This is the pattern that you have all been waiting for! Some of the wonderful Minions in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group spotted the new profile pictures I loaded to the website. I didn’t think that you were paying attention to that photo so I used a one of me in a brand new wrap pattern. You caught me red handed! Today is the day that you get the pattern for yourself and I can’t wait to see what color you choose to make it in. Enjoy the FREE Crochet Chevron Waves Wrap pattern, you can also purchase an ad free PDF of this crochet wrap in my Ravelry store.
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About the Crochet Wrap Pattern:
When Red Heart came out with their new It’s A Wrap Rainbow yarn I knew I wanted to design something with it right away. I love how the color gradually changes through out the ball and if you really wanted to you could make an entire shawl with just one ball. For this pattern I did use two balls to get the length and width that I wanted for this pattern.
Let me start off by telling you that this pattern is a little time consuming but TOTALLY worth it. The wrap is long but it allows you to wear it in a few different ways. I love the extra warmth that it provides since it is a little oversized and using a thinner yarn.
As you take a look at the different colors of It’s A Wrap Rainbow you will see that the color length is the same for each color. When I finished working through my first ball I did some color controlling to get the next ball to start at the right point so that it really did look like one ball was used. I didn’t want to finish with one color and then have a drastic change. To work color controlling into your pattern you will need to follow the pattern of the ball. You will need to figure out where you first cake ended and then find that spot in the next cake and start right after it to make the piece look continuous.
Working with Cotton:
In every pattern I talk about the importance of swatching and checking your gauge. Gauge is the measurement of stitches over a set of inches to see how the yarn, hook and the way you crochet matches to the designer. Once you get your gauge using the same hook size you will be able to see if you need to change your hook size or the yarn you are working with. Without checking your gauge first you could end up with a project that is much smaller or much larger than what I made.
Although this is not a sweater where fit is crucial it is still important to check your gauge and block for this pattern. Since the yarn contains cotton it will act differently than a 100% acrylic yarn would work. When you wet block this yarn you will see it grow as the fibers relax. Cotton also tends to be a little heavier and may lengthen over time.
When choose the hook size, make sure you are getting a blocked gauge. I didn’t want this fabric really tight or really loose…there is nice balance to the stitch gauge I used. If you need reference for how to block something you can check out my wet blocking video on YouTube.
I do suggest doing wet block for this yarn. The cotton really does STRETCH and you don’t want to have a piece that is WAY TOO BIG!
Materials for the Chevron Waves Crochet Wrap:
Yarn Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow™ (45% cotton, 55% acrylic, 5.29 oz / 100g, 623 yds / 570 m); color #E862_9368 Seaglass 3 balls
Hook E/3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
About the Yarn:
Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow is a super soft and drapey acrylic and cotton blend makes a shawl with just 1 ball. Colors move beautifully making a gorgeous fabric you will want to wear all year round. Coming in 8 colors you have a lot of variety to pick from.
Get your copy of the pattern:
I hope that you love this new wrap as much as I do! You can get the FREE version of the pattern on my blog or you can get the ad free PDF version over in my Ravelry store.