Alpaca Your Wrap

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Last fall I designed the Fallen Leaves Slouchy Hat – in gorgeous Baby Alpaca from the LB Collection! It was just one skein, and it was so fun to make. Well, I finally got my hands on some more of this lovely yarn, and have designed a luxurious wrap to match! However, “Fall Leaves Wrap” is the name of another gorgeous pattern by my friend Jessie At Home – which you should totally check out HERE, it’s amazing! So to avoid confusion, the companion piece to the Fallen Leaves Slouchy Hat has a name all it’s own – the Alpaca Your Wrap!

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Long time readers know I can hardly every resist a pun – especially a yarny one! So you’ll have to forgive me this one… the pattern is worth it! Whether you use the same delicious baby alpaca I did or the yummy yarn of your choice, the Alpaca Your Wrap is gorgeous!

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The stitch pattern is reminiscent of falling leaves, and combined with the border detailing it’s both feminine and modern. It’s extra long in length – perfect for those of us who aren’t a size 2 – and both light and cozy warm at the same time. Wear it over your shoulders like a traditional wrap or stole, wind it around your torso like a clever sweater, or bunch it up around your neck as an oversize scarf. No matter how you wear it, it just screams luxury!

Alpaca Your Wrap - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

Alpaca Your Wrap

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Row 1(WS): Ch 76, dc in the 5th ch from the hook (counts as 1st st/dc2tog), ch 1, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1**, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch repeat from * finishing last repeat at ** with 4 ch remaining, skip next 2 ch, dc2tog in last 2 ch, turn.

Row 2(RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), skip ch sp, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, *dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch sp, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2; repeat from * to end, skip last ch sp and dc in top of 1st st (the ch-3) of last row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in the 1st st, ch 1, skip the ch sp, dc2tog, working the first half in the next st, then skip 2 sts, then working the second half in the next st, ch 1. *(Dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, ch 1, dc2tog, working the first half in the next st, then skip 2 sts, then working the second half in the next st, ch 1; repeat from * to end, skip last 2 chs and (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip the ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch sp, *dc in the next st, 2 dc in the ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch sp; repeat from * to end, skip next ch sp, dc in next st, skip last ch sp, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip the 1st st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip ch sp (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, ch 1, *dc2tog, working the first half in the next st, then skip 2 sts, then working the second half in the next st, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st, ch 1; repeat from * to end, skip ch sp, dc2tog in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 6 – 73: Repeat Rows 2-5.

Row 74: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st and each st across; turn. (73 sts)

Row 75: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, *ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next st; repeat from * to end working last sc in top of ch-3, turn. (24 ch-3 loops)

Row 76: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, ch 1, *sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 3; repeat from * to last loop, sc in the last loop, ch 1, hdc in the last st, turn. (23 ch-3 loops and 2 ch-1 loops)

Row 77: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 loop; repeat from * finishing last repeat with sc in last st of previous round, break yarn and finish off.

Row 78: Join yarn to foundation chain on RS, repeat Row 1 working st pattern into opposite side of foundation chain of like sts, turn. (So do not Ch 76, but join with a sl st in the base of the first st, ch 3, dc in the base of the next st, and continue according to the pattern).

Row 79 – 150: Repeat Rows 2-5.

Row 151 – 154: Repeat Rows 74-77, do not break yarn, turn.

Edging: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *2 sc in the next ch-3 loop, sc in the next st, repeat from * to end of row, sc evenly along side of wrap to opposite end**, sc in the first st of Row 77; repeat from * ending at **, break yarn and seamless join to first st of edging. Wet and/or steam block to open up lace.

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Gorgeous, no? The Alpaca Your Wrap is a great traveling companion – light and lacy enough to fold up small, cozy enough to battle changeable weather, and versatile enough to wear a variety of ways! Whether you take it on the road or wrap up around the house, I hope you enjoy this free crochet wrap pattern! And if you’re giving crocheted gifts this holiday, be sure to click the link below for free printable handmade gift tags from Craftsy!

