Cooler fall days are just around the corner and that means it's time to get working on some light weight shawls, scarves and wraps! I have been waiting to share this project for a little while now, and now the time is right for you to get started on your very own luxurious Ric Rac Wrap! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern :)
The Ric Rac Wrap is a super long lightweight scarf/wrap that can be worn so many different ways! It uses a combination of super basic crochet stitches to make a complex and elegant looking accessory perfect for cool days. The ric rac ladder stitch (explained and demonstrated with a video tutorial below) gives that wrap fabulous drape - and look at that amazing color gradient!
The Ric Rac Wrap was made using Ice Yarns Cakes Cotton Fine Glitz. This yarn is a cake-style, category 2, cotton/acrylic blend and it might just be the most luxurious yarn I've ever worked with! Even thought it is a fine weight yarn, this wrap has some weight and heft to it which is what makes it drape so nicely. It comes in 20 different color combos, and each one has the same stunning gradient affect.
Ice Yarns provided me with this yarn to design with, and you are able to purchase it for yourself here! AND they just added a bunch of new colors that I am totally in love with (there were only a few when I was selecting mine). Their shipping is super-fast so you should have no trouble getting your supplies you need to start this project for fall :)
- Ice Yarns Cotton Fine Glitz (1 cake/656 yds.) or a comparable Category 2 weight yarn
- J/6.0mm crochet hook (I used Clover Amour)
- Scissors (I like to keep these in my hook case)
- Yarn needle
- Shawl pin (optional) - I found mine from Dessert Bloom Studio and love it!
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
9 sts x 4 rows = 2" square in pattern stitch repeat
Length (approx.) = 92"
Width (approx.) = 22"
- Chain stitches at the beginning of a row do not count as a stitch
- You can make this wrap wider or narrower as you choose. Your project should be a multiple of 12+3, + 2 for the starting chain
Row 1: DC in third ch from hook, DC in the next two ch sts, *ch 3, skip 3, SC in next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip 3, DC in next 3 ch sts, repeat from * 6 more times (87). Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, SC in first 3 sts, *ch 3, skip 3, DC in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * 6 more times (87). Turn.
Row 3: ch 2, DC in first 3 sts, *ch 3, skip 3, SC in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * 6 more times (87). Turn.
Rows 4-158: repeat rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows). I had a total of 158 rows for my wrap and used my entire cake of yarn. You may choose to do more or less to achieve your desired length (note if you want it longer you will need more yarn).
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