12 Summer Shawls to Crochet
Pick a lovely summer shawl crochet pattern to wrap around your shoulders on breezy nights.
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There is nothing better than a beautiful, homemade crochet shawl. Finding the perfect shawl to buy can be such a challenge, so why not crochet your own? There are so many wonderful and gorgeous crochet shawl patterns to choose from, and nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself. From light and lacy shawls for dressy occasions to casual wraps to cover your shoulders from the chill, this collection of Summer Shawls to Crochet contains the best free crochet patterns for shawls and wraps.
Summer is known for long sunny days and high temperatures, but every now and then, there is a summertime chill to take you by surprise. Make one of these crochet summer shawls to keep yourself warm on cool evenings, or simply to layer over your favorite summer dress. You’ll look fashionable and feel great when you wear any one of these beautiful crocheted shawls.
Wraps and shawls are especially perfect for special events, like the many summer weddings, garden parties, and events that take place during the summer. A handmade crochet shawl like those featured on this page dress up any outfit, and keep you covered up whether you are at a church wedding or enduring arctic levels of air conditioning at an indoor event. The lightweight yarn, intricate designs, and beautiful colors of these free crochet shawls for summer make them the perfect choice for every activity during warm months.
PLUS! If you have never crocheted a shawl before, why not get started with this easy Oversized Crochet Shawl? The video tutorial below goes step-by-step, so you do not need to be a crochet expert to make this pattern. Pick out a pretty variegated yarn with some texture, and get ready to crochet one of your new favorite accessories.
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Endless Summer Shawl
Capture the blazing beauty of a dramatic summer sunset with this lightweight wrap. The colors are reminiscent of a spectacular sunset, and this piece can be worn draped over your shoulders, tied as a scarf, or even wrapped like a cowl.
The Vintage Lace Shawl
Certain styles are simply timeless, and this vintage-inspired lace shawl is the sort of piece that you will treasure for decades. This pattern is fun to work up in five different panels before being joined together and bordered by a delicate lace edging.
Hannah Cross, from HanJan Crochet, designer of the Vintage Lace Shawl above, made this vintage-inspired design to wear to a warm weather wedding. She says,
"I loved creating the Vintage Lace Shawl to wear for my friends wedding. It was the perfect compliment to my outfit and draped effortlessly around my shoulders all day. It’s a great project to make on the go as it’s made from five lace panels joined together which also means you can make it as big or small as you like!"
Such Simple Shawl
Even beginners can create this simple and gorgeous shawl using just one cake of variegated yarn. This pattern is an easy four row repeat, so it can be made in whatever size you’d like. Add the optional tassels to the ends of the shawl for a trendy finishing touch.
Wilma Westenberg, of Wilmade, designed the Such Simple Shawl pictured above with crochet beginners in mind. She says,
"I wanted to create a simple triangle shawl for beginners. Therefore, I used double crochet stitches and chains, which are basic stitches. By using a larger crochet hook than recommended, you'll get that extra drape which makes it a perfect shawl to wear over the shoulders on chilly summer days, or places with air conditioning."
Lightweight yarn and a repetitive stitch pattern make this lovely ombre shawl a quick and fun pattern to crochet for summer. The gorgeous gradient green color scheme is so serene and can be worn in multiple ways.
Michelle Ferguson, from Two Brothers Blankets, is the designer of the Cecilia Shawl pictured above. Michelle designed this shawl using a repetitive stitch pattern so the size can be customized. She says,
"This shawl design is fun and easy to make with it's repetitive stitch pattern and versatility! I love that it can be made as small or as big as desired!"
As complex and intricate as this jaw-dropping shawl appears, even beginners with a bit of experience can crochet this pattern, which uses basic stitches to achieve a beautiful result.
Fruit Salad Shawl
This light and lacy pattern uses one skein of fingering weight yarn for a wrap that won’t weigh you down on warm days. The designer chose a stunning color combination of pale pink, yellow, and orange in a self-striping yarn, but this simply beautiful pattern would look just as amazing in a solid color.
In the Garden Shawl
Add a touch of flair to any outfit with this crescent-shaped shawl worked in fingering weight yarn. This beautifully bohemian wrap pattern features lace edging for a lovely handmade detail.
This pretty, lacy wrap is made from one ball of yarn, and is as light as a whisper. This shawl can be dressed down with jeans for a casual look, or can be dressed up for evening wear.
Easy Dreamy Shawl
This easy crochet pattern from Red Heart is the perfect layering piece to pair with any outfit. Stay warm without sacrificing style whether you are in the office, or out for a special dinner.
Simply White Shawl
If you or someone you know are getting ready to walk down the aisle this summer, work up this stunning white wrap. You or your loved one will feel like a princess while wearing this luxurious and elegant shawl.
Summer Morning Shawl
Other than a cheerful, yellow color that is almost as bright as the sun, this summer shawl pattern is also light and lacy. You can never have too many classic shawls like this one in your closet, and it is the kind of piece you can wear year round.
Ocean Breeze Crochet Wrap
Feel as though you are enjoying a day at the beach no matter where you are with this serene ocean-inspired wrap. You probably won’t need this beautiful shawl in the heat of the day, but you’ll be happy to have it while sitting in a cold restaurant or during an unexpected chill.
If you're looking for a special project to make for a friend in need, then now is the time to work up an easy crochet prayer shawl. Prayer shawl crochet patterns are the greatest gift you can give someone who is having a tough time in life, or someone who is recovering from a serious surgery or unfortunate illness and they just need a "pick me up." 15 Prayer Shawl Patterns
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