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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Baby Shawl


USA Format

.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

ch.     Chain

sl st.  Slip Stitch

sc.     Single Crochet

dc.     Double Crochet

rpt.    Repeat

DNT.  Do not Turn

Shell. (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch

vst. (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same stitch

Crab Stitch.

Working from left to right work sc backwards

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished Size approx:-  44" x 44"


670 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Cream (046)


24oz of Light Worsted Weight #3 Yarn

7.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 1 pattern repeat and 2 rows of pattern measures approx 1"


With 7.00mm hook ch153, change to 5.00mm hook, 1 shell (see abbrev) in 4th ch from hook, * skip 2ch, 1 shell in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, skip 1ch, 1dc in last ch. Turn. (50 shell groups).

1st Row - ch3, 1vst (see abbrev) in ch1 space of each shell to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (50vst).

2nd Row - ch3, 1 shell in each ch2 space of vst to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

The last 2 rows form pattern, rpt both 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows 41 more times each until 85 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 42 Inches from beginning. Turn.

Shawl Edging - With WS facing, work ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, skip 1dc,

* 1sc in (dc, ch1 space and dc), skip 2dc, * rpt from * to * to ch3 to turn with, 3sc in top of ch3, working down the first side of the shawl in row ends, work 170sc evenly along to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each chain along cast on edge, 3sc in corner, working up the second side of the shawl, work 170sc evenly in row ends along to corner, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Next Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each sc around all four sides of shawl, working 3dc’s in each corner, 1dc in base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT.

Working from Left to right ch1, work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) around all four sides of shawl, working 3 crab stitches in each corner, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends.

It's optional but you can if you wish thread ribbon through alternate dc's and tie in a bow on a corner.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a baby shawl.

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