Fortune’s Shawlette, and your requests, are the inspiration for Fortune’s Wrap! While the Shawlette is small and dainty, looking lovely as a light summer layer on the shoulders or as a cozy cowl, Fortune’s Wrap is oversize, cozy, crazy versatile… with a little bit of bling!
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The bling on the ends of the Fortune’s Wrap come from a bit of Kreinik Twist held together with the yummy Lion Brand Superwash Merino. It’s optional of course, but it’s a great way to dress up your wrap, and your look!
The wrap itself is nicely long and wide – my friend Kim Guzman called it a “Goddess Wrap”! I love that! This means it’ll fit everyone, plus sized or no.
Wear it over your shoulders with a little black dress, wrap it around your neck as a gorgeous scarf, pin it at the shoulder for the perfect fall look – and make one for a friend who needs an extra hug.
- US – L, 8.0 mm hook (Clover Amour recommended)
- 900 yds Lion Brand Superwash Merino (3 skeins; 100% merino; DK / 8 ply; 306 yds /280 m; 3.53 oz) in Wild Berry
- Optional: Kreinik Twist Blending Filament in Berry (less than 1 cone used)
- Stitch Markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
- Gauge (after blocking): 5 blocks = 4″ as measured along a straight edge
- Finished Size (after blocking): 20″ x 93″
- Click HERE to go to the video tutorial
Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch; turn. (1 block)
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, (slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; turn. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] twice; turn. (3 blocks)
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 3 times; turn. (4 blocks)
Row 5 – 25: Continue as above, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 25 blocks across. (25 blocks)
Row 26: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 24 times, sl st in next ch-3 sp, (last block does not have a new block added to it); turn. (25 blocks)
Row 27: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch sp, sl st in next dc, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 25 times; turn. (25 blocks)
Row 28 – 85: Repeat Rows 26 – 27. (For a shorter wrap, stop at after any odd numbered row and go to instructions for Row 86.)
Row 86: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch sp, sl st in next dc, [(slip st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row] 24 times (last block does not have a new block added to it); sl st in next ch-3 sp, turn. (24 blocks)
Row 87 – 109: Repeat Row 86, decreasing by one block with every row, until there is only one block made on Row 109. Do not turn after Row 109.
Edging Round: Ch 1, sc 444 sts evenly around wrap as follows: 170 sts along each long side, 50 sts along each short side, with one extra st in each corner. Place stitch markers in each of these extra corner sts; join and break yarn. (444 sc sts)
Trim (Repeat on each short end of wrap, holding blending filament along with the yarn if desired):
Row 1: Join to a marked stitch (remove marker), ch 2 (does not count as a st here or throughout), (dc, ch 1, dc) in the 1st st, skip the next 2 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st, skip the next 2 sts; repeat from * until 1 st remains, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the last st, turn. (18 V sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the first st, dc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, *dc 2 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts; repeat from * until there is one V st left, dc in the ch-1 sp, dc in the last st, turn. (36 dc sts)
Row 3: Sl st in 1st st, ch 3, sl st in next st, *ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in next st; repeat from * to end, break yarn and finish off. (18 ch-3 loops)
And scene! That wraps up the Fortune’s Wrap, though you’ll want to weave in the ends (not too many!) and block the finished wrap. You’ll need a fair bit of floor space, or a long dining table – lucky for me I have my grandmother’s 10 seater! But blocking really is worth it, as it opens up the lace pattern beautifully.
I hope you enjoy the free Fortune’s Wrap crochet pattern, and make one for yourself to wear – and then maybe another as a gift!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!