Happily Ever After Shawl: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

If you would have told me a year ago that I would love to wear crochet shawls and crochet triangle scarves, I would not believe you. However, I totally have to take it back because they’ve become my go to cozy crochet accessory no matter what time of year it is! There’s something so wonderful about wearing a triangle crochet scarf in the cold months, and this unique and easy crochet shawl design will soon be your favorite too.

Inspiration:

When I saw the Pegasus color way of Lion Brand Mandala, it reminded me right away of a princess. It brought to mind the rich fabrics and beautiful patterns of royalty, and I knew that creating a tapestry crochet shawl design would be perfect for this yarn. So I set out to create different tapestry crochet stitch patterns that each highlighted the colors of this yarn. The end result reminds me exactly of something a princess would wear, and I think you’ll feel like royalty too when you wear it.

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Design Create Repeat Blog Hop:

This crochet shawl design is a part of the Design Create Repeat One Skein Wonder Blog Hop! For the whole month of August, different crochet designers each created a pattern that used one skein of yarn. When I found out what the theme was, I wanted to try something ambitious and turn one skein of Mandala into a unique beginner friendly tapestry crochet shawl.

There are so many other amazing patterns that have been a part of the blog hop. You can find all of the patterns at the following links:

Construction:

Though this crochet shawl pattern might look intricate and complicated, it’s actually super simple! The tapestry crochet motifs are made with half double crochets, and only involve using two colors at a time that you switch between. It is made with a basic crochet triangle scarf pattern, that is made more intricate with the color work patterns. This makes a great advanced beginner tapestry crochet pattern, and it is a great sampler to practice your skills!

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The Yarn:

Did you know that all you need to make this shawl design is one skein of Lion Brand Mandala? Yes, it’s true! You can have all of the beautiful colors that are in each unique skein, and arrange them in your own special way. To make this crochet shawl, you unwind the mandala skein and separate each of the colors by winding them into balls and cutting them when it gets to a new color. Then you can arrange them to be paired in any way you want! If you don’t want to use Lion Brand Mandala, you can also use assorted weight 3 yarn in your stash to create the different designs.

(The rest of the post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links. See my full affiliate disclosure here.)

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • B1 = Blue 1
  • P1 = Purple 1
  • PK1 = Pink 1
  • B2 = Blue 2
  • P2 = Purple 2
  • PK2 = Pink 2
  • B3 = Blue 3
  • P3 = Purple 3
  • PK3 = Pink 3
  • W = White

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 2)

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Happily Ever After Tapestry Crochet Shawl Pattern:

Starting with B1

Row 1: Ch 4, in first ch, hdc 3

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc 2 in first st, in next st (hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2), hdc 2 in last st

Row 3-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc 2 in first st, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space (hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2), hdc to last st, hdc 2 in last st

Row 6: switch to P1, ch 2, turn, in first st [(P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 1], (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 5, in ch 2 space [(P1) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2), (B1) hdc 5, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 3, in last st [(B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1]

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, (P1) hdc 2 in first st, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 5, (P1) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(B1) hdc 2, ch 2, (B1) hdc 2], (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 5, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc, (P1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 2 in last st

Row 8: Ch 2, turn, (B1) hdc 2 in first st, (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 4, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 4, (P1) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(P1) hdc 2, ch 2, (P1) hdc 2], (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 4, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 4, (P1) hdc 3, (B1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 2 in last st

Row 9: (B1) ch 2, turn, in first st [(B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1], (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 1, ch 2, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1], (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 2, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 2,  in last st [(B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1]

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Row 10: (B1) ch 2, turn, in first st (B1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 5, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 1, ch 2, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1], (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 5, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 1, (P1) hdc 1, (B1) hdc 3, (P1) hdc 2, (B1) hdc 1, in last st (B1) hdc 2

Row 11: (B1) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 26, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc 26, in first st hdc 2

Row 12: (P1) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 29, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc 29, in last st hdc 2

Row 13: (PK1) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 32, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc 32, in last st hdc 2

Row 14: (P1) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 35, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc 35, in last st hdc 2

Row 15: (PK1) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, *(W) hdc 3, (PK1) hdc 5, repeat from * 3 more times, (W) hdc 3, (PK1) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(PK1) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK1) hdc 3, *(W) hdc 3, (PK1) hdc 5, repeat from * 3 more times, (W) hdc 3, in last st (PK1) hdc 2

Row 16: (PK1) ch 2, turn, in first st, hdc 2, *(W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 1, (W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 3, repeat from * 4 more times, (W) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(W) hdc 1, PK1 hdc 1, ch 2 space, PK1 hdc 1, (W) hdc 1], (W) hdc 1, *(PK1) hdc 3, (W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 1, (W) hdc 2, repeat from * 4 more times, in last st (PK1) hdc 2

Row 17: (W) ch 2, turn, in first st [(W) hdc 1, (PK1) hdc 1], *(W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 3, (W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 1, repeat from * 4 more times, (W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(PK1) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK1) hdc 1, *(W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 1, (W) hdc 2, (PK1) hdc 3, repeat from * 4 more times, (W) hdc 2, in last st [(PK1) hdc 1, (W) hdc 1)]

Row 18: (PK1) ch 2, turn, in first st [(PK1) hdc 1, (W) hdc 1], (W) hdc 2, *(PK1) hdc 5, (W) hdc 3, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK1) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(PK1) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK1) hdc 3, *(W) hdc 3, (PK1) hdc 5, repeat from * 4 more times, (W) hdc 2, in last st [(W) hdc 1, (PK1) hdc 1]

