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Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns
Mercedes Convertible Wrap - Amanda Schaefer Crochetier - Free Crochet Patterns

MATERIALS AND DESCRIPTION
Size "I" crochet Hook
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in "Soft Pink"

This wrap does not just take its name from luxury, but also from the many versatile ways in which it can be worn. You can turn it into a bolero, a cowl, a snood, or an elegant shawl for an evening out or at home. All it takes is a Size "I" crochet hook and ONE skein of worsted weight yarn (about 315 yards), which means it's affordable too.

I use Caron Simply Soft in most of my patterns. I love the myriad of colors available as well as the texture and drape of the yarn, which I find is very well suited for lace patterns. This yarn is also very affordable. Although I highly recommend this yarn, you may use any aran or worsted weight yarn.

DIFFICULTY
This shawl is comprised of mostly shell-based stitches. A beginner may look at this pattern as intimidating, however, I do not feel there are any techniques used that would be overwhelming or difficult for a "rookie" crocheter to learn. Please don't be afraid to try something new and challenging, as this is the best way to improve your technique.

PATTERN
Terms that are highlighted will be defined at the end of the pattern under "Glossary of Terms."

Fsc 7.

ROW 1: Ch 3, 1 dc in first fsc from hook. Ch 5, 1 dc in same st. Sk 1 fsc, 1 dc in next fsc. Ch 5, 1 dc in same st, sk 1 fsc, 1 dc in next fsc. Ch 5, sk 1 fsc, 2 dc in last fsc. Turn.

ROW 2: Ch 1, 1 dc in first dc. *4 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 4, 4 dc in same sp.* Repeat from * to * in next two ch-5 sp. 1 sc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 3: Ch 10 (ch 3 = 1 dc + ch 7 sp), (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc [V-stitch]) in next ch 4 sp. *Ch 7, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch 4 sp.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 7, 1 dc in last sc. Turn.

ROW 4: Ch 3. *(4 dc, ch 4, 4 dc) in next ch 7 sp. 1 V-stitch in next ch 2 sp.* Repeat from * to * twice. (4 dc, ch 4, 4 dc) in next ch 7 sp. 1 dc in top of ch 3 from Row 3.

ROW 5: Ch 6. 1 V-stitch in next ch-4 sp. Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. *Ch 3, V-stitch in next ch-4 sp. Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 3, V-stitch in next ch 4 sp. Ch 3, 1 dc in top of ch 3 from Row 4. Turn.

ROW 6: Ch 8. 1 sc in next dc, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next dc. Ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3 , 3dc) in next ch 3-sp. *Ch 5, 1 sc in next dc, (2 sc, ch 1 , 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next dc. Ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 5, 1 sc in next dc, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3 from Row 5. Turn.

ROW 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc. Ch 7, ( 1 sc, picot, 1 sc) in next ch 1 sp. Ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp. Ch 4, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 4, 1 sc in next ch 5-sp, ch 4, (1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, (1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch-8 sp from Row 6. Turn.

ROW 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc. 3 dc in next ch 4 sp. *Ch 3, sk next picot, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp. 1 sc in next sc, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd of the 5 dc from Row 7, picot, 1 sc in same st. Ch 3, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp, 1 sc in next sc, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp.* Repeat from * to * twice. Ch 3, sk next picot, 4 sc in next ch-4 sp, 1sc in top of ch 3 from Row 7. Turn.

ROW 9: Ch 4, 1 sc in 3rd sc from hook. *Ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. Ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next picot, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc) 3 times.* Repeat from * to * twice. Ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc. Ch 3, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.

ROW 10: Ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 4, 1 sc in next ch- 3 sp.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch 1, 1 dc in last ch 3 sp. Turn.

ROW 11: Ch 6, 1 dc in next ch-4 sp. *Ch 3, 1 dc in next ch-4 sp.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Turn.

ROW 12: Ch 3, 4 dc in same sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *5 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. 5 dc in last ch-3 sp. Turn.

ROW 13: Ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd dc from hook. *Ch 5, skip next (2 dc, sc, 2 dc), 1 dc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch 2, 1 dc in top of ch 3 from Row 12. Turn.

ROW 14: Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. *Sc in next sc, 7 dc in next ch-5 sp.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Sc in next sc. 4 dc in next ch-5 sp. Turn.