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  1. 1

    Carolee says

    Tamara, your patterns are all so stunning! It amazes me that you continue to share them with us for free!
    You are by far my favorite designer/blog! !!

  2. 5

    Veronica Rausch says

    Do you have a video tutorial for this? I do much better if I can see what you’re doing, as I’m not very good at reading patterns yet but I can follow a video. Thank you!

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    Inga Cruse says


    Its really a wonderfull wrap.but i have a Problem, i m german, i m not able to translate your short describtion like ch or dc or WS . is there any possibility you send me the original words for any Chance to translate?
    Thank you


    • 20

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hello Inga! Ch is chain, dc is double crochet, and WS is wrong side (and RS is right side). :) I hope to get a stitch guide for standard crochet abbreviations up on the site soon!

  4. 21

    Deborah Zotian says

    This is so beautiful! I have some verigated yarn at home in fall colors – I think it would be beautiful in this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  5. 29

    cary says

    Your patterns are more beautiful with each new posting! I went out and purchased some lovely grey yarn for this project.
    Thank you for sharing your creations.

  6. 30

    Rhea says

    This is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try to make it. One problem.. when I try to print it, the middle of the instructions are covered with ads so I can’t read it! Any explanation or tips on avoiding this?? thanks

  7. 32

    Megan says

    Love this pattern! I consider myself an advanced beginner and I think I can do this pattern. When looking at the chart could I just mirror image it since I am left handed? The charts seem to help, but sometimes I get confused since I am working in the opposite direction.

    • 33

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Megan! Yes, just go in the opposite direction for each row – the pattern is pretty reversible, so you should be fine! 😀 Thank you!

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    Diana ter brake says

    Thank you so much for the added chart, I’m dutch so it’s easier for me to work from a chart.
    I just love your work, so can’t waith to make this beautifull wrap.

    • 35

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m American and I wrote the pattern and I find it easier to work from the chart myself lol! 😀 Thank you so much Diana!

  9. 36

    oly says

    Hello Tamara! :) Congratulations for another stunning pattern! It is still hot here in Greece, but I would like to get started with this project in order to have it ready for when the cold comes.. Yarn selection here is pretty limited, but I managed to find an 100% Alpaca yarn.. the problem is that it is fingering and not DK! what would you suggest? should I use it with a smaller hook?

    • 37

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Oly! Thank you so much! Ah, I hope to visit Greece someday, even if it’s hot lol. 😀 Ok, so back to the yarn… I would try holding 2 strands of the fingering weight together, and using the 5mm hook. The two strands together should be about DK weight!

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    vicki says

    I am a 67 year old grandmother of 3 grand daughters . I’ve been crocheting only a couple of years . I’ve looked at alot of patterns online and made some. Yours are by far the most beautiful. So glad I saw your blog on facebook.

    • 41

      Tamara Kelly says

      Alpaca does not have lanolin in it, which is what people are usually allergic to in wool, so if you haven’t tested alpaca specifically yet, you might want to go fondle a skein in a LYS and see if it’s okay for you. Otherwise, silk has a lot of drape, or you could use acrylic and give it a good heavy steam blocking. :)

        • 43

          Tamara Kelly says

          😀 I hope it works for you Darlene! It might not be the lanolin that turns out to be behind your wool allergy, but it’s worth fondling some alpaca in the store to find out! 😀

          • 44

            Darlene says

            I finally went and fondled some alpaca and all seems good! The store only had chunky so I’ll have to go somewhere else to look for the baby alpaca. Now to find a time to make it as well, I’m working on the CAL right now, making two or maybe three!

