Faux Fade Wrap by Knits N Knots

Faux Fade Wrap

by Knits N Knots
Crochet
February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet worked flat
3.5 mm (E)
1500 yards (1372 m)
One Size
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About
This multi-coloured faded wrap is made from a simple 2-row repeat, and uses just single crochets! The only technique you need to know is is how to work the colour changes, but I promise – once you see how easy it is to do one row, it’s a breeze. I even included a link to a video to show you exactly how it’s done!

Typical “fades” normally work the colour changes a bit differently than I have done in this pattern. Usually, an old colour will transition to a new colour over many rows, fading slowly from old colour to new.

Here, what I’ve done is work each colour-change section by working simply alternating A, B, A, B, A, B, etc, rather than A, A, A, A, B, A, A, A, B, B, A, A, B, A, B, B, A, B, B, B, A, B, B, B, B or something like that which would gradually fade the colours from old to new. This is why I named it the “Faux Fade Wrap”.

This is much simpler way to achieve a unique colour transition (and it makes it a really easy pattern to work while you’re watching TV and you don’t have to pay that close of attention to your counting)! While only 5 colours are used, it gives the appearance of 9 thanks to the “faded” sections.

Measurements
See photos for schematic with dimensions listed.

Gauge
4” = 24 sts x 28 rows in single crochet worked flat

Yarn
5 different colours of WeCrochet/Knit Picks Pallete fingering weight yarn
Colour A: Merlot Heather  (1 ball or 231 yds)
Colour B: Brown Sugar (1 ball or 231 yds)
Colour C: Serpentine (2 balls or 462 yds)
Colour D: Tumeric (2 balls or 462 yds)
Colour E: Coriander Heather (2 balls or 462 yds)

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