Strisce Crochet Ruffle Edge Wrap Pattern

Have I mentioned how I love the front post stitch? It’s one of my favorites. The texture it creates is so visually appealing. The front post double crochet is also a pretty stretchy stitch, so it worked perfectly in this wrap.

As with many of my designs, I buy the yarn in pretty colors first and mull over what they might become. I knew I wanted to make a wrap and so I grabbed the purple and mint colors and started planning. After a few swatches I added the grey to help balance it out.

I really like the control I have over my colors by choosing this way, but some of my lovely testers used the most gorgeous self striping yarns-which is also so much easier! With the ruffle edging though, there are few ends to weave in if you choose your own colors. I can’t wait to see your combinations!

ruffled edge wrap

I sewed the corners of my wrap together to form large, open “sleeves” and I love how the ruffles fall. There are more details on this and other ideas for how to style your wrap at the end of the pattern.

The open airy pattern is perfect for a spring or summer shawl. I made mine on the smaller size because I’m only 5′ 2″ on a good day 😉 but this pattern is so easy to adjust, if you’d like a large shawl.

The pattern repeat is quickly established and you’ll be able to watch tv or listen to your book while crocheting away. These are my favorite projects, as my crochet time is most often in the evening or while watching kids play. I don’t always have the wherewithal to pay close attention to stitch counts and the what not.

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Dimensions:

My wrap’s finished size is 34″ wide by 47″ long with the ruffle. It stretches quite easily to 39″ wide by 60″ long, so it’s perfect to wrap around yourself, and easy to lengthen if needed.

To make a longer wrap:

The stitch multiple is 3 plus 4 for the starting chain. Then follow the pattern as written, but you will have more stitches per row than what is stated in the 47″ size pattern. I’ve worked up two possible starting chain lengths and their estimated sizes below.

Ch 180 + 4 = 184 ~ 52″ long

Ch 198 + 4 = 202 ~ 58″ long

Materials:

for the 47″ size: 30oz/ 1200-1500yds of worsted weight #4 yarn in 3 colors or self striping yarn like 2 Caron Big Cakes* or Lion Brand’s Mandala*.

Hook K/6.5mm*

scissors & yarn needle*

I used:

Caron One Pound-16 oz/826 yds in Purple* = Color A

Caron One Pound-16 oz/826 yds in Soft Mint = Color B

Caron One Pound-16 oz/826 yds in Grey*= Color C

You will need the most yarn for the color you choose for your ruffle edge, I used less than half the one pound skein for the other two colors.

Gauge:

4″x4″=14dc x 6 rows

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Notes:

Starting ch 3 counts as a dc.

To change colors:

On the last stitch of the color begin the stitch normally, but pull up the last loop in the new color.

No need to weave in the ends, as you will crochet over the edges when adding the ruffle.



Stitches Used:

Ch-Chain

SC-Single Crochet

DC-Double Crochet

FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC-Back Post Double Crochet-formed the same way as the FPDC but you begin by inserting your hook from the back of the post.

Crossed DC-skip the indicated stitch, dc in the next stitch, cross back over the dc you just made and dc into the stitch you skipped.



ruffle edge wrap

The Pattern: (for the small 47″ size)

Color A

  1. Ch 160, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (159)

Color B

  1. Ch 3 (counts), dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, *{dc in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts} repeat from * dc in last 2 chs, turn. (55 dcs)
  2. Ch 3, fpdc in the next st, *{skip next ch, dc in next ch, go back and dc in skipped ch, crossing over the previous dc to do so, fpdc in next dc} repeat from * dc in last st, turn. (52 pairs of crossed dcs)
  3. Ch 3, bpdc in the next st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, bpdc in the next st *{ch 2, skip the next 2, bpdc in the next st} repeat from * dc in top of 3rd ch, turn. (55 bpdcs)
  4. Ch 3, fpdc in the next st, *{skip the next ch, dc in the next ch, dc in the skipped ch, fpdc in the next st} repeat from * to the end, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (52 pairs of crossed dcs)




Color C

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Ch 3, fpdc in the next st, *{ch 2, skip 2, fpdc in the next st} repeat from * dc in top of ch 3, turn. (55 fpdcs)

Color A

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.

Color B

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 5.
  5. Repeat row 4.
  6. Repeat row 5.
  7. Repeat row 4.
  8. Repeat row 5.




Color A

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 7.




Color B

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.

Color C

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.

Color A

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 5.
  5. Repeat row 4.
  6. Repeat rows 5.

Color B

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 7.




Color C

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.

Color A

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.




Color B

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 5.
  5. Repeat row 4.
  6. Repeat row 5.

Color C

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 7.




Color A

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.

Color B

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 7.

Color C

  1. Repeat row 4.
  2. Repeat row 5.
  3. Repeat row 4.
  4. Repeat row 5.
  5. Repeat row 4.

Finish off.



Finishing Options:

To make this into a cocoon sweater, sew armholes first, then add the ruffle edging. You can see the tutorial on how to sew armholes for a cocoon sweater here.

Ruffle Edging

ruffle edge wrap

Worked in the round.



  1. Join Color A with ss to bottom left corner when the right side is facing you. SC evenly around the 3 edges (your foundation row will already be in sc). Place 2 sc per dc/ch 3. Place 3 sc in each corner. Join with a ss to foundation sc row (color a) at opposite corner.
  2. Ch 3, dc in the same st, dc in the next, *{2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next st} repeat from * around, join with a ss to the top of ch 3.
  3. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two stitches, *{2dc in the next st, dc in the next st, dc in the next st} repeat from * around, ss to top of the ch 3.

Finish off.

Styling:

ruffled edge wrap

As is your wrap can be used with a shawl pin or loose, as shown in the picture. Or you can add a button, if desired to close in the front.

ruffled edge wrap

It’s a suitable size for a small lap blanket, if you keep the pattern going you could make it more blanket size as well.




ruffle edge wrap

This is what I did with mine and I really like the way the ruffles fall-Fold wrap in half lengthwise, matching corners. With a yarn needle and length of matching yarn sew the corners together at the first round of the edging.

I hope you love your wrap as much as I love mine!

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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2 thoughts on “Strisce Crochet Ruffle Edge Wrap Pattern”

  1. Ive been looking everywhere for a light and simple shawl pattern to use for my new Lion Brand mandala yarn and oh boy this is neat! I love the front post stitches, and the ruffle with the way you created a sleeve is super extra special as a Finishing Touch!

    I also have Caron big cakes yarn and am buying a bunch of the Caron one pound tonight. I’m going to have a hard time choosing the lucky yarn that gets to become this gorgeous wrap.!

    thank you so much!6

    1. Thank you! All those sounds so lovely! Choosing is so hard! Good luck, I hope you enjoy the pattern! I’d love to see it if you feel up for sharing when you finish 😊

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