The Wishing Well Wrap is my best-selling crochet wrap design of all time!
wishing well wrap crochet pattern
This crochet shawl has it all!
It has color, it has neutrals, it has simple stitches, and it is a free design. It’s the crochet wrap design Wishing Well Wrap!
This flexible crochet wrap accessory is one of those crafts that requires some practice at initially. Then, around the fifth row, you’re racing along, watching the current season of New Girl with your hands on autopilot. Isn’t that the most wonderful type of pattern?
I adore this crochet shawl because it is SO adaptable. Make it smaller, larger, see how the color changes, let it go, and make it solid. Tassels, no tassels, multi-colored tassels, fringe, anything you like.
In essence, the world (and this wrap) is your oyster. So go ahead and do it!
In this crochet wrap shawl, cake yarn produces a lovely fading look.
Beginner-friendly and Netflix-friendly.
Rejoice, both beginning and experienced crocheters! This crochet shawl is easy to make. Once you’ve mastered the repetitions (which should come fairly fast because we’re just repeating the same two rows thousands of times), you’ll be ready to throw on a movie and unwind with a mindless project.
The end product will not appear quick or easy, despite the fact that it was both! It appears lacy and complex, and the color-changing yarn just adds to the project’s simple ease. The first impression is that this wrap required the skills of an experienced level artisan. It’s actually simply a succession of double crochets and chain stitches joined together to make small eyelets. You’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily this crochet shawl pulls up!
A crochet shawl with simple stitches and drapey tassels is a breeze to make.
But first, let me tell you about this fantastic yarn and other cake possibilities —
I enjoy eating, er, crocheting, CAKE!
For this crochet wrap, I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Mandala Baby yarn! I first spotted this colorway in New York City at the Lion Brand Yarn Blogger’s Bash, and I immediately turned it over to see what it was called. Does anybody else do this? The name of the color very much determines whether or not I’ll use it, lol! It was dubbed “Wishing Well!” As though I couldn’t possibly adore it any more.
The new Mandala Baby collection is only available at Walmart Stores and LionBrand.com, and it was designed with children in mind. You guys, soft hues and neutrals suited for little newborns with the prettiest colorway names! Neverland, Echo Caves, Pixie Hollow, and Unicorn Cloud are just a few examples. You can find them all here.
My crochet shawl was made with Lion brand mandala yarn.
This wrap would look great in any of the Mandala Baby yarns or the classic Mandala yarns. These feature richer colors and equally amusing colorway names, such as Wizard, Harpy, Pegasus, and Brownie. Check them out here (there are a lot more selections online than in shops!)
Cake yarn crochet wrap pattern
Cupcake is a third expansion of the self striping yarn cake extravaganza from Lion Brand. These are the family’s smartest members, and they truly carry a punch! Cupcake hues abound, and they may have the nicest names of them – Apple Picking, Sand Castle, Jelly Bean, and my personal favorite, Coffee Break – are you kidding me?! Is it possible to get any cuter? Check out those babes right here.
Cupcake yarn was used to make the crochet wrap design.
crochet wrap design in progress wishing well wrap
Why is Cake used?
I’d never used cake yarn before starting this Mandala Baby craft. And by “cake yarn,” I mean one of the many self-striping yarn varieties that have been flying off the shelves of craft stores in recent years. They feature large chunks of color that abruptly transition to the next color, and they typically contain multiple different colours in one cake.
I like this idea since it takes a lot of the guessing out of choosing colors that go well together. It’s done for us by the yarn companies! (Many thanks, LB.) So, despite the fact that the Wishing Well Wrap features lovely blue and brown tones with just the proper amount of white tossed in. I’m not entirely responsible for producing that enchantment; the yarn did a lot of it for me!
The Cutting of the Cake
I’ll tell you that I cut and spliced the yarn just a smidgeon to get the stripes in my wrap to lie the way I wanted them to. I only did this three times. I noticed a color change coming up and felt it would be too sudden to switch colors in the middle of a row of stitches. So I decided to clip that yarn before starting my next row, set aside a few yards of that last color to go to the next color, link the yarn with my new color, and continue stitching.
Most of the color transitions worked perfectly for me and my wrap; the color changed either as I started a new row or simply around that region. And since I wasn’t too concerned about the stripes being perfect, I just went with it. I’m pleased with the outcome!
And to those of you who are thinking, “Sewrella! You squandered all that time cutting and splicing yarn!” Friends, don’t worry, every time I skipped a few yards of yarn, I saved it and used the remaining parts to make tassels for another project (more on that later)! That was really simply my economical endeavor to use whatever I could from the cuttings I had saved. Isn’t that clever?