Raspberry croissant shawl – free crochet pattern with video

This article includes the first pattern repetition for making the beloved Raspberry croissant shawl, links to the video (left-handed version coming soon) and affiliate links for yarn and other items. For full row instructions and chart, please buy the PDF version.

After a lot of deliberation, I decided that it was best for this pattern to live free forever on the blog, where anyone with an internet connection and with zero technical knowledge can follow along.

I’ve also decided to prepare the left-handed version of the video for this pattern, even if it’s not the best video I’ve ever made (it was my first pattern video, please forgive the technical issues), so that left-handed makers also have a chance to follow along with a video.

About the Raspberry croissant shawl

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This was one of my first patterns and it was spectacularly well-received (in my opinion, at least), with lots of love and lots of projects.

There are several hundred Raspberry croissant shawls out there right now and the knowledge of that fills me with happiness. Lots of people also left great reviews on Ravelry after using the pattern, as you can see from the screenshot below.

You can check out the various projects that people made based on this pattern by visiting the pattern page on Ravelry here (please beware that it might not look like the screenshot below and might give you migraines if you are sensitive to the new design, so only visit if you know you have no issues with the website).

What did so many people love about this pattern?

Maybe it’s the yarn choice, which shows off this pattern beautifully.

It was truly random for me, as it was my first gradient cake and I’m glad that it was such a nice colorway.

Maybe it’s the curved shape of the shawl, with the beautiful drape around your shoulders and the swirls that form naturally at the corners.

Maybe it was the geometric, repetitive disposition of the eyelets, that create elegant lines, which draw the eye and allow it to wander and explore.

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Technical details of the Raspberry croissant shawl pattern

This shawl is worked from the top down, in rows going back and forth, forming a rounded triangle shape.

The fabric is built on the bias, which means that is has beautiful drape, without the need for blocking.

Skill level: beginner/intermediate

US terms

If you buy this pattern, you get two files, one with the full instructions in UK terms and one in US terms.


  • Yarn: in sample Wooly Hugs Bobbel Cotton, 1 skein = 800 m or 875 yards/200 g (or other any other yarn similar in weight, with long color gradients, for example  Scheepjes Whirl, at 1000 meters per 225 grams);
  • Hook: 3 mm or 3.5 mm hook;
  • Tapestry needle and scissors.


A square consisting of 6 rows with 10 Dc should measure 5 cm by 5 cm.


  • Ch – chain;
  • Dc – double crochet;
  • EDc – optional – extended double crochet – YO, pull up a loop, pull through one loop on hook, repeat {YO and pull through 2 loops on hook} twice;
  • MR – magic ring;
  • Sk – skip stitch;
  • St – stitch;
  • YO – yarn-over.


  • To make the long side of the shawl drape better, instead of the Ch3 or Dc at the beginning and end of each row, add one more chain (so Ch4) or make an extended Dc.
  • Ch3 (or Ch4) at the beginning of even rows counts as Dc.
  • Make one Dc in each stitch unless otherwise stated.
  • Stitches in curly brackets {…} are all worked in one stitch.
  • Stitches in square brackets […] are part of a repeat. The number of the repeats is mentioned after the bracket.
  • Numbers in round brackets (x) show the number of stitches per row after finishing the row.
  • You only work in Dc of previous row, never in Ch spaces.

Measurements of the Raspberry croissant shawl

The finished shawl should measure around 160-170 cm in length and 50-60 cm width.

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Video tutorial for the Raspberry croissant shawl

Please keep in mind that this was my first pattern video and there was a lot that I learned from it.

It shows you everything you need to know to make the first pattern repeat and where to put each stitch, even if you are a complete beginner.

Left-handed video coming soon!

Raspberry croissant shawl instructions

Start with a magic ring and work back and forth. The crescent should grow symmetrically.

