Dovetail Wrap

Dovetail Wrap on mannequin tied in the front at the waist

Whoa, mamma, am I excited to share the Dovetail Wrap crochet pattern with you all today! I am so in love with how this wrap turned out that I want one in every color. The drape is absolutely amazing!

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Dovetail Wrap on mannequin back view
Dovetail Wrap on mannequin regular scarf style

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The Dovetail Wrap pattern uses an easy two row repeat and the stitches that you will be working are the chain, single crochet, 3-dc puff stitch and the triple crochet. There are written instructions included in the “Special Stitches” section of the pattern that indicate how to work the 3-dc puff stitch. And, there is also a stitch chart for you chart readers out there.

I found this stitch pattern in my favorite book of crochet stitches called The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, I suggest that you do. It’s been the best book I’ve found so far and has 500 different stitches in it to choose from.

Dovetail Wrap on mannequin infinity scarf style
Dovetail Wrap on mannequin pinned at the shoulder

One thing I love about this pattern is that you can customize it to whatever size you want. You will need to start with a foundation chain (beginning chain) with a multiple of 6 chains and then add 2 more chains. You can add more rows to make it longer, you can use larger yarn to make the entire stole bigger and you can wear it several different ways. This is truly a pattern that almost anyone can use!

Please don’t let the size 1 yarn intimidate you. Like I said in the last paragraph, you can definitely use a larger size yarn, just keep in mind that the finished shawl will be slightly larger than the example, both in width and length. However, you can easily adjust the foundation chain and number of rows if desired.

Dovetail Wrap on mannequin tied scarf
Dovetail Wrap on mannequin back view

This pattern calls for a size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook. For those of you who don’t like working with smaller hooks or have a hard time holding them, have you ever considered the squishy ergonomic crochet hooks? They were a game changer for me! Click this link to see the ones that I use every day.

I really enjoyed playing around with all the ways that you can wear it. I tried to include photos of each of the ways. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!

Dovetail Wrap close up of stitches
Dovetail Wrap on mannequin slung over shoulder

You know, I actually just thought of another! How about wrapping it around your waist when wearing a swimsuit!? Well, I didn’t get a photo of that one, but it is certainly another option. Realistically, you can wear this wrap/scarf year round.

This would also make a great gift for your friends, family, church members, anyone waiting in a hospital for good news. Someone is genuinely going to love and appreciate your kindness and generosity.

For more of my shawl/wrap patterns that I’ve designed, click this link.

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The Dovetail Wrap

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

14” Width x 67½” Length


23 double crochet stitches and 9 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Skill Level:


Special Stitches:

3 double crochet puff stitch (3-dc puff st)

(YO, insert hook in st, YO, draw yarn back through st, YO, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same st, YO, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook.


YO – yarn over

FC – foundation chain

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

tc – triple crochet

3-dc puff st – 3 double crochet puff stitch


  • All 3-dc puff stitches will be worked into ch-3 spaces with the exception of Row 1, where they are worked into a single stitch.
  • You can customize the width of this wrap by adjusting your foundation chain. Use a multiple of 6 chains and then add 2.
  • You can also customize the length by adding or removing rows.
  • This pattern calls for a size 1 yarn, but you can definitely use any size yarn you wish. Just remember that your shawl will be wider and longer, so you may wish to adjust your FC and number of rows.
  • The pattern calls for 6.5 ounces to be used out of the 7 ounces simply because I had used .5 ounce on another project. You can either stop at Row 71 like the example, or you can use the remaining .5 ounce from your skein. Your shawl will just be a few rows longer than the example.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.


FC: Ch 104

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. *Ch 3, skip next ch, 3-dc puff st in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 chs, sc in next ch* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. {17 3-dc puff sts}

Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), skip next ch-3 space, sc in top of next puff st, ch 3, 3-dc puff st in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in top of next puff st, ch 3, 3-dc puff st in next ch-3 space* Repeat from * to * across. In last sc, tc. Turn. {17 3-dc puff sts}

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, *ch 3, 3-dc puff st in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next puff st* Repeat from * to * across. Work last sc into 3rd ch of turning chain. Turn. {17 3-dc puff sts}

Repeat and alternate Row 2 and Row 3 for 71 rows OR until you finish both skeins.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Stitch Chart:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Dovetail Wrap pattern!

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7 thoughts on “Dovetail Wrap

  1. Thank you, Erica, I will. I’m about to start your Fleur-de-lis cardigan for a customer. Looking forward to it. And thanks for adding the stitch multiple to that pattern. Will help me make adjustments to fit her 🙂

  2. Thanks, Erica. I create patterns every once in a while and would love to add symbol charts to them. Been doing them by hand, so this is a great

    1. You’re so welcome, Patrice! If you have any questions about how to use Stitch Fiddle, you can email me. I’m here to help!

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