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Plaid Wrap

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This Plaid Wrap is warm and cozy while still looking classy. Make this free crochet project in Simply Soft yarn and enjoy the rich details and long fringe.

 

 

Materials:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft  (100% acrylic; 6 oz/172 g, 330 yds/304 m): #9727 Black, 2 skeins (MC)
  • Caron International's Fabulous (100% nylon; 1.75 oz/50 g, 160 yds/146 m): #0014 Topaz, 4 balls (CC) - use double throughout
  • One pair size US 8 (5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers;
  • Crochet hook size US H/8 (5 mm) for neck finishing and Fringe;
  • Tapestry needle (tn) or bodkin;
  • 10" wide piece of cardboard for Fringe
  • Row counter (optional)

Finished Measurements:

Approximately 24" wide by 44" long, excluding fringe after weaving CC stripes.

Gauge:

In Stockinette stitch, using MC, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.

Instructions:

STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st); Single crochet (sc) 

STRIPE SEQUENCE
In St st, carrying MC loosely up the side when not in use, cutting and rejoining CC
as needed, * work 2 rows CC, 8 rows MC, 2 rows CC, 12 rows MC; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES
1. Wrap is worked in one piece in stripes of MC and CC.
2. After striped piece is completed, two strands of Contrast Color (CC) are woven across the stripes to create the plaid pattern, then wrap is
fringed on three sides.

WRAP
Using MC, CO 130 sts. (RS) Beg St st; work even for 6 rows; place a marker (pm) at each side for hem. Work 12 more rows with MC, end with a WS row. (RS) Beg Stripe Sequence; work sequence 11 times, end with 12 rows MC—264 rows total; pm each side for hem. Cont with MC, work even for 6 more rows. BO all sts loosely.

FINISHING
Hems: Fold 6 rows at CO and BO edges to WS and sew neatly in place. On one long side, fold 4 sts to WS and sew neatly in place.
Crochet Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and MC, join yarn with a slip st to corner of long side opposite hem; ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly along edge. Fasten off.
Markers for Plaid Stripes: Counting from side with crocheted edge, pm on Sts 7, 9, 18, 20, 33, 35, 44, 46, 59, 61, 70, 72, 85, 87, 96, 98, 111, 113, 122 and 124.
Weave Plaid Stripes: Using CC, cut 40 strands each 64" long. Using tn or bodkin, beg at first marker at one end, weave double strand of CC over and under every 4 rows for plaid stripes, alternating sts on each set of 2 stripes by beg every second stripe 2 rows from edge, and leaving an equal length of yarn at each end. Cont until wrap has been completely woven.
Fringe – ends: Using CC, cut 100 strands each 10" long. Holding 5 strands tog, fold fringe in half. Using crochet hook, * insert hook from WS to RS into first st at first woven stripe, pull through loop [fold of strands], insert ends into loop (including strand from woven stripe) and pull tight against edge; repeat from *, adding a Fringe at both ends of every woven stripe across both ends. Fringe – long edge: Using CC, cut 372 strands each 10" long. Holding 6 strands tog, working as for Fringe on ends, attach 62 Fringes,
evenly spaced along long edge. Using tn, weave in ends.

Washing And Drying: Wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water.
Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO
DRY.

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