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Crochet Actus Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Actus Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

Actus Shawl crochet pattern design

It’s another day & another opportunity to share a FREE crochet pattern, the crochet Actus Shawl.


You’re going to love this FREE crochet pattern for this shawl, because it’s super easy & works up quickly.

The yarn used is just awesome & comes in lots of different colors, I’m talking about Lily’s Sugar ‘N Cream. The Potpourri color used for the design of this yarn is just spectacular.


The Actus shawl isn’t going to require a lot of time to finish, just a few hours, depending on how fast you crochet. More on that further down.


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actus shawl crochet pattern design


For the crochet Actus shawl,  Lily’s Sugar ‘N Cream, is the suggested yarn. This yarn is 100 % cotton & is super soft.

It comes in lots of different colors & you can never get bored.

Head’s up! This yarn comes in different skein sizes, so make sure you purchase enough yarn.


I’m sure you’re going to love this yarn & remember to comment below & let me know which color you’re using!


Link to the yarn.


actus shawl crochet pattern design



YES, the crochet Actus shawl is perfect for fall, it’s also a great shawl for summer. Don’t get fooled by the snow in the picture above, this cotton shawl actually works best when it’s not too cold.

However, I would definitely make one for winter, just change it up with some warm yarn.

You’re going to love this shawl as it will keep your neck & shoulders warm when it’s just a little cold outside, it’s easy to grab when you’re traveling & works well when you need to bring something decorative with you.


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actus shawl crochet pattern design




How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 




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actus shawl crochet pattern design


About the pattern:

You’re going to love the crochet Actus shawl. It’s a fast & fun crochet project & it’s not difficult to crochet.

Make it in cotton yarn for summer & fall, or change it up & use wool yarn for winter.

It’s going to be your favorite to bring when you need something to cover your shoulders or keep your neck warm.


Skill level: 



Read about skill levels.


Materials Needed:


actus shawl crochet pattern design



Measured with double treble crochet stitch clusters crocheted in rows:

5 stitches and 3 rows per 10 cm / 4’’.


Size & Measurements:

Width: 148 cm / 58.25 inches

Length: 89 cm / 35 inches



  • Make shawl smaller by reducing the number of rows you make.
  • Make shawl bigger by adding extra rows in the same manner.


actus shawl crochet pattern design


Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

Cont = continue

DTCS = double treble crochet stitch cluster (tutorial)

Prev = previous

St = stitch (es)

Tr = treble crochet (tutorial)

Yo = yarn over



  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting 1 start stitch counting as 1 stitch.


actus shawl crochet pattern design


Stitches You Will Need:

You will need to use chains, treble crochet stitch & double treble crochet stitch cluster.


Start stitch*:

Ch 2, tr 1, are made in 1st st.

Counts as 1st DTCS.

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*This stitch will be used at the beginning of each row, starting with row 2. Made in the last stitch from previous row.



Crocheted from the pointy end to the top, with increasing stitches for each row.

Crocheting in the 1st stitch means in this pattern that you crochet in the last stitch made on previous row.


Ch 3.

Row 1: Tr 1 in 3rd ch from hook, turn (=1 st).

Row 2: 1 start st, DTCS 2 in same st from prevrow, turn (=3 st).

Row 3: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in 1st st, DTCS 1 in next st, DTCS 2 in next st, turn (=5 st).

Row 4: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in 1st st, *DTCS 1 in all st until you have 1 st left*, DTCS 2 in last st, turn (=7).

Rows 5-31: Repeat row 4 until you have crocheted 31 rows or you reach desired length.


Each row will increase 1 stitch at the beginning & 1 stitch at the end, increasing 2 stitches per row.

From 7 stitches on row 4 to 61 stitches on row 31.


Fasten off & cut yarn.



Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Block shawl to specified size.


actus shawl crochet pattern design



I really hope you liked the crochet Actus Shawl!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your crochet Actus Shawl that you’ve made with me.


  1. Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
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  3. Share your finished Actus Shawl on Ravelry.

I can’t wait to see your pictures!


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  • Hello, do you start with a chain 2 or 3? I am a bit confused, it states:

    Start stitch:
    Ch 2, tr 1, are made in 1st st.
    Counts as 1st DTCS.

    Then below after Instructions it states to Ch 3.
    Can you please explain. Thank you.

    • Hi,

      The start stitch is under the heading “Stitches you will need”. This is the place where the stitches used in this pattern is listed.

      Follow the instructions where it says to ch 3.
      Then you will use the start stitch the first time on row 2.

      Hope this helps 🙂

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