb. lt means single crochet into the back loop only.

WOW! Beautiful!

Lovely! Thank you for the pattern.


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