Ombre Shawl using Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations

I love Ombre shawls, using the Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations I was able to design this beautiful shawl.  I wanted to take full advantage of the ombre effect created when using the new Caron Cakes by Yarnpspirations.  This design allowed me to make a shawl that would show off this beautiful effect.   I want to thank Yarnspirations for sponsoring this post.  This design and ideas are my own.  This shawl will make a great gift or make it for yourself.  Caron Cakes are exclusive to and available at Michaels stores.

Ombre shawl using Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations

Ombre Shawl using Caron Cakes by YarnspirationsSupplies needed to create your Ombre Shawl

Supplies needed for  your Ombre shawl

2 Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations (colorwave of your choice)

Yarn needle


H- Crochet Hook  5mm

Square (I used a CD case) to measure your yarn for tassles

Here is a back view of the shawl.  Can you see the beautiful ombre effect not only on the body of the shawl but also on the tassles?  Keep reading to learn to crochet this beautiful shawl.

Back of shawl

Here you can see the ombre effect of the tassels

Instructions for your Ombre Shawl: 

Gauge:  4dc = 1 inch

Note: This is a granny style stitch. You will be creating a triangle shape shawl. You will be working sets of 3dc into the ch-2 spaces. In the center point of your triangle you will work; 3dc, ch 3, 3dc all into the ch-3 space of the center.  

To begin: Chain 4, into 1st chain [2dc, ch 3, 3dc]

Row 2: chain 3 (counts as dc here and thru out pattern), turn work, 2dc into same stitch (1st dc of previous row), ch 2, [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] into next ch-3 space, ch 2, 3dc into last dc of previous row

Row 3 – 27 : ch 3, turn work, 2dc into same stitch, IMPORTANT: You will be working sets of 3dc into each ch-2 space followed by 2 chains. In the center point of your triangle you will work; [3dc, ch 3, 3dc]  followed by 2 chains.  The last 3dc set is worked into the last dc of  the previous row.  This will create a granny style stitch.

Please note:  On some rows, the last dc will be the 3 chains you worked to go up a row.  In that case, you will work your last dc set into the third chain of the previous row.  (the ch 3 counts as a dc).   In each row you will be adding more 3dc sets which are followed by 2 chains.  This will grow your triangle shawl shape.

Continue pattern repeat until you have your desired size. I worked 27 rows and then added my final finish edge row. If you want your shawl to be longer keep working until you have the desired size. I like to measure from the top center to the point of the piece. When worn it should go just below your waist. (It can be longer to suit your tastes.  However, you will need to adjust the repeats of the  last row to accommodate extra rows.  The 5 sets of [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] will still be worked in the center.)  See photo below for close up of beginning of shawl.

Granny Stitch Shawl close up

Close up photo of granny shawl



Row 28: Chain 3, turn work, 2dc into same st, ch 2, *in next ch-2 space {3dc, ch 3, 3dc], ch 2, in next ch-2 space 3dc, ch 2*, rep from * to * 12 times, in next 4 ch-2 spaces you will work [3dc, ch 3, 3dc], ch 2, 3dc into next ch-2 sp, **in next ch-2 space [3dc, ch 3, 3dc], ch 2, in next ch-2 space 3dc, ch 2**, rep from ** to ** 13 times, work last 3dc into the last dc of previous row.


Triangle Point of  Shawl:

ombre shawl tassels

close up view of top of triangle point of shawl

You will now begin adding your tassels into the ch-2 spaces along your shawl edge.


Adding Tassels (Optional)

Find a sturdy piece of card or other household object approximately the height of what your desired hassle length. I used an old CD cover case. It was study and a good height. See photo:

Making Tassles

Measuring yarn for tassels


Wrap your yarn at least 3 times around the CD (Or cardboard) and cut along the bottom edge. Now grab your yarn from the center. You will now begin adding your tassels into the ch-2 spaces along your shawl edge.  You can use a larger hook to pull thru the center section of your yarn thru the ch-2 opening.  It doesn’t matter which side you pull your yarn thru just be sure you do it the same for the entire edge of the shawl.

