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30 Free Rectangular Crochet Shawl Patterns

A crochet shawl or wrap is a fantastic crochet project for all seasons. And if you are looking for an easy crochet project, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful rectangular crochet shawl pattern!

This list of crochet wrap patterns includes shawls that are perfect for layering in spring and summer, as well as cozy wraps that can be worn as a scarf during the winter.

A rectangle crochet wrap is a perfect pattern for a beginner. There are no increases or decreases, and usually, once you have mastered the first few rows, it is a matter of “rinse and repeat” for the rest of the pattern :-).

Best yarn for a Crochet Shawl

A shawl is definitely one of the most versatile crochet projects you can make. And the type of yarn you choose very much depends on the intended purpose.

Crochet Shawls for Summer

For a lightweight, lacy shawl to throw over your shoulders in summer, you are definitely going to want to go for breathability – cotton or linen are great options here. And thinner yarns are a must (think #3/DK weight, #2/Sport or even #1/Fingering).

Crochet Shawls or Blanket Scarfs for Autumn/Winter

For cooler seasons, you will probably want a heavier shawl with a more textured stitch pattern – your shawl might even be more of a blanket scarf!

Depending on the stitch pattern, you may go for a #3/DK weight or #4/Worsted weight here.

And the world is your oyster when it comes to yarn fibres – you can go for wool (or a wool blend) if allergies are not an issue, or try out a gorgeous premium acrylic yarn like WeCrochet Brava Worsted for a super soft (and washable!) shawl.

30 Free Rectangular Crochet Shawl Patterns

The patterns below come in a variety of styles and yarn weights, so you are sure to find something for all seasons 🙂

For each of the projects below, I list the pattern format as well as the yarn weight. This allows you to see at a glance what you might be able to use from your stash for your next rectangle shawl crochet project.

So, let's get crocheting!


I hope you have taken some inspiration from these projects, happy crocheting!

Sarah