Amsterdam Crochet Your Fade Shawl Free Pattern

I am so beyond thrilled to share the first design in my new Shapes Of Things Series; The Amsterdam Crochet Your Fade Shawl free crochet pattern. This asymmetrical crochet scarf will let you tell your color story and be wrapped in style.

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When I went to New York for Vogue Knitting Live I was overwhelmed by all of the beautiful knit shawl creations. It got me thinking about ways to create new crochet shawls with the same concept. I knew it would be an asymmetrical design and thought about Amsterdam Avenue in NYC - one long continuous Avenue that changes with the cityscape. Truly this Avenue changes seamlessly from Tenth Avenue to Amsterdam Avenue without even a bump. I wanted a shawl to do that in a color story.

And if you read my VKL haul recap then you know how much fun I had (and yarn I bought) at the Stephen & Penelope Booth. In particular - a huge stash of Undercover Otter and a heaps of fun with Petra, the master of neon herself.  I mean come on... Could it be more magical or serendipitous that I had purchased the perfect yarn for this design from an Indie Dyer from Amsterdam!!! 

Ah yes... so since January; there have been many stitches, many hours and many more stitches bringing what was a concept, an idea to life.  And it is perfect. More than I imagined I am in LOVE with it. I am so pleased to bring this final work to you. I hope that you enjoy this pattern and create your own color story with it!

Materials

Category 2 Sport Weight Yarn - Undercover Otter Singularity used in design sample
Color A Rare Exports (pink): 280 yards
Color B Gwynne (speckle) :  300 yards
Color C Blackheath Woods (teal):  420 yards
Crochet Hook: Furls Streamline G / 4mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Tape Measure

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:

ch – chain loop
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
st(s) – stitch(es)

PATTERN NOTES:

  • Begin with magic circle or ch 3, sl st together to form a circle.
  • When you begin Color C, the beginning ch 2 WILL act as a st
  • You will NOT Cut yarn or turn at color change rows.  Pick up where that color left off and work in same direction as previous row.

GAUGE:  20 sts x 16 Rows in hdc = 4” square (before blocking)
You may see significant change in finished measurements after blocking.
Finished measurements BEFORE blocking:  77” x 63” x 35”
Finished measurements AFTER blocking:  84” x 66” x 38”

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Color A:

Begin with magic circle or ch 3 and sl st together to form a circle.  Then in either the magic circle or ch 3:
Row 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), 3 sc,Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), hdc in sc, 2 hdc in each of next sc, Turn. 5 hdc
Row 3: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), hdc across, Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), hdc across, [2 hdc] in last 2 sts of previous row, Turn. 2 sts inc’d, 7 hdc
Row 5: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), [2 hdc] in last hdc of previous row, hdc across then hdc2tog last 2 sts, Turn. 7 sts
Rows 6-99: Repeat Rows 4 & 5 alternating. 101 hdc at the end of Row 99
Row 100: Repeat Row 4. 2 sts inc’d, 103 hdc

COLOR CHANGE SECTION

COLOR B:
Row 101: Ch 1 (does NOT act as a st), sc across. 103 sc

COLOR A:  ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 100***
Row 102: Repeat Row 5. 103 hdc

COLOR B:  ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 101***
Row 103: Ch 1 (does NOT act as a st), sc across. 103 sc

COLOR A:  ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 102***
Row 104: Repeat Row 4. 105 hdc

COLOR B:  ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 103***
Row 105: Repeat Row 5. 105 hdc

COLOR A: ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 104***
Row 106: Ch 1 (does NOT act as a st), sc across. 105 sc

COLOR B: ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 105***
Row 107: Repeat Row 4. 107 hdc

COLOR A: ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 106***
Row 108: Ch 1 (does NOT act as a st), sc across. 107 sc

COLOR B: ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 107***
Row 109: Repeat Row 5. 107 hdc

COLOR A: ***do not change direction – pick yarn back up where you ended Row 108***
Row 110: Ch 1 (does NOT act as a st), sc across, Fasten Off Color A. 107 sc

COLOR CHANGE COMPLETE

COLOR B:
Row 111: Repeat Row 4. 109 hdc
Rows 112-177: Continue Pattern Repeat Rows 5 & 4 alternating. 175 hdc at the end of Row 177

Rows 178-187  
Repeat Color Change Pattern Rows 101-110 using Colors B & C. 179 sc at the end of Row 187

 

COLOR C:
Row 188: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), hdc across, [2 hdc] in last 2 sts of previous row, Turn. 189 hdc
Row 189: Ch 2 (acts as first st),  [2 hdc] in last hdc of previous row, hdc across then hdc2tog last 2 sts, Turn. 189 hdc
Row 190: Ch 1 (does NOT count as stitch), hdc across, [2 hdc] in last st & top of ch 2 of previous row, Turn. 191 hdc
Rows 191-240: Continue Pattern Repeat Rows 189-190 alternating. 232 hdc at the end of Row 240

Fasten off.

Pin shawl to blocking board, stretching to open up stitches.
Wet or steam block.
Weave in all ends.

PIN IMAGE THIS TO SAVE IT FOR LATER

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