I began working from the outer edges in.  First, add tassels on one edge and then the other. Adding the tassels in this order will ensure that you continue the ombre effect on your tassels. This will give a neater appearance as well. As you use up the yarn the ombre effect continues.   Since the body of the shawl has the ombre effect it is best to continue the effect on the tassels as well. See photo below:


Adding tassels to shawl

Adding tassels to shawl


In this photo of the shawl you can see the ombre effect taking place with the tassles.  It began light at the edges and grows darker as we reach the center point:



Back of shawl

Here you can see the ombre effect of the tassels

Now trim your tassles so that they are all approximately the same length.  Next sew in any tails.  Your shawl is now ready to be enjoyed!   If you enjoyed this  post be sure to let me know if the comments below.  This shawl makes a great gift.


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27 Responses to Ombre Shawl using Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations

  1. Lucy October 25, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    This is a beautiful shawl. Thank you for sharing it. Hopefully some day you will be able to make a video on how to make this shawl. I am a visual learner and I would love to make this for myself. Would it be possible to see a video on how to make this shawl in the future? *fingers x’d*. Thank you and as always, love your work!

    • Yolanda October 25, 2016 at 11:09 am #

      Yes, I am working on one. With Christmas approaching I think it would make a great gift. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    • Kathy January 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

      I don’t see where it tells how many chains to start with. This starts with row 2 or am I missing something! Please help!

      • Yolanda February 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

        You probably missed right at the top.. before row 2. Maybe I should have labeled it Row 1 to avoid confusion.

        To begin: Chain 4, into 1st chain [2dc, ch 3, 3dc]

  2. Dianne October 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Will there be a video? I want to
    Make this but I have never completely followed a pattern.

  3. Trisha October 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    It’s beautiful😊. I will try doing the pattern myself but if I need help I will keep my eyes open for the video 😉

  4. moonstarcan October 26, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    i will be making these for gifts well done ! thank you

    • Yolanda October 27, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      you are welcome

  5. Nina October 26, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    I would love to make a poncho using Caron Cakes and this pattern. Do you have a already have a pattern that I can use? I only have two cakes, do you think I could make a poncho with only two? Thanks so much for what you’ve given us.

    • Yolanda October 27, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      This is the pattern that I used with 2 caron Cakes…follow these instructions

  6. Rosie H. October 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    I am also a visual learner and new to crocheting. I used your video for the Simple Shrug and made two! One for myself and one for my mother. The shrug was my first project in crochet. She was so impressed. She is a pro so coming from her really made me proud! After wearing mine to work, I had several people ask where I learned to make it and sent them to your video! I hope you will continue to produce videos for us!

  7. Carmen October 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    Beautiful shawl ❤️❤️

  8. Linda October 27, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Yolanda can you recommend some super easy and fast shawls ? I have been making hats and am really behind on my prayer shawls. thanks so much love watching your vidios.

  9. Michele Makarewicz December 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    This is a fun and easy pattetn. I have been making them for years. To those visual learners, don’t be afraid it really is easy to do, once the pattern is set. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the blessings of prayer shawls.

  10. JUDY A PAYNE December 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Yolanda, this is beautiful …. I just bought some Caron Cakes yarn and am going to make one …. Thank you for your pattern …..

  11. Judy Beasley December 9, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. It is a beautiful shawl.

  12. Yente56 January 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Did you just crochet as the colors came off the ball or did you cut so that they started at the beginning of each section?

    • Yolanda January 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      I did they as they came off the ball.. if you look closely there are a couple of rows that don’t go all the way to the end.. but it blends in

      • Yente56 January 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

        Thank you

  13. Sasha June 12, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    In row 2 at turn work, then dc into first D.C.- I’m getting lost! My row one turned into a triangle so turn what? Please help!

    • Yolanda June 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      It is supposed to be a triangle.. the shape of the finished shawl is a triangle

  14. Cindy L Day June 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Having trouble finding yarn color .What is the color name besides the Caron cakes ? Beautiful shawl !

    • Yolanda June 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

      there are about 8 different color ways.. I like how it transitions color. Not too short, not too long.

  15. jbrownscombe February 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    Hi there, which colourway did you use in this pattern? I would like to use the same caron cake colour as you did. Thank you 🙂

    • Yolanda February 15, 2018 at 10:01 am #

      Oh, gosh I don’t even remember now. They keep coming up with new ones and this was from their original offering to celebrate their birthday.

  16. maria bravo September 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi , it is possible to make this shawl with other than varón cakes ? like I love this yarn , for example?

  17. maria bravo September 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Sorry I meant “caron”

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