Shawldigan Crochet Pattern


Grab your favorite worsted weight yarn in complementing colors or your favorite cake yarn to make the Shawldigan. This versatile shawl can be worn multiple ways to keep you warm and stylish no matter where you go. Prepare to be complimented, and be proud to say that you made it when asked where did you buy it. Expand your crochet skills by making the crossed extended double crochet and the reverse single crochet/crab stitch.


What is a shawldigan?

As I like to think outside of the box, I wanted my shawl to do more than wrap around my body, so I had the idea of it also functioning like a cardigan. So I ended up with Shawl + Cardigan = Shawldigan ?  By adding two or more buttons, you can quickly turn the shawl into an open cardigan look. For my shawl, I used two 2″ toggle buttons attached near the ends, and the space between stitches make the perfect button holes.

On a blustery day or a freezing office, wrapping the wings around the neck as a a dramatic, oversized scarf, or button  near the point to create a cocoon cardigan, but without a lot of extra fabric to tie down. It becomes comfy, warm and stylish!

Criss Cross the wings and button to create additional warmth from the overzealous air conditioning of summer, and be the cutest and warm person during the next meeting.

This pattern is intermediate level because it will require a bit of concentration from a beginner crocheter looking to expand the skill, but relatively easy for a more experienced crocheter.

Dive deep into your yarn stash to find 700 yards of one collar, or dive for 2 or more complimenting colors to make your unique shawldigan as colorful, short or long as your creative heart desires.

Grab an ad-free copy today and get to hooking!


Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Hook: J/10 (5.5mm)
Yarn: Color A: Lion Brand’s Heartland, King’s Canyon (100% acrylic; 251yd/230m; 5oz/142g) — 3 skeins; Color B: Berrocco Comfort Color 9743/Gold (50% Super Fine Nylon, 50% Super Fine Acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 210yd/193m) — 2 skeins; Color C: Berrocco Comfort Color 9780/ Purple ((50% Super Fine Nylon, 50% Super Fine Acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 210yd/193m) — 2 skeins; or 753 yds/690m; 410yd/386m; and 410yd/386m in three different colors of a worsted weight yarn Buttons: 2— 1” circular shaft buttons, or 2 — 1”- 2” toggle buttons Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Stitches Used:
ch= chain
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochetedc = extended double crochetrsc = reverse single crochet

Additional Terms: sk = skip FO = fasten off dc-sp = space between double crochets Cedc = crossed extended double crochet; skip next dc-sp, edc in next dc-sp, edc in skipped dc-sp (cross made); see photo tutorial

Gauge: 10 rows = 12” wingspan x 6.5” length

Finished Measurements: 70” wingspan x 35” length

Additional Notes: 

  • This shawl starts in the center and grows outward. 
  • Ch 3 counts as double crochet unless otherwise noted. 
  • When using Color A, all dc, except for the point, will be made in the space between each dc.
  • The Magic Crochet Color Change is the recommended method of changing colors, but you can use your favorite method.
  • The finished length can be shortened by making fewer rows or lengthened by adding more rows. 
  • The color change can be personalized to your liking.
  • Prior to attaching buttons, use stitch markers to mark where buttons will be attached, and try on the Shawldigan to ensure placement when wearing as a cardigan


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