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    Kim domingue says

    Thanks for your response to Darlene. I, too, am allergic to wool and had no idea that alpaca doesn’t have lanolin in it! So, I’m off this week to my favorite yarn stores to fondle some long avoided yarns! Thank goodness most of the other patrons are yarn geeks too, otherwise I’d probably have a lot people giving me very odd looks! Lol! By the way, the pattern is lovely, understated and elegant while being quite feminine. It’s definitely on my to do list! Thank you.

    • 51

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Marietjie! I didn’t see it when I made it, but I think a few people are going to use the pattern that way, and I think it’ll be lovely!

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    Lidija says


    • 64

      Tamara Kelly says

      CSS is officially worsted, but it’s on the thin side. So I’d stick with H, or maybe try an I if it seems a little too tight.

    • 68

      Tamara Kelly says

      This is probably a more intermediate pattern. But there will be a tutorial video later this week that should help a lot, so if you’re determined, it might be doable!

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    Inese says

    Just wanted to say a big THANKS for writing not only the written pattern but making the symbol chart. That helps heaps!!!

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    Renee Melton says

    Well, I “liked* your Facebook post about this wrap and was immediately asked by someone who saw it to make 6 of them for Christmas gifts!! Excited, but kind of freaking out!!! :-)
    Anyway, he would like them to be about 60″ so they are more of just a shawl length. I was reading over the pattern and from what I can tell it looks at though I should work the first set of row 2-5 repeats until a little shy of 30″ in order to get the desired length, since it appears you repeat the whole process over again after that?
    Any suggestions you have would be helpful since I won’t really have a better feel for the pattern until I actually make the first one. Thank so much!!
    And thanks for the lovely FREE pattern!!! You do amazing work and the fact that you share your patterns with all of us is much appreciated <3

    • 81

      Tamara Kelly says

      Oh my, that’s a lot! 😀 You’ve got it exactly right! The last 4 rows of edging there add just about 1 1/2 inches, so work til you’re around 29″ or as close as you can get with a Row 5 repeat, and you’ll be all set! (I always err on the side of too big than too short… obviously lolol.) Thank you so much Renee! 😀

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    Cristina D. de Karnakis says

    Hello, Thanks for the lovely pattern . I made one wrap already using a cotton/linen blend. I am working on a second one with wool/acrylic blend. I was just curious. On the written pattern when you are on row 78 when you join yarn to foundation chain, you repeat row 1 or row 2? Logically it should be row 2 since the pattern begins with row 1 , and we are working on the opposite side. Could you clear my doubts please. Maybe I have gotten it wrong.

    • 84

      Tamara Kelly says

      I started over with Row 1 – minus the chaining, which I now realize could be very confusing as I didn’t spell that out! I’ll edit the pattern to be a bit clearer. Thank you Cristina!

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        Melanie says

        Hi. I’m just wondering if when you join the yarn onto the foundation chain for row 78, does this mean there are two of the same rows directly next to each other?

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    ELLYB says

    Hi, I was following the written instruction and the numbers didn’t work out so I’m now looking at the chart and realize that you ‘skip 2′ only the first time, you have to skip only one on the next repeats. I think you should rework the instruction for row 1 to make it right. It is a gorgeus wrap, can’t wait to make it, thanks for the pattern.

      • 89

        Amy Mason says

        I too noticed this, on row 1 you skip 2 chains at the beginning and the end, but in the pattern repeat it is only a skip 1. The chart is correct, just not the written instructions.

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    tasha says

    I’ve never commented before but I am a huge fan of yours.
    Whenever I’m led to your site from All Free Crochet I know I’ll love the pattern.
    My admiration for you started years ago with the crochet alphabet.
    Now I’m literally and figuratively hooked. Lol


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    cary says

    I love this pattern but I’m having trouble with row 78. Could you maybe write the specific directions for the row as you did them? My difficulty lies in interpreting row 1 onto the foundation chain
    Thanks so much.

    • 98

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m not sure what else I can say besides what’s already there. You crocheting into the foundation chain exactly as in Row 1, except as noted. Because it’s the exact same row, the stitches will be worked into the same chains as Row 1. Does that help at all?

