One Skein Crochet “Boho Shawl” Pattern

One Skein Scarf Shawl Crochet PatternIf you have read my blog for a while, you know that I love quick crochet and knitting projects. This shawl fits the bill as it’s made with only one gorgeous skein of yarn (yes!), and I finished it in a day. The knit shawl that I made last year ( you can see it HERE ) has been pretty popular, so I thought it would be fun to make something crocheted that was similar.  This crocheted shawl / scarf/ shawlette is made entirely with double crochet stitches and some simple decreases at the end of the rows.  It’s very easy but it’s got a striking appearance thanks to the yarn!

Easy Shawl In A Ball Crochet Scarf or Shawl

I’ve only used self striping yarn a handful of times and it was such a treat to try it again.

 This is a new cotton blend yarn from Lion Brand called “Shawl in A Ball”.  It is a shawl in a ball indeed, and I imagine it could be called “Things in a Skein”. 😉  You could probably get some boot cuffs and a hat out of this skein.  Maybe even a headband and scarf out of a skein! Making this shawl with this yarn was kind of like opening an Easter egg as I was surprised by the new beautiful colors emerging the further I got into it. 😉  It is super soft and the cotton blend makes it perfect for the warmer temperatures.

One SkeinDouble Crochet Shawl Pattern

The colors scream nature to me, and have an earthy, dare I say “hippy” look.  This is a small shawl, almost a “shawlette” you could say. It could be used as a shawl, scarf, or funky wrap.  If you don’t want the tassels and just want a larger shawl, just continue the pattern below until you run out of yarn. Don’t save any for the tassels, and you will have yourself a larger shawl.

One Skein Back of Shawl Crochet Pattern

You will need:

Size H 5.00 mm Crochet Hook

One skein Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in the color “Peaceful Earth” – or comparable worsted weight yarn  (There is 518 yards of yarn in this skein!)


Tapestry needle to weave in ends


Dc – double crochet

Ch – chain


Size: Approximately 50″ at longest point, 15″ wide (not including tassels)

If you know how to double crochet, this pattern will be a breeze!

If you don’t know how to double crochet, check out how to do it HERE from the Craft Yarn Council.

You will however at the end of each row make a decrease.  Check out how to do it with this great picture tutorial from the Craft Yarn Council HERE.

Boho Fringe Shawl Pattern:

Chain 125

Row 1 In the 4th ch from hook, work a dc . dc in each chain across.

Row 2 Ch 3, turn. (Counts as a dc). Skip first stitch and work a dc in each dc space across row.  Decrease one time at last two stitches.   (See how to decrease in double crochet HERE from Craft Yarn Council)

Row 3-24   Repeat row 2.

At end of final row 24, tie off, weave in ends.

Easy Shawl Double Crochet Pattern
The decrease at the end of each row gives the sides of the shawl this sloped shape. Your original chain is the longest part of the shawl, and it slowly becomes shorter toward the bottom with the decreases.


Cut yarn into lengths of 21 inches long.  Holding three together, fold in half. Place folded half through stitch, pull through ends to make tassel on bottom edge of shawl.  Repeat this along bottom, placing tassels 4 stitches apart.

That should use up all of your yarn!  If your gauge is different than mine, you may have more or less yarn.  Be sure to plan out your tassels before you cut and attach them to the bottom. You want to make sure you have them spaced evenly!

One Skein Easy Crochet Free Pattern Scarf

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fringed crochet shawl pattern!

Do you like the fringe trend going on these days?

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**Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions (crazy or not) are 100% my own.


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  1. I have never used this type of yarn before, shawl in a ball. Do I wind the yarn into a ball? I found the beginning on the outside, or can I just begin with that start and have it toss and turn as I go?

    1. Hi Cherrie! I didn’t roll mine into a ball, but you certainly could. I guess I just let mine toss and turn as I worked!

  2. I finished the shawl part and it was much smaller than the dimensions you gave. You didn’t mention blocking. Before I frog the whole thing and start over, can you tell me whether you blocked the shawl, and if not, what my gauge should be to get my shawl as wide as yours? I’m larger than you are, so I need the width and I would like it to be at least the 15 inches long that you got. If I measure after chaining, should that be 50″? If there are 121 chain stitches (125-4) in 50″, that would only be 2.42 stitches per inch. That doesn’t seem right, as delicate as this yarn is. Mine is about 37″ wide if I stretch it, and about 12″ long if I stretch it gently. Since there is not a lot of weight to it, I can’t see it stretching a lot, or does it?

    1. Hi Sharon,
      I will try to help you figure this out. So yes, your chain should be 50″ long if you follow the pattern. I’m not sure what could have happened that yours is 37″? I just got my shawl out and it measures the 50″ and when I stretch it the chain it is actually close to 52″. I did not block the shawl at all. I’m assuming you used the Size H 5.0 hook that’s listed here? So the gauge is right because the double crochet stitches you can see have space in between. Of course by making it wider you will not have as much yarn to make your length the same as mine. You could always pass on adding the fringe and use that yarn to get more length so it’s more like a shawl than a scarf.

      1. Thanks. I will frog it and try using a bigger hook. I used a 5 mm hook, but I guess my stitches must have been tighter. Thank you for your reply.

      2. Hi. I’m loving this pattern and the yarn, but mine is also smaller – 39 inches instead of 50 and the rest will be around 12 inches. I purposely didn’t chain too tight so no idea why I have such a difference. I’m going to make another and see if I can increase it.

        1. Hmmm how strange! Definitely try to go up a hook size or two. I’m not sure what might be happening. Hope you can get it to work!

          1. I’m on my second one. I did my chains extremely loose and on a 5.5mm. Still couldn’t get anywhere near the right length. I ended up chaining 150 and it’s looking ok. I will probaylose some on the width though.

  3. Your instructions say to dc in each dc across, but looking at the picture it looks like you have dc in the space between the dc of the row below,. Is there a ch between each dc to make that space?

  4. Yes, it’s crocheted in the DC space, not in the stitch. In the pattern it says to crochet in the DC space, so this is why it looks as though it’s not in the stitch. There’s no extra chain in between.

  5. Just wanted to say I’ve made this shawl twice, once with the same color as yours, and another for my daughter that was a lovely purple/teal combo. Both turned out great, and when I wear mine, I never fail to get a compliment on it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for letting me know Andrea! Means a lot to me and I’m so happy you’ve put the pattern to good use!

  6. Are you suppose to decrease 1x only in the last 2 stitches of 2nd row? Or every time on last 2 stitches of every row?

  7. Teaching myself to crochet and just finished this pattern. I love it!
    Thank you for posting.

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