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! 

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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

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44 thoughts on “My First Triangle Shawl – Left & Right Hand Video Tutorial”

  1. 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.

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    • 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!

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  2. 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!

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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  4. 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.

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    • 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.

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  5. 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 sc..as mixed up UK and US terms,however it looks ok so am going to do another few on the way! Lol.

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  6. 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…

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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?

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  9. 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 😀

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. This is a Great teaching video!! So happy to find it! It’s the first time I’ve been able to follow a video. It’s so clear and paced to well thank you!

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  13. You seem to have missed the instruction to turn the work starting on row 2. The video shows you turning the work but the instructions do not indicate Ch3, turn, 3 dc… The instructions just say Ch3, 3 dc into first stitch… If one does not turn, then the crocheting seems to indicate starting the next stitch in the wrong place.

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  14. Complete rookie here, and I want to make the grey-tan one in your picture. Do I start with the outside (grey) end of the skein or from the center (ivory) end. If the outside, how much grey do I pull off first to reserve for the tassels?

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    • It is hard to say about the tassels. I worked from the inside out and when I finished the rows I used the skein to make tassels. By then my skein was a big hollow circle and I folded it in half, but the center and fastened the top of the tassel. Not the traditional way of making a tassel.

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  15. This pattern and your video are amazing! I’m new to crochet and left handed. I need to read the pattern, watch the video, and read the pattern again before I get started. So far, a fairly simple scarf and wash cloth have been my only completed projects. I was looking to make a cape or shawl but wasn’t finding a pattern I felt I could handle. Then I found your “My First Shawl Pattern”. Magic circle now makes sense to me as well. one it! Thanks!!

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  16. As a beginner, I truly appreciated your video! I cannot wait to start making this shawl today! Thank you for videos like these because it’s truly helpful more so than reading a pattern!

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    • That is wonderful. It is still good to learn to read a pattern as we can often only put one size of the pattern in the video. But for this shawl, it is just one size, so it works.

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  17. Love the look of the shawl! Your video is very clear and helped me understand why my first attempt at making a shawl didn’t work…I had trouble aligning the point because I was not crocheting ‘into’ the chain 2 space ! Thanks for that clear and so simple explanation. I will make this beautiful shawl!

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  18. I’ve been following your pattern, and for some reason, as I’ve gotten farther into the pattern, the corner has just started to tilt downwards. Like, there’s a very clear angle in the corner now. I’ve been following the pattern, and any attempts at fixing it haven’t changed the problem. Any ideas? Thank you!

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  19. Thank you for providing such a clear well filmed tutorial. I’ve seen so many where the camera isn’t even covering all the work! You also have a really good voice, clear and pleasant to listen to.
    I’m looking forward to starting this shawl, you have given me the confidence to try a triangle rather than playing safe with a rectangle!
    Thank you.

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