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.
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- 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!
Excellent impressive designs.
Thank you so much Kiran!
Totally off topic, but my daughter’s name is also Kiran (technically Kiranjeet). But you are the only other person I have seen with that name!
At first I thought this was beyond my experience as a crocheter, but after watching
the video, I believe I will be able to make this shawl …. I will, tho, watch it a few more
times to be sure I understand how to keep the edge staight and make it long enough
I’m glad to hear it Judi, I am here to help if you need it!
Looks beautiful. Would love to make but having trouble printing it.
Thank you Melanie! To print you can use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. 🙂 If that is being glitchy, CleanPrint.com is another option. 🙂
This is so pretty! I have a friend who needs hug! Great idea!
😀 Thank you so much Rosalie!
I made it to row 27 without problems, but I don’t understand the instructions for the next rows (repeat rows 2 – 27).
This looks absolutely stunning by the way! Thank you for sharing this pattern.
I figured it out! I think it might be repeat rows 26 (not 2) and 27.
Ack! Thank you Nathalie, my “6” button is sticky and I thought I’d been careful but obviously missed that one. I’ll edit it now! 🙂
Once I realized it was a corner-to-corner type pattern, I was fine :-))) But perhaps you could help me with row 27… My decreasing block is not straight like in your picture, it is shaped a little like an inverted V, looks nice, but different than the other side. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
I have exactly the same question. It is not very clear how you begin row 27 in order to have straight lines
I will add a video tutorial as soon as I can! 🙂
Hm, I’m not sure. I’ll add a video tutorial to me to-do list, I’m not sure what would cause that.
Cristina, I played around with it last evening, and by adding a slip stitch in the chain 3 of the last block of previous row at the end of row 26, just before turning, it seems to have solved my problem. My sides are now straight. May be this will help until Tamara has time to do a video tutorial.
Thank you Nathalie, I think that’s what was missing! I’ve edited the pattern. 🙂
Is there an alternate yarn that would work? We don’t have a lot of yarn stores in my area.
This yarn is actually only available online, so you can order it directly through the link. But if you have a craft store, they often have Vanna’s Glamour, which would be a fun substitute! 🙂
This is beautiful but I really need a video. I am still pretty new to crochet. I will keep checking because I really want to make this!
The video for the Fortune’s Shawlette will get you started! 🙂
Ok. perfect. I had already tried this some days ago. But it looks like a decrease, i mean my blocks get fewer and fewer. Is that so or am I making something wrong again?
Thank you Nathalie
Ok, it depends what section you are on. If you are in rows 26 – 85 you’re decreasing on one side, and increasing on the other, so that the number of blocks stays the same. Row 86 on you’re decreasing on both sides, so that the number of blocks will go down.
Hi! Loving the pattern, thank you. But just wanna ask about your instructions for row 86 — should there be a last ss into ch3 at end of row before the turn, as in row 26?
Yes, you’re right! Thank you, I’ll add it now.
Well ladies, I just figured out what I was doing wrong. Everything clear now. Thank you
I have fallen in love with this wrap. I have been looking for something to make as a prayer shawl for my younger sister who lives in Mississippi and this one is beyond beautiful. I love the openness of it and I’m sure she’ll love it as it doesn’t really get cold down there.
🙂 Thank you so much Bonnie!
It could be mid-life mind – but I’ll be danged if I can see how many stitches to start with – or even a multiple? HELP!
whoops — I see start with ch. 6. knew it was midlife mind!
😀 It’s an unusual stitch pattern, I understand the confusion!
Great! I will try to translate it into italian ??
Hi Betty! If you do, please send it to me and I’ll share it! 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
For sure! But what does ‘dc’ mean? Thanks! Baci
Hey. This is great. I’m doing it pink grey & cream striped on my first attempt so thanks for sharing. I’m really fussy on crochet patterns I have to find the perfect pattern to do and this is one 🙂
😀 Thank you becca! Sounds lovely!
It’s a incredible beautiful pattern,but very difficult for me in English….I wondering if you have it in Spanish,if so, I will appreciate so much you can put it in my mail . Congratulations it is so …. Hermoso !!!!!
I’m afraid I don’t speak Spanish well enough to translate it, but I will be making a video as soon as I can! 🙂
I must be terribly ignorant. I don’t see how long the beginning chain should be, though from other directions it appears there is one.
