One Ball Crochet Shawl || 24 Quick Projects

One Ball Crochet Shawl was designed for the 24 Quickies with Marly Bird event. When you are looking for a quick crochet shawl or cowl this is a great go to project. Perfect beginner crochet project and easy for advanced crocheters to make a bunch in a short amount of time. Worked with color changing yarn so half of the work is done for you. Make this project in a day and have it ready for gifting or wearing by tomorrow.

One Ball Crochet Shawl FREE beginner crochet shawl

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One Ball Crochet Shawl

For this pattern I reached out for a little help from my friends. Katelyn, my assistant, helped me make this pattern for the 24 Quickies with Marly Bird event. We both fell in love with Roll With It Tweed from Red Heart and knew that something had to be made with it.

Since we were looking for a quick crochet project we knew it should be something with open stitches. I made a pattern like this before with the filigree crochet, the Super Simple Shawl, but I used a different border and a different way to connect the piece.

One Ball Crochet Shawl with Marly Bird
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Katelyn has two young kids and is always on the go with them. With lots of bending and moving a traditional shawl or scarf just doesn’t cut the bill. We played around with how to turn this simple shawl into a cowl and I think that we have found a great way.

No buttons are required for this pattern, you will simply single crochet your two sides together. Feel free to leave it open for a small shawl or work as the pattern is written for a cowl effect.

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24 Quickies with Marly Bird

24 Quick Patterns with Marly Bird and Friends

Do you need 24 quick knit and crochet projects for gifts this holiday season? Not a problem, join Marly Bird and friends for 24 Days of Quickies! You will find the perfect quick knit and quick crochet projects right here over the next 24 days.

With the help of my wonderful assistant, Katelyn, we have pulled together 24 of my favorite designer friends to help you out! Join us in the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird and Friends. A Collection of quick knit gifts and crochet gift.

FREE Crochet Shawl Patterns

If you like shawls, Marly had a lot of wonderful free crochet shawl patterns here on MarlyBird.com. You should check them out.

Free Shawls

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  1. ANGELA says:

    Love this pattern! Thanks for making it free! Marly & Katelyn you are amazing! Love watching you both. I Will be making this right after I finish the turkey trot! Best holiday season ever!

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