Begin Again Shawl


Begin Again Shawl

After a tough year, I like the idea of starting fresh in January. The Begin Again Shawl is the perfect project to begin your new year or for whenever you need a fresh start.

The begin again shawl features a solid background color with both narrow and wide bands of accent colors. The shawl is filled with special cluster stitches that create perfect pops of color. Use a gradient set or pick four or five different colors for greater contrast. In either case, the shawl is perfect for your new beginning.

The triangular shawl is worked from one vertex. For the first half of the shawl, increase are made at both edges and decreases are made in the middle of the shawl. Then, increases are made only on one edge and decreases are made on the other edge and in the middle.

Level: Intermediate The pattern features a special cluster stitch and two decrease stitches. All special stitches are detailed in the picture tutorial.


  • Large Shawl (5-color version): approximately 85” / 216 cm wide and 23” / 58.5 cm deep before blocking.
  • Small Shawl (4-color version): approximately 69” / 175.5 cm wide and 19” / 48.5 cm deep before blocking.

Yardage: For size: Large (Small)

  • MC: 880 (600)
  • CC1: 165 (135)
  • CC2: 165 (135)
  • CC3: 165 (140)
  • CC4: 165 (140)
  • CC5: 165 (N/A)

The pattern is written in English using US crochet terms. The PDF download includes:

  • The complete pattern for the shawl
  • A picture tutorial with 43 pictures
  • Color information
  • Information about special stitches
  • Row by row stitch count charts with colors
  • A list of materials
  • A list of abbreviations

Two pdfs are included: a printer friendly pattern and a longer tutorial.

I made the pictured shawl with Hikoo CoBaSi and a D (3.25 mm) crochet hook.

Copyright Notice: This pattern is for your personal use. You may sell items made from this pattern. Providing credit to my Ravelry or Etsy store is appreciated. This pattern and the pictures in it may not be copied, distributed, rewritten, or resold.

Thank you!