How to Crochet a Convertible Wrap

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How to Crochet a Convertible Wrap

It’s time for another guest blog post here on the E’Claire Makery blog, and this week I’m featuring a beautiful convertible crochet wrap sweater from Susanna of Crochet Fosbas. I love crochet garments that can be worn all sorts of different ways, and one of my favorites is how many ways you can wear a crochet wrap. This free easy crochet wrap pattern has so many different ways that you can wear it! Wear it as a crochet wrap scarf, a wrap sweater, a wrap with a hood, and so many more. It’s an awesome versatile pattern that can be worn in an endless combination of ways!

What makes this design even better is that you can do it in any weight of yarn. Isn’t that awesome?! For this pattern, Susanna designed it using Hobbii Cotton Kings yarn, which is a fingering weight yarn. In her pattern she says that this crochet wrap can be made with more types of yarn though too. It will just change how heavy it is. If you don’t have access to Hobbii yarns and want to use a fingering weight, Red Heart It’s A Wrap Yarn or Lion Brand Shawl in A Cake would be great substitutes.

With that, let’s get to Susanna’s pattern!

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I’m Susanna Biaye the face behind @crochet_fosbas. I’m a wife and Mum to a Toddler. I learned knitting and crocheting from my Mum when I was about 8, I made lots of baby Booties and beanies then. I had a break from crafting while I focused on my studies. However, after many years, my interest was rekindled during my baby’s pregnancy since I wanted to make all his needed cardigans, booties, blankets. The rest is history!

Since then, I’ve made lots of items majorly accessories and clothing items. This craft has become part of me and I love every moment. I also have few of my patterns published in Crochet Magazine (Happily hooked Magazine). I’m honored to be sharing my pattern with you here.

The pattern was inspired by my first ever convertible beanie (I love making convertibles)! I’ve always wanted designs which can be used in different ways and serving numerous purposes. This wrap design fits those two purposes, and I hope you love it as much as I do. The design itself can be adapted to many different sizes. This pattern is made by crocheting a VERY wide rectangle (which would wrap around the chest) and then the sleeves. The good news is that – There are no sewing! It is basically a repeat of same stitches but they won’t bore you.

If you love this design, you’ll also love:

1. She Sells Sea Shells Top 2. Cross Back Cardigan 3. May Flowers Blanket

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Supplies:

  • Fingering weight yarn such as Red Heart It’s a Wrap or Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball (I used Hobbii yarn in cotton kings (Axinite) (100%cotton)
    • Estimated yarn: S -1093 yards, M – 1311 yards, L – 1575 yards XL – 1575 yards
    • I strongly recommend using a light weight yarn for this project– I have included the gauge and measurement of each petal, to make it easier. Please note that if using a worsted weight yarn, it would be bulky and fit perfectly as a winter wrap
  • Hook – 4.0mm (G/6)
  • Yarn needle (to sew in the ends)
  • Scissors

Gauge:

For cotton 4 ply – 30DC, 6 rows = 7” by 3”

For worsted weight yarn – 30DC, 7 rows = 6”by 3”

Skill level – intermediate

Stitches and Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s) (tutorial here.)
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • DC – Double Crochet (tutorial here.)
  • Tr – treble crochet (tutorial here.)
  • St – stitch
  • Sts – stitches
  • Sps – Space(s)
  • FO – Fasten off
  • S – Small
  • M – Medium
  • L – Large
  • XL – Extra Large
  • [] – stitch amounts in between brackets are for each size indicated by the abbreviation for the size

Measurements:

Size Sleeve length Chest Total length Small 18” 34” 87” long, height – 10” Medium 19” 36” 92” long, height – 10” Large 19” 40” 98” long, height – 12” X-large 20” 44” 106” long, height – 14”

Pattern size calculation: (chest – bust) measurement x 1.5) + (sleeve length x 2)

i.e for small – chest measurement is 34”, sleeve = 18” = (34 x 1.5) + (18 x2)

Notes:

  1. Each petal measures approximately = (using cotton 4ply yarn – 2” wide and 1.5” tall)(worsted weight yarn – 2.5” wide and 2”tall)
  1. Numbers of petals per size is as follows, Small – 20 petals, m – 21 petals, l – 24 petals, X-large – 26 petals
  1. Number of starting chains is 15 x number of petals + 2 (Chains are in multiples of 15 plus 2)
  2. The first part to be made is the part labeled A, while the sleeve is then made on the sides of the large rectangle
  3. The breath of the front panel must be wide enough to wrap around your upper arm
  4. You can decide to make a short sleeve
  5. You can use a bigger hook to make your chains, or make your chains loosely, which would make working on the chains much easier. do not forget to switch back to 4.0mm hook

