With summer in full swing, I knew it would be worth updating this summery crochet shawl pattern!
This pattern uses Lion Brand Comfy Cotton, and when I made this lightweight summer shawl, it was the first time I had used this yarn. As yarn lovers, we know it’s a lot of fun to try new yarns but the real test is once you’ve used them for a while.
I can say that after using this lightweight thread in so many projects (home crochet blanket, Breckenridge Knit Topper), it holds up well and is still a favorite of mine!
This ‘Driftwood’ color option was definitely fun to make for this summery wrap because it has a great mix of blue, beige and cream tones. The jacket turned out to be open, airy and very comfortable on the skin. The stitch pattern is simple enough for most crocheters, a project you won’t feel too hot to work in under the summer sun. 😉 It turns out to be a lovely piece for cool summer nights or air-conditioned restaurants.
A lot of the cottons I find are great for kitchen items (peach, cream, etc), but I don’t necessarily like them in a jacket. I am thrilled to find out about this new blend of cotton because it can often be difficult for me to find a cotton thread that I like for clothing items.
This yarn has the perfect amount of drape and is very nice to work with. Yay! As usual, you can scroll down to get the free pattern below, or you can find the collection available on the Lion Brand Yarn website here, or you can purchase the free printable version here.
This wrap gets its name (Wanders Wrap) because it’s such a lovely shawl anywhere you might “roll around”. We try to get around as much as possible in the summer – in the mountains, and on known experiences. This wander also includes play dates at the park with my little girl which doesn’t look quite as cute as traveling, but it’s part of the summer fun!
While the tassels are a fairly small detail, they are very fun and add a lot of interest to this wrap. I made these especially small and delicate because the wrapper is very delicate in itself. You can get totally creative with this and make any kind of tassels or fringe you like. Of course, you can make it without the tassels too!
Below: Love this large giant tree trunk. It’s a great place to sit and knit or crochet! Being outdoors knitting or knitting at this time of year is best. I mean, I love knitting by the fire, but it’s nice to be outside with my thread this time of year — don’t you think?
Wanders Wrap Crochet Pattern Description:
A light and breathable crochet shell in a cotton blend is perfect for covering your shoulders wherever you go. This wrap also doubles as a lovely scarf to come fall or winter. The canvas is easy to fold and pack up while traveling, making it a fun and practical piece for taking trips near or far.
US Size L 8.0mm Crochet Hook
2 skeins of Lion Brand Cozy Cotton Blend Yarn in Driftwood 200g/skein (pattern uses approximately 306g of yarn) Lion Brand has made the set available (here) in other amazing colors too – Fireside and Ocean Breeze!
It is not important for this style
13″ wide x 66″ wide
Skills and Shortcuts:
Chapter – Series
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – double crochet
sk st – skip stitch
u – stitch
Half double crochet crossed – Inside the pattern, you will be working half double crochet cross stitch. This entails skipping a stitch to make a half double crochet, then back to the skipped stitch to make a half double crochet. This pattern is repeated across the row. See the website listed in Notes for a photo tutorial.
This cover is crocheted end to end and uses half double crochet cross stitch as well as double crochet stitches and chain stitches. You can find a full tutorial on how to do a half double crochet stitch at Mama In A Stitch’s blog here: https://www.mamainastitch.com/crossed-half-double-crochet-stitch-tutorial/ It may also be helpful to practice the stitch On a small easel before starting a wrap project. See “More Help” at the end of this pattern for directions on how to do this. Optional tassels are added at the end.
Crochet Wrap Pattern Walkthrough
Grade 1 Hdc at 3research and development Separate from the hook and at each street across the row, turn around. (44)
row 2 chapter 2, *hdc skip, hdc work into next hdc, hdc into hdc skip. Repeat from * across, turn around. (44)
Row 3-4 Repeat Row 2
Row 5 Ch 4 (considered 1 st), dc in 3rd st of previous row (This is 7 stitches from the hook), *Chapter 1, SK Street, the capital is on the next street. Repeat from * across, make the dc in the last chapter of the previous row, turn around. (44)
Row 6 Ch 4 (counts 1 st), dc in 3research and development the eleventh of the previous row (This is 7 stitches from the hook and up dc.) *Chapter 1, SK Street, DC is the next DC Street. Repeat from * across, making the last dc in turn from the previous row, turn. (44)
Row 7 Ch 2, sk 1St st of the previous row, hdc in 2second abbreviation Street from the base row (2second abbreviation Primary row is ch st and 4y st from the hook), hdc on a skipped street, *sk st, hdc on the next street, hdc work on a skipped street. Repeat from * across the row working the two final hdc stitches in the previous chapter, in turn. (44)
Row 8-11 Repeat Row 2
Row 12 Repeat Row 5
Row 13-14 Repeat Row 6
Row 15 Repeat Row 7
Row 16-19 Repeat Row 2
Row 20 Repeat Row 5
Row 21-25 Repeat Row 6
Row 26 Repeat Row 7
Row 27-79 Repeat Row 2 (Note: the entire piece should be about 47 inches long once row 79 is complete. You can add rows, repeating row 2, to reach the desired length if needed at this point depending on your tension.)
Row 80 Repeat Row 5
Row 81-85 Repeat Row 6
Row 86 Repeat Row 7
Row 87-90 Repeat Row 2
Row 91 Repeat Row 5
Row 92-93 Repeat Row 6
Row 94 Repeat Row 7
Row 95-98 Repeat Row 2
Row 99 Repeat Row 5
Row 100 Repeat Row 6
Row 101 Repeat Row 7
Row 102-103 Repeat Row 2
Row 104 Hdc on every street across the row. (44)
Work one round of single crochet stitches around the entire wrap. Fasten and weave at the ends.
Size and shape as desired.
Wrap the thread around three fingers about 16 times. Along the thread, tie the threads together as in the photo below. Next, wrap another length of thread around the top of the tassel, tie a knot and weave at the end. Cut the bottom of the string and trim it to the desired length. Attach 5 tassels to each end of the wrap, ensuring they are evenly spaced. Find a full tutorial on how to make tassels online at https://www.mamainastitch.com/how-to-make-tassels/
Below: It may be helpful to make a training stand before getting started. Here, chain 12 stitches and work the stitch pattern from rows 1 to 7 practicing the stitches and making sure the number of stitches is correct. (For a swatch with 12 stitches, you should count 10 stitches per row after the pattern)
It’s pretty simple, isn’t it?! That’s all in the nice warm weather wrapper.
Now, enjoy your new “Wanders Wrap”!
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% of my own.
If you like this, you may also like:
Smoky Mountains Triangle Wrap
Dreamer Crochet Wrap