I recently made the corner to corner (c2c) crochet shawl pictured above and as I was asked a few questions about it I thought I’d provide some details on how I made it. I love corner to corner crochet and the lovely textured crocheted fabric that it creates, and I was looking for a simple and relaxing shawl project that I could make in front of the TV in the evenings and this was perfect! If you use multi-coloured yarn too you get beautiful colour changes without having to change colours or sew in any ends. The shawl doesn’t even need edging either – its got to be one of the easiest crochet shawls to make!
The result is a large, squishy and very warm shawl, perfect for wrapping around your neck in cold weather or just throwing over your shoulders when you get chilly in the evenings…
This shawl is a great project for beginners to c2c crochet and if you haven’t tried the technique before a Guide to C2C Crochet can be found here. Its super easy to crochet c2c when you know how and this type of shawl is perfect for practising the technique!
I used Stylecraft Batik Swirl DK in ‘Highland’ (shade 3735). It comes in 200g yarn cakes and is 80% Premium Acrylic and 20% Wool. I wasn’t sure how much I would end up needing and as it turned out 1 yarn cake would of been enough….just! But as I wanted a large shawl which would drape over my shoulders easily I ended up purchasing another yarn cake and the final amount I used was 309g (including tassels).
I used a 4.5 mm hook.
Gauge and Finished Measurements
Gauge is 6 blocks by 6 blocks = 10 cm, but is not critical for this project.
The finished shawl measured 160 cm across with the 2 shorter diagonals being approx 102 cm in length (excluding tassels):
Making the Shawl (UK terms)
You only need to use the increase stitch for this shawl – this means you create a block (consisting of 3 chain and 3 treble crochet) and keep increasing by one block for every row until your shawl is the desired width. If you aren’t familiar with c2c crochet there is a photo tutorial below so you can get started. If you would like further information on the technique please click here for my Guide to C2C Crochet.
Row 1. Chain 6. Starting in 4th chain from hook (missed chains count as 3 chain-space) 3 treble crochet. 1 block made. Turn.
Row 2. 6 chain, starting in 4th chain from hook, 3 treble crochet (1st block made). [Slip stitch, 3 chain, 3 treble] into the 3 chain-space (2nd block made). 2 blocks. Turn.
Row 3 onwards: repeat the steps in Row 2 until your shawl is the desired width (I worked 60 rows).
Creating the Flat Edge
Once the shawl is the desired width you can choose to leave the edges jagged or you can create a flat edge like I did:
At the beginning of the final row chain 3, then 1 half-treble crochet in the next stitch and 1 double crochet in the top of the 3rd stitch. 1 double crochet into the chain space. This creates a point.
For the next block, 1 treble crochet in the first stitch stitch. Half-treble crochet in the 2nd stitch and 1 double crochet in the 3rd stitch. Double crochet into the chain space.
Repeat as per above to the last block on the row. In the side of the block and to finish the opposite point of the triangle – work 1 double crochet, 1 half-treble crochet and 1 treble crochet in to the 3-chain space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add Tassels (if desired)
- Cut fifty 30cm lengths of yarn for each tassel (I made 2).
- Fold the lengths of yarn in half and securely tie a long length of yarn around the fold, keep ends free to use for attaching to the shawl.
- Cut a long length of yarn and wrap it 4 times around to create the top section of the tassel, tie a double knot to secure, and using a tapestry needle thread the ends down into the centre of the tassel.
- Repeat once more.
- Trim the tassel to desired length and securely tie onto a shawl corner.
Ta-da! One finished shawl!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you feel inspired to make a c2c crochet shawl. If you do make one don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as I would love to see if this information has helped someone!