When Red Heart debuted it's An Italian Story yarn line, I couldn't wait to get started designing with it! The Ombra caught my eye right away - and when I put the pink and orange colorways together, they immediately reminded me of a beautiful sunrise - and that inspired the Tuscan Sun Wrap!
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The Tuscan Sun Wrap is a simple, center out, rectangular shawl worked in a four-row repeat. It's easy to memorize, making this the perfect pattern to crochet while traveling the Tuscan countryside - or binging travel shows from the couch!
Red Heart An Italian Story Ombra is the yarn that gives this wrap it's gorgeous color shading - while I went with the pinks and oranges, there are lots of other inspiring color combos as well! You can take a closer look at this yarn in my Yarn Love review!
The Tuscan Sun Wrap can be made wider by adding 10 (or 20, or 30...) more chains to the foundation, and you can add more rows for more length - or omit some if you prefer a shorter wrap! It's easy to customize for your perfect size.
Tuscan Sun Wrap
US - N, 9.0mm Furls Streamline
800 yds Red Heart An Italian Story Ombra (47% Acrylic/ 47% Wool/ 6% Nylon; "4"/Worsted/UK: 10-12 ply; 249 yd/228 m; 3.5 oz./100 g)
Color A - Sorbet (2 cakes)
Color B - Fiamme (2 cakes)
Gauge: 1 pattern rep = 3.5"; 4 rows = 3.5"
Finished Size: 17.5" wide x 83" long
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Stitch Multiple: mult of 10 +1, plus 4 for the tch
Special Stitch: cluster - dc2tog in 1 st
This pattern is worked in two halves, using the same foundation chain. To firm up the foundation chain, sew a line of matching yarn through the foundation chain and the bases of the stitches worked into it (optional).
Do not cut the yarn between stripes (every 4 rows) - carry it along the side to minimize ends to weave in. See the tutorial linked above if needed.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 55, skip 9 chs closest to hook (skipped chs count as first dc, ch 2, sk 4), (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch, ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc in next ch, *ch 2, sk 4 chs, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch, ch 2, sk 4 chs, dc in next ch: rep from * to end, turn. (16 dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sk next dc, 5 sc in ch-4 sp, skip next dc, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in next dc; rep from * across, turn. (51 sc)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *sk next 2 sts, cluster in next 5 sts, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across, turn. (25 clusters)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc between previous st and next st, [ch 1, sk next st, sc between previous st and next st] 5 times, sc in next st; rep from * across finishing last st with Color B, turn. (36 sc)
Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), skip next 3 sc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc, *ch 2, skip next 3 sc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * across, turn. (16 dc)
Rows 6 - 8: Rep 2 - 4, finishing last st with Color A.
Rows 9 - 68: Repeat Rows 5 - 8, switching colors every 4 rows; after Row 68, break both yarns.
Row 69: With Color A, join to last st of Row 1 in the foundation chain, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), skip 4 chs, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch, ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc in next ch, *sk 4 chs, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch, sk 4 chs, dc in next ch: rep from * to end, turn. (This row should "mirror" row 1.) (16 dc)
Rows 70 - 136: Repeat Rows 2 - 68; after Row 136, break Color B, do not turn.
Edging (continue with Color A): Ch 1, *turn 90 degrees to sc evenly along side of wrap, ch 2 (corner), ^sc in next 2 sts, [hdc in next ch sp, hdc in next st] twice, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch sp, [hdc in next st, hdc in next ch sp] twice, sc in next st; rep from ^ 4 times, sc in last st, ch 2 (corner); rep from * once, join to last st of edging, break yarn and finish off.
The Tuscan Sun Wrap is ready for you to make it your own - change the colors, adjust the sizing, and you'll have a piece you'll love to wear as you crochet off into the sunset!
If this pattern inspires you to make your own Tuscan Sun Wrap and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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