It is snowing like crazy outside right now and I am so excited! We ventured out for lunch today because it didn’t look like anything was going to happen…then BAM! Suddenly the roads were already covered by inches of snow!
We barely made it home (we live in the country, where the roads never get plowed). My husband even had to walk home after his truck got stuck. Snow around here is just so exciting. It’s the perfect excuse to warm up with some yarn in your lap and a crochet hook or two.
You could even work on making this cute wrap sweater!…
This wrap sweater was inspired by Wool and the Gang’s Cross My Heart Wrap. I love all of their designs, and could browse their site for ever. I saw this wrap and thought it was so cute, but something simple enough that I could make my self! Their version is knit, but I decided to crochet mine in a textured stitch that almost looks knit.
How did I make it?
Well, the idea is so simple. You basically crochet one long, long piece, sew the ends together, and wrap around yourself!
But here is a little more detailed description:
With 4 skeins Vanna’s Choice yarn (worsted weight) and size I crochet hook.
1. Ch 35. Tr into 4th ch from hook. Dc in next ch. *Tr in next ch. Dc in next ch. Continue from * until the end of the row. Should end with dc in last ch (33 sts total including 3 ch from beginning). Turn.
2. Ch 2. *1 bpdc around tr from previous row. Tr in next st. Continue from * to last st (which is a ch 3 from previous row). Dc in last st instead of tr. Turn.
3. Ch 2. *Tr in next st. 1 fpdc around next st. Continue from * to last st (which is ch 3 from previous row). 1 Dc in last st instead of fpdc. Turn.
4. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have worked through all 4 skiens of yarn. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Before sewing short ends together, place wrap across your back at the shoulders. Bring the ends to the front and cross them over your chest. Wrap each end down and around your back. Where the short ends meet behind your back, is where they need to be sewn together. Have someone help you if needed.
Optional step: Sew the top and bottom back sections together from side to side, as shown in picture below–
That’s it! The trickiest part is putting it together the right way.
This wrap is also great because you can use it in a few different ways! Besides a wrap, you can also wear it as a cowl, or even pull it up over your head like a hood (or snood…but I don’t like that word).
I hope you enjoy! I’m off to go stare at the snow and at my pile of yarn to figure out what I want to make next!
Email with any questions! LindsayHaynie [at] gmail dot com