Winter Wishes Wrap

winter wishes wrap

Hey there!

The other day I was thinking…there are so many holiday parties coming up. What am I going to wear?

Sometimes you want to dress up, buy a pretty new outfit or dress and do you really want to cover up with a bulky coat? I know I don’t. On the other hand, I don’t want to freeze either! Dilemmas, dilemmas.

So I came up with the Winter Wishes Wrap!

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winter wishes wrap

Here is a wrap that is cute AND warm! The yarn that I chose for this project has a gold strand running through it, which gives this wrap the perfect amount of sparkle!

Now, you can use whatever yarn you wish and adjust the length and width to your liking. I’ve included information on altering this pattern in the notes section.

winter wishes wrap

Also, as I was whipping up this beauty, I thought about all the other times someone could use this wrap. I have a January wedding I’ll be attending so there are winter weddings. Winter formals are coming up too. If I had a daughter, I know that I’d want her to stay warm and everyone knows how stubborn teens can be when it comes to wearing a coat! Ha! There’s Prom, New Years Eve parties, Christmas and Hanukkah parties, nights out on the town, holiday gifts, birthday gifts, etc.

And even if you didn’t want to dress up, choose a yarn that isn’t sparkly and you have an adorable everyday wrap!

winter wishes wrap

The Winter Wishes Wrap was so easy to make. You only need to know single crochet and double crochet. And…best of all, it’s a one row repeat! Yasss!

winter wishes wrap

The stitch pattern is called the side saddle stitch. This was the first time I’ve ever used it and I can honestly say that it was a lot of fun! The stitch pattern calls for double crocheting four together, but it isn’t difficult at all. I’ve even included written instructions for the stitch if you aren’t familiar with it.

winter wishes wrap

Another wrap pattern I designed is the Cranberry Chill Wrap that you can find at the link.

If you prefer shawls, there are the Cappuccino Triangle Shawl and the Grand Canyon Shawl that is V-shaped!

 

 

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winter wishes wrap

Winter Wishes Wrap

Materials Used:

  • 5.5 skeins of I Love This Yarn! Metallic in Ivory – 5 oz/142 g – 252 yds/230 m
  • I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size Approximately:

64” Length x 25.5” Width

Gauge:

3 – 4dctog pattern stitches including the single crochets and 8 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Four Double Crochet Together (4dctog)

For Row 1: YO, insert hook into indicated st, YO and draw back through, YO and draw through two loops. *YO and insert hook into next st, YO and draw back through, YO and draw through two loops* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Note: After Row 1, you will work the 4dctog into the ch-3 spaces from the previous row. Not individual stitches.

Abbreviations:

YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
4dctog – 4 double crochets together
sl st – slip stitch

Notes:

  • The instructions in the “Special Stitches” section above indicate to insert your hook into individual stitches. Those instructions are for Row 1 only. All other instructions for the 4dctog after Row 1 are to work these stitches into the ch-3 space from the previous row and not individual stitches.
  • You can make this wrap longer by adding more rows.
  • If you’d like to adjust the width, you will need a multiple of 5 chs + 2.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

FC: Ch 77

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. *Ch 3. 4dctog using next 4 chs, ch 1. In next ch, sc.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the ch.

Row 2: Ch 1. *Sc in top of 4dctog from previous row. Ch 3, 4dctog in ch-3 sp, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in ch 1 turning ch from previous row.

Row 3 – Row 112 : Repeat Row 2.

Don’t finish off.

Edging

winter wishes wrap

Round 1: After Row 112, ch 1. Working along the edge of the wrap, sc evenly to the corner. At the corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the same st. Continue single crocheting evenly around the perimeter and working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of the other three corners. Sl st into the 1st sc made of the Round.

Round 2: Ch 1, {*(sc, ch 3, sc) in next st. Skip 1 st.* Repeat from * to * to the corner. In the corner st, (sc, ch 3, sc).} Repeat from { to } the rest of the way around the perimeter of the wrap. Sl st in the 1st sc made of the Round.

Note: If your numbers don’t work out evenly as you approach a corner, it is okay to skip 2 sts or not skip any. It will not be noticeable. Just make sure you work the (sc, ch 3, sc) into each corner.

Finish off. Weave in any ends.

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8 thoughts on “Winter Wishes Wrap

    1. Hi Barb!

      Believe it or not, it’s actually one of those plastic sticks that you use to hold your hair! I wanted to use a decorative pin, but I just couldn’t find one that I liked, so this worked in a pinch. Thanks for asking!

      Erica

    1. Hi Julie! I’m so glad that you picked this shawl to make for your granddaughter! Thank you. So, it just so happens that my twin sons are 10 and I was able to come up with a starting chain of 62 for you. When I measured from my son’s shoulder to the small of his back, I got 17″ and then I made a chain that length. If you feel like this number isn’t quite what you need, you just need a multiple of 5 + 2 chains. I hope this helps!

      Erica

  1. This wrap is beautiful. I’m going to make it for my sister who is a size XL. Could you tell me a starting chain or how many inches width for an XL? I would appreciate it. Thanks for the beautiful pattern!!

    1. Hi Cathy! You’re so welcome for the pattern. I’m also glad that you like the wrap. The truth of the matter is that I am a size XL and this wrap fits me perfectly! If you have any other questions, please let me know. Thanks!

      Erica

  2. What a beautiful shawl,,,,downright elegant!!! A versatile accessory to wear to parties,,, evenings out and very suitable for church Thanks for sharing this outstanding creation with us SMILE

    1. Thank you so much, Helen, for your kind words! I’m really proud of this one and so thankful that I can share it with you!

      Have a great day!

      Erica

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