With cooler weather on the way, I was inspired to design a stylish and affordable wrap perfect for our SW Florida fall and winter months. I was determined to use only one skein per wrap because I had picked up a single cake each of four colors of Lion Brand Mandala Yarn some weeks ago and just knew these would be perfect to making a little something pretty to keep the chill away. It turns out these wraps are quick to make and look good enough to gift this holiday season. There are 16 fun color ways in the yarn collection and I have created four styles of wrap, the Rectangular (shown here in Spirit), the Asymmetrical, the Triangle and the Vee. The three other styles will be available December 1st, just in time to finish off your holiday gift list!
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Size Info and Materials List
This particular style is an impressive 57” long and 16-1/2” wide.
1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn Mandala in the color of your choice (or 590 yards of a comparable light worsted yarn)
US I-9 (5.5 mm) Crochet hook
Stitch markers and yarn needle
Gauge is not critical but in order to achieve the desired length with a single cake of yarn, take care that 4 rows of sc alternated with 3 rows of trc, ch2 is not much less than 4”.
Skill Level: I’m going to say beginner but you must be familiar with edging techniques and working chainless beginning stitches
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
trc – treble crochet
If you are not familiar with the chainless trc, there are a few variations with tutorials you can find with a Google search, or use a ch 3 and trc in the first stitch.
The beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch. Use stitch markers to note the first and last stitch of each row.
ch2 space – the 2 chains between two treble crochet
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
Row 1: ch 63, trc in 5th chain from hook, *ch 2, skip 2 ch, trc in next ch, repeat from* to last 2 ch, work 1 trc in each of the last 2 chains (19 ch2 spaces and 22 trc), turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each trc and 2 sc in each 2 ch space (60 sc), turn
Row 3: work chainless trc (see notes) in first sc, trc in next sc, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, trc in next sc, repeat gtom * to last 2 sc, work 1 trc in each of the last 2 sc (19 2 ch spaces and 22 trc)
Repeat rows 2 & 3, alternating rows of trc, ch 2 and sc rows until desired length, ending with a row of trc, ch2, turn
OPTIONAL Solid Stripe: to better define the color changes, work a solid strip of 3 sc rows as follows
Row 1: ch 1, sc in each trc and 2 sc in each 2 ch space (60 sc), turn
Row 2: ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in BLO of next sc, sc in FLO of next sc, repeat from * to last sc, work 1 sc in last sc, turn
Row 3: repeat row 2, turn
Resume alternating trc, ch2 and sc rows until next color change.
I ended with 42 rows of trc, ch2 and 9 solid stripe at color changes
Edging: The edging is worked on 3 sides only: the two short sides and the long side of chainless trc.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in each trc and 2 sc in each 2 ch space to the last trc, make a corner by working 3 sc in the last trc; work 4 sc in each chainless trc and sc in each sc along long side to last stitch of the beginning chain, make a corner by work 3 sc in that chain stitch; continue short side with sc in each chain with a trc and 2 sc in each ch2 space to the end, turn (your stitch count on the long side will depend on the number rows you’ve worked, each short side should have 59 sc plus 3 sc in the corner)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc to corner, work sc, ch1, sc in corner sc (the second of the 3 sc in previous row), continue on long side sc in each sc to corner, work sc, ch1, sc in corner sc (the second of the 3 sc in previous row), continue along short side with sc in each sc, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in each sc to corner, work sc, ch1, sc in corner ch 1 of previous row, continue on long side sc in each sc to corner, work sc, ch1, sc in corner sc in corner ch1 of previous row, continue along short side with sc in each sc, turn
repeat row 3 until edging is desired width (or to use up all of the yarn if no embellishments are needed), fasten off
OPTIONAL final edging row: attach contrast yarn in 1st sc of opposite corner (not where previous row ended), loosely sl stitch in BLO of each sc and ch 1 on three sides of edging, fasten off
OPTIONAL: add flowers or tassels made with remaining yarn.
Pattern and photos © Jennifer Wingard, A Country Yarn Handmade. LaBelle, FL, USA