The Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern is made with just one skein of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, giving this simple fabric a gorgeous ombre look. 

That’s right, you can use just one skein of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball to make this entire crochet wrap pattern.

When Shawl in a Ball was first available a few years ago, I wanted to crochet an accessory that highlighted the light, airy feel of the yarn and the gorgeous ombre fade of the colors.

What is a crochet shawl?

Don’t be fooled by the term “shawl”; it’s not just something your grandma wears around the fireplace.

A shawl is defined as a piece of fabric worn over the shoulders or head, so a more modern term we use to make this accessory seem less old-fashioned is “wrap”.

While a wrap is typically defined as a loose outer garment, I think they can also fit into the shawl category.

Doesn’t wrap sound more fashion-forward?

Whichever term you prefer, this crochet wrap pattern is really easy to make (even if you’re a beginner)!

Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern - woman holding crochet shawl from behind. American Crochet Association

Is the Sunset Crochet Wrap pattern easy to work?

This crochet wrap pattern is easily made in rows of simple stitches that you probably already know (chain, double, single).

The stitches and rows have a slight alteration, so that you’re not just crocheting the same row over and over again.

That helps beginners to build their skills, but also gives advanced crocheters an easy project that’s not too challenging.

What yarn should I use for the Sunset Crochet Wrap?

While the stitch fabric is light and lacy looking, the ombre fade of the yarn colors is what helps to make this accessory really stand out.

You do not need to change colors in this pattern – the ombre yarn does all the hard work for you!

By working from side-to-side, the fabric looks darker on either end and lighter in the middle , giving this piece an intentionally dyed look.

That’s the magic of the ombre coloring in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.

I decided to use the color Sunset for this crochet wrap, but Lion Brand seems to have offered up to 20 different colors in Shawl in a Ball through the years.

But sadly, the last time I checked, Shawl in a Ball was listed as discontinued!

After a few quick shopping searches on Google, Amazon, and Ravelry I was able to find quite a few listings for Shawl in a Ball yarn in a few different colors.

Remember, you only need one skein of this yarn to make one entire crochet wrap!

If you do want to give Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball a try, I’m sharing my Amazon link (affiliate, at no extra cost to you).

Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern - Shawl in a ball ombre yarn wrap laying flat on ground - American Crochet Association

What if I want to substitute yarn for this crochet wrap pattern?

Substituting yarn for this project is absolutely something you can try! has a list of alternatives, right here.

And, you can read more about how to substitute yarn (especially to make this crochet wrap pattern), right here: Understanding Yarn Substitution – An Easy Reference For Crocheters

To see dozens of other finished Sunset Crochet Wrap patterns, click on over to Ravelry for an in-depth look, right here:

Other yarns crocheters used to make this wrap pattern are:

How is the Sunset Crochet Wrap finished?

Did you notice the bright pop of cream around the border?

I did that to bring out the creamy strands in the ombre yarn, and to finish of the edge of the wrap.

The border is optional thought, and you can skip it if you don’t want to add that extra scalloped looking edge.

To finish this crochet wrap pattern, I do suggest blocking your finished fabric.

Don’t worry, blocking doesn’t have to be difficult or scary!

To learn more about how to block pieces of fabric like this, I’ve got some tips to help you get started right here:

Can I change the size of the Sunset Crochet Wrap?

You can easily customize the size of this crochet wrap by adding or omitting rows.

Just measure as you got to make sure the size is exactly what you’re looking for.

The simple stitch and row repeats makes this design fun and easy to work up! 

In addition to changing the size, you can customize this crochet wrap pattern in a yarn, fiber, and color to perfectly match your wardrobe and preferences.

Key takeaways of the Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern:

In addition to the written instructions, you can follow the stitch chart to follow every step and successfully make your own Sunset Wrap. 

When you crochet this Sunset Wrap you’re not just making an accessory, you’re making a statement piece that’s tailored to your preferences.

  • If you can make a blanket, you can make a wrap!
  • Wraps are quick and fun projects to work up!
  • You can easily substitute yarn fibers and colors to make this simple fabric your own style!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: working in rows, stitch tension, gauge & size, border, blocking, finishing techniques & more!

Helpful resources when making the Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern:

Need some inspiration?

Check out other finished projects, here: 

Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern - Ravelry projects - American Crochet Association

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Everything you need to make the Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern:


Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, Aran #4 yarn (58% Cotton + 39% Acrylic + 3% Metallic; 481 yds/440 m per 5.3 oz/150 g skein): Color A: Community Coral, 1 skein

Lion Brand Yarn Sock-Ease, Super-Fine #1 yarn (75% Super Wash + 25% Nylon; 439 yds/401 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): Color B: Marshmallow, 200 yards


  • US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle


18.5 pattern Sts = 4”, 6 pattern rows = 4.5”


17.5” wide x 44” tall



Shawl in a ball ombre yarn wrap laying flat on ground

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Sunset Crochet Wrap Pattern


With Color A, Ch 85.

Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 4 Ch (first Dc + Ch-1), Dc, skip 4 Ch, work 5 Dc into next St, [skip 4 Ch, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next St, skip 4 Ch, 5 Dc into next St] across until 5 Ch remain, skip 4 Ch, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) into last Ch – 81 Sts; 58 Dc + 23 Ch

Row 2: Ch 4 (first Dc + Ch 1, here and throughout), turn, Dc into Ch-1 space, skip 3 Dc, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next St, [work 5 Dc into Ch-3 space, skip 3 Dc, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next St] across until 4 Sts remain, skip 3 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) into last St – 81 Sts; 55 Dc + 26 Ch

Row 3: Ch 4, turn, Dc into Ch-1 space, work 5 Dc into Ch-3 space, [skip 3 Dc, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next, work 5 Dc into Ch-3 space] across until 4 Sts remain, skip 3 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) into last St – 81 Sts; 58 Dc + 23 Ch

Repeat rows 2-3 until 65 rows are complete (ending on a row 3 repeat). Fasten off.


With Right Side of Wrap facing, attach Color B into side of 1st Dc of Row 1. 

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St), [(Sc, Ch 3) into side of Dc] across right side of wrap. Ch 4 at corner, rotate to work across Row 64. Sc into Ch-1 space, Ch 4, skip 3 Dc, Sc,  [Ch 4, Sc into Ch-3 space, Ch 3, skip 3 Dc, Sc] across until 5 sts remain, Ch 4, Sc into last Ch-1 space of Row. Ch 4 at corner, rotate to work across left side of wrap. [(Sc, Ch 3)  into side of Dc] across left side of Shawl. Ch 4 at corner, rotate to work across Row 1. [(Sc, Ch 4)  into Ch-4 space] across row 1, Sl St around first St to join.

Round 2: Work the following into each Ch-3 space: (Ch 3, 2 Dc), Sl St into next Ch space. Work the following into each Ch-4 space around: (Ch 3, 3 Dc), Sl St into next Ch space. 


Fasten off. Sew in all ends, trim excess.

Crochet diagram of sunset shawl stitch pattern and border

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