The Halstead Shawl…Like a warm hug

This is a good choice for beginners who have mastered the basic stitches and now want to expand their skills by trying their hand at making a shawl. The entire shawl is made with simple double crochet stitches, and the pattern is very easy to follow. 

Get the free pattern at the Berroco website
You can find the pattern at the Berroco yarn website (along with lots of other free crochet and knit patterns). Here’s the link:

To make the shawl pictured, I used:
– 2 balls Red Heart super saver Stripes (5 oz/141 g/236 yds/215 m) Colour: Sutherland Stripe
– 1 ball denim blue yarn for edging (I just matched a blue yarn I already had on my shelves to the shade of blue that was in the Stripes yarn—feel free to use any colour of preference that will match one of the colours in the striping)
– 6 mm hook 

With the Red Heart yarn, my shawl is more of a chunky look, and I’ll use it as a warm shawl/scarf under my coat. I would definitely like to try the same pattern again with a fine, lace-weight yarn that would give it more of a slinky/drapey appearance—more of a dressy result. The type of yarn that you use makes a big difference to the look you’re trying to achieve.



  1. ShiraDest said,

    March 3, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Wow, this is a beautiful shawl, looks nice and warm, and you showed us where to find free patterns!

    Thank you, Create!

    Stay safe and warm,

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  2. March 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful….My mom made similar one when I was little. You made me smile!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. cheriewhite said,

    February 3, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Gorgeous shawl! And it looks so warm too! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 16, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful!!!! Love the colors in this one 💖

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  5. Nelson said,

    January 15, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Reblogged this on Love and Love Alone.

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  6. January 15, 2021 at 1:23 am



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  7. TheViewFromHere said,

    January 15, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I like it when you model your shawls!

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