Candy Shop Shawl – FREE Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

by | Feb 23, 2019

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This simple, easy-to-make triangle shawl is the perfect spring and summer accessory!  Make it in any yarn, at any gauge, to match all your favorite outfits.

With is effortless, yet delicate stitch pattern, the Candy Shop Triangle Shawl is a great project for showcasing the beautiful color palettes of gradient cake yarns.  The pattern is designed for any gauge, so you can use any yarn you like, no matter the thickness or weight category.

Candy Shop Shawl Crochet Pattern

by Yay for Yarn


Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

You will need:

At least 7 ounces / 200 grams of yarn, in the weight category of your choice. I used 1 skein / cake of Yarn Bee Sugarwheel, #4 Worsted Weight, 355 yards / 325 meters per skein.

US Size K / 6.5 mm Crochet Hook (or a hook about 2 sizes larger than your yarn label recommends)


Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle


This pattern is written for any yarn and any gauge. However, if you are using #4 Worsted Weight yarn and you want to get the same gauge as mine, I had 12 stitches = 4” (10 cm) and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in the stitch pattern. My shawl measures 50” across the top edge (wingspan), and 25” from the top edge to the bottom center point (not including tassels).

Candy Shop Shawl, made from 7 oz / 200 g of gradient cake yarn


st: stitch     

sts: stitches     

sp: space     

sk: skip     

nxt: next     

ea: each     

beg: beginning     

ch: chain     

sl st: slip stitch     

sc: single crochet     

dc: double crochet

CSDC: Chainless Starting Double Crochet*

*This is a special stitch. See instructions below (or this video tutorial) to learn how to work this stitch.

Note: If you prefer not to use the CSDC, it can be replaced with a ch 3. The ch 3 would always be counted as one stitch.

CSDC: Stretch loop on hook until it is slightly longer than a regular double crochet. Holding the top of the loop still with your finger, yarn over with the stretched loop on your hook (not the working yarn) 1 time. Insert the hook into the same stitch the loop is coming from. Yarn over, pull up a loop of yarn. *Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 2 times.

Note: When instructed to work into a ch st, work into the ch sp, and not the ch st itself.

Shawl pictured was made using Yarn Bee Sugarwheel yarn.

Candy Shop Triangle Shawl Instructions

Ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Row 1: CSDC in ring, ch 1, dc in ring. Ch 2, dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring. You should have 8 sts, including ea ch st.

Row 2: Turn. (CSDC, dc) in same st. 2 dc in nxt ch-1 sp. Sk 1 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp. Sk 1 st, 2 dc in nxt ch-1 sp, 2 dc in nxt st. You should have 14 sts, including ea ch st.

Row 3: Turn. (CSDC, dc) in same st. *ch 1, sk 1, dc in nxt st* across until 1 st remains before the corner ch sp. Ch 1, sk 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp. *ch 1, sk 1, dc in nxt st* across to last 2 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, 2 dc in last st. 6 sts increased.

Row 4: Turn. (CSDC, dc) in same st. 2 dc in nxt st. *sk 1 st, 2 dc in nxt st* across until 1 st remains before the corner ch sp. Sk 1 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp. *sk 1 st, 2 dc in nxt st* across to last 3 sts. Sk 1 st, 2 dc in ea of nxt 2 sts. 6 sts increased.

Repeat Rows 3-4 until desired size is reached, or until you are almost out of yarn. (It doesn’t really matter which row you end with.)

Free Crochet Pattern for Easy Triangle Scarf / Shawl

Make Tassels:

If you want to add tassels to the corners of your shawl, stop crocheting when you have about 1.76 ounces / 50 grams of yarn left. Do not cut the yarn and tie off, but instead, find the other end of the yarn in your skein. Make 3 tassels, beginning with the unused end of your yarn.  Click Here for a full video tutorial on how to make tassels.  Once your tassels are made, you can continue repeating rows 3-4 until you are almost out of yarn.

(Making the tassels before the shawl is finished ensures that you have enough yarn to make your tassels. You could even make the tassels before you begin your shawl if you like. However, if you’re using a very long gradient yarn, you may want to make the tassels once you’re almost finished with the shawl (from the unused end of yarn, as directed above). That way, your tassels would match the color of the gradient yarn at the bottom of the shawl.)

Row 5: Turn. 2 sc in same st. Sc in ea st across to corner ch sp. 3 sc in corner ch sp. Sc in ea st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. 3 sts increased. Tie off.

spring summer fashion shawl, lace triangle scarf

To Block:

Lay your shawl out on an ironing board or thick towel. Hold a steaming iron or garment steamer 2”-3” over the surface of the fabric, making sure to move the iron / steamer around so all the crochet fabric gets steamed. Allow the shawl to dry / cool.


Pin your shawl out onto foam blocking mats and spray with water until all of the crocheted fabric is wet. Allow to dry.

Sew a tassel to each corner of the shawl, if desired. Weave in ends.

Crochet Triangle Shawl - Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

This pattern is intended for your personal use only. You may not share it, copy it, sell it, give it away, or mass-produce the finished product. However, you may sell the finished items on a small scale, as long as you convey in your item description that you used a Yay For Yarn pattern.

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  1. Alexandria Mendez

    Your amazing with these patterns i really appreciate you and thank you for sharing with me

    • Yay for Yarn

      You’re welcome, Alexandria! I’m so glad you are enjoying the patterns!


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