R1. Ch3, 10Dc in MR, turn (11)

R2. {Ch3, Ch2, Dc} in first St, 4Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 4Dc, {Dc, Ch2, Dc} in last St, turn (19)

R3. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, Ch2, 6Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 6Dc, Ch2, {4Dc} in last St, turn (27)

R4. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, 3Dc, Ch2, 7Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 7Dc, Ch2, 3Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (35)

R5. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, 6Dc, Ch2, 8Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 8Dc, Ch2, 6Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (43)

R6. {Ch3, Ch2, Dc} in first St, 9Dc, Ch2, 9Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 9Dc, Ch2, 9Dc, {Dc, Ch2, Dc} in last St, turn (51)

R7. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 2 times, Ch1, Dc in next St, Ch1, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 2 times, {4Dc} in 3rd Ch of Ch5 from previous row, turn (59)

R8. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, 3Dc, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 2 times, Ch2, Dc in next St, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 2 times, 3Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (67)

R9. {Ch3, 3Dc}in first St, 6Dc, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 2 times, Ch2, {3Dc} in next St, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 2 times, 6Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (75)

R10. {Ch3, Ch2, Dc}in first St, 9Dc, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 2 times, Ch2, Dc, {3Dc} in next St, Dc, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 2 times, 9Dc, {Dc, Ch2, Dc} in last St, turn (83)

R11. {Ch3, 3Dc}in first St, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 3 times, Ch2, 2Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 2Dc, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 3 times, {4Dc} in 3rd Ch of Ch5 from previous row, turn (91)

R12. {Ch3, 3Dc} in first St, 3Dc, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 3 times, Ch2, 3Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 3Dc, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 3 times, 3Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (99)

R13. {Ch3, 3Dc}in first St, 6Dc, repeat [Ch2, 10Dc] 3 times, Ch2, 4Dc, {3Dc} in next St, 4Dc, Ch2, repeat [10Dc, Ch2] 3 times, 6Dc, {4Dc} in last St, turn (107)

Rows 2-13 represent the first pattern repeat.

Continue working this repeat (by increasing the number of repeats of the [Ch2, 10Dc] sections) until you reach row 60, run out of yarn, or reach a size big enough for you.

This will depend entirely on the yarn, the hook size, your tension, and your wishes.

When you are satisfied with the size of your shawl, bind off the yarn, cut it, and weave it in using the tapestry needle.

Easy read version of the Raspberry Croissant shawl pattern

2022 Update: I’ve recently updated the entire pattern with the current stylesheet, so the instructions are similar in style with the patterns that I publish now.

There are still the two versions, one with UK terms and one with US terms, but now there are two more files (in LoveCrafts they are all merged into one long file).

The two files are written with these specifics in mind:

  • 24 point Arial font; 26 and 28 point and bold for headings;
  • black text, white background;
  • alt text and captions for images;
  • left justified, 1 inch margins;
  • no columns;
  • page numbers bottom left;
  • no charts required;
  • all abbreviations explained in the list.

These files can also be used to read the file on your mobile phone, so you don’t have to zoom in and out.

The large font size and the regular margins means that you can open the easy read PDF on your phone and start working directly from the file, unlike with the regular version where you keep having to zoom and scroll.

PDF versions of this pattern

If you need more help and detailed instructions for up to row 62, want UK terms or would like to try the easy read version, you can buy the PDF pattern and pay what you want by using the coupon codes in the description of some of the shops (Yarnandy shop and Ravelry).

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Here’s where you can find these files:

Get the pattern in the shop
Get the pattern on Ravelry
Get the pattern on Etsy
Get the pattern on LoveCrafts
Get the pattern on Payhip

For 24 hours only, this shawl pattern is available for free within the Relax and Hook blog hop hosted by Deanne of Small but Kinda Mighty.

Get the code from the blog hop hub by clicking the link above or the photo below.

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A blog hop filled with meditative and relaxing crochet patterns.

Then come back and click on the pink button to use the code and get the PDF version for free from my Ravelry shop (yes, that includes all versions of the pattern).

While you’re there, make sure to add the pattern to your favorites and maybe browse through the projects to get some yarn inspiration.

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If you missed the window of opportunity and couldn’t get the free PDF, there’s still an option for you to get the pattern from my shops (see above) or as part of an ebook with all the other patterns participating in this event.

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Some of the patterns included in the ebook.

If you buy the bundle through the link above, I will get a commission from the sale and you get over 20 relaxing crochet patterns at a great price.

Final thoughts

Wash the shawl and block it into a crescent shape if necessary, then wear proudly or gift it to someone special.

Raspberry croissant shawl worn
The Raspberry croissant shawl being worn

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