Seaside shawl main image, shows shawl being held up in the air to display the uniquely tapered triangle shape that can be worn in many ways

Seaside Shawl Crochet Pattern

Introducing: the Seaside Shawl — free crochet pattern

Protect yourself from the sun in style with the Seaside Shawl crochet pattern! This convertible summer shawl transitions perfectly from hot days at the beach to cool summer evenings. The unique triangle shape of the shawl can be worn as a sarong, scarf, or even a top. Simple shaping and details make this shawl a great project for beginners.

The unique triangle shape of the shawl can be worn as a sarong, scarf, or even a top.  Simple shaping and details make this set a great project for beginners.

Check out the Seaside Sun Hat for a coordinating set!

Seaside shawl being worn with the seaside sun hat in front of water.  Model is wearing the shawl over her shoulders in a traditional style.  This shawl is convertible and this is just one of the many ways to wear it
Seaside shawl main image, shows shawl being held up in the air to display the uniquely tapered triangle shape that can be worn in many ways

Available as a free pattern, a printable PDF on Ravelry and Etsy, and as a kit alongside the Seaside Sun Hat with Lion Brand Yarn.

Scroll down to access the free pattern, shop the kits, or continue reading to learn a bit about the design and some pointers to help you out!

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Seaside Crochet Shawl Design

When I decided to make the Seaside Crochet Shawl, I knew the I wanted it to be worn in a variety of ways. I love those multi use items in my wardrobe that can be a scarf, sarong, coverup, or even a top if you want to get creative!

I also wanted to be sure that this project was easy enough for beginners but had some cute little details to keep it interesting.

This shawl is uniquely shaped, almost like a V that is wider in the center and tapers out towards the edges. This means that when you tie it, there isn’t too much bulk at the knot and the center is still wide enough to keep you covered!

If you are interested in making the Seaside Sun Hat as well, check out that pattern HERE.

Seaside crochet shawl being worn at the beach as a sarong swimsuit coverup

Yarn and Materials

The yarn that I used for this crochet shawl is Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. I love that this yarn is made out of mercerized cotton which gives a more durable feel, subtle sheen, and makes it so it never splits in your crochet hook! I think its a great summer yarn that can be used for a wide range of items.

I will note, 24/7 Cotton is not super soft and cozy. That is part of what makes it great for this summer shawl/coverup. If you want a cozier, soft yarn you might want to check out some of my recommendations below!

If you are interested in using the same yarn that I used, you might want to shop the kit with Lion Brand Yarn. The kit contains all the yarn needed to make this shawl and the matching Seaside Sun Hat with a ‘free’ printable PDF copy of the pattern. The kit itself is just the price of the yarn and anything additional you might need to add in like hooks, needles, etc.

If you are interested in using another yarn, I have some of my favorites that I think would work as great substitutes below!

Yarn Substitutions

  • Cotton-Ease by Lion Brand: This yarn is back for a limited time from the LB ‘vault’. I love this easy care acrylic cotton blend and was bummed when they discontinued it a few years back. I hope this new version stays around for a while!
  • Pima Cotton from Lion Brand: I love pima cotton because it is a bit softer and lighter weight that regular cotton. This is a good option if you want a softer version than 24/7 Cotton!
  • Mako Cotton by LB Collection: Forever a favorite, this Mako Cotton is amazingly soft and luxurious. Bonus: it definitely won’t split in your hook because of it’s chain style construction!
  • Chainette from LB Collection: This is a great yarn if you wanted to make a colder weather shawl. This yarn is so soft and light, it would make a very luxurious shawl!
  • Comfy Cotton and Comfy Color Mist from KnitPicks: Two more great pima cotton options, Comfy Cotton is the solid version and Comfy Color Mist has some speckles. These are great yarns I have tons of this in my yarn stash!
  • Swish Worsted from Knitpicks: This yarn is a great, all around, good for everything merino wool! This would be a great colder weather yarn if you were looking for something higher end but still affordable!

As always, be sure to gauge swatch, especially when substituting yarn. Small differences in gauge can lead to large changes in the size of the finished item!

