Easy Mindful Crochet Shawl Pattern From Gradient Yarn Cake

This is an easy and beginner friendly crochet shawl pattern using a gradient yarn cake and an easy combination of basic crochet stitches.


I am so excited to be sharing this gradient yarn cake crochet shawl pattern with you! Not only have I designed the crochet shawl, I have also picked the colours for my own gradient yarn cake.

INSPIRATION FOR MY GRADIENT YARN CAKE CROCHET SHAWL

I am in love with the coral and grey colour combination of this shawl. The colours are contrast but somehow compliment each other in a harmonious way. I name this yarn cake and shawl Painswick.

Painswick is a lovely little village not far from where I live and it has the most stunning Rococo Gardens. It is one of those places that you can visit many times but still be in awe when you visit again. It was one of the places we had shortlisted for our small wedding ceremony! If you fancy visiting (virtually) you can see where the colour inspiration has come from.

In rococo times during 1700s people loved to show off their wealth by having elaborate gardens. They used these rich and opulent spaces to entertain and show off.

This is the feeling I tried to bring forward with my crochet shawl. Show of the beauty of crochet stitches but with minimal effort! Because let’s be honest, I don’t have maids and servants… lol

model wearing gradient yarn crochet shawl

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gradient yarn crochet shawl pinterest graphic

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YARN I USED FOR MY GRADIENT YARN CROCHET SHAWL

The gradient yarn cake was made by Crochet UK. You can find their shop HERE. Melanie has a wide range of ready to ship yarn cakes, cakes that she has designed herself and are made to order. You can also design your very own custom yarn cake picking from loads of colours. The cake I designed and used is Painswick and you will need 500 m length and 4-ply weight for this crochet shawl.

MATERIALS

  • Crochet UK yarn cake
    This pattern has been designed with Painswick yarn cake (500m; 4-ply yarn cake). However, the pattern will work with any length or -ply yarn cake as it is worked over 4-row pattern repeat. Once you set up the pattern repeats you can carry on working the 4-row repeat until you run out of yarn 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (or size recommended for your chosen -ply yarn cake) 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors

GRADIENT YARN CROCHET SHAWL FINISHED SIZE

78 cm at the widest point x 135 cm long

TENSION 

7 st groups x 7 rows measures 10 x 10 cm in pattern repeats

tension swatch of crochet shawl

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

dc- double crochet

V st- V stitch (1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc) worked in same st/sp 

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

PATTERN NOTES

  • Pattern starts at the bottom point of the shawl 
  • You increase at one side of the shawl creating a triangular shaped shawl 
  • I suggest placing a stitch marker on the side of the triangle to indicate which side is the increase side 
  • Each row starts with 3 ch, if you find that the increase side is getting a bit tight and stretched you can replace the beginning 3 ch stitch with 4 ch.
sketch of triangular gradient yarn crochet shawl

GRADIENT YARN CROCHET SHAWL MAIN PATTERN

Chain 4.

Row 1: miss 3 ch (counts as first dc), 4 dc into 4th ch from hook, turn. 5 dc 

Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first dc here and throughout), miss next dc, 1 V st in next dc, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn 

Row 3 (increase row): 3 ch, 1 V st into same st at the bottom of 3 ch, 3 dc into next V st, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn

Row 4: 3 ch, 1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn

Row 5 (increase row): 3 ch, 3 dc into same st at the bottom of 3 ch, 1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn

PATTERN CONTINUES

Row 6: 3 ch, 1 V st in middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st, 1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn.  

Row 7 (increase row): 3 ch, 1 V st into same st at the bottom of 3 ch, 3 dc into next V st, (1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st) repeat across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn. 

Row 8: 3 ch, (1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st) repeat across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn. 

Row 9 (increase row): 3 ch, 3 dc into same st at the bottom of 3 ch, (1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st) repeat across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn. 

Row 10: 3 ch, (1 V st in middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc into next V st) repeat across to last 4 sts, 1 V st into middle dc of next 3-dc group, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch from previous row, turn. 

Repeat Rows 7 – 10 for pattern. 

BORDER 

Row 1: sl st to first 3 ch-sp, 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), (2 sc, 3 ch, 2 sc) into same 3 ch-sp, *1 sc into first dc of next 3-dc group, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) into next dc, 1 sc into next dc, (2 sc, 3 ch, 2 sc) into 3 ch-sp; repeat from * to end. Fasten off. 

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS 

Sew in all ends. Firmly block to open up the lace and border patterns. 

I hope you enjoy this easy and mindful crochet shawl pattern. If you love it, why not share with your crochet loving friends using the social media buttons below!

If you enjoy crocheting shawls I would love you to check out my other shawl patterns. Beatrix Shawl is another super easy triangular shawl. The lacy border on my Peafowl Feathers Shawl is so pretty and delicate but so easy to achieve. If you fancy more of a challenge, why not try filet crochet with my Electric Blue Crochet Shawl

And if that is still not enough of crochet shawls for you, I have rounded up 15 STUNNING FREE CROCHET SHAWL PATTERNS from some of the best designers.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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3 thoughts on “Easy Mindful Crochet Shawl Pattern From Gradient Yarn Cake

  1. I love that this is a three ways of style one looks like a ripple, the other direction is just gorgeous lace and last it is a shawl which is always great to have.

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