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    Petra Farmer says

    Why do you stop at row 78 and then working from the bottom again? Can’t you just continue until it is as long as you would like I be?

    • 105

      Tamara Kelly says

      :) The only emails I send out are the weekly newsletter – it’s free, and the signup is at the top of the blog!

  20. 106

    Bridget says

    Thanks for the Ravelry link right at the top of your blog post. I have added it to my queue! Beautiful pattern.

  21. 108

    Arlene says

    Wondering about row 2 — when you hit the first repeat, there’s nowhere to put the dc. I end at a chain space. So what I’m seeing is It repeats the the last step we did just before the repeat first starts. Is that right? Where can we fit second dc, ch 2 in a row for the rest of the way without skipping a chain space? Or is it something I’m doing wrong? I tried following the video for this part and it looks like you’re skipping the space where the written instructions tell us to dc, ch 2 again. I’m sorry. I’ve undone and redone my work 6 times so far (varying from starting all over, to just beginning row 2) but can’t for the life of me figure out where I’m going wrong when I get to this part. I’m fine up until the first repeat starts.

    By the way, what a gorgeous pattern! Thank you for sharing it so freely! I’m so excited to complete this.

  22. 110

    Melanie says

    I’m working on this pattern right now. Thank you so much for the chart, being taught by a lefty makes me more visual as my work seems to be opposite of a “normal” righty, and when reading pattern it just never seens to be right to me. I’m using schachenmayr smc Divari, alpaca blend, wrap suggests using 6-7 size needles/hook,20rows x 13M=10cmx10cm seems to be a heavier wool then yours. what size would you say it is.

      • 112

        melanie says

        Thanks for the reply, I’m about half done now, and will post picture when I’m finished. I might make a couple of scarves for family, as it works up pretty quickly and is really nice. Will baby yarn work for this pattern?

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    Cary wolking says

    I finished my wrap a few weeks ago when we still had fall weather here in Kentucky. Today we have about 3-4 inches of snow on the ground and I’m on a snow day. I plan to wrap myself up in my finished wrap when I go back to school tomorrow. Perfect timing for a perfect wrap. Thank you for providing the crochet world with such beautiful pieces.

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    Lara says

    I’m only about 20 rows deep, but I already love it! I’m an advanced beginner and your instructions are always so easy to follow!

    This is my first time trying natural fibers (I’m using a deep red mohair/wool blend), so steaming/blocking will be new for me, but very much looking forward to the finished piece, thank you!!

  25. 120

    mo says

    If i’m understanding the instructions correctly, are you saying to work the pattern through Row77 and then go back to the foundation row and work another Row 1-77? so essentially the foundation row becomes the middle of the wrap?

  26. 122

    Dineo says

    I love this wrap.thank you for the pattern.can you maybe post a pattern of a dress with long arms please..i love your work.

  27. 126

    LaDonna Lynn says

    I would like to make this for a spring/summer wrap I a lighter weigh yarn. I very often need just a little something on my shoulders with sleeveless dresses in the summer with air conditioning. So you think the Patons brand Silk Bamboo yarn would be a god choice?

    I have absolutely loved every pattern of yours that I have made (mostly for gifts) and can’t wait to try this one just for me!

    Thank you,

    LaDonna Lynn

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    Julie says

    Just to add to the chorus, This Is Beautiful! I’m going to make one for my mom, right after I finish my donation Leaping Stripes baby blanket. Thank you!

  29. 130

    Francesca says

    I’m halfway through this great pattern and I’m having a lot of fun! I’m lucky I’m stuck inside because of the snow so I can carry on hooking! Just a question: When you start back from row 79 you say to have RS facing, but previously row two was RS (and I thought row 80 would have to be to): is this for any particular reason? does it avoid the wrap to become slanted? I visually prefer to have all the even rows on the same side of the work but I might be wrong!
    thanks for your great work, Tamara!

