South Hampton Shawl Easy Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

The South Hampton shawl is a beginner-friendly granny stitch triangle shawl pattern.  This easy crochet pattern is made with basic crochet stitches and is the perfect project for on-the-go or chilling out and binging your favourite show.

I designed this triangle shawl pattern to remove all that extra fabric in the middle of the shawl that makes you feel claustrophobic or uncomfortable.  This way, the shawl lays flatter across the chest while being cooler and more comfortable to wear in warmer weather.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, the South Hampton shawl is a relaxing project that you’ll be proud to wear.

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woman on a beach wearing a shawl on her shoulders made with this free triangle shawl crochet pattern

Thanks to King Cole for supplying me with this yarn to make my triangular shawl pattern so that I could participate in their Summer Extravaganza Finesse Cotton Silk DK Mini Make Along.

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How to Crochet This Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

​This easy pattern is worked from the top of the shawl down to the point of the shawl.  It has a simple row repeat and we are going to use four different colors to give this beautiful shawl some added visual interest.

The simple construction and simple stitches let the beauty of the yarn shine. The double crochet stitches make this look like a lacy shawl.  If you have made basic granny squares, you can make this lightweight shawl.

Where most triangle scarves or shawls start with a magic ring or chain ring and a small amount of stitches, we will start with a longer foundation chain.  We do this in order to skip multiple rows of the pattern that you would see in other shawl patterns so that we have less fabric in the center of the shawl.

Smiling woman on the beach wearing the South Hampton Shawl

Ways to Customize This Shawl

This easy crochet triangle shawl pattern is easy enough for even a beginner crocheter to customize. Omit the color changes to make your shawl all one colour, add or omit more rows to adjust the size of your shawl or play with color by using more or less yarn colors to customize your piece.

You can also change up your yarn weight and hook size to use up yarn in your stash as well.But keep in mind, that using a different weight yarn will change the amount of yarn needed to achieve a shawl of the samd size.

Why Does My Shawl Have a Triangle Cut-Out of the Center?

This triangle scarf / shawl was designed to be more comfortable and functional.  I hate putting on a shawl to have a ton of fabric up close to my neck.  When the fabric is on the front, it feels suffocating.  When that fabric is on the back, it is uncomfortable.  

Frankly, it’s the reason why I don’t wear or make a lot of shawls.  I just can’t see the reason to spend hours making something that I’m not comfortable wearing. So I set out to fix this problem.  

This cut-out I’ve designed into this simple crochet triangle shawl pattern eliminates that additional fabric helping it to lay flatter on your body and thus, be more comfortable.  

woman on a beach holding a shawl made with this free pattern behind her

About the Yarn

For this project, I used King Cole Finesse Cotton Silk yarn which is a fantastic yarn for this time of year.  It’s cool, light weight and has a beautiful heathering throughout that gives this easy crochet shawl pattern some beautiful depth and texture.  It’s comprised of 77% cotton and 33% silk and this soft yarn is perfect for next to skin wearing.

Each skein of yarn is 50g so you’ll need a total of 7 balls to make this shawl.  King Cole Finesse Cotton Silk yarn is available at your local yarn store or at 

Care Instructions: If you make this shawl with Finesse Cotton Silk DK yarn, here are the care instructions: It must be hand washed (30C) and dry flat.  Do not iron, bleach of tumble dry.


Feel free to sell the finished product created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog:  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

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Skill Level:

  • Easy


  • US terms


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  • CH(s) = Chain(s)

  • CH SP(s) = Chain Space(s)

  • DC(s) = Double Crochet(s)

  • FO = Finish Off

  • PM = Place Marker

  • SK = Skip

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • SP = Space

  • ST(S) = Stitch(es)

  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitches & Techniques: 

  • Cluster (CL): Work 3 DC STs in the same space or stitch.

Finished Size:

  • 64” wingspan, 30.5” deep


  • 7 3DC Clusters x 15 rows = 6 inches


  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project and the size of your shawl.

  • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

  • This pattern is worked in turned rows.

  • CH 3 at the beginning of a row count as the first DC stitch.

  • Colour changes are executed using the last yarn over of the last stitch before the colour change takes place.

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South Hampton Shawl Easy Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

smiling woman on a beach wearing a crochet wrap made with this free pattern

Using Colour A, CH 156.

Row 1: DC 3 in 6th CH from the hook (skipped 5 CHs count as first DC and 2 skipped CHs), *SK 2 CHs, DC 3 in the next CH (CL made), rep from * until 3 CHs remain.  SK 2 CHs, DC in last CH. (50 CL, 2 DC)  

Row 2: CH 3 and turn. Work 2 DC in the SP between 1st DC and the first CL from the previous row, *CL in the SP between the next 2 CL’s from the previous row; rep from * 23 more times, work (CL, CH 1, CL) between next 2 CL’s. PM in the CH 1 SP, CL between each CL until 1 CL remains. 2 DC between last CL and last ST, DC in the last ST. (50 CL, 6 DC)

Row 3: CH 3 and turn. 2 DC in the first ST, SK 2 STs, *CL in the SP between the next 2 CL from the previous row, rep from * until marked CH SP, (CL, CH 1, CL) in the marked SP. PM in the CH 1 SP.  CL between each CL until 3 DC remain. SK 2 STs, 3 DC in last ST.

Rows 4 – 8: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B

Rows 9 – 10: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour C

Rows 11 – 12: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour D

Rows 13 – 18: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour C

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Rows 19 – 20: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B

Rows 21 – 22: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A

Rows 23 – 29: Repeat Row 3.

FO and weave in ends. Block if desired.

That’s it! I hope that you loved making this free crochet triangle shawl pattern!

The great thing about this shawl is that there are multiple ways that you can wear it. I hope that the photos I have shared in this blog post have given you some inspiration for how to style your own South Hampton shawl.

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