Touch of Velvet Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

Here is the free crochet pattern for my Touch of Velvet wrap I showed you last week. It’s an elegant design that is finished with a playful beaded edge. I must say that I am really happy with this design and it’s surprisingly warm with the Color Crafter Velvet yarn.

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Materials

You will need the following materials to make the Touch of Velvet Wrap

Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet is available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores or your Scheepjes stockist. Thank you for using the links on my blog, supporting my work and helping me to keep my patterns free.

Gauge and size

Gauge is not essential for this project and it’s not needed to make a gauge swatch. If your gauge is similar to mine your final wrap will be approximately 200cm wide and 90cm high.

Resources

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US crochet terms. If you are more familiar with UK crochet terms, please see this conversion table for the most common terms.

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • picot – ch3, ss in first chain stitch worked
  • dc4tog – 4 double crochet stitches worked together
  • YO – yarn over

Special stitches

SDC – Special Double Cluster. A dc4tog with the first 2 legs in the first ch5-space and the last 2 legs in the second ch5-space.
YO, pull up a loop in current ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 2 loops on your hook. YO, pull up a loop in current ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 3 loops on your hook. YO, pull up a loop in next ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 4 loops on your hook. YO, pull up a loop in next ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 5 loops on your hook.  YO and take off all loops on your hook.

Standing SDC – Standing Special Double Cluster.
Attach yarn with a ss in first ch5-space, ch2, YO, pull up a loop in first ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 2 loops on your hook. YO, pull up a loop in second ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 3 loops on your hook. YO, pull up a loop in second ch5-space, take off 2 loops, 4 loops on your hook.  YO and take off all loops on your hook.

Touch of Velvet wrap

Video

To make this pattern accessible to as many people as possible I have made a video tutorial showing the steps involved in making this wrap.


Touch of Velvet Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. All rights reserved.

The Touch of Velvet Wrap consists of a triangular base worked in granny stitch followed by a lacy border edged with beads.

Base

Work the base using Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Kelly (841) and a 4mm hook.

Row 1

With a slip knot on your hook, ch4 and close with a ss in the first ch.
ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), in the ch4-loop work 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1, 1dc.
Turn your work.

Row 2

ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1),
3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc,
[3dc, ch3, 3dc] in the ch3-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc,
3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1,
1dc on the last dc (this will be the 3rd ch of the starting ch4 of row 1).
Turn your work.

Row 3

ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1),
* 3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc. * Repeat * to * 1 more time.
[3dc, ch3, 3dc] in the ch3-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc,
3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc,
3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1,
1dc on the last dc (this will be the 3rd ch of the starting ch4 of row 2).
Turn your work.

Row 4

ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1),
*3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc. * Repeat * to * 2 more times.
[3dc, ch3, 3dc] in the ch3-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc,
*3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1 and skip the next 3dc. * Repeat * to * 1 more time.
3dc in the next ch1-space, ch1,
1dc on the last dc (this will be the 3rd ch of the starting ch4 of row 3).
Turn your work.

Row 5 – 52

Repeat row 4 where you increase the number of repeats along the edges of the triangle. Cut your yarn, cast off and work away your yarn tails. At this point you will have a large triangle and it will look something like this.

Base for Touch of Velvet Wrap

Edge

Work the edge using Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Bogart (847) and a 4mm hook. First work rows 1 to 5 and fasten off. Thread the beads on your yarn and then work the final row of the wrap.

Row 1

With a slip knot on your hook, start with a standing sc in the first dc.
*1sc in next ch1-space, ch5, skip the next 3dc. * Repeat * to * till the ch3-space.
(1sc, ch5, 1sc) in the ch3-space to form the tip of the wrap.
*ch5, skip the next 3dc and work 1sc in the next ch1-space. * Repeat * to * till the last ch1-space.
1sc on the last dc. Turn your work.

Row 2

ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), skip next sc,
*1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc, 8dc in next ch5-space, skip next sc, 1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc, ch5. * Repeat * to * till the ch5-space before the tip of the wrap.
1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc, 12dc in ch5-space at the tip of the wrap, skip next sc, 1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc, ch5.
Repeat * to * till there are three ch5-spaces left. 1sc in next ch5-space, 8dc in next ch5-space, 1sc in last ch5-space.
ch2, skip next sc, 1dc on last sc. Turn your work.

Row 3

ch1 (does not count as a st), 1sc in same st, skip the ch2-space and the next sc.
* (1dc on next dc, 1 picot) 7 times, 1dc on last dc, skip next sc, 1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc. * Repeat * to * till the tip of the wrap.
(1dc on next dc, 1 picot) 11 times, 1dc on last dc, skip next sc, 1sc in next ch5-space, skip next sc.
Repeat * to * till the last ch5-space, (1dc on next dc, 1 picot) 7 times, 1dc on last dc.
Skip next sc and ch2-space. 1sc on last dc (which is the 3rd ch of the starting ch5 of row 2). Turn your work.