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Row 19: (W) ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, repeat from * 23 more times, ch 1, in ch 2 space [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], ch 1, in next st dc 1, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, repeat from *21 more times, ch 1, sk 1, in last st dc 2

Row 20: (P2) ch 2, turn, hdc 2, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 3 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(P2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2] *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 3 more times (PK2) hdc 3, in last st (P2) hdc 2

Row 21: (P2) ch 2, turn, hdc 2, (P2) hdc 1, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 3 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 5, in ch 2 space [(P2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (P2) hdc 5, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 3 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, in last st (P2) hdc 2

Row 22: (P2) ch 2, turn, in first st  hdc 2, *(PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 2, repeat from * 4 more times, in ch 2 space [(PK2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 2, repeat 4 more times, in last st (P2) hdc 2

Row 23: (P2) ch 2, turn, in first st [(P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1], (PK2) hdc 10, *(P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 11, repeat from * 3 more times, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 4, in ch 2 space [(PK2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK2) hdc 4, (P2) hdc 1, *(PK2) hdc 11, (P2) hdc 1, repeat from * 3 more times, (PK2) hdc 10, in last st [(PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1]

Row 24: (P2) ch 2, turn, in first st [(P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1], *(P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 1, repeat from * 4 more times, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(PK2) hdc 1 (P2) hdc 1, ch 2, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2( hdc 1)], (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 2, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 1, (PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK2) hdc 2, (P2) hdc 2, in last st [(PK2) hdc 1, (P2) hdc 1]

Row 25: (P2) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 5, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(P2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (P2) hdc 1, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 5, in last st (P2) hdc 2

Row 26: (P2) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 6, *(PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(P2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 9, repeat from * 4 more times, (PK2) hdc 3, (P2) hdc 6, in last st (P2) hdc 2

Row 27: (B2) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc to last st, in last st hdc 2

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Row 28: (PK2) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc to last st, in last st hdc 2

Row 29: (B2) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc to last st, in last st hdc 2

Row 30: (B3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc to last st, in last st hdc 2

Row 31: (B3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 5, *(PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 7, repeat from * 9 more times, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(B2) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (B3) hdc 1, *(PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 7, repeat from * 9 more times, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 5, in last st (B3) hdc 2

Row 32: (PK3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, *(B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 3, repeat from * 10 more times, (B3) hdc 2, in ch 2 space [(B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 1, ch 2, (B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 1)], *(B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 3, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, repeat from * 10 more times, in last st (PK3) hdc 2

Row 33: (PK3) ch 2, turn, in first st [(PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 1)], (PK3) hdc 7, (B3) hdc 1, repeat from * 10 more times, (PK3) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(PK3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (PK3) hdc 3, *(B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 7, repeat from * 10 more times, in last st [(B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 1]

Row 34: (B3) ch 2, turn, in first st [(B3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 1, (PK3) hdc 2 *(B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 3, repeat from * 10 more times, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, in ch 2 space [(PK3) hdc 2, ch 2, (PK3) hdc 2)], *(B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 3, repeat from * 10 more times, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 2, (PK3) hdc 2, in last st [(PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 1]

Row 35: (B3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 1, *(PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 7, repeat from * 11 more times, (PK3) hdc 1, in ch 2 space [(B3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], *(PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 7, repeat from * 11 more times, (PK3) hdc 1, (B3) hdc 1, in last st (B3) hdc 2

Row 36: (P3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space [hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], hdc to last st, in last st hdc 2

Row 37: (P3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 1, *(PK3) hdc 2, (P3) hdc 7, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 7, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 2, in ch 2 space [(P3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], *(PK3) hdc 2, (P3) hdc 7, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 7, repeat from * 5 more times, (P3) hdc 1, in last st (P3) hdc 2

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Row 38: (P3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 2, *(PK3) hdc 2, (P3) hdc 7, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 7, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 2, (P3) hdc 2, in ch 2 space [(P3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], *(PK3) hdc 2, (P3) hdc 7, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 7, repeat from * 5 more times, (P3) hdc 2, in last st (P3) hdc 2

Row 39: (P3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 2, *(PK3) hdc 4, (P3) hdc 6, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 6, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 4, (P3) hdc 3, in ch 2 space [(P3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2],  (P3) hdc 3, *(PK3) hdc 4, (P3) hdc 6, (PK3) hdc 1, (P3) hdc 6, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 4, (P3) hdc 2, in last st (P3) hdc 2

Row 40: (P3) ch 2, turn, in first st hdc 2, hdc 2, *(PK3) hdc 6, (P3) hdc 4, (PK3) hdc 3, (P3) hdc 4, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 6, (P3) hdc 4, in ch 2 space [(PK3) hdc 2, ch 2, hdc 2], (P3) hdc 4, *(PK3) hdc 6, (P3) hdc 4, (PK3) hdc 3, (P3) hdc 4, repeat from * 5 more times, (PK3) hdc 6, (P3) hdc 2, in last st (P3) hdc 2

Row 41: (W) ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, repeat from * to ch 2 space, ch 1, in ch 2 space [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], ch 1, in next st dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, repeat to last st, dc 1 more in last st

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Tassels (optional):

Choose 3 different colors to make the tassels from.

  1. Choose one color, and cut 27 strands of yarn each 12″ long.
  2. Make a U shape, and place it behind one of the corners with the strands coming towards the front.
  3. Pull yarn strands through the corner from the front.

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The finished tassel will look like this. Repeat this two more times with a different color for each one. Place the tassels on each of the side corners and the bottom one.

Once you’ve finished the tassels, your shawl is done!

I hope you love your brand new shawl! If you make a Happily Ever After Shawl of your own, be sure to tag me on social media @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to share your photos! I can’t wait to see the awesome shawl that you make!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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