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Hello friends! I’m so excited to bring you this new free crochet pattern! Allow me to introduce, “Sonoran Sunrise Wrap.” I’m enamored with this beautiful wrap! I’m going to buy myself a new maxi dress just so that I can wear this wrap to church (because it always seems to be freezing in the chapel!).
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I’ve stitched this beauty in Cascade Heritage Wave, which is a fairly new line of colors added to the wonderful Cascade Heritage line. Each colorway shifts gradually from one shade to the next. This wrap uses 4 skeins of the main colorway, and 1 skein of an accent color. I’m seriously tempted to make another one with a different color combination!
I’ve sized this wrap generously; the finished wrap is about 16″ x 72″ [or 40.5 cm x 183 cm].
Now without further ado, here is the free pattern…
Sonoran Sunrise Wrap
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Finished Measurements: About 72” [183 cm] long and 16” [40.5 cm] wide.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Wave (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 437 yds [399.6 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight: 1/super fine): Colors #502 Solar (MC), 4 skeins and #508 Tropical (CC), 1 skein.
Crochet Hook: F/5 [3.75 mm], or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle
Gauge: 4 patt repeats x 18 rows = About 4 ¾” [or 12 cm] in Fan and V Stitch from Basic Crochet Stitches: 250 Stitches to Crochet, edited by Erika Knight, published by Interweave Press. For swatch, ch 34, and work in Fan and V Stitch for 18 rows, then measure.
The wrap begins in the center. Work progresses toward one end of the wrap, using half the yarn. After finishing the first end, work progresses from the other side of the foundation chain to the other end of the wrap.
When changing colors, always join new color with sl st in first st and continue with the pattern stitch rows in order.
Fan and V Stitch
Ch mult of 8 + 2 (correct number of chs for wrap is given below).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 3 chs, 9 dc in next ch (fan made), skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn – 14 fans.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first st, *ch 5, skip next fan**, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 30 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in first st, *sc in 5thdc of fan 2 rows below, encasing ch-5 above it within st as you work, skip next st**, 9 dc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, 5 dc in last st, turn – 13 fans, 2 half-fans.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as sl st, ch 2), sk first 5 sts, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc**, ch 5, skip next fan, repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, skip next 4 sts, ch 2, sl st in last st, turn – 28 dc, 1 sl st.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc of 2 rows below, skip ch-2 sp, *skip next st, 9 dc in ch-1 sp**, sc in 5th dc of fan 2 rows below, encasing ch-5 above it within st as you work, repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, sc in last dc of 2 rows below, encasing sl st above it within st as you work, turn – 14 fans.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for patt.
Work 95 rows of Fan and V Stitch with MC, fasten off.
Join CC with sl st as explained in notes, work 2 rows in CC, fasten off.
Work 2 rows in MC, fasten off.
Work 2 rows in CC, fasten off.
Work 4 rows in MC, fasten off.
Work 6 rows in CC, fasten off.
Work 10 rows in MC, fasten off.
Work 16 rows in CC, fasten off.
With WS facing, and working along bottom edge of foundation ch and Row 1, join MC with sl st in bottom of first st or ch, *ch 3, sc in bottom center of next fan, ch 3, sc in bottom of next sc, repeat from * across, turn – 29 sts.
Beginning with Row 1 of Fan and V Stitch pattern, work same sequence and numbers of rows as for 1st Side. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Block if needed.
You can actually see both the right and wrong sides of the stitch pattern in the close-up above. They look slightly different, but you can see that this stitch pattern works really well for a wrap, as both sides look nice. The “wrong side” is on the left, and the “right side” is on the right.
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