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Great Gift Ideas: Knitting and Crochet Patterns
By: Margret Willson for Naturally Caron
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Maroma Wrap can be dressed up or down. It's formal enough to pair with a dress and heels, but comfy enough to curl up on the couch with on cold nights.
Wrap measures approximately 22"/56 cm wide by 68"/172 cm long
Gauge is not critical for this project.
In Lace pattern, using smaller needles, 20 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm
dcd (double centered decrease): Slip 2 sts together,knitwise, to right-hand needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over (p2sso).
k2tog (right-slant decrease): Knit 2 sts together through the front loops.
sk2p (double left-slant decrease): Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over knit st.
ssk (left-slant decrease): Slip 2 sts, one at a time KNITWISE to right-hand needle, return sts to left-hand needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops.
yo (increase): With the yarn in the knit position, bring it to the front between the needles, [to the purl position], then carry it over the needle, ready to knit the next stitch.
Garter stitch (Garter st)
Lace Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 1; 2 sts in Garter st each side = edge sts)
Row 1 (RS): K4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, * k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K2 (edge sts), purl across to last 2 sts, k2 (edge sts).
Row 3: K3, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, k2tog, yo, k5, * yo, sk2p, yo, k5; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, yo, ssk, k2.
Rows 7 and 9: K2, ssk, yo, k5, * yo, dcd, yo, k5; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, yo, k2tog, k2.
Rows 11 and 17: K4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, * k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 13 and 19: K5, yo, sk2p, yo, * k5, yo, sk2p, yo; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 15: K3, * yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 21 and 23: K5, yo, dcd, yo, * k5, yo, dcd, yo; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 25 and 27: Repeat Rows 3 and 5.
Row 28: Repeat Row 2
Repeat Rows 1 – 28 for Lace patt.
Using larger needles, cast on 109 sts.
(WS) Begin Garter st; work even for 3 rows, end with a WS row.
Change to smaller needles and Lace patt; work even for 490 rows (work Rows 1 – 28 a total of 17 times, then Rows 1 – 14 once), end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to larger needles and Garter st; work even for 2 rows.
Bind off all sts loosely.
Rnd 1: Using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st; sc evenly around entire edge of piece, working 3 sc in each corner, join with slip st in beg sc.
Rnd 2: * Work [sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around, end join with a slip st in beg sc.
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