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California Wrap Free Crochet Summer Wrap Pattern

The California Crochet Summer Wrap is a lightweight and versatile scarf wrap pattern. This free, beginner friendly crochet pattern uses simple techniques to lend this gorgeous wrap its drape and flow.

Style the California Wrap as a simple scarf when you only need minimal coverage. Drape it over your shoulder when those summer afternoons give way to cooler evening temperatures. Simplicity and flexibility are this crochet summer wrap’s best features.

I love how this self striping yarn worked up. The blend of these neutrals truly does the color work for you. The metallic shine woven throughout kicks up the classy factory for sure.

These greens and neutrals are so reminiscent of the area in California where I live. We have a lot of trees, but it’s relatively dry which gives us plenty of dry dusty land with those golden hills.

The lightweight nature of the front loop only stitch is an essential for the drape of this crochet summer wrap pattern. Even in our hottest season the mornings can be cool and a light shawl for your shoulders is perfect.

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While I was working on the Knit California Wrap. I knew I wanted to create a crochet version as well. A beginner crochet wrap pattern that would yield the same luxurious results, with simple techniques.

I had 3 balls of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball in this colorway. So I decide to divide them between the two wrap patterns, with about 1 1/3 balls going to the knit version and 1 2/3 balls going to the crochet one.

To achieve a similar drape and style as the knit wrap I used a larger hook. This gives us a looser stitch when crocheting with worsted weight yarn. Which means the fabric of our summer crochet wrap will be thinner and more lightweight.

I think one of the reasons knitting generally has a softer drape is that you’re typically working with one loop stitches. In crochet, each stitch has at least two loops. So to further enhance the knit look of this crochet wrap we will work into the front loop only.

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Looking for something a bit cozier? Check out my Easy Storm Ridge Wrap on Underground Crafter. This one is extra long and luxurious.

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You can also purchase the ad-free pdf here {scroll down for the free pattern}

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I found this lovely hand carved shawl stick from the Etsy shop WoodenItBeLovely. I love how simple it is which makes it the perfect compliment to the California Wrap.

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You might also like the Mila Color Block Shawl pattern which is worked sideways and such a great use of yarn already in your stash.

Materials

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Notes

  1. This shawl is worked on the long edge, so you can adjust your starting stitch count to make a shorter or longer shawl.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Fsc-foundation single crochet

ch(s)-chain(s)  

Flo-front loop only

sc(s)-single crochet(s) 

rep-repeat

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 flo sc x 15 rows of flo sc

Finished dimensions

52” x 21” 

Pattern

Row 1. Fsc 166, or if you’re unfamiliar with foundation single crochet then you can ch 167, sc in the 2nd ch and in each ch across, turn. (166 sts)

Row 2. Ch 1, working in the flo sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 3-80. Rep Row 2.

Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

I’d love to see your #crochetcaliforniawrap tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!


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