Free Crochet Shawl Pattern- Sydney Shawl

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Woman wearing pink crochet shawl called the Sydney Shawl.

The Sydney Shawl is a simple and fun asymmetrical shawl pattern that has an easy repeat and is great for self striping yarn or your favorite solid color!

You can work this to be any length you desire, and wear it as a crochet scarf, shawl, or wrap!

Pattern Inspiration

For this crochet shawl pattern, I wanted an asymmetrical shape. I love making triangle scarves that are symmetrical, but this time I wanted something different.

I decided on one simple stitch for this pattern. The Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch is so nice and provides a great texture.

Close up of woman wearing crochet shawl, called the Sydney Shawl, around her neck.

Pattern Details

This easy crochet shawl pattern is made using DK #3 weight yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK for my shawl.

Simply DK is a really nice acrylic yarn. It is 100% acrylic, can be machine washed and dried, and comes in a large variety of colors. It is very cozy and comfortable and I love to use it for wearables.

You will need up to 600 yards of DK weight yarn for this shawl.

This pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. It uses one stitch throughout the pattern with simple increases in each row.

Sydney Shawl Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the printable pdf version on Ravelry and Etsy!


500-600 yards of DK (#3) weight yarn

H/5.0mm crochet hook


Measuring tape

Tapestry needle




Not necessary


50” at widest end x 32” high (sizing is versatile)

Pattern Notes

You can make the shawl as big or as small as you like by simply doing more or less rows before fastening off.
Starting chain does not count as first stitch.
Work your last stitch of each row in both loops to give it a cleaner finish.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch- chain
st- stitch
hhdc- herringbone half double crochet: yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and 1st loop, yarn over, pull through both loops.
blo- back loop only


Ch 3
Row 1: 1 hhdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hhdc in next. (2)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, in blo, 2 hhdc in 1st st, 1 hhdc in each st across. (3)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, in blo, 1 hhdc in 1st st, 1 hhdc in each st across to last, 2 hhdc in last st. (4)
Continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach 50” or desired width across the top.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary.

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