Traditional Granny Stitch Crochet Shawl

A traditional project that’s perfect for any occasion.

Skill | Easy
Finished Size | 64″ wide; 32″ long


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a mindful make, you’re in the right place. Our traditional granny stitch crochet shawl has a simple and relaxing repeat that lets you tune out and enjoy the process.

With this project you’ll learn the basic skills necessary to crochet a triangular shaped shawl that’s worked outward from the mid-point. You only use one main stitch (the double crochet) and a few increases at each point to increase the size every row. Use the yarn we recommend or whatever medium or bulky weight yarn you have on hand. Since the size is determined by how many rows you add to the shawl, yarn substitution is quite easy! Just choose an appropriate hook for the yarn you want to use and follow the repeat until it’s as large as you want it to be.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our traditional granny stitch crochet shawl step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 575 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn (Colorway pictured: Celestial)
  • 8 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Rep Repeat
  • Slst Slip Stitch
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

64″ wide; 32″ long


3 groups of 3 dc and 5.5 rows = 3.75″
worked in stitch pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1 : Ch 4. Join with a slst to 1st ch to form a ring. Ch 3. 3 dc in center of ring. Ch 2. 4 dc in center of ring. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in same st as ch. Ch 1. In next ch-2 sp [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc]. Ch 1. 4 dc in 3rd turning ch. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 3: 3 dc in same st as ch. *Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to ch-2 sp. In ch-2 sp, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc]. **Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from ** to last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 4 dc in 3rd turning ch. Ch 3 and turn.

Repeat: Rep last row until work measures approx 64” wide.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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