By Melissa Mall
Model: Melissa Mall
This wrap is possibly the most versatile rectangle I’ve ever made. With the simple addition of two large buttons, it can be worn in a variety of ways – and no one will ever know that you’ve essentially just brought a blanket out with you. (The simplicity of construction makes this ideal for beginners who want to make something more interesting than dishcloths.)
The yarn I selected for this project has long, subtle color repeats, allowing it to do the heavy lifting of adding visual interest to the extremely simple stitches of this wrap.
Size: One size; 17″ x 62″
- Lion Brand Tweed Stripes [100% Acrylic; 144yd/132m per 85g/3oz skein]; color: Ozark Forest; 4 skeins
- L/8.00mm hook
- 2 – 1.5″ buttons
Gauge: 8sts/8rows = 4″ in patt.
Row 1: Ch 127, sk 2. Dc across. (125dc) Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sc across.(125 sc) Turn.
Row 3: ch 2, dc across. (125 dc) Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for patt. until piece measures 17″ from start, ending with a repetition of Row 3.
Turn work 90 degrees, ch 1, and evenly space sc across end of rows. Finish off. Join at other side, ch 1, sc across end of rows at opposite sides, finish off.
Finishing: Weave in all ends. Sew on buttons on long side of wrap, one 4″ and the other 15″ from the corner. Wear however you like. (Any pair of dc anywhere on the wrap may be used as buttonholes.)
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons nine and under. They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.