Thursday, December 18, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Trendy Embrace Wrap

I am SOOO excited to bring this design to you for FREE! It was fun to design, and with the fun pattern--I hope you'll enjoy crocheting it!!! Don't worry, it's NOT hard. If you'll take a second to read through the notes and pattern it is worked in easy rows for the detail part. 

I love this wrap because it can be a larger cowl or a wrap--- use it as needed! I can't wait to see how you use this pattern! Can't you see it in a red/white/black combo? Or OHHHH! A gray, black and white? Yah, it's going to be awesome. Have fun!

FREE CROCHET PATTERN, free cowl pattern, www.rakjpatterns.com
Usage:
- You may use the finished items for personal and commercial use.
- You must use your own photos as a representation of your work.
- You may not use the photo(s) shown.
- Do not resell, share or redistribute the pattern.

How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round.

Materials:
H/8-5.0mm hook
Red Heart Super Saver, medium weight #4 yarn; 100% acrylic
Color A: Sage with flecks
Red Heart with Love, medium weight #4 yarn; 100% acrylic
Color B: Aran
Color C: Tan
Yarn Needle

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip (sk)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)

Gauge: 
14 sts & 16 rows= 2” square in sc
Notes:
1. The wrap is worked in one panel and then sewn together to finish.
2. Please check your gauge.
3. You can substitute the yarn for any worsted weight #4 as long as you match the gauge.
4. To increase or decrease, use the count of 10+1. (Example, chain 130, 140, 150, 160…etc +1 = 131, 141, 151, 161…etc)

 Finished Measurements: 10” x 42” before sewn
FREE CROCHET PATTERN, free cowl pattern, www.rakjpatterns.com

To begin:
Using Color A, ch 141. (see Notes about increasing or decreasing size)
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from the hook and it in each stitch across. (140 sts).
Rows 2-3: Join Color B, fasten off Color A, turn, ch1, sc in each stitch across.  (140 sts). 
Row 4: The following 4 rows will be made from the left to the right and finished off to keep a neat appearance.  The two colors are carried through the whole row – (Hold the unused color to the back and Sc over to keep it weaved in.)
Join color B, ch1, sc in the first stitch, * switch to (pick up the next color, hold other color to the back and ‘carry’ it) color C, sc3, switch to Color B, sc3, switch to Color C, sc3, switch to Color B, sc1,  repeat from * to complete the row.  (You can also follow the graph below.)  At the end of the row fasten off and weave in ends. 



Row 5: Pull up color B, ch1, sc in first 2 stitches, * switch to Color C, sc1, switch to Color B, sc2, switch to Color C, sc1, switch to Color B, sc2, switch to Color C, sc1, switch to Color B, sc3,  repeat from * to complete the row.  At the end of the row fasten off and weave in ends. 
Row 6: Pull up color C, ch1, sc in the first stitch, * switch to Color B, sc3, switch to Color C, sc3, repeat from * to complete the row.  At the end of the row fasten off and weave in ends. 
Row 7: Pull up Color C, ch1, sc2, switch to Color B, sc1, *  switch to Color C, sc2, switch to color B, sc1, switch to Color C , sc2, switch to Color B sc1, switch to Color C, sc3,  repeat from * to complete the row.  You do not fasten off color C at the end of this row, only color B.  
Row 8: TURN, using Color C, ch 1, and sc across the row. Turn.  (140 sts).
Row 9: Turn, ch1, sc in each stitch.
Rows 10-33: Join Color A, turn, ch1, sc in each stitch across.
Rows 34-41: Repeat Rows 2-9.
Row 42: Join Color A, turn, ch1, sc in each stitch.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Using yarn needle, sew short edges of panel together.