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Crochet California Wrap

Crochet California Wrap

The Crochet California Wrap is here. This easy, beginner friendly wrap pattern uses a large hook and the front loop only technique to lend this gorgeous wrap its drape and flow.

I love how the Crochet California Wrap turned out. These colors 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 second reason I choose this name is the lightweight nature of the wrap. 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 {pattern here} I knew I wanted to create a crochet version as well. I had 3 balls of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball in this colorway. So I decide to divide them between the two wraps, 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 and worked into the front loop only. I think one of the reasons knitting general has a softer drape is that you’re typically working with one loop stitches. In crochet, each stitch has at least two loops, making it larger. Beautiful drape is possible, we just have to account for it.

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

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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.

Materials

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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