Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Whether it is cool and breezy in the summer months or a bit brisk in early autumn, this soft and cuddly wrap has just the right amount of warmth, elegance, and style for your wedding day.
- Coats & Clark Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn, 3 skeins, Cloud
- Crochet hook, size Q
- Yarn needle
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitches
v-st = V stitch
V-st: – A V-stitch resembles a “V” when it is completed and is actually three stitches created in one stitch. To create a V-stitch, work the following all in a single stitch: one double crochet stitch, then one chain stitch, and then another double crochet stitch (Dc, ch 1, dc – all in same stitch).
2 rows = 2”
1. Ch 37. (Note: For wider shawl, use a multiple of three, plus one to increase size.)
2. Row 1: Beginning in 5th ch from hook, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, for a V-st. *Skip 2 ch, 1 V-st in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
3. Row 2: Work 1 V-st in space of V-st of previous row. Continue in same way across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
4. Repeat Row 2 until shawl is 72”, or desired length.
5. For side borders, sc in each of the 37 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat for four additional rows. Fasten off.
6. Attach yarn to opposite end of shawl. Crochet border in same way. Fasten off. Use yarn needle to weave in yard ends.
7. For fringe (optional), see Figs. 1-4. Cut three 8” strands for each fringe. To attach, fold strands in half. Insert hook through shawl edge from front to back. Hook folded strands at center. Pull strands half way out to form a loop; bring strand ends through loops and pull to tighten.
by Madeline Arendt