Seaside crochet sun hat and sarong being worn together as protection from the sun at the beach

Seaside Shawl Crochet Pattern

© ORIGINALLY LOVELY 2021

This pattern and photographs of this garment are property of Kaitlin Barthold of Originally Lovely. This pattern, photos, and design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only. All commercial use is strictly prohibited. You may not reproduce or distribute this pattern under any circumstances.

The free version of this pattern must be viewed from the webpage.

Shop the Seaside Shawl and Sun Hat kit with Lion Brand Yarn HERE

To purchase an ad-free, printable PDF of the Seaside Shawl on Ravelry, CLICK HERE

To purchase an ad-free, printable PDF of the Seaside Shawl on Etsy, CLICK HERE

Skill Level

Easy +

Materials

4 skeins / 744 yards (680 meters) Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (shown in Coffee Beans)

Size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook >> (my favorite affordable hook set linked here)

Removable stitch markers

Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Seaside convertible crochet shawl being worn as a swimsuit coverup at the beach.  Model holds the seaside sun hat at her side

Notes

  • Turning chain sts will not count as the first st of the row.
  • You will place a M at the center point of each row. When you come to this M on the next row, remove it and replace as directed.

Finished Dimensions

This pattern makes a uniquely shaped triangle shawl that is 7’ long from corner to corner and 27” wide at the thickest point.

Gauge

11 sts and 16 rows = 4” in single crochet

Abbreviations

This pattern is written using U.S. English terminology.

[ ] = work instructions in brackets as many times as directed

Beg = beginning

Cable st = (cable stitch, also denoted as 3-dc cross over) skip the next st, DC in the next 2 sts, working over the 2DCs, YO and insert hook into the skipped st, pull up a loop to the height of the DC sts, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through final 2 loops. This will create a long DC that stretches around the first 2DC sts worked.

Cable dec = (cable stitch decrease) skip the next st, work a DC in the next st until 2 loops remain, keeping these 2 loops on your hook, work another DC into the next st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all three loops on hook. Then, work a long DC into the skipped st as done in a normal cable st. (one stitch decreased).

Ch = chain stitch

DC = double crochet

Inc = (increase) Work 2 single crochet stitches into the next st to increase

M = marker

MR = magic ring

PM = place marker

Rd = round

SC = single crochet

SC3tog = (single crochet 3 together) pull up one loop in each of the next 3 sts, YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook. (2 stitches decreased).

Slst = slipped stitch

St = stitch

Sts = stitches

Seaside shawl being worn over shoulders shown from the back to show the simple eyelet detailing

Seaside Shawl Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Ch 218. Beg in the 3rd ch from hook and working into the bar behind the ch, SC3tog, SC 104, inc, PM, inc, SC to last 3, SC3tog. Ch2 and turn. [216 sts].

2: SC3tog, SC to 1 before M, inc, PM, inc, SC to last 3, SC3tog. Ch2 and turn. [214 sts].

3: as row 2. Ch3 and turn. [212 sts].

4: cable dec, cable dec, cable st to M, ch1, PM, ch1, cable st to last 6, cable dec, cable dec. [210 sts].

5-9: as 2. Ch3 and turn on last row. [200 sts].

10: as 4. [198 sts].

11-24: as 2. Ch3 and turn on the last row. [170 sts].

25-45: as rows 4-24. [128 sts].

46-52: as rows 4-10. [114 sts].

53-55: as row 2. Ch1 and turn on last row. [108 sts].

56: slst to 1 before M, slst, ch1.

Turn sideways and continue working down the edge of your work, working 1 slst in each SC row and 2 slst in each DC row. Cut yarn leaving a tail to weave in.

Slst along the other edge of your work in this same way. Cut yarn leaving a tail to weave in.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Block by soaking in warm water and laying flat to dry.
Enjoy!

For questions, please email kaitlin@originallylovely.com or comment below!

I’d love to see your finished work! Share on social media using the hashtag #originallylovely or by tagging @originally.lovely on Instagram!

Seaside shawl and sun hat wrapped around model as protection from the sun.  Model stands to the side and smiles at the camera

Looking for other easy crochet patterns? Check out the Cove Tote, the Perfect Crochet T-Shirt, or the matching Seaside Sun Hat!

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