Pattern

Starting: Chain – 302 (317, 362, 392) {Do you feel the number of the starting chains is overwhelming? I do too, after first row I PROMISE the number reduce by almost half}

Working in rows

Row 1: 1SC into 2nd CH from hook, *(CH2, skip next 2CH sps, 1SC in next CH, skip 2 CHs, 3DC in next, 4DC in next CH, 4DC in next CH, 3DC in next CH, skip 2 CHS, 1SC in next CH, CH2, Skip 2 CHS, 1SC) repeat* 19, 20, 23, 25 more times. CH1, turn, [S – 61SC, 280 DC, 40 CH 2 SPS, 20 clusters, M – 64SC, 294DC, 42CH2 SPS, 21 clusters, L– 73 SC, 336 DC, 48 CH2 SPS, 24 clusters, XL –79SC, 364DC, 52CH2 SPS, 26 clusters]

Row 2: 1SC in first st, *{1SC in CH2 sp, (1DC, 2DC) 3 times, 1DC, 1DC, (2DC, 1DC) 3 times, skip next 2 sts, 1SC in next CH2 sp} repeat from * 19 (20, 23, 25) more times 1SC in last st, CH6, turn

Note on Row 2. The single crochets in the {} are all made on CH 2 spaces, [S – 400DC, 42SC, M – 420DC, 44SC, L – 480DC, 50SC, XL – 520DC, 54SC]

Row 3: skip first 7sts, SC in 8th st, *{CH2, skip 2, 1SC, skip next st, 1SC, CH5, 1SC in next st, skip next st, 1SC into next st, CH2, skip 2 sts, 1SC, skip next 10 sts, 1SC in next st}, repeat {}* 19, 20, 23, 25 more times. CH1, skip next 5 sts, 1Tr in last st. CH1, turn [S – 121SC, 40 CH2SPS, 20 TR, 20 CH1 SPS, M – 127 SC, 42 CH2SPS, 21TR, 21 CH 1SPS, L – 145 SC, 48 CH2 SPS, 24TR, 24 CH1 SPS, XL – 157 SC, 52 CH2 SPS, 26TR, 26 CH1 SPS]

Note – if using different colors, FO color A, join color B

Row 4: 1SC in CH1 sp,* (1SC in 1st CH2 sp, skip next 2 sts, 14DC in CH5 space, skip next 2 sts, 1SC in CH2 sp) repeat *19, 20, 23, 25 more times. 1SC in last st, CH1, turn [S – 41 SC, 280 DC, 20 CH5 SPS, M – 43SC, 294DC, 21 CH 5 SPS, L – 49SC, 336DC, 24 CH5 SPS, XL – 53SC, 364DC, 26 CH2 SPS]

Row 5: 1SC in first st, *{1SC in next st, (1DC, 2DC) 3 times, 1DC, 1DC, (2DC, 1DC) 3 times, 1SC in next st} repeat from {}* 19, 20, 23, 24 more times. 1SC in last st, CH6, turn [S – 400DC, 42SC, M – 420DC, 44SC, L – 480DC, 50SC, XL – 520DC, 54SC]

Row 6: Skip first 6 sts, SC in 7th st, *{CH2, skip 2, 1SC, skip next st, 1SC, CH5, 1SC in next st, skip next st, 1SC into next st, CH2, skip 2 sts, 1SC, skip next 10 sts, 1SC in next st}, repeat {}*19, 20, 23, 24 more times. CH1, skip next 5 sts, 1Tr in last st. CH1, turn [S – 121SC, 40 CH2SPS, 20 TR, 20 CH1 SPS, M – 127 SC, 42 CH2SPS, 21TR, 21 CH 1SPS, L – 145 SC, 48 CH2 SPS, 24TR, 24 CH1 SPS, XL – 157 SC, 52 CH2 SPS, 26TR, 26 CH1 SPS]

Note – if using different colors, FO color B, join color C

Row 4 – row 6 forms the basic pattern and should be repeated 4 (4, 5, 6) more times

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Working in round

Turn your work by 90° (to the side), work the following stitches

Number of petals in the arm x 2 = arm hole. For an armhole of 12”, 6 petals would be needed!!

