This is the perfect wrap to wear out over the weekend. It's just the right amount to keep you warm and the flower embellishment is a great way to finish it.
- Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m): #9730 Autumn Red (A), 2 skeins (for Wrap and Flower), #9742 Grey Heather (B), 2 skeins. N
- ote: Hold one strand of each color together throughout for Wrap; use single strand for Flower.
- One size US K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook for Wrap. One size US 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook for Flower
- Tapestry needle (tn), Five 4mm round dark grey beads, for Flower, Sewing thread and needle, for Flower, Pin back – 1 1/4" long, for Flower
Not critical for this project
V-st: Work [dc, ch 1, dc] in next st.
Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc), Half double crochet (hdc), Single crochet (sc), Treble crochet (tr). Three and Two Stitch (multiple of 6 sts + 2; 2 row repeat) Work base chain.
Foundation Row (RS): Beg in fifth ch from hook, work V-st in fifth ch, * skip 2 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, work V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 5 ch, skip 2 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 1: Ch 3, *skip 2 sts, work 3 dc in center of dc-3 of previous row, work V-st in ch-1 space of V-st of previous row; rep from * across, end dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, *work Vst in ch-1 space, 3 dc in center of next dc-3; rep from * across, end dc in top of turning ch, turn. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Three and Two st.
NOTE: Wrap is worked from end to end.
Base Chain: Using 1 strand of each color held together, chain 22. (RS) Beg Three and Two st; work even for 15 rows, counting Foundation Row.
Shape Sides: Cont as est, inc one pattern (V-st or dc-3) at beg and end of this row, then every other row twice—3 patterns increased each side; place a marker (pm) each side. Work even until piece measures 30" from markers; pm each side.
Shape Sides: Cont as est, dec one pattern (V-st or dc-3) at beg and end of this row, then every other row twice—3 patterns decreased each side. Work even until piece measures same as first end to markers. Fasten off.
Edging - Shaped sides: Join 1 strand each color with a slip st to corner of base ch; work Shell st evenly along shaped side as follows: Ch 1, * work 3 dc, sc; rep from * to opposite end.
Edging - Ends: Join 2 strands A with a slip st to corner of one end; work Picot edging as follows: Row 1: Ch 2, * hdc, ch 1; rep from * across end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, * sc in next st, [ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made)]; rep from * across, end sc in last st. Fasten off. Using tn, weave in all ends.
Rnd 1: Beg in the second ch from hook, work 8 sc in second ch; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around; join with slip st to first st—16 sc.
Rnd 3: Working in front loop only of each sc of Rnd 2, ch 5 (counts as sc, ch
4), * slip st in next st, ch 4; rep from * around, join with a slip st to first ch of beg ch-5—16 loops.
Rnd 4: Working in back loop of each sc of Rnd 2, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first st—16 sc. Rnd 5: Working in front loop of each sc of Rnd 4, * ch 4, dc in next st, ch 4, slip st in same st, slip
st in next st; rep from * around, join with a slip st to first ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 6: Slip st in back loop of first sc of Rnd 4, * [ch 5, tr in same st, ch 5, slip st in same st], slip st in next st; rep from * around.
Using tn, weave in all ends.
Attach Beads: With WS facing, using sewing needle and matching thread, attach thread to center of flower. * Insert needle through center of flower to RS, thread on first bead, bring needle and thread to WS; rep from * for each bead, forming a circle of beads in the center of the flower, using photo as a
guide. Sew pin back to center of flower on WS.
Hand Washing And Drying: Turn inside out and 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.
Handling Instructions: When using the yarn be sure to tie a knot at the beginning of each skein and at both yarn ends when joining. A small amount of shedding can be expected when using this yarn under normal conditions.