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Shawl Wrap Free Pattern
In Crocheted Spider Lace and Blocks Design

Created by Sandi Marshall


I created this clothing pattern, as another version of the Spider Lace And Blocks Afghan Square pattern that I added to this site in July 2005. This Shawl Wrap can be worn various ways, with several views shown in the photos above for an off the shoulder look (with the wrap fastened at the side) or a look similar to a capelet (with the wrap fastened at the center front) or draped around the shoulders for a wide scarf or shawl. It can also be worn as an overskirt. See additional photos below. There is a single button at one shoulder (with the buttonhole added in the final outside round) but you could also use a brooch or pin to fasten the wrap in a different place, when wearing the wrap a different way to create yet another fashion look with this versatile Shawl Wrap.

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If you make this wrap with cotton yarn, it could also be used as a beachwear coverup skirt.

Materials Used In The Example:
8 oz. Red Heart (Worsted Weight) yarn, in the following color:
Soft White, color #0316
Hook: US Size H crochet hook

Finished Size, when made with materials above:
42 inches long x 13 inches wide (before outside round is added and 13 1/2 inches wide with outside round added)

Gauge: In the solid double crochet portion: 8 dc stitches = 2 inches, 4 dc rows = 2 inches

Beginner Help
Starting Chain
How To Single Crochet
How To Double Crochet
How To Skip A Stitch
sc around dc post
Beginner Links

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sp = space

My written instructions and pattern example images copyright 2005, 2006 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. Please keep the copyright statement with the pattern when you print it or save it.

Worked in rows (at the end of each row, you will turn the piece over to begin each new row).

In this pattern, in Row 7, the chain lengths (of the openwork portions) are drawn up with a slip stitch similar to the way that is done in the butterfly stitch. If you're not sure how to do that part, refer to my step-by-step photos for the butterfly stitch and another help page that I put together with extra photos showing how to crochet parts of the spider lace patterns.

Starting Chain: Chain 58.
Row 1: Working in one loop only of each chain for the entire row: Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in ea of next 5 chains, (ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next ch) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 chains, (ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next ch) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 chs.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc.

Row 3: ch 5 (counts as first dc and a ch-2), skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc (which is the 4th dc of previous row), ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) twice.

Note: The center chain lengths, made in rows 4 - 6, will be gathered up in row 7.

Row 4: ch 5, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, chain 7, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, chain 7, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row (which, since the piece was turned, is now at the end of the row currently being worked on).

Row 5: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 8, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-7, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, (chain 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 8, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-7, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row.

Row 6: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 12, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-8, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 12, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-8, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row.
Row 7: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 chains (on the chain-12 length), ch 6; make a long slip stitch, as follows: insert hook below the ch-7 of row 4, yarn over hook, draw yarn through to front and pull a long loop to above the ch-12 of row 6, yarn over, draw yarn through both loops on hook (slip stitch made that goes around the center chain lengths of the 3 rows), ch 6, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains of the ch-12, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) twice, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row.
Row 8: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 chains of the ch-6, ch 2, skip 3 chains, skip sl st, skip 3 chains, 1 dc in each of last 3 chains of the ch-6, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row.
Row 9: ch 5 (counts as first dc and a ch-2), skip first ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row.

Row 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next chain space (which is the beginning chain-5 of previous row), dc in 3rd chain of the same beginning chain-5 of previous row.
Row 11: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc.
Rows 12 - 14: Repeat Row 11.
Repeat Rows: Repeat Rows 3 - 14 six more times, then repeat Rows 3 - 11 once.
Outside Round: To finish, with the right side of the piece facing you, make a round of single crochet all the way around the outside edge. I did 2 sc around each dc post along the long edges. How to sc around a dc post. On the short ends, I did one sc for each dc and 2 sc in each chain-2 space. While doing the outside round, to make a buttonhole: when you are crocheting on the edge of the next to the last openwork portion on one side, when you are at the center (the 4th open mesh) of the openwork portion, chain 3, skip the next dc post, then continue with the sc round (the top side of the wrap will be the side with the button and buttonhole). When you have finished the sc round, sew a small button (that will work with the size of the buttonhole) in the corresponding spot on the opposite side edge of the wrap (at the 4th open mesh of the next to the last openwork portion, sewing the button over the single crochet made in the final round).

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