Crochet Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern


I've been sitting on this pattern for a while and I'm so happy to finally share it with you!

This triangle scarf (or shawl) was made for my mother in law this past holiday season. Since I gifted it, I made myself one because I loved it so much and so I could write up the pattern for it!

Initially, I wanted to crochet myself a triangle scarf with a different type of yarn. I was looking for an ombre or self striping yarn, but in the end I loved all the neutrals together so much so I stuck with those!

For this triangle scarf, I used a weight 3/DK yarn. I don't typically use weight 3 yarns because they don't come by often in the big box stores in the states. I found some yarn at Michael's and it looked promising, so I gave it a try!

I used Joy DK from Michael's and I really love it! It's soft, has a slight shine to it, doesn't split, and is nice to work with. Another plus is, it comes in beautiful colors! There are also some variegated colors as well.

For the stripes, I did not follow any sort of pattern. I just started to crochet with one color and switched out colors when it felt right to me. Below, I write out how many rows of each color and the order I crocheted them in. However, you can follow any kind of stripe pattern you'd like!

Crocheting this triangle scarf was pretty mindless once I got into it.  It's an easy two row repeat and although I have how many rows I crocheted, you can very well keep going and make it as large as you'd like!

Free Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern


Loops and Threads Joy DK (1 skein in each of the following colors: Cloud, Latte, Snow)
J/6.00mm hook
Tapestry needle/Scissors
Stitch markers (optional)

Pattern notes

Yarn used is categorized as weight 3/DK. You may substitute yarns as long as you follow gauge below.

Beginning chain 3 of each row will count as a stitch. Use stitch markers at the beginning of each row (on top of chain 3) to help identify that first stitch easily.

*Modified puff stitch (will be written as “puff st” in pattern): Insert hook in st, YO, pull up a loop 3 times all in same stitch, YO pull through all loops on hook

Each row will increase by 6 stitches not counting ch 2 spaces in the middle.

The following is the number or rows for each color I used to get the random striping:
11 rows Latte
7 rows Snow
5 rows Cloud
2 rows Snow
2 rows Latte
3 rows Snow
2 rows Latte
2 rows Cloud
2 rows Latte
1 row Snow
3 rows Cloud
1 row Latte

Dimensions: ~ 58” x 31”

Gauge: 4” x 4” ~ 13 st x 7 rows

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, st = stitch(es), sk = skip, sp =space


Row 1: Magic ring, Ch 3 (counts as st), 3dc, ch 2, 4dc all in magic ring. Tighten ring, turn your work

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as st), puff in same sp as ch 3 (see notes for how to make modified puff st), ch 1, sk 1, puff in next st, ch 1, sk 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp from previous row, puff in next st, ch 1, sk 1, puff in next st, ch 1, dc in last st, turn

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as st), dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in each st across until you reach ch 2 sp from previous row, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each remaining st, 2dc in last st, turn 
Note: You will have 10 double crochets on each side of the ch 2 space after completing Row 3. It may be easy to accidentally skip over the last stitch. Use stitch markers to mark the beginning chain 3 as necessary. Each side of the triangle will grow by 3 stitches after each row.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as st), puff in same st as ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, *puff in next st, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until ch 2 sp, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, *puff in next st, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until end of row, dc in last st, turn

Repeat Rows 3 and 4, changing colors as desired or by following the color sequence/number of rows in the pattern notes until you have a total of 41 rows or until your scarf/shawl is as large as you’d like it to be.