Snowy Sky Shawl

snowy sky shawl

Hi everyone!

This triangle shawl has such a unique look to it, especially with the color changing yarn I used. I just couldn’t stop looking at it while it hung on my mannequin. There’s an amazing texture present that I love. It almost looks like a layered shell, but it isn’t. Does that make sense? Ha!

Anyway, I’m thrilled with how it turned out and it’s going to a very special person!

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snowy sky shawl

Since I used a baby weight yarn, it also turned out super soft and light — perfect for those who simply want to fight off a chill.

I actually made the Snowy Sky Shawl for my grandmother and here is why…

If you missed the story, at our last family reunion over the summer, I raffled off my Cappuccino Triangle Shawl that you can see at the link. My grandmother won it. She lives in North Carolina and I don’t get to see her often, but I was so happy that she got it.

snowy sky shawl

About a month or so ago she had a stroke. Now she is in a wheel chair and can’t use her left arm. So my aunt texted me one day and asked if I would please make her another shawl because she won’t get out of the first one I made! She wears it every day. Originally she wanted the same exact shawl I made before, but in a different color.

Well, if you know me, that simply won’t do! She is getting something new and different. Then the more I thought about it, I realized that I wanted to make her two shawls: one in the Cappuccino Triangle Shawl pattern, but this time in my grandma’s favorite color, which is blue and this one! I’m stubborn, I can’t help it.

snowy sky shawl

At least now she has options for what she wants to wear. I will upload the photos of the blue version of the Cappuccino Triangle Shawl as soon as it’s done. I made this one first.

This pattern is incredibly simple and short with a two row repeat. The only stitches you need to know are single crochet and double crochet. You can even make this shawl in any size imaginable just by adding or taking away rows. The shawl in the photo is a size 2XL.

snowy sky shawl

The stitches on the front look different from the stitches on the back. You can see the difference in this photo below where the points are folded over.

Snowy sky shawl

I purchased the yarn from Hobby Lobby, but if you don’t have one near you or just don’t like to shop there, you have quite a few alternative yarns that would work for this pattern. Any light weight size 3 yarn will work of course. You also have the option to use a heavier weight yarn. Just keep in mind that it will affect the size of the finished shawl. It will measure larger than the example. In a way, that could be a good thing if you’re looking to use less yarn or make one faster.

These shawls make amazing gifts and craft fair items! Have you seen all of my shawl and wrap patterns? There’s the Grand Canyon Shawl that is V-shaped and the Cranberry Chill Wrap and the Winter Wishes Wrap. All of them work up quickly and easily!

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snowy sky shawl

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Snowy Sky Shawl

Materials Used:

  • 4 skeins of Baby Bee Sweet Delight Prints in Gray Multi (Size 3 Light Weight) – 4 oz/115 g – 377 yds/345 m
  • H/8 (5.00 mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size Approximately:

72” W x 35” H


18 double crochets and 10 pattern rows (dc row, sc row) in a 4” (10cm) square.


FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch


  • The size of this shawl can be adjusted to any possible size by adding or subtracting rows.
  • This example shawl is worked in size 3 Light weight yarn, so keep in mind that if you’d like to use a heavier weight yarn, the size of the finished shawl will be larger.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.


Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc), 5 dc in 1st ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of. Sc in each st across and in turning ch from previous row. Turn. (6 sc)

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in same st ch 3 comes out of. Skip 5 sts, 6 dc in top of turning ch from previous row. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of. Sc in each st across and in turning ch from previous row. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in same st ch 3 comes out of. Skip 5 sts, *6 dc in next st. Skip 5 sts* Repeat from * to * across. 6 dc in top of turning ch from previous row. Turn.

For pattern, continue to alternate Row 4 and Row 5.

All even number rows – Repeat Row 4

All odd number rows – Repeat Row 5

Note: Try to end your shawl on a Row 4 repeat. Don’t turn and don’t finish off.

The example in the photo is a size 2XL and is 102 rows.


Ch 2 and single crochet in the same st you worked your last sc of the Row 4 repeat. Begin single crocheting evenly along the next edge. At the bottom point of the triangle (Row 1) work (sc, ch 2, sc) in the same st you worked Row 1 into. Continue single crocheting evenly along the next edge until you get to the next corner. In the last st along that edge, (sc, ch 2) and then sl st into the 1st sc of your final Row.

Finish off. Weave in any ends.

I hope you enjoyed the Snowy Sky Shawl pattern!

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6 thoughts on “Snowy Sky Shawl

    1. Hi Anne!

      Thank you so much! It definitely is possible to make a rectangle. I actually adapted this pattern from one I found in my favorite stitch book called the Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. In the book, the shells were only 4 dc, but I found that I had to make them wider to make the triangle shape. So if you don’t mind the slightly smaller shell, here is the pattern from the book. Chain multiples of 4 plus 1.
      Row 1: 4 dc in 5th ch from hook, *skip next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch; rep from * across to within last 4 ch, skip next 3 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn.
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, ending with last sc in top of turning ch, turn.
      Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first sc, 2 dc in next sc, *skip next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc, repeat from * across to within last 2 sc, skip next sc, dc in last sc, turn.
      Row 4: Repeat Row 2
      Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first 3 sc, *4 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc; repeat from * across to within last sc, 3 dc in last sc, turn.
      Repeat Rows 2 – 5 for pattern.
      I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please let me know.

  1. This is gorgeous! If I want to make a regular women’s size (L), and use shark in a ball which is weight 4, I would just repeat the two rows until it’s the size I want? Would it still be proportional (triangle)?

    1. Hi Alice!

      I’m so glad that you like the shawl! Yes, if you want to make a women’s large, your weight 4 yarn will be fine to use. All you have to do is repeat the two rows and it will always come out in a triangle. Thanks so much!


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