Opi Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

The Opi Shawl is an extremely easy crochet shawl worked with simple increases and decreases. If you’re a beginner crocheter this pattern is for you!

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Do you ever get the urge to try something different? As a King Cole Ambassador I was looking through yarn and their Opium caught my eye. Opium is a thick and thin yarn that adds so much texture and dimension to your finished piece. The yarn is considered a bulky yarn but in the thinner spots is as thin as a sock weight yarn. I found this a bit tricky to work with at first but I found the best thing to do is to use an extremely simple stitch as well as a loose tension as you work. That’s why I think the Opi Shawl is perfect for this yarn. I’ve only used half double crochet. I also thought measuring a gauge swatch might be a bit tricky so I eliminated that all together by working off your measurements as you go. 

Opium is 54% Cotton, 42% Premium Acrylic and 4% Polymide. I found it to be very soft and it feels great next to skin. Because of the texture of the yarn I didn’t really feel the need to block my shawl. I thought it looked perfect straight off my hook! 

You can find Opium Here through Love Crafts. Or at you favorite LYS that carries King Cole yarns. 

Use #Opishawl and tag me @ktandthesquid when sharing on social media!

This pattern has not been tested. If you com across any errors please contact me.

Opi Shawl Crochet Pattern ©2021 KT and the SquidAll rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.


The sample photographed is about 68” long. This is easily adjusted.


King Cole Opium (Chunky/bulky weight, 54% Cotton 42% Acrylic 4% Polyamide, 273 yds/100g)

-2 skeins in the colorway Pebble


J/6mm hook


Gauge is not necessary. Work off the measurements in the pattern. 


Please read all instructions before beginning.

This shawl is crocheted vertically.

You can sub with any weight yarn and appropriate size hook by following the measurements in the pattern.


ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

hdc = hdc

Increase Section

Ch 2.

Row 1:  2 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, hdc in the last st. (3)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc each st untl 1 remains, 2 hdc in the last. (4)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc, hdc in each remaining st. (5)

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until piece measures about 24 inches. Each row will add 1 st to the st count.

Straight Section

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc across. 

Repeat row 1 until piece measures about 44 inches total ending on an even row.

Decrease Section

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last. (st count will decrease by 1 st)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in each remaining st. (st count will decrease by 1 st)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts remain. 

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, hdc, hdc2tog. (2)

Last Row: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog. (1)

Fasten off.


Block and weave in ends. 

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