    • 131

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Francesca! Thank you so much, I’m glad you’re enjoying it! :) I thought it was a little easier to crochet into the chain from that direction, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter, so you can crochet in from either side. :)

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    cristina m says

    Such a lovely pattern! It’s gorgeous! I would love to make this large enough to drape over the back of my sofa. Great job on this beautiful pattern & thanks so much for sharing!

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    Janine H. says

    This is wonderful thank you!

    Can you help me determine what kind of yarn and hook to use for a pattern I saw on Pinterest? It is written in foreign language and doesn’t seem to say?

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    Tina Cannan says

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I decided a couple of weeks ago to teach myself to crochet and after a week of practising stitches, flowers, cords, edgings etc I was desperate to try and make something and I came across your link. I LOVED the wrap and used it as my first project which I have now completed and even though I say so myself, it looks stunning. I was searching for associated projects using the same pattern and I though a cap of sorts and fingerless gloves might look pretty together when I read that these patterns were intermediate level. I can only state that your instructions were perfect and I followed the pattern with ease so for my very first project, I am thrilled with the outcome I wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you.

    • 140

      Tamara Kelly says

      Wow, that’s awesome!! 😀 Thank you so much Tina, I think you’re off to an amazing start – clearly you’ve found your talent!

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    Amy says

    Are you sick of comments yet? LOL Well, I just LOVE this — making a wrap for my MIL for Mother’s Day. Almost done. I’m at 56″ long — getting there!

    So, my question is this: She’s about 5’3″. I’m tall, 5’9″, so I know I’d make the full length (95″) for myself. What do you think about the length for a shorter woman for a wrap? I suppose it might matter “how” she would wear it (*if* she even does! I hope so!), wrapped around, or just draped. But, I was wondering your thoughts on this? Thanks so much, and for the wonderful pattern! :)

    • 142

      Tamara Kelly says

      I love comments! 😀 I would probably take some length off – it’s hard to say how much for sure. 6-12″ maybe? Even more important than her height might be her overall size – a plus size woman needs more length for wrapping no matter what her height. :)

      • 143

        Amy says

        Thanks — appreciate your thoughts. She’s not plus-sized, so I think that I will stop about a foot short, and see if I can find a model and see how it looks. Making it out of cotton, too — she’s in FL. Hoping for a cool night for her to wear it. I’m loving how it’s turning out!

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    Carol says

    Dear Tamara,
    Ever since you released this pattern I have wanted to start hooking it. All I needed, was the yarn, then a few weeks ago, I found that my daughters new landlord, had a small herd of alpaca’s , which produces a wonderful yarn, in cream , grey, (mix of two) and two beiges, they are not cheap, £15 for 100 grams, they have the same wpi as the one you used .
    I started using a cream, but found that it sheadded two much, so I am now using nearly the same colour as yours.
    May I send you a picture , when I complete , which will be a few weeks as I need to finish my long awaited stash bag, of many colours.
    I recently finished the waves baby blanket in blue and green, for a friend.

    I wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful work to make these patterns, we are blessed to have your blog, so we too may create little works of art.
    Thank you from across the pond, somewhere very North of London , but not quite Scotland.


    • 146

      Tamara Kelly says

      😀 Thank you so much Carol!! It was so fun to read your note! I’d love to see a photo – it sounds like it’ll be a particularly special piece! You can email it to me at tamarakelly at, or post it to the Moogly Facebook page!

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    Audrey says

    Is there any other kind of yarn that could be used. I’m not sure where to find this one. and prefer cotton

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    Paula says

    I’m sorry to bother you with this but I have been trying to download your pattern Alpaca your wrap and can not I have made sure your site is trusted so pop up blockers do no not interfere and have even turned them off. Saw the tutorial for printing the pattern and followed it and can just not get it to down load. I generally do not have problems with this sort of thing or can figure it out but not this time. As I said sorry to bother you. Thanks for any help you can send my way. By the way your pattern looks gorgeous can’t wait to try it out.

