Free Crochet Shawl: No Stopping Me Now

This free crochet shawl pattern is one that I designed as a free pattern giveaway at the Marly Bird Meet and Greet while attending the Knit and Crochet Show, 2015. I wanted to use a yarn that I love working with in two color-ways that I just KNEW would look great together. After playing around with several stitch patterns I finally decided to use a pattern that I absolutely love. Lo and behold, you can now see the ‘No Stopping Me Now’ Shawl

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This shawl is super fun, super simple and super addictive! It begins at the center top and increases are worked at the beginning, middle and end to make this fantastic triangle shawl. Using Red Heart, “Boutique Unforgettable” yarn in Bistro and Winery (don’t those names just make your mouth salivate?) I changed colors every two rows making unique.

Using this long color changing yarn and changing colors every two rows really makes the crocheter eager to get to the next repeat to see how the colors will look in the final piece! I’m not lying when I tell you that making this free crochet shawl is addictive.

The finished sample didn’t use the full two balls of yarn so you could make it larger without any problem. You simple continue in pattern until you run out of yarn…but make sure you finish on a row 2 of the pattern. That’s why I named it the ‘No Stopping Me Now’ shawl because you just don’t want to stop!


No Stopping Me Now Shawl

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Finishes sample is approx. 20” (50 cm) long at center, 41 ½” (105.4 cm) wingspan.


Yarn Red Heart Boutique “Unforgettable” (100% acrylic, 269 yds / 246m, 100g / 3.5 oz):

Bistro #3944 (A) – 1 ball, Winery #3955 (B) – 1 ball, Or colors of your choice

Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or size required for gauge

Notions Yarn needle


Rows 1-6 of Shawl = 3″ (7.5 cm) long at center and 6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) across

4 shells = 4 1/4″ (10.8 cm) across in Shawl pattern


To change colors, work last st of row to final yo, yo with new color and complete last st.

Special Stitches

CL (cluster): * Yo, pull up a loop in indicated st, yo and draw through
2 loops on hook, rep from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Shell: CL, (ch 2, CL) twice all in same st or sp.


beg – begin(ning)

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

tr – triple (treble) crochet

WS – wrong side

Yo – yarn over


NoStoppingMeNow_5aShawl Pattern

Using A, and a magic loop.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 7, (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), (dc, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, dc, ch 3, tr) all in magic loop, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first tr, shell (see Special Stitches) in next dc, sc in each of 2 center tr, shell in next dc, sc in 4th ch of beg ch-7 of previous row, changing to B in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), dc in first sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr) in next sc, (tr, ch 3, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr), turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, shell in next dc, * sc in next sc, shell in next dc; rep from * to 2 center tr, sc in each of 2 center tr, shell in

next dc, rep between * and * to end, sc in 4th ch of beg ch-7 of previous row, changing to next color in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch), * dc in sc, ch 3, sc in center CL of shell, ch 3; rep

from * to 2 center sc, (dc, ch 3, tr) in next sc, (tr, ch 3, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in center CL

of shell, ch 3, rep between * and * to last sc, (dc, ch 3, tr), turn.

Rep Rows 4 and 5 only, changing colors every 2 rows, until yarn is used up or piece measures desired size. Ending on a row 4.


After many requests, this pattern now has a chart available! It can be found here! AND, I’ve done a video tutorial to help you along 🙂



Weave in ends. Wash and block piece to really open up the lace or leave as it for an equally beautiful shawl.

I hope you enjoy No Stopping Me Now free crochet shawl pattern! It was super fun to crochet – and fast too! I love when the yarn does half the work for me as it does in this pattern, with just one skein of each color you get a truly unique shawl.

If you are looking for more GREAT Shawls to crochet please check out my Creativebug workshop. for only $4.99 a month you can take ANY class available at Creativebug, including the Crochet Shawl Workshop. Learn more about it here or watch the video below.


Written pattern copyright Marly Bird 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print this pattern for personal use, please use Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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  1. Vero says:

    I love this pattern and tried to print from the link, but when I click on it, it tells me there are 14 pages. Do I really need to print 14 pages for this pattern? I thought it said printer friendly. Anyway, I can’t do that much ink or paper, so I will have to try to make it from the computer without printing it. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us. I hope to get me one made soon, if I can decide what colors I want to use.