Help! I might like to make this, but can’t.
The beginning chain is just the ch 6!
Lovely pattern, thank you
Waiting for the video
Can’t wait to see it
Hello dear Tamara Kelly. I have a verybig favour to ask. Some time – just like this “Shawl” for me it is so hard to read and fallow the pattern as I use to do filett crochet and a long time ago it was too. Just wondered – would it be at all possible to make the stich row in fillet crochet. I do not need pages of it as I can very easily follow it. I love the shawl, very attractive. If possible- and have a littletime for me? PLEASE let me know if you could do it or not. It would be so nice 🙂 Thank you anyway for your lovely site and all the nice things you do. Encluding your “DEAR HUSBANDS HELP TOO” Best wishes: Julie. (by the way, thisis my firs time I written to you as I did not make myself silly asking questions)
Thank you! This pattern is pretty much filet crochet, but worked corner to corner rather than in rows! If you prefer rows, it’s an easy substitution: work 109 rows of 25 “dc, ch 1, skip 1, dc” block, and then add the pretty edging as written in the pattern. 🙂
Thank you for this lovely shawl
I can’t wait to see the video
It will be much easy to learn the pattern
Thank you again
Thank you Suha! To get started, take a look at the tutorial for the Fortune’s Shawlette – that demonstrates how to make the first 25 rows of the wrap! Click here
I really love the finished item. I was wondering if there is a diagram anywhere? This really helped me through the alpaca wrap which turnen out beautiful.
There is a diagram for the first few rows on the tutorial for the Fortune’s Shawlette, it will get you started, at least through the first 25 rows.
It turns out beautiful. Thank you Tamara for the gorgeous pattern
Thank you so much Cristina!
Is there a video please?
The video linked in previous comments will get you started!
Hi Tamara! I have already made a couple of the shawlettes and they came out beautifully. I am interested in doing the wrap, but before I begin I was wondering if it is possible to change the width of the wrap. So, if I wanted to make it 20 blocks across could I start the instructions for row 26 in the pattern after I complete 20 blocks across? Basically, how adjustable is the width of the pattern? Thank you! I love your work. Big fan.
Thank you! Yes, you have it exactly right. Just stop increasing on both sides whenever you have the width you want, and jump to Row 26. And then jump to Row 86 when you have the length you want! 🙂
What classification of difficulty would this pattern be? I am a beginner. Love this but don’t want to start something I can’t finish. Thank you.
If you’re good at learning with the help of videos, I think you’d be okay. 🙂 I try to make them easy to understand.
Great pattern Tamara! I just finished one using a slightly heavier acrylic yarn and an M/9 mm hook. Even though my row and v-stitch counts came out differently (not working to gauge), it still turned out fine. I can see using this pattern to make long, skinny scarves where the width is a lot shorter than this shawl.
So my question is, what is the “multiple” for the fringe? I’m thinking it’s 3 + 2 + 1 where 2 = the first and last dc-ch 1-dc v-sts and the 1 = where you attached the yarn at the beginning of the first row and did a ch 2. Or does it matter? Thanks in advance.
Thank you so much Patrice! The row before you start the trim needs to be a multiple of 3, plus 1. 🙂
My mom wants a light weight wrap that she could wear in the spring or summer. How could I edit this pattern to make it a light weight wrap? Use a lighter weight yarn? Use a smaller hook? Both?
This one is pretty darn light and airy already, but to make it even thinner you could use a lighter yarn, or actually use a bigger hook! That will leave bigger “holes” in the stitches. 🙂
Your patterns (all of them) are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!! It’s a wonderful gift. I haven’t made any of them yet–I’m just starting out and I’m trying to get a little better before starting impressive looking things, but I am saving your patterns and relishing when I’m ready to go at them! I have even bought some lovely alpaca for the “Alpaca Your Wrap!”
Thank you so much!
Love this pattern……One question …am I right in assuming that the width of the wrap will be the measurement across the top of the triangle after row 25?
Thank you Debbie! You are correct, measuring along the first straight edge.
Tamara…You can ignore my last comment…….I figured it out after watching your great tutorial a couple of times Thanks for all your lovely patterns!
