The easy rectangular crochet shawl pattern has been in the works for a while. The concept is to have a combination of class, lace, and texture and still retain the main purpose of styling this beautiful crochet shawl in different ways.
How do you wear your crochet rectangular shawls?
Crochet rectangular shawls are such a delight to style as the shape remains uniform throughout. This has taken care of any bulkiness in crochet triangular shawls.
I love when I can style and wear my crochet shawls in different ways. This rectangular crochet shawl is no different. Thus, the name convertible crochet shawl pattern.
As with all my convertible crochet designs, there is no limit to how many ways you can style them. The design, in this case, this rectangular crochet shawl would be the one to speak for itself.
I have styled this rectangular crochet shawl in the following ways-
- As a poncho – can you believe a crochet shawl is being worn as a poncho?
- As a shawl – which can have the lace details in the front or at the back.
- As a neck warmer – this option comes in handy on days that it’s chilly and I need to layer up.
Let me know what other ways you intend to style your own version of this Brava convertible crochet rectangular shawl.
When you do make your own versions, do tag me on my social medial handles so I can see your interpretation of this free crochet shawl pattern.
Yarn suggestions for this crochet shawl pattern
The type of yarn for this scarf would largely depend on your main purpose for this shawl. This prototype was made using worsted weight yarn which is also known as Aran by some. This is a #4 yarn.
If you want a lightweight finished shawl, you might want to use a DK (#3) weight yarn.
For a super bulky shawl which would also work up pretty quickly, a #5 can be substituted.
For a superlight shawl, you can substitute with a #2 weight yarn.
Do bear in mind that whatever substitution you are making, would affect the finished measurements as this prototype was made and tested using a #4 yarn. You can either increase or reduce your starting chain. and also increase or reduce the repeats in the pattern.
About this crochet shawl pattern
This easy crochet shawl pattern was inspired by my previous use of this crochet stitch. The diaphanous beanie and cowl were the first set made using the same stitch as this one in this shawl.
The simple beach dress also uses similar stitches.
Lulu oversized top and the wide sleeves crochet tops also use similar stitches as this shawl.
Since you love this easy crochet rectangular shawl pattern, you might also love the following rectangular shawls on my blog.
Materials needed to make this easy crochet shawl
Estimated Yardage – 900 yards
Gauge – 14 stitches over 12 rows = 4″ x 4″ before blocking. Made in hdc.
Hook and other Materials
5 mm Crochet Hook
Snap Buttons – 2 -3 pieces, 14mm each (this is optional, only needed if you are going to style your shawl as a poncho)
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Abbreviations used in this easy crochet rectangular shawl pattern include –
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Terms – US Terminology
23 by 78”
Middle lace section = 36 by 23”
V stitch – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch.
Shell – 5 dc in indicated stitch
Gauge – Gauge isn’t important for this project.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar to #4, Worsted weight yarn can be substituted.
- Chains at the beginning of the rows count as a stitch unless stated otherwise.
- Stitches between  are meant to be skipped.
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Instructions for this rectangular crochet shawl pattern
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. 81sc
Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, V stitch in next, ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, V stitch in next, ch 3, repeat from* to last 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 16 ch 3 sp/8 V st/25 dc
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 4, 5 dc in ch 1 space, ch 4, *skip next chs and first dc, dc in next st, ch 4, skip next dc and ch sp, 5 dc in ch 1 space, ch 4 repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 16 ch 4 sp/8 shell/11 dc
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 4, skip next ch sp, dc in next 5 sts, *ch 7, skip next [ch 4 sp, next dc and ch 4 sp], dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 4, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 9 ch sp/44 dc
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch 4 sp and first dc, dc in next 3 sts, skip next dc, ch 3, *V stitch in 4th chain, ch 3, skip remaining chs and next dc, dc in next 3 sts, skip next dc, ch 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn.16 ch 3 sp/7 V st/28 dc
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 4, skip next ch 3 sp and first dc, dc in middle st, skip next dc and ch 3 sp, *ch 4, 5 dc in ch 1 space, ch 4, skip first dc, dc in middle st, skip next dc and ch 3 sp, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 4, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 16 ch 4 sps/7 shell/12 dc
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 7, skip next [ch 4 sp, dc and next ch 4 sp], *dc in next 5 sts, ch 7, skip next [ch 4 sp, dc and next ch 4 sp], repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 8 ch 7 sp/39 dc
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, V stitch in 4th chain, ch 3, *skip next chs and first dc, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip last dc, V stitch in 4th chain, ch 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn. 16 ch 3 sp/8 V st/25 dc
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 4
Repeat Rows 5 to 10, ten more times.
Next, Repeat Rows 5
Photo Credits – @CharFlippo @FiberArrangements, both ladies help with this pattern Test.
Note – You can change colors at any point but make the color change in Row 7
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, aim for 2 hdc in each ch sp and 3 hdc in last ch sp, turn. 81 hdc
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 here and throughout), skip next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn. 41 dc, 40 ch sps
Row 3: Ch 4, skip next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch sp, rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn. 41 dc, 40 ch sps
Rows 4 – 31: Repeat row 3.
Join yarn with a sl st to the beginning of the foundation chain, repeat rows 2 – 31 as with section 2.
Crocheting across the long edge
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc across, aim for 2 hdc in each ch sp, leave the remaining 3 sides.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.
Join yarn with a sl st to the other long edge
Repeat as above.
You can skip this step if you do not want to style yours as a poncho
1. Fold the scarf lengthwise into 2
2. Measure 10 – 12” away from the middle
3. Place a stitch marker at this point.
4. Sew snap buttons at 5” intervals on either side.
5. Repeat step 4, two more times.
Fasten off, sew in ends
Block your scarf.
How to style
As a scarf
As a poncho
As a neck warmer.
I hope you have had fun making this easy convertible rectangular shawl? I would love to see your beautiful versions of this pattern.