Before Christmas I published a hat pattern with a picture of a matching crochet wrap round scarf and promised that the pattern for the wrap scarf would follow. I had some lovely feedback about the hat pattern and heard from several people who made them as Christmas presents – a thought that really fills me with joy!
I’ve enjoyed wearing my hat and wrap over the last few weeks, they are warm and cosy and I love the way the wrap fastens around my neck snuggly and my coat sits nicely on top.
So I’ve finally found some time to sit down and write the pattern. It’s really quite simple- you basically work in alternating rows of front loop half trebles and back loop half trebles. This creates a lovely ribbed texture and gives the wrap a super chunky look. When you have a decent size rectangle you add two buttons and it’s ready to wear!
You will need:
2 balls super chunky yarn (approx 160m) I used Drops Andes which you can buy online from woolwarehouse, it’s a wool/alpaca mix and has a lovely soft feel.
Stitches you will use:
NB the pattern is written in UK crochet terms
Half treble (htr) = yarn over hook (yoh), put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through, you should now have 3 loops on your hook, yoh, pull through all 3 loops
Front loop half treble (flhtr) = yoh, put hook through front loop only of the previous stitch, yoh, pull back through, you now have 3 loops on your hook, yoh pull through all 3 loops on hook
Back loop half treble (blhtr) = yoh, put hook through back loop only of the previous stitch, yoh, pull back through, you now have 3 loops on your hook, yoh pull through all 3 loops on hook
To find the right part of the stitch, turn the work so that you can see the top of the stitches. They should resemble a row of ‘v’s made of two strands of yarn, the one closest to you is the one we are referring to as the ‘front loop’, the one furthest away, at the back of the work, is referred to as the ‘back loop’.
Begin with a chain of 70
Row 1 Make a htr into the second chain from the hook and every chain to the end (68 htr)
Row 2 Chain 2, make a flhtr into the second htr from the previous row and every stitch along, including the turning chain
Row 3 Chain 2, make a blhtr into the second flhtr of the previous row and every stitch along, including the turning chain
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until row 18
The alternating rows of flhtr and blhtr should create a nice stripy, ridged texture. You will be able to see fairly easily if you have gone wrong! You also have a very clear front and back side to your work, with the front being the textured side.
Your rectangle should now measure approx 85 cm x 30 cm, however you can add or subtract rows to make it a width you like.
To put my wrap on I hold it with the buttons in my left hand and other end of the cowl in my right hand then put it over the back of my head so it lays across my shoulders. I then pull the right hand corner over and fasten it to the buttons, using the gaps between stitches as button holes. But I am sure you will find your own way to wear yours!!