Blog Crochet Shawls Featured Free patterns

Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern – Faded Blooms

February 17, 2021

Sharing is caring!

Faded Blooms is a Crochet Lace Shawl Pattern that creates a beautiful accessory to brighten a winter coat or a lightweight shawl for warmer evenings.

A very pretty shawl design with a fabulous drape, using approx. 800 – 900m of fingering weight yarn. 2 beautiful skeins of yarn is all that is needed to show off this large and lacy triangle shawl in an easy 2-row repeat pattern. Made using basic crochet stitches that combine to create an interesting shell stitch pattern, that is relaxing and quick to crochet.

Video to make this pattern coming soon:)

crochet lace shawl pattern

The yarn has beautiful shades of purple, lilac and pinks in glorious faded hues, reminding me of Summer flowers fading in Autumn. I dry Hydrangea flowers every year from my garden and love the rustic charm of the faded blooms during the Winter. They remind me of my lovely Mother who loved to grow Hydrangeas in all the colours.

The shawl is large and very drapey, perfect size for wrapping yourself in! The shawl is worked from the top down so you can easily adjust the size. I have many Free Patterns for shawls on my blog in all shapes and sizes! You can check them out below:)

Crochet Shawls

Read on for the instructions below or you can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing. Thank you for your support!

The pattern is in US crochet terms

Skill Level – Easy

Only basic stitches are used in this shawl but some concentration is required until the row increases are established.

Materials

Green Elephant Yarn Fingering Weight /425m/4 ply Sock: 75% SW Merino Wool/25% Nylon/100gr) 1 skein in Larkspur and 1 skein in Lilac (Yarn A & Yarn B)

Note: The above yarn is no longer available. You can use 2 skeins or 800 – 900m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook

A small amount of contrast yarn for tassels

4.0mm crochet hook, or whatever hook size gives a loose tension

Measurements

Shawl measures 78 in [198cm] wide x 38 in [96.5cm] depth after blocking

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

St       stitch

Sc      single crochet

Dc      double crochet

Sp      space

UK crochet terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

St       stitch

Dc      double crochet

Tr      treble crochet

Sp      space

Notes (Read carefully)

  • The main body is worked top down, increasing on each side and in the middle to form a triangle
  • The shawl can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • You can use any Fingering weight yarn to achieve a similar effect
  • Includes written instructions.
  • Gauge is not important
  • TIP: Placing a stitch marker in centre space can be helpful
  • Pattern is written in US crochet terms with UK terms in Abbreviations

Special Stitches

Shell: work [1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st] in the stitches indicated in pattern

Instructions for Faded Blooms Crochet Lace Shawl

Using 4.0mm hook and Yarn A, chain 8 and join into a ring

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout pattern at beginning of a row), 5 dc, ch 2, 6 dc into ring, fasten off yarn A and turn – 12 dc, 1 x ch-2

Row 2: Join in Yarn B, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1 here and throughout pattern at beginning of a row), shell (see special stitches) in next 5 sts, ch 4 (centre of shawl), skip centre ch-2 sp, shell in next 5 sts, ch 1, 1 dc in last st (top of beg ch 3), turn – 8 dc, 6 x ch-1, 1 x ch-4

Row 3: Ch 3, 5 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st (centre dc of shell), ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], [5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc] in centre ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], 6 dc in last ch-1 sp, fasten off yarn B and turn – 22 dc, 2 sc, 1 x ch-2, 4 x ch-3

Row 4: Join in Yarn A, ch 4, shell in next 5 sts, ch 4, skip next [ch 3, sc, ch 3], shell in next 5 sts, ch 4, skip centre ch-2 sp, shell in next 5 sts, ch 4, skip next [ch 3, sc, ch 3], shell in next 5 sts,  ch 1, 1 dc in last st, fasten off yarn B and turn – 14 dc, 10 x ch-1, 3 x ch-4

Row 5: Ch 3, 5 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], [5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc] in centre ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], 6 dc in last ch-1 sp, fasten of Yarn A and turn – 32 dc, 4 sc, 1 x ch-2, 8 x ch-3

The next 2 rows form your pattern repeat. You will change colour every 2 rows

Row 6: Join in Yarn B, ch 4, shell in next 5 sts, * ch 4, skip next [ch 3, sc, ch 3], shell in next 5 sts; rep from * until centre ch-2 sp, ch 4, skip centre ch-2 sp, * shell in next 5 sts, ch 4, skip next [ch 3, sc, ch 3]; rep from * until last 6 sts, shell in next 5 sts, ch 1, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, 5 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], * 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc]; rep from * until centre ch-4 sp, [5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc] in centre ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc], * 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip next [dc, ch 1], 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip next [ch 1, dc]; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, 6 dc in last ch-1 sp, turn.

Rows 8 – 53: Repeat rows 6 & 7 changing colours as instructed. Fasten off yarn

You can finish on any odd row of pattern (row 7 of repeat). Depending on your tension, you may need to finish on an earlier row. Make sure you leave enough yarn to make tassels if you wish.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Soak your shawl in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. Take your time pinning your shawl…….it will make a huge difference to the finished piece! Add tassels if you wish.

Tassel Instructions

Make 3 tassels as follows: Using a book approx. 8” in width, cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel. Wrap yarn around book about 50 times (depending on thickness required). Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Wrap another length of yarn around tassel 1” from top approx.8 times and knot ends together. Trim if needed and sew securely to 3 corners of shawl.

You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or on Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing. Thank you for your support!

Find more Free patterns here

If you make this pattern, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet – I can’t wait to see what colours you use with this pattern!

The photographs and pattern contained on this page are the property of Annie Design Crochet.com.
You are welcome to use this pattern to make items to sell,  and I would appreciate that you include a link to the free pattern with credit for the designer, thank you!
No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is permitted.

    Leave a Reply

    [instagram-feed]

    shares