The Denim Ombre Wrap is super soft, crazy cozy, and a fabulously free crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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Denim Ombre Wrap Inspiration
Inspired by gorgeous Lion Brand Jeans yarn and one of my favorite vintage stitch patterns, the Denim Ombre Wrap is so wonderful to crochet! The yarn is just as soft and plush as can be, and the finished shawl fits almost any adult. And the stitch pattern has this softly scalloped edge built right in.
A Unique Border Plan
One of the unique features of this pattern is the way the yarn is set aside for the border – and the way you can make a multi-colored border without adding any more ends to your project! It’s all due to the use of long tails and butterfly bobbins.
There’s a tutorial for how to make the bobbins below, and using them for the border like this is pretty darn smart if I do say so myself. By leaving long tails at the beginning and/or end of each color section, you can use those tails when making the border. Here’s a picture of the shawl after Row 36, ready for the edging!
Just use the butterfly bobbins to keep the ends neat and ready and waiting for you, and a stitch marker to hold the bobbin in place along the side until you’re ready for it.
Add your border with no extra ends to weave in – I call that a perfect finish!
Denim Ombre Wrap
US-K, 6.5 mm – Furls Crochet
1080 yds Lion Brand Jeans (Worsted/yarn symbol “4”/UK: 10 ply; 246 yds/225 m; 3.53 oz)
Color A – Faded (1 ball, or 240 yds)
Color B – Stonewash (1 ball, or 200 yds)
Color C – Classic (1 ball, or 200 yds)
Color D – Brand New (1 ball, or 200 yds)
Color E – Stovepipe (1 ball, or 240 yds)
Stitch Markers – Clover
Shawl Pin Shown: LickinFlames
Gauge: 12 sts x 7 rows = 4″/10 cm in pattern
Finished Size: 63″ x 20″
Stitch Multiple: 12 plus 7, plus 2 for the starting chain
v st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st
shell – (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st
STITCH PATTERN CHART:
Row 1: With Color A, ch 213, dc in the 6th ch from the hook (skipped chs count as first dc and skip 2), [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in the same ch, *skip 3 ch, v st in the next ch, dc2tog over the next 3 ch (skip center ch), v st in the next ch, skip 3, shell in the next ch; rep from * across, until 3 ch remain, skip 2 ch, dc in the last ch, turn. (18 shells in each row throughout pattern)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, may substitute chainless starting double crochet if desired), skip 2 sts, shell in the ch sp of the first shell, *v st in the ch sp of the next v st, dc2tog in between the posts on either side of the dc2tog of the previous round, v st in the ch sp of the next v st, shell in the ch sp of the shell; rep from * across, dc in the last st, turn.
Row 3 – 7: Repeat Row 2; at the end of Row 7, break yarn leaving a 30-foot tail at the end (put into a bobbin), do not turn.
Row 8: With Color B, leaving a 4-foot tail at the beginning, join to first st of Row 7 with a double crochet, skip 2 sts, shell in the ch sp of the first shell, *v st in the ch sp of the next v st, dc2tog in between the posts on either side of the dc2tog of the previous round, v st in the ch sp of the next v st, shell in the ch sp of the next shell; rep from * across, dc in the last st, turn.
Row 9 – 14: Repeat Row 2; at the end of Row 14, break yarn leaving a 4-foot tail at the end, do not turn.
Row 15: With Color C, repeat Row 8.
Row 16 – 21: Repeat Row 2; at the end of Row 21, break yarn leaving a 4-foot tail at the end, do not turn.
Row 22: With Color D, repeat Row 8.
Row 23 – 28: Repeat Row 2; at the end of Row 28, break yarn leaving a 4-foot tail at the end, do not turn.
Row 29: With Color E, repeat Row 8.
Row 30 – 36: Repeat Row 2.
Edging/Border (use bobbin-ed yarn tails for Color A – D): Continuing with Color E, ch 1, sc evenly across last row, ch 1 at the corner, sc evenly along the sides of the rows switching tail ends to match each section, ch 1 at the corner, continuing with Color A sc evenly across the foundation chain, ch 1, sc evenly along the sides of the rows switching tail ends to match each section, ch 1 at the corner; join to first st of Edging with sl st, break yarn.
And that’s the Denim Ombre Wrap! It’s easy to care for acrylic, and just as easy to wear. Wrap it around your shoulders to ward off a chill, or around your neck as a big bulky scarf – it’s a great piece to have nearby all year round. I hope you enjoy making it!
The Fine Print
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