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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How to Crochet the Alpaca Your Wrap Tutorial Video
As seen in the video (click to purchase your own):
- US – H, 5.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts Tulipwood used)
- LB Collection Baby Alpaca (“3″ light weight; 100% baby alpaca; 146 yds/133 m; 1.75 oz/50 g; Fawn Heather)
- Alpaca Your Wrap written pattern
The Alpaca Your Wrap can be made with any multiple of 8 sts, plus 4, and to any length desired. So while the written pattern starts with ch 76 (which is 8 x 9, plus 4), you can add or subtract 8 chs to adjust the width to your own preferences.
As for the rows, it's a repeat of rows 2-5, until you get to the last 4 rows of each side, which form a sort of border. Then you join to the other side of the foundation chain and repeat everything you've just done to make the other side. Finally, work a row of single crochet all the way around, and done!
So between the video and the chart (and of course the written pattern), I hope that you can make the Alpaca Your Wrap! As you've seen in video and above photo, it can look a bit scrunched while you're making it. Blocking your wrap when it's finished will really open up the lace and show off the stitches! You can get it wet and pin it out, steam it (don't touch the iron to the yarn!), or pin it and then spray it with water. It's a bit of work, but the end result is worth it!