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Faded April Showers Wrap – Free Pattern

So my original plan for the Faded April Showers Wrap was to release it in April. Here we are in June – and obviously that didn’t happen! So while it’s keeping the same name I had originally intended – it’s my June baby now.

For this shawl I used Stroll yarn from WeCrochet. This fingering weight yarn is available in a lot of cool colorways and types – from handpainted to tonal to tweed to solids. They even have bare Stroll you can dye yourself!
I used a gradient pack they sell all together – the Bayou Fade – but you can mix and match any fingering weight yarn. You will need about 1250 yards total for this pattern. I used 5 colors and have broken out the yardage requirements for each in the materials section below. However – feel free to switch it up with three color or four colors – whatever you like! If you choose to use fewer colors, then just do your fade sections at the spot most appropriate for your desired fade.

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Let’s get on to the pattern. While I will always have this absolutely FREE version up on my blog, I also sell premium PDFs on Ravelry. These PDFs are ad free, printable, and low cost.

Materials Needed:
Yarn: 1250 yards fingering weight, wool is recommended. You will need five colors – 90 yards of Color 1 (Hummingbird Hand Paint), 235 yards of Color 2 (Frolic Hand Paint), 350 yards of Color 3 (Kiwi Tonal), 350 yards of Color 4 (Celery Seed Hand Paint), and 230 yards of Color 5 (Poppy Field Tonal).
Hook: 4.5 mm (US G+) or size needed to meet gauge
Locking stitch marker
Scissors
Darning Needle

Abbreviations Used:
Ch: chain
St(s): stitch(es)
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Sk: skip
Sm: stitch marker

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ = 16 sts by 12 rows blocked

Finished measurements: 92″ long by 38″ wide

Notes:
Ch 1 at the start of each row does not count as a st.
Shawl is worked from the skinny end to the wider end.
You may customize your length by adding or subtracting rows.
Each row adds one st.
Move your sm each row.
Pattern is written for five colors, with each indicated as C1, C2, C3, C4, or C5 before each row.


Special st:
Picot: Ch 4, slst to first chPattern:
With Color 1, Ch 9
C1 Row 1: Hdc in 2nd st from hook and each st across, place sm in between your 4th and 5th hdc, turn. <8 hdc>
C1 Row 2: Ch 1, 2hdc in first st, 2hdc in next st, each st until one st before sm, sk 2, hdc in each st until 1 st remain, 2hdc in final st, place sm in the gap where you sk sts, turn. <9 hdc>
C1 Rows 3 – 34: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 35 – 36: Repeat row 2.
C1 Rows 37 – 40: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 41 – 42: Repeat row 2.
C1 Rows 43 – 44: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 45 – 48: Repeat row 2.
C1 Rows 49 – 50: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 51 – 78: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 79- 80: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 81 – 84: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 85 – 86: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 87 – 88: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 89 – 92: Repeat row 2.
C2 Rows 93 – 94: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 95 – 122: Repeat row 2.

C4 Rows 123- 124: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 125 – 128: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 129 – 130: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 131 – 132: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 133 – 136: Repeat row 2.
C3 Rows 137 – 138: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 139 – 156: Repeat row 2.
C5 Rows 157- 158: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 159 – 162: Repeat row 2.
C5 Rows 163 – 164: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 165 – 166: Repeat row 2.
C5 Rows 167 – 170: Repeat row 2.
C4 Rows 171 – 172: Repeat row 2.
C5 Rows 173 – 185: Repeat row 2. <192 hdc>
C5 Row 186: Ch 1, *sc 4, picot*, repeat from * to * across, sc in final 4 sts. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

Row Stitch CountRow Stitch CountRow Stitch CountRow Stitch Count
18485595102141148
29495696103142149
310505797104143150
411515898105144151
512525999106145152
6135360100107146153
7145461101108147154
8155562102109148155
9165663103110149156
10175764104111150157
11185865105112151158
12195966106113152159
13206067107114153160
14216168108115154161
15226269109116155162
16236370110117156163
17246471111118157164
18256572112119158165
19266673113120159166
20276774114121160167
21286875115122161168
22296976116123162169
23307077117124163170
24317178118125164171
25327279119126165172
26337380120127166173
27347481121128167174
28357582122129168175
29367683123130169176
30377784124131170177
31387885125132171178
32397986126133172179
33408087127134173180
34418188128135174181
35428289129136175182
36438390130137176183
37448491131138177184
38458592132139178185
39468693133140179186
40478794134141180187
41488895135142181188
42498996136143182189
43509097137144183190
44519198138145184191
45529299139146185192
465393100140147186192
475494101

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