Ok, so did you know that there is a color of the year? Sometimes if you are scrolling through on Pinterest you can see reference of it if you follow a lot of home decor or DIY pages. Want to take a guess at the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year? Keep reading for the free crochet pattern ;)
Yep! Greenery :) This bodes well for me as green is one of my absolute favorite colors (tied with purple). Now I'm not really sure who decides things like this...probably the same people who decide what is currently stylish and trending...but *high five* to whoever picked this color! For this year at least I may come close to trendy ;)
When I saw that Caron Cakes released their new colors last winter I, of course, had to purchase a few of them. You have already seen how I used the 'Strawberry Trifle' in my Strawberry Patch Convertible Scarf (and if you haven't seen it yet-check it out! It's a great spring scarf).
Now it is Pistachio's turn! This yarn was destined to become a lovely, lacy spring wrap from the moment I saw it. I used a triangular mesh stitch to give this wrap a slightly more modern and geometric look. The wide spacing of the stitches also hides the abrupt color changes of the cake yarn nicely - so if that tends to bother you this might be the perfect Caron Cakes pattern for you!
Don't be intimidated by how this stitch looks! It is really a simple 2 row repeat!
Now before I get to the pattern one more quick note...did you see that they release 4 more new colors?? Check them out here! They are a bit more muted but still very pretty.
Alright, now onto the pattern!
SC: single crochet
Tr: treble crochet
Length - approx. 65"
Width (widest) - approx. 18"
15 sts x 6 rows = 4" square in DC
Chain stitches at the beginning of rows DO count as stitches. Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as SC+2 ch sts. Ch 7 at the beginning of a row counts as Tr + 3 ch sts.
This foundation chain for this stitch can be adjusted in multiples of 6 plus 1, plus an extra 6 for the foundation chain.
This piece really should be wet blocked to see the nice stitch definition. The finished size above is after blocking.
The step by step photos are taken from a left handed perspective
Row 1: SC in the 10th ch from the hook, ch 3, skip 2 ch, Tr, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, SC, ch 3, skip 2 ch, Tr, repeat from * to the end of the chain. The last chain stitch should have a Tr stitch worked into it if you counted correctly. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip 3 ch, Tr, ch 2, skip 3 ch, SC, *ch 2, skip 3 ch, Tr, ch 2, skip 3 ch, SC, repeat from * across. Turn
Row 3: Ch 7, skip 2 ch, SC, ch 3, skip 2 ch, Tr, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, SC, ch 3, skip 2 ch, Tr, repeat from * across. Turn
Row 4-80: Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 (Row 2 on even rows, Row 3 on odd rows)
I used an entire cake of yarn for this (about 370 yards), feel free to continue through as many rows as you wish, but I always recommend ending on an even Row as this will give you a nice straight edge.
Tie off yarn, weave in ends, and wet block your wrap.
And now you have your very own chic and trendy wrap ;) Enjoy!
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