My First Triangle Shawl – Left & Right Hand Video Tutorial

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The My First Triangle Shawl is a beautiful and simple pattern that will look amazing with any type of yarn. It is a great pattern for beginners and to make it even more beginner friendly I created a video tutorial.

I really wanted to use this shawl as a way to teach everyone something new. If you are an experienced crocheter looking for a simple pattern, this shawl is the ticket. But the rest may be things you already know.

If you are a beginner who has only crocheted a square or rectangle, or you are an advanced beginner who has never used a crochet chart, I highly recommend you check out the video I created for this shawl pattern! 

Simple, beautiful and customizable - My First Triangle Shawl is designed to really let the beauty of the yarn shine. This free crochet shawl pattern will walk you through the basics of making and shaping a triangle shawl. I have created a left and right handed crochet video tutorial to help you make your first triangle shawl. #crochet #freepatttern #crochetpattern #shawl #crochetshawl #forbeginners #crochetforbeginners

In this video, I will walk you through how to make this shawl. I will also help familiarize you with using a crochet chart. This pattern just seemed to be perfect for introducing the crochet chart to newer crocheters. 

If you are looking for the written pattern check of my post My First Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comments below how you liked the video!

Right Handed Triangle Shawl Video Tutorial


Left Handed Triangle Shawl Video Tutorial

If you make Your First Triangle Shawl, I would LOVE to see a picture! Post it to any social media and tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet ! I would love to see your work!

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  1. Julie

    August 28, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Ooo, this is lovely. I have a yarn cake in my stash that I bought ages ago when it was on a special offer that this might work for. I’ll have to look it out and see if there is enough.

    1. Lindsey

      August 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      I would be surprised if it isn’t enough. This pattern was designed to be used with any yarn. Just used the hook the yarn recommends or on size larger then stop repeating the row once the shawl is larger enough. It is that simple!

  2. Judy C

    August 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Excellent video for beginner crocheters! Pacing is slow enough for newbies but not so slow it will drive more experienced crocheters nut! It’s also great you showed how the stitches correspond to the charts. No one does this and I believe it really helps those who aren’t experienced at chart reading. Great tutorial… and love the shawl!

    1. Lindsey

      August 31, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you! It wasn’t meant to teach chart reading but more get everyone familiar with it because sometimes it is just easier to make a chart to clarify the pattern. I hope to continue using graphics wherever I can in my crochet tutorials.

  3. Christine Haywood

    September 9, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Excellent video and instructions. I was able to easily follow along and your explanation with each stitch and row is extremely helpful. Thank you!

    1. Lindsey

      September 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

      I am so glad you liked it. I will try to use the extra graphics wherever I can. I just finished shooting a c2c tutorial for my winter corner to corner blanket project and I will use the same type of graphics in it.

  4. Deborah Knowles

    September 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I have started a shawl and am wondering about the more open weave that your photo seems to show. I am following your pattern, but mine seems to be a closer weave. Does the finished weight of the shawl pull it down and make it appear more open? Just an ibservation. I’m perfectly satisfied with the way it is working up. Thank you.

    1. Lindsey

      September 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      It can be one of two things. I did block my shawl when I was done and this opens up the stitches more. The second could be the tension. What yarn and hook are you using? A larger hook would make the shawl lighter and airier and a more open weave.

  5. Clare

    September 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    What a lovely pattern and so easy to understand, thank you ❤️

    1. Lindsey

      September 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      You are very welcome! I am so glad you like it!

  6. Kristy Harris

    November 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    The video was very helpful. I am really looking forward to making the shawl .

  7. Fi

    December 19, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Am doing this now in a light tweedie Aran wool/acrylic blend yarn on a size 6mm hook…looking good so far,lovely and soft and easy to do for a relatively newbie crotcheter…made a mistake on one row and did dc instead of mixed up UK and US terms,however it looks ok so am going to do another few on the way! Lol.

    1. Lindsey

      December 19, 2018 at 1:34 am

      Yes the UK and US terms can get a little confusing. Mostly because it is the same terms that mean different things.

  8. Fi

    December 19, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Oops I said dc instead of sc in fact it is a treble instead of dc!

  9. Laura Johnson

    December 21, 2018 at 1:52 am

    thank you so much for the video tutorial – it is so easy to follow…and…I just love the pattern

  10. Heidi

    January 5, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Love this shawl and your video was so easy to follow!! How do you make/attach the tassels?? They really make this piece come together and I can’t figure out how it’s done :/
    Can’t wait to learn more from you…

    1. Lindsey

      January 6, 2019 at 12:13 am

      I make the tassels the same way they are made in this video.

  11. Deirdre

    February 12, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Lindsey! I have been searching and searching for a shawl pattern fo about 3 weeks now. So thankful I found this one! You explained very well. I understand your written pattern too with no problem especially after watching the video. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You have made my crochet experience so much better than I was expecting.

    1. Lindsey

      February 14, 2019 at 12:53 am

      I am so happy to hear that. It really makes my day to know that I have helped.

  12. Kathleen

    May 15, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Can’t get video for shaw

    1. Lindsey

      May 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      I am sorry you are having trouble here is the link to watch it on youtube. Right handed: Left Handed:

  13. danielle

    July 6, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I’m a little ways into making this shawl, and the top looks kind of angled. right now it’s a little diamond-shaped. will it even out once i get farther along, or am i doing something wrong?

    1. Lindsey

      July 7, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      I could be the tension on the first few stitches. Try adding one more chain to your turning chain and that will loosen it up.

    2. Lindsey

      July 7, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      It could be your tension at the beginning of the row. To fix this you can add one more chain to your turning chain.

    3. Lindsey

      July 7, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      It could be the tension at the beginning of the row. Try adding another chain to your turning chain.

  14. Gigi

    July 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for this! It’s both simple and beautiful. And I could never comprehend crochet charts, but you explained it so well in the video that it makes perfect sense now 😀

    1. Lindsey

      July 31, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  15. Diana

    August 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Liking this pattern! Thank you for the video, it helped to see it. I’ll post a pic when I finish!

  16. Nancy

    August 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for this video. I always had problems with a triangle shaw. This is explained so clearly and I immediately saw what I had been doing wrong. I didn’t keep increasing on both sides of the point.

  17. Rosa

    August 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful shawl!…..I’m going to make one myself,……love it!. Thank you..👍👍

  18. Sue

    October 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you. This pattern was easy, because of your thorough instructions. The fact you overlaid the graph of the pattern over the piece made following it, very easy. Again, thank you, I will be making several of these shawls for gifts.

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