    • 150

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Paula! Thank you! I’m so sorry you’re having so much trouble. Have you tried copying and pasting it into a word document, and then printing it off?

      • 151

        paula says

        That worked. I must say that was the first time I did that, but I now have the pattern in print. I will have to look it over and make sure I got everything and then I can get some yarn and go to work. Thanks ever so much for the wonderful pattern and the help. I will let you know how it turns out. I really love making shawls especially ones that are long and wide. The bigger the better. I personally don’t like shawlettes unless it is for a young lady. And that is not me anymore by my physical age. Mentally I am only 3 1/2 years old, have been for a very, very long time. Thanks love your work wish I was as talented.

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    WheelyBad says

    Wow! Saw this on Lion Brands Twitter feed, it’s stunning. Will be following you from here on in and will be checking out your back catalogue.

    All the best x

  38. 155

    Nancy McQuade says

    Dear Tamara,

    What a beautiful pattern! I am new to crocheting – have done 2 fairly simple cowls so far. I am excited to move on to a scarf that is a little more “difficult” but also very pretty and lacy and this scarf fits that description. However, I have difficulty determining which yarn will be suitable for a specific pattern. I love the alpaca wool you have used but I want to make a blue coloured scarf. How would I know which yarn will be comparable to the alpaca? Thank you.

    • 156

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much Nancy! This is a great question!
      The first thing to look at is the weight. In the US, most yarn labels have a number within a skein, a small graphic image. These range from 0 to 6. The yarn used in this pattern is a “3”, aka DK weight. So that’s the first thing to look for. Then you look at the fiber content. You can look for another alpaca, an alpaca blend, or a wool… or if you are allergic, you’ll want to use an acrylic or cotton. Each of these will behave a little bit differently. For instance, the alpaca tends to grow a lot while blocking, whereas acrylic or cotton won’t open up as much – but will be easier to care for! A good wool blend can be a great middle ground. A great site to take a look at is!

      • 157

        Nancy mcquade says

        Thank you for your quick reply! It is always great to learn something new every day. I have looked at the website you recommended and it is fantastic – lots of educational information too. I found a beautiful Alpaca yarn, Andean Treasure in beautiful jewel colours, but is “sport weight”. The little tutorial in the website said that sport weight and DK weight are often used interchangeably. What are your thoughts? The weight yields less length of yarn and therefore I would guess that I would need to buy more weight for the piece? I truly appreciate your help. When I have finished the scarf I will send a picture! Regards,
        Nancy McQuade

        • 158

          Tamara Kelly says

          You’re very welcome Nancy! :) When figuring out how much to buy, always go by yardage – and if it’s lighter, you may want to buy a little more! Sport is a bit thinner than DK, and *should* get the yarn symbol “2”, but sometimes “3” weight yarns can be labeled Sport too… confusing, eh? Ultimately, it’s often a case of triall and error!

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    Alex says

    I really loving this pattern! I am about half-way through, and I have a question: I see in the picture that both ends of the wrap have rows 74-77, but I do not see in the pattern where you mention adding 74-77 behind row 1. Did you break the yarn to do this or did you do it as you were working the edge? Thanks!

    • 161

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you! Please not that after Round 77 you break the yarn, and then start again working off the opposite end. So “Row 151 – 154: Repeat Rows 74-77, do not break yarn, turn.” Repeats the edging.

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    Nancy mcquade says

    Dear Tamara,
    I apologize for asking what is probably a dumb question but being new to reading a more complicated pattern I am no understanding exactly the instructions. So I worked through the 5 rows with the 28 stitches and that all went well (I am practicing with old yarn). Then I expanded to 36 stitches and I don’t know where I am going wrong on reading the pattern. Row 1 says:
    Row 1(WS): Ch 76, dc in the 5th ch from the hook (counts as 1st st/dc2tog), ch 1, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1**, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch repeat from * finishing last repeat at ** with 4 ch remaining, skip next 2 ch, dc2tog in last 2 ch, turn.
    now the way I see this, withe repeat as it states I am not doing a dc2tog after the first 2. The repeat is only for *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1** so that for much of the pattern there are no dc2tog and I don’t think that is right?