Row 4

ch8 (counts as 1dc and ch5),
* 1sc on 3rd picot, ch5, 1sc on 5th picot, ch5, 1dc in next sc, ch5. * Repeat * to * till the tip of the wrap.
1sc on 3rd picot, ch5, 1sc on 5th picot, ch5, 1sc on 7th picot, ch5, 1sc on 9th picot, ch5, 1dc on next sc, ch5.
Repeat * to * till the end of the wrap omitting the last ch5. Turn your work.

Row 5

ch8 (counts as 1dc and ch5),
* 1sc in next ch5-space, ch5. * Repeat * to * till the end of the wrap. 1sc in last st (which is the 3rd ch of the starting ch8 of row 4). Cut your yarn and bind off. Turn your work.

Row 6

With a needle thread 105 beads on your yarn. Push the beads that you don’t need forward on your yarn as you work bringing 1 bead at a time to your hook as needed. In the beginning it will be difficult to push the beads forward as you will have 100+ beads on your yarn, but as you work in the beads it becomes easier to move them forward. Don’t try to push 100 beads forward at once, but make batches of 10 to 20 beads at a time. Note that the SDC are worked in such a way that they share the ch5-spaces.

Work a Standing SDC over the first and second ch5-spaces of row 4.
* ch3, bring 1 bead to your hook and ch1 over the bead securing it in place, ch3, SDC in the same ch5-space where you finished the previous SDC and the next ch5-space. * Repeat * to * till the end of the wrap. Cut your yarn and work away all yarn tails.

For best results, block your work.

Touch of Velvet wrap edge

And that’s it! If you would like to look back on my journey of making this wrap you can read about choosing my yarn, when the wrap was still a WIP, and the full photo shoot of the finished design.


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I would love to see your wraps. Feel free to share them on my Facebook page or tag me in one of your post on Instagram. You can also use #itsallinanutshell to help me find it.

With love,

Esther

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Crochet filled 2017

I would like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful, happy and crochet filled 2017. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with many project already planned and waiting to start.

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I hope you see you on many happy crochet adventures.

With love,

Esther

 

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Touch of Velvet Wrap

Here she is, my Touch of Velvet wrap! I think it’s just lovely, even if I say so myself. The black and red Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet yarn work lovely together and the black beads are the finishing touch.

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I was taking photographs of the wrap to show you how it came out and I am having an awfully hard time selecting which shots to show you. So I decided to just show them all to you, that way I don’t have to choose 😀

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Touch of Velvet Wrap

Touch of Velvet Wrap

Touch of Velvet Wrap

 

Now that you know what it looks like I am sure that some of you would love to have the pattern for it. Next week I will share the free pattern for my Touch of Velvet Wrap.

With love,

Esther

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Christmas Gifts for a Crochet-aholic

It’s Christmas time and many people use this time to give gifts to one another. I would like to share my list of perfect gifts for a crochet-aholic like myself. What would a crochet nut such as myself like to receive?

Crochet stuff

I am all about being practical, therefore things that I can use in my craft are always extremely welcome. Think of a crochet hook set, including a case off course. No use not being able to store all your lovely new hooks! That’s actually one thing that I really like about the Tulip hooks (available from Bol.com), they come in beautiful cases. And if you already have all the hooks you need, then just the case is also a great gift.

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Another really neat gift is a swift. I have received a luxurious wooden swift as a gift a few weeks ago, and it is one of the most useful tools I have received in a long time. The swift I received is part of the Scheepjes swift collection in which there are different materials and table connector options to choose from. I have already used my beach and rose wood swift to wind several skeins of yarn into ready-to-use cakes.

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But maybe you are looking for something a bit smaller? A swift is a large and relatively expensive gift. Maybe a Lucet is a neat little gift? In case you wonder what a Lucet is and how to use it, I have a short video for you showing how to use it.

Wanna-haves

Then there are the things you don’t really NEED, but that you WANT. One of those things is a yarn bowl. I received this as a gift a few weeks ago, and seriously, this is just the best thing since sliced bread. No, I don’t need it. Yes, I want it!

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Yarn, glorious yarn!

The best thing to give to a crochet-aholic is yarn. A LOT of yarn. No, I am serious. You always need at least 600-800 meters to make something beautiful, so if you give yarn to someone, make sure that it is enough to be able to make something gorgeous with it.

I have received beautiful skins of hand dyed yarn from Sue Cheng a few weeks ago. She send them to me as a way of supporting my work. Thank you so much Sue! I am going to make something lovely with this special yarn for sure.

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Each of the gifts that I received are a blessing to me, but at the end of the day Christmas is not about the gifts receive or the gifts you give. Christmas is about the greatest Gift of all that we received many years ago. I pray that He may bless you as much as I have been blessed this past year.

Have a blessed Christmas.

With love,

Esther

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