Pattern of the Week: Indulgent Wrap
I love when a crochet pattern or design stirs up a debate in my circle of crochet buddies. The unusual yet eye-catching Indulgent Wrap in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 has managed to do just that. While researching the pattern, I asked my friends to chime in on what they thought about the unconventional design, and their responses were mostly positive.
“That looks like something you would wear while enjoying an indulgent cup of coffee and watching the morning sunrise,” one friend said. “It’s perfect for your morning wake up.”
Another friend simply said it’s unique. I certainly have never made anything quite like it! I was particularly intrigued by the interlocking strands. The pattern is fairly easy to follow with single and half double stitches. The bulk of the wrap is made by crocheting 2 strand groups that are then braided together. Once the assembly has been completed, tassels are added. They give the garment a certain je ne sais quoi,some compelling quality you can’t quite put your finger on.
The delectable yarn is Valley Superwash DK 100% extrafine superwash merino wool. I just love superwash merino wool. The colorways Fawn and Steel Gray are subdued enough that they won’t take away from the design of the strand groups. The project is crocheted in one piece and then braided together and seamed.
FINISHED SIZE 18″ wide and 55″ long, excluding tassels.
YARN Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK (distributed by WEBS) (100% extrafine superwash merino wool; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): #28 fawn (MC), #02 steel grey (CC), 8 balls each.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 5½ ” cardboard piece, 1; safety pins, 72.
GAUGE 15 hdc and 14 rows = 4″.
The Indulgent Wrap is a fantastic conversation piece. My suggestion would be to make this wrap today with a group of crocheters and start a conversation in your own circle. You may even inspire a non-crocheter to pick up a hook and learn the craft.
Keep on hookin’ on,