Attach yarn with a sl. St to the edge of last row, (THE PART MARKED RED IN THE PICTURE ABOVE)

Round 1: CH2, 1HDC into each of the sts on the sides of the petals, making sure that you work 10 Hdc into each side and NOT ON THE CHAINS of the petals, (60, 60, 70, 80 HDC) join with a sl st to 2nd CH

FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM –

Round 2: CH1, 1SC in first 6 sts, *(1SC in next st, 2SC in next st) repeat 23 more times 1SC in last 6 sts, join with a sl.st with the 2nd CH, CH2. (84 SC)

FOR LARGE –

Round 2: – CH1, 1SC in first 6 sts, *(1SC in next st, 2SC in next st) repeat 26 more times, 2SC in next st, 1SC in last 9 sts, join with a sl.st with the 2nd CH (98 SC)

FOR X-LARGE –

Round 2: CH1, 1 SC in first 6 sts, *(1SC in next st, 2SC in next st) repeat 31 times, 1SC in last 10 sts, join with a sl.st with the 2nd CH, CH2. (112SC)

NOTE – the number of stitches at the end of Row 2 must be divisible by 14

i.e for small and medium, there should be 84 stitches which would give 6 petals in the arm (84/14 = 6)

Round 3: *(1SC, CH2, skip 2sts, 1SC, CH2, skip 2, 1SC, CH5, 1SC, CH2, skip 2, 1SC, CH2, skip 2, 1SC) repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, join to 2nd CH made at the beginning CH2. [S – 36 SC, 24 CH2 sps, 6 CH5 sps, M – 36 SC, 24 CH2 sps, 6 CH5 sps, L – 42 SC, 28 CH2 sps, 7 CH5 sps, XL – 48 SC, 32 CH2 sps, 8 CH5 sps]

Round 4: *(CH2, 1 SC in next CH2 sp, 1 SC in next CH2 sp, 14DC in CH5 sp, skip next CH2 sp, 1SC in next CH2 sp), repeat * 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, with a sl st, join to 2nd CH from the beginning, CH2, [S – 6 CH2 sps, 18 SC, 84 DC, M – 6 CH2 sps, 18 SC, 84 DC, L – 7 CH2 sps, 21 SC, 98 DC, XL – 8 CH2 sps, 24SC, 112DC]

Round 5: 1SC in first st, *{skip next st, 1SC in next st, (1DC, 2DC) 3 times, 1DC, 1DC, (2DC, 1DC) 3 times, 1SC in next CH2 sp, 1SC in next st} repeat from {}* repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, join to 2nd CH from the beginning, [S – 19 SC, 120DC, M – 19 SC, 120DC, L – 37 SC, 140 DC, XL – 49SC, 160DC]

Round 6: CH 6, skip first 6sts, SC in 7th st, *{CH2, skip 2, 1 SC, skip next st, 1SC, CH5, 1SC in next st, skip next st, 1SC into next st, CH2, skip 2 sts, 1SC, skip next 10 sts, 1SC in next st}, repeat {}* repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, CH1, skip next 5sts, with a sl st, join to 6th CH from the beginning, CH2, [S – 37 SC, 12CH2 SPS, 6 CH5 SPS, M – 37 SC, 12CH2 SPS, 6 CH5 SPS, L – 43SC, 14CH2 SPS, 7 CH5 SPS, XL – 49SC, 18CH2 SPS, 8CH5 SPS]

Round 7: 1SC, *(1SC in 1st CH2 sp, skip next 2 sts, 14DC in CH5 sp, skip next st, 1SC in CH 2sp) repeat * repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, 1SC in last st, join to 2nd CH from the beginning, CH2, [S – 14SC, 84DC, M – 14DC, 84DC, L – 16SC, 98DC, XL – 18SC, 112DC]

Round 8: 1SC in first st, *{1SC IN NEXT ST, (1DC, 2DC)*3, 1DC, 1DC, (2DC, 1DC)*3, 1SC in next st} repeat * repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, 1SC in last st, join with a sl. St in CH2 sp, CH 6, [S – 14SC, 120DC, M – 14SC, 120DC, L – 16 SC, 140 DC, XL – 20SC, 160DC]

Round 9: skip first 6sts, Sc in 7th st, *{CH2, skip 2, 1SC, skip next st, 1SC, CH5, 1SC in next st, skip next st, 1SC into next st, CH2, skip 2 sts, 1SC, skip next 10 sts, 1SC in next st}, repeat {}* repeat 5, 5, 6, 7 more times, CH1, sk next 5sts, with a sl st, join to 6th CH from the beginning, CH2, [S – 36 SC, 12CH 2 sps, 6 CH5 sps, M – 36 SC, 12 CH2 sps, 6 CH5 sps, L – 43SC, 14 CH2 sps, 7 CH5 sps, XL – 49SC, 18 CH2 sps, 8 CH5 sps]

Repeat round 5 – round 7 (which forms the basic petal) 10, 10, 10, 11 more times, (or till you have a length long enough as sleeves)

Once you’re finished with the length that you want it! Then block your wrap and enjoy wearing it!

Here’s a video I made on how I wear the scarf https://youtu.be/MbEwxnmBnzE. I would love to see your makes, do tag me with pictures on Instagram @crochet_fosbas, or if you need any clarifications, do send me an email to [email protected]

Happy stitching,

Sussana

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