6 Quick, Beautiful, Free Shawl Knitting Patterns to Comfort & Warm

free shawl knitting patterns

Knit these beautiful, free shawl knitting patterns fast with bulky yarn for a warm and comforting shawl that makes a great gift and/or charity project

When words fail, sometimes there’s nothing like a warm knitted hug to offer the ultimate in comfort. That’s why comfort shawls have been such popular charity knitting projects for so many years.

In my experience, there’s just one problem with many shawl knitting projects: they take a long time to knit. When you want to knit comfort for someone,  you may feel frustrated when you have to wait weeks and weeks to present someone with your knitted hug.

So when I considered creating this collection of free shawl knitting patterns, I had two primary criteria.

One: they had to be relatively quick to knit.

Two: bulky or super-bulky yarn had to be their base. Not only would this ensure quickness, but it would also add to that warm, comforting feeling.

Are you ready to knit a hug for someone in need, fast? Read on!

Fast, Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

Lala’s Simple Shawl: The name says it all; this is a simple pattern that even a beginner can knit and enjoy. As an added bonus, it looks great in both solid-colored and variegated yarn.

free shawl knitting patterns
Easy Triangle Shawl
Photo: Lion Brand

Easy Triangle Shawl: This shawl pattern produces a simple, pretty lace pattern in a triangular shape.

Simple Yet Effective Shawl: If you’re looking for a shawl you can complete in a weekend, look no further than this incredibly simple pattern.

Stolen Moments: This is a rectangular wrap that is a great adventure in lace for beginners, and a satisfyingly quick knit for more experienced knitters.

Mistaken Shawl: “Mistake rib” produces a gorgeously textured, curving triangular shawl.

Peaceful Shawl: The designer of this beautiful yet simple shawl created it especially for charity knitting. Indeed, it would make a lovely charity knitting project as well as a delightful gift.

Now there’s no more need to shy away from comfort shawl knitting because of the time involved. With one of these beautiful free shawl knitting patterns, you can give anyone a knitted hug in no time!

Here’s another way to knit up comfort for someone struggling, quickly: my Pocket Prayer Cloth knitting pattern!

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