    • 163

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Nancy! No apologies needed! :) This is definitely a more advanced pattern.
      Each repeat starts at the * and continues until the end word “finishing”, except for the very last repeat, which ends at **. Does that help?

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        NaNcy mcquade says

        I think then that there is a dc2tog at the beginning and end of row 1 and only *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1** between those 2. I think I am making this more difficult than it has to be so I will carry on and see how I do. Thank you again for helping a novice!

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    Nancy McQuade says

    Dear Tamara,
    I have just completed the first 73 rows of my wrap. Are you able to guesstimate how long the wrap should be before blocking?

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        Nancy McQ says

        Dear Tamara,

        This is the first piece I will have blocked! It sounds like there is no way to predict how much bigger it will be once it is blocked. When I look at the photo of the wrap in your pattern, the lace is very “open”, and presently, my wrap’s lace hardly looks open at all. I have no idea , when I block it, how much I can stretch the piece. I don’t want to overstretch it either. Is there a good website or video you can refer me to to get the hang of this? I know it is difficult to explain this kind of thing in writing.

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          Tamara Kelly says

          Hi Nancy! With wet blocking, you just keep stretching until you like the look! I’m afraid I don’t know of any way other to explain it. I usually stretch until it seems to “stay”.

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    DEB says

    Your row one is very confusing. As stated it goes through all the directions and then tells to repeat from * to ** but I happened upon another comment that explained it. Would be easier to follow if you did the repeat to ** then said what to do at the end. JMO. Going to give it another shot and see what happens as I really want to make it for my mom. The other rows were confusing as well with going through all directions then saying to repeat.

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    Jomarie says

    This is beautiful! I may have missed it somewhere but what color did you use for this pattern? I really love exactly what you’ve made and want it to look identical :) thank you for posting beautiful free crochet patterns. God bless

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    karmandrea says

    Another gorg pattern! Just dbl chking bc I was confused by written pattern… watched video. End of row two is a dc into top of ch 3, skipping the dc stitch immediately before it?

    And end of row 5 — that’s a dc2tog in top of last dc & top of ch3? Written pattern mentions ‘3 stitches’, which had me all kinds of stressed. Ha — thanks again for the pattern!

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you! I do recommend checking the chart for stitch placement – it’s a lot easier to show than to say! :) At the end of Row 2, you do dc into the top of the ch-3, skipping the dc.
      At the end of Row 5, it is indeed a dc2tog in the top of the last dc and the top of the ch-3. Looks like I had a typo there, thank you for letting me know!

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    hadeer says

    hello.. it’s amazing pattern .. thxx so much .. but i have a little problem.. i am from egypt and i can’t understand SC meaning … thanks so much again it’s a really beautiful gift for my mam in the mothers day <3 <3

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    My 23-year old granddaughter saw a picture of this shawl and “hinted” that she would like one as a Christmas gift. It was so fun to make and, needless to say, she loved it. I also made the matching hat. I enjoyed working with alpaca yarn–a rare treat for me to work with such a high-quality yarn.

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    Miranda says

    Hi, thank you for sharing the pattern. I really love this stitch. Is there also a triangle model version of this scarf?


  1. […] Alapaca Your Wrap is an intermediate level pattern – like most crochet lace patterns, there are lots of skipped stitches and decreases and increases and such. But really, it’s mostly double crochets and chains – which means most crocheters have the skills, it’s just the pattern reading that can trip you up. If you can work from charts, that’s much easier, and there’s one linked in the original pattern. But for the rest, here’s a video tutorial for the Alpaca Your Wrap! […]

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