With this Mrs. Claus shawl easy crochet pattern, you will be able to make something that looks festive and fun in no time at all. As the holidays come around, it is important to get into the holiday spirit.
This quick project uses only three colors of yarn and works up very quickly even though the yarn is a delicate fingering yarn. Once you finish your shawl, you might find yourself making more than one because they are so fast and simple. You might have your family and friends begging you to make them one too.
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Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern
The holidays are approaching which can mean many things: family gatherings, opening presents with loved ones, delicious food and of course crocheting. If there’s anything better than sitting next to a warm fire on a winter night while creating something handmade, I am not sure what that is.
Crocheting a Mrs. Claus shawl is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit too. Not only does it have an adorable design, but it’s also easy and fun to crochet. You might be surprised at just how quick and simple this project really is.
Holiday Season Shawl
This shawl is so much fun to wear during the Holidays. Because of the red and white design. The light and lacy nature of the shawl makes it a perfect fashion accessory right into Valentine’s Day.
Directions: Mrs. Claus Shawl Easy Crochet Pattern
This crochet pattern would be perfect for a confident beginner.
61-Inches wide X 17-Inches long when measured in the middle at the longest section
25 single crochet stitches per 4-inches
Mauve Woolike Yarn by Loops and Threads 320 yards. This is a super fine number 1 yarn.
Red Woolike Yarn by Loops and Threads 320 yards. This is a super fine number 1 yarn
Ivory Woolike Yarn by Loops and Threads 275 yards. This is a super fine number 1 yarn
If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.
Crochet Hook Size H
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
DC2Tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat Between
Crochet Pattern Notes
Shawl is worked from side-to-side first and the crochet border is added to one side after the main part of the shawl is complete.
Turn at the end of each row.
In the first half of the shawl, the stitches increase by 1 stitch for each row.
In the second half of the shawl, the stitches decrease by 1 stitch for each row.
The lacy border consists of 3 rows of crochet.
There are video tutorials below the written directions on how to crochet the Mrs. Claus Shawl.
This crochet pattern uses the double crochet 2 together. If this is new to you, here is more information.
While this pattern uses a lacy fingering weight yarn, it would be wonderful worked with worsted weight yarn. I have made another shawl similar to this one, Journey Through the Stones.
Double Crochet Two Together (DC2Tog)
This decreases the double crochet stitches by one double crochet stitch each time this is worked.
Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. There will be three loops on the crochet hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook. There should now be just two loops left on the hook.
Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. There will be four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops. There should now be just three loops on the hook. Lastly yarn over and pull through the remaining three loops.
Here is a video tutorial on DC2Tog
Video Tutorial of Shawl Pattern
You can find a video tutorial for this crochet pattern after the written directions.
Start with the mauve colored yarn.
For the first 70 rows, you will be increasing each row by 1 stitch.
CH 4 (Counts as DC and CH 1), DC in the 4th CH from the Hook. Turn (2 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC on top of the previous row CH 3 ST. Turn (3 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in the next ST, DC on top of the CH 3 ST. Turn (4 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST, DC on top of CH 3. Turn (5 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in next ST, DC in in next 2 STs, Dc on top of CH 3. Turn (6 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next 2 STs, 2 DC in next ST, DC in next ST, DC on top of CH 3. Turn (7 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in next ST, DC in each ST across. End with a DC on top of CH 3. Turn. (8 DC)
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next 2 STs, 2 DC in next ST, DC in each ST across. End with a DC on top of CH 3. Turn (9 DC).
Rows 9 – 70
Repeat rows 7 and 8
Switch to the red colored yarn
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC in each ST across. Turn (71 DC)
The next row you begin decreasing each row by 1 stitch.
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next 2 STs, DC2Tog, DC in each ST Across. End with DC on top of CH 3. Turn
CH 3 (Counts as DC), DC2Tog, DC in each ST across. End with DC on top of CH 3. Turn
Repeat rows 72 and 73
CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC on top of CH 3.
Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.
Lacy Crochet Border Directions
Using the Ivory yarn begin the crochet edge.
Join the ivory yarn, CH 4 (Counts as DC and CH 1). In the space of the next first row, work a DC. [CH 1, SK to space of next row work DC]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with a Ch 1, and DC in the last ST. Turn
SL ST into the CH 1 SP. CH 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in the same CH 1 SP. SC in the DC ST. [3 DC in the next CH 1 SP, SC in the DC ST]. Repeat across between [ ]. End with a SL ST in the 3rd CH of the first CH 4 of the previous row. Turn
[CH 5, SK 3 DC, SC in the SC SP]. Repeat across between [ ]. Pull the yarn through the last ST.
Weave in yarn ends and remove excess yarn.
Check out these other free patterns for the Holidays.
Mrs. Claus Shawl Easy Crochet Pattern YouTube Video Tutorial
Left Hand Crochet Tutorial
Right Hand Crochet Tutorial
You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.