ROW 15: Ch 3. *Sk 1 dc, BEGIN 2-dc-tog, sk next (2 dc, 1 sc, 2 dc), FINISH 2-dc-tog. Ch 5.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. BEGIN 2-dc-tog, sk next (2 dc, 1 sc, 2 dc), FINISH 2-dc-tog. Ch 2, 1 dc in top fo ch 3 from Row 14. Turn.

At this point you may notice the edges of the piece to curl inward a bit. This is completely normal and you should not worry that you made a mistake.

ROW 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. Make (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-5 sp to end of row. 3 dc in last ch-3 sp. Turn.

ROW 17: Ch 4, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc. *Make (1 dc, 3 sc, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Sk 3 dc, make 1 dc in next dc, Ch 1, 1 dc in top of ch 3. Turn. ROW 18: Ch 6, 1 popcorn st in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 3, sk (1 dc, 1 sc), make 1 sc in next sc. Ch 3, sk (1 sc, 1 dc), 1 popcorn st in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch 3, 1 dc in last ch-4 sp. Do not turn.

You have completed the main body. Now we are going to crochet the straps. The last step will be the V-stitch edging. The piece may be curling in a lot at the edges. Again, this is normal and should not concern you. When the edging is finished the piece will straighten out more.

STRAP ONE
ROW 1: Turn your work. Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in top of next popcorn, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Turn.

ROWS 2-4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across. Turn.

ROW 5: Ch 3, 2-dc-tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc. Turn.

ROW 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across. Turn.

ROW 7: Ch 3, 2-dc-tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. Turn.

ROWS 8-12: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across. Turn.

ROW 9: Ch 3, 2-dc-tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in next st. Turn.

ROWS 10-21: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across. Turn.

Finish off and weave in ends.

STRAP TWO
Attach yarn on other side of main body at the beginning of Row 18. Repeat pattern for STRAP ONE.

EDGING
Attach yarn in second ch-3 sp of Row 18 (there should be 2 dc in this sp from the strap). Sl st around post of last dc from Row one of the Strap. Make 1 dc in this same sp.

ROW 1: Make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-3 sp to end of row. 2 dc in last ch-3 sp. Sl st around post of last dc from Row One of the other strap. Turn.

ROW 2: Ch 3. Sl st around post of last dc of ROW 2 from the Strap. Make 1 dc in the next dc. Make 2 dc in the next st. Make (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp to end of row. Sk 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in last dc. Sl st around post of last dc from ROW 2 from the Strap. Turn.

ROW 3: Ch 3, sl st around post of last dc from Row 3 of the Strap. Make 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. Make 2 dc in the next dc. Make (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp to end of row. Sk 2 dc. Make 2 dc in the next dc, make 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. Sl st around post of last dc from Row 3 of the Strap. Turn.

ROW 4: Ch 3, sl st around post of last dc from Row 4 of the Strap. Make 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, make 2 dc in the next dc. Make (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in each ch--3 sp to end of row. Sk 3 dc, Make 2 dc in the next dc, make 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc. Sl st around post of the last dc from Row 4 of the Strap.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Draw up a loop - insert your hook into the specified st, YO, pull the yarn through the st.

Fsc - "Foundation single crochet" - ch 2, insert hook in second ch from hook, *YO, pull yarn through st. YO, pull yarn through first loop on hook. YO, pull yarn through both loops on hook.* Insert hook into the base of the st you just made and repeat from * to *.

V-stitch - (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into indicated st.

BEGIN 2-dc-tog - YO, draw up a loop, YO pull yarn through first two loops on hook. You should now have 2 loops on you hook.

FINISH 2-dc-tog - YO, draw up a loop in specified st, YO pull through the first two loops on hook. You should now have 3 loops on your hook. YO, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

Popcorn st - Make 5 dc into specified st or sp. Pull on the loop on your hook to make it larger. Remove your hook from the loop. Insert you hook into the first of the five dc you made. Then insert your hook into the active loop that you dropped. Pull the loop through the first dc you made.

2-dc-tog over next 2 dc - YO, insert hook into first dc, and then insert it into the second dc (you may have to bring you hook around to the front to insert it into the second dc). Draw up a loop through BOTH STITCHES. YO, pull yarn through first two loops on hook. YO, pull yarn through last two loops on hook.

I do not have my patterns tested by other crocheters before I publish them. Feel free to contact me with any and all pattern-support questions at the following email: art@muttikam.com.

   

 

 
 

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