I’m so glad it helped! Thank you Debbie!
I love this pattern! I would like to use a lace weight yarn, do you have any suggestions on what hook size I should use?
Hi Hanna! I would go up at least 3 sizes from the recommended. I’d try a G or H hook to start, and see how the fabric looks!
Hi Tamara. I thought id send you a thumbs up on this. Just finished this morning. I used red heart soft…it should block well, but maybe a little heavy. Next time I’ll choose a lighter yarn. You are very talented and I appreciate your work. Thank you
😀 Thank you so much Gerald!
I looked but there is no foundation row to chain first . Or don’t I need one for this . It looks so beautiful . I’d like to make one for my sister in law . She is a fantastic person . I’m not good with reading instruction s for crocheting . . I’ve been crocheting for quite a lot of years. I still haven’t got the instructions down pat .
Hi Patsy! The pattern begins with that chain of just 6 and grows from there! 🙂 Thank you so much!
I am intrigued by the metallic thread in the edging but the link to Amazon is broken and I can’t identify exactly which thread you are calling for. None of them had a “berry” color. Could you tell me the weight of the thread and the new color name, or suggest an alternative? This is a lovely project! Thank you!
Oh shoot, thank you for letting me know! Looks like the new link is http://amzn.to/2ooybqj 🙂
I’ve recently found some vintage yarn that just happens to be my sister’s favorite color. She lives in Nevada and I’ve been looking for a wrap to make for her. I’m looking at this one and also your “Winged Wrap” as possibilities. My question to you is which would be better suited for the yarn? The label reads:
Needle Size No. 7 knitting worsted weight
No. 5 sport yarn weight
5 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch in knitting worsted
6 sts and 8 rows = 1 inch in sport yarn weight
I’m not positive mind you but doesn’t that mean it could be used as either worsted or sport weight? would the difference be the size of the crochet hook I use? The yarn is 60% Acrylic and 40% Nylon. It has a halo that’s almost sparkly. (Think “DazzleAire”.) I think I would probably have to Kill it for blocking…not positive, would need to swatch and try of course!
I realize it’s a lot to ask but could you make a suggestion? I like both patterns and believe she’d like either one as well.
I have 4 skeins of the lighter shade of green and 3 skeins of the darker shade of green. Unfortunately I have no idea how many yards there is. The label only says 50 grams = 1 3/4 ounces. Not sure what to make of that! lol! I guess I was lucky that 1 of the skeins still had a label at all!!! I didn’t even realize it was vintage till I got home and started thinking of what I could use it for and for whom!! lol I truly value your opinion Tamara and would greatly appreciate any help at all that you could give!
Thank You SO Much for time and attention with this!!!
opps! needed to change the e-mail so I’d get notified! lol
I’m hoping the gauges listed there are for 4″ – if they are for 1 inch then they are very lightweight yarns, closer to fingering or thread. Assuming they are indeed worsted and sport, then the worsted is slightly heavier than the DK called for in the pattern, and the Sport is slightly thinner. So either one will work well for the pattern.
As for amounts, it would be safest to start with the one you have more of – but I have no idea how big your skeins are. I would estimate 125 yds per 50 grams, so if the label gives a total and the skein is intact, that would get you started on the math.
As for blocking, yes, please try a swatch first!
It sounds like it will be quite the adventure! 😀
Thank You So Much for the super fast reply!! Believe it or not the info given for the weight of the yarn is on the one and only label there was. It is actually referring to the skein it’s on. That’s why I was a bit confused. How could it say that it is both a worsted and sport? Would that be why the needle size is given? I have never seen a label like this. The yarn is all the same weight. Only the color is different. Why in the world would they not put any yardage on there? Only the grams/ounces? lol, makes no sense what so ever!! I’m so happy that you’ve given me some sort of starting point for the yardage!! Yaey! The skein size is about 7″ long by 10″ diameter.
Oh it’ll be an adventure alright! ahhahaha…but a good one!
Again, thank you Tamara. I really appreciate you’re reply!
Ah, the fun of vintage yarn labels! 😉 If you have a kitchen scale that might help determine the yardage a bit more. And if you’re worried about having enough of just one color, you could maybe make stripes – if they coordinate that is. 🙂
Yes! yes they do! They’ll go wonderfully together! 😉