Easy Sweetheart Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

A fluffy dream of a shawl to wear, this lacy lightweight wrap couldn’t be easier to crochet. The Easy Sweetheart Shawl free crochet pattern is a perfect choice for beginning crocheters, and delightfully repetitive for more experienced crocheters. Everyone will be happy!

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red mesh shaped shawl on white dress form
closeup of neck detail on lacy red shawl

The sweetheart shape hugs the shoulders and falls in gentle curls to the front.

The free pattern below is written for the small size. It uses American crochet terminology. An ad-free pdf version of the pattern is available. It includes instructions for two sizes of shawl, and charted as well as written instructions.

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The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council Icon for 4 Medium Weight Yarn
two balls of raspberry colored yarn with a slight fuzz to it

The pattern calls for a lace-weight yarn. For the small size, you’ll need about 220 yards [201 m] in your favorite color.

lacy red heart-shaped shawl on top of lacy green heart-shaped shawl, flat lay

I’ve made this pattern three times, in three different yarns, and it turned out beautifully each time.
The smaller red version shown here used one ball of Rowan KidSilk Haze (70% mohair, 30% silk, .9 oz [25 g]/230 yds [210 m]) 1 ball color 682 Ruby.

The larger green version used Drops Kid-Silk (75% mohair, 25% silk, .9 oz [25 g]/230 yd [210 m]) 2 balls color #24 Petrol. The gold version pictured uses a yarn that is no longer available, but it is so pretty I wanted to show it off!

gold mesh lace shawl shown on dress form

Easy Sweetheart Shawl Pattern

Pattern Notes

You will need all of one ball of yarn for the small size. If you think you won’t have enough yarn to complete the last row, simply end the pattern stitch at the end of a row, leaving enough yarn for one row, then work the Final Row.

You may find it helpful to place a marker on each end of Row 4, then move it up every other row as you work to remind yourself to make increases on that row.

Abbreviations

ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side

Instructions

Ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2 throughout), [hdc in ring, ch 2] 2 times, hdc in ring, turn—3 ch-2 spaces. Place marker in center ch-space and move it up each row.


Row 2: Ch 4, [hdc, ch 2] 2 times in each ch-space across, hdc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4, turn—7 ch-2 spaces.


Row 3: Ch 4, [hdc, ch 2] in each space to marked center space, [hdc, ch 2] 2 times in marked space, [hdc, ch 2] in each space across, hdc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4, turn—2 spaces increased.


Row 4: Ch 4, [hdc, ch 2] 2 times in first space, [hdc, ch 2] in each space to center marked space, [hdc, ch 2] 2 times in marked space, [hdc, ch 2] in each space to last space, [hdc, ch 2] 2 times in last space, hdc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, turn—4 spaces increased.


If desired, place a marker in the first and last space of this row as described in Pattern Notes.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 fourteen times, or until piece measures desired size.


Final row: Ch 4, [sc in next space, ch 4] in each space to marked center space, (sc, ch 4) 2 times in marked space, [sc in next space, ch 4] in each space to end, sc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block.

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