  2. Lauriestamps says:

    Hi Marly!

    I love this new shawl that you have made and providing it for free is pretty awesome too!

    I have a question, as I’m following the pattern it seems that there is a chain 2 missing in a couple of places. If we’re trying to be symmetrical, then I’m thinking that there might need to be a chain 2 before sc in each of 2 center tr.

    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, shell in next dc, * sc in next sc, shell in next dc; rep from * to 2 center tr, sc in each of 2 center tr, shell in

    This happens in row 2 as well. Not as important since the repeats are row 4 and 5.

    Marly, I’m so very sorry if I’m not correct. I’ve tried to make it both ways and it seems symmetrical is the way to go.

    And yes, I see myself not stopping for some time! It’s a fun pattern. I’ll have to show you mine when I get done.

    You have a great day ms. Marly! I love seeing you around on YouTube, Facebook, Ravelry, your live talk show, in magazines everywhere!! I never know how in the world you are able to keep it all straight.


  3. Lauriestamps says:

    Forget my last post. It seems I don’t know what I’m talking about. I’ll let you make the patterns and I will fumble along through it. Yes, I’ve definitely got something going wrong with mine. Time to try the way it’s written again… Wish me luck!

  4. Judy Denny says:

    I need some help please with the pattern. When doing the cluster how many ch 2, cl should be done. Thanks for your help and sharing the pattern

  5. Lauriestamps says:

    Hi Marly,

    I am loving the way this shawl is turning out. Just like you said, the color changes are wonderful and you can’t wait to see them happen. I did finally catch on. I was missing the third cluster in the directions. Thx again for the great pattern!


  6. Sandra Inberg says:

    This shawl is beautiful! Could not find the “Print Friendly” Button anywhere on this page. But I will definitely be making this to use at my work.

  7. Belinda Janet Osborne says:

    Greetings and Happy New Year! I love the “No Stopping Me Now” Shawl and want to kknow, how to make a “rectangle” scarf!? Will you please teach me how? Thank you!

  8. jonibeth2 says:

    FYI for anyone looking…The print Friendly button is a Very Tiny grey printer logo. Hard to see! This looks so beautiful, can’t wait to get started! Thanks for thePattern, Chart, & Video! Marley Bird, You Rock!

  9. Mary Ann Bergen says:

    I just love this pattern and am making them for all my 9 granddaughters 4 daughter in laws and a few friends also have made 6 of them so far for the nursing home here. I’m addictive to these. Thank you so o oo oo much for the pattern. May God bless you as you have blessed others.

  10. aardvark1956 says:

    Marly, at the end of Row 3, I assume the final (dc, ch 3, tr) should go into the final sc of Row 2, but stitching into the sc is not there.
    Additionally, Row 4 says to rep from * (which says sc in the next sc…) but there are only 2 scs in the previous row. The next one is waaay over on the other end of the row. Puzzled.

  11. Louise says:

    About crochet patterns. I’ve just been looking over this pattern & video to consider doing it. I love it when there is a chart. I always look for patterns with charts. I am always moved to speak up for crochet ‘Charts’! It’s understood that Crochet is an art and as such is a visual creation for visual appreciation. It only makes sense to me that ALL Patterns should contain the chart. The ‘written’ patterns should be an explanation FOR THE Pattern CHART ! So many of us would be eternally grateful if this were the norm! Written patterns are so troublesome. Why have charts fallen out of favor? I think it’s because marketing companies are trying to save time/money. And they may be difficult to reproduce on paper. However today with modern technology on our side there is no excuse for not providing *charts with written instructions* now I call THAT a pattern in totality. I do hope more master Crocheters , like Marley , get with the program and in the 21 century!

  12. Rita Vaitkus says:

    Hi, I cannot for the life of me convert this pattern (no stopping me now shawl) to a pdf. When I try to print, the type comes out thick and thin and so small.
    My question is, could you please send me a pdf of this pattern.

    Thank you . . . Rita Vaitkus

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