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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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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Working on a Velvet wrap

Last week I told you about a new, smaller project that I had started using Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet and I would like to show you what I am making with it. I am making a luxurious warp and I have given it the name “Touch of Velvet”.

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The yarn is soft and really nice to work with. It has all the benefits of an acrylic yarn such as a sturdy thread and no allergies, but at the same time it feels more fluffy than other acrylic yarns that I have used before. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. The Velvet yarn also feels different compared to the Color Crafter yarn, it’s bigger sibling, it feels more….. fluffy. I just can’t seem to find a word in my vocabulary. Have you used Velvet before? Maybe you can give me a descriptive word that would describe what I am trying to say.

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I am making a triangular wrap with a granny stitch base and a lacy border. For the base I am using a deep black color named after Grace Kelly and the border is in bordeaux red named after Humphrey Bogart. Both of these actors are from a generation when I was still a wish in my parent’s minds. With this wrap I am bringing one of my own wished to reality; a design of my very own.

And I also have added a small something extra with this design. Can you guess what it is?

The wrap works up fast and next week I will show you the end result. Hope to see you then.

With love,

Esther

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Old Hollywood in a Velvet yarn

I am currently a bit in-between big projects; giving me an opportunity for a smaller project. Somehow I am always making BIG project, mostly blankets, and I never seem to get round to making something a bit smaller. Time to change all of that.

I have been thinking for a while about a design of my own; something with a glamorous feel to it, suitable for a special occasion and yet also something you would use on a day-to-day basis. I want it to be comfortable and warm, but not be bulky and heavy. Contemplating my ideas and studying different yarns have brought me to the Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet line. This yarn has a classic feel to it; a bit old-school. Like a whisper from a time when life was less complicated.

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The Color Crafter Velvet yarns have an ‘aged effect’ like old and worn velvet. Similar to the Color Crafter, this yarn is also 100% Premium Acrylic and has a soft touch and feel. You can use the Velvet on its own or in combination with the Color Crafter because they are the same weight and are best worked with a 4mm hook. You can buy Color Crafter Velvet from Wool Warehouse or your local Scheepjes stockist.

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There are many colors to choose from in the Velvet line with which you can achieve different looks. I wanted something classic, timeless almost. I therefore went for maybe one of the most classic of color combinations; Black and Bordeaux. The Velvet yarns are named after Hollywood legends and my colors are named after Grace Kelly and Humphrey Bogart. Now if that isn’t a match made in Hollywood Heaven, I don’t know what is!

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My Hollywood project is growing and next week I will give you a peak of what I am working on. Hope to see you then.

With love,

Esther

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