The Forest Trail Triangle shawl is an easy beginner-friendly crochet project. It’s a simple granny stitch pattern worked in four colours. I published this pattern in 2016 and decided to give it a 2021 refresh and offer it for free on the blog with a video.
I love crochet triangle shawls for their versatility. They’re one of my favourite crochet patterns to whip up for a gift and my favourite style scarf. My original crochet pattern was designed in Sugar Bush yarns canoe, a gorgeous bulky tweed yarn.
This yarn captures the look and feels of the beautiful landscape of a Canadian Autumn. I’ve shown this crochet scarf in vibrant shades to portray the beautiful Fall leaves and soft woodsy shades found along the forest trail.
I wanted to give you more yarn options, so I made one in an affordable worsted weight yarn. I choose brava worsted for its gorgeous colour range and great price. I’ve also included a video tutorial to walk you through the pattern step by step. Listed are more great yarn alternatives below.
Chroma Twist Worsted (use only 1 colour)
Sugar Bush Yarns Canoe– 61% wool, 26% alpaca, 13% polyamide (95yds/87meters /1.75oz/50g)
Woodsy Trail: Shown in (MC) 7001 Whitewater, (A) 7002 Sandy Beach, (B) 7004 Birch, (C) 7003 Dusk
Fall Leaves: Shown in (MC) 7005 Carbon, (A) 7006 Red Maple, (B) 7008 Sunset, (C) 7007 Lakeshore (next page)
Ball Needed MC (2), A (1), B (2), C (2)
Yards Needed MC (190), A (95), B (95), C (190)
Shown in Solstice Heather (MC), Tidepool (A), White (B) and Black (C)
Shown in Currant (MC), Coral (A), White (B) and Black (C)
Crochet Hook Requirements:
7mm or size needed to obtain gauge – Buy Furls Streamline HERE
– Yarn needle – Buy HERE
3 clusters and 3 ch 1 sps and 6 rows equal to 4″
60″ x 30″
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Main Color
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sk – Skip
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch [ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated
Magic Circle – See video Tutorial
How to Crochet a Granny Stitch Triangle Scarf – free video tutorial
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This pattern is written in Standard American Terms.
Notes: When changing colours, work last yarn over of last stitch with next colour.
With MC Magic circle, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1 here and throughout), work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in ring, change to A, cut yarn for weaving, pull ring tight, turn—8 sts. (doesn’t include chs).
Ch 4, work 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in turning ch, change to B, cut yarn for weaving, turn—14 sts.
Ch 4, * work 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * until reaching corner (ch-2 sp), work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from *across ending with work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in turning ch, change to C, cut yarn for weaving, turn—20 sts.
Rep Row 3 [9 times] color pattern as follows; C, MC, A, B, C, MC, A, B, C.
With MC, ch 4, work 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, * work 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across until reaching corner (ch-2 sp), work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, * work 1 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across ending with, work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in turning ch, change to A, cut yarn for weaving, turn.
Ch 4, work 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * until reaching corner (ch-2 sp), work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, * work 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * across ending with work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in turning ch, change to B, cut yarn for weaving, turn.
Rep Row 3, change to C.
With C Rep Row 13, With MC Rep Row 14.
Rep Row 3 [6 times]
colour pattern as follows; A, B, C, MC, A, B.
With C Rep Row 13 & 14.
With C Rep Row 3, change to MC.
With MC Rep Row 3 [3 times].
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Tassels: Make 3 in C
Cut 26 pieces 12″ long. Cut 2 additional lengths for tying. Tie the bundle of 24 pieces at the halfway point (use this tie to attach to the shawl). With a second length tie around all pieces making a small ball. Weave end under the ball. Tie tassels to each corner. Weave ends under tassel ball. Steam and trim ends.
I hope you enjoy making the Forest Trail Triangle Shawl!
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